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post #1 of 6 Old 05-04-2021, 11:50 AM Thread Starter
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Towing a camper

Looking to buy a small camper to tow behind the jeep. Dry weight of the camper is 2800. And is 14 feet long



My JKU has a three inch lift on it.

How are they at towing?

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post #2 of 6 Old 05-04-2021, 03:06 PM
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The JKU is better than the JK. I tow a 1000 lb popup and it can get squirrely. I have a friction sway bar to help it.

What is the frontal area? A JK/JKU is limited to 25 sqft.

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Trailer brakes are very important. Keep that in mind.
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lift and larger tires will make it tow less as well. More so if say 35s and its never been geared correctly. Going to make the trans work very hard.

No one tows dry. Those trailers that weight was before any options as well. all weight in the jeep is counted as well. You have very little tongue weight ability as well. what 350 pounds. How much the jeep sags can be an issue with springs that are made to flex. why junk has near 6 up and 5 down. no weight just flexing on trails. If you are one of those lifts that "Leveled it" You know why it had a rake. You will be like a low rider ars down more then stock.

But over all its gearing when talking about towing and big tires, it will be less stable wont stop as well even with trailer brakes compered to say rolling 30-32s. needs to be Plus gear/ performance minded.

Max tow on 35s would be at least 4.56. 4.88s would be better but at that point with a W5 since its OD is not that much at .87 Rpms will be about another 300 rpms over 4.56. Not that the 3.6 should have any issue but MPG will even when not towing.



i believe trailer brakes would be the law at that weight in most any state.

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post #6 of 6 Old 05-09-2021, 02:33 AM
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Just because the tow rating says you can doesnt mean its a smart thing.
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