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    Anyone here have a Jeep Wrangler to tow their rigs?

    I am considering a change from my Chevy 1500 Silverado Z71 to a Jeep Wrangler unlimited. However in just looking around at the ones I see in parking lots or on the road I do not see many with tow packages. Also I can't remember seeing any at the local ramps with anything other then a jet ski behind them. The specs show an average 18' Triton and trailer is 3100 lbs. Thats not loaded with gear and gas of course, and the limit of a new model Jeep Wrangler Unlimited is 3500 lbs. I'm looking to upgrade my boat to an 18' or even 19' sometime this year. I do not want to have an issue with trailers a boat of this size. I'm not worried about if it can pull it or if it can get it up a ramp. I'm worried about stopping it! short wheel base and something that big behind pushing it around. The local Jeep dealer is just telling me what i want to hear to make the sell. So I thought I would see if anyone here tows with their Jeep Wrangler Unlimited or if I should just stick with the Chevy. thanks!!
    2001 Triton TR176DC, Mercury 125hp, Lowrance HDS7 & HDI7

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    Saw one jerked off the road laying on it side by towing a not to big runabout.

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    #3
    Max towing on those is only like 3500 pounds with the standard only 2000lbs. Not really a tow vehicle.
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    Simply asking for trouble. A 18/19' boat can be a load for a full-sized truck in the right circumstances. Would not even consider pulling one with a jeep.
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    I pull my Nitro Z18 with one. Definitely need the trailer tow package.
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    #6
    If you’re used to towing with a Silverado.....you’ll be EXTREMELY disappointed if you tow with a Wrangler. Like Catfan said...Not really a tow vehicle.

    If you’re looking to downsize - get a midsize truck. Most of the midsize trucks have upwards of 7,000lb towing capacity and are built to handle that much. I have a 2016 GMC Canyon that I tow my Bass tracker 175txw - can’t even feel it back there.

    The last thing you wanna do - is totally max out the towing capacity of your vehicle. You wanna have some lee-way for safety sake.

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    Stick with a larger, more powerful tow vehicle. The Jeep will be on the ragged edge towing your rig.
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    Well that settles that!!! thank you all for the reply's and why i love coming here for advice. Think I will stick with the truck and go to a 19' Triton.... the search is on.. hehe
    2001 Triton TR176DC, Mercury 125hp, Lowrance HDS7 & HDI7

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    I tow a tr186 with my dodge nitro, jeep liberty frame with the 4.0L engine and it will pull it but its a hand full. Ill be upsizing to a full size pickup next time around, i spend most of trip looking for the next gas station