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Posted: 06/05/18 07:34pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

hohenwald48 wrote:

If Rugged Ridge thinks the recovery tabs on their Wrangler bumper are not strong enough to pull a Wrangler then what in the world are they good for and why did they even bother putting them on? Does Rugged Ridge just put the recovery tabs on for looks? Do they think we all use our Wranglers (and bumpers) just as mall crawlers?


That's pretty odd for sure. You'd think that if a company goes through the trouble of engineering, design, fabrication and application, that the recovery tabs WOULD be good for towing because, they're supposed to be used to RECOVER a stuck JEEP. And that sometimes, involves quite a bit of pull on them to get the stuck Jeep out of its predicament. So, maybe I guess they're saying the tabs are for "Part time" use, not full time use as in towing.
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Posted: 06/05/18 09:46pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Yea idk it looks pretty strong.

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Posted: 06/08/18 03:11pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Guess I will be the Guinea pig

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Very similar to my set up. We tow with the Ready Brute system. No problems so far.

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I'm towing a Wrangler with a three inch lift and 37" tires using a Blue Ox tow bar. The attachment point on the wrangler is a full 3 inches higher than the attachment point to the coach. I am getting quite a bit of sway with the jeep attached at 60 mph, is it possibly the angle of the towbar causing that? I already have a 12 inch raised receiver hitch piece on the motorhome to get it within 3 inches of the jeep height. Everything with the hitch is good and tight, there is no play in the receiver.

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Posted: 06/09/18 05:57pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

mike brez - keep us in the loop.

Shultzy, which bumper are you using?


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It’s a Rock Hard receiver bumper. Needed a 2 inch receiver in the front for a Home Plow.

http://www.rockhard4x4.com/product_p/rh-5009.htm

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Posted: 06/27/18 11:43am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Y-Guy wrote:

mike brez - keep us in the loop.

Shultzy, which bumper are you using?


Have pulled the wrangler around for a 100 miles or so with my pickup and seems fine.
Headed for Vermont tomorrow with the coach and wrangler in tow we will see.

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Ok have about 1200 miles on pulling new to me jeep and bumper. Have gone up and down 6% grades,stop&ago traffic and a little city driving and everything works flawlessly
I give it a
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mike brez wrote:

Just looked at the hard rock and LoD makes the one I posted look like a bargain.
I'm using $50.00 brackets now.

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Again, where can I find them?


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