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Old 08-29-2017, 06:28 PM
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I keep forgetting boat trailers have surge brakes.

Its risky, but **** its only 1.2 miles. 4 ways and I wouldn't go over 25. Better safe than sorry. You can be dumb and still be safe. lots of braking room, brake early and very controlled.

If you took this setup into city traffic or the highway thats a whole different story. You would be crazy
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Old 08-29-2017, 07:49 PM
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Bottom line, I wouldn't put your self in danger or anyone else for that matter. Upgrade to a truck or SUV that can handle the weight. You say worst case, 1.9 miles and a bridge but you will venture further over time...Don't risk it!! ...Also think of pulling it in and out of the water at the boat ramps, you need some power/weight behind you. Have you tried it yet to see how handles?? And Is the jeep 4 wheel drive??
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Old 08-29-2017, 09:13 PM
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Old 08-29-2017, 10:43 PM
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DON'T DO IT! IMHO I own a 2 door jeep and would never consider this.
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Old 08-30-2017, 09:07 AM
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Don't do it, but if you do... make darn sure you have a good working camera, video is better of the launch so we can put it on the ramp bloopers thread...

you don't want that...
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Old 08-30-2017, 09:37 AM
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OP, I would go against most of the advice you are getting in this thread and just do it. No point in getting a new tow vehicle. It's 1.2 miles, slow slow miles. I'm assuming you will not need to merge onto any highways. Steady as it goes and leave plenty of room in front of you.
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Old 08-30-2017, 10:53 AM
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Don't Do It!!!!!!!! Biggest thing I ever towed behind my Jeep was a motorcycle trailer with my Harley on it and that was all she could handle. Be smart, be safe, do not do this!!!
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Old 08-30-2017, 11:19 AM
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A few years back my SUV was in the shop and we only had my buddies Jeep Wrangler to launch the boat. We only had to drive a block and and then back it into a launch, which had a tight parking lot with a moderate slope. This was a 95 Prostar 205, which only weighed 3500 lbs with trailer. As soon as he turned the front wheels to angle in the boat, the rear end of the jeep squatted, pretty much lifting the front wheels off of the ground. The jeep and the boat then slid down the rest of the parking lot, directly into the launch. Only by pure luck did everything line up and we didn't hit the dock, or go off the side into all of the trees. As the trailer entered the water, the weight was lifted off of the back of the jeep and he was finally able to stop. We almost trashed my boat and my buddies Jeep. Obviously we learned a very valuable lesson that day, don't make the same mistake!
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Old 08-30-2017, 11:28 AM
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Jeeps are only rated for 2k max 😱😱. The other problem is you might give someone else a bad idea, if they see you.

Like curver900 said, get a video of the launch.
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Old 08-30-2017, 01:29 PM
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Jeeps are only rated for 2k max ����. The other problem is you might give someone else a bad idea, if they see you.

Like curver900 said, get a video of the launch.
I'm guilty of giving people bad ideas. Lot's of folks question me at the ramp, then I tell them the boat is #1600 less fuel. With the tall tires I do need to use low range pulling the boat out.

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