|Today 09:51 AM|
|Knockabout||rirrgang your right but this was a quick trip to NC and the maiden voyage with the new JKU, and I hadn't been told by the lady we would be bringing back a few hundred pounds of apples for her friend, and I used what I had--not the greatest idea I admit. However I'm installing a lift next month and I only wanted to spend those $ once on a receiver setup. After lift and tires we remeasure and get it right.|
|Today 09:42 AM|
|rirrgang||You really need to get the right height ball on that hitch. A set of air bags on the JK wouldn't hurt either.|
|Today 09:36 AM|
|Knockabout||here's our "squared off" teardrop--gives an extra shelf inside and in the back kitchen, a huge benefit. I know it looks low in the tongue but the back is loaded with bags of apples and I haven't installed the lift yet. 14" clearance does well of FS and BLM roads. The AC is really nice if you can only make Moab in August! Great in Florida.|
|02-08-2014 09:43 AM|
I have a 1999 Aliner Classic ( sorry no picture handy) I have pulled it with my 82 Scrambler, 05 LJ so I don't think it will be no problem for my new JKURX.
I haven't been on their website lately but they had off road / expedition model. Try dannyscampers.com . Aliner has several sizes and flor plans, even a small bathroom.
|02-07-2014 10:13 PM|
Thought I'd share some pics from downunder on a recent trip about 6 hours north of home in the Flinders Ranges.
The trailer is an ex Australian Army Engineers Trailer complete with lunette and towed by the JK with a Pintle Hook attached.
I had a local supplier adapt an existing camper top to fit the trailer and it worked out just great.
Tows really well up to 60mph and follows the Jeep really well. The trailer runs Land Rover rims and 7.50x16 Steeltreks, from the Army and has plenty of space inside under the camper top for whatever I want to carry.
This trip started very wet and slippery and ended on the last day, heading home, at 106F, when I got a flat on the Jeep.
|02-07-2014 05:43 PM|
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|02-07-2014 12:37 PM|
So, both the M1101 and the M1102 can haul 1.4 tons. To do this safely, the tow vehicle is the determining factor.
I do not plan on hauling any more than 1000 lbs., so total weight would be 2460 lbs. Our JKUR is rated for 3500 lbs. so we could haul a payload of 2000 lbs and still be under the 3500 lbs. maximum for our Jeep.
We have a 2012 Ford psd that we will be able to use the full capacity of the trailer.
|02-06-2014 07:09 PM|
|02-06-2014 05:48 PM|
When I used my TJ, no pics with it behind my JK sorry, I never had any issues. 6cyl. My JK will tend to wobble a bit at certain speeds but never an issue towing the weight. My trailer is decent sized for a pop up but I have no idea what it weighs.
|02-06-2014 02:15 PM|
|rirrgang||How about a Jeep behind a camper instead?|
|02-06-2014 02:12 PM|
|RemoJK||Can't wait for nice weather to go camping|
|02-06-2014 01:49 PM|
|scipio337||Love the M1101, but they're 3/4 ton, unloaded. Is weight towing in a Wrangler an issue? They're certainly cheaper than the lighter M416/100 variants.|
|02-06-2014 01:04 PM|
We just purchased a M1101 trailer. It is a 2011 and has brand new tires. They are 37x12.5 hummer type tires and wheels. I will sell the tires and buy shorter tires and modify the tongue so the trailer rides level and uses a standard hitch. We will install a camper top to keep supplies dry and dust free while being towed behind our Jeep. I will also change it from 24 volt to 12 volt system. Once I get it finished I will post pictures. The trailer looks great and should work fine, after the modifications. The below picture looks just like ours.
Surge brakes, individual locking wheels, aluminum bed, numerous tie downs, outriggers are some of the amenities of this trailer.
|02-06-2014 12:27 PM|
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|02-05-2014 07:28 PM|
I saw a new model VW Beetle towing a Scamp this week. Should be no problem for a Jeep.
Might want to check this one out as well. I have been wanting one for years. I drive by their factory/office about twice a month. Just haven't pulled the trigger.
|02-05-2014 07:21 PM|
Got my eye out for one of these-
Travel Trailers: Great Small Lightweight Campers - Scamp Trailers
The 13' has an option of for a toilet. A camping girl's best friend. Anyone have any experience with one of these? Less than 2000 lbs. The Fiberglass RV forum (there is one; I kid not) seems to like them- saw several Jeep owner profiles.
|12-31-2013 09:08 AM|
|12-30-2013 11:16 PM|
Been away for a little while. Very nice trailer. Enjoy.
|12-30-2013 08:36 PM|
I'm a tent camper, on the ground. Bought a Hennesy Hammock recently & am looking forward to camping in that sometime soon.
Those of you towing a trailer over your Jeep's capacity may want to check your insurance. If you ever got into any kind of accident, even if it was someone else's fault, they may have issues with you being overweight at the time of the accident.
|12-29-2013 08:11 PM|
I have been jonsing for one of these but dang they want about 2X what I would pay.
Local dealer has a couple and I have looked at them and they seem durable and a neat idea just can't get past the 10000 plus price tag. just the "I go were I am towed" sticker is cool
6 Wide Rough Rider - Teardrop Camper/Trailer - Little Guy
|12-29-2013 07:54 PM|
|tomthbomb||I want a camper that lets me sleep off of the ground. Did that for years and got too old to keep it up. Everything else I do is outside. I am not looking for a second home.|
|12-29-2013 07:13 PM|
With the e brakes and anti sway you will be fine. Our trailer weighs about the same and with 35's and 4:10 our 2012 with auto does great.
I would recommend an equalizer hitch. It works great to distribute the weight and it provides the anti sway .
|12-29-2013 07:10 PM|
|12-29-2013 07:05 PM|
|Fastalkintn||Question for all the experts. I have a 2013 jku with auto and 3.73 rear, just upgraded to 33" tires. We have been looking at a hybrid 19' with a dry weight of 2775#. Does that sound ok for my set up? I understand I will not be able to pull it with full tanks (fresh or black tanks) and need to keep gear on the light side. I will also add a break box and anti-sway weight distribution hitch. Just looking for some input.|
|12-29-2013 05:48 PM|
|Banditt135||I made the mistake of buying a big popup camper that weighs 2600 pounds dry. Even with brakes on it, and a anti sway bar on it the 2 door jk I have really dosent like pulling it. I'm going to put the camper up for sale this spring and buy a smaller lighter one. I didn't think the weight would make that much of a difference really. I was wrong! Ihave pulled big campers before with a truck so I thought it wouldn't be a big deal with the JK.|
|12-29-2013 01:34 PM|
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