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Old 09-09-2011, 11:02 AM
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Towing a Wrangler and the death wobble

I will be retiring in 2013 and plan on full time RVn. I am looking to buy a 2013 Wrangler auto to pull behind my Motor Home. I have researched the Jeep and decided this is what I want. My only concern is the problem with death wobble and what happens if it does this when I am towing it. I don't think I will be able to feel it if it happens while towing. I have been using this forum for my research and would like to know if there were any thoughts about this. This is my first post here and I feel this is the best place for your input. The last Jeep I owned was a 1975 CJ 5 with a 304 what a blast to drive! I hope the new JK will be as much fun in my later years. Age is mind over matter, if you don't mind, it don't matter!!

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I see these towed all the time and we aren't hearing about them on the news, so it must not be a huge issue. If it is really a concern for you I guess you could get a tow dolly to drag it on.

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My only concern is the problem with death wobble and what happens if it does this when I am towing it.
Never heard of it. And it doesn't make a whole lot of sense. Read the opening few posts of this thread, which is an outstanding explanation of death wobble. It wouldn't really be implicated by proper towing.
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I towed a 2004 TJ for a lot of miles and now I'm towing a 2011 JKU. Never had a problem. I doubt you would have a death wobble problem on a new Jeep. This problem usually starts when the front end components start to see some pretty serious wear.
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I towed a 2004 TJ for a lot of miles and now I'm towing a 2011 JKU. Never had a problem. I doubt you would have a death wobble problem on a new Jeep. This problem usually starts when the front end components start to see some pretty serious wear.
x2 DW is typically from improperly balenced tires, or something in the steering system being damaged. A new vehicle should not have either of these problems, other wise you would take it back.

My dad has been towing his 05 for over 5 years now without issues. It probably has as almost as many miles on it towed as it does driving...
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We have a 2010 JKU and tow it behind our MH. Works great, using Blue Ox tow bar. Takes about 5 minutes to connect and put in the Break Buddy. You don't have to have the key in because the steering wheel doesn't lock. Pulls easy, we have 2004 33' MH Ford V10

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Thanks for all your input you have put my mind to rest on that problem. I will start looking for one with options I want and if I cant find one Ill order it. Maybe we will see you out in the trail some day Ill be the old guy acting like a 20 yr old!!

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