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Old 12-12-2011, 05:41 AM   #1
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Hi all, I'm new from Richardson, TX, Dallas County. I have a "new" 1985 Chevy Jubilee 24' motorhome. I plan to use it to escape Texas summer in Colorado. I am looking for a car to tow with it. Am considering a 1989 Jeep Wrangler. It is a good one recently rebuilt bumper to bumper but I am not sure that my RV can tow the weight of it. My engine is a 350 and the Jeep is approx 3000 lbs. Does anyone have any info on this??? Thanks!
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Old 12-12-2011, 05:57 AM   #2
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Hello and Welcome to IRV2. If you post your question on the towing and tow vehicles section you will get more help. Not too many hang out in this section. I can't help you but I am sure someone will be able to. Good luck and Happy travels.
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This is the correct forum for this question. Towing and Tow Vehicles is for Trailer Towing; this one is for towing cars behind a motorhome

You need to learn the tow rating or GCWR rating for your motorhome and that may be hard to find for a 1984 vintage rig. Generally I would expect it to be 3000 or 3500 lbs, and I'm a bit surprised that an 89 Wrangler might exceed that. By BIL has one with a V8 engine and many off-road mods and it's still under 3000.

Can you find a tow rating, perhaps on the hitch receiver? Or is there a GVWR and GCWR sticker somewhere?
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Opps, Sorry got my tows mixed up
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Can't help with your questions, but welcome to IRV2! Glad you joined us! Good luck & God bless!
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Your actual tow rating is the GCWR minus the weight of the tow vehicle when ready to tow...or the capacty of the hitch, which ever is lower.
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Look on the driver door, glove box or a sticker that indicates the Gross Combined Weight Rating (GCWR)..

Then get the RV (with everything in it, full with water, propane, gas, food, clothes, people) weighed. Truck stops or grain mills have scales.

Then do the math. The GCWR minus the weight at the scale. This will give you the amount of weight that you can tow.

Remember that if you put anything else in the RV this will decrease the amount you can tow.

Also check the hitch to make sure the weight rating is sufficient for the Jeep.

Let us know if you have any more questions..
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Towing Jeep

Thanks to all who responded to my question regarding towing a jeep. When I went to test drive it a bigger problem was getting in and out of it. I would need a ladder. I ended up buying a Smart Car so I know towing will be no problem.
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