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Old 07-30-2014, 08:27 AM   #15
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There are not two balls. It appears to be a solid fixed connection to the TV. Also, from another pic online, the toad wheels are spring loaded on-center, like a dolly. Shouldn't be a backing issue at all.

I still think it's a band aide fix item though, for not enough TV. But that's just my opinion.


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Old 07-30-2014, 08:49 AM   #16
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If you noticed my profile picture it is of me hooking up our family's 1950 26' Pan American. This was in 1952. We were traveling (moving) from Michigan to California following ROUTE 66 the entire way. Dad had welded a very sturdy hitch to the 1948 Nash Ambassador but the 5k+ DRY (remember we were moving) trailer was becoming difficult to handle by the time we reached Texas. So expecting some more difficult highway through New Mexico and Arizona the California we then bought what was called a 'dolly' to relive much of the tongue weight. Slimp wheel, which resembled a 'caster' that could swivel was another type of dolly, which would make it possible to back the trailer up. It was too expensive. We did encounter a situation (in LA.) where dad had to rehitch the trailer after the dolly locked up in an intersection....on a hill! I will never forget THAT! I was 14.

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Old 07-30-2014, 04:52 PM   #17
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I can't see how those dolly wheels wouldn't make backing up difficult if not impossible. The reason you can't back up with a tow dolly or four-down towing is because, as someone put it to me, you're backing up a wagon, and the front wheels can go wherever they like. If you lock the wheels into a straight direction, your wheelbase is huge and turning is going to be hard (think about pushing that wagon, trying to change its direction, without turning the front wheels; the only force you can apply would be at the tip of the handle - or think about how much the tires on a 34' twist when it's turning while backing up). If there's something I'm missing, I would like to hear the correction.
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Old 07-30-2014, 05:11 PM   #18
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I understand your request of no one to tell you what you cannot do but you are trying to pull something with a vehicle that both payload and tow rating are being violated. According to the manufacturer the Jeep Diesel is not designed for it. That would include the axles, transmission and cooling system,

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