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Old 09-30-2019, 08:14 AM   #1
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NoBo 10.5/10.6 behind Jeep Wrangler 4dr?

I have a Jeep Wrangler 4 door (JKU) and I am interested in overlanding trailers. I looked at the NoBo 10.5 this weekend and it looks ideal for what I want. But anyone with a Jeep Wrangler knows that they aren't the best for towing. Is anyone here using a Wrangler to tow a 10.5/10.6? How do you like it? How does the Jeep do in the mountains?

I should mention that I do not have a lift, I am running factory sized tires (BFG KO2) and have the 3.73 gears.
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Are there different engine options for the jeep? What are the towing specifications (capabilities) listed on your owners manual for it?
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Old 09-30-2019, 08:42 AM   #3
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Are there different engine options for the jeep? What are the towing specifications (capabilities) listed on your owners manual for it?
The Jeep has a 3.6 L V6 and is rated for 3,500 lbs and 350 lb tongue weight. So the NoBo is within specs. But I am looking for real-world experience, especially in the mountains as I would want to get it out west someday.
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I have 0 towing experience, but have done a lot of research here and elsewhere on the subject. Remember, the listed weights are dry, nothing in the camper, no propane or batteries, etc.

My Trailblazer is rated to pull 5700lbs with a 500lb tongue weight capacity (900lbs with a WDH). I'm still nervous about picking up our Geo Pro with a dry weight of 3000lbs and tongue weight of 420lbs...and I'll be using a Andersen WDH.

If I remember when I was looking, the NoBo's are heavier than the Geo/E-Pro's. I personally wouldn't, for both safety and for the trucks sake.
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Have you looked at some of the overland teardrop/off-road campers that are available? The process get up around the $15-$20K area, but they weigh a lot less and are geared for jeepers.
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Have you looked at some of the overland teardrop/off-road campers that are available? The process get up around the $15-$20K area, but they weigh a lot less and are geared for jeepers.
Yes, I have been looking online and finding lots of options. The NoBo I'm looking at is a tear-drop like trailer as well.
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Old 09-30-2019, 12:38 PM   #7
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Ahh, I just looked the 10's up and they are really light. How much do your "toys" weigh? If they're at it below $1000lbs, I think you'll be fine.
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You will be fine towing the 10.5 or 10.6. They are so light, very little tongue weight and can be towed with basically anything you can put a hitch on. Some may disagree, but I say if you can't tow those, you really shouldn't be towing anything at all.
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Weight will likely not be much of an issue, particularly with the 10.5. If you had the 10.6 loaded with a quad, water, roof top rent, boat etc gear you might be pushing it. They are not the most aero either. They are small, but not very aero. I have the 10.6 with the tent on top and it pushes wind. A 10.5 would sit nicely behind the jeep without too much drag. As far as any serious off road though, neither are truly off road. Hiker sells a cheap, simple and sturdy trailer, similar in shape. There are tons of nicer off road trailers but they start to run up there in cost.
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I used to pull a 2700 pound cargo trailer and a 18' ski boat behind my Wrangler. All I can suggest is you will likely want to put trailer brakes on the NoBo if they do not come with them.
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