So a friend of mine at work yesterday and I were talking. He likes to fish and has a small fishing boat and trailer that he launches into the river with his Nissan Titan. Anyways,
we were looking at the idea, of using my Jeep to launch and recover the boat. The boat and trailer are small, proably not more then 1000 lbs ,so towing it is no problem. What we were talkingabout doing, if the river bed/depth ect permits, is driving forward down the boat ramp, and fording out the Jeep and boat trailer into the middle of the river, and launch the boat from there. Recovering the boat in the same mannor. We also talked about not useing a boat at all and just driving around a shallow part of the river fishing from the Jeep.
Of coruse we would hav to survery the river and stuff to make sure its not too deep or too soft of a bed. We would also have chains so his Titan can pull out my Jeep if it did get stuck.
Just wondering what things in the river should I look for / consider before doing/ attempting this. How deep would it be safe to go?
I have a '13 Rubicon Unlimited bone stock with a Manual Transmition
How well do the electronic lockers handle getting wet/submerged?
How about the Wheel Speed Sensors?