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Old 03-24-2009, 01:18 PM   #1
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Towing the boat-

Well I did it! The jeep ran flawlesssly no hesitation no shaking or vibrations. Infact it has more gusto then my dakota with the 3.9 magnum! She even ran cool, no temp. raise at all. I'm happy as a pig in "s_it". Here's some pic's. By the way the boat is moved up on the trailer because that's the only way she'll fit in the garage. I know there's more weight on the tounge this way. But everything works. Ran it at 55 mph no-problem at all.

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Old 03-24-2009, 02:06 PM   #2
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wow.. thats awesome.. good luck .. just make sure your changing your fluids more often now and your keeping an eye more peculiar on motor issues because towing has its tolls on the trans and the motor..

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Old 03-24-2009, 02:32 PM   #3
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Be careful on the downhills, as it is not as much about the Jeep being able to pull the boat, but rather being able to safely hold back and stop the boat due to the short wheelbase. Nice Jeep!
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Old 03-24-2009, 02:36 PM   #4
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As an old boat tower all the way back to the early seventies, I can assure you that your TJ is not safe towing that much boat. It certainly has the guts/power and braking but not the wheelbase length required to allow it to keep the boat behind it during an emergency maneuver. In an emergency maneuver, you'd quickly understand exactly where "the tail wagging the dog" phrase came from. My last two boats were a Chapparal 19' I/O bowrider and Maxxum 20' I/O cuddy cabin and our longer wheelbase Grand Cherokee was barely safe towing them. The TJ's max safe towing limit is only 2000 lbs, that Bayliner and trailer is substantially heavier than that.
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Old 03-24-2009, 04:09 PM   #5
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I would not tow that. When you have to stop short that boat is going to throw you like a flea off of a dog !
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Old 03-24-2009, 04:45 PM   #6
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that scares me just looking at it!
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Old 03-24-2009, 05:43 PM   #7
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Well first off, here in florida we have no hills. The boat with trailer and toys/fuel =2550 lbs. As for playing it safe, the boat ramp is only 15-20 minutes away, all using side streets. I never ride close to anybody. Especially when towing. I can understand the saftey issue if I was going on the highway or main roads. Besides if I get to use my boat twice a month that's good for me. Otherwise it's like once a month. So i believe I should be ok. It's not like im going four-wheelin up some steep inclines that i see some of you guys do. Now that scares me! LOL. Thanks for the heads up though. I appreciate you lookin out for me.
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Old 03-24-2009, 05:48 PM   #8
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You do 55mph on side streets? Damn I want to move where you live.....
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Old 03-24-2009, 06:31 PM   #9
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Old 03-24-2009, 07:00 PM   #10
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speed demon !
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No the side streets are 25-40 mph. I did 55 on state road 7, just to see how it handled. Today was a very windy day so i figured i'd give it a try in the worst conditions. Boy you have to be real specific around this board. Glad i didn't ask how to remove my windows. LOL
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Daanbc, it's good to have you on the forum. To me, your post #7 reply above proved to me that you're a heads-up guy with a very mature and unusally good attitude. Don't let the pickiness of some get to you. Afterall, it's the Internet.
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In case none of you paid any attention to the boat, it's a speed boat. Doesn't that tip off anybody of why he might be going 55 on the side roads? The man likes speed, although, it wouldn't make sense to me why he owns a Jeep then... Haha, just kidding
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No the side streets are 25-40 mph. I did 55 on state road 7, just to see how it handled. Today was a very windy day so i figured i'd give it a try in the worst conditions. Boy you have to be real specific around this board. Glad i didn't ask how to remove my windows. LOL
Are you refering to my thread on removing my windows. Why is that thread funny...
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Are you refering to my thread on removing my windows. Why is that thread funny...

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