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Old 01-14-2016, 11:50 AM   #21
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I tow the Wrangler Unlimited with our DP now, but with our last RV we towed a Tacoma on a car hauler (much heavier than the flat towed Wrangler) with a Ford chassis and never had an issue. Even installed a ScanGage to monitor transmission temps - no issues at all through mountains.
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Old 01-14-2016, 12:09 PM   #22
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Would love to take my JK unlimited, but don't think the 37" tires would last long. Anyone flat tow with oversized tires?


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Old 01-14-2016, 12:29 PM   #23
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Would love to take my JK unlimited, but don't think the 37" tires would last long. Anyone flat tow with oversized tires?


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A mile of tire wear is the same, driven or towed.
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Old 01-14-2016, 01:07 PM   #24
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We flat tow our 2013 Rubicon behind our coach every where we go. We do a few events with our Jeep Club not mention our trips to sunny Myrtle Beach. My Rubicon is lifted with 33's on it. Tracks perfect behind our coach.


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Old 01-14-2016, 05:36 PM   #25
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Thank you to everyone that commented! Great information, I will get rid of some weight on my Jeep like the rear seat, jack, and possibly change the hardtop to soft, in hopes of making it a tad lighter. I'm also getting the Blue Ox brakes, RV hitch and hitch plate. I will get the RV wiring from JEEP! Again thanks for all the input, we are getting the FR3 by the end of April, so more questions maybe coming your way! Bless

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Thank you to everyone that commented! Great information, I will get rid of some weight on my Jeep like the rear seat, jack, and possibly change the hardtop to soft, in hopes of making it a tad lighter. I'm also getting the Blue Ox brakes, RV hitch and hitch plate. I will get the RV wiring from JEEP! Again thanks for all the input, we are getting the FR3 by the end of April, so more questions maybe coming your way! Bless

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I'm a little confused. The dry weight of a Jeep Wrangler Unlimited is under 4400 lbs. Plenty of wiggle room.

I would think the FR3 has a 5000 lbs tow capacity. Unless you are going to exceed that (keep the fuel tank under half) you'll be fine. No need to loose the top or back seat. Set up your tow bar & braking system and enjoy the ride.

We are a jeep family. I've towed with my wife's Unlimited and pull my Rubicon behind our coach. Never an issue.

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Old 01-15-2016, 08:18 AM   #27
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I bought an Acme tow dolly to tow my daughter's civic (2700lbs) this summer, but may attempt a short trip with the Jeep to see how it does. At $400 a piece for tires, would hate to scrub them out.
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you talked about lightening yourd jeep up---- I went from a fiat 500 (2700lbs on scales) to a 4200 jeep rubicon , and really, I cannot tell hardly any difference at all pulling it with my Fr3. I thought that It would make a big difference. I have not been on a long trip with it yet to check mileage, but do have a bully dog watch dog and mileage looks to be with in a tenth of a mpg. The Fr3 acceleration is no different than pulling the jeep or fiat 500. OH my fr3 is loaded close to max, wife likes to take EVERYTHING she can fit in it. So far my gas mileage (NO wind )averages 7.5. Before 7.6
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So far (1300 miles) not towing i've gotten around 7.5-7.8 mpg (mountain/hill) in the GT. Buddy flat towed his Dodge Ram (5300lbs) from OH to TX and back with "exact" GT (bought same model, same trim, same time, same dealer/salesman, same great deal) and got 6.3, he doesn't baby it any either. He also said, he didn't feel much difference pulling it or not. The mountain driving this summer will tell the tale. With this thread, I'm becoming more inclined to take the Jeep this summer, especially with the stop in Moab.
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So far (1300 miles) not towing i've gotten around 7.5-7.8 mpg (mountain/hill) in the GT. Buddy flat towed his Dodge Ram (5300lbs) from OH to TX and back with "exact" GT (bought same model, same trim, same time, same dealer/salesman, same great deal) and got 6.3, he doesn't baby it any either. He also said, he didn't feel much difference pulling it or not. The mountain driving this summer will tell the tale. With this thread, I'm becoming more inclined to take the Jeep this summer, especially with the stop in Moab.

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