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Old 08-09-2012, 01:11 PM   #1
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Flat Pull Behind - Hitch Help

Hello,

I just bought this Jeep and was told that the prior owner had flat towed it. It was a screamin' deal because I bartered it down pretty far so I didn't focus too much on the front bumper configuration. However, one of the key reasons I bought this is to pull behind my class-c RV.

Can some of you that have set up your Jeep for towing please look at the picture and let me know if I can use the current configuration to pull this behind my RV? I'd appreciate any information that you can share.

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Jason
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Old 08-09-2012, 01:16 PM   #2
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Here is my Flat Towing thread that might give you some ideas: http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/sett...ow-136535.html

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Old 08-09-2012, 01:23 PM   #3
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As it is, I would say no. Our tow bar uses the reciever of the motor home and has two connection points about frame with apart on the jeep. You just have a reciever hitch in the front.
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Old 08-09-2012, 01:45 PM   #4
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As it is, I would say no. Our tow bar uses the reciever of the motor home and has two connection points about frame with apart on the jeep. You just have a reciever hitch in the front.
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Old 08-09-2012, 04:13 PM   #5
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It looks like your jeep was set up to pull something backwards....like launching a boat or pulling it out of the water.

There are lots of great towbars systems to choose from.
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It looks like your jeep was set up to pull something backwards....like launching a boat or pulling it out of the water.

There are lots of great towbars systems to choose from.
Do you think I can mount a tow bar system into the current hitch that's on the front of the Jeep? Anyone?
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Old 08-10-2012, 06:35 PM   #7
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I would not, your tow bar needs to be attached at two (2) points on your jeep to track proper with the tow vehicle and to provide a safe hook up between the two vehicles. The PO may have used the receiver that's on there now for a winch or to spot a trailer. Be safe and tow it correct, not real sure your insurance would pay a claim with out having the proper tow equipment in case something were to happen!!
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My guess is that the PO used a tow bar in reverse so that the bar would stay attached to the jeep instead of the motorhome. In theory it would work if you had a strong attachment for the tow bar on the motorhome bumper, but my motorhome bumper is fiberglass and the hitch is WAY stronger. I wouldn't consider running it backwards.

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