22' or 24' for SXS and a TJ? - JeepForum.com

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post #1 of 2 Old 08-04-2015, 06:51 PM Thread Starter
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22' or 24' for SXS and a TJ?

I'm trying to be as light as possible and need to haul a Wildcat sxs and a TJ. When I line them up Wildcat backwards (on the front of the trailer) and TJ facing forward (on the back of the trailer), it is about 21'3" or so wheelbase.

So it would technically fit on a 22'- which to me is easier to navigate around parking lots and weighs less (every 100lbs counts here).

But I'm worried about too much weight on the back of the trailer lifting the rear of the truck up. The Wildcat weighs 1000lbs and the TJ is around 4400lbs.

Thoughts or suggestions? Can I put the TJ up front and then just add a weight distribution hitch? That's a lot of weight on the tongue....

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post #2 of 2 Old 08-17-2015, 04:38 PM
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If you feel that you can correctly and efficiently tie down both the TJ and the SXS in 22 foot of trailer, then go with that. You can have the trailer custom built to have the axles biased more toward the rear to give you the needed tongue weight. I would also make sure the trailer is heavy duty enough to haul both. I have seen a few 22' trailers bend with a jeep and 4-wheeler/sxs loaded like you are trying They had enough tongue weight with the sxs on the front, but too much weight from the jeep on the back.

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