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post #211 of 263 Old 06-12-2013, 09:15 AM
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my cherokee when i first bought it with a blown motor, love that u-haul has full car trailers.

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post #215 of 263 Old 07-15-2013, 01:39 PM Thread Starter
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post #216 of 263 Old 07-15-2013, 01:45 PM
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I have a class C also and am taking a trip in a couple of weeks and can't decide if I want to rent a trailer or dolly. Good looking setup you have.
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I have a class C also and am taking a trip in a couple of weeks and can't decide if I want to rent a trailer or dolly. Good looking setup you have.
Thank-you. That pic was all loaded up ready to head home after the Jamboree. I hate having to go home.

If you are deciding whether to dolly or trailer your TJ, I would trailer.
The owners manual specifically says not to use a tow dolly, or transfer case damage could occur. Flat tow four down, or use a trailer. Something to do with a lubrication issue when one driveshaft is spinning, and the other one isn't. You could remove your rear driveshaft though.

I never tested the theory, but I used to flat tow for years before I bought the trailer.

Hope you have a great trip.
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post #219 of 263 Old 07-15-2013, 07:47 PM
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Thank-you. That pic was all loaded up ready to head home after the Jamboree. I hate having to go home.

If you are deciding whether to dolly or trailer your TJ, I would trailer.
The owners manual specifically says not to use a tow dolly, or transfer case damage could occur. Flat tow four down, or use a trailer. Something to do with a lubrication issue when one driveshaft is spinning, and the other one isn't. You could remove your rear driveshaft though.

I never tested the theory, but I used to flat tow for years before I bought the trailer.

Hope you have a great trip.
I didn't know that about the dolly. Thanks for the tip. I guess I'll start looking at the difference to tow four down or buying a trailer.
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I've read through this amazing thread and have a question. I am planning to trailer my M38A1 to parades and car shows (I know, it's not a Jeep, it's a Willys). The total length is just over 11.5 feet and the wheelbase is 81" (6.75 feet). Based on your experience, what would be the best trailer length? The trailer I end up buying will be used for this vehicle only.

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post #224 of 263 Old 12-06-2015, 10:41 PM
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I've got a TJ, just under 14'. With a 94" WB. And a Big Tex 14' tandem axle. Towed by a 27' Class A Moho. Storage space was an issue, but the combo fits in my 12'x50' slot.

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post #225 of 263 Old 12-07-2015, 12:36 PM Thread Starter
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I've read through this amazing thread and have a question. I am planning to trailer my M38A1 to parades and car shows (I know, it's not a Jeep, it's a Willys). The total length is just over 11.5 feet and the wheelbase is 81" (6.75 feet). Based on your experience, what would be the best trailer length? The trailer I end up buying will be used for this vehicle only.

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Very cool Willys!
I would guess the most common lengths for a tandem axle car hauler are 14', 16', 18', and 20'.
Mine is an 18'. Two feet of it being in the dovetail. So a 16' flat usable deck. I prefer the dovetail because it makes it very easy to haul other vehicles besides my Jeep when the situation arises. Usually emergencies. Friends, family, or their kids broke down somewhere.

14' would certainly work for you, but with the 16' of usable deck and my short TJ, I have a little extra room for other stuff. Like my BBQ!

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