My nearest Jeep dealership has 19 new JLs and JTs, 9 used ones, 1005 vehicles total (900 used). No shortage of available vehicles here. An even bigger dealership a little ways away has 400 new vehicles, half of them are Jeeps.
I think the 2dr JLs have something like 600lbs payload, can't recall when I looked a friend's but it was shocking. Then again, my Honda Element only has 675lbs and is much more cargo inclined.
And yes, JT Sport has about 1600lbs of payload, Rubicon only about 1100lbs (from the ones I looked at...
This would be a better option I think
ETA: ok getting in the 3rd row would be a pain if you're not a kid.
4WP is currently saying this is not repairable, but are refusing to agree that this is a Road Hazzard Warranty covered damage because the puncture did not go all the way through. I disagree, their website states:
If your tire becomes unusable due...
I'll chime in on that. Might be because the Jeep Wrangler was intended as a rugged off road vehicle and by not occasionally using it as such you dishonor it's name and legacy. Some might view it that way at least.
Falken MT-01 35x12.5x17. Has under 25k miles on it. Bought last May from 4WP with warranty. I have the spare that I bought with the 4 mounted tires, and an unmounted new tire I got cheap. I wanted to run the back tires another 10-25k miles so they are closer to half tread, and put the two unused...
I have seen different payload doorjams on different Honda Elements. And when I looked into increasing payload (ie when adding dana 60s) I learned the posted payload is unique to every vehicle and it is pretty hard to officially change it