After shopping for a ton of over priced Trackers, Samurai’s and Vitara’s, we decided to go with a Jeep Wrangler. To stay under 3500 pounds we went with a ’98 TJ at 3300 pounds if the gas tank is full. I wanted all four corners with coil springs so didn’t go with ’96 or older and 2007 and newer are almost 4000 pounds with fuel.
With all the forest roads we go boondocking, I deciding to get a non-binding tow bar. The non-binding bar is handy when uneven road surface has the RV and toad leaning at different angles. What I really like is that I don’t have to be dead center and straight on, the bars allow my aim to be off quite a bit and then they lock fully extended when the RV pulls forward. I’m really curious how well this will all work out.
I also don’t want to mess with braking systems so added a Demco G-Force II controller (for gas coaches), same brand as the Air Force 1 that uses air pressure from the Diesel Pusher brake system. I chose the Demco since it’s a proportional braking system that only needs a signal from the wire for the brake lights.
I’m normally about saving every penny I can and based on that I should have gone with a tow dolly. But, so many people I know warned me about trying to find space to stow a tow dolly at a campsite and the additional time of hooking the dolly back up and then hooking up the car. Then if you get into a jam, you unhook it all to back out of a no U-Turn situation and then hookup again. So time will tell if this was a wise use of money for the sake of convenience.