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Old 04-04-2019, 12:37 PM   #1
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Looking for recommendations for a TOAD

So our FR Georgetown has a 5K tow rating max. I don't want to push the weight but would rather have some margin to make it up the hills and not strain our Coach's motor or transmission. That being said we want a 4 wheel drive that would be suitable to drive on trails and of course be a daily driver. Recommendations appreciated. Any online sources also appreciated. Thanks for the great forum.
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Jeep Wrangler 2DR. Automatic or Manual.
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I'd agree that the most logical choice would be a Jeep Wrangler Sport 2-door

Curb weight is just under 4,000 lbs. at 3,970 and can be towed 4-down in both manual and automatic transmission.

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So our FR Georgetown has a 5K tow rating max. I don't want to push the weight but would rather have some margin to make it up the hills and not strain our Coach's motor or transmission. That being said we want a 4 wheel drive that would be suitable to drive on trails and of course be a daily driver. Recommendations appreciated. Any online sources also appreciated. Thanks for the great forum.
Terry,
While you may be close to your limit in towing weight, yes, the Jeep Wrangler is by far, one of the most popular toads out there in RV land. Whether or not you choose to end up with a two or four door, is up to you. Yes, the four door's gonna tax your weight limit a bit but, we've seen your combination thousands and thousands of times in our travels and, even in our little town of Lake Havasu with the zillion snow birds hanging around.

They're easy to set up even if you're the DIY type. There's trails EVERYWHERE on this planet with lots to see. We've owned, modified and towed 9 different Jeeps over a 35 year period and we love them. They might not be the best gas mileage vehicles out there but, something shaped like a KLEENEX box won't get good mileage. Good luck on your choice.
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The Jeep Wrangler will meet both your towing and off road needs. It's why you see so many of them as toads.
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So since you have had many jeeps, recommendations on towing equipment is also very much appreciated.
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