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    We have a truck just to tow a horse trailer. Would love to be able tow 5000 puonds with a JL Rubicon so I could get rid of the truck. My wife tows the horse trailer about three times a year for about fifty miles. So having a truck year round is kinda expensive. She drives about 90 miles a day at 13 miles to the gallon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wibornz View Post
    We have a truck just to tow a horse trailer. Would love to be able tow 5000 puonds with a JL Rubicon so I could get rid of the truck. My wife tows the horse trailer about three times a year for about fifty miles. So having a truck year round is kinda expensive. She drives about 90 miles a day at 13 miles to the gallon.
    I feel your pain as we have the same situation with our horse/camping trailer & truck. 5000# would be sketchy in a Jeep though. I wouldn't chance it. The risks involved far outweigh the benefits. Running out of brakes once would be a disaster let alone the stability issues involved.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wibornz View Post
    We have a truck just to tow a horse trailer. Would love to be able tow 5000 puonds with a JL Rubicon so I could get rid of the truck. My wife tows the horse trailer about three times a year for about fifty miles. So having a truck year round is kinda expensive. She drives about 90 miles a day at 13 miles to the gallon.
    Iíve towed with a JK. Iíd be willing to fudge a little on the 3500 limit, but not very much. 5000 is way too much, IMO.


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    JL Rubicon towing 3500 GVWR trailer

    Quote Originally Posted by phljeeper View Post
    I recommend staying within tow ratings. The wrangler is max 3500lb. That Coachmen is 4500lb dry and you probably add 500-800lb worth of gear putting you over 5000lb on a 3500 vehicle. That can create a dangerous situation on the road. The engine isnít the issue, itís the wheelbase and chassis.


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    My Coachmen is 3,446 pounds dry, and Iíve towed it. I know what it does.

    http://www.coachmenrv.com/product-de...aspx?LineID=62


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