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Re: Towing thread

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Towing the sleds in a PROLine 12' enclosed trailer.
I have the same jeep and am considering a similar trailer. Wondering whether you have any trouble seeing around the trailer with the GC mirrors? Was wondering whether i should look into some sort of aftermarket extensions. What do you think?
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Re: Towing thread

You will need to back up to the trailer you intend to pull or measure it's width to know for sure. I have tri-ponton boat and use the McKesh mirrors. Used them on 4-Runner and will now use on my Jeep GC. I am happy with them.
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You will need to back up to the trailer you intend to pull or measure it's width to know for sure. I have tri-ponton boat and use the McKesh mirrors. Used them on 4-Runner and will now use on my Jeep GC. I am happy with them.
Just googled the McKesh mirrors and they look like they would work. My only concern is that it looks like there's a part that rests on the painted surface of the door. I would be using these exclusively in the winter to tow a snowmobile trailer and where I go they use sand on the roads. That sand gets everywhere and if it gets between the padding of the mirror and the painted surface, it'll be down to bare metal first time I use them. I know because my sled cover lets some sand in and the movement of the cover over teh suspension pieces has worn the paint off ... twice. That;s why I am exploring getting an enclosed trailer.
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Re: Towing thread

You may have a point there but I towed my boat over 2000 miles 2 summers ago - CO to Kentucky, MI, CO and I never experienced that on 2 different 4-Runners. But I know in the winter there is sand and dust on road that is an issue for you. If you don't go too wide on your trailer it shouldn't be a problem.

Do wish that Jeep would offer an option of extendable mirrors given all the towing people do. It wouldn't have to be a lot - not like a pickup.
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I tow a 30' trailier that has a dry weight of about 6100lbs... With all my gear I am guessing its closer to 7k. I have had no trouble whatsoever.... typically go camping with it.. so Its gone up into the mountains... and I have taken it on a 10hr run to San Diego... tows like a champ!
Thank you for this post. I am expecting to get into a MY14 and keeping it for a long time. Being able to tow our growing camper needs is essential and we were just admiring some 6000-6500# trailers at a local RV show. I was briefly concerned getting to close to capacity, then remembered the Ram 1500 has a 10,250lb capacity with the same power-train. I assume the limit must be related to the unibody chassis of the JGC.

A Ram 1500 crew cab with a 6'4" bed weights 5100lbs and can tow 10,250lbs (with 3.92 gears). A reg cab with the 6'4" bed weights 4700lbs and is rated for 9150lbs
*data from www.ramtrucks.com/en/towing_guide/ *

A JGC weights in at 5400lbs, although with a 115" wheelbase vs the reg cabs 120".

The relatively new SAE standard for tow rating numbers also gives peace of mind for actual tow capacity.
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If really concerned, get a roll of the heavy clear protective tape for the front of a car and put a strip under the mirror pad.
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It'll pull it but I doubt it will be pretty.
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It'll pull it but I doubt it will be pretty.
I was thinkin the same thing...
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