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post #16 of 32 Old 02-10-2013, 11:09 PM
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It will be fine, I hauled this trailer from Boston to Salt lake in 5 days, went thur hellish headwind and snowstorms. It will be just fine.

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post #17 of 32 Old 02-11-2013, 09:18 AM
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Not a problem, I had a 5x8 trailer built just for camping, loaded with a weeks camping gear and ice chests it carried four of us 9000+ feet to or campsite in the Sierras.
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post #18 of 32 Old 02-11-2013, 10:53 AM
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As others have said, take your time, leave lots of room between you and the car in front and you'll be fine. Should actually make for a fun trip, our last couple trips out generated quite a few looks and raised eyeballs, but no oh-my-god moments, mind you not much time spent in the left lane either.
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post #19 of 32 Old 02-11-2013, 11:07 AM Thread Starter
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Most of you have 6cyl I'm running a 4cyl and I'll be hauling half the weight so I should be good.

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post #20 of 32 Old 02-11-2013, 12:04 PM
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Most of you have 6cyl I'm running a 4cyl and I'll be hauling half the weight so I should be good.

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Do not try this in Florida. You will be seeing blue lights. The dot gets bent all out of shape with over loaded vehicles. They will break out the scales and be checking your dot stickers for the gvw.
Buddy was towing his mud truck just a few miles on the interstate with a 1/2 ton truck. Well DOT got him and said he was over loaded, lacked rear brakes and all other crap. You are not just taking your life in your hands when you do stupid **** like this. You are taking the mom and fathers and kids next to you.
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post #22 of 32 Old 02-11-2013, 12:31 PM
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full gross weight of the trailer and a CBR1000 would be about 800lbs. You should have no problem towing it. Get the longest tongue you can to keep it from wagging the dog and if you want to get fancy you can add a hundred lbs or so to build a trailer fairing but it isn't needed.
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post #23 of 32 Old 02-11-2013, 01:34 PM
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I towed my 2 jet skis a few times with the 2.5. Not exactly breaking any land speed records, but if you've got time it'll be fine. 800lbs is like having 3 friends riding with you

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post #24 of 32 Old 02-11-2013, 01:42 PM
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I towed my 2 jet skis a few times with the 2.5. Not exactly breaking any land speed records, but if you've got time it'll be fine. 800lbs is like having 3 friends riding with you
3 big *** friends maybe.

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post #25 of 32 Old 02-11-2013, 06:22 PM
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Do not try this in Florida. You will be seeing blue lights. The dot gets bent all out of shape with over loaded vehicles. They will break out the scales and be checking your dot stickers for the gvw.
Buddy was towing his mud truck just a few miles on the interstate with a 1/2 ton truck. Well DOT got him and said he was over loaded, lacked rear brakes and all other crap. You are not just taking your life in your hands when you do stupid **** like this. You are taking the mom and fathers and kids next to you.
Hmm, 2200 lbs trailer, weight distributing hitch on Jeep, equalizer hitch and load bars on trailer, electric trailer brakes and a properly balanced load equals a safe adventure. Just because your buddy has no sense of what he's doing or what is required doesn't mean the rest of the world needs to suffer. Yes, technically I was 200 lbs over weight, but that certainly didn't make it unsafe, hell I know several people that are 200 lbs over weight and nobody seems to want to ticket them. And yes, I drive for a living and have been doing so accident free for over 20 years now, and not to worry, Florida isn't on my bucket list.
Before calling someone stupid, perhaps try asking how things are done safely, you might learn something, or not.

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Hmm, 2200 lbs trailer, weight distributing hitch on Jeep, equalizer hitch and load bars on trailer, electric trailer brakes and a properly balanced load equals a safe adventure. Just because your buddy has no sense of what he's doing or what is required doesn't mean the rest of the world needs to suffer. Yes, technically I was 200 lbs over weight, but that certainly didn't make it unsafe, hell I know several people that are 200 lbs over weight and nobody seems to want to ticket them. And yes, I drive for a living and have been doing so accident free for over 20 years now, and not to worry, Florida isn't on my bucket list.
Before calling someone stupid, perhaps try asking how things are done safely, you might learn something, or not.
I stand by what I said. You are stupid and doing a stupid thing for taking a OVER loaded jeep and putting others in danger. Wind load alone would give you **** fits. And a passing Big rig will load and unload that trailer. And just come on down if you want to take a ticket off your bucket list. Cause they will hook and book your ***.





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post #28 of 32 Old 02-11-2013, 10:43 PM
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Really? All this bother over 200 lbs, and that's with the tanks full, which they weren't. Trust me we went by a lot of semis etc. and guess what? No issues, nope, none, not one. Did you ever consider that maybe keeping the speed down and driving defensively would work? I'm not sure why you think it's so massivly over-loaded, they (Jeeps) are rated for a 2000lbs trailer, and no mention of brakes or hitch requirements in the manual. Like I said, the trailer is 2200lbs Gvw(loaded) not tare(empty) and with that in mind we kept the tanks empty while travelling. Would I do it in the snow- no, but we have hit some good rains and wind and it handled no worse than any other trailer combo, again you adjust for the weather. Sheesh, some people.

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post #29 of 32 Old 02-12-2013, 12:03 AM
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And Ripper Are you 10?
I must be because I found that to be incredibly hilarious.

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post #30 of 32 Old 02-12-2013, 07:59 AM Thread Starter
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Well good thing I'll only be hauling 1000 lbs at the most. My bike is only 410 wet. If I can find an aluminum trailer I'll be set.

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