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post #1 of 15 Old 10-13-2012, 03:46 PM Thread Starter
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Saw this today. Towing a track Monte Carlo or regal ?on a steel car trailer. Looked very maxed out but it moved it. Figure the car is 4k and trailer 2k lbs?

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Like has been posted so many times before in this section towing isn't just about moving a load its about stopping it. That jeep would be pushed around in a emergency stop. Its amazing how much weight you could pull with a jeep as long as you got the traction to move it.
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Its amazing what a 5 year old on a bicycle can move, doesnt mean its a good idea.

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He was leaving lots of spece in front of him to stop. Guessing he didn't have the electric brakes hooked up either. It looks comical, but I got around him as quickly as I could.

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i pull loads that size behind my yj atleast once a week, its really not as bad as it seems... though the furthest i ever drive is ~ 20 feet lol

the truck wont get the trailer into the driveway where i park it so i gotta use the jeep

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He was leaving lots of spece in front of him to stop. Guessing he didn't have the electric brakes hooked up either. It looks comical, but I got around him as quickly as I could.
Thats why I said emergency stop. What would he do if a kid ran out in front of him besides run the kid down because he couldn't stop or control the rig because of the weight. Brakes on a trailer are only part of the whole yes they might help some but the weight of that setup far out weighs what should be done safely.
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He was leaving lots of spece in front of him to stop. Guessing he didn't have the electric brakes hooked up either. It looks comical, but I got around him as quickly as I could.
You're braver than me, I'd of stayed behind him lol.

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post #8 of 15 Old 10-24-2012, 06:15 PM
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That man is an idiot in my opinion. He's possibly risking everything he has ever worked for, loved, or cared about for his entire life to do something he doesn't HAVE to do. In an accident where someone was injured or worse... killed, he would be held responsible and criminally charged for up to voluntary manslaughter. He wouldn't have a leg to stand on in court when they proved he was towing something THREE TIMES the rated towing capacity. Insurance wouldn't pay for anything either. It's just not worth it.
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With the 2 doors rated for 3500 with the 3.73s, whats the most anyone has towed with a '16 up Wrangler?

I may be pushing the 3500 max with mine soon. I have a 22' Walkaround outboard, guessing its about 4K loaded on a tandem aluminum with brakes on one axle.

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i would weigh it first, might be more than you think. a 3 seat sea doo is close to 900 pounds.

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Weigh-in sounds like a good idea. 4k is a light load for a tandem trailer.

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The guy is a moron, but I doubt there would be a problem with coverage by his insurer for damage and injury to others. They will cover it if you are drunk, driving blindfolded, in a car with four flat tires and three kids in the back with no seatbelts, so I doubt coverage would be a problem.

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It's a 5k rated aluminum trailer but boat is only about 2400 plus 550 for Yamaha F200, fuel etc. BMT will 3900-4100 Max. Trailer pulls easily with my Ram 1500. I'm going to take short trips to get fuel and launch with my Willys. Should be ok. But will take slow to test.

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With the 2 doors rated for 3500 with the 3.73s, whats the most anyone has towed with a '16 up Wrangler? I may be pushing the 3500 max with mine soon. I have a 22' Walkaround outboard, guessing its about 4K loaded on a tandem aluminum with brakes on one axle.
Two doors with 3.73's are rated for 2k pounds. You need four doors to tow 3,500 pounds, and even then, it certainly isn't fun. The load will push you all over the road, and stopping isn't easy either. You own a truck, tow with it. That's the smart and safe decision.
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Believe it or not the 2 doors are rated at 3500 now with 3.73/4.10s. (Load distributing, which no one would do for 3500 lbs.)

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My LJ was rated at 3500 and it was half the power, worse brakes and no stability/roll mitigation. Slightly longer wb. I actually towed fairly heavy with it but it wasn't good at stopping or going.

I'm just going to do short tows when I've got the Wrangler where I keep the boat. Any long distance will be with the truck.

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