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Old 05-19-2013, 10:18 AM   #1
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trailering a jeep?s

looking to buy a trailer to haul the jeep around. will a dual 3500lb axle trailer with a 7000lb total weight trailer/jeep be enough? one trailer dealer said need a 10,000lb, one said the 7000lb will be fine and one said you would be pushing it with a 7000lb. the jeep with after market bumpers, skids plates, and tires i cant see it weighing more than 4500lbs.

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Old 05-19-2013, 10:23 AM   #2
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Duel 35s will be fine. Does it have trailer breaks and what will you be pulling it with? You don't want the tail wagging the dog. Not questioning your knowledge, but just make sure you can stop it when you get it started rolling. Good luck with your search.

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Old 05-19-2013, 01:15 PM   #3
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Both axles have electric brakes. Pulling with a 07 f250 V10. Its has electric brake control in dash. Thanks for info
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Old 05-31-2013, 06:52 AM   #4
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With that 250, you won't realize it's back there.
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Old 05-31-2013, 07:55 AM   #5
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I have a 7000# 18' Dove tail trailer. Works great. I got a great deal on it used from a friend of a friend a few years ago. If I was ordering a trailer new, I might have went with the beefier axles. It is not that much more when buying new.

I have not had any problems pulling it with our motorhome, or my old F250.

One thing I love about the dovetail is that it is easier to load a regular non-lifted vehicle on it. I never have to pull out the ramps to load my Jeep. My friends get more use out of the ramps when they want to borrow it to haul their broken down piles. One of the downsides to owning a car hauler, everyone wants to borrow it.



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Old 05-31-2013, 08:06 AM   #6
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looking to buy a trailer to haul the jeep around. will a dual 3500lb axle trailer with a 7000lb total weight trailer/jeep be enough? one trailer dealer said need a 10,000lb, one said the 7000lb will be fine and one said you would be pushing it with a 7000lb. the jeep with after market bumpers, skids plates, and tires i cant see it weighing more than 4500lbs.
Just another perspective..............With your F250, why not buy at least a 10 or 12K rated trailer. You may want to pull something heavier than your JEEP some day. I know I have a 20' 12K trailer that I use to haul my JEEP on, and about anything else that I want to haul. Last winter, I took both my JEEP and Polaris Ranger to Arizona with me and had no problems. My self, I would rather have more trailer than I may ever need than not quite enough. Good luck.
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Old 05-31-2013, 09:13 AM   #7
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thanks for all the info guys. i went with the 7000lb Rice 18ft dove tail. the 10,000 was $600 more and the plate renewal is twice as much evey year. yeah the 10,000 would be nice for the "just in case moment" but $600 was nice to keep in the bank.

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