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Will it fit? JKUR on 16' trailer

Any idea if this will fit? I know it's not ideal but I have access to skid steer trailer but it's only 14' +2' trailer. I'm not too worried about the weight distribution it's a solid trailer truck has bags. Just know it will be tight. But would rather go in the truck for 8 hours than the Jeep. Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.
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Hard to say. Are you able to access the trailer ahead of time to do a test-fit?

If you know the interior dimensions of the trailer and your Jeep is stock, you could probably hash out whether it'll fit or not.

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I think you will be okay. Like you said it's not ideal, but if it's a solid trailer. I have a 16' that I use to tote my 2dr and never had any issues, but then I only have a 2 door.
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Hard to say. Are you able to access the trailer ahead of time to do a test-fit?

If you know the interior dimensions of the trailer and your Jeep is stock, you could probably hash out whether it'll fit or not.
I'll have access to it 3 days before I go. If it doesn't fit it'll be 5 of us making the journey in the Jeep. Glad I'm the tallest one in the group. Although the Megacab would still be way more ideal.
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There is plenty of room for a JKU on a 16' trailer.

Ive hauled an extended cab long bed F250 on an 18' trailer and sqeezed 2 CJ 7s onto the same 18' trailer (it took some work).
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I've got a shitload of extra room in front of my jku on an 18, a 16 should work just fine


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I put my JKU on my 16, it's fine.

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I put my JKU on my 16, it's fine.
Awesome guys! Thanks for the info. I'll post up picks next week so if anyone else has this questions they won't have to start a new thread.

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I trailered my JKU on a 16' trailer from Texas to Colorado.
It fit without any issues. Longer trailer will allow you to get the tongue weight down better. I trailered up tied down to the bumpers, and had a lot of sway. On the way back, I tied down the axles only, and it towed much better.
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Yes it will fit


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I trailered my JKU on a 16' trailer from Texas to Colorado.
It fit without any issues. Longer trailer will allow you to get the tongue weight down better. I trailered up tied down to the bumpers, and had a lot of sway. On the way back, I tied down the axles only, and it towed much better.
Awesome! I've been debating which way to go. Since it's completely stock the bumpers are a no go. Was thinking either axles or the straps around the tires like you see a lot of car haulers do. Leaning towards axles currently. Did you just use a cross pattern and axle straps?

It's a Big Tex 16' 14CC (14k trailer). You can kind of see the minor dove tail in the picture and it does have the 5' stand up ramps.
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will fit fine, tie down to the axles ALWAYS. Never anchor a vehicle with sprung weight.

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will fit fine, tie down to the axles ALWAYS. Never anchor a vehicle with sprung weight.
This! Tie down to the axles and check them often.

That trailer will be more than enough for your JKU with the springs and axles that are under it. Take a spare tire JIC.


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I have that trailer in the 10k version

Not the best pic, but here is one with the jk


Not sure if this helps, but this is a better shot with the tj on it.


Tows fine with either rig on it.

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I have that trailer in the 10k version

Not the best pic, but here is one with the jk


Not sure if this helps, but this is a better shot with the tj on it.


Tows fine with either rig on it.
Perfect that's exactly what I wanted to see. Now I just need some heavier duty straps and I'll be set.
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Awesome guys! Thanks for the info. I'll post up picks next week so if anyone else has this questions they won't have to start a new thread.

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looks good, nice dodge as well.

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If i were to buy a trailer for a JKU, I'd be buying a minimum of 18-20 footer. The extra length will make towing a much better experience, and typically they don't cost much more. Just my $0.02
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Any idea if this will fit? I know it's not ideal but I have access to skid steer trailer but it's only 14' +2' trailer. I'm not too worried about the weight distribution it's a solid trailer truck has bags. Just know it will be tight. But would rather go in the truck for 8 hours than the Jeep. Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.
I had one like that, 10k lb rated Top Hat, that I used to haul my built YJ with. Heavy (2,500lbs) even with a wood deck, but I had diesels at the time that handled it fine. Took it to Tahoe & back from Colorado to run the Rubicon, many other trips, never missed a beat. The load sits high on them which annoys some guys. They need very good tires, don't skrimp. Make sure it has good brakes, too. Provided the deck is wide enough a JK will fit just fine. I got the one I had because it was the only trailer I could find locally that was wide enough for the YJ.

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mine hauls an handles very well, no issues with the shorter deck. Great for the purpose.

I also have an enclosed 28' and its a bit of a bear hauling around.

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looks good, nice dodge as well.
Thanks! The Megacab is the only way to go with me, the kiddo, wife, and Grandparents. Couldn't imagine the trip in just the Jeep. Would've been strapping people to the roof.
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I had one like that, 10k lb rated Top Hat, that I used to haul my built YJ with. Heavy (2,500lbs) even with a wood deck, but I had diesels at the time that handled it fine. Took it to Tahoe & back from Colorado to run the Rubicon, many other trips, never missed a beat. The load sits high on them which annoys some guys. They need very good tires, don't skrimp. Make sure it has good brakes, too. Provided the deck is wide enough a JK will fit just fine. I got the one I had because it was the only trailer I could find locally that was wide enough for the YJ.
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mine hauls an handles very well, no issues with the shorter deck. Great for the purpose.

I also have an enclosed 28' and its a bit of a bear hauling around.
Yeah to be honest the 16' worked just fine I could see if pulling with a smaller truck you may want to go longer and a lighter trailer (that one is the 14k rated model), but all and all no complaints. Especially since a friend just gave me the trailer to use whenever I want.

Hauling and handling on 16 was pretty nice. Especially once we got to Telluride, could still fit in the public parking area.
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