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Old 09-14-2012, 07:31 PM   #11
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Thanks everyone for the input. The jeep does have a V6. I am sure that the 2,000 lbs. is more than it will handle safely . I was just wandering if anyone was really pulling an Aframe. I guess we will just pull it with our truck.
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Old 09-14-2012, 07:44 PM   #12
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If you have a truck, that would certainly give you a better towing experience. I sometimes wish I had kept my trick as an 'extra' vehicle.
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Old 09-15-2012, 09:31 PM   #13
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Hi Laura.
I just got in today from hauling my A-frame across northern Manitoba with a Jeep Wrangler.
You never did specify whether you have the two or four door.

I've got the four door with just the stock, factory-installed tow package and recently used it to haul a 1750 pound A-frame (plus an obscene amount of ultimately unnecessary gear) from Lethbridge, Alberta all the way up through the Rockies in Alberta, BC and the Yukon to the Arctic Circle.
Lotsa steep up and down, lotsa rough roads. No major problems.

If you've got the four door and just gotta have your Jeep along, then have the dealer install the tow package. It'll do you fine for all but the largest A-frames (as an aside, my last RV was an A-Liner A-Lite which weighed a mere 700 pounds but was pretty spartan).
Otherwise, as Jeep4Two says, you're further ahead to use a truck.

(photo included because I just uploaded it from my camera and thought it was kinda neat....)
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Old 09-15-2012, 09:39 PM   #14
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Cool pic! Love it Don. Glad your trip went well.
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Thank you, kind sir.
I've been playing around with night photography and have trips planned for the end of this month (harvest moon) and the end of October (another full moon and should be a good cold-weather test for the T10)
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Not to steal the thread... But night shots are so much fun. I look forward to seeing your work.

Nothing like a Jeep and an AFrame to stir your creativity!
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I'll post a pic after this coming weekend but I tow with a 2 door Jeep Wrangler. I have the A124 & don't have any problems.
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Would you believe this is what I tow.......

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........NOT !!!

Even towing the lightest Coleman pop-up, I had to 2nd gear up some of the mountains around here.

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But......as you can see I have the older TJ, and it has the 4 banger. As others have indicated, I think JKs with the 6 cylinder with the 4.10s is rated to tow 3500 lbs.

The hitch may be a concern. When I checked out the JKs a couple of years ago, the hitch was a class II. Class IIs usually just have 1 1/4" openings, but Jeep decided to put in the 2". That can be misleading to folks not familiar with hitch ratings......."if my 2" shank goes into it, then it should work".

There should be a sticker on the factory hitch with the hitch ratings. Most Class II hitches have a 3500 lb. maximum tow rating with a 350 lb. maximum tongue weight. Some A-Frame tongue weights may exceed 350 lbs. when the camper is setup ready to travel.

Most (if not all) Class II hitches do not allow for a WDH setup.

You guys are great with talking this thing out, and realizing the limitations of pulling with a properly equipped Wrangler. Y'all are pulling pop-ups and A-frames, not conventional full sized campers.
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Mtnguy that's funny I bet you have to tow up hill both ways?
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1st camping trip in the new A124 with the Jeeps.
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