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post #1 of 8 Old 10-12-2015, 09:20 AM Thread Starter
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Any updates on your camper build? Have ya gotten the chance to take it out camping yet?

Here's a few pics of our recent acquisition. .

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post #2 of 8 Old 10-12-2015, 09:22 AM Thread Starter
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A few more pics.
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post #3 of 8 Old 10-13-2015, 05:55 PM
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nice pop up. how does the the wrangler handle towing the camper?
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post #4 of 8 Old 10-13-2015, 09:04 PM Thread Starter
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nice pop up. how does the the wrangler handle towing the camper?
Thanks. Getting it home was both rough and slow! That could be bc i was overly cautious and the trailer was at a funny angle due to not having a drop hitch at the time. A friend of mine gave it to us when he got a new camper a few months back. The registration and title both weigh it in at 2k lbs but I haven't been able to get it to the scales yet to verify that. From what I've researched, 2k is the max towing capacity for a YJ although I've seen some claim up to 3k. The wife's S10 Blazer can tow it but I'd rather not put the strain on the better vehicle if I don't have to. This has all lead me to consider selling my Jeep and buying a truck. Unfortunately I can't afford both a truck and Jeep at the moment.

I think the 1st order of business though is to switch out the fabrics from pink to something a bit more masculine... I'm thinking MO Shadowgrass or maybe some Kryptik camo if I can find material cheap enough. I'll have to start my own thread as to not hijack Pipelayer's.

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A few more pics.
By no means am I an expert, but that camper looks way big for the wrangler. It's not just a matter of towing capacity, but also a matter of trailer size, weight distribution, etc. With a tow vehicle that small and a trailer that size, I can see you getting into a situation where the tail is wagging the dog.....You really dont want the trailer dictating where the jeep goes, especially at high speed.

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By no means am I an expert, but that camper looks way big for the wrangler. It's not just a matter of towing capacity, but also a matter of trailer size, weight distribution, etc. With a tow vehicle that small and a trailer that size, I can see you getting into a situation where the tail is wagging the dog.....You really dont want the trailer dictating where the jeep goes, especially at high speed.
Vey true! I'll have to hook it back up and do some measuring but I recall not being able to see the Jeep's tail lights. That is one of the reasons I took it slow getting it home... I've had a trailer wag the dog on me before and it is by no means a fun trip... even short distances. It's one of the reasons I'm thinking of swapping into a truck.

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post #7 of 8 Old 10-16-2015, 01:56 PM
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If your S-10 has the 4.3 it wouldn't have any trouble with that camper.

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Yes, it has the 4.3 v6.. I need to replace a few suspension parts but it will tow that camper pretty easily.

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