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#10774563 - 04/17/15 09:09 AM Boat Towing Question
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Registered: 04/17/13
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I have a '99 Jeep Wrangler Sport and I was wondering if I could tow my 19'6" BassCat Pantera 2? I don't think it would work out, considering how light jeeps are and its a fairly heavy boat. Wanted to get some input from people on the forum if they have an experience with a similar situation. Thanks!
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#10774806 - 04/17/15 10:17 AM Re: Boat Towing Question [Re: Walker_wilson13]
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Towing would not be a big issue; stopping would be.
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#10774818 - 04/17/15 10:21 AM Re: Boat Towing Question [Re: Walker_wilson13]
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It will pull it but I agree with Don stopping is going to be a problem.
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#10774845 - 04/17/15 10:28 AM Re: Boat Towing Question [Re: Walker_wilson13]
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Saw a jeep one time towing a boat and couldn't make curve because front end to lite, needless to say it wasn't pretty.

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#10774863 - 04/17/15 10:33 AM Re: Boat Towing Question [Re: Walker_wilson13]
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Trailer tongue weight becomes VERY important on something like a jeep. +1 to comments above about braking.
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#10775459 - 04/17/15 01:59 PM Re: Boat Towing Question [Re: Walker_wilson13]
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I used to pull a 26' Sea Ray cuddy cabin on a tandem axle trailer with trailer brakes, with a CJ-5. It was never a problem, but only to fuel boat and launch, never more than about 8 miles. I would not have wanted to pull it a long distance. If your boat trailer was a tandem axle with trailer brakes, you would probably be ok.

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#10775802 - 04/17/15 04:37 PM Re: Boat Towing Question [Re: standalone]
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A guy around abilene used to pull a 21' bass boat behind a jeep wrangler. I have the same boat as you do, but use a full size pickup. As long as your jeep has the inline 6 just give yourself plenty of braking time and you should be alright
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#10775900 - 04/17/15 05:30 PM Re: Boat Towing Question [Re: Walker_wilson13]
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Registered: 11/21/10
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I have a 19' center console I have pulled with my TJ wrangler but only to a close lake in town. It's hard to keep up on a freeway and you have to be very carefull about stopping distance. It will also only get about 11 mgh where my diesel will pull it and get 18 mph.

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#10776470 - 04/17/15 09:11 PM Re: Boat Towing Question [Re: Dosser]
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Originally Posted By: I'm...Clingy!
A guy around abilene used to pull a 21' bass boat behind a jeep wrangler. I have the same boat as you do, but use a full size pickup. As long as your jeep has the inline 6 just give yourself plenty of braking time and you should be alright


go for it....... video it for us please.
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#10777136 - 04/18/15 09:52 AM Re: Boat Towing Question [Re: Frank the Tank]
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Originally Posted By: Frank the Tank
Originally Posted By: I'm...Clingy!
A guy around abilene used to pull a 21' bass boat behind a jeep wrangler. I have the same boat as you do, but use a full size pickup. As long as your jeep has the inline 6 just give yourself plenty of braking time and you should be alright


go for it....... video it for us please.


IF I had the jeep I surely would video it for you, but I only own chevy pickups grin
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#10777155 - 04/18/15 10:00 AM Re: Boat Towing Question [Re: Walker_wilson13]
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Loc: Katy, Texas US
Is it the 4 door jeep? Someone on rayburn has a new 21 ft ranger towing with a 4 door jeep.

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#10777174 - 04/18/15 10:10 AM Re: Boat Towing Question [Re: Walker_wilson13]
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The short wheel base on some jeeps can cause stability issues.
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#10777213 - 04/18/15 10:42 AM Re: Boat Towing Question [Re: Walker_wilson13]
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Registered: 03/06/14
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Those little Jeeps are only rated to tow 2000 lbs.

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#10777331 - 04/18/15 12:19 PM Re: Boat Towing Question [Re: Walker_wilson13]
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Registered: 02/25/15
Posts: 1564
Loc: Magnolia, TX
That's it! .....just because another Darwin Award contestant has developed a novel way to compete for this year's awards you should do it too!

+2 to the comment about braking. You can't make it not rain, and you can't stop someone else from getting in your way. Please install a dash cam so we can see what eventually happens.

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#10779815 - 04/19/15 07:33 PM Re: Boat Towing Question [Re: D Miner]
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Registered: 01/12/03
Posts: 506
Loc: Forney
Originally Posted By: D Miner
Those little Jeeps are only rated to tow 2000 lbs.
thats what counts in court, right?

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