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Old 06-27-2012, 11:31 PM
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towing sorry guys and gals

I know this as been brought up but I can't seem to find the thread but would I be ok to pull a 17' boat with my jeep? The farthest I'd go would be 40 miles or so?

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if the boat and trailer pluss suplies weigh more then 2000lbs then it's not OK.

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Old 06-27-2012, 11:37 PM
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if the boat and trailer pluss suplies weigh more then 2000lbs then it's not OK.
Idk what it weights
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Uh.. at what speeds will you be traveling and will there be any hills? the issue here is not so much the ability to pull it but to be able to stop it.. if it's flat and you go slow, go ahead. if it's hilly, I wouldn't.
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Pics of boat?
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Hmm, does the trailer have brakes?

and flat or hilly land? I see some nice hills/mountains in the background so guessing hilly?
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I would guess that the boat and trailer add up to more than 2000 lbs. If something happens and you envolve another vehicle, you will be in deep do-do.
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nope, don't do it, that is probably 3K at least with boat, motor, trailer, supplies, yourself, passengers.
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I can't tell what kind of boat that is, but I looked up a 17ft Bayliner outboard from 1989 (which I am assuming is approx when your boat was made) and it says that the weight is 1475 in which case you should be OK.

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You should be fine, take it easy on that rear axle... Slow and steady wins the race.
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It's not the hill and curves you need to worry about, they don't move. Its the idiot drivers and their lawyers. Imagine hitting someone because it was their fault then their lawyer figures out you were overloaded.....
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i pulled my 18' glastron with a 305 v8 weighing 3000lbs+ with my little 4 banger.. worked great.. as mentioned,, the problem is stopping, not going.. drive cautiously & u'll be fine...
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I have upgraded breaking so i think ill be ok but I wanted to check
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I pull a 16 Ranger bass boat full of gear and camping stuff from the Bay Area to Redding Ca, over 200 miles with the lil 4 banger, She does ok and is on mostly flat land. Good luck, and make shure your brakes are in good working order.
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I know people pull boats but without trailer brakes I wouldn't attempt it. It is not a matter of how many times you make it without incident. It is just the one time that seriously hurts you or someone else that matters. Jeeps are not an ideal vehicle for towing large loads.

When towing it is better to have to much vehicle for pulling then not enough. You are in the not enough category.
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I can't tell what kind of boat that is, but I looked up a 17ft Bayliner outboard from 1989 (which I am assuming is approx when your boat was made) and it says that the weight is 1475 in which case you should be OK.

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so you have almost 1500 for the boat itself, not including fuel, is the trailer made of thin air? how about the supplies, i can garuntee that trailer weighs at least 1k lb's, and you'll have at least 2-300 lb's of gear/fuel...

i would NOT do this, not with the drivers out there nowadays looking for insurance money. best to just rent a truck for 40-50 bux for a day...its better than paying 4-5 grand or more in a lawsuit for being overloaded

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