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amarino43

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1985 jeep cj7 for toad
« on: July 31, 2011, 10:09:44 PM »
I just bought a tow bar, want to tow my 85 cj7, does anyone have pics of how to install the tow bar on jeep and what other steps needed as far as 4x4 goes before i drive off in rv pulling the jeep, im new to the toad thing and need step by step instructions and pics please, HELP

Clark Griswold

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Re: 1985 jeep cj7 for toad
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2011, 12:05:08 AM »
What type of tow bar did you purchase?  As far as towing a 1985 CJ7, can't help you off the top of head; however, we toad a 1997 w/o any issues using a Roadmaster tow system with manual transmission.  ......I've owned several CJs including 1978, 1984, and (2) 1985s, and of course the 97 Wrangler, Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, & Liberty.   ;)
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"Until recently" 2002 Winnebago Adventurer 32V
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cpeters

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Re: 1985 jeep cj7 for toad
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2011, 08:25:30 AM »
I believe that the 85 is liimited to 200 miles and 50 miles per hour. It then needs to be started to lube the output bearings.
Charlie and Linda
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JayT

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Re: 1985 jeep cj7 for toad
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2011, 09:10:37 AM »
I have a 1983 CJ7 and I tow it everywhere we go. The original documents that I have on the Jeep does say 250 miles then un-hitch drive around re-hitch. There is no mention of a speed limit that I could find, not saying that there isn't however. I remember researching this years ago and I believe the problem is with the rear bearing of the transfer case not getting enough lubrication. With this said I have toad mine up to 700 miles without stopping. I've never had a problem.  When you do toe it make sure both the transfer case and the transmission is in neutral, I am assuming you have a manual transmission. If you have an after market transfer case you will want to check with the manufacture.


Jay T
We have been RV'ing for 20 years and much tent camping prior to our first RV.
2008 Holiday Rambler Arista 33'
1983 CJ7 Jeep
Amateur radio operator call sign K6RUV
Home is Southern California in the Coachella Valley

amarino43

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Re: 1985 jeep cj7 for toad
« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2011, 10:23:56 AM »
i got a haul master 5000lb rated tow bar, does anyone have pics on how they mounted tow bar to front of jeep, also how about the locking mechanisms on front wheels should they be on the #2, 4 or neither

JayT

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Re: 1985 jeep cj7 for toad
« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2011, 10:39:22 AM »
The locking hubs should always be on "2" for two wheel drive unless you need four wheel drive for off road use only, not on pavement.
Attached are pictures of the hitch attached.


Jay T
We have been RV'ing for 20 years and much tent camping prior to our first RV.
2008 Holiday Rambler Arista 33'
1983 CJ7 Jeep
Amateur radio operator call sign K6RUV
Home is Southern California in the Coachella Valley