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post #46 of 81 Old 10-19-2012, 12:44 PM
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you didn't learn anything then, did you.
I've learned that towing over your rating is a bad idea - a concept that is clearly over your head.

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post #47 of 81 Old 10-19-2012, 01:16 PM
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Heh. Dang guess until i can afford to buy a truck with a tow rating high enough to tow my tractor and trailer around ill have to shut my construction business down.

Hey I know this isnt a tow rating question but does backing a 21 foot trailer across a ditch and into a bunch of muck, chaining it to a large tractor that's stuck in mud up to the clutch pedal and rapidly sinking deeper into a sink hole and then jumping in and just FLOORING IT exceed the acceptable limits of a jeep too? Cuz if so I am DEFINITELY selling mine and getting another vehicle.

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post #48 of 81 Old 10-19-2012, 02:06 PM
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Besides the obvious, Id be worried about overworking the transmission, but I dont know much about the tranny in FJ's.

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post #49 of 81 Old 10-19-2012, 04:59 PM Thread Starter
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The fj has a tranny cooler from the previous owner so I'm not tho worried about over heating and strength wise I'm certain its fine. If not, its still under warranty.

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post #50 of 81 Old 10-19-2012, 09:12 PM
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The fj has a tranny cooler from the previous owner so I'm not tho worried about over heating and strength wise I'm certain its fine. If not, its still under warranty.
I like how you have it loaded now. Tow slow and have fun.
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post #51 of 81 Old 10-19-2012, 09:22 PM
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aaaand this is why i have a 2500HD so if i do make a mistake while driving i know im within my tow rating and im not going to be sued for everything i own

word of warning if insurance finds out your over your rating and you get in an accident YOU ARE NOT COVERED

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post #52 of 81 Old 10-19-2012, 09:45 PM
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word of warning if insurance finds out your over your rating and you get in an accident YOU ARE NOT COVERED
That's an urban legend, and not actually true. It's the same as speeding - if you're speeding and in an accident, you're still covered.

If you're not convinced, ask your insurance agent.

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post #53 of 81 Old 10-19-2012, 09:47 PM
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That's an urban legend, and not actually true. It's the same as speeding - if you're speeding and in an accident, you're still covered.

If you're not convinced, ask your insurance agent.

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i guess thats good to know, but either way id still rather not be over my capacity. its nice not worrying whether or not your going to be able to safely tow something though

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my tj 1/2 doors on a yj write up
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post #54 of 81 Old 10-19-2012, 09:47 PM
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aaaand this is why i have a 2500HD so if i do make a mistake while driving i know im within my tow rating and im not going to be sued for everything i own
But this part is definitely true. That's why I tow with a a 2500 Suburban and a 3500 Silverado.

Sorry - replying from my phone. Didn't mean to split it into 2 posts.

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post #55 of 81 Old 10-19-2012, 09:48 PM
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i guess thats good to know, but either way id still rather not be over my capacity. its nice not worrying whether or not your going to be able to safely tow something though
I completely agree.

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post #56 of 81 Old 10-19-2012, 09:52 PM
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i have a buddy with a f250 diesel that was pulling a trailer with a zj and a yj on it which was right at his capacity for not having a gooseneck and even loaded correctly it was a little scary sometimes. there are reasons tow capacities are set at what they are otherwise everything would be rated at 10,000lbs because it can get it moving

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my tj 1/2 doors on a yj write up
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RC vs BDS
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post #57 of 81 Old 10-24-2012, 09:52 PM
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I know this is a Little late on this Thread but Last time I Checked a FJ has a GVWR of around 5500 pounds and a FJ weighs in at about 4400 pounds. So the FJ is almost maxed on the designed Brakes and Transmission. Hes about 4500 pounds Over the legal and Safe Limit on his FJ. Sure hope he has some Good tires on that Trailer and FJ with the PSI at the Rating or he will get a little squirly going down hills.
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post #58 of 81 Old 10-24-2012, 10:00 PM
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I saw the FJ and trailer parked at The Badlands on Saturday.....so I know he survived the drive down, now home, that's another story......
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post #59 of 81 Old 10-25-2012, 08:19 AM
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Looking forward to see how "scary" it was. (Good grief.)

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post #60 of 81 Old 10-25-2012, 08:44 AM Thread Starter
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For got to update this. It actually towed pretty good. I stayed around 60/65. Wasn't paying attention and got up to 75 and the trailer swayed a little not enough to say out of control, but enough to catch my attention. Had to do only one hard stop. That was a little scary, but more cause I was expecting it to be a lot worse. Over all I'm deffinatly looking for a tow rig now, but ide do it again.

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