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Old May 4th, 2008, 11:00 AM   #41
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killer b if you read the rest of the rants and raves totally then you would see it was a total of a 150 mile journey but what everyone is complaining about and has had the most talking about is the less than 2 mile trip to the store to get straps, after that i was on the highway and over 50 it swayed with the jeep when i moved it further back so either i moved it too ar back which i didnt think i had but i did then apparently moved to back towards the front too much.

this may look like a ridiculous setup but like i said in the rest of this post i was being as safe as i could with what i had, and the reason i didnt have straps before i got the jeep is because the last time i towed i had the straps in my truck which was about 3 days before that, my wife used the truck and apparantly took the straps out of the truck so i didnt know they were not there when i left
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Old May 4th, 2008, 01:11 PM   #42
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everyone in oregon is retarded when it comes to fsj's
Yep. I am gonna have to agree with this statement.
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Old May 4th, 2008, 01:23 PM   #43
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everyone in oregon is retarded when it comes to fsj's
Yep. I am gonna have to agree with this statement.
and aparently towing basics
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Old May 4th, 2008, 04:18 PM   #44
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same truck same trailer same jeep (defferent wheels and tires on jeep) loaded as to up_rocktoy's directions (measure tongue before load and load till tongue is 3 inches lower) i actually only went 2.5 inches lower and pretty much looks the same to me



and xxxj....yes too much tow not enough truck pulls just fine but if i tow much more often i will get a load distributing hitch and maybe airbag helpers, but i hope to have a fullsize again soon
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Old May 4th, 2008, 05:12 PM   #45
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same truck same trailer same jeep (defferent wheels and tires on jeep) loaded as to up_rocktoy's directions (measure tongue before load and load till tongue is 3 inches lower) i actually only went 2.5 inches lower and pretty much looks the same to me



and xxxj....yes too much tow not enough truck pulls just fine but if i tow much more often i will get a load distributing hitch and maybe airbag helpers, but i hope to have a fullsize again soon
I don't mean to pick, but are your tiedown straps all pulling the jeep forward?
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no, the rear straps are puling backward... he simply just put the access strap closed into the hatch
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Old May 4th, 2008, 05:29 PM   #47
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good eye bones, 4 straps one come along 2 straps pulling foreward 2 pulling rearward and the come along on the front pulling to the headache bar on the trailer
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same truck same trailer same jeep (defferent wheels and tires on jeep) loaded as to up_rocktoy's directions (measure tongue before load and load till tongue is 3 inches lower) i actually only went 2.5 inches lower and pretty much looks the same to me



and xxxj....yes too much tow not enough truck pulls just fine but if i tow much more often i will get a load distributing hitch and maybe airbag helpers, but i hope to have a fullsize again soon
Those were whiterhino's instructions, but having the jeep in a better place on the trailer makes the load look way better. I bet it trailered better too.
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Old May 4th, 2008, 08:55 PM   #49
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not sure yet, havent heard back from the buyer to say bring it to him and it hauled fine last time, just heavy on the rear on the bump stops
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Refresh me, tow rating on that truck is, what 4000 lbs?
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Refresh me, tow rating on that truck is, what 4000 lbs?
5500lbs
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Sure about that, for an 04? 07-08 are 5500s, tho..
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4500 since gvw is 8500(according to the manual) and with me and a full tank the truck on a scale is just shy of 4000
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Ok trailer 1000 to 1500+ jeep 3500 mmmm 5000 + 4000 = 8500 to 9000 you are right or over your gvw by 500 or more I'm probly light on the jeep.
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4500 since gvw is 8500(according to the manual) and with me and a full tank the truck on a scale is just shy of 4000
Thats gcwr, not no rating. Tow rating is 4000 lbs on your truck.
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i was looking at the towing section and it said the vehicle and cargo was not to exceed 8500 total weight while towing a load
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just because you can dose not mean you should..

I couldn't imagine pulling anything heavier than my jeep on a trailer behind my brothers new f150 and its rated for more.
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i wouldnt blame you for not towing behind your brothers new truck, its a ford
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i wouldnt blame you for not towing behind your brothers new truck, its a ford

hahah, that is very funny coming from someone with an overloaded "toy" truck and obviously no experience with towing.

good luck with your 220 HP I5 tow rig!
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