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OrangeCrush 03-20-2012 12:07 PM

What kind of towing do you do?
 
Greetings all, I want a receiver hitch but am contemplating a rear bumper with the receiver built in. Pros / Cons.... what are you guys towing? Anyone using trailer brakes? thanks......

mwashburn 03-20-2012 12:17 PM

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I tow my small coleman tent trailer with the jeep, I bought an Smittybilt XRC rear bumper with the reciver biult in, it is a class 4 rating. Sorry, at work, best pic I have...

jeepinmarine 03-20-2012 12:25 PM

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I tow some 5x8 trailers, and this boat. I have the smittybuilt src rear bumper with some bumper re-enforcements

scot68 03-20-2012 12:48 PM

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Originally Posted by jeepinmarine (Post 2160627)
I tow some 5x8 trailers, and this boat. I have the smittybuilt src rear bumper with some bumper re-enforcements

Dam that boat & trailer has to weigh at least 4000lbs!!

Jeep_guy3 03-20-2012 12:54 PM

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Originally Posted by jeepinmarine
I tow some 5x8 trailers, and this boat. I have the smittybuilt src rear bumper with some bumper re-enforcements

Guess I can expect a little more out of my src bumper then what I throw at it...

div4gold 03-20-2012 01:27 PM

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Originally Posted by jeepinmarine (Post 2160627)
I tow some 5x8 trailers, and this boat. I have the smittybuilt src rear bumper with some bumper re-enforcements

Do you have a equalizer hitch or air springs , something like that? Seems like that boat would really squat the back end of your Jeep.

Jerry Bransford 03-20-2012 01:32 PM

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Originally Posted by jeepinmarine (Post 2160627)
I tow some 5x8 trailers, and this boat. I have the smittybuilt src rear bumper with some bumper re-enforcements

I've been towing boats for 40 years and that boat is WAY WAY WAY WAY too heavy for a TJ to tow safely!!! YOWSA!!! :eek: :eek:

When you get into an emergency maneuver situation with that much boat behind you, that boat is going to take over and you and the traffic surrounding you will be in a heap of doo-doo. Really. No exaggeration. You'll find out very quickly what the term 'Tail wagging the dog' means in a heartbeat during any emergency maneuver with that boat behind you.

The max safe weight limit for a TJ is 2000 lbs. and that is truly its max realistic safe tow limit which hasn't been artificially lowered by the safety weenies.

I tow a tent trailer behind my TJ which weighs maybe 1800-1900 lbs. and the Jeep does fine.

Bumpers with integrated receiver hitches are fine, that's what I have run on two different TJs, especially since those don't drag on the terrain like a bolt-on receiver hitch like from U-Haul or Reese would.

TJspeed 03-20-2012 01:44 PM

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Originally Posted by Jerry Bransford (Post 2160883)
I've been towing boats for 40 years and that boat is WAY WAY WAY WAY too heavy for a TJ to tow safely!!! YOWSA!!! :eek: :eek:

When you get into an emergency maneuver situation with that much boat behind you, that boat is going to take over and you and the traffic surrounding you will be in a heap of doo-doo. Really. No exaggeration. You'll find out very quickly what the term 'Tail wagging the dog' means in a heartbeat during any emergency maneuver with that boat behind you.

The max safe weight limit for a TJ is 2000 lbs. and that is truly its max realistic safe tow limit which hasn't been artificially lowered by the safety weenies.

I tow a tent trailer behind my TJ which weighs maybe 1800-1900 lbs. and the Jeep does fine.

Bumpers with integrated receiver hitches are fine, that's what I have run on two different TJs, especially since those don't drag on the terrain like a bolt-on receiver hitch like from U-Haul or Reese would.

:whistling:http://cdn.wranglerforum.com/attachm...1&d=1276523155

Jerry Bransford 03-20-2012 01:47 PM

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That's exactly what I'm talking about, that pic perfectly illustrates the very real possibility of towing that heavy of a boat.

wedu22 03-20-2012 01:56 PM

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Originally Posted by jeepinmarine (Post 2160627)
I tow some 5x8 trailers, and this boat. I have the smittybuilt src rear bumper with some bumper re-enforcements

- That is scary:nonono:
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Originally Posted by Jerry Bransford (Post 2160934)
That's exactly what I'm talking about, that pic perfectly illustrates the very real possibility of towing that heavy of a boat.

-This is more scary:facepalm:, makes me worry about towing my bike or the ATV:eek:

TJspeed 03-20-2012 02:11 PM

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Originally Posted by wedu22 (Post 2160957)
- That is scary:nonono:


-This is more scary:facepalm:, makes me worry about towing my bike or the ATV:eek:

Your jeep is rated for 2000 lbs. towing a bike or atvs is just fine.

jeepinmarine 03-20-2012 03:27 PM

it only goes to the lake, which is less than a mile and 25 mph the whole way


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