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valhalla360

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Posted: 07/07/18 09:09am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

SDcampowneroperator wrote:

trade the Jeep for a 3/4- 1t tow truck, keep her car. Even set it up to tow her car behind the 5er After a couple weeks having a pickup you wont miss the Jeep, wonder why you ever had one.

In your post I surmise you were going to keep the Jeep, trade her car. Hmmm.


Big pickups are lousy off road vehicle. They are too wide, too long and not enough clearance. Plus the stiff suspensions for weight carrying making the ride horrendous in rough conditions. If the OP wants a jeep for off roading, this is a poor choice.

I'm a big fan 5er over MH but this is one situation where a MH makes sense.

Now if the OP just wants off road ability and isn't wedded to the jeep, you can pick up a Razor (or similar) side by side ATV and put that in a toy hauler 5er.


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I pulled the 36 ft 5th wheel with a MDT(International) and wife followed in the PT Cruiser. We only moved normally every few weeks for about 300 miles. The PT was excellent for sight seeing the areas. Bought it new and sold it with 130500 trouble free miles. We kept in touch while moving the rig by CB. Worked for us. Almost never had any issues in RV parks with the extra vehicle.


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Thanks for all of the replies! We do a lot of off roading in the Jeep. We go to Colorado and Utah several times a year. There is no way a 3/4 ton or 1 ton truck would make it down the trails we hit. If we were full timing, we'd probably be off roading on a regular basis. I like the Razors personally and could live with that. My wife loves the Jeep though. Especially when the weather is lousy outside. Believe me, I'm fully aware of how useless my Jeep is for pretty much everything else. I've been looking at a lot of RVs lately. There are some really nice Class A motorhomes out there that would have no issue pulling the Jeep. They're super expensive though and still not as roomy as a 5er that's 1/8 the price! Every time I look at a 5er, I think about my Jeep problem. Are there 5ers out there that I could flat tow my Jeep behind? Is that even legal? Would be a LOT of weight. My Jeep is pushing 5,000 pounds with all of the armor on it.

Anyways, don't get me wrong. I get truck fever all the time. I used to have a 2002 F-250 with the 7.3L Powerstroke. I loved that truck.

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Posted: 07/07/18 09:45pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Would seem to be easier to flat tow vs pull a boat or something with tongue weight. And I have seen plenty of 5th-wheels with boats behind them.


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Posted: 07/07/18 11:56pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I don't understand what your RV space requirements are but we full-timed in a 40' Class A with abundant space and towed our Jeep.


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KC10Chief wrote:

Is that even legal?


NO. As I already mentioned about 10 posts back.


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KC10Chief wrote:

Thanks for all of the replies! We do a lot of off roading in the Jeep. We go to Colorado and Utah several times a year. There is no way a 3/4 ton or 1 ton truck would make it down the trails we hit. If we were full timing, we'd probably be off roading on a regular basis. I like the Razors personally and could live with that. My wife loves the Jeep though. Especially when the weather is lousy outside. Believe me, I'm fully aware of how useless my Jeep is for pretty much everything else. I've been looking at a lot of RVs lately. There are some really nice Class A motorhomes out there that would have no issue pulling the Jeep. They're super expensive though and still not as roomy as a 5er that's 1/8 the price! Every time I look at a 5er, I think about my Jeep problem. Are there 5ers out there that I could flat tow my Jeep behind? Is that even legal? Would be a LOT of weight. My Jeep is pushing 5,000 pounds with all of the armor on it.

Anyways, don't get me wrong. I get truck fever all the time. I used to have a 2002 F-250 with the 7.3L Powerstroke. I loved that truck.


Not many 5ers have a hitch that could pull 5k (never seen flat towing but might be an issue since he back will swing to the side in a turn significantly). Those are likely your more expensive 5ers and you likely need to upgrade that 200 F250 to a newer 1 ton dually...if not more...so the cost difference gets cut down quite a bit (probably still a little cheaper but not by nearly as much).

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Posted: 07/14/18 03:27pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We've been fulltiming since 2005 and for the last few years we have 2 vehicles. Only because I have a tendency towards working at shooting ranges here and there. I really don't like her driving separate but she wants something to run around in while I'm working. Please don't be like some of the other folks and pull doubles. Not a good plan...


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Posted: 07/20/18 09:16am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Have you considered a 5th wheel toyhauler and a side by side 4 wheeler for your offroading? Seems like the best of both worlds unless your talking more about rock crawling. Something to check out.


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