Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Jackson, MS USA
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a vehicle's tow rate is not as hard and fast as some make them out to be. EVERYTHING has to be taken into account. Tow ratings are given for vehicles with their maximum vehicle payloads included in the average worse conditions. So, if you have the JK loaded to the max, the manufacturer rates the towing at 3500lbs.
With that said, the JK is not designed as a tow vehicle. The margin for error on the tow rating is much smaller than on other vehicles designed for towing.
With that boat/motor combo fueled up, the weight is over 4K lbs. That's with no gear in the boat and NO TRAILER. I think it's way too much boat for a JK unless you are just going to move it around the parking lot or something.