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Unread 07-21-2010, 09:09 AM   #1
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Pulling a Pontoon Boat

Need some advise. I am planning to purchase a 21 footer pontoon boat. Maximum weight on it is approximately 2500lbs. Do you think I can pull this boat with a 2010 Wrangler 4 doors Unlimited. Not planning to drive more than 10 or 15 miles from the marina. Also I am not planning to change the axles.

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Unread 07-21-2010, 09:13 AM   #2
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Yes, towing capacity on a 4 door is 3500 lbs.
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Unread 07-21-2010, 09:18 AM   #3
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if you got the towing package or the auto tranny you are fine. As long as you have the 3:73 gears or better. I wouldn't try it with the 6speed and 3:21 gears.
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Unread 07-21-2010, 11:01 AM   #4
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hills

Well my boat+trailer is just under 1000 lb so maybe no comparison, BUT as you can see in the pic I have towed it up and down some big, steep, and long "hills" You should have no probem just in 15 miles.......
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Unread 07-21-2010, 11:15 AM   #5
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I have a 2 door jk and a 20' pontoon boat and the pontoon is 8' wide you WILL need towing mirrors . I tryed it one time and it was not fun I use my dodge daully to tow it and it's safer

Boat+gear+cooler+boat gas+ people = more than you think

And you have to be able to stop this when some a$$ pulls out in front of you, and you know they will they do it to me , they don't want you to slow them down.

12' jeep 3800lb. pulling a 21' boat +gear = jack kniff
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Unread 07-22-2010, 02:51 PM   #6
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yea, don't stop fast....
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Unread 07-22-2010, 09:10 PM   #7
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Need some advise. I am planning to purchase a 21 footer pontoon boat. Maximum weight on it is approximately 2500lbs. Do you think I can pull this boat with a 2010 Wrangler 4 doors Unlimited. Not planning to drive more than 10 or 15 miles from the marina. Also I am not planning to change the axles.
I couldn't find your gears as you haven't filled out any details in your profile.

Be sure you have the weight correct..TOTAL weight, includes the loaded pontoon WITH engine, fuel batteries etc.. I am close to 3,000 lbs with my 21 ft pontoon (60 HP Merc Bigfoot, two batteries, 15 gallons fuel and two anchors, plus all the other gear..and last but not least please add the weight of the trailer... (at least another 1,000 lbs)
You might be very marginal...if not over the towing limit..
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