Re: Towing with a CJ
On my older Jeep I was running 31'sx10.5's, and no lift . I also kept my speeds around 60 to( 65) on the straights, I was talking my boat from here on Drummond Island, which is at the mouth of the St. Marys,( the River between Lake Huron and Lake Superior). Up to the Two Hearted River on Superior, which almost 200 miles from here, to salmon fish. When I got into some of the winding stuff I'd had to drop my speed to keep the trailer from pushing me in the turns, the thing Elusive mentioned is very true, you need to take your time and be carefull. ..and for sure mind your braking distance When your trailer starts swaying as you mentioned, as a rule your going to fast, or you dont have a blanced load. Here on the Island I'll often Trailer my boat from one point to another just to cut back the cost of gas, as opposed to driving it around.( Different sides of the island have different species of fish) With the rebuildt 258, 33x 9.5's swamper specials and a 2 inch lift, I dont drive over 55 and often slower, but the Island is nothing but twists and turns,,,very little striaghts
My 1st post was simply to say, your jeep will handle the strain of pulling the load, of that I have no doubt, Some questions you have to ask yourself is how fast to do you want to drive, while pulling it. If your carefull, you should do fine, what you may want to try, is a few short hauls, Get a good feel for the way the trailer acts at different speeds, I recall having to do that before I felt I knew how the whole rig worked in tandem.
That 15ft glass boat shouldn't cause you any trouble. I can tell you this, how squarely my boat is loaded on the trailer, makes a huge difference on how it acts back there