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Tow Rigs and Trailers Hey, not all of our Jeeps are great on the highway. Post here for tech related to getting your XJ to the trailhead.

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Old March 28th, 2010, 22:53
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Old March 28th, 2010, 23:38
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Shouldn't it be the other way around???
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Old March 29th, 2010, 03:33
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ok not really, but a 17 year old, 4 color Chevy dually doesn't look nearly as cool
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Old March 29th, 2010, 08:30
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Did you mod the truck yourself, or buy it that way? And, everyone I know with CTD powered vehicles is totally happy with them, and the mileage. Most stock, mild or even decently modded Durapuke's I have seen get crappy mileage towing or not. CTD's are the only ones I know that can get mid-teens+ towing.
I modded it myself. I loved my old cummins that motor was a beast for an 01. But diesel technology came a long way in the 6 year difference. I heard about d-maxs getting crappy mileage beefore I bought it too. I just pulled my xj down from north Dakota to Alabama and averaged 14.8 MPG with an average speed of 68mph so it does pretty decent. My old truck only averaged 12ish towing at the same speed. But in all fairness if I could get a Cummins in my truck without destroying the ifs I would do it. Sorry for the long post.

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Old March 29th, 2010, 12:09
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99 dodge ram 1500 5.9L v8. and i flat tow the xj behind that. i custom modified a RV like tow bar for the jeep that i tied into the stock tow hook brackets for more mounting points to the frame. i just picked up an old 73 cab over camper so we will see how she handles the both of them at the AZ rockfest next month.
I'd like to see pics of the modification & tow bar ...
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Old March 29th, 2010, 13:11
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Shouldn't it be the other way around???
Nope, the renix is towing the chrysler. while the chrysler has the power the renix never fails.
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Old March 29th, 2010, 14:13
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Re: What are you towing with?

Now or over the last 10 years...

Cira Summer of 2000...it worked


After I rolled in April 2001


Fresh off the rollover and headed to the Crawl in 2001


Went to a trailer...Bronco did good for many years including a 12 hour trip in 2002 to Camp Jeep.


In late 2002 it was time for something nice...99 Dakota 5.2 v8 had power, but the weight of trailer and Jeep sure pushed the truck around...


In early 2004 I got something large enough to handle the load...


I took a year off from car payments and picked up this 94 Dodge with the 5.9...did lots of towing...and had some money...


A year without something nice to tow with I went all out...In 2007 I bought this 2006...just sold it the day after winterfest...this was her last pull for me...and first time both of my XJs were on my 34ft trailer...


Currently am saving and searching again...either some type of diesel motorhome or a dually long bed is in my future...

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I modded it myself. I loved my old cummins that motor was a beast for an 01. But diesel technology came a long way in the 6 year difference. I heard about d-maxs getting crappy mileage beefore I bought it too. I just pulled my xj down from north Dakota to Alabama and averaged 14.8 MPG with an average speed of 68mph so it does pretty decent. My old truck only averaged 12ish towing at the same speed. But in all fairness if I could get a Cummins in my truck without destroying the ifs I would do it. Sorry for the long post.

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I have an '01 CTD (NV4500 QC SB 4x4 Laramie) and average 14-16 mpg trailering.

Did you have an auto? Or NV4500/NV5600?
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Re: What are you towing with?

here is my 12v

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Old March 29th, 2010, 19:15
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I have an '01 CTD (NV4500 QC SB 4x4 Laramie) and average 14-16 mpg trailering.

Did you have an auto? Or NV4500/NV5600?
Mine was an auto, don't get me wrong I loved that truck. Only reason I sold it and moved up was for a crew cab. I like a cummins more than an Isuzu anyday.
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Sweet ride man. I like the 3rd Gen bumper and the h2s on it.
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'06...
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Don't have a picture with the trailer and Jeep on it cause I haven't towed with it yet. I wanna get new tires on the truck before I tow too far. 2009 f-150 with the small v-8

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Old March 30th, 2010, 08:54
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Re: What are you towing with?

What i used to tow with. Sorry never had the xj behind it, just b2. I'm currently looking for a dd/tow rig. willing to trade a cherry bmw 525.


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I'd like to see pics of the modification & tow bar ...
sure. lets see if i remember in the morning...
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