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The 47 Willys needs some work and my back is not letting me get it done. Also with out a top, heat & doors, I don't like to drive at night. So I am looking for a Jeep Rubicon (like Robert B's) It would be great to find one all set-up. But what we need is rain tight, drive at night, small & light for an FC. and 4 WD. Q: does anyone know how much a FC 3208NA can tow before you know it is back there? How many Lbs?
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Toed my rubicon when I had a NA didn,t really make a difference
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I tow a fiberglass CJ7 which is real light, or a Honda Pilot which is pushing 5000 lbs.. Once I get them rolling I don't even know they are back there and getting them started is about the same. I must say though that the bus has a lot more get up and go when there is nothing back there.
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I currently have a 99 Sahara fixed up, ready to go, and for sale, if you are interested. It weighs about 3400 pounds, and I towed it, in the Colorado mountains, behind my class C Lazy Daze without any problems.
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As far as how much weight can a N/A FC tow, Finn pulls his 24' trailer with a car and 4 wheeler with no problem. Just don't be in a hurry.
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As far as how much weight can a N/A FC tow, Finn pulls his 24' trailer with a car and 4 wheeler with no problem. Just don't be in a hurry.
Brad's first rule when driving an RV: "If you are driving in a hurry in an RV then you left the house in the wrong vehicle."
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As far as how much weight can a N/A FC tow, Finn pulls his 24' trailer with a car and 4 wheeler with no problem. Just don't be in a hurry.

The trailer is a 27 foot enclosed autocarrier, that usually weighs around 9,000# depending on which car I have loaded inside, the combination is grossing around 42000#. Last week when I drove up I-95 between Richmond Hills, GA and Walterboro, SC I could easily maintain 65 - 70 mph (3000 rpm the red line on my CAT 3208NA) depending on traffic, the speedometer agrees with my GPS. In the mountains or on long, long uphill grades it can slow me down quite a bit, it likes to run the best at 2600 rpm but will creep up to 3000 rpm easily on flat terrain with no head wind, I very seldom use the cruise control as it lags too much on any kind of a incline even crossing over interchanges on any four lane and I second Brad's statement too.
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The trailer is a 27 foot enclosed autocarrier, that usually weighs around 9,000# depending on which car I have loaded inside, the combination is grossing around 42000#. Last week when I drove up I-95 between Richmond Hills, GA and Walterboro, SC I could easily maintain 65 - 70 mph (3000 rpm the red line on my CAT 3208NA) depending on traffic, the speedometer agrees with my GPS. In the mountains or on long, long uphill grades it can slow me down quite a bit, it likes to run the best at 2600 rpm but will creep up to 3000 rpm easily on flat terrain with no head wind, I very seldom use the cruise control as it lags too much on any kind of a incline even crossing over interchanges on any four lane and I second Brad's statement too.
I stand corrected.....
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Mark I would never try to talk you out of a Jeep Rubicon as they are IMHO some of the best Jeeps ever made. However, be advised, due to their popularity and factory installed equipment they can be pricey in our area. (Dana 44s, 4.10 gears, and lockers are not cheap to add later. Just ask me how I know) Good luck on your search.

FWIW: Have you checked out the used Jeep sales lot on Hwy 41 in Madera? It is just south of the 145 intersection.
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Thank you! yes Brad we did stop and look before we wanted to get something. I know the price of jeeps in-all is high. Just looking for advice here because most RV's pull jeeps. And we live here and can use it more then a car. Lee where is your jeep parked right now?
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