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I am looking to tow my Comanche behind a Colorado. Does anyone know where I can get a tow bar that works for this application? How have you guys gone about it previously?

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Bought a tow bar off Ebay, used some angle iron to build a mount off my Custom 4x4 tow hook mounts, attemped to tow it with a Cherokee, gave up. The Cherokee is too light in the rear and instead of pulling the truck through corners, the truck tried to push the Cherokee out of them.

 

Decided I should not have gotten rid of my Suburban.

 

But I believe JeepcoMJ tows Comanches behind a Comanche. Still not a Colorado, but may give you more insight. Wildman tows them behind a 1 ton cube van. In my personal opinion you need something full size to do it safely.

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Bought a tow bar off Ebay, used some angle iron to build a mount off my Custom 4x4 tow hook mounts, attempted to tow it with a Cherokee, gave up. The Cherokee is too light in the rear and instead of pulling the truck through corners, the truck tried to push the Cherokee out of them.

 

Decided I should not have gotten rid of my Suburban.

 

But I believe JeepcoMJ tows Comanches behind a Comanche. Still not a Colorado, but may give you more insight. Wildman tows them behind a 1 ton cube van. In my personal opinion you need something full size to do it safely.

 

I agree! I have tried towing a vehicle with a similarly sized vehicle and experienced the same things mvusse explained here.. IMHO, do not do it accept for emergencies.

 

CW

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I've towed my MJ behind the wife's XJ (3.5" lift on 33's; did it a few times as well when she was on 31's) a dozen or so times. You just need to take the time to make sure you have it setup correctly. The biggest tip is to make sure you have the towbar pointing down towards the hitch; so when the weight of the MJ slows down it's pushing the rear of your tow vehicle down (not up). It's amazing what lowering your hitch mount will do for stability and not feeling so "pushed around". You just need to give yourself plenty of room to stop. It in all honestly pulls and feels better than my 12' utility trailer does pulling the MJ.

 

Just make sure you have your TC/Tranny and steering wheel setup correctly per the manual.

 

I made a mount that goes off my C4x4 tow hooks. Goes all the way across and ties the 2 together.

 

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If you look close in this pic you can see the setup a bit better.

 

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This pick was taken to test the setup. It was prior to me lowering the hitch mount as stated above.

 

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Though having a truck/trailer is always the best option.

 

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:hijack: Does losing the doors hurt the body rigidity much?

 

 

 

I have towed an XJ behind a KJ before and I think the 1,000#'s more that the KJ weighed made a huge difference. I'd bet that the Colorado would do just fine with your MJ as it has a longer wheelbase than the KJ.

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I have towed an XJ behind a KJ before and I think the 1,000#'s more that the KJ weighed made a huge difference. I'd bet that the Colorado would do just fine with your MJ as it has a longer wheelbase than the KJ.

 

Exactly, its not the size of the tow vehicle as much as its its weight! The Lil Libby is actually a pretty good tow vehicle (with in its weight limitations) as its quite heavy for its size!!

CW

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:hijack: Does losing the doors hurt the body rigidity much?

Can't say I've noticed much (if any) loss. It's an offroad only MJ so it only see's the trails.

 

 

I've towed with my XJ several times. Doing with 35's kinda sucks for the milage; though having the stroker motor I think helps a lot.

 

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Normally I use a J20 for towing. When towing a Jeep, MJ or XJ there is no problem. When towing a full size vehicle I throw 500lbs dead wieght in the bed of the J20. Really makes a difference when cornering. Did the same thing when I towed a XJ with a MJ. A couple hundred lbs in the bed. Makes a hairy situation more comfy. I realy prefer to use a tow dolley. Beats a tow bar all to H*ll.

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I know this is kind of old but mine came with a thing to tow it with on the front under the bumper because the previous owners towed it behind their camper

(so a majority of the 61XXXmiles i got it with were from just that :).)

it disconnects/connects with two pins and is like a regular tow bar

I'm not sure where they got it but i could post some pics for ya if you want so you could see what it looks like if your still interested in this.

i guess it worked pretty well for them

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