RV.Net Open Roads Forum: Dinghy Towing: Jeep missed the boat

RV Blog

  |  

RV Sales

  |  

Campgrounds

  |  

RV Parks

  |  

RV Club

  |  

RV Buyers Guide

  |  

Roadside Assistance

  |  

Extended Service Plan

  |  

RV Travel Assistance

  |  

RV Credit Card

  |  

RV Loans

Open Roads Forum Already a member? Login here.   If not, Register Today!  |  Help

Newest  |  Active  |  Popular  |  RVing FAQ Forum Rules  |  Forum Posting Help and Support  |  Contact  

Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in Dinghy Towing

Open Roads Forum  >  Dinghy Towing  >  General Topics

 > Jeep missed the boat

Reply to Topic  |  Subscribe  |  Print Topic  |  Post New Topic  | 
Sponsored By:
Kavoom

Kansas

Senior Member

Joined: 07/10/2005

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 04/16/21 07:41am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have both a Jeep Cherokee (can be towed) and a Jeep Renegade (Cannot be towed). I really believe that IF Jeep had made the Renegade towable, they would have sold a bunch of them to Class A owners.

dodge guy

Bartlett IL

Senior Member

Joined: 03/23/2004

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 04/16/21 09:51am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I tell everyone to stay away from them. they are nothing but a problem.


Wife Kim
Son Brandon 17yrs
Daughter Marissa 16yrs
Dog Bailey

12 Forest River Georgetown 350TS Hellwig sway bars, BlueOx TrueCenter stabilizer

13 Ford Explorer Roadmaster Stowmaster 5000, VIP Tow>
A bad day camping is
better than a good day at work!


RetiredRealtorRick

Gulf Shores, AL

Senior Member

Joined: 04/17/2020

View Profile



Posted: 04/16/21 11:42am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Jeep Renegades are built on Fiat chassis' -- 'nuff said.


. . . never confuse education with intelligence

Kavoom

Kansas

Senior Member

Joined: 07/10/2005

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 04/17/21 08:11am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

A1ARealtorRick wrote:

Jeep Renegades are built on Fiat chassis' -- 'nuff said.


That must be the reason they can't make em towable. ???

Grit dog

Black Diamond, WA

Senior Member

Joined: 05/06/2013

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 04/17/21 03:44pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

No offense but I’d stay away from anything with a newer Chrysler 3.6 V6 as well


2016 Ram 2500, MotorOps.ca EFIlive tuned, 5” turbo back, 6" lift on 37s
2017 Heartland Torque T29

magicbus

Nantucket Island, MA

Senior Member

Joined: 06/16/2002

View Profile



Posted: 04/17/21 04:09pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

These days it’s all about the tranny, the transfer mechanism, and the rear. You need the right combo of all, which comes with the willingness to give up some 4WD capabilities, to make it towable 4-down.

Dave


Current: 2018 Winnebago Era A
Previous: Selene 49 Trawler
Previous: Country Coach Allure 36


Y-Guy

Tri-Cities, WA

Moderator

Joined: 03/04/2002

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 04/19/21 09:59am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

A1ARealtorRick wrote:

Jeep Renegades are built on Fiat chassis' -- 'nuff said.

Actually the Fiat 500 is flat towable, but the Fiat 500X is not. The 500X chassis is what the Renegade is built on.


2007 Winnebago Sightseer 35J
2011 Jeep Wrangler

RetiredRealtorRick

Gulf Shores, AL

Senior Member

Joined: 04/17/2020

View Profile



Posted: 04/22/21 12:06pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Y-Guy wrote:

A1ARealtorRick wrote:

Jeep Renegades are built on Fiat chassis' -- 'nuff said.

Actually the Fiat 500 is flat towable, but the Fiat 500X is not. The 500X chassis is what the Renegade is built on.


Yes. And a Fiat is a Fiat is a Fiat. All pretty much junque!

Alan_Hepburn

San Jose, Ca, USA

Senior Member

Joined: 05/02/2003

View Profile





Offline
Posted: 04/23/21 02:41pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

magicbus wrote:

These days it’s all about the tranny, the transfer mechanism, and the rear. You need the right combo of all, which comes with the willingness to give up some 4WD capabilities, to make it towable 4-down.


Both our 2017 Wrangler and our 2020 Gladiator have the 3.6L V6 engine, automatic transmission, and manual transfer case - I don't think we've given up ANY 4WD capabilities and both vehicles tow fine...


----------------------------------------------
Alan & Sandy Hepburn driving a 2007 Fleetwood Bounder 35E on a Workhorse chassis - Proud to be a Blue Star Family!
Good Sam Member #566004


magicbus

Nantucket Island, MA

Senior Member

Joined: 06/16/2002

View Profile



Posted: 04/23/21 07:15pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Alan_Hepburn wrote:

magicbus wrote:

These days it’s all about the tranny, the transfer mechanism, and the rear. You need the right combo of all, which comes with the willingness to give up some 4WD capabilities, to make it towable 4-down.


Both our 2017 Wrangler and our 2020 Gladiator have the 3.6L V6 engine, automatic transmission, and manual transfer case - I don't think we've given up ANY 4WD capabilities and both vehicles tow fine...


My Wrangler has all the same features and also is towable. But we aren’t discussing Wranglers. For example, I am happily giving up my Wrangler for a Bronco Sport with more advanced 4-wheeling capabilities than my Wrangler, plus a nicer ride snd other amenities, but it can’t be towed. I’ve owned and towed 5 Jeeps and loved them all (except the 2006 with the death wobble) but gave up dragging a toad years ago so no big deal for me, but everything is a trade off.

Dave

Reply to Topic  |  Subscribe  |  Print Topic  |  Post New Topic  | 

Open Roads Forum  >  Dinghy Towing  >  General Topics

 > Jeep missed the boat
Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in Dinghy Towing


New posts No new posts
Closed, new posts Closed, no new posts
Moved, new posts Moved, no new posts

Adjust text size:




© 2021 CWI, Inc. © 2021 Good Sam Enterprises, LLC. All Rights Reserved.