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Old 08-09-2016, 11:32 AM   #1
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Which JEEP do you tow

We are considering changing our toad to a 4 door JEEP 4x4 automatic trans. I am trying to get a feel for which JEEP model to look for. Need something easy to hook up for towing with little or no prep like trans pumps etc.

We won't be getting a new one. Most likely 2005 to 2010 model years. Which one do you tow/like?
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We tow a 2016 4 door Wrangler. Could have made the two door work as well, but we like the extra room in the 4 door. No steering wheel lock, easy to pull, quick to hook up.

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We tow a 2016 4 door Wrangler. Could have made the two door work as well, but we like the extra room in the 4 door. No steering wheel lock, easy to pull, quick to hook up.

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We are considering changing our toad to a 4 door JEEP 4x4 automatic trans. I am trying to get a feel for which JEEP model to look for. Need something easy to hook up for towing with little or no prep like trans pumps etc.

We won't be getting a new one. Most likely 2005 to 2010 model years. Which one do you tow/like?
We also tow a Soul Manual Trans, easier than our Jeep....(2700#)
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Our Jeep is the GMC Terrain.

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Old 08-09-2016, 12:46 PM   #6
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just traded our (roll over you and kill you) jeep on a new chevrolet tahoe. She said if anyone was going to kill me it will be her NOT jeep! lol!!
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Most Jeeps tow pretty much the same and easy. Must be 4x4 with neutral position in the transfer case. Just put the transfer case to nuetral, transmission to park (auto) or any forward hear (manual), if it has a steering column lock unlock it - and it's ready to go.

We have a 2005 Wrangler Rubicon modified for moderate to rough rock crawling. Our second Jeep, the first was a modified 1992 Wrangler.

The 97-06 Wranglers are moderately priced, easy to work on, and fairly civilized and comfortable.
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As for the Wrangler models you won't get a 4 door until 2007 and it wasn't till 2012 that they came with the more powerful, much preferred engine. I have no experience with the other Jeep models.
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If you like older and you're a tinkerer, 4x4 XJ Cherokees work great as toads. Easy to hook up, nothing to disconnect.

Only thing, the last year made was 2001 making them harder to find in good shape.
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We towed an 06 Liberty for 10 years. Easiest tow procedure there is, IMO.

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just traded our (roll over you and kill you) jeep on a new chevrolet tahoe. She said if anyone was going to kill me it will be her NOT jeep! lol!!
I have owned Jeeps for the last 40 years of one kind or another. I have never rolled one yet
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'07 Jeep Liberty has a much better ride and is much quieter than a Wrangler. Peppy V6, 4x4 and automatic. You'll hardly know it's behind you. We only have 57,000 recorded and about the same towed miles.

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Grand Cherokee; I enjoy a bit more comfort on the highway vs hardcore/rock climbing/offload; but it still gets us in and out of lots of back roads.
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We tow a 2105 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. Not one the confusing "roll away" jeeps. However, it will roll away on you if you disconnect it from the RV without the transmission in gear or parking brake set. Common sense stuff-

Using Blue Ox base plate and tow arms. I'm practiced enough now that it takes less than 5 minutes to be underway from the time I pull up to the back of the RV with it, hook it up, wash my hands and make my way to the driver's seat.
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