Anyone towed anything with their JL yet?

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I am curious as to how it responded while towing compared to the JKU or other towing experiences. Towing a boat to and from the lake would most likely be the extent of what I want to do with it. Any input from those that have already received their JLU?





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I am curious as to how it responded while towing compared to the JK or other towing experiences. Towing a boat to and from the lake would most likely be the extent of what I want to do with it. Any input from those that have already received their JL?
also interested in this. i’ll be towing a trailer sometimes..
 

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I plan to tow my bass boat Monday, will let you know
 

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I put a dirtbike on a hitch and it did great. ~300 lbs on the receiver. JLUR has been averaging 18ish MPG, dropped about 1 MPG with the bike on the back.
Johnnyjeep, please tell me what carrier you used. I've been looking at this one for it's lightness - https://www.discountramps.com/motorcycle-carrier/p/AMC-400/

Just not sure about clearing the back spare. Please oh please let me know what you have. I plan to put my dual sport on the back and it will be about 340 with the weight of the ramp too.
 

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Does the Factory Tow/Haul Pkg. include an integrated brake controller?
 

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Johnnyjeep, please tell me what carrier you used. I've been looking at this one for it's lightness - https://www.discountramps.com/motorcycle-carrier/p/AMC-400/

Just not sure about clearing the back spare. Please oh please let me know what you have. I plan to put my dual sport on the back and it will be about 340 with the weight of the ramp too.
In case you don’t see my post in the other thread, it is a black widow brand carrier.
 

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OP: something tells me that the "huge Soft Top Box that Dual Top Owners get" doesn't make your list of towable things...agreed?....I mean not unless you move it on to a carrier towed by the rig so your dog/kids don't have to sit on the roof on the ride home from the dealer: Mitt Romneyessque style.....
 
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OP: something tells me that the "huge Soft Top Box that Dual Top Owners get" doesn't make your list of towable things...agreed?....I mean not unless you move it on to a carrier towed by the rig so your dog/kids don't have to sit on the roof on the ride home from the dealer: Mitt Romneyessque style.....
Ha. Agreed. I was hoping to see how it responds when pulling a boat, or utility trailer, or small camper, or something on it's own wheels. Eventually someone on this forum will make a big trip pulling something close to the 3,500 lb limit and let us know how their jlu does. Im still a ways away from getting one but just want to know how it pulls a load and reacts.
 

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