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post #1 of 8 Old 09-09-2013, 03:09 PM Thread Starter
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Towing Boat with Jeep Wrangler

Looking to buy a Jeep Wrangler and want to tow my 19 foot Twin Vee Fishing boat, about 2000 lbs.

What does the Jeep community say?

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post #2 of 8 Old 09-09-2013, 03:53 PM
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JKU sure. JK 2 door maybe, although a bit short on wheelbase for a 19' boat. TJ YJ CJ no.
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post #3 of 8 Old 09-09-2013, 05:46 PM
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I towed a 16 foot 2k boat a few times with yj. 10 kinds of suck.

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post #4 of 8 Old 09-09-2013, 08:24 PM
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Why would a 2 door JK tow better than a TJ?

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post #5 of 8 Old 09-09-2013, 08:40 PM
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Why would a 2 door JK tow better than a TJ?
The tow ratings are the same for a TJ and a 2 door JK at 2000 lbs.
But, the JK is a slightly wider, longer, and heavier.

I would not push either one. Especially with a long trailer....like a boat.
I towed my previous 18' boat with my TJ once when my pickup was broke down. It was pretty scary over 40mph. So, I took the back roads.
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post #6 of 8 Old 09-10-2013, 12:45 AM
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Boat probably has a dry weight of around 1700. These boats always take on a little water in the hulls and with gas and other fluids and a trailer that weighs 600 pounds, you are gonna be well into the 2000's. Probably closer to 3000. Certainly with the gear one will have for fishing your real question should be whether you can tow 3000 pounds with a Wrangler.

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post #7 of 8 Old 09-10-2013, 08:36 PM
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Dont forget physics and levers. 2k on a short trailer isa lot different than 2k on a 20 foot lever. Straight line is the same but as soon as it gets squirrely, whole other world.

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post #8 of 8 Old 09-18-2013, 07:28 PM
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LJ yes with stock 30.5 tires or a Rubicon with 4.10s.

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