JEEPTALK.net: RV towing JK - JEEPTALK.net

Jump to content

Page 1 of 1
  • You cannot start a new topic
  • You cannot reply to this topic

RV towing JK What is the best and cheapest installation

#1 User is offline   jhogan10 

  • Staff Sergeant
  • Group: Members
  • Posts: 32
  • Joined: 22-September 09
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:bradenton, fl

Posted 05 November 2009 - 09:34 AM

If I have my JK towed behind an RV, what do I need to do? What's the best way while still remaining cheap?

thanks :click:

#2 User is offline   JeepinIan 

  • Major General
  • View gallery
  • Group: Members
  • Posts: 3,384
  • Joined: 01-May 03
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Miami, Fl USA

Posted 05 November 2009 - 09:42 AM

A trailer is the best way, all you have to do is drive it on the trailer.
A tow dolly is next, disconnect the battery and leave the steering unlocked after driving is on the dolly.
Tow bar is the third option, disconnect the battery and leave the steering unlocked, I would disconect the rear driveshaft, and put a light bar on it that is hooked to the RV trailer light plug.
The last option, which I do not reccomend unless you are a REAL REDNECK, is to pull it with a rope and then when you have to stop, let the person that is riding in the Jeep know to hit the brakes to slow the RV down at the same time. :click:
Ian Stewart

If you don't fight for the trails, there won't be any trails to fight for.

What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.
Zig Ziglar

"War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling that thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse. The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself." ....

John Stuart Mill

#3 User is offline   Rambo 

  • Brigadier General
  • Group: Members
  • Posts: 3,188
  • Joined: 18-May 04
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:GUAPERIA OFF-ROAD READY PA TU MUNDO

Posted 05 November 2009 - 01:21 PM

WHAT I USE is a blue ox tow bar and or the harbor freight tow bar... flat tows just fine, just put your transfercase in neutral and tranny in park, and leave your key in to free the steering wheel.
Posted ImagePosted Image

GUAPERIA OFF-ROAD READY PA TU MUNDO

visit 5050offroad.com

#4 User is offline   jhogan10 

  • Staff Sergeant
  • Group: Members
  • Posts: 32
  • Joined: 22-September 09
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:bradenton, fl

Posted 05 November 2009 - 05:11 PM

Quote

The last option, which I do not reccomend unless you are a REAL REDNECK, is to pull it with a rope and then when you have to stop, let the person that is riding in the Jeep know to hit the brakes to slow the RV down at the same time. :2:

I like the redneck way....all the way to Alaska...Done deal!!!! :unsure:

#5 User is offline   Speed 1 

  • Second Lieutenant
  • Group: Banned
  • Posts: 287
  • Joined: 07-June 08
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Ft Lauderdale

Posted 05 November 2009 - 06:17 PM

I like the last one But i towed my 4 door jk with a car dolly and put the transfercase in neutral and away i went. Works great.
2008 4 Door JK, 33" MTKs, River Raider Ram Air Snorkel System with a K&N flat filter, Custom Exhaust, Tow Package, 2" Suspension Lift, 10,000 lbs Front Winch, Jeep DVD, Navigation System with Topo, Cobra CB w/ 102' whip, and Amateur Radio (ham Radio)

#6 User is offline   jhogan10 

  • Staff Sergeant
  • Group: Members
  • Posts: 32
  • Joined: 22-September 09
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:bradenton, fl

Posted 06 November 2009 - 11:11 AM

The harbor freight is nice and cheap. $70 for 5000 Lb. Capacity Adjustable Tow Bar and $30 for chains. Where do the mounting brackets mount to on the JK (bumper yes/no?)? If on the bumper will it cause any damage? any safety issues?

Thank You

#7 User is offline   Rambo 

  • Brigadier General
  • Group: Members
  • Posts: 3,188
  • Joined: 18-May 04
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:GUAPERIA OFF-ROAD READY PA TU MUNDO

Posted 06 November 2009 - 11:40 AM

I HAVE AN arb front metal bumper i just drilled. if u have the stock plastic bumper you would need to goto blueox.com and get a jk mounting plate and the blueox tow bar...
Posted ImagePosted Image

GUAPERIA OFF-ROAD READY PA TU MUNDO

visit 5050offroad.com

#8 User is offline   HitMoney 

  • First Lieutenant
  • Group: Members
  • Posts: 359
  • Joined: 03-April 08
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:St. George Utah

Posted 06 November 2009 - 01:51 PM

http://www.quadratec...ts/92012_26.htm

I know a few people using that Currie plate and like it.
/l ,[____],
l---L -OlllllllO-
[b]()_)-()_)-o-)_)


My Rig, HERE

#9 User is offline   Brian 

  • Colonel
  • Group: Members
  • Posts: 1,435
  • Joined: 11-April 09
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Delray Beach, FL

Posted 06 November 2009 - 02:08 PM

View PostJeepinIan, on Nov 5 2009, 09:42 AM, said:

The last option, which I do not reccomend unless you are a REAL REDNECK, is to pull it with a rope and then when you have to stop, let the person that is riding in the Jeep know to hit the brakes to slow the RV down at the same time. :grin:


this got me from Holey Lands to Ft. Lauderdale once.. lmao..
90 YJ 4.2 - 3" BL / 4" RC Lift / 33x12.5x15 TSL Swampers / Smittybuilt XRC-10
2003 Dodge Ram Quad Cab
Member: Square Headlight Intense Team
Member: South Florida Jeep Club
Always looking to get dirty…
…daddy to be... 8/27/10

"If you don't stand behind our troops, please feel free to stand in front of them"
"Dont quote me on anything i say from knowledge.. only experience"

#10 User is offline   CrackerJack 

  • Lieutenant Colonel
  • Group: Members
  • Posts: 1,134
  • Joined: 23-September 09
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Miami, Fl

Posted 04 February 2010 - 09:04 AM

I just got the adjustable tow bar from harbor freight 2 days ago. On sale for $39.99.
1991 YJ 3" SOA, 3" BL, 38.5 boggers, SYE, EB D44/8.8, 4.10s, 1999 4.0 High Output motor, BIG rear bumper, 10K vortex winch w/ wireless remote, Square Headlights plus a few extra
1989 YJ. 2"BL, semi-functional snorkel, little "girlie" tires
2001 F350 7.3L turbo diesel, Square Headlights
2007 Honda Rancher 4x4 27" Vampire tires, Square Headlights
Member: South Florida Jeep Club
FOUNDER: Square Headlight Intense Team
"Right is Right even if no one does it & Wrong is Wrong even if everyone does it."
"NEVER look down on someone unless you are helping them up"
"I'm not smart but I can lift heavy things"

Posted Image

#11 User is offline   RockTime 

  • Captain
  • Group: Members
  • Posts: 573
  • Joined: 10-August 07
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:hollywood, FL

Posted 04 February 2010 - 07:11 PM

View PostBrian, on Nov 6 2009, 02:08 PM, said:

this got me from Holey Lands to Ft. Lauderdale once.. lmao..

that was a fun ride your jeep hooked to my trailer with my jeep on it behind my truck wish we had pictures. lol
1997 wrangler
38.5/14.5 tsl sx
Ballistic fab beadlocks
cobra 19 cb
superwinch 9500lb winch
8 inch fabtech rock crawler kit
3 inch body lift
and more...

Share this topic:


Page 1 of 1
  • You cannot start a new topic
  • You cannot reply to this topic

Miami Jeep Fort Lauderdale Jeep Dealer