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Old 08-11-2001, 10:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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ok.. im looking at a tow rig/RV... Using it to move me, ma dog, ma TJ w/auto tranny & SYE, 35" tires, a small off road trailer, all my earthly belongings (not much) all the way across the countyr. Reno to PA

What about the TJ?? remove drive shaft? what other preps?

Tow rig. 71 rv.. suposed good engine (doge 318)and new carb/intanke, dana 70 rear, Auto tranny. What preperations to this for the journey?

Jeep trailer... small.. yep double towing.

Suggested routes from Reno to PA? thinking I want to avoid steep up and down grades when possible? Quickest route looks like I80 all the way.

Towing driving hints? Yes I have towed some before. I pulled a sports car in a larger RV from MA to Reno. hmmmm sounds like my $value in life has gone down hehe..
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I towed my TJ from TX to VA last Aug. on a u-haul trailer behind a rented RV...wouldn't want to do that again! Now I have my own trailer and pull it with either my ZJ or Disco II. If your talking about pulling the TJ with the other trailer hooked to it, save your self some trouble by renting (or buying a cheap used) Jeep trailer and you will be able to load the TJ and the little trailer on it.(might have to break down the little one) And get a trailer with brakes, I've done the trailer wobble dance twice and do not want to do THAT again...
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<STRONG>I towed my TJ from TX to VA last Aug. on a u-haul trailer behind a rented RV...wouldn't want to do that again!...... If your talking about pulling the TJ with the other trailer hooked to it, save your self some trouble by renting (or buying a cheap used) Jeep trailer and you will be able to load the TJ and the little trailer on it..... get a trailer with brakes, I've done the trailer wobble dance twice and do not want to do THAT again...</STRONG>
Well wheelers... whats your opinions on his suggestion? I say no trailer so I will have 6 wheels on the ground and less chance of wobble dance. Also no trailer saves weight. And of cource driving at 50mph max.

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Old 08-12-2001, 11:34 PM   #4 (permalink)
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For the auto TJ, put the tcase in neutral and the tranny in park. Turn the key on one click till it unlocks the steering wheel but doesn't turn the dash on. The TJ's are real easy to tow unless you have something funky going on with yours. Can't comment on double towing other than check the laws of the states you plan on traveling through to make sure it's legal.
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<STRONG>For the auto TJ, put the tcase in neutral and the tranny in park. Turn the key on one click till it unlocks the steering wheel but doesn't turn the dash on. The TJ's are real easy to tow unless you have something funky going on with yours. Can't comment on double towing other than check the laws of the states you plan on traveling through to make sure it's legal.</STRONG>
Yo <IMG SRC="smilies/roxy.gif" border="0"> Thanks Brad. as you can see I'll be selling refridgerators from the east coast world now.

RV purchase fell thru so Im looking again or I may ship stuff and just drive TJ and pull trailer
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Old 08-15-2001, 02:26 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Hey coach, YOU can NOT double tow anywhere in Pennsylvaina.

I was serious when I said I would help you drive back If you buy me a ticket there.

It shouldn't cost too much Pit to RENO.
I could gamble a day or 2 then drive back with ya to break up the trip.

Check on I 80 it might be closed due to fire?
someone said that in a different post.
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