Go Back   iRV2 Forums > MOTORHOME FORUMS > Toads and Motorhome Related Towing
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 06-02-2013, 07:24 AM   #15
Senior Member
vsheetz's Avatar

Fleetwood Owners Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: SoCal
Posts: 8,351
A good group with organized 4 wheeling trips..
FMCA 4 Wheelers.

Vince and Susan
2011 Tiffin Phaeton 40QTH (Cummins ISC/Freightliner)
Flat towing a modified 2005 Jeep (Rubicon Wrangler)
Previously a 2002 Fleetwood Pace Arrow 37A and a 1995 Safari Trek 2830.
vsheetz is online now   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 06-02-2013, 07:36 AM   #16
CampDaven's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Fulltime, USA
Posts: 12,682
Blog Entries: 1
Originally Posted by Falcon190 View Post

You guys and your adventures are giving me major spring fever (it's still overcast and rainy in the northwest)! Time for me to get that Jeep out and check off my bucket list, too. My list includes the ghost towns of Idaho, Montana and Nevada. But I've not explored Colorado or Utah - yet! My Jeep is way too clean! Did you notice the rack on the hood? Only three jeeps have that. I bought it from the man that designed them. And the roof rack becomes a tent frame. So, if you have a bucket list, where do you want to go wheeling?
My off-road list includes everything I can find on the internet for anywhere in the SW where there is rock and sand, but no mud.

This coming winter: Broken Arrow (Sedona) and Moab just for starters.

So many trails, so little time!
The Journey is Our Destination

Dave and Nola, RVM1
The Journey is Our Destination!

CampDaven is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2013, 07:41 AM   #17
Senior Member
daveshan's Avatar

Alpine Owners Club
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Durango CO
Posts: 580
Congratulations on your new Wrangler. While I can't tow my '01 without dropping the driveshafts due to the aftermarket transfer case I do flat tow both of our Cherokees, the TJ/XJ series are great toads.

As to your clunk, due to the abuse mine sees I've found a multitude of places that develop acceleration/deceleration clunks. If the sound is from the front first bet is the knuckle U-joints, take a pry bar/screwdrive and lever the inner shaft to check for play. Bad driveshaft U-joints will usually have a vibration associated with them, grabbing each end and giving them a good tug will check for excess play.

Another clunk generator is the control arms, put a wrench on the bolt on both ends of all 8 and check the rubber bushings. If bad, they will clunk as the axle tries to rotate under acceleration and deceleration.

Have fun and enjoy the trails. And remember to check with the local Forest Service/BLM to find trails that are legal. People going where they shouldn't is the major cause of closed roads/trails.

Webmaster/Land Use Officer, Creeper Jeepers Gang, Durango CO
The above post is just my experience/opinion which is worth exactly what you paid for it.

'05 Lance 845/'06 F-250 or '99 Alpine 36SDS Usually towing an '01 Wrangler locked on 35"s or moderate '98 Cherokee on 33"s (rear locker only)
daveshan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2013, 07:13 AM   #18
Senior Member
Falcon190's Avatar
Winnebago Owners Club
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Camas, WA
Posts: 814
Thanks to all for your information, encouragement, and advice. And vsheetz, good call: It was lifted two inches! One last question (that I never got answered on another thread). Does mileage accumulate on the odometer even when towing properly?

Falcon190 is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:49 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.