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skylerchamblee

Jeep Wrangler 4 door

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skylerchamblee

Does anyone pull with a Jeep Wrangler 4 door? We have an 08 23' lsv. Just curious if anyone pulls with one.

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oldjeep

3500 lb towing capacity and a 7000?lb boat?

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Nitrousbird
3 hours ago, skylerchamblee said:

Does anyone pull with a Jeep Wrangler 4 door? We have an 08 23' lsv. Just curious if anyone pulls with one.

That is a bad idea.  As in someone gets hurt kind of idea. Don't.

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RyanB

My dad has an 07 or 08 Unlimited.  I used it once to back my old Crownline into a tight garage.  That boat really buried it's rear end, and it was 1000 pounds lighter than my LSV.

I'd maybe use it to launch and retrieve if I was in a bind.  But nor more than that.

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wakesonthesnake

The guy I bought my boat from used one to pull the boat to do the water test.  On the way to the reservoir I was clinching buttocks the whole trip and we didn't even get over 35 mph.    

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skylerchamblee

Thanks for the response. I was just curious. I agree with all I wouldn't do it.  we don't have a jeep yet but wifey is wanting one. The Denali works fine 

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Michigan boarder

No way I'd pull an LSV.  But it works for little direct drives.post-8942-0-97535100-1448301202_thumb.jp

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SoDakSooner

I pulled my vlx to the carwash a couple of blocks away, very slowly.  No way would I ever do it full time.  If you have stock 3.21's don't even think about it.  Plus the suspension on the jeep is really soft and it sags.  Now mine is lifted with 35's, but cant imagine pulling the thing any faster than 10 or 15 mph.

23 hours ago, skylerchamblee said:

Does anyone pull with a Jeep Wrangler 4 door? We have an 08 23' lsv. Just curious if anyone pulls with one.

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itznowonder

My grand Cherokee is barely enough

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RyanB
2 hours ago, itznowonder said:

My grand Cherokee is barely enough

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I had an 05 that could have been your GC's twin.  It did fine towing my 21' sterndrive, but I wouldn't use it with my LSV.

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Michigan boarder
4 hours ago, Michigan boarder said:

No way I'd pull an LSV.  But it works for little direct drives.post-8942-0-97535100-1448301202_thumb.jp

...and I put air bags inside the coils and have 3.73 gearing to even make this little bit of work happen.

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Bill_AirJunky

A coworker pulls his 19' Crownline with his 4 dr Wrangler.... probably a 3k or 4k boat & trailer. It looks great but performs terribly. Getting going up a hill from a light, stopping quickly, even pulling up the ramp without dropping it into low range. It'll do it, but the Jeep will suffer.

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minnmarker

Buy a beater pickup if you don't trailer too far.  We had one for years at the cabin.  Paid about $2,000 for it and put about 100 miles a year on it.  Gave it away when new son in law showed up with a newer pickup.

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Nitrousbird
10 hours ago, RyanB said:

I had an 05 that could have been your GC's twin.  It did fine towing my 21' sterndrive, but I wouldn't use it with my LSV.

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A certain member here tows his 247 with a Hemi powered '05.  Not sure if he has had it on the freeway.

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Pnwrider
2 hours ago, Nitrousbird said:

A certain member here tows his 247 with a Hemi powered '05.  Not sure if he has had it on the freeway.

Just because you can, doesn't mean you should... 

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SoDakSooner

Not sure I would pull a 247 but we do pull our VLX with the sister vehicle...durango.  Rated at 7100 lbs.  It is a foot longer than the GC. I will say there is plenty of power and pulls way better than our old Tahoe.  I would pull an LSV with it but probably no bigger.7ec1gUaOQ-_HDuxSnL2AmXcMi2OP_Pc5h3-ZbfVp

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TimbrSS

 

10 hours ago, Nitrousbird said:

A certain member here tows his 247 with a Hemi powered '05.  Not sure if he has had it on the freeway.

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I only pull it to the gas station, then drop it back in the water to go live on the lift. It has enough power to move it around, but just a bit undersized to ever feel comfortable with it back there.

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SoDakSooner
4 minutes ago, TimbrSS said:

 

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I only pull it to the gas station, then drop it back in the water to go live on the lift. It has enough power to move it around, but just a bit undersized to ever feel comfortable with it back there.

Holy smoke that thing is huge compared to the GC. Yep, pretty much wouldn't want that setup at 70mph :)

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Claire1000

That's a just fine idea, unless you want to do any of the following:

  • Stop
  • Go
  • Turn
  • Go Up a Hill
  • Go Down A Hill

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Falko
3 hours ago, Claire1000 said:

That's a just fine idea, unless you want to do any of the following:

  • Stop
  • Go
  • Turn
  • Go Up a Hill
  • Go Down A Hill

You forgot, "back up."

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Michigan boarder

I had an '89 Celica GT with a hitch on it.  Pulled a 2 place snowmobile trailer full of trash repeatedly as we were gutting our house. 

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oldjeep

I wish I had pictures of the tandem axle U-Haul trailer that I towed 80 miles with my Sirocco after graduating college.  That must have been what killed the transmission.

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kerpluxal

I pull my 2010 LSV with a Jeep Liberty... It is a diesel and no issues.... I have pulled the boat on a 200 mile trip with no issues and no sways..... Mine is rated at 7,000 lbs towing capacity... I mainly only tow 1.5 miles each way.. The Grand Cherokee is up to 7,400 lbs ( either V8 or diesel, not the V6)... The Unlimited is only rated for 3,500 lbs though (lets see what happens when they finally release it with the diesel)

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