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Old 06-26-2016, 10:14 PM   #11
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I tow my 2012 Rubicon that sits on 37x12.50x20's on a car trailer.
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Old 07-05-2016, 08:43 PM   #12
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We have a 2016 FR3 30 DS pulling a 2012 2-door Wrangler (stick-shift). Toad is an easy flat-tow, tracks motorhome nicely. Supplemental brakes provided by Brake Buddy, bought on Craigslist for $100. Hope that helps.
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Old 07-06-2016, 11:36 AM   #13
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We have an FR3 30DS, and are pulling a 2008 Jeep Wrangler Xlimited 4dr. We are using Blue Ox tow bar, and INVISABRAKE installed in jeep. At first the switching to Neutral on the Case was super hard, and at times we had to engage the 4WD to move the lever to the 2WD, but as we have used it more it's getting easier. I suggest the brake, it helps in the mountains tremendously.
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Old 07-06-2016, 02:05 PM   #14
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I flat tow my 2-dr Wrangler all the time... just got back from a 2000 mile trip from Oregon to Washington, thru Montana to Yellowstone Wy and back to Oregon. We encountered high winds from every direction you can think of.... bumpy roads, steep hills and long downhills...
I've never even considered a tow brake for my Wrangler....
My 30DS never knew it was back there. We had hard braking as well (to avoid a wreck) and never had an issue. On the long downhills, I used the tow / haul mode to keep the motorhome from running away and in most cases kept the engine at 2900 to 3100 with no issues and never hit the brakes.


I'd tow it anywhere....
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Old 07-11-2016, 05:23 AM   #15
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I've towed jeeps behind motor homes for years and years, over 20 years. Why? I'm a total Jeep lover and have been driving and owning jeeps since l was 9 yrs old, that's since 1974Click image for larger version

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ID:	113699. I've never used any kind of extra brake system and have been up n over the Rockies many times. Here are sum tips in using your brakes. 1) when going up the big mountain don't use your brakes. Your motor home will be working its guts out just trying to pull its self and your tow Jeep up the hill. Using your brakes while trying to pull up a mountain won't help. If you can not maintain 41mph put your 4-way flashers on any time your at 40mph or slower. 2) going down the big mountain shift into a lower gear to use your engine to help hold back. Do not ride your brakes to help control speed. When you need to slow down, and do slow down sooner rather than later, jump on your brakes firmly and get your rig slowed quickly, then get off your brakes as fast as you can. Remember if you slow below 41mph to put on your 4-way blinkers. Stay off your brakes as your motor home starts to pick up speed allowing your brakes to cool. Then when it's time to slow down again, repeat the process. Alway keep your speed under control. Wet/snow/ice roads are a completely different braking use process. Going down the Rockies I never exceed 50mph and brake hard n fast to 35mph. Once speed picks back up to around 50, it's back down to around 35. Keep your brakes cool as best you can. That funny smell you smell is the smell of burning brakes from the vehicles in front of you. Be safe out there, and always keep your eye peeled for any sign that says: "Minimum maintenance road, travel at your own risk." Once you see that sign, it's time to pull over, unhook your Jeep and go explore. Oh and that bit about using your brakes on the uphill side... I was just clowning around.
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Old 07-11-2016, 05:28 AM   #16
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Old 07-11-2016, 05:31 AM   #17
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Just a side note, because my Jeep rides on 37x12.50x20 Cooper Discover SST Pro's, she rides on a trailer these days. Trailer has 4-wheel electric brakes.
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