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Old 04-21-2016, 09:46 PM   #1
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What to tow

What would be your choice of a towable vehicle under 5,000lbs? Leaning toward Jeep Wrangler.
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Old 04-21-2016, 09:49 PM   #2
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You hit the nail right on the head. The Wrangler is an easy car to tow and rig. Plus if you get in certain places it is nice to do some off roading exploration.

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Jeep, nuff said
No it's not! You didn't mention Chevy Captiva, we really like ours!
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It all depends on what you plan to do when stopped. If you want to drive the highways, then any towable vehicle will work. If you want to have fun and see areas you can't get to in a "street" car, then go with the Jeep. I've towed two, a 2005 TJ, and now a 2012 JK. Both are easy to tow and set up, but anything older than 2008 will require the key be left in the ignition to unlock the steering. 2008 and newer does not have a locking steering wheel and it's much more convenient to tow. Two door Sport models weigh in around 3500-3800 lbs. The four door Ultimate models weigh 4200-4600, so either one is under the 5,000.
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It all depends on what you plan to do when stopped. If you want to drive the highways, then any towable vehicle will work. If you want to have fun and see areas you can't get to in a "street" car, then go with the Jeep. I've towed two, a 2005 TJ, and now a 2012 JK. Both are easy to tow and set up, but anything older than 2008 will require the key be left in the ignition to unlock the steering. 2008 and newer does not have a locking steering wheel and it's much more convenient to tow. Two door Sport models weigh in around 3500-3800 lbs. The four door Ultimate models weigh 4200-4600, so either one is under the 5,000.

Lt Dan. I'm looking at a 2009 Sahara, so your saying no need to unlock steering? The jeep only has 46,000 miles 6 cyl.


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I am looking at Jeeps and a manual Suburu (used). The one thing that bothers me about the Jeeps are the crash ratings by the insurance institute stink. But they are one of the only, or maybe only, vehicles left with a manual transfer case so you can set the drive train in neutral.
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Lt Dan. I'm looking at a 2009 Sahara, so your saying no need to unlock steering? The jeep only has 46,000 miles 6 cyl.
They were making the change over around the 2008 models, so that one should not have a locking steering wheel. You can confirm that by taking the key out and turning the steering wheel. Also, it should have the large, triangular shaped key head which has a security chip inside. If it does still have a lock, it shouldn't be a deal breaker. You just have to leave the key in and turn to the first position to unlock the steering. I towed a 2005 for 20,000+ miles that way.
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2014 and newer Jeep Cherokee, either get a Trailhawk or any model with the Active Drive II transmission. It tows great and is nice to drive around as a daily driver. If you want to set it up as a mild trail car then add the skid bars.
There is always the Ford C-Max if you want super MPG's
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Best or my favorite tow vehicle was my 2007 Jeep Rubicon. Very easy to hook up and tow. Second is our current tow vehicle a 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee. Maybe even easier to tow but I would never take that where I took the Rubicon.
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