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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 34 77.27%
driving 9 20.45%
other? explain 1 2.27%
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Old November 3rd, 2017, 11:49
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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, 14:03
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Re: Driving VS Towing

Fill the tires with helium, duh.
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Old November 4th, 2017, 16:30
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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, 16:56
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Re: Driving VS Towing

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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, 01:16
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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, 17:33
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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, 08:46
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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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Old November 23rd, 2017, 21:15
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Re: Driving VS Towing

We will be driving our Class A and flat towing our XJ from Lakewood, CA. We've flat towed to other camp spots just fine and this one will be a bit longer, but totally doable.

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Old December 4th, 2017, 13:15
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Re: Driving VS Towing

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We will be taking both the XJ and the Suburban. I think the Suburban would be maxed out loaded down with camping gear and towing the XJ on a fullsize car trailer, so I might drive the Jeep and Shannon drive the Suburban. Or we might flat tow the XJ. Both have to get there and both have to come home, we will figure out something.
Apparently our "whimpy" 2006 Suburban is rated to tow 7600 lbs, more than enough for the XJ on a trailer.... so who has a trailer the will hold a XJ and isn't using it in Oct 2018?
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Old December 4th, 2017, 13:22
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Re: Driving VS Towing

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Apparently our "whimpy" 2006 Suburban is rated to tow 7600 lbs, more than enough for the XJ on a trailer.... so who has a trailer the will hold a XJ and isn't using it in Oct 2018?
See if you can find two or three of them. I'm not sure my over ten year old BFGs will make it that far!
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Old December 12th, 2017, 12:15
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Re: Driving VS Towing

Anyone else from the Albuquerque area going? Maybe figuring we could work a carpool or something
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Old December 26th, 2017, 19:28
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Re: Driving VS Towing

Towing all 220 miles
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Old January 6th, 2018, 09:45
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Re: Driving VS Towing

1100 miles for me. one way. driving jeep is out of the question.

what are good companies to check for shipping quotes? really like the idea of shipping then flying out. looks like I'd spend about $500 in fuel getting there and back. and probably couldn't walk after being in the truck for 2 days straight.
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Old January 6th, 2018, 15:53
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Re: Driving VS Towing

Just thinking, I have rented trailers from Hertz on a couple of occasions. They hold pretty heavy vehicles including a Mercedes 280 SEL and a full size passenger van. They will certainly take an XJ. The one issue is Hertz won't allow pickup trucks as tow vehicles unless you have a heavy-duty one like a duelly.
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Old March 28th, 2018, 16:58
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Re: Driving VS Towing

Driving from San Diego.
Drove in 2008, 2011 and 2013, going the southern route this time, through Monument Valley.
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