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Old 09-15-2007, 06:34 PM   #1
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Towing with Unlimited?

I have a 2006 Rubicon Unlimited and was wondering if anyone tows near the 3500lb wieght limit? My tow vehicle was in an accident(girl ran stop sign) and I have a trip coming up where i need to tow my 3000lb boat about 6 hours one way. Anyone do this on a regular basis? The Jeep is a 4.0 with autotrans.
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Old 09-17-2007, 05:24 PM   #2
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The longer wheelbase on the LJ makes it ultimately more desireable to tow that much weight. You are definitely within the limits of the setup and wouldn't think you'd have any problem. Just take it slow and don't follow anyone too close.

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Old 09-17-2007, 05:29 PM   #3
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does it have the tow pkg? If not you may want to look into and auto trans cooler..
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Well, the starter just went out on my boat so that may just solve my problem. First the lady runs the stop sign and wrecks my Jeep Commander, and now my boat won't start. When it rains it pours I guess.
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Successful Towing

I have been towing a travel trailer weighing about 2,200 lbs + about 400-500 lbs. of supplies and equipment with my '04 Unlimited with no problems. I have the 4.0 and automatic. I live in the Appalachian Mountains and have to drop it into 2nd gear to bring it up the hills but can do it well enough. Some of the guys on this web site recommended trying to hold it in 2nd at 3500 RPMs which I do. It will take me down to about 50 MPH on some of the step climbs, but that's okay. Hope this helps.
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Well, the starter just went out on my boat so that may just solve my problem. First the lady runs the stop sign and wrecks my Jeep Commander, and now my boat won't start. When it rains it pours I guess.
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