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    I use an enclosed trailer for towing mine, when it isn't towing other toys.



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    Here's mine. I have had 2 ATVs plus my 2 door JK in it. Not fun trying to cram them all in. I bought a deckover flatbed for the next time!


    Loaded with Jeep in the front or the back, didn't make much difference to the tongue weight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tumbleweed View Post
    Here's mine. I have had 2 ATVs plus my 2 door JK in it. Not fun trying to cram them all in. I bought a deckover flatbed for the next time!


    Loaded with Jeep in the front or the back, didn't make much difference to the tongue weight.
    Good lord, that's a badass setup!


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    Thanks.
    I only wish that the enclosed trailer was another foot taller. It seems like trailers are just never big enough. Although I did just trade in a 40' 5th wheel race trailer! But I couldn't use it w/ my camper.
    '11 JK Silver 2 Door-ACE bumpers-37" Toyo Open Country MTs-Smittybilt sliders-Warn 10K Zeon Winch-3" lift front -4.5" JKU lift rear-Fox shocks-AEV heat reduction hood-ProRock 44-ARB lockers-5.13 gears-RubiCrawler-RCV Axles-Poison Spyder Crusher Flares-EVO Rock Skins-M.O.R.E. Battery Tray-Odyssey dual batteries-ProGrip Brakes-PSC Hydro Assist

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    Cummins Diesel,,, now I just need one for the JK!20170402_183102.jpeg

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    Mounted up a new set of wheels and tires on the tow rig this evening
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    Quote Originally Posted by holliewood61 View Post
    Half ton for life. I use a wore out 97 f-150 with 184k on the clock and a 18ft 3.5 ton big tex. I use weight distribution bars and keep the trailer brakes adjusted up. No problems tuggin it around the mountains of wv.



    3/4 and one ton trucks are overkill anymore a new f-150 with the ecoboost 6 cyl can tow around 12k which is plenty to tote a jeep around. Doesn't need def, doesn't need fuel filters every other oil change, hell the oil change wont run you 100 bucks like a diesel. Gas is cheaper than diesel fuel, and a half ton is more comfortable to drive on a daily basis than a 3/4 or one ton.

    Im not sayin to buy a janky ol half ton like i have, i run what i can afford. Im just saying dont overlook a half ton if youre in the market for a tow pig.
    Sounds like a good way to get a ticket for being over grossed. If you're hauling frequently better get a truck that's legal for the load you're towing and also a hitch to match.

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    Yeah, we dont worry about tickets. My truck is rated at 7500 lbs, and i use a weight distributing hitch so there isnt really anything unsafe about it. The trailer has brakes and i have a brake controller in the truck. My point was that newer half tons are cheaper to buy, cheaper to maintain, more comfortable, and are plenty capable of towing a jeep to the trails. If one was looking to tow every day a 3/4 or one ton diesel would be the way to go, but for occasional towing a 1/2 ton is easier to live with on a daily basis.

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    I just did the EJS at Moab, towed my 53 M38A1 on an 18' Featherlite open flatbed with my 2016 F250 6.7. Stock tune, only mod is a 50 gal fuel tank. That sure makes a difference - not having to stop for fuel so often. I replaced the stock trailer tires with a size bigger, once we hit NV I ran 70-80 mph with no problems. Stayed in a hotel, but having gear/spares/supplies/etc stored loose in the bed or shuffling in and out of the back seat was a pain. I'm looking at towing with a toy box/toy hauler to have a more organized staging area as well as a spot to get out of the wind/cold for cocktails and cigars. Anyone have any experience with that kind of a setup?

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    Quote Originally Posted by p38 View Post
    I just did the EJS at Moab, towed my 53 M38A1 on an 18' Featherlite open flatbed with my 2016 F250 6.7. Stock tune, only mod is a 50 gal fuel tank. That sure makes a difference - not having to stop for fuel so often. I replaced the stock trailer tires with a size bigger, once we hit NV I ran 70-80 mph with no problems. Stayed in a hotel, but having gear/spares/supplies/etc stored loose in the bed or shuffling in and out of the back seat was a pain. I'm looking at towing with a toy box/toy hauler to have a more organized staging area as well as a spot to get out of the wind/cold for cocktails and cigars. Anyone have any experience with that kind of a setup?
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