Does your FSJ even tow, bro?

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Re: Does your FSJ even tow, bro?

Postby 66stepside » Tue Mar 24, 2015 7:26 am

olllllo wrote:Nope, Dallas/Ft. Worth area.


The twin to your jeep in Prosser. It's even for sale! You've got a sweet-looking jeep.
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Re: Does your FSJ even tow, bro?

Postby olllllo » Tue Mar 24, 2015 5:00 pm

66stepside wrote:The twin to your jeep in Prosser. It's even for sale! You've got a sweet-looking jeep.

Thanks!

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Does your FSJ even tow, bro?

Postby 66stepside » Sat Mar 28, 2015 3:17 pm

Here's the Prosser jeep:

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Re: Does your FSJ even tow, bro?

Postby miltos68wgoneer » Sat Mar 28, 2015 7:44 pm

i see a bunch of jeeps towing jeeps! Does anyone actually tow a trailer?LOL.
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Re: Does your FSJ even tow, bro?

Postby miltos68wgoneer » Sun Mar 29, 2015 9:01 pm

Thanks! This is what I needed to see. I built my wagoneer to take cross country but have not bought a trailer yet. I guess I just need to feel rest assured it can do it.
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53 CHEVY 210 stock

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Re: Does your FSJ even tow, bro?

Postby Cheap Hobby » Mon Mar 30, 2015 12:53 am

Miltos68, you can always rent a travel trailer and make a few weekend test trips. Brake controller and weight distribution hitch are all you need. The Curt industries controller is my current state of the art controller. I would not go over 26 feet on the trailer. It's not a power concern it is the length of the tow vehicle . Weight distribution hitch is essential for or rigs. Unless you like 3ph up and down hill
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Re: Does your FSJ even tow, bro?

Postby miltos68wgoneer » Sat Apr 04, 2015 9:27 pm

Thanks cheap hobby! I think that is a GREAT idea to rent a trailer and test out. I need to work out all the gremlins residing in my jeep after the swap and 47 years of use first.So hopefully by this summer I will be ready to to give it a go.
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Re: Does your FSJ even tow, bro?

Postby Cheap Hobby » Sun Apr 05, 2015 2:55 am

Renting will also help you decide what lay out, equipment, trim level and size will work for you. We bought our 14' 1968 self contained Aristocrat because we knew it would tow great behind the Chero and nobody would want to hang out in it with us. It has worked great for 18 years. Now that we have 2 60 # dogs it can be a bit cramped. Oh well I can put in any size space we pick even when towing with the super duty.
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Re: Does your FSJ even tow, bro?

Postby csuengr » Sun Apr 12, 2015 7:09 pm

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Towing my birthday present to me.
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Postby 78basewag » Sat Apr 18, 2015 4:25 pm

Hauling some concrete to the dump.
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Does your FSJ even tow, bro?

Postby 66stepside » Sat Apr 18, 2015 6:13 pm

Towing an XJ to the scrap yard:

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And then getting a yard and a half of 3/8- basalt rock to fill in some spots.

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Re: Does your FSJ even tow, bro?

Postby SIUADOG » Sun Apr 19, 2015 11:35 am

My truck does light duty from time to time, a classic pulling a few two wheeled classics.


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Re: Does your FSJ even tow, bro?

Postby miltos68wgoneer » Thu Apr 23, 2015 9:17 pm

nice RS! is that a triumph on the back side?
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Re: Does your FSJ even tow, bro?

Postby jaber » Fri Apr 24, 2015 8:09 am

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Had to rescue my son. That's what he gets for selling his Jeep... :lol:

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Re: Does your FSJ even tow, bro?

Postby letank » Fri Apr 24, 2015 9:03 am

It does
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and so does its younger brother
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Re: Does your FSJ even tow, bro?

Postby Lumpskie » Mon Jun 08, 2015 10:28 am

So, I've got a question for you guys who tow with your FSJs. I've got a Jeep with the "High Altitude" setup, but no tow package. (As far as I can tell, that means I've got 3.31 gears but everything else is the same) I'm thinking about building a trailer hitch for my rig and getting a camper trailer eventually. Other than the hitch and associated power to run, is there anything else I should look at before towing with my '89?
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Re: Does your FSJ even tow, bro?

Postby csuengr » Mon Jun 08, 2015 12:40 pm

You will need a trans cooler. I have a factory one hanging on the wall. You will also have to limit your trailer weight to under 5000 gross. Otherwise you will be going very slow up the hills around here. You will also need brakes on the trailer. They help a whole heck of a lot. As for a hitch, it is fairly easy to modify one from a 2000 Tahoe to fit. It just needs to be shortened and you have to be able to weld well.
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Re: Does your FSJ even tow, bro?

Postby Stuka » Mon Jun 08, 2015 12:43 pm

As I recall, Wagoneers with the tow package were rated for towing 5000lbs, but anything over 2500 requires the trailer to have brakes. Which at the time was the old style push brakes. But these days equates to electric brakes. So you will want an adjustable brake controller. They make a HUGE difference. A load balancing setup helps too.

But if you will be towing a small popup or the like that is less than 2500lbs, brakes are really optional in most cases.
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Re: Does your FSJ even tow, bro?

Postby Dr. Marneaus » Mon Jun 08, 2015 7:32 pm

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Re: Does your FSJ even tow, bro?

Postby Lumpskie » Tue Jun 09, 2015 5:42 am

Thanks for the input, csuengr and Stuka. I've got a buddy that says I can have his trans cooler. I'll look into trailer brake systems as well.

Dr. Marn: I've always liked your Wagoneer/trailer combo.
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