Originally Posted by gt40
Looks like I won't be able to pull one of these A-Frames, but you can with your Jeep. How come? Do I need to trade in my Tacoma and get a Jeep? Yours is only rated for pulling about 2,000 lbs. if I remember correctly. If I add more leaf springs would that help?
I am getting more & more confused. Maybe I'm just hard headed.
I'm not saying I'm in spec. I did a couple things to make me comfortable.
First, my rated tongue weight is 200. However the 4 door (same engine, hitch, and trans) is rated for 350 (3500 towing). Only difference is wheelbase length really.
To overcome the excessive lift of a tongue weight of near 300lbs of my A126 I added a WDH hitch. That gave me good level weight distribution. I also pack minimally.
Additionally I added an aux transmission cooler as an extra precaution as the Jeep auto trans tends to get hot and even if not towing many recommend it.
Ill be honest, I've not done the math on ccc on the Jeep. I just looked at the door tag. My Jeep has a 700 lb ccc. Figuring 400 lbs in human weight, 80 for the hitch weight and 200 lbs of 'gear' I'm still under. However ill be over on tongue and total towing. Trailer is 1994 lbs dry, add battery propane, and 'gear' I'm sure the trailer is close to 2300lbs.
The real issue requires getting loaded and weighing. I've also not done that. The axle weights are important too. Maybe someday ill stop and he weighed to see how I stand.
Your truck is surely ok with the front storage units (open or closed) or the regular non-storage/toy hauler.
2011 FR Rockwood Premiere A126 Hard Side
TV=2011 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 2 Dr
Reese 66065 WDH, Curt WDH Shank #17120
Prodigy P2 Brake Controller, Mopar 7-pin Harness
B&M Transmission Cooler (#70268)