Anyone Tow a Camper? Size? Pics?

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How’s the GeoPro holding up so far? I really dig this setup. As far as how it drives and tows, would you be comfortable driving cross country with that??
So far so good, it has everything we need in a small package. The quality is top notch and we've had no issue so far. Room wise, my wife wishes we would have gotten the 19FT version, however that's a 600lbs jump in weight. For towing, with my set up on 37's, I really feel that I'm maxed out for towing safely with my 15ft model at 2700lbs dry. That being said, with the camper full of gear, it tows really well. Holds highway speeds all day long and has very minimal sway. I do run a weight distribution hitch and that really helps.
We are leaving for a 2 week trip in September and I should know more after that. If all goes well, our plain is to take 2 months off next year and travel from the eastern coast of Canada, to Colorado, Utah, Wyoming and Montana before looping back and making our way home.
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Those are awesome plans! Thanks for the update. I look forward to seeing your next update. 👍🏻

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I too have a 2 door Sport S.

Your post above is now 6 months old.

1: How does the van tow?
2: What about braking?
3: Any trailer sway?
The Jeep tows very well. I had no problems braking with or without the brake controller. No issues with Sway.

Attached picture shows dual fiberglass propane tanks w/cover, battery box behind and trailer breakaway switch mounted to frame. I have an Autowbreak break controller mounted inside in a cabinet.

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Anyone have this setup?
JLU Sahara, 3:45 stock gears, 2.0 with 2” lift & 35” tires and towing 3,500lbs? Any problems or issues at highway speeds?
 

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Picked up the [email protected] today, 1 owner 2020, also used the CURT Echo Bluetooth brake controller, worked perfectly, will never hardwire another brake controller. They sell a remote button (1”x1”) now so you don’t need the phone. Regardless, the controller still works if it does disconnect from the phone for any reason.

Trailer is quite a bit under the tow rating, no equalizer or sway control needed. I was pleased with the lack of trailer reaction when passing any big trucks.

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I like the idea of trailer brakes controlled with a blue tooth controller.
 

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Picked up the [email protected] today, 1 owner 2020, also used the CURT Echo Bluetooth brake controller, worked perfectly, will never hardwire another brake controller. They sell a remote button (1”x1”) now so you don’t need the phone. Regardless, the controller still works if it does disconnect from the phone for any reason.

Trailer is quite a bit under the tow rating, no equalizer or sway control needed. I was pleased with the lack of trailer reaction when passing any big trucks.

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Nice set up.
Love the Curt Echo, but had no idea they had a button. Just ordered. Thanks for the heads up!

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Nice set up.
Love the Curt Echo, but had no idea they had a button. Just ordered. Thanks for the heads up!

Thanks, Our girls are grown up but a ton of great memories camping with them. Great picture😊

Need to look into some beefier tires and supposedly the torsion axles can be clocked for more height.

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Picked up the [email protected] today, 1 owner 2020, also used the CURT Echo Bluetooth brake controller, worked perfectly, will never hardwire another brake controller. They sell a remote button (1”x1”) now so you don’t need the phone. Regardless, the controller still works if it does disconnect from the phone for any reason.

Trailer is quite a bit under the tow rating, no equalizer or sway control needed. I was pleased with the lack of trailer reaction when passing any big trucks.

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I know this is a camper thread, I pull a 20.5 foot boat. with a full tank of fuel it’s around 4000 lbs, no trouble launching or pulling the boat out of the water
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The Jeep tows very well. I had no problems braking with or without the brake controller. No issues with Sway.

Attached picture shows dual fiberglass propane tanks w/cover, battery box behind and trailer breakaway switch mounted to frame. I have an Autowbreak break controller mounted inside in a cabinet.

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So can you open your Jeep tailgate with this set up??
 

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So can you open your Jeep tailgate with this set up??
I’m going to go with no!

It’s the most frustrating part of pulling my camper. I’m forever forgetting something in the back of the Jeep and climbing over the seat to get it! 🤦‍♂️
 

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I’m going to go with no!

It’s the most frustrating part of pulling my camper. I’m forever forgetting something in the back of the Jeep and climbing over the seat to get it! 🤦‍♂️
I moved my Jack to the side and put one that flips up. I also got rid of the big propane tank as I did not need six months worth of propane on the tongue of the camper just so I could open the tailgate and access the back of my Jeep.
 

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For the new camper I went with an ultimate trailer jack as a side mount interfered with the propane tanks.
 
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