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Unread 11-02-2011, 10:06 PM   #1
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How long does the trailer need to be to tow 2 TJs?

If we want to take a 2006 TJ and a 2005 LJ (Unlimited TJ 2-door), how long does the trailer have to be? I will be looking to rent a goose neck trailer to pull behind a 2011 Ford Super Duty 250 Diesel.

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Unread 11-02-2011, 10:09 PM   #2
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I thought the F250 only had a 12,000 lb tow capacity? i would think with a gooseneck and 2 well built jeeps you're going to be pretty close.
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Unread 11-02-2011, 10:26 PM   #3
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A few more details on the Jeeps would help. Stock, built with tire carriers, etc. would give us an idea on weight. The said, Mine weighs around 4.5k, LJ. 2 of those would be 9k. That leaves you 3k for trailer weight assuming 12k tow rating. I would think you could get away with a 28'-30' long trailer. Yank any spares off and throw underneath/inside to shorten the overall length of the Jeeps.

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Unread 11-02-2011, 10:44 PM   #4
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I found this picture with google. It's got two jeeps on it (ok ok, ones a yota)



I don't know how long it is, but I bet somebody where that picture was found with google does.

http://www.dieseltruckresource.com/d...k-t259940.html
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Weight won't be a concern with that truck unless you're in the mountains but in south Texas or anywhere in Texas you will be fine. I'd say something in the 30' range would be good. There would be plenty of room to manuever around when strapping them down. Oh and that trailer won't weigh 3k, probably more like 6k. My 20' bumper pull car hauler weighs 3100. 6" C channel, 5200lb axles, brakes on both axles.
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Unread 11-02-2011, 11:04 PM   #6
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I agree with Jtrux on the trailer weight. I was probably a little light. My guess would be in the 4k-5k range.

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Unread 11-03-2011, 12:15 AM   #7
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You won't even know that you're towing 12k pounds with that truck.
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Unread 11-03-2011, 05:50 AM   #8
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32' deck works great, with some space to breath. A 28' will work with two TJ's, no spares, and stubby bumpers.

However, if you get a good trailer, it's going to approach 10k lb by itself.
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You won't even know that you're towing 12k pounds with that truck.
according to the ford dealer, the only difference between the F250 and F350 is 1 leaf spring. So i agree. (my buddy just bought an F250 and considered a SRW F350)



HOWEVER, johnny law knows the difference if you're over weight. That's why i was asking.
Now that i think about it though i think bumper pull was 12,000. I bet a gooseneck/5th wheel is rated a little higher.
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Unread 11-03-2011, 08:28 AM   #10
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I believe that would be perfect for the job.
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I thought the F250 only had a 12,000 lb tow capacity? i would think with a gooseneck and 2 well built jeeps you're going to be pretty close.
That doesn't seem right. The F150 EcoBoost has a tow rating just north of 11k, there's no way the 250 with a powerstroke is just a few hundred lb more.
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Unread 11-03-2011, 09:12 AM   #12
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That doesn't seem right. The F150 EcoBoost has a tow rating just north of 11k, there's no way the 250 with a powerstroke is just a few hundred lb more.
Here's Ford on the subject:
http://www.ford.com/trucks/superduty...ations/towing/

Capacity looks to be around 16k, depending on configuration.
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Unread 11-03-2011, 10:02 AM   #13
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you will need a 20' trailer to get 2 TJs on, you may have to load them nose to nose if they have big aftermarket tire carriers, but a 20' will get both with a little overhang, no matter what you pull it with
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Unread 11-03-2011, 10:41 AM   #14
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Here's Ford on the subject:
http://www.ford.com/trucks/superduty...ations/towing/

Capacity looks to be around 16k, depending on configuration.
Yeah, 14k for a bumper tow, 16k for a 5th wheel/gooseneck is what I'm seeing
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Unread 11-03-2011, 03:04 PM   #15
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From front of the bumper to the back bumper (with the spare removed), my LJ is 14' 8". I could easily let part of the front of my jeep hang out of the back, since there is 32" between the footprint of the front tire to the front edge of the front bumper. I guess letting 20-24 inches hang over would work. The other TJ (regular length) is about 13' 2" total length. I guess you need a foot or so between them. To me it looks like it would take a trailer that was at least 27 feet to make it work, and 30 feet would be ideal.

176" my LJ
156" the other TJ
12" space between the Jeeps
344" total (28' 8")

-20" overhang

324" (27 feet)
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