Playing with the thought of flat towing my YJ behind a 94 s10 blazer on about a 7 hour trip. Blazer is a 4.3 L Auto with tow package and I think it's rated to tow around 5500 lbs. YJ weighs in a tad bit over 3K. Any thoughts? Am I thinking myself into some trouble here? I don't have a problem with the trip taking longer, having the take breaks, etc or the ride being a bit bumpy..just don't want to get into an unsafe situation.
you will be fine. My family has towed with our 2000 Chevy Astro numerous times. The trailer was a 1997 Palomino pop weighing about 3000#. the Astro is basically the same vehicle, same engine and i believe very similar frames. in the van there was always 5 people, a dog and enough camping gear for about 2 weeks. The 4.3 is also a torquey beast and you shouldn't have a problem. Have fun =)
Thanks for the reply nvr. I've been going back and forth on whether to use this setup or not, but it's the best one given my circumstances. I also have an 01 Dakota, but it's only a 3.9, not as much torque and no tow package/hitch (tow bumper only). I've used it to tow the heep short distances but cringe at the thought of towing long distances with it, so a buddy offered me up to use his Blazer if I wanted.
How the heck did towing cause you to lose the drive shaft?
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yeah, howd you lose the drive shaft? and then not know till the end of your 150 mile trip!!
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