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post #1 of 12 Old 06-01-2010, 05:47 PM Thread Starter
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My Tow Rig and Jeep on the Yorktown PKWY in VA Pict. Crazy

Hi Everyone-

I have always wanted to post here and have never gotten the chance until now. These were taken a week ago.

This is my 2006 Nissan Titan 4x4 5.6 V-8 pulling the Tigger Jeep CJ-7 on the Yorktown Parkway on the York River in Virginia.

I rented the trailer from a Trailer Sales Company locally for $ 40.00 for the weekend. Sweet deal- the rental was a 7000 lb 18 foot equipment trailer with a dovetail with fold down ramps.

While the Jeep was in tow and strapped down, it didn't move at all down Interstate 64 EB.

I have spent a ton on the Jeep so far, so after my build I will be looking for a trailer to buy when its done down the road.

I used two 3 inch straps in the back around the HOG head and two 3 inch straps in the front around the front axle and one 2 1/2 inch Strap as a precaution in the center.

Towed the Jeep about 60 miles one way to take it to BESRK's - Eddies fab shop ( Ground Pounder Fabrications )

BESRK/Eddie is building a cage up for it and doing some other fabrications to it.

Enjoy the Pics Everyone























Hope You Liked the Picts. Jeep is still in the working progress stage

Chris-Tigger


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post #2 of 12 Old 06-01-2010, 08:17 PM
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Nice Jeep(and truck), Eddie's the man, great guy to deal with.

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Kudos on a job well done
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post #6 of 12 Old 07-13-2010, 08:09 PM
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Looks good but on your way back ya might want to try putting the Jeep a bit further back on the trailer. Probably tow a little better

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Looks good but on your way back ya might want to try putting the Jeep a bit further back on the trailer. Probably tow a little better
X2^^^

With the jeep on the trailer, unhook from truck and put a scale under your tongue. Move the jeep back (pushing) until you get about 200-250 lbs. Mark that spot on the trailer and put it roughly there every time.

The way you have it now, YOU WILL NOT LIKE going down a hill especially if there are any curves. Truck is going to handle "funky"

Your jeep and trailer look great, really great.
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It certainly won't sway going straight though. If you've got the suspension for a heavy tongue, it'll keep the thing in check better than if you load it far back.

If you don't have the suspension though, it'll lift your nose and make steering a little iffy.

Actually, have you looked into your towing limits? I know over 5k on my 3/4 ton and I'm supposed to use a load leveling hitch.

How much does that Jeep weigh? The trailer?

I'd get the Jeep centered over the tires a bit better, personally.

Looks like a sweet setup though! Nice looking rigs!
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I will admit I think it was to far forward on the Trailer

And it felt like alot of weight pulling it 60 miles

It was being pulled on flat ground

I rented this Trailer was supposed to have gotten a Regular Car Trailer

But got this Equipment Trailer instead

Think It was too much also for the Truck

Thanks For the Replies
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Yeah whoever said to center the truck over the tires so there was only ~250 pounds on the hitch was way off - you want 10-15% of the trailer weight sitting on the ball, if the trailer weighs 2000 pounds and the towed vehicle another 3000, that means you want 500-750 pounds on the ball. Any less and you really run the risk of having major sway issues.
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I like the tow rig! The CJ-7 ain't too bad either.

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post #12 of 12 Old 08-24-2010, 11:23 AM
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bah, it aint too much for the truck.


Just adjust the load and make sure your brakes are set up right.

the other day I was hauling 12000 or 13000 pounds with a V8 F250 and i made it out alive. I think i killed the brakes on the truck though.

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