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Old 08-05-2015, 07:36 PM   #1
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Does anyone tow a Jeep Renegade, Does it have a Automatic.
I read in the FMCA Tow Guide that they are not 4 down towable unless they have a stick. I thought it was towable 4 down with an Automatic. The dealer said it was.
The dealers have given so much Bovine Excrement
I don't trust them. I might end up getting a Jeep Wrangler to tow behind my Class-C Jamboree 26Q.

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From what I've read you have too look in the Owners Manual. If it says NO there, then you are screwed. Maybe others have better info... Good luck


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From what I've read you have too look in the Owners Manual. If it says NO there, then you are screwed. Maybe others have better info... Good luck


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I went to the Jeep website. It basically says not allowed unless it's on a trailer, Oh Well. I guess the Jeep Wrangler is the way to go,
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The Renegade would make a great little Toad, unfortunately, they are far more FIAT than Jeep and the transfer case has NO neutral position which is what is needed for carefree 4 down towing.
Wrangler is a good choice. The Cherokee is good too as long as it has the ActiveDrive II system.
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The Renegade would make a great little Toad, unfortunately, they are far more FIAT than Jeep and the transfer case has NO neutral position which is what is needed for carefree 4 down towing.
Wrangler is a good choice. The Cherokee is good too as long as it has the ActiveDrive II system.


The only good one is the Wrangler. That's what we are going to get.
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The Renegade would make a great little Toad, unfortunately, they are far more FIAT than Jeep and the transfer case has NO neutral position which is what is needed for carefree 4 down towing.
Wrangler is a good choice. The Cherokee is good too as long as it has the ActiveDrive II system.

Thanks for that little bit of info Nick. I will have too see which years and models had ActiveDrive II. I'm shocked Cherokee models are about 1/2 the cost of a Wrangler. Kinda nuts! 😜


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We've been looking at both the Wranglers and the Cherokees. Our dealer told us straight up that the Renegade is not towable 4 down. If you buy the Cherokee it has to have the Active drive II 4WD, which I think you will find are much closer to the price of the Wranglers, but are nicer interiors and seem to give you more for the money. We are probably going with the Wrangler as the Cherokee's have had some transmission issues.
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We've been looking at both the Wranglers and the Cherokees. Our dealer told us straight up that the Renegade is not towable 4 down. If you buy the Cherokee it has to have the Active drive II 4WD, which I think you will find are much closer to the price of the Wranglers, but are nicer interiors and seem to give you more for the money. We are probably going with the Wrangler as the Cherokee's have had some transmission issues.
Tranny issues are a non issue for the vast majority of us
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I don't have a Class-A Motor Home, we have a Class-C Jamboree, I found this at Ford Motor Co. Website

CLASS C MOTORHOME CHASSIS
11
SERVICE & SUPPORT
Class A & C Motorhome Customer Assistance Center
This 24-hour, seven-days-a-week hotline was designed to
serve both motorhome owners and RV dealers. Simply
by calling
1-800-444-3311
, the caller has access to:

The nearest appropriate service location.

Assistance in scheduling a service appointment.

Service assistance for motorhome customers and
RV dealers in resolving Ford chassis-related concerns.
In-Dealership Service Support

Over 500 Ford dealerships in the U.S. and Canada.

Certified service technicians backed by computerized
diagnostics and national technical hotline support.

Verification of available owner satisfaction and recall
information affecting motorhomes.
a
/
Based on Class C calendar year registrations (through April 2003).
b
/
Under normal driving conditions with routine fluid/filter changes.
c
/
Always wear your safety belt and secure children in rear seat.
#1 Selling
CLASS C
Motorhome
Chassis in the
RV Industry
a
/
The E-350 and E-450 Super Duty
Cutaway Chassis continue to be the
overwhelming sales leaders for Class
C motorhomes.

Three wheelbase choices:
138, 158 and 176 inches

Up to 14,050-lb. GVWR and
20,000-lb. GCWR

Powerful 5.4L Triton

V8
(including Natural Gas version),
6.8L Triton

V10 and (late
availability) 6.0L Power Stroke

DI
Turbo Diesel V8 engines

100,000-mile scheduled tune-up
interval on gasoline engines
b
/

Electronically controlled 4-speed
automatic overdrive transmission
(gas engines)

TorqShift
TM
5-speed automatic
transmission (diesel only

late
availability)



gallon fuel tank (E-450; optional on
E-350 with 158-inch wheelbase
DRW)

Van-like driver position with
ergonomic instrument panel and
controls

Up to 10,000 lbs. maximum trailer
weight
21
Maximum Loaded
Trailer Weight (Lbs.)
Axle
GCWR
Engine Ratio (Lbs.) Wagon Van
3.8L SPI SEFI V6
3.56 7,000 2,000 2,000
FREESTAR
Maximum Loaded Trailer Weight (Lbs.)

Automatic Transmission
VAN WAGON
E-350 E-350 E-350 E-350
Axle
GCWR E-250 Super Super Duty Super Super Duty
Engine Ratio (Lbs.) E-150 E-250 Extended Duty Extended E-150 Duty
VAN WAGON
E-350 E-350 E-350 E-350
Axle
GCWR E-250 Super Super Duty Super Super Duty
Engine Ratio (Lbs.) E-150 E-250 Extended Duty Extended E-150 Duty Extended
4.6L SEFI V8
3.55 11,500 6,500
–– – –
6,100
––
3.73 10,500

5,100 5,000
–––––
4.10 11,000

5,600 5,400
–––––
5.4L SEFI V8
3.55 12,000 6,900
––
6,300 6,200 6,500

5,700
3.73 13,000

7,500 7,300
–––
6,900 6,700
4.10 13,000
–––
7,300 7,200

6,900 6,700
6.8L SEFI V10
3.73 15,000
–––
9,200 9,000

8,800 8,400
4.10 18,500
–––
10,000 10,000

10,000 10,000
6.0L V8 DI
3.55 16,000
–––
9,700 9,500

9,300 9,000
Turbo Diesel*
4.10 20,000

For Maximum Trailer Weights with Crew Van, deduct 200 lbs. from weights in chart (except with 18,500 lbs. and 20,000 lbs. GCWR)
.
*Late availability.
E-SERIES VAN/WAGON
CAR LINE FOCUS TAURUS CROWN VICTORIA
Towing Class Light-Duty I (1) Light-Duty I Light-Duty I
Max. Gross Trailer Wt. (Lbs.) 1,000 1,100(Wagon)/ 1,500(3)
1,250 (Sedan)(2)
Max. Tongue Load (Lbs.) 100 110/125(2) 150
Minimum Engine 2.0L 4-Cyl.* 3.0L V6* 4.6L V8
(1) Frontal area under 20 square feet. (2) 1,600 (Wagon)/1,750 (Sedan) Max. Gross Trailer Weight and 160/175 Max.
Tongue Load with optional Duratec engine and only driver and one passenger with no cargo. When towing on roads with
steep grades or moderate but long sustained grades (5 miles or more), or when ambient temperatures exceed 100
degrees F., vehicle speed should not exceed 45 MPH in both cases. (3) Do not exceed 6,600 pounds GCWR.
* Auxiliary transmission oil cooler recommended for automatic transmission during long-distance hauling (greater than
50 miles); see vehicle's Owner Guide for complete towing requirements.
FORD CARS
Metric Conversion

To obtain information in kilograms, multiply pounds by .45; to obtain information in
square meters, multiply square feet by .09; to obtain information in centimeters, multiply inches by 2.54;
to obtain information in kilometers, multiply miles by 1.6.
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To determine Maximum Trailer Weight, subtract your
vehicle

s GVWR from the following GCWRs:

E-350/450 Super Duty Cutaway/Chassis Cab GCWRs:
- 5.4L V8 = 13,000 lbs.
- 6.8L V10 = 18,500 lbs. (4.10 and E-350 4.56 axle)
20,000 lbs. (E-450 4.56 axle)
- 6.0L Turbo Diesel V8* = 20,000 lbs.

E-350/450 Super Duty Stripped Chassis GCWRs:
- 5.4L V8 = 13,000 lbs.
- 6.8L V10 = 18,500 lbs.
Note:
6.0L Diesel applications that exceed 10,000 lbs. Maximum
Trailer Weight require a fifth-wheel hitch.
*Late availability

I figure that I can tow a Jeep Wrangler. The Trailer Hitch receivers has that it will and is safe to two 5,000 pounds with it. So I guess it will tow a Basic bare bones wrangler rubicon.

http://www.fleet.ford.com/resources/...s/2004_All.pdf
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The Trailhawk model of the Jeep Renegade is towable. It's four wheel drive system is different than the other Renegades. I understand it is quite capable on the trail and has a smooth ride.
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Have had 6 or 7 jeeps and whomever is doing their sheet metal design has lost it IMHO

the wrangler is the best, most capable one of the bunch, some of the other designs are just horrible looking !
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The Renegade would make a great little Toad, unfortunately, they are far more FIAT than Jeep and the transfer case has NO neutral position which is what is needed for carefree 4 down towing.
Wrangler is a good choice. The Cherokee is good too as long as it has the ActiveDrive II system.
The renegade looks like an embarrassment for Jeep, only seen a few reviews but it looks like a joke for off road, at least compared to past renegades.
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i have had several wranglers,,,they just cant be beat for towing or offroad adventures and since your looking at the rubicon im sure you plan on some offroad quality time...


the only down side i ever saw with a wrangler was mpg,s...
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i have had several wranglers,,,they just cant be beat for towing or offroad adventures and since your looking at the rubicon im sure you plan on some offroad quality time...


the only down side i ever saw with a wrangler was mpg,s...
The mileage can not be any worse than my 5500 ft. to the gallon 6.8L Triton V-10 in my RV.
Maybe I should just set my RV up as my toad and tow it with 3500 HD Ram Laramie
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