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7 Reasons Why the Jeep Wrangler is Your Best Choice for an RV Toad

4. Included Hitch Receiver

The Jeep comes with a hitch receiver included.

For the taillight wiring, instead of using the stock taillights and a lot of complicated wiring, the easy route is to use a receiver mounted cargo rack and attach a set of towing lights to it.

Jeep Wrangler with included hitch receiver.

Jeep Wrangler with included hitch receiver

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They come with all the wiring completed so you just run the cable to the front of the Jeep, and plug it into the motorhome’s stock trailer wiring.

You need somewhere to carry the lawn chairs anyway, so this works out as a way to increase your cargo space as well.

5. Good MPG, High Safety Rating, and a Smooth Driving Vehicle

The Jeep Wrangler is well behaved behind your motorhome, and it’s an ideal choice for excursions once you park your rig.

It can get up to 25 MPG on the open road and will provide comfortable and quiet transportation almost anywhere.

The high safety ratings come courtesy of the built-in roll cage and it’s got a wider, more stable wheelbase as compared to earlier models.

6. Easy to Go Topless

When equipped with all the options, this is one well-appointed ride.

You can remove the roof panels with ease, and for the more adventurous the whole roof can be removed or exchanged for a soft top.

Convertibles can be impractical. But a Jeep combines open air driving with great cargo carrying capacity.

7. Plenty of Up Top and Back Bumper Storage

If you’re into kayaking, what better way to carry it than mounted on top of your Jeep?

Bicycles, skis or other outdoor adventure gear fit easily on a roof rack or bumper hitch.

The Jeep Wrangler has many storage options.

Jeep Wrangler has many hitch storage options


Yes, towing a Jeep Wrangler behind your motorhome will open up a whole new world of recreational opportunities.

It’s rugged, economical, and more versatile than any other Toad vehicle.

If you’re looking to make the most of the RV lifestyle, towing a Jeep behind you is a fantastic option.

Better hurry on down to the dealer and choose your favorite color.

Pick something bright so you won’t lose it in the crowd at Quartzsite this winter!

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12 thoughts on “7 Reasons Why the Jeep Wrangler is Your Best Choice for an RV Toad”

  1. I have a 2007 Wrangler two dr auotatic. It tows great except for a battery drain even tho the key is on acc. so the steering doesn’t lock. Is there a fuse i can pull to stop the drain or do i have to disconnect the battery?

  2. Good News for Jeep Enthusiasts. I own a 2013 Jeep Wrangler with the V6 engine and manual transmission and regularly achieve over 25 mpg with 32 mpg being the highest (albeit with a tail wind). Having just purchased a 36′ Monaco LaPalma we are anxious to find a proper tow hitch for our Wrangler and head out on the open road.

  3. Just two comments to this article: 1) all Jeep Wranglers DO NOT come ready to tow or be towed. Some do, but tow equipment is not standard equipment. 2) I am on my 5th Wrangler and I’ve never known nor heard of anyone getting 25 mpg in a Jeep Wrangler. And, just so you know I’m not trying to be negative here, a Wrangler is my favorite all-around vehicle to drive. There’s just nothing like one. 🙂

  4. A Tracker, seriously? They have been out of production in the USA for over 10 years and had questionable build quality then. Yes, 29 MPGWOW. My Wrangler only gets 20 but they still make/sell/service them and is a lot less likely to break than a15 year old Suzuki.

  5. Curtis my 1990 Jeep Wrangler weighs 3500 lbs. I have a 2000, 40′ Monaco Diplomat 330 HP. I keep hearing that I do and that I do not need a brake controller. Whats the real answer. Thanks Bill

  6. We started full timing towing a Wrangler. After two years of poor performance, dismal mileage, noise and rough ride we traded it in on a Mazda Escape. Towing a Wrangler may be OK for a part timer, but for a full timer there are better choices. I found that the Jeep phrase “proven technology” meant using up the warehouse of 1960 vintage straight 6 engines. Now we have a Honda CRV AWD. Doesn’t have the off-road capabilities of the Jeep, but then again it won’t break down out in the middle of nowhere, plus it gets 30 MPG, rides quiet, and has great resale value. There’s a reason the Wrangler is Consumer Report lowest-rated vehicle with a score of 17 out of 100.

  7. Michael, Looking up the weight of a 2012 Jeep Wrangler the various 2 door models range from just under 4,000 lbs to just over 4,000 lbs. Assuming the tow rating of your motorhome is accurate, it appears a Jeep is within the weight limits of what it can tow.

  8. Wright Richard – I have looked for a decent Tracker and have had no luck finding one in good shape. I do not want to buy one and then have to sink a lot of money in it. Thanks – Mike W.

  9. Curtis, enjoyed your article. I do have a question. We own a Coachmen 25′ Sprinter RV with a towing capacity of 5,000 #s. We have a 6 cyl diesel engine. Would we be OK towing a Jeep Wrangler two door (not the big four door)? We were thinking about a Fiat due to the light weight. Would like your thoughts. Thank you – Mike Wagoenr

  10. My Tracker will do everything you Jeep does and gets 29mpg instead of the lousy mileage you say is good.

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