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Old 10-25-2008, 07:21 AM   #1
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After weeks of searching the web, this site kept coming up..so I thought I would give it a try. I an looking for a travel trailer to tow behind my 2008 jeep Wrangler Unlimited, I have eth factory Tow package (class iv) and I under stand that the limit is 3500. I was looking at the T@DA, but decided that I wanted a little more space... Its just the 2 of us and 2 small Yorkies, Most trips would be from Boston to Florida during the winter months and aroung NE in the Summer... any suggestions are greatly appreciated.. we are first timers.
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Old 10-25-2008, 07:21 AM   #2
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HI to all,
After weeks of searching the web, this site kept coming up..so I thought I would give it a try. I an looking for a travel trailer to tow behind my 2008 jeep Wrangler Unlimited, I have eth factory Tow package (class iv) and I under stand that the limit is 3500. I was looking at the T@DA, but decided that I wanted a little more space... Its just the 2 of us and 2 small Yorkies, Most trips would be from Boston to Florida during the winter months and aroung NE in the Summer... any suggestions are greatly appreciated.. we are first timers.
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Old 10-25-2008, 02:31 PM   #3
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Hello GemmaJewel...Welcome to our Forums. Hope you find all the info you need. Enjoy the site.
This calculator should help you understand the numbers... HERE
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Old 10-25-2008, 02:40 PM   #4
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GemmaJewel; Welcome to irv2, from your request with the information you supplied, it appears that you may be only able to tow a pop-up or a very light hybrid unit. Is the jeep equiped with the V-6? Good hunting for your needs just be sure to check the true weight of the trailer your looking for by getting the actual weight from the vehicle not the mfg. estimated weight. Please keep us informaed of your decision, and again welcome to the site.
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GemmaJewel, welcome to iRV2.com. We are glad to have you join us here and we look forward to reading of all the fun you will have when you find the rig rig for your towing vehicle. Choices as you have found out will be very limited. Be sure to account for the weight you will put into the trailer into your decision process. Good luck and keep us posted.
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Welcome to the forum. The site that Brad linked to is excellent for calculating weight issues, but it ignores the length issues. Our personal experience, as well as many others, is that it's a good idea to limit the TT weight to less than 80% rated tow capacity. That's actual weight fully loaded, not empty weight as stated by the manufacturer. We use the TT's GVWR. It's also important to make sure you consider what you will have in the tow vehicle, as the tow capacity is based on just one 150# person. Then there is tongue weight. We've found our loaded tongue weight is usually about 15% of gross weight.

Unfortunately, the short wheel base of the Jeep Wrangler limit its suitability at a tow vehicle at least as much as its weight limitations.

This site RV Towing Tips has a chart of suggested maximum TT lengths based on the wheel base of the tow vehicle.
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You might want to consider a used Class A motorhome, and pull your Jeep.
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I am into Jeep's big time and towing with a wrangler can be fun sometimes to fun. A pop up is your best bet as the GVW of the trailer is very important. With a Jeep the wind will affect it a lot you will notice trucks passing you more then you would with a similar weight car or truck. This is due to the off road capability of the Jeep's suspension. The unlimited is a little longer wheel base so it will not be as bad. The Jeep will pull more then it is rated but will get very unstable on the road so DO NOT go over the recommended weight. Remember the Jeep is referred to on the highway as the rolling brick. Hear is a trailer that you might want to look at Adventure Trailers Best of luck in finding what will suet you.
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