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Towing a Jimny

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20 Jul 2017 @ 13:54:26 pm
Krody
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Hi, new to the forum. I own a motorhome and would like some input as to the issues(if any) associated with towing a Suzuki Jimny.
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20 Jul 2017 @ 15:37:38 pm
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Friends of ours have a Motorhome as well as a Jimny (new). He opted for the breakneck-trailer option because of the risk of losing the warranty on the Jimny if it is towed by means of an A-frame!

If you have a new Jimny, contact Suzuki regarding warranty validity if towed by means of A-frame??

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20 Jul 2017 @ 16:02:11 pm
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Suzuki state in the manual that the Jimny must not be towed.

Be very carefull. There is a lot of people out there that will tell you they towed for 1000's km without problems.

I bought a Grand Vitara that was towed behind Motorhome. 3 weeks after I bought it, the diff and transfer case had to be replaced. 

 

At last !!!!
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20 Jul 2017 @ 16:18:15 pm
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Thanks guys this is hugely helpful in preventing not ruining a good asset.
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20 Jul 2017 @ 17:14:33 pm
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Towed my Jimney behind my wj Paser for 50000 km and sold it 90000km with no problems homemade a frame

How great is our GOD
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20 Jul 2017 @ 17:23:24 pm
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Hi Kerry
i have towed a Jimny for thousands of kilos and can advise as follows :
a) you can use an A Frame which is by far the easiest BUT you have to remove the rear propshaft - easy task no 14 and no 12 ringspanner 4 bolts each. Takes about 10 minutes.
b) i ended using a piggy back tow dolly onto which you REVERSE the Jimny so that the rear wheels are off the ground and it is running on the front wheels. That is how the manual recommend the towing but is more cumbersome as you have to tie the steering down and tie the rear wheels onto the trailer. The piggy back trailers does not have suspension and is very low on the road and has a run-in brake. Once the vehicle is tied down is works wonderful.
When towing with an A Frame without removing the rear propshaft the transfercase will not be lubicated as the lubrication is dependent on the engine running. If you remove the propshaft the Jimny can still be used for short trips by engaging 4 wheel drive and it will use the front wheel to drive. Hope that helps you
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20 Jul 2017 @ 18:24:55 pm
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Thanks guys this is hugely helpful in preventing not ruining a good asset.

Welcome on the forum. I think you are going the low risk route by not towing without removing the propshaft or not towing at all.

 

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21 Jul 2017 @ 04:58:19 am
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The jimny is one of the most towed vehicals.
Alot of them are towed my Motor Home Club of SA members.

I own a 2000 model Suzuki Grand Vitara SWB and in the owners manual they have diagrams showing how to tow the Vitara with a A-Frame.
I know in the Jimny's manual, they say, do not tow with A-frame
Froggy ons Sprinter bussie Harry & Yvonne
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21 Jul 2017 @ 10:11:35 am
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Welkom op die forum.
As jy wil he jou drome moet waar word, moet jy eers wakker word.

Die jonge Fransmannetjie. (Parys - Frankryk)
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21 Jul 2017 @ 13:38:05 pm
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Welcome to the forum...
On The Road Again
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17 Sep 2018 @ 15:46:24 pm
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New to the forum - only joined today!   Sometime ago I read about a motorhome owner towing a jimny and he had fitted lockeable hubs on the rear wheels, so all he did was unlock the 4 wheels when towing. 

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17 Sep 2018 @ 19:26:27 pm
Jan Meyer
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Alec welcome. Read above what WJ said about towing a Jimmy. I will follow the instructions in the manual.

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18 Sep 2018 @ 09:29:47 am
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On short trips less than 50Km I just tow normally but not at highway speeds . On long distance I remove the rear propshaft ,easy enough and  never had a problem. 

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18 Sep 2018 @ 16:10:15 pm
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Hi there

I am so glad this topic is alive again, I am seriously considering a motorhome, and to tow a small vehicle behind. My question is that there are no more "small" vehicle lighter than 750Kg. Thus by law you need assistant brakes or run-in brakes. The dollie option is a solution, just as expensive as a small trailer?

What is really the best way? 

Work interferes with my Holidays
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18 Sep 2018 @ 16:58:52 pm
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Jy kan egter 'n plat kar kry wat 750kg is. Die Jimny is alreeds 920kg. Dalk wil jy net kyk wat is wel beskikbaar.

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19 Sep 2018 @ 07:44:42 am
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n Hyndia i10 weeg 700 kg, maar hulle werk op die gross wat meer as die 700 kg is

Froggy ons Sprinter bussie Harry & Yvonne
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