Last post on Jul 20, 2011 at 6:57 AM
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#57 of 58 Increasing maximum tongue weight on JK??
Jul 19, 2011 (7:23 pm)
I have a 2008 Wrangler Sahara Unlimited. The owner's manual says I can tow 3,500 pounds (which is far more than my camping trailer weighs) and have a maximum tongue weight of 350 pounds. This is where my problem lies. I had the tongue extended on my trailer and they put a large, boxed in tray on front. I don't know what the new tongue weight it but I'm guessing a couple hundred pounds or more beyond the 350 limit.
I asked my dealership about changing the suspension system or something else on the Wrangler but they didn't seem to know what to do. I am concerned since the back bumper drops about 3 inches when the trailer is hooked up.
If I missed a similar thread that you can point me to, great. Otherwise, any suggestions for me so that I can safely tow my trailer and keep the Wrangler a little more level will be greatly appreciated.
#58 of 58 Re: Increasing maximum tongue weight on JK?? [pstraube]
Jul 20, 2011 (6:57 am)
The solution is simple. You don't increase the tongue weight capacity of the Wrangler, instead you reduce the weight on the trailer tongue.
First, here's how to measure the tongue weight using a bathroom scale (without breaking it ): Tongue Weight
Next, adjust the load on the tongue by rearranging to contents of the trailer.
Move or add weight to the rear to reduce the tongue weight, move or add weight to the front to increase it.