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wavebacktothetj 03-19-2009 11:49 PM

towing the Jeep?
 
I am moving to Dothan AL this weekend and its 575 miles from my hometown, any suggestions on towing the Jeep behind a uhaul or something, I didnt know if I could or not I have a 4" lift with 33X12.50's

mikes05unlimited 03-19-2009 11:52 PM

flatbed or another truck

BLACKTOOTHGRIN 03-20-2009 12:34 AM

I don't know anything about the Jeep Towbars,
but U-Haul will rent you a Tow Trailer that you can put you Rig onto.
From what I remember, they aren't to expensive either.
And if you're renting a U-Haul anyways, that might be a good way to go.

stevens243 03-20-2009 12:44 AM

Read the instructions in you're owners manual.

T-case in neutral.

Transmission in gear (2nd for a manual)

Rig some lights (brakes and blinkers)

Whatever you use to tow needs to be "capable". I.E. brakes capable of stopping the extra weight and rigged to allow for the brake/blinkers to be plugged in.

wavebacktothetj 03-20-2009 12:54 AM

thanks for the replys guys, I was wanting to pull it up onto a flatbed or something like that I hope uhaul will let me tow it

MR.CLIFFORD 03-20-2009 12:57 AM

uhaul will rent you a trailer. Don't tell them what is going on it.

wavebacktothetj 03-20-2009 01:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MR.CLIFFORD (Post 341432)
uhaul will rent you a trailer. Don't tell them what is going on it.

Good idea do you think it would be a problem my tires aren't that big at all (33X12.50) Im not sure how the setup is I have never towed anything on a uhaul

Giancarlo 03-20-2009 01:32 AM

drive it.. its not that far.. but if u have to tow it i wouldnt just tow it anywhich way.. id strap it down properly and only use professional towing gear with my baby

wavebacktothetj 03-20-2009 01:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Giancarlo (Post 341437)
drive it.. its not that far.. but if u have to tow it i wouldnt just tow it anywhich way.. id strap it down properly and only use professional towing gear with my baby

:confused: what are you talking about?

Giancarlo 03-20-2009 01:39 AM

they said u haul can rent u something to two it on but dont tell them what your towing.. i would ask u haul what they recommend on how to tow your jeep

wavebacktothetj 03-20-2009 01:45 AM

Gotcha yeah thats the plan, they have trailers for vehicles but I just didn't know if I could with the setup in my Jeep

Giancarlo 03-20-2009 02:37 AM

im sure they would work.. if not ill come down drive it for yaa...!!!

wavebacktothetj 03-20-2009 02:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Giancarlo (Post 341448)
im sure they would work.. if not ill come down drive it for yaa...!!!

:rofl: Absolutely! but the driver always buys the gas and beer

snwchris 03-20-2009 06:26 AM

If your moving I'm assumming your renting a moving truck or panel truck. If so I would say go with Penske rental, there truck & trailer was cheaper then UHaul, when I moved out to Ohio.

Uhaul wanted like $700 for the rental, Penske was only $200 for truck & $150 for trailer.

Chris

Mrmikeypoo 03-20-2009 08:12 AM

I am a uhaul dealer (no crap about it please! =) Uhaul will not rent a tow dolly or auto transport without knowing what is going on it. I did check and the uhaul system shows that a jeep wrangler will fit on either one. BUT measure the width of your jeep. A auto transport is about 75 inches wideand a tow dolly is about 68 inches wide. if you find a better deal elsewere call uhaul and they will probably match it.

mikes05unlimited 03-20-2009 08:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by snwchris (Post 341463)
If your moving I'm assumming your renting a moving truck or panel truck. If so I would say go with Penske rental, there truck & trailer was cheaper then UHaul, when I moved out to Ohio.

Uhaul wanted like $700 for the rental, Penske was only $200 for truck & $150 for trailer.

Chris

x2 when i moved to NC from PA we looked at both and Penske was MUCH cheeper than U-Haul (no offense)

snwchris 03-20-2009 08:28 AM

Uhaul, will NOT match it, cause I tried that back in November and they so NO, that that price was in stone. So from now on I will be renting from Budget or Penske since the prices are friendlier.

The Jeep will fit, but if you have bigger tires, you might want to pick-up some tie downs from Home Depot, since the ones that go over the tires didn't fit mine and I'm running 33's

Chris

booger 03-20-2009 10:22 AM

i pull my TJ on a tow bar all the time. it works great. check the owner's manual for the procedure.

jgano23 03-20-2009 10:32 AM

i use a tow bar to tow my cj. i put the t case and tranny in neutral and remove the rear drive shaft. it tows fine that was. i agree, though, check you owners manual for proper procedure.

spanky 03-20-2009 11:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MR.CLIFFORD (Post 341432)
uhaul will rent you a trailer. Don't tell them what is going on it.

yeah for sure dont tell them whats going on it.

i was gonna tow mine to moab with my buddies truck, and i asked if uhaul would rent me one, and when i told em i was towing my jeep, they said no.


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