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Old 01-31-2018, 06:26 PM   #101
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Challenger gas tank is in the rear, not quite centered but close enough to reach from either side. F150 has a 37 gallon tank so shouldnít need to fuel up often when towing and using to get around. I am NOT looking forward to trying to find stations I can get in and out of easily while towing an additional 22 or more feet of TOAD & towbar, but I know itís all part of RV life.
I have a battery disconnect switch inside my toad with drive/tow that disconnect fuses that toad battery charged. Camping World installed. My invisibrake charges ny toad battery while towing so I don’t get to Campground with a dead battery.
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Old 01-31-2018, 08:14 PM   #102
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Jeep Wranglers are very popular as toads because they are easy to set up for towing and they provide good off-road capability if you want/need that.

I'm always surprised at how expensive they are, though. Compared to most modern vehicles they are fairly primitive, without much new engineering and design. They are a basic metal box with a very basic suspension and steering design. The ride is rough, they don't handle very well, they are noisy, and they don't have a lot of modern convenience and safety features. They are cool and fun, but it seems like they should cost less than your typical entry-level compact SUV.
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Old 01-31-2018, 08:41 PM   #103
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Old 01-31-2018, 08:55 PM   #104
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Jeep Wranglers are very popular as toads because they are easy to set up for towing and they provide good off-road capability if you want/need that.

I'm always surprised at how expensive they are, though. Compared to most modern vehicles they are fairly primitive, without much new engineering and design. They are a basic metal box with a very basic suspension and steering design. The ride is rough, they don't handle very well, they are noisy, and they don't have a lot of modern convenience and safety features. They are cool and fun, but it seems like they should cost less than your typical entry-level compact SUV.
I've had the same thoughts. Now, the Grand Cherokee is a different animal entirely, with all the latest gadgets and features I'd expect in a modern SUV. The price of a well equipped Grand Cherokee and a nice looking Wrangler Rubicon are about the same, which really surprised me.
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Old 01-31-2018, 11:05 PM   #105
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Those two Jeeps are built for entirely different purposes and markets.
My first Jeep was a 1945 MB, and over the years I've owned ten others.
The older "flat-fenders" were about like a goat: they could get anywhere that you dared to try. That ability comes at a cost...
The more "civilized" versions (CJs and Wranglers) were a bit more refined; yet they gave up a bit of the off-road skill-sets.
The Comanchees, Libertys, Cherokees, and Grand Cherokees were basically very pleasant bad-road vehicles... that you'd prefer to NOT get too deep into the really fun places...
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Old 02-01-2018, 03:55 PM   #106
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Youíre good to tow. I got a blue ox with invisibrake that I tow with. Love it except when I need to refuel if I can find fuel with tanks parallel to road.
Which model Blue Ox do you have? I called Quality Bumper here in the Phoenix area, and they recommend the Blue Ox Alpha, and a Patriot braking system.
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Old 02-01-2018, 04:12 PM   #107
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Which model Blue Ox do you have? I called Quality Bumper here in the Phoenix area, and they recommend the Blue Ox Alpha, and a Patriot braking system.
I use Blue ox Avanta (I tow a light car) and Patriot brake (not the Patriot 2 which is newest and different technology, I was told). I don't regret at all. The Patriot is light, fast to hook up, works well, has a remote staus display, and is adjustable wirelessly from the RV. They are a great company. They've called about every six months just to check that all is well.
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Old 11-20-2018, 03:17 PM   #108
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"Jeep Wranglers are very popular as toads because they are easy to set up for towing and they provide good off-road capability if you want/need that. I'm always surprised at how expensive they are, though. Compared to most modern vehicles they are fairly primitive, without much new engineering and design. They are a basic metal box with a very basic suspension and steering design. The ride is rough, they don't handle very well, they are noisy, and they don't have a lot of modern convenience and safety features."

What better reasons to buy a Jeep!! This what I will tow...on a 16' trailer. There are no limits!!
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Old 11-20-2018, 06:17 PM   #109
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Old 11-20-2018, 06:40 PM   #110
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What to Tow?

We currently tow a 2nd generation Jeep Liberty. (2008) It is more like an SUV than a Jeep Wrangler. Many of the modern conveniences and nice ride. A great multi-purpose vehicle. The base plate from Roadmaster fits in such a way it is nearly invisible. Prior to the Jeep we pulled a Smart Car. Super easy to tow, fun to drive, but space limited to two. With the Jeep we can comfortably seat the G-kids now.
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Those two Jeeps are built for entirely different purposes and markets.
My first Jeep was a 1945 MB, and over the years I've owned ten others.
The older "flat-fenders" were about like a goat: they could get anywhere that you dared to try. That ability comes at a cost...
The more "civilized" versions (CJs and Wranglers) were a bit more refined; yet they gave up a bit of the off-road skill-sets.
The Comanchees, Libertys, Cherokees, and Grand Cherokees were basically very pleasant bad-road vehicles... that you'd prefer to NOT get too deep into the really fun places...
Right up there with you Bob. My first Jeep was a 46 model, have had 7 since then! Jeeps become more civilized with each new model, but, a Rubicon will go places most people wonít dare to venture, and with AC, a good stereo, and gps. Going wild with style and comfort!!!
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Old 11-20-2018, 10:14 PM   #112
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Actually, a classic from the Ted Nugent Collection! Rare find..'89 with 68K miles. Just gotta get the wife to come around.
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Old 11-27-2018, 08:21 PM   #113
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Actually, a classic from the Ted Nugent Collection! Rare find..'89 with 68K miles. Just gotta get the wife to come around.
Oops - that was Daktari. They always had lions in that show. That could be Cat Scratch Fever in Nugent speak.
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Old 12-10-2018, 01:16 AM   #114
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can't you you use a tow dolly? that's what we are looking at for our 2014 Ford Fusion. with brakes, the dolly with brakes should cover all the issues of brakes and magnetic light kits handle the lighting requirements so I'm told.
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Old 12-10-2018, 06:37 AM   #115
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We tow a wrangler unlimited it’s the wife’s vehicle and she loves them as a daily driver. I think the main reasons why people chose them to tow are for serveral reasons. One the are super easy to set up and tow and that’s great. They really are a multi purpose vehicle, benefits of a convertible, room of an suv and the best off road capability of a stock vehicle. Comparing a wrangler to even it’s jeep cousin you might lose a few creature comforts but remember this is the vehicle you are towing that needs to be able to handle all situations. You are towing it and then driving it 300 more miles.
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Does anyone here tow a Subaru Forester (2014-18) six speed manual?
If so, how does it tow?

Has anyone compared Roadmaster to Demco for tow bar set up?

Any insights would be appreciated.

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Old 02-09-2019, 11:04 PM   #117
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Actually, a classic from the Ted Nugent Collection! Rare find..'89 with 68K miles. Just gotta get the wife to come around.
Hey Don!
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Iíll be towing my Ford Focus...one good reason for choosing a Jeep Wrangler is that the tow bar will be at a reasonable height relative to the motorhome hitch. My Ford is going to be about 8 inches lower requiring a long drop hitch. I hate that!
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We started out pulling a 90 jeep 5 speed. Then went to a Ford Focus automatic. Well then I retired and bought a Cadillac SRX. I installed a blue ox adapter on front and went with a blue ox 10K tow bar. I also use the Rvi electric brake. I installed the electrical diodes for the tail lights to work with the motorhome. You must remove the shifter boot and press down on a release button to shift the transmission to neutral.
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We started out pulling a 90 jeep 5 speed. Then went to a Ford Focus automatic. Well then I retired and bought a Cadillac SRX. I installed a blue ox adapter on front and went with a blue ox 10K tow bar. I also use the Rvi electric brake. I installed the electrical diodes for the tail lights to work with the motorhome. You must remove the shifter boot and press down on a release button to shift the transmission to neutral.


Do you like the Rvi brake? Trying to decide between a couple of brake options.
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