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Old 01-17-2013, 04:31 PM   #31
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I'd say it should be fine. I have friends who tow 23' sailboats once for put in and once for put out with toyota corollas. NO, I wouldn't recommend THAT. But given that, I think the JKU can do it...

The big thing is, you only have one put in trip and one put out trip every year. So go slow. Trailer sway, stopping distance / stopping ability etc deteriorate quadratically as a function of speed. So going slower makes it much much safer.

Also, do it in off peak hours when there's less traffic. At least the first time..
So what's the tow rating of the 4 door?

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Old 01-17-2013, 05:05 PM   #32
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So what's the tow rating of the 4 door?
3,500 lbs with 3.73 or 4.10, 2,000 lbs with 3.21

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Easiest way to tell if your JK is rated to tow it is to see how many axles the trailer has.

1 = OK
2+ = Over weight
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Old 01-18-2013, 08:42 AM   #35
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I sure hope a JK can pull a boat. We're trading in two 2006 Defenders on a new JK.

The little Defender 90 hauled this boat over ten miles of bad road and launched and retrieved it dozens of times over the past several years.

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Old 01-18-2013, 09:15 AM   #36
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I sure hope a JK can pull a boat. We're trading in two 2006 Defenders on a new JK.

The little Defender 90 hauled this boat over ten miles of bad road and launched and retrieved it dozens of times over the past several years.
That's a biiiiiiig boat for such a short vehicle. I bet it'll tow It close to as good as that but I bet a full size truck is what would be best with that boat
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Old 01-18-2013, 05:38 PM   #37
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I put a front receiver on that little truck and pushed that boat up a steep hill around two bends into a driveway. But the salt here has basically destroyed two 2006 Land Rovers with only 25,000 miles on them. Also destroyed a Ford Expedition and a Suzuki Samurai. I'm hoping to have better luck with the Wrangler.
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Old 08-20-2014, 11:58 AM   #38
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I don't remember exact specs but boat is around 3700 and trailer around 1200. Here's a pic, it's a large 20' boat and built solid as I'd expect most good wakeboard boats are.
2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited owner here with 37" and 5.18 gearing.

Highly considering getting a boat for next year.

I live only 2-3 miles from the boat launch however, it's down hill most of the way there. I've read on this thread about taking it VERY slow which I would be doing.

My goal is to get a boat the same size as Ranjr's from above.

Any input would be appreciated.

Thanks,

JC

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