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Old 05-18-2010, 11:39 PM   #1
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Hello everyone. Been a while since I posted on here but that does not mean I don't lurk around to check on y'all. Hope everyone is doin well. I have a towing question. My wife is going to have surgery in San Diego and I am considering taking the motorhome while she is incarcerated.......I mean staying in the hospital. I have a 2010 Jeep Liberty and would like to take it since I don't think I can park the MH at the hospital. I thought I might be able to find a place to park and use the Liberty to get around for a few days. My question is this: I have access to a tandem axle tow trailer that I believe I can haul the Liberty on. Or I can try to rent a tow dolly. Which would be better? How do I find out what the towing capacity is on the MH. It's a 37' Georgetown with a V-10. I am pretty sure I can get down the highway well enough but I don't know about that big rockpile between Yuma and San Diego. What do y'all think. I am open to your input. Thanks in advance!
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Old 05-18-2010, 11:51 PM   #3
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Thanks for the quick response. I appreciate it.
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Old 05-19-2010, 12:29 AM   #4
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Hello everyone. Been a while since I posted on here but that does not mean I don't lurk around to check on y'all. Hope everyone is doin well. I have a towing question. My wife is going to have surgery in San Diego and I am considering taking the motorhome while she is incarcerated.......I mean staying in the hospital. I have a 2010 Jeep Liberty and would like to take it since I don't think I can park the MH at the hospital. I thought I might be able to find a place to park and use the Liberty to get around for a few days. My question is this: I have access to a tandem axle tow trailer that I believe I can haul the Liberty on. Or I can try to rent a tow dolly. Which would be better? How do I find out what the towing capacity is on the MH. It's a 37' Georgetown with a V-10. I am pretty sure I can get down the highway well enough but I don't know about that big rockpile between Yuma and San Diego. What do y'all think. I am open to your input. Thanks in advance!
Might be surprised about parking the MH at hospital. Several hospitals here in Portland, OR have spots or provisions for RV parking. Weekly rental car may also make sense, especially if you can get a good rate. I've done some for as little as $10 a day based on a weekly rate depending on demand and market conditions. Worth a check.

Also may want to consider that your bride may not be able to "go up" in to the MH when released from the hospital....depending on her type of surgery (my wife couldn't even go into the 1 ton truck). Just my .02 worth! rockin'
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Your MH is probably rated to tow 5000# your Jeep weighs more than 4000# and the trailer must be at least 2000#; it does not add up. You can't tow a 4X4 on a tow dolly. The rental looks best to me. Good Luck.
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Hi Devil Dog,
The rental car is the way to go. You'll need a braking system for the Jeep and a bunch of other components to tow 4 down. Like previously posted the trailer + Jeep is too heavy.

Priceline and other similar sites have the best prices for rental cars, hotels and, etc. Try the traditional methods and then try the Internet. You'll be surprised how cheap the car is.
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I would not expect you to have any issues with having the motorhome at the hospital for a few days. I've done it myself. Just pick a far corner (IMO) so you're not in the way, and no one will even mind if you run the generator a bit, even.

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Hello everyone. Been a while since I posted on here but that does not mean I don't lurk around to check on y'all. Hope everyone is doin well. I have a towing question. My wife is going to have surgery in San Diego and I am considering taking the motorhome while she is incarcerated.......I mean staying in the hospital. I have a 2010 Jeep Liberty and would like to take it since I don't think I can park the MH at the hospital. I thought I might be able to find a place to park and use the Liberty to get around for a few days. My question is this: I have access to a tandem axle tow trailer that I believe I can haul the Liberty on. Or I can try to rent a tow dolly. Which would be better? How do I find out what the towing capacity is on the MH. It's a 37' Georgetown with a V-10. I am pretty sure I can get down the highway well enough but I don't know about that big rockpile between Yuma and San Diego. What do y'all think. I am open to your input. Thanks in advance!
call the hospital and talk to hospital security and explain your situation. they will most likely find a place for your moho.
security found a place for me at sw wash hospital in vancouver while my dw was an inmate there.
if you need a car, i would go with a rental. enterprise is usually reasonable and they deliver.
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Thank you everyone for the responses. I am going to check into the rental car. Haven't rented a car since I was a young (was I ever?) Lance Corporal! I appreciate the input from everyone.
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