Hey guys I would like some input on how to tow my TJ...
I was planning on renting a trailer from UHaul and pulling it behind my dad's 2007 Ford Expedition. (putting the WHOLE entire jeep on trailer, (car trailer)).
Or I could rent one of the dolly trailers? Where half in on ground and half is off... I don't really want to do this theory due to the fact I have 35" tires and 3.73 gears... I don't know if this would be a problem when towing on just the back wheels, but I believe it is...
Which theory or any more theories would be appreciated.
Penke for example will tell you that a Wrangler even on 31x10.50x15's won't fit the car carrier trailers. I measured and checked and rolled her right on. Need to check the overall width and the inside width of the trailer. Really will help if the tow vehicle is set up to control trailer brakes. 4k for the Wrangler plus what 1-2k for the trailer = a decent load.
The biggest decision I have for towing on a full trailer is what happens if you bust a rear axle shaft on the trail? The half trailer would do you no good. 35s and 373s make no difference on half tow because the tcase will be in neutral.
If I had a choice I would pick full trailer every time.
I criss crossed the back only because of where my stake pockets were. If you can run them straight back it would be better. After that trip I welded in some DRings that allowed me to run the straps to the back side of the trailer.
You aren't just trying to keep the jeep on the trailer to tow. You also need to think about accidents. If you run into someone it would be nice to keep the jeep from coming through the back of your excursion.
another vote for full trailer..when I had mine I used a few more tie downs as I don't want mine going anyplace. Think of it this way, your attaching the trailer to the jeep. Also I think u-hauls have surge brakes, so I think stopping time might be a bit longer. Also if they have more than one trailer there, check them out, look at the tires and over all condition. Is there a spare tire? If not get one or even two.
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Pretty sure I'm going to ask if they have spare tires that come with trailer..
I doubt they'll give you a spare tire because they don't want you changing it. They'll tell you to call their toll-free number if you get a flat so they can send you roadside assistance or something like that.
The jeep will fit on a uhaul "transport" trailer as they call it. You will need to use your own straps.
I run 33x12.5 on wheels with only 3.25 backspace...fit just fine. I was dumb and forgot my good straps in Kansas..(jeep was in MO) So I aired the front down to 3psi. The straps on the trail fit then. Then I went and bought a couple straps and strapped down the axles.
The trailers have a 4pin plug and surge brakes on them. Not my cup of tea but it pulled just fine and was only $119 rental fee.