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Unread 06-03-2013, 10:47 PM   #1
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Jeep pulling 4x8 or 5x8 enclosed trailer...

I'm looking to buy a trailer to haul my bike and quad with... I want to get a 5x8 enclosed but I don't know how well the jeep will like pulling an enclosed trailer... Anyone done this or have pics of there wj doing it... Stats are 02 overland 4.7ho with the up country suspension and factory reciever hitch...

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Unread 06-03-2013, 11:04 PM   #2
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You will have no issue, especially with an overland. I pull a 8ft enclosed with my Laredo all the time. Use it to haul my r6, lawn tractors, and about anything else that would require a truck instead of a jeep. Just be sure to turn your overdrive off.
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Unread 06-03-2013, 11:12 PM   #3
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Yeah that's what I figured... Years ago I hauled a 90 gt from ny to nd on a tow dolly doing like 75 and never had an issue... Didn't know how the jeep would react to the high top of the trailer...
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Unread 06-03-2013, 11:32 PM   #4
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Yeah you dont need to worry, just take it easy on the turns.
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Unread 06-04-2013, 06:49 AM   #5
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You will have no issue, especially with an overland. I pull a 8ft enclosed with my Laredo all the time. Use it to haul my r6, lawn tractors, and about anything else that would require a truck instead of a jeep. Just be sure to turn your overdrive off.
Just curious, is the reason for turning overdrive off so you're up a gear and have power "on tap" or so it doesn't somehow mess up the transmission?
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Unread 06-04-2013, 08:04 AM   #6
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Just curious, is the reason for turning overdrive off so you're up a gear and have power "on tap" or so it doesn't somehow mess up the transmission?
Overdrive is not a pulling gear. The clutches arent ment to hold up to the added stress of pulling. The od clutches are weak in comparison to your normal clutches, IIRC the line pressures are also lower as well. Its even recommended to shut overdive off on steep hill/mountain passes.

Your reason is also correct, but just more of an added benefit.
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Unread 06-04-2013, 08:18 AM   #7
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Turning off the OD will also aid in keeping the tranny temp down, but I highly recommend a tranny cooler for all Dubs whether you're towing or not.
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