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Old 06-02-2013, 07:24 AM   #15
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A good group with organized 4 wheeling trips..
FMCA 4 Wheelers.

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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.
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Old 06-02-2013, 07:36 AM   #16
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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!
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Old 06-02-2013, 07:41 AM   #17
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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.

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Old 06-04-2013, 07:13 AM   #18
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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?

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