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Old 09-26-2010, 01:00 PM   #1
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So i have the warn bumpers with the build in 2 in tow point on it. The stickers says it's a vehicle recovery point not a to point. Has anyone else towed with it because I pulled over a 5000 pound trailer no problem. Anyone had a bad experience trying this?

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Most of those are not tow-rated...even if they are capable of towing plenty of weight. If the bumper has frame tie-ins installed as well, it's "probably" fine for towing. However, your Jeep is only rated to tow up to 2000lbs and towing anything over that very far is dangerous due to your short wheel base.

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I have the same bumper. I figured if it's strong enough to pull a Hummer out of a mud hole, it should be strong enough to tow a small trailer full of dirt bikes. I tow my trailer with 3 or 4 dirt bikes on it about once a month with no problem. I'm not sure about towing anything heavier than that. I'd love to know what kind of weight it could take because I'd like to buy a small RV.
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Most of those are not tow-rated...even if they are capable of towing plenty of weight. If the bumper has frame tie-ins installed as well, it's "probably" fine for towing. However, your Jeep is only rated to tow up to 2000lbs and towing anything over that very far is dangerous due to your short wheel base.

See above in bold

To clarify--your short wheel base is notorious for allowing the trailer to sway which is not only dangerous for yourself but everyone else on the road with you.

So if you want to get a small camper...get a small popup that weighs under 2000 lbs when fully loaded with all your gear. Your engine can probably handle a lot more weight...but it's not safe to do it.
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