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Old 04-23-2014, 04:55 PM   #1
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Trailer Question

Hello everyone,
I have a Jeep Wrangler Sport 2013 and I am moving from Miami to Las Vegas. I need to know if there is a federal motor law for towing a trailer with a soft top car.
I want to move few things and I was thinking just to rent a small storage trailer.
What are your recommendations and knowledge about this?
I appreciate any help!

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Old 04-23-2014, 04:58 PM   #2
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There is no law but some companies(Uhaul, etc) will not rent a trailer to be pulled by a convertible. It's more of a liability(insurance) issue.
It's also one of the reasons the JK/JKUs are rated to tow less than other vehicles(ie. Grand Cherokee) with similar components.

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Old 04-23-2014, 05:09 PM   #3
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sell your old stuff & give the rest away....start a new life in Vegas with the seed bucks you save not dragging the past all the way from Fla.....at least that's what worked best for me decades ago....
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Have a buddy with a truck pick up the trailer and bring it to your house, then use your jeep to move to Vegas. Don't exceed the weight limits of your rig and be careful!
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A phone call to U-Haul or whomever you intend to deal with may save you some leg work. There is no DOT law about pulling with a soft top. And the wrangler does have a roll bar system that equals for the most part the average automobile or pick-up in strength, they may take that into consideration. I pull trailers frequently with ours.
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have a buddy with a truck pick up the trailer and bring it to your house, then use your jeep to move to vegas. Don't exceed the weight limits of your rig and be careful!
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Sure hope not I pull mine daily like this

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Old 04-23-2014, 07:52 PM   #8
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I used drive a lot of cross country trips and saw a fair share of uhaul trailers wrecked. Uhaul and others don't want the liability when their trailer wrecks a sof top vehicle causing injury. Has nothing to do with the towing capabilities of the Jeep.

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