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Old 08-08-2013, 09:28 PM   #31
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I personally wouldn't even want to drive my jeep that far to begin with. I'd rent a van or truck and trailer the Jeep. Save the wear and tear on the Jeep and probably get better gas mileage while you are at it.

ETA.....Heck if you can fit all your stuff in your jeep, look into having the whole thing shipped. And buy a plane ticket.

I hate driving cross country
I've looked into having my Jeep shipped and it would cost upwards of $3000. I'd also rather drive cross country for 25 hours than spend 4 hours on a plane. Sounds crazy right? It's just my own preference. I'm actually looking forward to the trip. Shipping just my stuff would be a lot cheaper but I think the best option for me is a roof rack, and if that's not enough, then a hitch and cargo rack. I think those would definitely work. I'd rather not rent a truck or van and tow my Jeep because I just don't see that ending well at all due to my complete absence of towing experience. I imagine it'd be a lot trickier to drive that whole setup than just my Jeep with a small trailer as I had originallly planned.

Thanks for all the help guys. I'm relieved I don't have to deal with a rental company and can make my trip in peace.

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Old 08-08-2013, 09:34 PM   #33
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Old 08-09-2013, 05:49 PM   #34
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A Wrangler, especially a SWB Wrangler is limited mainly because of it's short wheelbase. After that, the limiting factor becomes the brakes. The wheelbase is the primary reason that the factory claims 2000 lbs as the towing limit. It has very little to do with the vehicle's ability to move a trailer, as much as the vehicle's ability to control the load it's towing. A short wheelbase doesn't offer much stability for towing, and will let the trailer "push" the vehicle around while cornering, steering around curves, etc.

For brakes, the stock brakes are fine for a stock Jeep, but can be overwhelmed by larger, heavier wheels and tires, not to even mention adding the extra weight of a trailer/load to deal with.

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