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Old September 10th, 2008, 12:30 PM   #1
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Default WJ+trailer+ YJ loading issues

So, i cant be the only one with this issue.

When i load the YJ onto the tailer it wants to pick the back of my WJ WAYYYYY off the ground, like tires coming off the ground.

I've remedied this by throwing a spare 15x8" wheel under the rear of the trailer so it only has 1" to move.
but how does everyone else deal with this?
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Old September 10th, 2008, 12:41 PM   #2
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Similarly... I just used wood blocks, not much else you can do really....
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Old September 10th, 2008, 12:42 PM   #3
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Everybody looks at me funny when I load up my YJ when the trailer is connected to the WJ. You can either put wood under the back of the trailer, or add on those slider lockable trailer legs.

Or do as I do and just pull the e-brake, and put the WJ in park, and drive up fast hoping nobody sees me
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Old September 10th, 2008, 12:54 PM   #4
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Or do as I do and just pull the e-brake, and put the WJ in park, and drive up fast hoping nobody sees me
I tried that.... it scared me

I guess i stick to my old rims then
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Old September 10th, 2008, 12:55 PM   #5
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wood 4x4's here to, not nearly as much of a problem thoguh towing with a 3/4ton though

i seen a guy at a mud bog put his full size big block chevy on 44"s on a trailer behind a durango. It pretty much put the front bumper of the dodge on the ground and the ass end atleast 2-3 feet off the ground.
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Old September 10th, 2008, 12:58 PM   #6
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wood 4x4's here to, not nearly as much of a problem thoguh towing with a 3/4ton though

i seen a guy at a mud bog put his full size big block chevy on 44"s on a trailer behind a durango. It pretty much put the front bumper of the dodge on the ground and the ass end atleast 2-3 feet off the ground.
Glad my slightly used vehicle didn't come with a hitch after hearing these stories...
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Old September 10th, 2008, 12:58 PM   #7
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put a small jack on the back of the trailer so you can put that on the ground to keep the trailer up. a trailer jack works great. 4X4 blocks also work. I have seen trailers with a trailer tounge jack on each side of the dovetail, or end of the trailer. it works really well.
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Old September 10th, 2008, 01:03 PM   #8
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I thought about the jacks on the sides of the dovetail.

might look into those again, for now though i guess my trusty POS steel wheel is good to go
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Old September 10th, 2008, 01:11 PM   #9
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or L shaped ramps that bottom when loading. So does it tow shity?

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or L shaped ramps that bottom when loading. So does it to shity?
ramps?
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Old September 10th, 2008, 01:15 PM   #11
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x2 i thought thats what the dovetail was for


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Old September 10th, 2008, 04:04 PM   #12
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Yeah, i had that problem too. I just did what CC say, set the parking brake and do it fast and hope no one sees you lol. my XJ will come REAL close to lifting the back of my 1/2 ton ram off the ground.

Ramps are for sissys....
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Old September 10th, 2008, 04:08 PM   #13
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Ramps are for sissys....
or for those of us that choose not to abuse are parking pawls in our trannies
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Old September 15th, 2008, 08:24 PM   #14
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I use a scissiors jack from any small car. $5 from the junk yard
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Jack stands work also, but usually just drive up

I thought about some square tube inside a square tube that is welded to the trailer and a pin
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i just put the truck in 4wd and park.. the dodge doesnt come off the ground but i have had this problem with other tow rigs.. i chock the front wheels so it cant roll or i leave it in 4wd I dont worry so much about the tires coming off the ground
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Jack stands work also, but usually just drive up

I thought about some square tube inside a square tube that is welded to the trailer and a pin

I like something along those lines.
The old wheel actually works great. It's just the having to carry it part that sucks.
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Old September 16th, 2008, 08:02 AM   #18
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or L shaped ramps that bottom when loading. So does it tow shity?
Not sure evryone caught Mike's idea? Weld a "leg" on each ramp so that it hits the ground when the truck starts driving up it.
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Old September 16th, 2008, 09:13 AM   #19
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Not sure evryone caught Mike's idea? Weld a "leg" on each ramp so that it hits the ground when the truck starts driving up it.

thats an idea. but with my ramps they have to remain the same profile to fit back in their storage slot.
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Old September 16th, 2008, 09:17 AM   #20
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I found your problem...


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When i load the YJ onto the tailer it wants to pick the back of my WJ WAYYYYY off the ground, like tires coming off the ground.







Way back when, I thought I'd get smart and weld tube onto the back of the (my old) trailer that had smaller tube to slide inside. Then drilled holes so I could drop the feet and then secure them with a pin and cotter pin. Problem was, they were fine at stock trailer height but as soon as the trailer got weighted with vehicle, they'd get pinned to the ground and the pin became immovable I like the idea of tongue jacks welded to back of trailer. Especially the lighter duty rotate 90* out of way ones...



Personally though, now I just drive onto the trailer without ramps and say fawk it. Dovetails get hung up too much so I avoid them for predominantly wheeling trailers
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