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Old 12-15-2015, 05:24 PM   #11
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Well Mr. Kustom you can buy whatever you like, if you ever need to that is.

Not sure what you mean by fragile, if you mean expensive, A new Wrangle is not much less expensive than a SRX or MKX.

I own both Wrangler & SRX so I know what I'm talking about.
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Old 12-15-2015, 06:24 PM   #12
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As mentioned above you...

Wrangler.
Solid axle.
Mechanical transfer case.
No wheel lock
Cheap to repair.

Not " fragile"


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Old 12-15-2015, 06:36 PM   #13
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JEEP = Just Empty Every Pocket

Solid axle not an advantage for a toad.

Mechanical transfer case is held and operated by a small plastic piece that breaks easily. It's hard to buy one, much less replace it. Trust me, I've done it twice.

No wheel lock on the SRX either.

Ask ANY Jeep owner if it's cheap to repair.

I love my Jeep, I tow it just about every time we go camping.

Your argument in invalid.
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Old 12-15-2015, 06:40 PM   #14
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Lincoln MKX for a Tow Vehicle

I have no idea what you are talking about. Jeeps are inexpensive to modify and build. Lol.

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Old 12-15-2015, 06:59 PM   #15
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As a former Ford and Chrysler tech..
I would rather fix my jeep, than a Lincoln.

But hey!!

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Old 12-15-2015, 09:33 PM   #16
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from a woman's point of view: MKX hood very hard to see over. Seats uncomfortable. Center console height very "purse unfriendly". Large opening under center console not really big enough for a purse.
Jeep 2 door: not a lot of passenger room in backseat.
Jeep 4 door: plenty of passenger room, rides better than 2 door Jeep. But is heavier than 2 door Jeep.
Jeep great in snow/mud.
Jeep Grand Cherokee: Pure luxury! More expensive, yes but looks great! Also usually easier for women to get in/out of (height wise) than Wrangler.
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Old 12-15-2015, 09:42 PM   #17
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I actually drive the truck.
Since I traded her Lexus in on the truck, she now drives the jeep.
She loves it.


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Old 12-15-2015, 10:11 PM   #18
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Do you already own the MKX? If not, look into the Cadillac SRX instead.

X2!!

I've been towing a Cadillac SRX for
4 years now and love it! Hooked up to the back of the motorhome in just a couple minutes tops! Turn the car off, put it in neutral and that's it! No battery to disconnect or charge since the car is completely off. Yes they are push button ignition but once you **** it off, lift the shifter boot and press the release button and shift into neutral. Then tow!!!

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Old 12-16-2015, 12:09 AM   #19
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If you ever have a chance to buy a Hummer H3, they are really great toads. Too bad they are not being made anymore.

I have used 2 different Saturns, a Suzuki, a Nissan Frontier, and my H3 has been following me since 2006. The Hummer has outlasted 2 different coaches and now it's coach number 3.

The Hummer can be setup easily with base plates from any of the manufacturers. It has an electronic transfer case that can easily be put into neutral. There is no steering lock. So, you hookup and put the transfer case into neutral, put the shifter into park, pull the key and away you go. To avoid battery drawdown, I use a "jump start" battery to power the Brake Buddy.

When you reach your destination, you have a good vehicle to go anywhere you want to go including off-road if you're into that.

And, yes, it's heavy. Close to 5,000 pounds. But I never had any problems towing it around. That's why I chose the e450 cutaway chassis for my Class C - the hitch is rated for 7500 pounds.
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Surprisingly it only takes about 5 minutes to hook up totally to the motor home.
I originally bought a Demco dolly but when the dealer went to put the Explorer on the dolly, it turned out the car was too wide to fit between the dolly fenders. Dealer checked every dolly manufacturer to see if they can accommodate a Ford Explorer and it turned out none were available. I had no choice but flat tow 4 down. The best decision I ever made and happened to me. Flat towing is extremely easy and quick to set up.


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X2. The setup on my Explorer seemed like a pain when I first investigated it, but it really is no more than a 5 minute task. As for having to run the Explorer engine every 6 hours, no big deal - I never drive more than 6 hours straight in the motorhome, so it is a non-issue. Plus, no trailer or tow dolly to deal with at a campground.
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