Doin' it again! - Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > Community Forums > WF New Member Check In

Join Wrangler Forum Today

Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on
Old 08-16-2012, 06:24 PM   #1
ChileRick's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 100
ChileRick is on a distinguished road
Hello from the low desert of Southern California!
I am in the market for a used Wrangler to tow 4 down behind our RV. Our budget is limited to around 7,500, including tow bar and all the rest. So, that pretty much limits me to a YJ, or maybe an early TJ. I once had a 1987 4.2 automatic, so I know that year is trouble. I know the 4.2 may not be powerful, but at least it gets terrible mileage. I had the 4.0 in a Cherokee and a Commanche P.U. and loved that engine but i am not familiar with 4 cylinder. So, I'm looking for tips on what to look for, and what to avoid in a used Jeep. Thanks for any input!
ChileRick is offline   Quote
Old 08-16-2012, 07:10 PM   #2
SilverSport's Avatar
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 26,921
SilverSport is on a distinguished road
Send a message via Yahoo to SilverSport
Cr, Welcome Aboard!

"Own a Jeep and own a piece of history."

"The Hunter is not concerned with the opinion of the Bear or the Wolf."
SilverSport is offline   Quote
Old 08-16-2012, 08:19 PM   #3

5-Year WF Supporting Member
dabolt55's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Clinton, Tn.
Posts: 18,945
dabolt55 is on a distinguished road
Welcome, I was in the same situation, picked up 01 sport 5sp. man. to tow behind RV. Here's most recent pic.
Nothing to it but to do it.

'04 TJ RUBICON, 4.0l auto... #JEEPOUT
2"BDS coils, Rubicon express shocks, 33/12.50/15 yellowed out, Black steel D's.
dabolt55 is offline   Quote
Old 08-16-2012, 08:25 PM   #4
my2ndjeep's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: victoria bc canada
Posts: 8
my2ndjeep is on a distinguished road
look for a decent 97 to 2000 tj or what ever you are lucky enough to find, in that price range you should be able to find something late nineties early 2000's tow bar where im from is maybe 300 bucks, just have someone local in the club help you check it over im sure there are lots willing to help
my2ndjeep is offline   Quote
Old 08-17-2012, 02:40 AM   #5
MrSig's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Davie, Fl
Posts: 27,788
MrSig is on a distinguished road
and enjoy the forum!
07 JKU to see my mods or Jeep in action go to
CEO of Black Sheep 4x4s org,
Member of CCJ, White Jeep Club Member #137.
MrSig is offline   Quote
Old 08-17-2012, 04:57 AM   #6
blkrubi88's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Clayton NC
Posts: 28,949
blkrubi88 is on a distinguished road
I can only please one person a day and today is not your day and tomorrow is not looking good either!

blkrubi88 is online now   Quote
Old 08-17-2012, 09:31 AM   #7
Thank you veterans

5-Year WF Supporting Member
::WF Moderator::
Beastmaster's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: The Old Pubelo
Posts: 35,246
Beastmaster is on a distinguished road
Welcome to the forum!

/l ,[____],
l---L -OlllllllO-
()_) ()_)--o-)_)

My build threads
__ Sarge ______ The Colonel
Beastmaster is offline   Quote

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Download our Mobile App

» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:48 AM.

User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.1.0 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC. is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC
« Back

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner