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Old 11-08-2014, 06:17 PM   #1
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1972 Globe Trotter

I need some advice! Thinking about purchasing a '72 Globe Trotter and I'm wondering if my 2011 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon will tow it? Also, what questions should I be asking of the seller?

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Old 11-09-2014, 10:46 AM   #2
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What size engine does your Jeep have, what is the tow rating? Does the Rebicon have only two doors. As I see you are in Colorado you are most likely camping in the Rockys, there is no substitute for high altitude horsepower and torque.

Is the Globetrotter a Colorado Trailer? The biggest issue is rotted floor in the perimeter areas and under the rear lavatory. Be perpared for the worst, take an awl with you and probe the floor in the before mentioned areas to check for rot. Chances are the appliances will not work properly but have the seller demonstrate that they all work. Check out the condition of the outside skins with specail attention to the compound curved endcaps as they all expensive to replace.

Take plenty of pictures and post thm here.

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Old 11-09-2014, 10:59 AM   #3
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As a personal opinion, I think the Globetrotter may be a little on the large side for the short wheel base Jeep and mountain driving, as the "Tail Might Wag The Dog". I Tow my 71 GT all over Colorado with a 99, 4X4, extended cab, 5.2 Litre Dodge Dakota, and I personally would not want anything shorter or lighter.
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