What size camper trailer can my Jeep pull "safely" - Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > General Jeep Discussions > General Jeep Discussion

Join Wrangler Forum Today

Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 05-22-2013, 12:46 PM
Thread Starter
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 39
gammy is on a distinguished road
What size camper trailer can my Jeep pull "safely"

1999 4.0L with a Hidden Hitch...just seeing what I could pull "safely"..tks
gammy is offline   Quote
Old 05-22-2013, 01:01 PM   #2
Timberline's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: 38.8339° N, 104.8208° W, Colorado
Posts: 1,135
Timberline is on a distinguished road
If you have something already in mind that you want to tow, toss it up, as that will give a better idea. Also, what class hitch do you have?


2004 Sahara TJ
3.73 Gears / 4.0L / 2" Pro Comp Lift / BF Goodrich AT 32x11.50R15 / 15x8 Pro Comp Alloy Series 1059 / 4' Firestik Ant / Midland CB Radio / Roll & Pitch Clinometer / KC & Hella 700FF Driving Lights / Winch / Smittybilt Bumpers (modified)/ Teraflex 9550 SS
Timberline is offline   Quote
Old 05-22-2013, 03:43 PM   #3
wmshay6's Avatar
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Absurdistan AKA- MD
Posts: 610
wmshay6 is on a distinguished road
I don't know what the actual Jeep Rating is

But I wouldn't go over 2000 lbs. Your Jeep can pull more- no problem. However, stopping is the problem. With a short wheelbase, you'll find it is MUCH harder to stop a trailer.

I've seen people with Jeeps towing larger trailers and I always give them a wide berth since they are an accident waiting to happen.
wmshay6 is offline   Quote
Old 05-22-2013, 04:29 PM   #4
Supporting Member

5-Year WF Supporting Member
Y-Guy's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Tri-Cities, WA
Posts: 1,563
Y-Guy is on a distinguished road
Towing spec for any 1999 Jeep either 2.5 or 4.0 was 2000# but you might check your manual as I had red somebody said theirs was rated for 2500#. The big limiting factor is the short wheel base. Beyond that the current JKs have a maximum 32sq ft rating for the frontal area of an RV/trailer you are towing behind. Many RV trailers are going to be pushing twice that.
2011 JKU Sahara, sporting Sahara Tan, running topless whenever I can.
Y-Guy is offline   Quote

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:55 AM.

User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.1.0 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC
« Back

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner