i am considering getting a hitch setup for my wrangler 4.0l so i can tow my searay to and from the slip when needed,the boat and trailer come in at under 4000lbs,the slip is 12 miles from my house,is this a bad idea?
Max towing capacity for the Wrangler is 2000 lbs...at almost twice the safe towing capacity, I'd say that's a bad idea. If you drove slow and had electric trailer brakes, you might be able to handle it...but if you drive highway speeds, it could be dangerous for both you and others on the road. Trailer sway will be one of your biggest issues.
"We don't build great brakes because we think you don't know how to drive, we build them for the guy on the road in front of you that doesn't." - Black Magic Brakes
Don't even consider towing your Sea Ray (NICE boat!) with your Wrangler. Not even with trailer brakes, not even if you swear to drive slow and safe. The Wrangler doesn't have a long enough wheelbase to tow anything even close to that size and weight safely. With 35+ years of towing boats, I barely considered our V8 equipped Grand Cherokee with its longer wheelbase and 7,000 lb. tow limit adequate for towing our 20' Maxum cuddy cabin power boat that was around 4000 lbs..
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