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Old 06-07-2012, 02:28 PM   #15
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Old 06-07-2012, 03:00 PM   #16
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Hi, Well I might as well throw my 2 cents worth in. I would not beef up the suspension or frame on the motorhome or even change the hitch.
THe only way would be to haul that Jeep on a separete trailer pulled by a rental truck or purchased truck.
As for towing on a tow dolly you will not be able to because of 4 wheel drive.
Another option would be to get a bigger motorhome that can tow 10K or at least the weight of the jeep and the open trailer combined.
Lastly I wouldn't worry about the jeep getting trashed as rvers are the greatest in the world and wouldn't bother it other than look at it and ask a bunch of questions.
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Old 06-07-2012, 05:35 PM   #17
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Thanks again for everyone's help.

I'm going to start a new topic on how to configure this jeep to work as a 4 down setup.

I pulled out my stock tires, if I put those on, it will lower my jeep by 13". Then I just have to find or build something that will attach to my front bumper in the recovery/shackle locations.
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Thanks again for everyone's help.

I'm going to start a new topic on how to configure this jeep to work as a 4 down setup.

I pulled out my stock tires, if I put those on, it will lower my jeep by 13". Then I just have to find or build something that will attach to my front bumper in the recovery/shackle locations.

There was a thread on this forum recently where someone with an aftermarket front bumper on his Jeep got attachment points directly from Blue Ox (I think) to weld on. Looked great. You couldn't tell it wasn't part of the original bumper.
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I found the part needed, its called a D-Ring Adapter, allows you to attach a tow bar directly to your D-Rings. All the ones made by the tow bar manufactures, the bolt is too small where it attaches to the bumper. My D-Rings for example are 1", so putting one of those small Blue Ox or Demco brackets with the 3/8" bolt would just wallow around and shear off in the hole.
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Howdy,

Degored check your private messages on here as I sent you a private message please check it out

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Here is how I set up our 2011 JKU Rubicon for flat-towing. It has 35" tires and tows great. I didn't want to use the "D" ring adapters from Warrior Products because my bumper was too high off of the ground and I didn't want to build any higher of a riser coming off of the coach than I already have.

I also used the towbar crossmember to aid in protecting the sway bar disconnect actuator as I feel it is a little unprotected from the factory.

All in all it tows great, we have towed it about 3k miles so far this summer. If we are going for extended stays we haul it in our 26' Haulmark Edge race trailer so we can take the Harley as well.

I understand your concern about flat-towing as I have a few rock chips on the front from when we went to West Yellowstone two weeks ago. It was fine until we hit a 5-mile section of Hwy20 in Idaho that they were in the middle of graveling and tarring. I was not a happy camper but at that point there was not much we could have done. At that point I was wishing we would have hauled the Jeep in the trailer.


Here is a link to another RV forum that shows the construction of my towbar bracket/crossmber.

RV.Net Open Roads Forum: Dinghy Towing: My Towbar/Protection Bracket


Let me know if you think that will work and if I can be of any assistance.

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Thanks again for everyone's help.

I'm going to start a new topic on how to configure this jeep to work as a 4 down setup.

I pulled out my stock tires, if I put those on, it will lower my jeep by 13". Then I just have to find or build something that will attach to my front bumper in the recovery/shackle locations.
Are you sure about that? Shouldn't it be 13" / 2?
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