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Old 07-09-2013, 04:43 PM   #1
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towing a Jeep with 6" lift

I am looking at buying a 05 Jeep Wrangler that has a 6" lift kit and 35" tires, Is anyone towing this or will I have problems towing this. IS there anything special I need to do to tow this . I have a 07 Newmar 3305 Canyon Star
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Old 07-09-2013, 05:18 PM   #2
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Just remember you should have no more than 2-3" difference in height from front to back of tow bar. Any more than that and car could 'leap frog' into back of RV in a panic stop, using the tow bar like a pole vault.
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Old 07-09-2013, 05:32 PM   #3
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That would likely tow right nicely behind my motor home.. most cars I need a 4" drop receiver adapter.

HOWEVER with the added height.. Consider cornering somewhat slower than normal.
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Old 07-09-2013, 09:35 PM   #4
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I have about 5" of lift on my 05' TJ Rubi. And have had similar on previous Jeeps. And have towed several thousands of miles. No special needs, speed considerations, etc. As others have commented, it can be a good thing for tow bar level-ness. A previous coach needed several inches of rise to match the Jeep, current coach requires none. Whereas often a car needs a drop.

Also consider if you are going to tow from the bumper or a bracket mounted below the bumper. Another couple inches of difference to consider.
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I have towed a 98 TJ, an 07 JK and now a 12 JK, all with 5" lifts on them. As others have said, you will need a riser to get your tow bar as level as possible. Once that is accomplished, you are good to go. The Jeep will tow just fine.
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Yes, it would be fine.
BUT, I wouldn't do it. I have too much money just in tires, let alone the other mods to wear them out by flat towing. 37" tires at $400.00 each?

I have $2000.00 in a trailer that works great and yes you do have wear on a trailer that was designed was this use.

And yes, Jeeps were designed to be towed too. Stock Jeeps that is!

Ultimately it is your call, but I can tell you that many others feel the same way as I do. Links for you on this subject.

Happy Jeeping, off to Colorado in two weeks!

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Our '07 Rubicon was not lifted but when it was totaled it had 80k miles on the odometer and another 30k as a toad. It had the original "knobby" (OEM) tires on it.

If I had a rig set up for serious off road use, as opposed to mostly street use, then I might feel the hassle of a trailer was worth it.
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I will flat tow my rig for "normal" adventures and sometimes will put it on the trailer if we are going a bit more "hard core".
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Our '07 Rubicon was not lifted but when it was totaled it had 80k miles on the odometer and another 30k as a toad. It had the original "knobby" (OEM) tires on it.

If I had a rig set up for serious off road use, as opposed to mostly street use, then I might feel the hassle of a trailer was worth it.
110,000 miles on a set of tires??!! Yikes, that's pretty good.
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110,000 miles on a set of tires??!! Yikes, that's pretty good.
They were obviously worn, if compared to new (I did have to replace one that was damaged by road debris), but still had more than enough tread to pass any inspection.
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