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Old 07-01-2012, 11:32 PM   #1
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Towing jeep cj behind Solera

I am considering purchasing a Solera. I have a jeep to use as a tow vehicle and do not want to change to a lighter vehicle.
First question are any of the Solera owners towing a jeep cj?
It exceeds the tow weight limit by a few hundred pounds but I am still interested in hearing from those that may be towing a jeep.

Also I would like to hear from those towing other cars.
How does it do on hills?
How is braking?
Any and all thoughts would be appreciated
Thanks, Scott

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Old 07-05-2012, 02:32 PM   #2
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We tow a 09 Rubicon and haven't had any problems. Did buy a Blue Ox tow bar which is nice. The wife doesn't like going over the weight limit but the Solero pulls it fine, I keep the speed under 65 and we usually get around 11-12 mpg.
We've pulled it through Colorado but going over Monarch Pass did unhook and just drove both through. We got within a mile of the summit , but our speed was dropping off pretty quick.
Can't afford to go up to a bigger diesel and the big gas engines just don't impress me (IMO)

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Old 07-05-2012, 09:00 PM   #3
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When my Solera was delivered the delivery guy was towing a jeep behind it didn't seem to hurt anything.
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Old 07-06-2012, 09:19 AM   #4
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How heavy is it? True paper weight is about 4200 lbs available towing for Solera.
PLEASE do not send questions via Private Message, my inbox fills up too quickly. Post questions in the forum as a new thread so that other users can benefit from the answers. Use Private Messages for sensitive information only (VIN, Contact info or things you do not want the public to see).
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Old 07-08-2012, 04:53 PM   #5
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My 2012 wrangler is just over 3900lbs
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