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Old 11-05-2011, 07:04 AM   #1
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Whats the farthest you have towed something with your JK?

Just curious...whats the farthest everyone's towed something with your JK? Couple hours or a couple of states? What was it you towed? Any complications?

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Old 11-05-2011, 07:12 AM   #2
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not mine but my brother came to visit me from texas (i now live in TN) and he towed up a 8FT closed trailer with a few of my tool boxes that weigh about 2500 lbs and he had no problems at all

btw its right at 1100 miles 1 way

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Old 11-05-2011, 07:22 AM   #3
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1282 miles round trip with multiple cabin-to-trailhead runs included.
Popo and trailer approximately 1,000 lbs. Got about 16.2 mpg according to EVIC. Didn't bother to hand calculate.
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We towed our Conqueror Compact from Georgia to Nogales, AZ and back. Camped in Tubac and along the way (both ways).

At about 2000 pounds loaded, it's not a heavyweight but it's not at all aerodynamic. I could almost maintain 65 mph but not quite.
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Old 11-05-2011, 09:10 AM   #5
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I've done considerable short-haul stuff of under 2 hours under 100 miles with under 2000#, no problem....quite pleasant in fact.

Looking for a reason to go a few thousand miles now....
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Old 11-05-2011, 09:34 AM   #6
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Colman Taos, about 1750 loaded. Have noticed it runs a little warm pulling up through the mountains, coming down out of the mountains was a little squirly with that much weight pushing the back of the Jeep until I added the 7 pin connector and brake controller to utilize the trailer brakes.

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Old 11-05-2011, 09:41 AM   #7
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trailer brakes make all the difference lol, when i moved from san antonio TX to chattanooga TN i was driving my 94 s10 pulling everything me and my g/f own in a 12ft enclosed trailer (or maybe it was 10?)fully loaded (tad under 5000lbs) i would have killed to be able to use the trailer brakes lol, the trailer was bigger than my S10 by quite a bit, my truck hated it but did it lol, i had to pull over when it came time to cross the mississippi river and wait for a huge gap to floor it for about 2 miles to get over the bridge, i hit the bridge doing 60, flooring it the whole way up i was doing about 30 at the top lol,
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Old 11-05-2011, 09:52 AM   #8
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A 2000 pound boat, 4 adults with luggage, round trip from MA to TN, about 2200 miles. Not great on the hills but we made it there and back.

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