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Old 09-28-2012, 09:59 AM
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Re: What are you towing?

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Last night was my first time towing with a unibody vehicle. Two 600lb ATVs on a 14' single axle trailer, about 2400lbs total. The noise was unbearable and made me think something was going to break/fail. I will have to try one of these hitch clamps.
This company makes a ball mount that tightens up inside the receiver, no noises.
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Re: What are you towing?

I heard that all receivers have a larger tolerance to keep the receiver from rusting and preventing removal. I've never understood people who leave the hitch in all the time anyway.

Check out the quiet hitch to solve the reciver rattle

Quiethitch The Silence Speaks For Itself

I tow a sailboat that weighs under 2000 lbs with the trailer. The total length is 32' so tounge weight is under 100 lbs. the rattle was unbearable.

The quiet hitch is well made and has handled thousands of miles without a hitch.

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Old 10-01-2012, 06:01 PM
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Re: What are you towing?

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I heard that all receivers have a larger tolerance to keep the receiver from rusting and preventing removal. I've never understood people who leave the hitch in all the time anyway.

Check out the quiet hitch to solve the reciver rattle

Quiethitch The Silence Speaks For Itself

I tow a sailboat that weighs under 2000 lbs with the trailer. The total length is 32' so tounge weight is under 100 lbs. the rattle was unbearable.

The quiet hitch is well made and has handled thousands of miles without a hitch.

Fretz
I've towed with many different vehicles from anything from a small utility trailer to the 28ft camper trailers and this is the first time I've experienced a noisy hitch. Gotta be the unibody construction amplifying the noise.

When I was young, I worked on a ranch and some vehicles remained hitched to trailers year around, so I can see how a hitch might rust enough to stick inside the receiver, but this Jeep's receiver seems much looser than my 2003 Dodge Ram it replaced. I guess it'll keep these hitch clamp companies in business.
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Re: What are you towing?

I know that this is an old thread, but I cannot hold back, and must chime in here - if for nothing else - bragging rights...

Over the weekend, I put the JGC to the test and loaded it up for 3 long trips with a capacity load. In fact, I may have put it over the 7200lb capacity a time or two. The trip was about 60 miles round trip; and with load for half of the trips.

One thing is for sure, at capacity - I noticed that the brakes were a little squishy, but the drive train stayed strong and had little issue with the load. Going up hills - it would shift a time or two to handle the load, but I ultimately am impressed with this truck.

Crossed the 40k mile marker with the full load behind.
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Over the weekend, I put the JGC to the test and loaded it up for 3 long trips with a capacity load. In fact, I may have put it over the 7200lb capacity a time or two. The trip was about 60 miles round trip; and with load for half of the trips.

One thing is for sure, at capacity - I noticed that the brakes were a little squishy, but the drive train stayed strong and had little issue with the load. Going up hills - it would shift a time or two to handle the load, but I ultimately am impressed with this truck.
That's nice to hear. I tow only a small aluminum hulled bass boat. My boat and trailer weigh less than 1,700 pounds. I'm glad to know that the Jeep could handle more, although I'd probably get a trailer with brakes if I got a bigger boat.
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Re: What are you towing?

Trailer brakes are really nice - for sure. That trailer has them, and is really nice when you are pulling a full load.

I also pull a 19ft I/O Rinker in the summer time. When I have the gas tank full in the boat, we're looking at 2500lb, likely over estimating. Either way, the Hemi pulls like a beat, and has no trouble: which is why I went with the Hemi/4x4 Jeep. Eat your heart out, tree huggers! I wonder if the E-V Prius would just tip over with a load like that...
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Old 11-06-2012, 03:15 PM
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I've noticed that if I don't leave the car running when I unhook my trailer it looks like the Quadra Lift is set to Off Road 3.
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Re: What are you towing?

andyh:

Funny you mention that. When I turned the truck off, and didn't put the tri-pod support down, while loading up, it looked like the truck was popping a wheelie.

Likewise, when I took the (loaded) trailer off after I turned the truck off - the back end was way up in the air... QL is pretty nice when hauling though!
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Re: What are you towing?

Here's what I tow...

2012 Malibu Wakesetter VLX.

To be honest, the Jeep is not our primary tow vehicle. But it's a nice secondary option, and it does okay as long as I stay around town. I wouldn't go far.

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2 Horse straight-load trailer...I also have a 5'x8' LoadRite utility trailer.



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'05 WK Laredo, 4.7l 2wd with SRT Eibach springs, bumpstops removed and airbags in the rear. Pulls great, not awesome on fuel. Boat is a Moomba Outback, about 4,000 loaded.

I just bought a '08 CRD Limited, I expect it to tow a bit better
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