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ZJENKINS25
02-14-2012, 4:01 PM
k so i have experience with driving big trucks and pulling trailer but i have a 2001 jeep grand chrokee and has a 4.7l v8 and the max towing weight is 6500. It has the tow package wich has tranny cooler and such im looking AT 7*14 TRAILER TO BYE TANDEM AXLE AND weighs in a 2500 empty im just using it for motocross so ill have atleast 3 bikes wich is about close to 600 plus genorater and power washer ect so its gonna be lighter im planning on getting air bags and weight distribution hitch just wondering if there would be any problems pulling this and traveling with it thx :)

itisagoodname
02-14-2012, 4:17 PM
Interested as well.

However, I have the I6.

h0use
02-14-2012, 6:27 PM
welcome. should be good to go.

DVSmith
02-14-2012, 6:57 PM
I would check the braking requirements. Some vehicles, even with towing packages require brakes on the trailer after 1k gross.

I honestly would get a lighter trailer. We used a trailer that was about 5 by 8 for three bikes and quite a bit of gear, pop-up, chairs, spares, gas, etc. Towed it with a TJ many times.

BlackTydeTactical
02-14-2012, 7:21 PM
Welcome aboard!

freonr22
02-14-2012, 7:32 PM
Welcome! Why would you make this your first post on a gun forum?

bsg
02-15-2012, 1:41 AM
welcome to the forum.

therealnickb
02-15-2012, 7:00 AM
k so i have experience with driving big trucks and pulling trailer but i have a 2001 jeep grand chrokee and has a 4.7l v8 and the max towing weight is 6500. It has the tow package wich has tranny cooler and such im looking AT 7*14 TRAILER TO BYE TANDEM AXLE AND weighs in a 2500 empty im just using it for motocross so ill have atleast 3 bikes wich is about close to 600 plus genorater and power washer ect so its gonna be lighter im planning on getting air bags and weight distribution hitch just wondering if there would be any problems pulling this and traveling with it thx :)

So you are at 4,000 lbs max? Should be no problem with the proper trailer brake set up. Any trailer over 1500 requires its own brake.

Towing with a jeep issues usually are from the short wheel base units like a wrangler. They get squirrelly pretty fast.

INJUNTOM
02-15-2012, 7:19 PM
Welcome aboard

lgdpt
02-15-2012, 7:23 PM
like others said...brakes are the issue. Make sure the trailer has them.

odysseus
02-15-2012, 7:25 PM
Yup, trailer should have its own brake and you should install a brake control unit (I doubt that is stock on tow package) to manage and adjust braking.

I have towed racecars back and forth with SUVs like you are planning. Of course, my trailer for that was lighter, still dual axle, than the one you are planning. But you will want braking and an on the fly at console adjustable controller for those times when you really need it.

MOONDAWG
02-16-2012, 9:49 AM
Welcome aboard from Florida the "GunShine" state. :coolgleamA:

Sonny188
02-16-2012, 4:36 PM
Welcome!