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what’s the max length you’d personally feel comfortable going with a car like mine? 20 feet? 24 feet?
I'd stick in the lower to mid-20s and with a tandem axle if you can because those tend to be a little easier to balance due to common locations for water tanks, etc. And for the record, this same exact conversation happens in another forum I participate on for a similar sized vehicle with towing capacities similar to the JGC V6. Wheelbase really does matter when it comes to the effects of wind, etc.
 
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dry weight on this also seems 4,700lbs or so at 27 feet?
So you think this is not too long or too heavy? The one I posted was kind of similar, no?
I borrowed my cousins 5000# 19 foot dual axle trailer (looked very much like what was pictured in this thread earlier), weight dist hitch. 2014 5.7 . I could hardly tell it was back there, towed like a dream, any speed, uphill or down.
 

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Considering you are new to driving with a trailer, I would start off with a lighter and shorter trailer... My max towing capacity is 7200 with weight distribution... I am below the weight on the tongue and overall, and I have been towing over ten years... I worked my way up to this size trailer... This is where I max out with this Jeep...
got it! Makes sense. Thanks for the advice.
Yes I definitely need to figure out a thing or two. I do own an open trailer to haul construction materials and such, but it’s 5x8’ :) but you learn quick, especially when you need to back up in front of 15 inpatient guys at a waste transfer station :)
 

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I borrowed my cousins 5000# 19 foot dual axle trailer (looked very much like what was pictured in this thread earlier), weight dist hitch. 2014 5.7 . I could hardly tell it was back there, towed like a dream, any speed, uphill or down.
yes I should probably start at around 20-22ft
 

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Yes I definitely need to figure out a thing or two. I do own an open trailer to haul construction materials and such, but it’s 5x8’ :) but you learn quick, especially when you need to back up in front of 15 inpatient guys at a waste transfer station :)
Believe it or not, it's actually easier (not counting visibility issues due to height and width) to back up a longer trailer...it's not as quick to turn, and a 5x8 will turn on you very quickly, as you well know. :)
 

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Believe it or not, it's actually easier (not counting visibility issues due to height and width) to back up a longer trailer...it's not as quick to turn, and a 5x8 will turn on you very quickly, as you well know. :)
oh that’s nice to hear!
 
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