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Old 03-24-2013, 09:28 PM   #1
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Towed the Jeep behind the Crusader

So towed our CJ 7 behind the Crusader to Big Bend for spring break, about a 1,000 miles round trip. Worked out great, installed a camera on the back of the camper so I could keep an eye on the Jeep. You could tell you were pulling a little more wieght, but other than that no change in towing at all. Same fuel mileage as without the Jeep. It tracks right behind the trailer, so it really didn't matter how sharp you turned. Just no backing up with it hooked up.
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Old 03-25-2013, 08:59 AM   #2
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wow...don't see that kinda combo on the road often
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What kind of modifications did you have to make?
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Just welded up a reciever hitch, taped into the taillights to run a trailer plug added safety chains and added a camera to keep an eye on eveyerthing.
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Old 03-27-2013, 08:45 AM   #5
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I sure hope you don't have a Lippert frame under that Crusader!
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Old 03-27-2013, 09:01 AM   #6
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No braking system on the Jeep?

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Old 03-27-2013, 09:11 AM   #7
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Old 03-27-2013, 09:16 AM   #8
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Just welded up a reciever hitch, taped into the taillights to run a trailer plug added safety chains and added a camera to keep an eye on eveyerthing.
Your reciever hitch welded directly to your bumper or reinforced to the frame I beams?
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Good thing it's no longer under warranty.
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Old 03-27-2013, 08:41 PM   #10
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I beams, welded directly to the frame. And beefed up a bunch. Yes braking system on the Jeep. There is almost no tounge wieght on the reciever hitch, Of course there is some stress from the Jeep back there, but I bet not as much as when I have my basket that goes in the reciever back there with a cooler in it, or my gennie back there. Works just fine...
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