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Hi,

We currently live in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

We are returning to the US in November. We plan to retire and travel to all the US and Canadian National Parks in a Winnebago View.

And, we hope we will be able to order our Trailhawk soon, so that it will be ready and waiting to be our "Toad" that we plan to drag behind.

It's the right size. It looks FUN. It's light enough to be towed on an aluminum car hauler.

The User's Manual says that the 4x4 Renegade has to be towed with all 4 wheels of the ground.

We have a trip home planned for May. We hope we will be able to test drive and finalize our Trailhawk order while we are home. So, it will be ready and waiting when we move back in November.

So far, the dealers in Chicago have told us that the Renegade will be in the Showrooms in March.

We hope they make there before the end of May.

We also hope that the car will preform as well as the hype.
 

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Hi,

We currently live in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

We are returning to the US in November. We plan to retire and travel to all the US and Canadian National Parks in a Winnebago View.

And, we hope we will be able to order our Trailhawk soon, so that it will be ready and waiting to be our "Toad" that we plan to drag behind.

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Draggin the Renegade behind wouldn´t be that easy as you guess ... the Renegade has an electric parking Brake which automatically is set when you turn off the car ... your winnebago needs some HP to drag it with blockin wheels ... you will need a carrier for the little Rascal ... ;):D>:D
 

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Welcome to the forum, sounds like a great retirement plan, have fun.

Your first plan, "It's light enough to be towed on an aluminum car hauler" would be great.

Your quote: "The User's Manual says that the 4x4 Renegade has to be towed with all 4 wheels of the ground." is incorrect, here is the official U.S. Owner's Manual that is now out with the information:



 

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Welcome to the forum! Happy retirement! With a Trailhawk you'll really be able to go ALL over N. America:).
 

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I am sorry that I was not clear enough in my post.

I believe we are saying the same thing.

Here is the information on which my post was based.

The UK User’s Manual for the 2015 Jeep Renegade says:

"It is recommended to tow the vehicle with all four wheels lifted from the ground on the platform of a rescue vehicle”. — Page 155.

We will be towing the Renegade on a lightweight 16’ ALUMA, tandem tilt, flatbed car hauler. This type of trailer secures the Renegade “with all four wheels lifted from the ground.”

The RV is built on a Mercedes-Benz® Sprinter chassis, and is powered by a 3.0L 6-cylinder, 188-hp, turbo-diesel engine with a 5-speed automatic tip-shift transmission.

The RV’s towing power is rated at 5,000-lb. The Renegade and car hauler trailer combined weight is less than the RV’s rated capacity.

My current questions are: What do you think will be the best way to tie down the Renegade on an open flatbed car hauler? Will the Renegade have "tow points" attached to the car frame? If you use "axel straps" could they injure the brake lines? Can you use "axel straps" through the wheel openings? What is the best configuration for towing behind a motor home? Is it better to securely ratchet down ties on the frame or the chassis? ...Etc

Anyone have experience securing the Jeeps to open flatbed car hauler trailers?
 

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You could use the Trailhawks tow hooks, but I wonder if you maybe should email Jeep to ask about other strap points, great question.
 
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How much does the trailer weigh - 1500 or so? You may be at or over your 5000lb. The Trailhawk weighs 3490 according to the spec sheet.
 

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Welcome to the forum! Happy retirement! With a Trailhawk you'll really be able to go ALL over N. America:).
Thanks,

We have been looking forward to seeing more of our native land.

They don't call America the Beautiful for nothing.

Thanks for your kind words.
 

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How much does the trailer weigh - 1500 or so? You may be at or over your 5000lb. The Trailhawk weighs 3490 according to the spec sheet.
The trailer weighs 1,425 bring the total to 4,875, just under the limit.

The ALUM dealer says that if we want to be super safe he will weld reinforcing bars to the hitch.

It is always best to be safe.

Thanks for your concern.

Does anyone have experience hauling the Renegade TH? Any advice on whether to secure the body or the chassis?
 

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Hi, Since you are a proud owner of a Renegade, would you please share your thoughts, comments, and your observations good and/or bad?

Also, do you have any advice on which options are best to get, or any that you wish you had gotten?

I am sure all of us US eager beavers would love to know what you have experienced with your NOVO Renegade.
 
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