Re: Car Dolly or Car Trailer??
My ZJ is rated to tow 7000lbs, so my 4000lb Jeep and a 1500lb trailer is about 1500lbs under the capacity. I had no problems at all towing the XJ, and I also had two buddies with me in the ZJ that probably came close to another 500lbs worth of weight and a full extra set of rims and tires loaded in the back of the XJ that I was towing. It did not rip the ZJ around at all, over all I was VERY impressed with the way it towed, even with no tongue weigh to settle it down. It does have a dana 35 in the rear but it is full time 4wd so the load is split between the front and rear axles at all times, and I am not in any hurry when I am towing, its not like I am doing jack rabbit starts with a load on. Looks like I will be looking for a used trailer and trying to trim as much weigh from it as possible. Definitely not a full deck trailer, just runners (If I want to haul other things I will just throw a sheet of plywood across the runners) I only need a 16 ft trailer. One of you said that you bought a U-haul trailer, where did you find that it, just called a u-haul place and checked to see of they had anything for sale?? CJD, the stripped down car trailer sounds great but I dont trust my design work enough to depend on it to haul my pride and join, now if you would be will to share your design I would be eternally greatful. Thanks for all the input, I would love to hear anyone elses.