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Old 12-25-2012, 07:41 PM   #15
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They don't that I know of.
I have, on occasion, rented tow bars from U-Haul so I know they do.

Actually, should only take a couple of hours to install a base plate and your local hitch supplier will have them in stock more than likely.. If you have experience make it 1/2 hour.
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Old 12-25-2012, 10:27 PM   #16
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With all the electronics on vehicles today I don't know if you could disconnect the drive shaft and tow on a dolly with out any problems. If its a newer Jeep there is break lock traction control, and role over avoidance that work off the breaks that monitors individual tire speed. With 2 tires down and 2 tires turning I don't know what that might do to these systems.
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Old 12-25-2012, 10:38 PM   #17
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With all the electronics on vehicles today I don't know if you could disconnect the drive shaft and tow on a dolly with out any problems. If its a newer Jeep there is break lock traction control, and role over avoidance that work off the breaks that monitors individual tire speed. With 2 tires down and 2 tires turning I don't know what that might do to these systems.
Disconneting the drive shaft is not going to effect the electronics one bit.
Because the ignition doesn't have to be on.
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Old 12-25-2012, 11:03 PM   #18
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It's an automatic. It's just wrong to put an auto in a jeep but its more common than the manual now days. Trip is in jeopardy as it stands now. We are in the middle of these thunderstorms so I haven't loaded anything, the weather man is telling me to expect 25 mph constant wind tomorrow with gust up to 60. Not fun in a rolling billboard. And to add insult to injury, DW thinks she has a kidney stone!
I hope your DW is better. We live in So Arizona and we know about the Wind. We were going through Texas in June and had bad side and head wind and almost blown off the Road had to stop in Amarillo for the night. We tow a Saturn Vue all wheels down. Be safe if you go anyway.
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I have a 2012 Wrangler with auto trans. It is love!

4-down, xfer in N, trans in P, roll. East-peasy.

Have no idea why anyone would wanna go thru unhook/rehook of drive shaft.
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Old 12-26-2012, 08:18 AM   #20
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Hmmm! Doesn't U-Haul rent tow bars to pull a car behind their vans? Hmmm!
Back when cars had real bumpers, yes. I'm guessing those haven't been available for at least a couple decades though now.
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Congrats on the NICE present !!!

Yessir, gave away one of those chain on bumper pulls - used to hook it onto the front of my 85 cj-5 that had a channel front bumper and worked fine !

Would probably get arrested now for using it though

And I too liked autos in jeeps for 4 wheelin a LONG time ago.... better control IMHO...

just easier to ease the throttle to climb those big rocks and not have to worry about heel and toe AND clutch at the same time - but to each his own..
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Hmmm! Doesn't U-Haul rent tow bars to pull a car behind their vans? Hmmm!
I did the same a long time ago, but with plastic bumpers now a days I do believe they have stop providing those.. too many liabilities.
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would you not be able to put the back wheels on the dolly with the tranny in park in 2 wheel drve and the seat belt throught the steering wheel?
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Congrats on the NICE present !!!

Yessir, gave away one of those chain on bumper pulls - used to hook it onto the front of my 85 cj-5 that had a channel front bumper and worked fine !

Would probably get arrested now for using it though

And I too liked autos in jeeps for 4 wheelin a LONG time ago.... better control IMHO...

just easier to ease the throttle to climb those big rocks and not have to worry about heel and toe AND clutch at the same time - but to each his own..


And the Hill Holder feature is awesome!
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Ya'll do this to me every time. A simple search may reveal some results looked for.

U-Haul: Moving supplies: Tow bars

Tips for Renting a Tow Bar | eHow.com

Tow Bar - Adjustable Tow Bar w/ 5000 Lb. Capacity

$50 Tow Bar (If anyone needs one) - JeepForum.com

Those are only "some" of the hits.

Question is, do you want to spend some extra money on a tow bar that is a "ball hitch," or wait and get the "receiver hitch?"

Question is, do you want to play with the new tow on this trip? Renting a car, even a jeep, could be another option if money is no object.

Question is, do you want some "quiet time," driving? Let DW drive the Jeep as you suggested. (Don't let her read this part.)
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Wane, unfortunately the OP just said "Wrangler" which covers from '87-'13 so we have no idea what bumper he's dealing with. Those tow bars you linked are good solutions to towing wither a YJ ('87-95) or TJ ('97-'06) however the JK bumper is not suitable for mounting that type.


OP, what year did you get?
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Question is, do you want some "quiet time," driving? Let DW drive the Jeep as you suggested. (Don't let her read this part.)[/QUOTE]

Love this advice
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Actually, if you really want to take the trip (and your wife is able) I would remove the front driveshaft and just drive the Jeep in two wheel drive for this trip. That way you don't have to mess with connecting and removing the rear one as suggested in an earlier post.
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