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Old 03-08-2019, 11:33 AM   #1
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Looking at the Geo Pro 14. Will I be able to pull it with a Jeep Wrangler Saharah 4 door?
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Old 03-08-2019, 11:43 AM   #2
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Looking at the Geo Pro 14. Will I be able to pull it with a Jeep Wrangler Saharah 4 door?
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Old 03-08-2019, 12:04 PM   #3
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That trailer has a gross weight of just of 2900 lbs. I just checked and jeeps have their same old 3500 tow capacity. So technically, I suppose you could tow it. It comes under the capacity.

Would I? No, but that is just me. I had a Wrangler Unlimited and part of the reason I got rid of it is because I wanted to tow stuff. 3500 lbs is the little leagues. There are mid range SUV's that will to more.

Man I miss that jeep. Now that I have my Ford F150 tow vehicle I will also have another jeep soon.
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I think the real world loaded tongue weight will exceed the 350lbs max of the Jeep. Mainly because of the single axle.
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Old 03-12-2019, 04:04 PM   #5
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Looking at the Geo Pro 14. Will I be able to pull it with a Jeep Wrangler Saharah 4 door?
I have a 2018 Geo Pro 14. My TV was a 2015 Jeep Wrangler 4dr. Sahara. I did all the math and added a brake controller and a WD hitch. I towed from Ontario to Alberta and back. Although my Jeep towed it, I felt that it was hard on it especially going through the Rockies. It seemed to eat antifreeze and I started having sensor issues with the Jeep upon my return. I loved my Jeep and the trailer but I just don't think they were compatible. I now have a 2018 Ram EcoDiesel to tow it. Hope this helps for what it's worth.
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dicktracy,
Curious what was/is your TW? With 3000 lbs max GVWR on the trailer, I wonder if it's possible to keep TW under 350. Based on layout, I would think it's possible.


Even if so, I would be concerned about frontal area, with a Class 2 vehicle. That's probably a major contributor to your issues (that, and the Rockies!)
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Curious what was/is your TW? With 3000 lbs max GVWR on the trailer, I wonder if it's possible to keep TW under 350. Based on layout, I would think it's possible.


Even if so, I would be concerned about frontal area, with a Class 2 vehicle. That's probably a major contributor to your issues (that, and the Rockies!)
The max frontal area recommended by Jeep is 30sqft.
Or a box ~7.5 ft wide X 4 ft tall.

Re-gearing will take some of the strain off your drive train.
A sloping front will reduce some of that frontal area (not much, but some).
Also remember that all your add on parts, bumpers, winch, bigger tires... will reduce the amount that you can load into the trailer to keep in under the 3500 lb weight limit.
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Right. So the Jeep (regardless of weight) should be towing a popup camper (short/wide), or a utility trailer (tall/narrow).
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