Towing a Car trailer

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Towing question. Will my 2020 Rubicon Unlimited 2.0T automatic struggle pulling a car trailer with a combined weight of 4500lbs car+trailer? I'd be towing across the country from NC to Utah, and the trailer does have auto-brakes. Thanks.
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Disregard. I thought the towing capacity was 4500lbs, looks to be 3500. It's a no go.
 

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You will struggle, even flat towing will be tough. The biggest problem is the shorter wheelbase and stopping power.
 

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Yeah, I think towing capacity is one of the reasons people were clamoring for the Gladiator.
 
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I guess I can do a dolly, but that means I need to remove my driveshaft from my vehicle. 😕
 

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Again, not really the engine that will be the problem, the frame, brakes, wheelbase, and short rear overhang are simply not rated for it. I am sure you can do it, but may be a problem if you have an accident. Would not be a big deal for a short trip, but across the country is risky.

The same engine it the Grand Cherokee will tow 5,700 pounds. We towed a 5,500 pound trailer all over Colorado with my wife's Grand and the 3.6 and it struggled in the hills but was fine in the flats. Traded it in on an SRT Grand that is rate for 7,200 pounds and it is night and day going over the pass.
 
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