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Old 01-21-2013, 10:40 PM   #1
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Towing a Jag???

Hi there. Hubby and I have only been full timing for about 4 months now, but we have decided that we might want to try adding a toad next fall when we set out again.

Our setup is a 30ft Class A Thor Manor (1995). It already has a hitch receiver installed on it by the previous owner.

My question is this: I am thinking of towing my 2000 S-Series Jaguar, and I am wondering what would be the best setup for this configuration. I don't want to feel too much of a drag behind me.

Any suggestions would be welcome.
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Weigh your Jag and see if it surpases the maximum GVW of your rig. If that is okay go to Remco.com and see what they suggest to set it up for towing.

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I think you'll find the hitch is rated for a maximum of 3,500#'s.
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Assuming you have a manual transmission version of the S-type it should be no problem to actually flat tow the car. My rembrance of those models is that they were heavy cars; like 5000+ pounds. The other issue is rigging it for being flat towed. I feel sure no one makes a base plate for it so that would need to be custom made. Personally I think you would be happier towing a lighter vehicle.
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Since I still have a 94 Vanden Plas and 97 XJ 6 - I was curious - went to Remco site. No '94 model years and no Jags listed in '97 or 2010. Just no Jags there. Not even sure when the last manual shift - production Jag was built. I had never considered them for a toad and guess for me at least - that's all she wrote. Good luck.
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Since I still have a 94 Vanden Plas and 97 XJ 6 - I was curious - went to Remco site. No '94 model years and no Jags listed in '97 or 2010. Just no Jags there. Not even sure when the last manual shift - production Jag was built. I had never considered them for a toad and guess for me at least - that's all she wrote. Good luck.
Yeah, I agree. I've never noticed any Jaguar listed on Remco's site. I also do not see any base plates listed for a Jag on Blue Ox or Roadmaster's sites. I'm thinking 4-down will be out of the question.

I think the OP will have to trailer it ...or if using a tow dolly, disconnect and remove the driveshaft if it has automatic tranny since it's RWD?

Towing it on a trailer may present weight issues and using a dolly, too much of a hassle.

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