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Unread 07-17-2014, 05:39 PM   #1
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Towing boat

Just purchased an 06 wrangler sport 6 cyl. 2 times a year I need to tow my 24 ft pontoon boat that goes about 3500 lbs with trailer. Can a TJ pull it? I am only going about 1 mile. Before I buy a hitch I would like to know, or do I need to borrow a truck?

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Unread 07-17-2014, 07:48 PM   #2
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No problem.
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Unread 07-18-2014, 11:54 AM   #3
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No sweat, just make sure you have a tranny fluid cooler and understand that your brakes suck for towing. If the boat feels heavy, use 4 -lo to take it off the ramp. I can tow a 19 foot Nautic Star bay boat from lower Toledo Bend down to Cameron, LA...but it's hard on my 4.0 ZJ. It doesnt like the coastal bridges at I get a 70+ MPH running start at the foot. I have a 3.73 rear end, btw...which helps. It does struggle and I dont like putting that much of load on it. It stuggles with my 17 foot Skeeter bass boat too.
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