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Mini or Jeep - Which is Best to Tow?


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#1 Landyachters

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 12:50 PM

I am new to RV ing but looking for best way to go. I have heard the Mini is a good choice for towing but a Jeep is more practical    Any thoughts??


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#2 AprilWhine

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Posted 15 October 2013 - 10:54 AM

The one you want to drive. We have towed both, and Wrangler is not much of a car. Great off road, but not much for grocery shopping.


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#3 Medico

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Posted 15 October 2013 - 01:09 PM

We have a Jeep Liberty. Love the space it gives us, and can be used off road. It is flat towable. Do not know if the mini is or not. A later year (approx. 2004 I believe) 4 WD Jeep with a transfer case (Grand Cherokee, Wrangler and Liberty, not Compass or Patriot) can be flat towed with the transfer case in neutral, the transmission in Park and the key removed. Does not add any miles to odometer, and gets great mileage while being towed, LOL.


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#4 John_Harris

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Posted 15 October 2013 - 02:23 PM

We have 2007 Liberty and could not be happier. Plenty of room for groceries, fishing gear, etc. Towed 4 wheels down with Blue Ox and M&G braking system. We have a dummy key in ignition that keeps steering unlocked but will not start engine.


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#5 Medico

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Posted 16 October 2013 - 03:33 AM

Our 2012 Liberty does not have a steering lock. This allows the key to be removed. Many later model Jeeps have had the steering lock removed. Do not know exact year this happened.


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2006 Country Coach Magna (525 HP Cat C13 1650 torque, Alison 4000 6 speed tranny), 2012 Jeep Liberty

 

 

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#6 JamesRay

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Posted 20 October 2013 - 12:25 AM

Just towed a Mini Clubman on an Alaska Caravan, including over Top of the World Highway. I've towed this car for over 30,000 miles and am very happy with it. It's fun to drive and dead simple to tow.


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Posted 29 October 2013 - 04:09 PM

I guess it depends on what you want to do with your toad. Last trip a group of us drove on dirt roads, the couple with the mini were not happy. As far as groceries, we take the back seat out of our Wrangler and leave it home, more room for the dog or groceries and our Wrangler rides pretty good.
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Posted 03 November 2013 - 05:16 PM

Easy to tow, reliable, owner's manual says you can tow it (and how to tow it), 2wd or 4wd, light, cheap to operate, high quality and more...Honda CRV.


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