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Old 02-10-2011, 06:29 PM   #1
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which is the easiest way to tow ? Dolly , tow-bar , trailer . I have a 2000 safari with a 330 cat . I would be pulling a jeep . Not on a full time basis but once or twice a year .
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Old 02-10-2011, 06:34 PM   #2
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I think you'll find most will recomend 4 down towing (tow bar), no dollies or trailers to deal with when park, once set up pretty easy to hook and unhook. I believe (check to be sure) your jeep can towed without any of the extras some vehicles require so four down would be the way to go.
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Old 02-10-2011, 06:40 PM   #3
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Agree. Four-down is the most hassle-free way to tow. Just have to make sure your toad is rated for 4-down towing.
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I towed with a dolly for 10 years. Now I learned and have a Jeep that I tow 4 down with NO hassles.
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Old 02-10-2011, 06:47 PM   #5
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there is no answer ...

There is no single answer to your question because all three are viable methods of towing your jeep ...

Your 330 CAT is powerful enough to tow your Jeep by all three methods ...

Moreover, "easiest" has several different facets ... eastiest
  • to hook up and unhook on each trip
  • to store when you arrive at your destination
  • initial setup
So it comes down to "whatever floats your boat"

I use a towbar to tow my toad
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Agree with the first 3 posters. Towing 4-down with a tow bar is by far the easiest method, in my opinion. No extra equipment to deal with (other than the tow bar which folds nicely and neatly into the MH) and super-easy setup and take down.
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Old 02-10-2011, 08:21 PM   #7
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A Jeep is best used with a tow bar towed 4 down. The other option would be a trailer but that is a poor option as the Jeep is easiest toad for 4 down. If you dolly a Jeep you will have to disconnect the rear drive shaft. (I take it your Jeep model is 4 wheel drive).
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Depends on the Jeep. If it is a 2 wheel drive, then the only way without modifying the Jeep is on a trailer.

If it has the correct transmission and is a 4 wheel drive, then 4 down is the only way to go.

Do you want to be out there putting a vehicle on a dolly or a trailer in the pouring down rain? Much faster hookup with a tow bar.
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I think you'll find most will recomend 4 down towing (tow bar), no dollies or trailers to deal with when park, once set up pretty easy to hook and unhook. I believe (check to be sure) your jeep can towed without any of the extras some vehicles require so four down would be the way to go.
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Tow bar is the easiest by far. May not be the most cost effective if you don't tow often, or don't have a toad capable of 4-down towing without expensive modifications, but it is certainly the easiest (which is what you asked).
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Has anyone had any experience with the transmission pump on vehicle over 50 k miles, not authorized by maker to be towed?
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We tow a Buick LeSabre with the lube pump, no problems. Car has 103,000 driven miles and an additional 32,000 towed miles. So far so good. Had to put ball joints in the front end, but I consider that normal wear and tear.
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