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Old 06-26-2018, 04:23 PM   #1
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What to tow

We have a 2001 Fleetwood Expedition. I am trying to decide on a vehicle to tow. We own a 2015 Jeep GC with an automatic 4WD transmission. If we stick with our Jeep GC, what all will we need to do to prepare it for flat towing. If there is a better vehicle for flat towing I would appreciate hearing your opinions. Thanks!
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We have a 2001 Fleetwood Expedition. I am trying to decide on a vehicle to tow. We own a 2015 Jeep GC with an automatic 4WD transmission. If we stick with our Jeep GC, what all will we need to do to prepare it for flat towing. If there is a better vehicle for flat towing I would appreciate hearing your opinions. Thanks!
before you spend any $ on any vehicle you'd like to tow you'd be wise to know and understand the various weights and weight ratings of your MH and prospective toad.

in general, the maximum amount of weight you can safely tow will be the lesser of the following:

- the GCWR (gross combination weight rating) of the MH minus the actual weight of the MH (defined as the sum of the actual weights on each axle) as it is loaded for travel (includes fuel, fresh water, food, clothing, people, pets, supplies, etc.)

- the weight rating of your tow bar

- the weight rating of your hitch

this is why it's vital to know what your MH weighs as it is loaded and configure for travel before choosing a toad. Your MH will not collapse if it is overloaded but you will experience handling issues as well as longer braking distances and accelerated wear on suspension, brakes, steering, etc.


in terms of your GC....it is likely flat towable if the transfer case has a manually selectable neutral position. check your owner's manual for specifics in the 'recreational towing' section. jeeps are great toads!
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Hi ! Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined the gang!

You might want to spend some time over in the "Toads & MH Towing" area of the forum.


Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!
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Check in your owners manual for recreational towing. It will tell you whether you Jeep GC is towable.


In my case I have a neutral selection button next to my low gear selector. I follow the procedure to put it in neutral. Pretty easy to do.


I set my Jeep up myself. Bought a front tow plate and installed, it was a roadmaster plate. Not bad to install, had to remove the front bumper, position the tow plate, drill some holes, install the safety cables, put everything back together.



I installed the separate bulb sockets in each of my tail lights. By doing this I didn't have to fool with the jeeps wiring.



I also installed the Brakemaster brake system, the air plumbing was already on my coach so it was pretty straight forward.



Did this in 2010 and it has worked well ever since.
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Moterhome magazine has, each year, a booklet on all auto makes, what is towable and what is not. We also tow a Jeep, 2014 GC. The running gear is such that we are able to tow it. Not all GCs are.
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Before I bought a Jeep GC, I'd check the status of the "death wobble" issue.

https://www2.bing.com/search?q=jeep+...875E94A87D67CB
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Before I bought a Jeep GC, I'd check the status of the "death wobble" issue.

https://www2.bing.com/search?q=jeep+...875E94A87D67CB



A little late. The OP already has a '15 Jeep GC.
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A little late. The OP already has a '15 Jeep GC.
Yep...got to read better!
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