um... so, now my question is do yall think a JKUR would be able to handle a 16ft flatbed trailer? I dont have a trailer brake hook up in my JK...
I am more concerned with safety than the letter of the law... I dont expect to get ticketed either way... just want to do damage to either vehicle..
so, what do yall think? safe/smart or unsafe/dumb to flat-tow my CJ 550 miles behing by JKUR?
thanks for the plethora of info on GVWR and all that other stuff..
I would have no issues flat towing a Texas tagged CJ behind a Texas tagged JKUR - even without brakes. Just (so that you don't get surprised and thus emotionally confrontational if pulled over) keep in mind... there may be cause for roadway discussion.
Make sure all your lights work etc so there is NO OTHER REASON to pull you over and you'll be okay. I would hesitate to pull it on a 16 footer - thats three times longer than the JK. Jus kidding but close - my reasoning there is that flat towing is very little tongue weight (just the weight of the bar set) while a trailer has to have at least 10% of the trailers weight on the tongue to handle well.
J Wm Bishop EA, ASADE
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