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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 July 4th, 2018, 11:57
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I have done all of the above options but my favorite is using a tow dolly, not a trailer. It really cuts down on the weight and wind resistance, while handling a ton better.
You can rent these right?

Does it matter what direction you put the Jeep on it?

If I broke an axle on the Jeep, could I just flip it around for the ride home?
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You can rent these right?

Does it matter what direction you put the Jeep on it?

If I broke an axle on the Jeep, could I just flip it around for the ride home?
Yes, Uhaul rents them. I bought mine. It had electric brakes on it. It is way more stable than a trailer. Yes you can put the vehicle on either direction. I always dropped the drive shaft for safety but it only takes a minute. I pulled my XJ behind a 96 Ford Explorer AWD with a 5.0L all over Colorado and out to Moab. The reduced wind resistance and reduced weight meant I didn't take nearly as big a hit on mileage. Driving across country, I think the savings could just about pay for the dolly.

You could snag one on Craigslist, use it, then hit it with a rattle can and probably sell it for more than you spent.
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Yes, Uhaul rents them. I bought mine. It had electric brakes on it. It is way more stable than a trailer. Yes you can put the vehicle on either direction. I always dropped the drive shaft for safety but it only takes a minute. I pulled my XJ behind a 96 Ford Explorer AWD with a 5.0L all over Colorado and out to Moab. The reduced wind resistance and reduced weight meant I didn't take nearly as big a hit on mileage. Driving across country, I think the savings could just about pay for the dolly.

You could snag one on Craigslist, use it, then hit it with a rattle can and probably sell it for more than you spent.
Thanks! Iíll check it out
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