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Unread 03-19-2012, 05:32 PM   #1
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planning a long towing trip in 10 jk sport and have questions

ok i know this topic has been covered before and ive read some, on the towing capacity of the jkus. but i have not seen any on the jk sports. my jeep is used and came with no manual but ive seen variations on what the jk sport can tow. i will present to you what i am planning to do and my questions and would love any and all feedback that would help me in deciding if this is a good idea.

plan- i got orders to key west floridia from atlantic beach nc, and was planning on renting the smallest uhaul trailer they rent and packing some of the families items that we deem valuable to us and towing it. the load we plan on towing is mainly shoes, and some baby items and maybe a mattress.

questions- 1. is this feesable to do without the tow package if i just buy the hitch and harness for my jk sport?
2. will the load and trailer be to heavy to safely tow all the way to fl?
3. i did not see where i hooked the wiring harness up to so any help there would be great.
4. can some on point me to the how tos of towing section, so i know when to turn od off and when not too.

again thanks in advance for the help

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Unread 03-19-2012, 06:51 PM   #2
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Jeep should have a online manual that you can access with your vin. Most newer vehicles have a harness under the rear frame that you can separate without a issue and plug in a trailer harness which can be bought at uhaul. Uhaul will not rent trailers to a jeep without a hardtop. They have all the trailer weight information on their webpage so that with a estimate of the weight of items will get you close to its real weight as long as your under the recommended weight for towing with your jeep your good to go. OD should not be used when towing in most vehicles again the manual will have that specific information.
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Unread 03-19-2012, 08:30 PM   #3
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thanks for the quick response...i do have a hardtop, so ill be set on that. ill have to look online to check the online manual. i was ordering the hitch kit from 4wd because it is way cheaper to do so. thanks again...
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