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    Moab Tow Rig

    I have a brother-in-law in his JK broke down at EJS in Moab. Itís weight plus a trailer seems to me to be pushing the towing capacity of my Alpha. Iím approximately 180 miles north from there and havenít done much ďheavyĒ towing. Any thoughts on trying in the Alpha or should I try to find a different towing rig?

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    The alpha probably has the power, but the springs cant support much weight. How far do you have to tow it?
    2007 Hummer H3, 3.7L, auto trans, adventure transfer case. Rear locker.
    315/75R16 Nitto trail grappers, Thor parts frt/rr bumpers, 10,500lb winch, OEM rock rails, ucp, rear disconnects, blah, blah, ect.

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    180ish miles

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    If you have trailer brakes and the load is not to tongue heavy you may be ok. Since your asking you may be new to towing and then I might advise against it.

    Im towing my H3 into moab tomorrow.
    2007 Hummer H3, 3.7L, auto trans, adventure transfer case. Rear locker.
    315/75R16 Nitto trail grappers, Thor parts frt/rr bumpers, 10,500lb winch, OEM rock rails, ucp, rear disconnects, blah, blah, ect.

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    Trailer has brakes. Not quite as heavy but I’ve towed a Kabota on it a few times but only 40-50 miles and not through a canyon. I’ve reached out to borrow a diesel but haven’t heard back yet. Sounds like I should be ok if that doesn’t work out. I’ll just drive like an old woman and won’t be making any land speed records. Thanks.

    í09 H3 Alpha / Adventure / Lux

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    Just make sure you can adjust the load front to back as needed. I had to add an extra leaf spring on my H3 because it could not support any tongue weight. Now it can handle some extra weight.
    2007 Hummer H3, 3.7L, auto trans, adventure transfer case. Rear locker.
    315/75R16 Nitto trail grappers, Thor parts frt/rr bumpers, 10,500lb winch, OEM rock rails, ucp, rear disconnects, blah, blah, ect.

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    I’ve seen your build. Wish I could stick around to see it in action.
    I was going to come join the first of the week but time & $ won’t permit.
    Though now I’m spending $ I shouldn’t be spending saving his bacon, so I guess just lack of time now.
    I’m going to shoot in and out either tomorrow night or Sunday afternoon.

    í09 H3 Alpha / Adventure / Lux

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    Watch your transmission temps as well. If you haven't upgraded with an external cooler, either as an add on or replacement to the internal cooler then you'll want to make sure it's not overheating, especially on the grades up over Soldier Summit. They can get pretty high even without towing.


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