Originally Posted by nightclub27
how far past the 2,000 lb limit? i saw one trailer that was like 3,500 lbs. How heavy is you Taos pop-up?
Fully loaded, my Taos is perhaps 1800-1900 lbs. which is just under the TJ's 2000 lb. safe tow limit. I would not even consider towing anything as heavy as 3500 lbs. While the TJ has the power to do so, it doesn't have even close to the minimum wheelbase length required to tow anything that heavy safely. You'd quickly learn where the term "the tail wagging the dog" came from if you got into an energency maneuver towing a 3500 lb. trailer behind your TJ.
Only the LJ Unlimited Wrangler (same engine/brakes/etc.) with its longer wheelbase is rated by the factory to safely tow 3500 lbs.