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I am thinking about flat towing my 89 jeep wrangler with my awd 2007 outlook. It has the towing package installed. The jeep weighs in at 3470 pounds. I know the towing rate for the outlook is 4500, but am a little worried if I had to make a panic stop. Does anyone have any advice or experience on this situation? thanks in advance.
 

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you may want to also ask on the Acadia and Traverse forum... lots more traffic over there.
 

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My steel open car hauler weighs right near 1,750 lbs. My '09 Saturn has the factory trailer towing package rated @ 5,200 lbs. My Vette weighs right @ 3,000 lbs. Figure people (at least 2 @ 400 lbs. + some tools/stuff and I'm right at my limit, but OK. If yours is the factory trailer towing package installed, your definitely 1 up on those folks who just add a hitch. You've got the heavy duty radiator/cooling package, trans cooler and the tow button as well as the hitch/trailer lite plug package. With all that being said, if you are fortunate enough to have one of those aluminum lite weight trailers (right around 900 to 1,100 lbs), you can see that you would be right at your towing limit. Towing a vehicle of that weight, your trailer should have electric brakes on both axles. Not certain how far you are towing and if you're into hills etc..., but you are at your limit towing that much with an ideal light weight trailer.

Just some cautioneries to consider: Trailer brakes, 6 ply trailer tires, and a weight distribution hitch over and above staying within your towing weight limits.

Here's a pic of my setup all hooked up on my way to the strip.

Good luck!

Regards,

Jim
In God We Trust!
 

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thanks, it looks like i'm pushing it to try and flat tow the jeep without a trailer and aux. brakes, either on the jeep or a trailer. thanks for all the input.
 
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