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Old 08-12-2012, 09:01 AM   #15
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Uhhhhhhh............ Jeep.
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Old 08-12-2012, 09:28 AM   #16
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The Jeep Wrangler does have some capacity issues, we keep the backseat out of ours to solve the problem.
The 2012 motor is much peppier and better on fuel then previous years.
A stock Wrangler will go just about anywhere you want to go and the top down feature is great.
I don't even know it is back there, keep the camera on it to make sure.
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Old 08-12-2012, 10:18 AM   #17
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The Jeep Wrangler does have some capacity issues, we keep the backseat out of ours to solve the problem.
The 2012 motor is much peppier and better on fuel then previous years.
A stock Wrangler will go just about anywhere you want to go and the top down feature is great.
I don't even know it is back there, keep the camera on it to make sure.
I agree we pull a Jeep YJ pulled the back seat out for carrying and more storage space.
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Old 08-12-2012, 10:50 AM   #18
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Short Answer Jeep. Looked at your profile, as you have an American Eagle, I will assume that it has at least 300 HP. The 4 x 4 F150 will ourweigh the Jeep Wrangler 2 door model by quite a bit, I would presume. As some have said, make sure the F-150 is capable of being towed 4 down.

The jeep should be easier to adapt the equipment to make it towable, vice the F-150. Additionally, with a small trailer, the jeep can carry/tow about what the truck can.

As you can see from my signature, I pull a Dodge Ram 1500 Crew Cab 4 X 4 and it is HEAVY, I will be looking for a lighter vehicle in the near future like a Wrangler, or even
a Chevy Tracker.

My Dodge Ram doesn't require any fuses to be pulled or any other nonsense, just turn the key on, don't start, put the trans in netural, push the button on the dash and watch the blinking light, when it turns solid, the transfer case is in netural, put the trans in park, turn the key off, and you are ready to tow.

Anyhoo, again my vote is the Wrangler, 2 door model, you'll love it.

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I'm in somewhat the same quandry as the OP, but my side of the Ford options are 2 Door Explorer Sports (lightest weight wise), Rangers Super Cabs, and the Sport Trac all 4x4 and Ford Neutral Tow Kit enabled. Especially the Sport Trac's with V8's. You get the benefit of a crew cab configuration (Dawg's owned the backseat) and I can tow my 20 foot boat and haul (limited sized) stuff in the pickup bed. The three Fords are generally in the same weight bracket as the V8 powered Jeeps as boat tow'ers. And since the NTK's are available again from Ford, or an older Explorer they can be made up from parts at Radio Shack.
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Old 08-13-2012, 01:49 PM   #20
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I agree we pull a Jeep YJ pulled the back seat out for carrying and more storage space.
We have a 2002 Jeep Wrangler Sahara we use as our tow vehicle. It's big enough and tows very well. As others have stated, "don't even know it's back there". We also have taken out the back seat. It serves our purposes very well.
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Old 08-13-2012, 03:29 PM   #21
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If not having a bed isn't an issue....Wrangler all the way. Good fuel mileage (with the new pentastar), tons of power, and actually not a bad ride at all. New jeeps are as smooth as an F150.


No clue how this is even a question ppl as though....Jeeps are pretty much awesomeness on 4 wheels. Everything else is just not the same. Cruising to the beach or down town in an F150 on a sunny day is not something many people daydream about lol
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It took a while, but finally made my new toad purchase yesterday - a 2013 Toyota FJ Cruiser 4 x 4 equipped with their convenience and off-road packages. Chose the FJ, even though it will be more difficult to set-up for towing, as it has such a comfortable and quiet ride. (It will also be my daily driver) Know it does not have matching Jeep capability yet believe it will meet our "easy trail touring" needs. Thank you all again for your time and vehicle experiences! Jeff...
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Old 11-01-2012, 10:27 AM   #23
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It took a while, but finally made my new toad purchase yesterday - a 2013 Toyota FJ Cruiser 4 x 4 equipped with their convenience and off-road packages. Chose the FJ, even though it will be more difficult to set-up for towing, as it has such a comfortable and quiet ride. (It will also be my daily driver) Know it does not have matching Jeep capability yet believe it will meet our "easy trail touring" needs. Thank you all again for your time and vehicle experiences! Jeff...
when we bought the JK in 2007 we also looked at the FJ from Toyota. At that time Toyota did not recommend towing one. they even made mention of it in the manual. Things may of changed but I'd be wary of warranty issues down the road if they don't bless towing it.
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Old 11-02-2012, 12:05 PM   #24
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Not to beat a dead horse:
I found this in a friends FJ owners manual.

"Your vehicle is not designed to be
dinghy towed (with four wheels on the
ground) behind a motorhome."
NOTICE
Do not tow your vehicle with four
wheels on the ground. This may
cause serious damage to your vehicle.
Your vehicle is designed primarily as a
passenger−and−load−carrying vehicle. Towing
a trailer will have an adverse effect on
handling, performance, braking, durability
and driving economy (fuel consumption,
etc.). Your safety and satisfaction depend
on the proper use of correct equipment
and cautious driving habits. For your safety
and the safety of others, you must not
overload your vehicle or trailer. Ask your
local Toyota dealer for further details before
towing.
WEIGHT LIMITS
Before towing, make sure the total trailer
weight, gross combination weight,
gross vehicle weight, gross axle weight
and trailer tongue load are all within
the limits.
The total trailer weight and tongue load
can be measured with platform scales
found at a highway weighing station, building
supply company, trucking company,
junk yard, etc.
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We just traded our 04 Wrangler for a 2013 Rubicon. The new ones ride and perform so much better. Amazing.
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Old 11-03-2012, 07:33 AM   #26
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I have 08 wrangler , 08 Z71, 2010 f150 4x4 I tow the wrangler 90% and the Z 10% and never the f150. But! if i could only have one to tow and use every day it would be the Jeep hands down , my wife and i love the jeep .
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Probably too late to make a difference, but I vote for the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, why?

We owned the 2009 model and towed it across the country to Florida in 09-10, and never a problem did we have. This is with a Blue Ox Base plate and Towbar, an even brake system and I did the install and wiring. It was great and even after we were hit (see alpine forum "car lost tire") and it went up on two wheels, and we recovered, it never gave us a minute’s problem.

Jeep has made significant improvements on the wrangler and the quality of the vehicles has gone way up, so I traded it in and got a 2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, which I am setting up to tow next week behind our "hopefully repaired MH" later this month. So based on our putting over 20K miles towing one, it's great, simple to hookup, and setup for towing. You can PM me for more information. I suspect it will take me a day to install the new base plate, and wire up the new one to tow behind the MH.
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2012 F150 4X4 is flat towable. I am switching from a 2008 Ford Hybrid Escape to a F150 very soon.
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