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Old 07-21-2021, 11:12 AM   #1
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Wayfarer what's your toad

Looking for input. I have a 2018 Wrangler at 4200 lbs.. trying to decide if I will flat tow that or is it just too much ?



Would like to hear what your towing with your Wayfarer.


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You have to look at your RV's GCWR. Weigh your RV as it is when you're traveling in it, and whatever is left over from that is what you have to work with as far as towing.
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Old 07-22-2021, 07:57 AM   #3
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You are right at your tow maximum at 4200 lbs - and that is assuming you have not exceeded your GVWR of 11,030 lbs. As long as you don't exceed your GCWR you should be fine.

As far as driveability goes, your fuel mileage will drop 2-3 mpg. If you live where there are mountains, downshift, keep your RPMs up, and enjoy your slow ride up the mountain.

And be sure you have a braking system for the Jeep.
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Follow up

Yes I have weighed everything and I'm under the threshold for gross combined weight by about 150 lbs..



Just wondering what people are actually towing with Wayfarers or Similar Class C such as a Navion.



I don't see to many threads about that.
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Old 07-22-2021, 04:47 PM   #5
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2021 Chevy Equinox - 3400 lbs.

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2021 Chevy Equinox - 3400 lbs.

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How well does it tow and what bar are you using ?
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I am using the Blue Ox Ascent tow bar. The car tows just fine but you will know it is back there when you hit some inclines. I really wanted to get a Jeep but could not find one that wasn't at or over the Wayfarer's 4220 lbs tow rating. I did not want to be at the limit. The Equinox is 800 lbs under the limit and leaves me the capacity to carry items that will not fit in the Wayfarer and not count against the Wayfarer's limited OCCC.

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It will tow, but I would not recommend it. Based on my experience, I had a 2020 for 2 months and traded it back in on a Phaeton. The Wayfarer is underpowered for towing except flat land and handles poorly under tow, even with Hellwig sway bar, Summo springs and Fix shocks.
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Not ideal

We pulled a 2 door jeep behind our Breeze. Bad experience....
Tried to pull behind our new Unity (Mercedes chassis): fine on flats, tough for the engine on the way up, too much weight pushing you going downhill, even with good Jeep brakes.
Had the trans oil changed after our first long trip pulling the Jeep because 'I had a feeling....'.
Good thing I did. More wear than normal, oil in overall bad state after 5000 miles.
New oil, and now towing an older 2200 pound Toyota Corola. I miss my Jeep, but we don't even realize we a re towing. The 1 ton difference is easy on the Mercedes and makes our trip much safer.
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We have a 2019 View (same style pretty much as Wayfarer) and right now tow a Honda CRV but are getting ready to buy a 2019 Rubicon fully decked out with 37” tires and ready for Jeeping. It’s used and we don’t have anyplace to weigh it in Moab, UT where we’re picking it up. Hoping it works! I’m driving the Jeep back to home base in Oklahoma while husband tows the Honda. Once we get back we will weight it. May have to take out the seats! ��
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we have a wayfarer, tow a HRV on a dolly w/brakes. works fine. Don't be in a hurry up hills.
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