I have an '11 JKU Rubi and a '48 Willys cj2a. I'm moving and I need to figure out best way to tow one with the other. It is a long distance, so I want to use a trailer to minimize wear on the cj. I was hoping someone here has done this. Any recommendations on what kind of trailer out there would work? Single vs tandem. Aluminum, wood, or steel. Size. Maybe a custom made with specs.
I know a lot of things, most of them are only correct in my own head...
Better to be judged by twelve then carried by six. I'm sure this is going to get me in trouble down the line
2000 sport, 5speed, 1-1/4 body lift, 3" zone, metal cloak front fenders, metal cloak control arms, 4.88, 35" cooper stt.
Uhaul car trailer was my first thought, but they overbuild them for extra safety and requires the tow vehicle to have at least 5000# tow capacity. Need something lightweight. All the trailers ive found that are built to haul cars are way too big and heavy for my purpose.
find a double axle steel frame with wood floor. just make sure the wood is good and there is steel bracing under the wood from side to side. i have towed this set up with my yj(didnt have a cj on it) but it had a car on it and it did fine. not as much weight and does a good job.
Whytey, that's what I'm leaning towards now. All the car haulers were overkill(48 cj is tiny compared to most new cars), which is why I wanted to ask more knowledgeable people what they used. I found a tandem 6x12 utility trailer that looks like it will work. I was considering going single to cut weight, but it has its own set of problems. Aluminum trailers are several times cost. I guess since I'm going tandem, now I need to change out my four pin tow wiring with the 7pin and get an electric brake controller... One thing after another, but then again that's why I bought the toy to begin with
Wanted to follow up with my post in case anyone else ever comes up on this problem, here is what I settled on: I had a metal frame/wood floor 5x12' car hauler type trailer custom built. It is a little beefier than a utility trailer. I went tandem axle, with electric brakes on one axle(req'd by most states). I'll post empty and loaded pic of the trailer once I figure out how to do that on here. I will say the 5' wide trailer left me with absolutely no wiggle room(I didn't account for the lockers on the front wheels...), so I would recommend 5'6" wide x 12' to anyone else. It is only 1000# empty weight due to the small size which is what I was aiming for. I've done my first long roadtrip of 2k miles, and worked well once I actually got it loaded. To properly balance the weight I have to drive it on backwards, and with no wiggle room side to side, loading it can be... fun. Hope this helps someone in the future.