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post #1 of 5 Old 09-26-2013, 11:01 AM Thread Starter
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Towing Fleetwood E2 with ATV

Does anyone know if there would be issues with this? I'm concerned of the weight of the ATV on the tongue. I have a 2011 Jeep Rubicon Unlimited.

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post #2 of 5 Old 09-26-2013, 08:13 PM
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Put the ATV on it and weigh the tongue, then look in the manual and see what your max tow weight is.

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post #3 of 5 Old 09-26-2013, 09:35 PM Thread Starter
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Put the ATV on it and weigh the tongue, then look in the manual and see what your max tow weight is.
Well, can't very well do that before i buy it now, can I?!

My jeep has a 3500lb towing capacity, with a 500lb tongue weight I believe... Here are specs on trailer.

Dry Weight (lbs/kg) 2545 lbs
Payload Capacity (lbs/kgs) 1855 lbs
GVWR (lbs/kgs) 4400 lbs
Hitch Weight (lbs/kgs) 400 lbs

Just concerned with the ATV, as its about 700 lbs and wondering if anyone out there is doing this with no problems. I figure the Fleetwood Evolution E2 is common among those with jeeps because of its clearance.
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Assuming the tongue weight for the jeep is 500, trailer dry is 400lbs, atv is 700. So 700+400 is 1100lbs. On the tongue hitched to a unibody, non framed vehicle. Then the trailer alone has a dry weight of 2545s, + atv 700 and without loading an extra pair of undies in the camper youre pretty much at the listed tow rating of the vehicle and close to max of what the trailer is designed for. And assuming your 3500lb limit is correct, youre not even tow equipped.

Doesnt seem like a great idea.

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Assuming the tongue weight for the jeep is 500, trailer dry is 400lbs, atv is 700. So 700+400 is 1100lbs. On the tongue hitched to a unibody, non framed vehicle. Then the trailer alone has a dry weight of 2545s, + atv 700 and without loading an extra pair of undies in the camper youre pretty much at the listed tow rating of the vehicle and close to max of what the trailer is designed for. And assuming your 3500lb limit is correct, youre not even tow equipped.

Doesnt seem like a great idea.
That seems to be the consensus, and what my research is showing.... guess its time to get a cheap truck or get rid of the Jeep!!

Thanks for the advice.
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