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Crodad

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Posted: 10/07/19 12:22pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I've seen people do this. If you do this what advice would you give me. I am planning a long trip from South Louisiana to Billings Montana next year. I would love to bring my Jeep with me since we will be there for a month or two. I plan on driving maybe 400 miles or less per day. and taking about 2 weeks to get there.


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Posted: 10/07/19 12:42pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have seen it done once but I would not do it.


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Posted: 10/07/19 12:46pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

That's a bunch of weight at the tail.


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With a properly attached receiver hitch it’s simply no different than towing just the 5er.


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DOH
check the legality of this for all states you will be going through.
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Bumpyroad wrote:

DOH
check the legality of this for all states you will be going through.
bumpy


This!! Rules for towing apply to the state you are in - so make sure you'd be legal along your route.

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Bumpyroad wrote:

DOH
check the legality of this for all states you will be going through.
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Yup. Legal in some states, not in others. And they WILL pull you over, out-of-state vehicle or no.





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I don't have an answer to your question directly, but have you considered a second person driving the Jeep as a "chase car" while you tow the trailer? Get a set of walkie-talkies and it could be a really fun adventure. This would eliminate any legal issues in any state you travel.

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Posted: 10/07/19 11:28pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Check the tow ratings also...both for the truck and with the 5er manufacturer.

Good chance with a 2008 3/4 ton, you are over the limits.

Also, how much is the jeep braking system going to cost? That's well above most states limits for a trailer without brakes.

Plus there is the hassle if you can't get a pull through site. You won't be able to back up with the jeep attached, so that means disconnecting before setting up camp and then reconnecting after pulling out. If you are traveling 2 weeks straight, that's a bit of a hassle.


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valhalla360 wrote:



Plus there is the hassle if you can't get a pull through site. You won't be able to back up with the jeep attached, so that means disconnecting before setting up camp and then reconnecting after pulling out. If you are traveling 2 weeks straight, that's a bit of a hassle.


I have watched a MH drop the toad, move the toad into site, MH back in, and hook up. Same work, but ready to leave early AM...

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