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Old 07-19-2013, 06:06 PM   #91
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Loving ours. 3.21 with auto transmission tows it fine. Only weighs about 1000 lbs. Added A/C to the camper for Florida heat.
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Old 07-19-2013, 06:16 PM   #92
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Loving ours. 3.21 with auto transmission tows it fine. Only weighs about 1000 lbs. Added A/C to the camper for Florida heat.
Those are nice trailers but Jeep sure is proud of them ($$).

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Old 07-23-2013, 04:08 PM   #93
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Need to get a pic, dark when I finished. The Dexter lift put three inches on in 45 minutes. Trailer us now at ride height. Just have to figure out the max tires I can upgrade to now, stock was 5.7 by 8 4 bolt
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Our Rubicon cant pull our Airstream, I have this instead.
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Our Rubicon cant pull our Airstream, I have this instead.
2003 7.3l Diesel.

that's for when you can't leave home without the house lol.
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Old 07-24-2013, 01:05 AM   #96
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Loving ours. 3.21 with auto transmission tows it fine. Only weighs about 1000 lbs. Added A/C to the camper for Florida heat.
Nice, I wish they were not so proud of them. ubber cool tho.
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Old 07-24-2013, 08:00 AM   #97
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2011 JKU + 2012 Livinlite QS10.0

Here's our setup... Livinlite is the same outfit that makes the Mopar tent trailers.

2011 JKU Sport, 6 speed, 3.73 gears.

2012 Livinlite Quicksilver 10.0 with offroad package, rear deck and custom long tongue so I can squeeze in the 1upusa 4-place bike rack.


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We just got back from a loop from Michigan to Badlands/Black Hills, Grand Tetons, Yellowstone, Glacier. amd bacl. Had a great time! Here are some pics with the Jeep.


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Here's our setup... Livinlite is the same outfit that makes the Mopar tent trailers.

2011 JKU Sport, 6 speed, 3.73 gears.

2012 Livinlite Quicksilver 10.0 with offroad package, rear deck and custom long tongue so I can squeeze in the 1upusa 4-place bike rack.
Do you have a close up pick of your hitch and connection to that bike rack?
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Do you have a close up pick of your hitch and connection to that bike rack?
I'm running a dual-hitch adapter.

More pics here too:
http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/201...ml#post2456950

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I'm running a dual-hitch adapter.

More pics here too:
http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/201...ml#post2456950

Nice setup.
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I would love to go this route, however we already have a big 32 ft 5th wheel so I don't think a pop up is in our future. Oh we'll, tent camping is still tons of fun.
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Old 07-24-2013, 03:36 PM   #103
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Roof rack?

Hey Doug,
Can you give me some info on the rack you used for the Kayak?

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Loving ours. 3.21 with auto transmission tows it fine. Only weighs about 1000 lbs. Added A/C to the camper for Florida heat.
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Hey Doug,
Can you give me some info on the rack you used for the Kayak?

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It's a Gobi Stealth rack. Most expensive mod I've done but its solid as a rock!
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Where did you get yours from?

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Loving ours. 3.21 with auto transmission tows it fine. Only weighs about 1000 lbs. Added A/C to the camper for Florida heat.
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where did you get yours from and how much was it?

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Doug

where did you get yours from and how much was it?

I looked all over eBay and Craigslist. Found a few used ones. Ended up lucking into this brand new extreme trail rated on that a dealer near Atlanta had on display for a year. The MSRP was over $12K. I negotiated them down to $5,700 plus they instated the 7-pin wiring harness on my Jeep as part of the deal.

I had to drive 6 hours each way to picked it up plus wait there 2 hours for paperwork and harness install but it was worth it.

It's my understanding that the new Jeep badged ones are available directly through Livin Lite in Wakarusa, IN now.
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I'm with you. This was our campsite on Buck Lake off of the McKinney-Rubicon last month for our honeymoon.

Note myself passed out in the hammock after fishing all morning...


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Going light, seeing the stars all night. I've moved up from a tarp on the ground to the cot... Luxury!
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I have the stock 2012 wrangler with auto trans. I asked the service guy about getting the tow packaged, my trailer could go up to 1200. He says that I really don't need it, just take it easy and do push it too hard up the hills. He tows a pop up and doesn't have one.. I only have a utility trailer, I towed it all over the place in my old dodge c150 318 auto and never have a problem. any one else pull a trailer with out the tow package
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I have the stock 2012 wrangler with auto trans. I asked the service guy about getting the tow packaged, my trailer could go up to 1200. He says that I really don't need it, just take it easy and do push it too hard up the hills. He tows a pop up and doesn't have one.. I only have a utility trailer, I towed it all over the place in my old dodge c150 318 auto and never have a problem. any one else pull a trailer with out the tow package
tow package only adds a hitch. Max tow package includes 3.73 gearing but I don't think you really get much else.
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OH, i thought it might involve a trans cooler too
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OH, i thought it might involve a trans cooler too
Trans cooler is standard now
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OH, i thought it might involve a trans cooler too
Tranny cooler was standard starting in 2012

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/doe...er-145070.html


Trailer Sway control was also standard in 2012

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/wha...ng-160376.html


I was considering the max tow package, but found out it's basically $400 for a hitch receiver and pin.

I did look on my 2013 sticker, Transmission Cooler and Trailer Sway Control are both listed as standard features.
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Old 07-28-2013, 01:19 PM   #114
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Alright, got done with the lift and remembered to take a photo
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I have a 2013 JKU with the Max Tow package w/ 3.73's. Would you tow this? Mosly local camping.

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I have a 2013 JKU with the Max Tow package w/ 3.73's. Would you tow this? Mosly local camping.

2010 CIKIRA SLIPSTREAM CAMPER
Dry weight is fine, however you need to calculate weight of propane, water and any cargo you add to trailer when towing. I assume dry weight doesn't include generator or anything.

Jeep rates to 3,500lbs.
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All added I'd probably be pretty close to the 3500 lbs I'm sure.
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All added I'd probably be pretty close to the 3500 lbs I'm sure.
You'll be fine. There are plenty of people who tow at capacity. Just make sure you have trailer brakes and they are hooked up. Chrysler sells the 7 pin harness which is what I'm gonna be running. Requires no splicing and gives you electric brake control hookup in cab.

Only thing I'm not sure about is if a weight distributing hitch is a good idea or not. With a camper you really can't shift weight around so make sure your tongue load is below 350lbs.
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You'll be fine. There are plenty of people who tow at capacity. Just make sure you have trailer brakes and they are hooked up. Chrysler sells the 7 pin harness which is what I'm gonna be running. Requires no splicing and gives you electric brake control hookup in cab.

Only thing I'm not sure about is if a weight distributing hitch is a good idea or not. With a camper you really can't shift weight around so make sure your tongue load is below 350lbs.
I'll be running that too when i get mine. And you CAN manipulate your tongue weight, i do it all the time. Heavy coolers of food and ice, dutch ovens, etc go to the back. Lighter items Like sleeping bags towards the front. My pop up is 1 axle, and weight placement has a huge impact on tongue weight since weight behind the wheels acts like a lever.

A WD hitch is almost never a bad idea, but if you can control your tongue weight, might not becrucial.
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This thread hasn't seen any activity for a couple of weeks...

I enjoy seeing the pictures of everyone's rigs though, so I figured I might try to reinvigorate this with a few photos of my own setup.

Trailer is one of these (link)...

I probably should have closed the door before taking the pictures...





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