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Old 10-09-2007, 09:07 PM   #1
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TJ in a 5th Wheel??

I have a TJ with a 5.5" lift with 35" tires. Does anyone know if a 5th wheel that can fit my jeep?

Thanks for the info.

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Old 10-09-2007, 09:13 PM   #2
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you mean a 5th wheel to pull a trailer?

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huh?
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Old 10-09-2007, 09:15 PM   #4
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you mean a 5th wheel to pull a trailer?
I hope not!

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Gonna put a nice set of air horns and cab lights on the roof too?

5th wheel in a Jeep , Thats a first.
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Are you talking about a 5th wheel camper, that can also haul your jeep??????????

Or are you referring to a way to carry your spare tire........?
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the title clearly states " tj IN a 5th wheel"

lol be nice guys
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Old 10-09-2007, 09:57 PM   #9
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I thought I was being nice...........just trying to understand.........
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i thikn he meant of not if

"I have a TJ with a 5.5" lift with 35" tires. Does anyone know !OF! a 5th wheel that can fit my jeep(in it)?"
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I think he means he needs a fifth wheel inside of one of his four wheels to rotate to the outside of the inner edge of his third member so that he can put it inside the outside of a trailer to pull the other remaining wheels to the left.

Geez people. Is reading and understanding really that difficult?
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Possibly a toy hauler type of 5th wheel? Just drive up the ramp in the back.
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I think he means he needs a fifth wheel inside of one of his four wheels to rotate to the outside of the inner edge of his third member so that he can put it inside the outside of a trailer to pull the other remaining wheels to the left.

Geez people. Is reading and understanding really that difficult?

x2...exactly.
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Weekend Warrior makes several

This is the Superlite:



A friend has this one. He has a 4.5" lift, and 35's, he has to drop the tire pressure to 5lbs to get it in the door. You can get taller ones from other manufacturers. Take your measurements and then go to a few RV dealers and see what they have.
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Weekend Warrior makes several

This is the Superlite:



A friend has this one. He has a 4.5" lift, and 35's, he has to drop the tire pressure to 5lbs to get it in the door. You can get taller ones from other manufacturers. Take your measurements and then go to a few RV dealers and see what they have.
Be very careful w/ these, they aren't intended for something as big and heavy as your Jeep, so make certain the manufacturer certifies it as being rated to haul your Jeep.

Don't take a salesmans word for it, get it in writing! "He said it was rated!" won't hold up in court when the trailer disintegrates going down the road after the Jeep tears the tie downs out of the floor from bouncing around and "frees" itself from the interior if the trailer via the passenger side wall and barrel rolls into traffic. Unfortunately, you will likely only learn of this much later when you wake up in the hospital, since the sudden change in weight will likely cause you to loose control of your tow vehicle and what is left of your trailer, causing you to roll in the opposite direction, so you won't see your Jeep die a horrible race-car style death.

Now that is just a possibility, but it could happen, so be very careful when choosing!
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If you already have a truck that you can tow with, you might be better off w/ something like this
http://www.outfittermfg.com/home.htm
and a smaller flat bed twin axle trailer to haul the Jeep on, not in.. They make models for long and short beds, as long as you have a 1/2 ton or better, although not too sure you could do this and tow the TJ w/ a 1/2 ton

I'm leaning towards one like this myself... http://www.outfittermfg.com/apex_8_LB.htm
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Be very careful w/ these, they aren't intended for something as big and heavy as your Jeep, so make certain the manufacturer certifies it as being rated to haul your Jeep.

Don't take a salesmans word for it, get it in writing! "He said it was rated!" won't hold up in court when the trailer disintegrates going down the road after the Jeep tears the tie downs out of the floor from bouncing around and "frees" itself from the interior if the trailer via the passenger side wall and barrel rolls into traffic. Unfortunately, you will likely only learn of this much later when you wake up in the hospital, since the sudden change in weight will likely cause you to loose control of your tow vehicle and what is left of your trailer, causing you to roll in the opposite direction, so you won't see your Jeep die a horrible race-car style death.

Now that is just a possibility, but it could happen, so be very careful when choosing!
The payload rating on the trailer in the picture is 4,800 pounds, the triple axel models have a payload rating of 6,000 lbs. I know several people that tow their jeeps in toy haulers without ever having problems.

I flat tow mine behind my motorhome. Problem with that is; if I mess up the suspension or wheels, I'm screwed.
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I flat tow mine behind my motorhome. Problem with that is; if I mess up the suspension or wheels, I'm screwed.
Yeah, and you just know that won't happen close to home, you'll be hours from anywhere on that trip and have to spend a whole weekend going back to retrieve your rig!
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I think he means he needs a fifth wheel inside of one of his four wheels to rotate to the outside of the inner edge of his third member so that he can put it inside the outside of a trailer to pull the other remaining wheels to the left.

Geez people. Is reading and understanding really that difficult?
Dude.......you're..like..........brilliant
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i've narrowed it down to 3 things. a 5th wheel camper that he can put the jeep in

or does he wanna pull a 5th wheel with the jeep?

my best choice would be put the jeep ona 5th wheel trailer and pull it that way.

still confused on the question though
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Dude...totally I know.
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how hard is this guys, he wants to tow his jeep using a fifth wheel!
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the other pics:






since someone did this, I wouldnt put it past some redneck to try this in the back of their Wrangler.
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the other pics:






since someone did this, I wouldnt put it past some redneck to try this in the back of their Wrangler.
I had a 93 4x4 ford ranger with a 5th wheel in it. <--- does that make me a redneck?

i only pulls a coupler grasshopper mowers on it. the trailer was custom built for the truck. to be used for the lawn care buisness i had. On occasion i would use it to pull my 4wheeler.ATV.
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you could build your own fifth wheel trailer, quite simialar to the one they built on extreme 4x4. i guess their didnt fall apart like the rest of their stuff haha
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I had a 93 4x4 ford ranger with a 5th wheel in it. <--- does that make me a redneck?

i only pulls a coupler grasshopper mowers on it. the trailer was custom built for the truck. to be used for the lawn care buisness i had. On occasion i would use it to pull my 4wheeler.ATV.
Did you use a 4x4 wood block from your receiver to your tailgate and S-hooks on cheap chains to hold up the weight of the 5th wheel? If not, I'll only give you crap for owning a Ford, and not the 5th wheel part.

I would have to imagine if you had a custom built trailer for your truck it would not have overloaded it as bad as the travel trailer is on the Chevy in the pics. There are so many things wrong, I wouldnt want to be on the same street as that guy.
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Did you use a 4x4 wood block from your receiver to your tailgate and S-hooks on cheap chains to hold up the weight of the 5th wheel? If not, I'll only give you crap for owning a Ford, and not the 5th wheel part.

I would have to imagine if you had a custom built trailer for your truck it would not have overloaded it as bad as the travel trailer is on the Chevy in the pics. There are so many things wrong, I wouldnt want to be on the same street as that guy.
naw no wood..lol. i framemounted it in the center of the bed under a cut out of the floor.when not in use the ball could be moved down and the origanal bed cut out was place over the hole to hide the whole deal.

and i never loaded anything on the trailer that the truck wasn't up to pulling safely. I.E. 2 grasshopper mowers and some weedeaters or just my ATV.

NO ONE!!!! should ever compromise there safety when pulling a trailer!
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Did you use a 4x4 wood block from your receiver to your tailgate and S-hooks on cheap chains to hold up the weight of the 5th wheel? If not, I'll only give you crap for owning a Ford, and not the 5th wheel part.

I would have to imagine if you had a custom built trailer for your truck it would not have overloaded it as bad as the travel trailer is on the Chevy in the pics. There are so many things wrong, I wouldnt want to be on the same street as that guy.
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naw no wood..lol. i framemounted it in the center of the bed under a cut out of the floor.when not in use the ball could be moved down and the origanal bed cut out was place over the hole to hide the whole deal.

and i never loaded anything on the trailer that the truck wasn't up to pulling safely. I.E. 2 grasshopper mowers and some weedeaters or just my ATV.

NO ONE!!!! should ever compromise there safety when pulling a trailer!
So even though you were driving a Ford, you went to the trouble of doing the install properly? Huh, I guess that eliminates at least the inbred, ignorant part of the redneck thing, but I have to ask, did it have exhaust stacks thru the bed or cab clearance lights? I have seen both on Rangers!

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So even though you were driving a Ford, you went to the trouble of doing the install properly? Huh, I guess that eliminates at least the inbred, ignorant part of the redneck thing, but I have to ask, did it have exhaust stacks thru the bed or cab clearance lights? I have seen both on Rangers!

nope normal muffler.
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Now i can see why some of you are confused!





Just make sure the ccc is higher than what the jeep weighs 1st.

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