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post #16 of 22 Old 03-25-2012, 10:05 AM
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I decided to go with the 600 to 1200 pound one.

with a rig and trailer that weighs 6600 hundred pounds, the min tongue weight I would want is 660 pounds, the max would be a little over 900 so I fit in the range.
I'm not sure where you got your tongue weight information from, or whether you are even within the safe towing weight limits for your Jeep.

If you have a 2-door 2009 Jeep, with the optional trailer tow group option, then your maximum loaded trailer weight should not exceed 2,000# (or 3,500# for the JK 4 door Unlimited). The maximum tongue weight load limit for 2009 JK's is 350#, per Jeep/Chrysler.

Let's assume for discussion sake that your unloaded Jeep weighs 4200#. So, if as you say your total weight is 6600#, then your trailer would weigh 2400# (Is that loaded or unloaded?)

As a rule of thumb, you should have somewhere between 10%-15% of your trailer's weight on the ball mount, or 240# - 360# for a 2400# trailer.

When you add people, a full tank of fuel, and other gear to your Jeep, it seems to me that you could be "weigh" overloaded, regardless of your weight distribution hitch. Or am I missing something?

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post #17 of 22 Old 03-25-2012, 11:02 AM Thread Starter
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I am towing my jeep with a f150. Not towing a trailer with my jeep.

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post #18 of 22 Old 03-25-2012, 11:23 AM
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AH! Now I understand.

Sorry for the confusion.
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post #19 of 22 Old 03-28-2012, 09:09 AM Thread Starter
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Well, I got everything finally in place and took a test run with jeep on trailer, the truck did fine, I can tell its back there for sure but no problems going 70 on highway. Mileage sucks though. 11.5 mpg towing average.

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post #20 of 22 Old 03-28-2012, 02:55 PM
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Well, I got everything finally in place and took a test run with jeep on trailer, the truck did fine, I can tell its back there for sure but no problems going 70 on highway. Mileage sucks though. 11.5 mpg towing average.
Very cool. Glad you're happy with it.

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post #21 of 22 Old 04-11-2012, 03:24 PM
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heck even with a 3/4 ton Cummins the WDH makes a big difference.
Glad you're liking yours also ... or if you haven't tried yet: try towing without

Heck that's what all the naysayers should do

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post #22 of 22 Old 04-11-2012, 04:27 PM
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]I don't know how exactly my load leveling hitch works but I love it.[/B] My trailer is heavy, just hooking it up alone makes the rear of my truck sink down low. I just load the Jeep up, find a somewhat level place, count down 5 links of the chain and my truck is sitting level like there isn't even a load on it. The anti swap on it is really nice too!
Same here. I tow a trailer that is about 3500 lbs with a 4Runner. It tow fine without the WD hitch. But with it other than the weight slowing me down I don't notice it. I live in the country on twisty turny roads and it makes a big difference.

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