Originally Posted by DJB
Anybody out there towing a 17b with a jeep wrangler 4door unlimited?
I assume that because you are in Canada and refer to it as a "Wrangler", it is the current JK generation... and it must be, to be a four-door.
The TJ (1996-2006) and the JK (2007-) were both were called "Wrangler" in the U.S., so some people might thing you mean the earlier TJ (if they didn't notice the 4-door reference). Although generally similar, every detail is different and they are quite different in size, especially in the Unlimited versions.
Originally Posted by Devil Dog
If it has a 4L straight 6 manual shift should be ok for short weekend trips till you trade up .
The straight six engine would only be in the TJ, which was not called a Wrangler in Canada, and didn't come as a 4-door. It is apparently a [JK] Wrangler Unlimited, so it is a much larger vehicle than the TJ Unlimited, and I don't see any need to trade for something even larger.
A JK Wrangler Unlimited is longer in wheelbase, shorter in rear overhang, and heavier than most of the SUVs used to tow Escape 17's; all of these are good for characteristics for towing stability. Its 3.6L V6 is similar to the engines used in those other SUVs, as well. I have not noticed anyone in this forum using a Wrangler to tow any model of Escape.