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Old 06-03-2007, 10:20 AM   #1
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I am currently looking at purchasing a used '01 wrangler to tow behind my '04 Winnebago Brave. It has an automatic transmission and relatively low miles. Any thing I should look out for? Also, what would be involved in making this vehicle towing ready? Want to look at all costs before making the decision. Any help is appreciated. Thanks!
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I am currently looking at purchasing a used '01 wrangler to tow behind my '04 Winnebago Brave. It has an automatic transmission and relatively low miles. Any thing I should look out for? Also, what would be involved in making this vehicle towing ready? Want to look at all costs before making the decision. Any help is appreciated. Thanks!
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I have been towing my 2001 automatic transmission Jeep Wrangler since, ...well, since 2001. No problems.

To make it ready for towing, you will need to have it wired so that the Jeep's brake, turn, running lights come on with your motor home's lights (or you can add a set of supplemental lights that can be attached to the Jeep). This will also include an electrical connector mounted at the front of the Jeep, and an electrical connection cord that attaches to the towing connector on the back of your motor home.

You will also need to add mechanical attachment points to the front of the Jeep and get a tow bar that fits into the receiver on the back of your motor home, or, you can do what I did and get a tow bar that mounts to the front of the Jeep and use a ball mount on your motor home. Good luck.
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Old 06-04-2007, 06:37 AM   #4
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We pulled a 2000 Grand Vitra for many miles with no problem. We upgraded to a 06 Wrangler Rubicon. Notice the different in pulling I believe because of bigger tires. This one pulls a little heavier but certainly no problem. I think you will be quite pleased.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by goldcountryca:
I am currently looking at purchasing a used '01 wrangler to tow behind my '04 Winnebago Brave. It has an automatic transmission and relatively low miles. Any thing I should look out for? Also, what would be involved in making this vehicle towing ready? Want to look at all costs before making the decision. Any help is appreciated. Thanks! </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Just search this forum section for "Wrangler" using Find function. Bill Arf has a lot of good info posted, as do others. The Wrangler is VERY Popular. Good Luck! (I think there is a thread just 6 or 7 down from here right now, but re: 2007)
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The Wrangler is one of the easiest to tow 4 down. Any with a transfer case (almost all) can be towed, automatic or stick. The difference is that the automatic is put in Park, the stick is put in gear (4th is fine).

The Wranglers sit a little higher than most cars so rocks and stuff are less of a problem. It is also easy to add extra bulbs to the rear light assemblies for the tow light setup.

The biggest challenge for Wrangler ownership is whether the DW likes to drive or ride in it.
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