Towing with jeep wrangler

Discussion in 'Tow Vehicles, Hitch & Towing' started by AAAUGIE, Feb 3, 2019.

  1. AAAUGIE

    AAAUGIE New Member

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    Yeah didn't know this would go that direction,maybe we need a new category for 4x4 guys dragging around pop ups.
     
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    I’ve got an 2017 JKUR that I use for towing. Towed the new to me 2005 Jayco Baja 10z last fall a few times. Can’t wait to get it out this spring and summer.

    Just placed the order with eTrailer this weekend for converting the Baja to electric brakes.
     
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    And yes we need a 4x4 forum!
     
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    I’d follow it
     
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    I had a 95 YJ Wrangler, 4 cyl stick shift. At that time, the towing was rated the same for the 4 & 6 cyl stick shift - based on what the frame could handle.

    I did not lift my jeep, it was stock, except for aftermarket wagon wheel rims and larger tires (wider traction) and a front cow thumper, side bumper bars and a receiver hitch.

    I towed small utility trailers, loaded with gear. I would think little difference between that and an 8' box PUP. Those YJ's were great dependable utility vehicles :)
     
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    Im thinking the weight is totally diffrent. Unless you were hauling rocks or such. My pop up dry is like 3200 lbs, loaded is close to 3500.
     
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    I think I'll be ok, my little jayco is just under 1000 lb.dry. not sure about loaded but we don't load very heavy.
     
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    I know your ok ,just didnt want anyone reading that they think its good for all pop ups.
     
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    Wanted to report I put a set of Air Bags from Air Lift in my rear springs last week. What a difference they made towing my small PUP this weekend. Best investment I’ve made yet at $80 on Amazon.

    Yes I looked at a WDH but with my PUP only being 1,850 dry it’s touch light to use a WDH. I also didn’t want to deal with the frame twisting or my hitch not being able to take the leverage.

    I’m well within the towing specs of the JKUR and the Air Bags helped tons.
     
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