I am (passively) looking for a 16-17 ft center console (like a whaler) and I'm sure my 07 2 door would handle it nicely. A boat is very low profile and at the same time very, aerodynamic...to take it 30 miles to the coast and every now and then 50 miles to the lakes region I'm sure it would handle perfectly!Is a 2007 wrangler sport auto capable of towing a 17 ft boston whaler? Whats the biggest boat you've towed with a wrangler JK?
Your impression is incorrect. A quick glance at your owner's manual will verify that. It also doesn't say that it's safe to tow over the limit as long as it's only 15 or 20 minutes away. If something bad happens your insurance will not cover you for being over the limit. If other people's lives are involved, you could end up in a world of hurt. Just sayin'.I was under the impression that the 07 2-dr Sahara automatic tranny with the 4.10 gears had a higher rated towing capacity than 2000-lbs? I am also in the market for a fishing boat, was looking at 16-18 footer, aluminum or fiberglass. Was leaning towards a fiberglass w/center console which is heavier than an aluminum. Now I may have to reconsider my options. The primary use lake's boat launch is only 15-minutes away so not too concerned, but also want the ability to tow distances without sweating out the dreaded death wobble going down the highway.
First off you are DEAD wrong there is no jail time associated with towing a trailer over the weight limit of a non-comercial vehicle EVER......^ Not to mention, if something bad happens, you can and will GO TO JAIL! That's right- it's DOT LAW! Don't do it- in 15-20 minutes, you can cause an accident and kill people, and spend the rest of your life in jail! Lucky you- not worth it. Buy a tow rig, or a berth- Mark W.
Maybe no jail time, but it sure can get you a hefty fine. Also, I know of a couple who were towing a trailer larger than they should. They are now minus a son... and the mother was in the hosp. for a little over a month in recovery. Had they just NOT pulled a overweight trailer on a highway... they would be a more complete and happier family today... so forgive me if I find your arrogance irritating.First off you are DEAD wrong there is no jail time associated with towing a trailer over the weight limit of a non-comercial vehicle EVER......
There is absolutely NO DOT LAW ANYWHERE THAT ASSOCIATES OVERWEIGHT TOWING TO JAIL TIME PERIOD!
Making generalizations is fine, I read the post you are still wrong :flipoff: there is no law anywhere.... even if something bad happens... that sends you to jail!Easy there spanky- learn to read, then respond. "If something bad happens..." yeah.. no big words, even. Try again Mark W.
Actually its not scientific its based conservatively off of total vehicle weight, weight distribution from front to rear, length of vehicle, and drive line components.....There is scientific testing done to back up their statement... more so than you have to back up yours.