1. New to the forum - need advice?

    Hi everyone,
    I'm new to this great forum and would really appreciate some advice/pointers as I am sure there have been many discussions on this topic. I'm not new to Jeep (on my 4th!) but I am new to towing. I want to buy a trailer that can accommodate 4 people that my 2013 Wrangler Sahara (3.6L CYL Gasoline Non-Turbo (ERB) can handle. I think the max weight is 2000 lbs, but I'd really love some recommendations from experienced campers about great, lightweight trailers and the best tow package to add.

    Thanks so much in advance for your wisdom!

    Deb (GirlJeep)

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Dayton Ohio Area
    Posts
    5,387

    New to the forum - need advice?

    You have to be careful with trailers on jeeps. Even when below weight a trailer can end up wiping you around in the wind. Check out etrailer.com

    I'm assuming family. Adults and children.
    You looking for a full trailer or a pop-up?

    Personally I taken my jeep on ~ 30 camping trips. I'd say 80% was tent or hammock. We were in groups so food & equipment sharing was planned.

    I've seen some crafty jeep mods for camping. Some ready to buy are the roof top tents. There are some off road trailers that pop up.

    I'd also recommend renting one before buying.

    Regards,
    JPNinPA

    Never look down on anybody unless you're helping them up. -Jesse Jackson
    Last edited by JPNinPA; 06-11-2020 at 12:48 AM.
    "Never look down on anybody unless you're helping him up" - Jesse Jackson

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Dec 1999
    Location
    Virginia Beach VA
    Posts
    8,037

    Re: New to the forum - need advice?

    Is that a 2 door Jeep or a 4 door?

    I've towed a number of times with my 2 door Jeep, and it's not my favorite thing. My Jeep can pull anything without problem, but as JPNinPA mentioned, the wind will move you all over the interstate. I would also note that my Jeep at least wasn't built to stop a trailer.

    As to renting a trailer - that's a great suggestion, just remember that U-Haul won't rent tow behinds to a softtop Jeep.
    Last edited by TerryMason; 06-12-2020 at 08:07 AM.
    My 2005 Wrangler Build Thread

    “He who is without oil shall throw the first rod.” -Compressions 8.7:1

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Dayton Ohio Area
    Posts
    5,387

    Re: New to the forum - need advice?

    No they will not rent uhaul but a pop up is different. I'd at least try.


    Regards,
    JPNinPA

    Never look down on anybody unless you're helping them up. -Jesse Jackson
    "Never look down on anybody unless you're helping him up" - Jesse Jackson

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Dayton Ohio Area
    Posts
    5,387

    Re: New to the forum - need advice?

    Came across these today.

    YouTube

    YouTube


    Never look down on anyone unless you are helping them up - Jesse Jackson
    "Never look down on anybody unless you're helping him up" - Jesse Jackson

Similar Threads

  1. New to this Forum
    By masterlifter in forum New Member Introductions
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 08-04-2012, 03:36 AM
  2. new to this forum, Hello from S Fla.
    By Captnrich in forum New Member Introductions
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 10-22-2010, 05:49 PM
  3. New to the forum
    By jwentzel in forum New Member Introductions
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 09-13-2010, 03:50 PM
  4. new to forum, could use advice
    By kendrick_d in forum Cherokee, Commander, Wagoneer and Liberty
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 08-22-2005, 07:21 PM
  5. Forum advice accuracy
    By nanaeight in forum General Chat
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 07-20-2003, 08:00 PM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Log in

Log in