I'm thinking about buying an enclosed trailer to store my motorcycles (Harley Touring and Kawasaki Dual Sport) and double as a portable garage. I might add that I have an interesting living situation. I'm thinking a 7'x14' may be a good size, maybe a tad bigger depending on space.
My concern though is the Jeep. It sports the 4.7L w 3.73 gears and will have a Superlift and 285/70's once I get home from my deployment. It has the tow/haul button, but not sure if its actually equipped with the tow package. It has a Curtis receiver which I plan to upgrade to the OEM unit.
Considering the configuration of the Jeep, what would be the biggest trailer you'd tow? Looking for physical dimensions and weight.
It would be just local most of the time. Worst case scenario, maybe 1000 miles to my old stomping grounds in CO.
So the 25% reduction brings up a new point to look into. If going by the Class IV weights for the 4.7L, 6500 lb capacity would leave for 4875 lbs left useful load. I think this may be a little generous, so going by Class III weights, 5,000 lb, would leave about 3200 lbs useful load.
I haul a 23' travel trailer with my '05 WK 4.7, with a 2" Rough County spacer lift and 255/70-18 tires. The trailer is 3500 lbs dry and maybe 4500 loaded up for a camping trip so I have a load leveling hitch, electric brakes on the trailer, brake controller...the whole bit. The Jeep pulls it pretty well, but I can definitely tell it's back there. On a long hill climb it will have to jump down to 3rd gear and 4K RPMs to get up the hill, but my last trip was 800 miles round trip and got about 11 MPG.
It's not the ideal tow vehicle, but it does seem to work for this smaller camper. I wouldn't go any bigger, just my opinion.
I am towing a 2700 dry weight pop up camper, about 3200 (guess) loaded with a wireless brake setup and it runs smooth for me. I have it lifted with a rock krawler lift. However what I am going to do to keep my sanity is upgrade the rear shocks and also throw on the air lift 1000 kit, under 100 bucks and seem worth every penny. Mine is a V6 so I am not about to talk up its power since its as good as it can be. The job gets done and I am not worrying about it either.
I also run the curtis hitch and I do not have a tow package.
I tow a 23' boat with my 5.7 hemi with super lift and 285s. My jeep alone weighs 5600 lbs since i have steel bumpers on front and back. I dont have that big a problem at all other than the fact i get about 9 mpg when towing my boat and trailer that weigh about 6k lbs all together
'05 WK Limited, QD-II, 5.7L HEMI, K&N CAI, Gobi Rack, Fast Man TB, 4" Super Lift, 4" JBA coilovers, 285/70-17 Mickey Thompson Baja, 17" AEV Pintler, Diablo Sport Predator, Steel Armadillo console safe, JBA UCA, Bilstein 7100 shocks, 4xGuard rock sliders/belly& front skid, ARB bull bar, Saguaro rear bumper/tire carrier