Should I Flat Tow my JL from MS to MT?

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We are considering renting an RV to travel from Mississippi to Wyoming and Montana to visit some of the national parks. We'd like to take the Jeep along with us to do some trails and to have a way to get around. This will most likely be a one time deal so I'm trying to determine how much a SAFE and RELIABLE towing set-up would cost and if there are any other options to get the Jeep there. Thanks.





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Drive it and stay in a hotel? That's what my husband and I are planning for our trip out West next year. We debated the RV scenario, but decided against it. I think a few members have installed the Blue Ox system:like:
 

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I love having the toad set up on mine. I tow it behind my motorhome every where.. Probably has more miles towed than driven. I even tow it with my truck to drop it off to get detailed.
 

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Start with the RV. Many F350 chassis are barely adequate for the rated wet weight. F450 chassis probably has the extra capacity. Does the frame rails extend all the way to the rear of the RV? Not all have full frame rails. Will you have toad brakes? Some states require, others do not.
 

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Start with the RV. Many F350 chassis are barely adequate for the rated wet weight. F450 chassis probably has the extra capacity. Does the frame rails extend all the way to the rear of the RV? Not all have full frame rails. Will you have toad brakes? Some states require, others do not.
I agree with this too... And regardless of the law make sure you have brakes. I do believe in all states a JLU would require brakes.
 

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We check into towing our Jeep behind a rented RV for a trip out West. Absolutely no one will rent a RV and allow the Jeep to be towed. All the rental places we contacted said the Jeep and trailer were to heavy. We are going to trailer the Jeep behind our truck and stay in motels.
 

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OP said he's considering renting, so probably SOL too.
 
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Start with the RV. Many F350 chassis are barely adequate for the rated wet weight. F450 chassis probably has the extra capacity. Does the frame rails extend all the way to the rear of the RV? Not all have full frame rails. Will you have toad brakes? Some states require, others do not.
And if they try to give you anything with the 3V V10.....good luck. What a raging pile that engine is.

OTOH sourdough wouldn't have even known his JL was back there with the Cummins
 

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Here is my setup before we traded for the super C. I flat tow behind it now. Probably to much money for a one time shot.
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Thanks everyone. We are actually looking at renting through RVshare.com. It's a private owner renting deal, similar to air bnb or Turo. We are looking at a few class A RVs or motorhomes. The owners that I have spoken to so far have no issues with towing. My concern is the cost for the set-up for the one time deal.
 

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Thanks everyone. We are actually looking at renting through RVshare.com. It's a private owner renting deal, similar to air bnb or Turo. We are looking at a few class A RVs or motorhomes. The owners that I have spoken to so far have no issues with towing. My concern is the cost for the set-up for the one time deal.
Cost could be up to $5000 depending.
 

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We are actually looking at renting through RVshare.com. It's a private owner renting deal, similar to air bnb or Turo. We are looking at a few class A RVs or motorhomes. The owners that I have spoken to so far have no issues with towing.

We looked into RVshare. The insurance company excluded towing. Double check. You don’t want to be buying a Motor Coach.
 

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Holy chit I've never investigated such things obviously. OP I'd buy an 18' car hauler if true and have an investment for life!....and save a couple grand
Car haulers create their own issues and would probably exceed the 5000 pound tow rating of most motorhomes you'd rent not to mention the additional CVGW and tongue weight.
 

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@zb39 Thats a nice rig. Here's mine

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