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#29 of 58 Towing my 2005 Jeep Wrangler
Jun 26, 2008 (6:46 am)
Hello, I am a new jeep owner. I want to tow it behind my motorhome. I have always used a car dolly in the past. I have no experience with flat towing, I want to know what kind of towbar shoud I have and what should the towing capacity be?. my grvw is 4950. I see tow bars that state heavy duty 5000lbs towing capacity, would that work for my jeep or do I need something heavier? any help with this would be greatly appriecated.
#30 of 58 Re: Towing Ability of Jeep Wrangler Unlimited ? [wendysinger]
Nov 09, 2008 (9:05 pm)
I would be interested in what exactly your lift type was and what kind of sway bars (stock or?) etc. I have a '06 unlimited that I just bought with 3" lift and 1" body lift with 33's and am having trouble towing a 2800# tent trialer without considerable sway. It wants to move left and right everytime I shift up or down. Any info would be helpful.
#31 of 58 Re: Towing Ability of Jeep Wrangler Unlimited ? [dhuntress3]
Nov 10, 2008 (6:57 am)
IIRC the max towing capacity of the Unlimited is 2500 lbs. The heavier weight of the trailer may explain your swaying. Trailers will sway a bit too especially if they have the smaller tires. Your shifting probably isn't helping much. When I shift my 97 TJ, I notice when I press the clutch in, the Jeep steers a bit one direction. I think it is more me holding the wheel than the torque of the engine (the 2.5 doesn't have much of that anyway! ).
#32 of 58 Re: Towing Ability of Jeep Wrangler Unlimited ? [erickpl]
Nov 11, 2008 (1:55 pm)
According to Jeep the towing capacity of a standard TJ is 2000lbs with the Unlimited rated at 3500 lbs. I don't think I am having issues with the overall capacity just the type of lift, design of the springs, sway bar etc. I will explore more and hopefully come up with a solution. I borrowed a short wheel base TJ and pulled the trailer with less sway than with my Unlimited?? I love the Jeep and the trailer and want to use both.
#33 of 58 Re: Towing my 2005 Jeep Wrangler [mike958]
Mar 01, 2009 (12:29 pm)
Your grvw is the total of all that you can carry in your jeep plus what you are towing.
Take your Jeep to a truck scale and weigh it. I just weighed my 2003 YJ and found out it weighs only 2240lbs. that is totally unladen. I will be towing it on a 5000lb tow bar and proper bracket. I don't think your 2005 will weigh that much more than mine.
#34 of 58 2006 Wrangler Towing Capacity
Jun 06, 2009 (10:14 am)
Want to use uhaul motorcycle tow for vespa. Basic 4-speed, standard transmission Wrangler. Currently wearing soft-top. Possible?
#35 of 58 Re: 2006 Wrangler Towing Capacity [dcape]
Jun 07, 2009 (9:15 am)
U-Haul usually doesn't hire anything to people with soft tops for insurance reasons.
#36 of 58 tow capability of a wrangler unlimited
Aug 04, 2009 (5:34 am)
I own a 2008 Wrangler Unlimited. The handbook says the GVWR for towing is 3500 lbs, with a 350 lb tongue weight. An RV salesman showed me the sticker inside the drivers door, which says the GVWR is 5460 lbs, so I can tow heavier. I figure he's just trying to sell me a larger RV...right?
#37 of 58 Re: tow capability of a wrangler unlimited [bruleu]
Aug 04, 2009 (7:22 am)
I figure he's just trying to sell me a larger RV...right?
#38 of 58 Re: tow capability of a wrangler unlimited [mac24]
Aug 05, 2009 (12:58 pm)
Keep in mind, even the Wrangler Unlimited isn't a long vehicle. The biggest factor in what you tow is the vehicle's wheelbase. The shorter the base, the lower the rated towing capacity. You do NOT want the tail (trailer) wagging the dog (Jeep). It would get ugly REAL quick!