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Unread 12-17-2011, 03:42 PM   #1
Dillon84
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Can't decide

I need help, I have been realizing the impracticality of my jeep. Dont get me wrong I love the old girl but during my latest move I was really wanting more cargo room. The way I see it my choices are sell the jeep and get a little truck or is it wise to put a hitch on my auto equipped 4 banger. Please help me decide.

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Unread 12-17-2011, 03:45 PM   #2
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Roof rack and hitch!
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Unread 12-17-2011, 03:49 PM   #3
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I have found my rear tire rack set-up very helpful for a small amount of space, but I would really like to build a roof rack.
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Unread 12-17-2011, 03:54 PM   #4
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Would a little 4x6 utility trailer be 2 much for my diminutive drivetrain?
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Unread 12-17-2011, 04:48 PM   #5
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You'd be fine with the small trailer. Just make sure the hitch bolts to the frame. Personally, I'd keep the jeep and buy a beater truck.
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Unread 12-17-2011, 04:54 PM   #6
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Would a little 4x6 utility trailer be 2 much for my diminutive drivetrain?

Apparently not. Check your tow rating, and GVWR (and of course you have to factor in all passengers, cargo, etc) to find out how big of a trailer you can tow.

I think my specs say that I can tow 2000lbs with my 2.5L

Now you have to ask yourself this.... If I can carry more stuff, how many of my FRIENDS will ask me to help them MOVE!?

I have a 3/4ton P.U. with a 12' long covered cargo trailer that I use for work. Otherwise, I keep them hidden and drive around in the YJ... I've already had to move my fair share of friends and family.

p.s. If you do hook up a trailer- get a trailer isolation relay. It makes wiring easier and doesn't overload your wiring harness.
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Unread 12-17-2011, 04:59 PM   #7
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Tthanks alot my freinds, if I get rid of my old girl I'll cry
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Unread 12-17-2011, 05:17 PM   #8
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how many times do you move???

really?? I moved last year first time in 10 years, yes I bitced every day I had the jeep packed and needed more room, but for the other 9 years and 363 days, took 2 days to move.... I love my jeep....... so sell the jeep for a truck I guess is like trading 2 days of happiness for 9 years and 363 days of unhappiness....

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Unread 12-17-2011, 05:55 PM   #9
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There is also this great place called uhaul that lets you use their trucks for a small fee. Hahaha.

I know what you mean about the yj not having a lot of room but for me that's why I have my xj Cherokee. My xj is built more than my yj but I've had the xj longer. I also have no problem keeping up with my brothers 06 rubi in the xj. I love my xj but I love my yj too wouldn't part with either of them!!!!
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Unread 12-17-2011, 08:03 PM   #10
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I know it sounds dumb complaining bout this but I also like camping and would like to take a little more gear next time, and for those of you wondering I have moved 6 times in the last 8 years lol
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