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Chris Bryant

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Posted: 10/08/19 05:55am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

By the time you outfit everything for safe towing, you could rent a Jeep for a month probably cheaper


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Chris Bryant wrote:

By the time you outfit everything for safe towing, you could rent a Jeep for a month probably cheaper

You beat me to it. To me best idea.
Also, does Louisiana require a different license to legally drive/tow that much combined GVWR ?

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Chris Bryant wrote:

By the time you outfit everything for safe towing, you could rent a Jeep for a month probably cheaper


Excellent point. If this is a one-time deal, this is likely the better way to go!

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Chris Bryant wrote:

By the time you outfit everything for safe towing, you could rent a Jeep for a month probably cheaper


Rented a Jeep in Moab for two days, $230.00/day. All I need to do is get a wireless tail light for $100.00 and I'm set. I've already towed the Jeep to Colorado 5 times behind the truck without the 5th wheel.

I've towed my boat behind the 5th wheel a couple of times here in Louisiana. We just have a length requirement. I'll do my best to find out what I can in the other states.


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sayoung wrote:

Chris Bryant wrote:

By the time you outfit everything for safe towing, you could rent a Jeep for a month probably cheaper

You beat me to it. To me best idea.
Also, does Louisiana require a different license to legally drive/tow that much combined GVWR ?


Doesn’t matter it’s based on your states laws.


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My jeep (now someone else's jeep) did just fine behind my truck, my FW, and my MH. In all cases I used a Brake Buddy auxiliary brake system.

I taped into the FW brake lights and installed a 4 pin plug for the jeeps lights. Also used the plug for other trailers I pulled behind the FW.

Just make sure both hitches, the FW and the one on the FW, are up to the job. On most trips to the desert I see at least one jeep tailgating a FW [emoticon]. I won't get into the legality of it as that is a whole can of worms.

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Definitely get a braking system. The dynamics of that much weight pushing the rear of the fifth wheel could be hairy.

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Cummins12V98 wrote:

sayoung wrote:

Chris Bryant wrote:

By the time you outfit everything for safe towing, you could rent a Jeep for a month probably cheaper

You beat me to it. To me best idea.
Also, does Louisiana require a different license to legally drive/tow that much combined GVWR ?


Doesn’t matter it’s based on your states laws.

You really should look where he lives. the OP is based in Louisiana so uses a La. license. Does La require an upgrade to tow that much combined gvwr ?
It's like my Tx " A " non CDL. If I didn't have it , only a C , and had a wreck or had to show to LEO while towing my rig , it's called driving without a license.

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Fan of trucks and either I use my Ram or Jeep when towing my rv. If you are planning to that you might want to use a hitch. recommending this hitch https://www.jeepsareus.com/sku/82208219.html. What model of Jeep do you own as each model can only tow a specific weight at the back?

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blindeyes wrote:

Fan of trucks and either I use my Ram or Jeep when towing my rv. If you are planning to that you might want to use a hitch. recommending this hitch https://www.jeepsareus.com/sku/82208219.html. What model of Jeep do you own as each model can only tow a specific weight at the back?


The camper is a 5th wheel.

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