Forget that, imagine towing 2000 lbs DOWN hill In the snow!Yes. Part of the reason JL 2-door is limited to towing 2,000 lbs is due to its short wheelbase; it does not provide the stability of say the 4-door for towing.
Now imagine a 2-door towing 2,000 lbs, uphill, in the snow...and momentarily losing traction on one side...
David,What is “Frontal Area” in that chart?
I don’t believe I’ve ever seen Frontal Area in a towing spec. Makes sense tho. ThanksDavid,
The 'Frontal Area' is the size of the front of trailer you're pulling. An unloaded light utility trailer would be a few square feet, a monster RV could be 100 square feet or more. It typically measures the function of air resistance added to the trailer as drag.
So Mark is correct, it is indeed a measure of wind resistance and is indeed rather small. 20 square ft is 5" x 4". For a snowmobile trailer, I'm sure it's about that size (or very close).
I would tow it for 15 miles and not worry one bit about it. I would take precautions and drive appropriately for the road conditions. Just remember that you are towing.Thank you all for the information. Let me ask the question backwards. Given that hills and snow/ice are a factor, what weight would you feel is safe? Problem is that I am starting with 1000 pounds sleds.
I have three options left. 1 clamshell type trailer for a total weight of 1600 to 1700 pounds. 2 open trailer for a total weight of 1450 pounds (not good for the sleds cuz of salt etc.). 3 Sell the sleds.