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post #1 of (permalink) Old 03-25-2003, 07:03 PM
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Weight of 77 scout II

I am thinking about buying a 77 Scout. I will have to tow it about 200 miles. Does anyonr know what the weight is? I am probably going to use a tow dolly.
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 03-27-2003, 02:33 PM
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Re: Weight of 77 scout II

most v8 scout II come in at 4500-4800 lbs. Tow dollies won't handle big tires. Some places have problems renting dollies to tow Scout II's, tell 'em it's a jeep.

post #3 of (permalink) Old 03-27-2003, 05:59 PM
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I am really running into a problem with this. U-Haul don't want to rent me a dolly or a car hauler. Like you said I should have told them a jeep. I have a Grand Cherokee and a Cherokee and both of those weigh less than the Scout. So even if I get a dolly I am concerned that I will have a problem stopping! I also checked into having it towed and that was $450.00!!!!!!!!! So if anyone has any sugestions I would appreciate them.
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Re: Weight of 77 scout II

Try a tow bar.....pull the drive shaft on the back ens and drag it along.....they tow pretty good that way.
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Re: Weight of 77 scout II

Go check on a trailer at a place that rents construction equipment, etc. We rented one at US Rentals(?) to haul a suburban home. I think it cost about 150 (50/day I think) for the whole weekend.
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post #6 of (permalink) Old 03-29-2003, 01:12 AM
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Pulling a Scout on a trailer that will hold that kinda weight with a cherokee might be kinda scary. I don't think thats something I would want to try unless I had at least a full size truck. [img]images/graemlins/blush.gif[/img] I guess the easiest thing to do might be to rent a fullsize truck and flat tow it.
post #7 of (permalink) Old 03-29-2003, 07:16 PM
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Well I don't have to worry about it any more. I went and took a close look at it. I had to drive 250 miles. It is a shame it is a 77 with everything a/c p/s/p/b cruise . It will cost me about 3 to 400.00 to have it picked up.Plus the price of the scout. The problem is That it is rusted everywhere. You would have to just about replace the whole body. I got the motor started and it was smoking and not too quite. So I turned it down. I don't have enough money to do all that.Bob T

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