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Unread 10-07-2010, 05:51 PM   #1
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Towing my sail boat with a TJ

Well, I dont actually take it out on the road this way. I just use the TJ to put it in and out of the water. The parking at the marina is tight and a full size truck sucks it the tight areas.

The boat sure towers over the jeep.

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Unread 10-08-2010, 07:00 PM   #2
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Nice boat.
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Unread 10-08-2010, 07:08 PM   #3
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Nice boat.
Thanks.
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Unread 10-08-2010, 07:10 PM   #4
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nice boat! but i bet your jeep could pull it at hwy speeds down the road if you wanted to.

check out this thread, there is some pretty heavy stuff ive pulled and other jeepers! http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f59/h...ulled-1039488/
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Unread 10-08-2010, 07:26 PM   #5
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nice boat! but i bet your jeep could pull it at hwy speeds down the road if you wanted to.

check out this thread, there is some pretty heavy stuff ive pulled and other jeepers! http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f59/h...ulled-1039488/
I dont know. Getting going might not be so bad but stopping could be a problem. The boat weights in at 5500 lbs but the trailer does have surge brakes on it. I could see loosing the boat and jeep at the same time. Then what would I do for fun.
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Unread 10-08-2010, 07:36 PM   #6
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I dont know. Getting going might not be so bad but stopping could be a problem. The boat weights in at 5500 lbs but the trailer does have surge brakes on it. I could see loosing the boat and jeep at the same time. Then what would I do for fun.
ive pulled a 24 foot ranger bay boat that weighs about the same, a little tough for long distance pulls. But from lake to lake it does pretty good.

but then again my jeep is a LJ and its recomended to pull 3500 pounds while yours is 2000. i dont understand how and extra 10 inches added on to the wheel base can do that.
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[QUOTE=AlexTJ;5424847]While we're at it lets sue the pants off 'em for ever considering using the dana 35![/QUOTE]

[QUOTE=TJorange;10092084]Your Jeep is a real work horse man! Seems like ive seen at least one picture of it on every page of this forum.[/QUOTE]
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Unread 11-11-2010, 10:51 PM   #7
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ive pulled a 24 foot ranger bay boat that weighs about the same, a little tough for long distance pulls. But from lake to lake it does pretty good.

but then again my jeep is a LJ and its recomended to pull 3500 pounds while yours is 2000. i dont understand how and extra 10 inches added on to the wheel base can do that.
I believe the LJ has stiffer rear springs and the LJ has the D44 axle. I pull a 21' Santana 500 miles north and it pulls great.
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Unread 11-11-2010, 11:01 PM   #8
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I believe the LJ has stiffer rear springs and the LJ has the D44 axle. I pull a 21' Santana 500 miles north and it pulls great.
so if you have a TJ rubi, just put a 2inch coil spring lift and your good to go!

but i didnt even think about the better axle the LJs have....but what about the new JK's its the same deal...longer jeep=more towing capability.
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[CENTER][SIZE="5"][COLOR="Navy"]Have an LJ and need a hard top...clicky here![/COLOR][/SIZE][/CENTER]
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[QUOTE=AlexTJ;5424847]While we're at it lets sue the pants off 'em for ever considering using the dana 35![/QUOTE]

[QUOTE=TJorange;10092084]Your Jeep is a real work horse man! Seems like ive seen at least one picture of it on every page of this forum.[/QUOTE]
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Unread 11-11-2010, 11:17 PM   #9
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O yeah the LJ has rear disc
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Unread 06-02-2012, 02:47 PM   #10
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Tows this nautique just fine
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Unread 06-02-2012, 04:19 PM   #11
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Tongue weight looks a bit heavy - you're squatting pretty good.
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Unread 06-02-2012, 04:30 PM   #12
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No the trailer is uphill from the jeep
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