Originally Posted by Stinson
Hello, we are new to traveling with our small "A" and want to pull a flat towing unit. Thinking of a Jeep Wrangler. Want a four door but they are just over the limit of 5.000 pounds so considering the lighter two-door jeeps built after 2011. Any advise on maximum limits? Thank you.
We have towed Jeeps since the mid-90's when we bought our first motorhome, a 30' Class A Travelcraft on the GM P32 chassis. The Jeeps tow great and are one of the easiest to setup for towing.
Of the newer JK/JKU version the 2012 to current use the newer Pentastar engine whereas the 2007-2011 use the 3.8 litre V-6. On the 2009 to current they removed the steering wheel locks so you do not need to leave a key in the ignition nor worry about pulling any fuses like in the 2007-2008 model JK's.
Originally Posted by UncleBilly
Anyone have thoughts/info on older Wranglers? Like late 90's rigs. I really don't know much about them but know they are great for towing. I've noticed online that old Cherokee rigs are about 1/2 the price of the Wranglers. No idea why...
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Late 90's depending on the year brake will be TJ's after 1997. Previous to that they were YJ's and had leaf springs. TJ's had coil springs and the ride was improved upon both on and off road. If you really want a bad ass Jeep find a 2004-2006 Wrangler Unlimited (LJ). These are harder to find and usually bring a premium but well worth it.
These TJ/LJ's will most likely have a NP231 transfer case which is simple to throw in neutral and flat tow.
On all of our Jees I simply built new bumpers rather than used base plates. I incorporated the tow points into the bumpers for a clean and simple setup.