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Old 03-31-2010, 06:42 PM
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Re: Towing

I went to the truck stop scale and weighed my jeep and trailer and then the jeep separate to obtain the tongue weight, and rear axle GVWR. As long as you do not exceed the vehicle's GVWR in total and most especially the rear axle weight limit, you should be good, keeping in mind stopping distances will really increase from what you are used to. You can probably manually shift too which may help.
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Old 03-31-2010, 06:45 PM
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Thats Good to hear. I did not know you towed anything with your WK marlin.

Pics of WKs towing make me horney. LOL j/k
lol, sick bastard! lol.
Yeah bro, I tow all the time, mostly short distances up to a hundred miles or so, but tomorrow I'm towing the race car a few hundred miles, assuming my new power steering pump (for the Jeep) turns up!
If I was towing distance all the time I'd have the diesel, the range from the Hemi is terrible, having to fill it every 180 miles is crazy in Australia.
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Old 03-31-2010, 07:01 PM
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Re: Towing

Thanks everyone. I cant wait to do some hauling myself. Everyones got great info in here.
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I tow all the time with no problems. My wk tows straighter than the dodge 2500 at work that thing is all over the road.
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Thats a sweet pic!
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wow startech!!!! that is sweet!
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wow startech!!!! that is sweet!
Thanks, brake controller was very easy to hook up(Wiring already there stock), and I did have to make one emergency stop, as some stupid b*tch cut me off and stopped right in front of me to decide if she wanted to go in a parking lot. She got the horn and a finger as I stopped inches from hitting her.
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Old 04-01-2010, 12:50 PM
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damn dude! i hate idiots like that!!!! i gotta take a pic of my 3.7 laredo and the 21 ft boat looks funny
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