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Old 06-21-2012, 03:14 PM   #1
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How To Piggyback My Wrangler?

Hi folks, I'm moving from Tennessee to Texas and I'm thinking to bring my Wrangler with me. However, I need to rent another vehicle to haul my stuff. So how can I piggyback my Wrangler? A U-Haul trailer or something? Or can I trive my Wangler to toll a trailer maybe?

Any advice would be appreciated.

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Old 06-21-2012, 03:19 PM   #2
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U-Haul truck and car hauler would be the easiest solution, or flat-tow your Wrangler with a tow bar.

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Flat towing would be great, but if I remember correctly, U-Haul trucks do not have your standard 2" receiver hitch on the back of their trucks. Just a set ball in the bumper to match all their trailers. Getting the towbar level with no ability to put a hitch riser on the truck might be next to impossible.

Best bet is to rent a truck and a car hauler. The Jeep will only be able to tow the smallest of trailers-1500# towing capacity, and U-haul won't rent to you if you have a soft top.
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If your jeep is a soft top you can't pull a trailer from u-haul according to their website and the dude at u-haul when I tried to do it.

Best option might be to rent a truck and put your jeep on a trailer on back. I ended up driving the jeep to new location, flying back then driving the family vehicle pulling a trailer.
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what about a tow dolly that put front wheels on and drag the rears? I saw Penske has that type of dolly but it says it's for front wheel drive vehicles. Do you guys think I can use it for my Wangler?
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If your jeep is a soft top you can't pull a trailer from u-haul according to their website and the dude at u-haul when I tried to do it.

Best option might be to rent a truck and put your jeep on a trailer on back. I ended up driving the jeep to new location, flying back then driving the family vehicle pulling a trailer.
Man! you did hard way!
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what about a tow dolly that put front wheels on and drag the rears? I saw Penske has that type of dolly but it says it's for front wheel drive vehicles. Do you guys think I can use it for my Wangler?

I've used them before for other vehicles, and I don't like them. You constantly have to stop and check the tie-downs. The towed vehicle also likes to shift in the dolly, so that is another reason to stop.

Trailer/car hauler would be your best bet I think.
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Man! you did hard way!
700 miles just me and the Jeep. It was some good alone time.
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what about a tow dolly that put front wheels on and drag the rears? I saw Penske has that type of dolly but it says it's for front wheel drive vehicles. Do you guys think I can use it for my Wangler?
on anything, but the JK. If you have a JK, then no, you can't use a dolly. You either have to put it on a trailer or flat tow it. Check the owner's manual and see what it says about towing your jeep. I also checked into renting a U-Haul trailer for my 2010 Rubicon. They wouldn't rent me a trailer, because it was a Rubi. They said it wouldn't fit on the trailer.
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The TJ owners manual say the same thing. Do not use a tow dolly. The rear wheels spinning, while the front wheels are not, is bad for the transfer case.

You could remove the rear driveshaft, and drive it on the dolly with it in 4hi and probably be fine.

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