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post #1 of 15 Old 04-18-2013, 12:28 PM Thread Starter
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Towing With 94 Zj 4.0

Just a few questions after searching. I have a 94 ZJ with the 4.0 everything stock except I added a trans cooler and a heavy duty fan clutch. The whole cooling system was replaced except the pump. Radiator, hoses, fan clutch and the fluid is all new less then 5,000 miles on them. Think I have 75-140 in both diffs (or 85-140 not sure) but replaced not to long ago. Tires are Goodyear Wrangler Radials. I was looking at Uhaul trailers and not to sure what I would be able to haul, only thing I've hauled with the jeep was a little single wide atv trailer with a 88 suzuki lt300 atv on it (very light). Uhaul has a 5x8 cargo trailer single axle and a 6x12 two axle trailer. Any info or tips would be appreciated. Thanks.

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post #2 of 15 Old 04-18-2013, 12:40 PM
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The bigger question is what are you putting in the Uhaul and how far are you going?

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post #3 of 15 Old 04-18-2013, 12:44 PM
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6 in a row, ment to tow.
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post #4 of 15 Old 04-18-2013, 01:24 PM
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You should be fine. Take your time and leave extra stopping distance. I towed the 2 axle uhaul 2000miles without a problem using a 98 zj with the 4.0

2wd zj...
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post #5 of 15 Old 04-18-2013, 02:47 PM Thread Starter
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The bigger question is what are you putting in the Uhaul and how far are you going?
Just furniture and about 370 miles.
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post #6 of 15 Old 04-18-2013, 02:49 PM Thread Starter
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You should be fine. Take your time and leave extra stopping distance. I towed the 2 axle uhaul 2000miles without a problem using a 98 zj with the 4.0
2000 miles holy poop. How many miles on your rig?
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6 in a row, ment to tow.
With a name that has cummins in it I understand your logic lol
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Just furniture and about 370 miles.
You'll be fine with either size. The ZJ isn't a tow rig but for just a simple load like that it's more than capable. I think the double axle has electronic brakes on it which will help out. They can pull alot but stopping it is a whole different story.

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post #9 of 15 Old 04-18-2013, 03:17 PM
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2000 miles holy poop. How many miles on your rig?
My Jeep only has about 173,500 miles on it, hope to pass 200k

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post #10 of 15 Old 04-18-2013, 03:18 PM Thread Starter
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You'll be fine with either size. The ZJ isn't a tow rig but for just a simple load like that it's more than capable. I think the double axle has electronic brakes on it which will help out. They can pull alot but stopping it is a whole different story.
I don't have a brake controller.
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post #11 of 15 Old 04-18-2013, 03:20 PM Thread Starter
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My Jeep only has about 173,500 miles on it, hope to pass 200k
Easy. I got close to 220,000 runs like a champ.
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post #12 of 15 Old 04-18-2013, 04:21 PM
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I don't have a brake controller.
You won't need one. They use a 4 pin standard trailer harness and then have some kind of setup on the trailer that assists with braking.

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6 in a row, ment to tow.
So far from the truth.

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post #14 of 15 Old 04-18-2013, 06:19 PM Thread Starter
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You won't need one. They use a 4 pin standard trailer harness and then have some kind of setup on the trailer that assists with braking.
OHHHHH mmk I kinda know what your talking about. That makes me feel better on getting the bigger one.
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post #15 of 15 Old 04-18-2013, 09:16 PM
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You won't need one. They use a 4 pin standard trailer harness and then have some kind of setup on the trailer that assists with braking.
its called surge brakes. they use a special tounge with a master cylinder that operates hydraulic drum brakes on the trailer. the weight of the trailer pushing foward puts pressure on the piston in the master cylinder and the rest works just like the brakes on your jeep.

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