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Old May 24th, 2008, 07:08 PM   #1
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Thoughts? Safer ways to go? Bottom line is, either one trailers the other or both are trailered, meaning I can't drive both the Jeep and the towing vehicle at the same time. This is to San Diego, CA. Not a close drive. Thanks.
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Old May 24th, 2008, 07:20 PM   #2
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whats the rules on the double? one has to be a 5th wheel right? not sure, just don't plan on backing up with both attached I guess.
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The car is just a roller, no engine/trans/driveshaft/interior. I'd rather not dolly it that far. I'm trying to see if it would be safe and not strain the Jeep too much with a trailer. However if I could somehow get a truck and a trailer that would fit both the Jeep and the GTO, that'd be real cool. I know nothing about towing.
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If the car is just a shell and you have a trailer get some trailer brakes installed and take your time. I cant imagine its that heavy.

Double check, if your within your tow range then do it.

www.uship.com get them both shipped
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I would think that a properly equipped XJ could tow a light trailer with the '66 on board. Do some google searching to figure out the weight of the drivetrain components and subtract that from the weight of the car. I know my old ZJ was rated to tow up to around 5-6k pounds. But, make sure you have trailer brakes and understand how to set them properly, and how to load the car on the trailer properly. Don't plan on setting any land speed records getting there either, from a safety perspective as well as fuel.
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I'm expecting to take about 5 days for the drive. I'll have trailer brakes put on as well. Specs on the Jeep Cherokee (a stock 2000 4x4, close to mine):
Curb Weight 3379 pounds
Payload 1150 pounds
Towing capacity 5000 pounds
I've heard the GTO probably weighs around 2900 lbs. However a stock GTO weighs:
Body Weight (lbs)
Coupe 3445
Hope this helps.
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dont forget the weight of the trailer. get a weight distributing hitch, trailer brakes, and take your time and I dont see any problems.

It may not be a bad idea to install a temp guage and cooler on your tranny.
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