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35th Anniversary Celebration! Moab, Utah Come join NAXJA at the 35th Anniversary Celebration of the XJ. Moab, Utah. October 9-13, 2018

View Poll Results: Driving or towing
towing 19 79.17%
driving 5 20.83%
other? explain 0 0%
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Old November 3rd, 2017, 12:49
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Re: Driving VS Towing

I looked into it a couple of years ago. The couple of places I checked had pretty low tow weight limits built into the rental agreement. Basically, they'd let you flat tow a Yugo. Enforcement, of course, is pretty much on the honor system . . . unless an accident were to occur. I opted not to take that chance.
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Old November 3rd, 2017, 15:03
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Re: Driving VS Towing

Fill the tires with helium, duh.
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Old November 4th, 2017, 17:30
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Re: Driving VS Towing

Noah and I are looking at options. In theory, we have one Dodge 2500 diesel for a tow pig, but we need to haul a 20' travel trailer, Gomer and Lil' Gomer. Not sure the 2500 can tow all three pieces.

I would certainly consider shipping the Jeeps. Having two makes it more challenging. I'd also consider going in with someone on a group "rent", or getting a deal on a car carrier.

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Old November 4th, 2017, 17:56
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Re: Driving VS Towing

Originally Posted by two_door_rob View Post
Chicago to Moab and back cost me around $800 in gas. That's towing the Jeep behind a 2500 gasser. I think the gas was half that when I drove the Jeep out there.
And this is basically the reason I trust to drive my Jeep there. Worst case scenario, I drive your Jeep home and you pull mine, although I would spend more in gas than the 2500

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Old November 6th, 2017, 02:16
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Re: Driving VS Towing

I plan to trailer mine down. The other two guys are driving theirs.
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Old November 9th, 2017, 18:33
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Re: Driving VS Towing

I would like to get a tow rig and trailer by then but we will see. If not I will drive because I am going to Moab for this event. It between 920-990 miles one way. I am looking forward to it.
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Old November 17th, 2017, 09:46
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Re: Driving VS Towing

I drove from CA in 2008, but with the longer drive from TX, plus the diesel canyon in my driveway, I think towing is the way to go
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