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Unread 02-21-2013, 09:19 AM   #16
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Towed a uhaul enclosed trailer with my 90 yj 4.2l completely full and still had no isues.
around here Uhaul will not rent you any kind of trailer if you have a jeep, even if it has a hardtop! read into that whatever you will.

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Unread 02-21-2013, 10:26 AM   #17
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The nice thing of having that 5 speed, is the benefit of engine braking. Not very helpful in town, but great on the highway to prevent overheating your brakes!
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Unread 02-21-2013, 11:03 AM   #18
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I pull my popup (84 Jayco 705) from Omaha to Tuttle Creek ORV with no issues.
Having the Vanco BBK does help with stopping in my opinion.
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Unread 02-21-2013, 11:28 AM   #19
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around here Uhaul will not rent you any kind of trailer if you have a jeep, even if it has a hardtop! read into that whatever you will.
Depending on when. The Uhaul Jeep ban wasn't untill recently and prior to that they did not allow soft tops. For a while they wouldn't rent trailers to Explorers either.
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Unread 02-21-2013, 11:36 AM   #20
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Check out my profile picture of my rig in our "Going Camping Mode".. I'm getting maybe 9mpg and maintaining 65mph in the very flat south is a challenge. The trailer is a teardrop which is perfect for the jeep it's a little guy 4 wide and dry its around 800lbs. I would factor in more than you guessed for fuel based on my experience and the fact that you have actual elevation changes on your journey.

The other guy's are right about pulling it around town prior to the trip it will bring issues to your attention prior to leaving.. Tongue weight and hitch slop come to mind! Also something that happened to me is some of the bolts holding my rear bumper on loosened over the trip due to the trailer so watch those bumper/hitch bolts at the fuel stops.

Oh and service the wheel bearing on the pop-up before you go..
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Unread 02-21-2013, 11:42 AM   #21
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I pulled a 2 place snowmobile trailer with one ATV on it (Polaris Scrambler 400) once. Never again.. The combination the weight of the trailer + ATV and the Jeep's antirock swaybars front and rear made it an interesting situation.

The best way to describe it: Tail wagging the dog.

For me, the stock brakes did good stopping, but it was all the body roll and the trailer trying to steer the Jeep is what has me not wanting to tow with it again. Time for a tow vehicle.

The only towing my TJ will be doing is towing my buddies out when they break..
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Unread 02-21-2013, 11:46 AM   #22
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I tow 1500lb regularly with no issues, The only thing I would address is trailer brakes since our brakes suck.
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Unread 02-21-2013, 11:49 AM   #23
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Depending on when. The Uhaul Jeep ban wasn't untill recently and prior to that they did not allow soft tops. For a while they wouldn't rent trailers to Explorers either.
I rented a trailer from uhaul last month, The only requirement was it had to have the hard top on.
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Unread 02-21-2013, 12:09 PM   #24
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I don know about the TJ, but I tow a 25 foot long equipment trailer all the time with my KK. I've put a tractor in it, garbage, my wife's toyota camry and once the wood from an entire mature live oak. I've never had a problem, but I've never tried to pull any of that stuff up a mountain pass either.
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Unread 02-21-2013, 02:02 PM   #25
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I don know about the TJ, but I tow a 25 foot long equipment trailer all the time with my KK. I've put a tractor in it, garbage, my wife's toyota camry and once the wood from an entire mature live oak. I've never had a problem, but I've never tried to pull any of that stuff up a mountain pass either.
What's the weight of that? I need to tow a small skid steer about 2 miles down a flat road, with one decent sided hill. I can get a truck to tow, but it'll be a big PITA.
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Unread 02-21-2013, 02:14 PM   #26
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Get ready for the safety police and the tow trolls who do not believe you should tow anything unless you drive a vehicle so monstrous that it requires you to have a commercial drivers license.
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Unread 02-21-2013, 10:55 PM   #27
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I am always towing with my TJ which is on 35's. I know I have gone way over what its rated for but I also have a little experience towing, I'm not just some idiot flying down the highway with a trailer. I used to tow this dump trailer a couple times a week, empty it is right around 2,800 lbs. I've had over 3,000 in the trailer, it was slow going but worked surprisingly well. I would not recommend anybody try it, but its possible. It does have trailer brakes.
Then the snowmobile trailer with two quads I tow all the time, usually a few hours one way. No trailer brakes but loaded is only around 2,000 lbs. Those that say a fourwheeler is too much just need to balance them correctly, you need some tongue weight. Kinda funny in that picture the jeep died so I was switching out paddle tires for trail tires on the quad so we could ride them to camp.

Common sense goes a long way. You don't need a dually to tow 2,000 pounds, but the TJ is not meant to tow either. Go around the block and see if you are comfortable, leave plenty of stopping distance, and know you will not be winning any races.
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Unread 02-23-2013, 09:18 AM   #28
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Uhaul didnt say much except that the size trailer was limited to i think their 2nd shortest. I loaded it right tho too. Remember to balance the weight but it was no issue. I also had a 5 speed that helped. I recommend you.listen to the guys here who say try it around town first. Every load and jeep are different.
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Unread 02-23-2013, 09:37 AM   #29
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I have 32" tires and haul a 3000 pound, 19' ski boat. (it has a 3.5L merc V6 in it)

The only trouble with fishtailing is when you have too much weight in the back of the trailer.

I have no trouble braking but i also put in ceramic brake pads. i believe the wangler is rated for 3K pounds, and 5k if you an LJ, right?

drive smart and your alright, also, a weight distribution hitch would go a long way in a vehicle with a short wheel base. (to add stability not capacity)


Oh i have been denied at uhaul, with the hardtop on too...
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Unread 02-23-2013, 09:39 AM   #30
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oh and my poor clutch likes it when i use 4 low to pull it out of the water.

stock clutch and 150K miles, WEEE!
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