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Unread 07-07-2010, 11:07 PM   #16
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The tow package has 4:10s I think to help out
It did in 2007, I believe its 3.73 now, unless you get a Rubi...

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Unread 07-07-2010, 11:18 PM   #17
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It did in 2007, I believe its 3.73 now, unless you get a Rubi...
Is it that important to have 4.10s or 3.73s for towing though?
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Unread 07-08-2010, 12:40 AM   #18
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It's hard to give you good advice at this point. It's almost like you're saying, "I want to have sex, but don't want to get her pregnant. I can't afford condoms, so for now I just want to use Saran Wrap. What brand would you recommend?"
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Unread 07-08-2010, 06:11 AM   #19
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Wait? You say 1000 lbs for a 2 door but maybe 2000 lbs with a tow package. Dont you have to have a tow package to tow anything? Is there something different besides a hitch that I might need to buy?
yeah, tow package in 2010(at least) gave you 3.73's. (i dont know about the other years..) i didnt think it was 4.10's but i guess maybe they did in 07..

anyway. its that and it has something to do with how its mounted. dont quote me on this, but i believe its mounted better to the frame(stock)... it doesnt hang down like the after market ones do. again, i dont know. this is just what iv read and heard around here
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Unread 07-08-2010, 06:18 AM   #20
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I wouldnt do it with a 2 door. The 4 door I would do it but drive slow and allow for plenty of room. I read in europe the tow rating for the 4 door is close to 6k pounds, it just has to do a lot about regulations here in the states.
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Unread 07-08-2010, 08:36 AM   #21
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I wouldnt do it with a 2 door. The 4 door I would do it but drive slow and allow for plenty of room. I read in europe the tow rating for the 4 door is close to 6k pounds, it just has to do a lot about regulations here in the states.
Yeah I think you will find that would be if you were lucky enough to have the diesel.

I think your dad is wrong and if he runs into a problem (accident)while towing this load with the Jeep his is going to be out of luck.
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Unread 07-08-2010, 08:39 AM   #22
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The hitch might be rated for 3500, but the 2-door is only rated for 1000.

Granted - you've got a double axle trailer with surge brakes. Slow/Short distances you should be fine, but I wouldn't be planning any long trips. The biggest issue is the towing stability of your short wheelbase.
You said it right. wheelbase is too short, and our mass is too small to handle stopping a trailer at high(er) speeds. YES you could technically tow it, I mean, we yank vehicles out weighing way more than what the jeep is "rated to tow" but its short distance.

Just because our tow hooks say 10,000lb breaking strength doesn't mean we can tow 10,000. keep that in mind.
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when he causes an accident, and he will by towing unsafely, insurance will not cover it and he can be sued for everything he owns.
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Unread 07-08-2010, 03:30 PM   #24
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this thread has me a bit worried.

im looking to tow one of those northern tool folding trailers with camping gear and some wood (enough for a overnighter or two). something that is a bad idea?
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this thread has me a bit worried.

im looking to tow one of those northern tool folding trailers with camping gear and some wood (enough for a overnighter or two). something that is a bad idea?
Sounds pretty light... 200-300lb trailer, gear and wood? You're fine.

It's the idea of trying to pull a 20' power boat or fully loaded pop-up camper that should rightly scare the 2-door guys.
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Sounds pretty light... 200-300lb trailer, gear and wood? You're fine.

It's the idea of trying to pull a 20' power boat or fully loaded pop-up camper that should rightly scare the 2-door guys.
okay good, i mean the max weight on the trailer im buying is 1Klbs i couldnt imagine id ever get to 600
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okay good, i mean the max weight on the trailer im buying is 1Klbs i couldnt imagine id ever get to 600
My final suggestion would be to load up the trailer a bit. If it's too light it'll bounce around quite a bit.
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It tows my fat *** around pretty damn well
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im looking to tow one of those northern tool folding trailers with camping gear and some wood (enough for a overnighter or two). something that is a bad idea?
It is not a bad idea, depending on your idea of "camping gear".

I've attached this camping trailer for thousands of miles, with only one issue, unrelated to weight and the Jeep (tire came off at 60MPH).
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this thread has me a bit worried.

im looking to tow one of those northern tool folding trailers with camping gear and some wood (enough for a overnighter or two). something that is a bad idea?

?


What Jeep do you have? JK? JKU? Tow PKG?

I tow a 2000lb race car & 1100lb. dual axle trailer (with trailer brakes). I also safely tow a 2800lb tent trailer (with trailer brakes) which is prolly 3300lbs when packed, loaded & ready to roll. BUT... I DO USE a trailer brake controller.


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