Renting an RV, need to Flat Tow a Jeep

sandlinm

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My family and I are renting a diesel pusher over spring break and heading from AZ to Moab. I want to flat tow my 2020 Rubicon, but based on my research, it appears that the only way to do it is to purchase a full tow bar and mount setup. Is there a "rental option"? I looked at uhaul and the trailers only support 5000 Lbs but Jeeps weigh a bit more.

Does anybody have any ideas?

Thanks in advance..
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If you want to flat tow, you will definitely need a tow bar as well as a tow plate installed on your jeep. When at Moab, I saw several diesel pushers with trailers that had Jeeps on them. I would keep looking for a trailer that I could rent.
 

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If you are renting a Diesel Pusher and have no plans to tow Jeep again, I would rent a trailer. A DP can handle that extra weight. Otherwise you need to add a baseplate and get tow bars. An alternate to the baseplate is a LOD or Rock Hard bumper can be provisioned for flat towing. You still need tow bars.
 

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I was reading some threads a couple years ago where they mentioned most RV renters/rental companies say no to towing. Might want to check into it ahead of time.

Given the relatively short drive, might be easier and cheaper to just have a couple of your party drive the JL.
 

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You can just about buy a trailer for what it would cost to get the Jeep set up with tow bar, brackets auxiliary braking and lights. For a one trip use I’d rent or buy a trailer, then sell after I got back home. A used car hauler would be great, but even on a new one you should be able to recoup most of your $$ when you get home. Setting up a Jeep to tow will be pricy😏
 
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