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    Towing camping trailers

    I have a 2016 jk sport unlimited I go out exploring in Arizona and California it is my daily driver an I was wanting to get a pop up trailer to tow behind it to take the grandkids out has anyone towed one and how did it do looking at something around 3,000 pounds
    Thanks for the help

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    I think your maxed out at 3000 lbs have you considered a roof top tent?

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    How much you can tow depends on a few things I have a rubicon with a manual transmission I'm rated at 3500 but my buddy has a sport with a automatic and is rated at 2000


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    I have an 07 and tow a pop up trailer. The 3.8 has a hard time on steep grades and runs hot. I have 37" tires and 5:13 gears.


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    I pull this one loaded it's only about 2000 lbs IMG_3723.jpg
    Taken up into the sierras no issues 4:10 gears and 35s


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    Sweet trailer to be pulling through Georgetown!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Desert Crawler View Post
    Sweet trailer to be pulling through Georgetown!
    Thank you it's a lot of fun ... I'm almost done restoring it


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    No problem towing a Rockwood Hardside.

    🇨🇦 eh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by raiderz628 View Post
    I have a 2016 jk sport unlimited I go out exploring in Arizona and California it is my daily driver an I was wanting to get a pop up trailer to tow behind it to take the grandkids out has anyone towed one and how did it do looking at something around 3,000 pounds
    Thanks for the help
    We're also looking at trailers and I gotta tell ya, 3000# is a pretty good sized trailer. Like in the 19' range. A popup should be way under that.
    There are a couple other threads here you may find helpful if you search for them. One of them has a link to a site that explains the dynamics of towing
    a trailer and why you do NOT want to go over the capacity of your vehicle.

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    I tow a ( loaded 3100 pound trailer ) with my rubicon on 35s with 4.10s and it isn't great but I've had no issues maintaining speed or getting where I need to go, I think regearing would really help though ... One thing I noticed in my searching was that for the price of a nice trailer in the weight class you could get a way nicer bigger trailer but they hit you where it hurts and make you pay for the quality and light weight materials lol Forrest river had a few nice pop up options but I ended up buying a used Starcraft hybrid
    IMG_1465.jpg


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