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Old 06-10-2013, 07:12 PM   #1
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I just wanted to introduce myself as a proud new Jeep owner and wanted thank you for the wealth of information that is presented on this site and for everyone that has contributed.

I recently purchased a Rio Grande 2.5 Liter from Reno, which I actually fly out there this coming weekend to drive it back to Michigan / Ohio where I currently work. It's going too the mechanic in Truckee to get everything checked out and for any problem areas also the get fluids dropped. I plan on hauling a single axle boat ie (1600 lbs back from AZ taking the flat route) was wondering anything I should check or any insights you would give me. Also what nerf bars do you like ? Still reading but would love some insight. Thank you in advance.
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Old 06-10-2013, 09:29 PM   #2
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looks like a nice jeep, and likely rust free from out west, just dont expect too much out of that 4 cylinder towing a boat, haha. These jeeps certainly werent made for towing.

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Old 06-10-2013, 10:03 PM   #3
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That's what I've been reading. I couldn't pass it up for 2k though. Any advice when towing, I've heard move weight more forward on the trailer but wasn't sure a 100% as I've never towed with a Jeep before. Lots of other vehicles though.
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Old 06-10-2013, 10:51 PM   #4
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It's a boat so wherever it is placed on the trailer is probably where it will stay in regards to Wieght balancing. Just remember to give yourself PLENTY of room to stop.
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Should be at least 10% of gross load Wt. hitch wight, in your case at least 160lbs.
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Make sure you have room to stop. Other than that you should be fine. The owner's manual for my 95 Rio Grande says it is rated to tow 2000 lbs.
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Is it a 5 spd? If so just rev match and down shift to help save the brakes. Looks like a great Rio. Mine started as a Rio. No evidence left other than the Rio back seat. Lol.
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Old 06-11-2013, 07:14 AM   #8
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It's a boat so wherever it is placed on the trailer is probably where it will stay in regards to Wieght balancing. Just remember to give yourself PLENTY of room to stop.
I am able to move the winch bar if I need too, I plan on taking it easy no record setting time trials over here across country.

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Make sure you have room to stop. Other than that you should be fine. The owner's manual for my 95 Rio Grande says it is rated to tow 2000 lbs.
Thank you, the guy said the brakes were decent. If anything I will at least probably change them after I get back.

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Should be at least 10% of gross load Wt. hitch wight, in your case at least 160lbs.
That's good info and thank you

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right,Should be at least 10% of gross load Wt. hitch wight, in your case at least 160lbs.
Thank you
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Old 06-11-2013, 07:17 AM   #9
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Here is the boat that will be in tow.

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Old 06-11-2013, 07:21 AM   #10
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Is it a 5 spd? If so just rev match and down shift to help save the brakes. Looks like a great Rio. Mine started as a Rio. No evidence left other than the Rio back seat. Lol.
Yes it is, okay I will definitely do that. I hope it is, I actually had a buddy pick it up for me ( a former Jeep owner and said it looked good for the price so I have yet to see it in person) I know I will haven to do some work once it gets back to MI/ OH of course. Can't wait though I've been looking for a while, really wanted a first or second gen Bronco but those were always past my price point for a decent one.
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Old 06-12-2013, 09:08 PM   #11
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How much play does the 2.5L water pump have usually ? More then a normal ? Also what would you expect to pay for a replacement with install from shop.

Also cost to replace the diff fluid ? I've done all this before but just have minimal Time to drive back due to work so I have to get it done there (Truckee).

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