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dodge guy

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hohenwald48 wrote:

Lot of folks with a lot of ideas that ignore weight and towing capacity. My 2017 Wrangler JKU weighs 4940 on the CAT scale. I imagine a Rubicon is probably more. On just about every gas motorhome, once you hook up a 4940 pound Jeep you're out of tow capacity and there's no way to haul more.


If I were to change out the hitch on mine I could tow 2k more lbs. my CCC is 4K lbs.


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My 2017 Wrangler JKU weighs 4940 on the CAT scale.


You must have some aftermarket stuff added - stock weight for the JKU is around 4400 lbs...


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Alan_Hepburn wrote:

hohenwald48 wrote:

My 2017 Wrangler JKU weighs 4940 on the CAT scale.


You must have some aftermarket stuff added - stock weight for the JKU is around 4400 lbs...


Fuel and a couple of folding bikes and hard top. Don't know what the brochure/internet says but I do know what it scaled out on the CAT.


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I tow a 4 door Dodge Dakota with a 5ft bed and a Cricket in it . The tailgate is down and the Cricket sits on 2x6's. The Dodge has air bags and rides level.
Weight is 4780 lbs with full gas tank, just below my 5k hitch limit.


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What about thisTrailertoad


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Alan_Hepburn wrote:

I work at a Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram dealer and see them quite often. Not much you can do with the bed other than haul some flowers.


Not that I am an advocate for it but:


https://www.jeepgladiatorforum.com/forum/threads/club-car-golf-cart-does-fit-in-the-bed-of-the-gladiator.20228/

In that link it has pictures too. Looks to be a little more than just "flowers". [emoticon]

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The owner of the truck stated the tailgate was rated for an evenly spaced load of 1800lbs. seemed kind of high to me.

Cart weighs 900lbs.

From another quick search:

"The three-position damped and power-locking tailgate extends the bed's utility for fun hauling and Home Depot runs as well. Dropping the tailgate stretches the floor to 81.3 inches and its 1,200-pound total distributed load capability can handle heavier long loads, such as a pair of dirt bikes. The tire-tread-patterned icons on the front wall will help you line them up. And to get that load to the tailgate's 35 inches from the ground, the gate will handle 600 pounds with a single ramp and 850 pounds with a pair.
That's a lot of utility in a vehicle with a 1,600-pound maximum payload capacity that still can crawl over rocks and ford 30 inches of water."

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The owner of the truck stated the tailgate was rated for an evenly spaced load of 1800lbs. seemed kind of high to me.

Cart weighs 900lbs.

From another quick search:

"The three-position damped and power-locking tailgate extends the bed's utility for fun hauling and Home Depot runs as well. Dropping the tailgate stretches the floor to 81.3 inches and its 1,200-pound total distributed load capability can handle heavier long loads, such as a pair of dirt bikes. The tire-tread-patterned icons on the front wall will help you line them up. And to get that load to the tailgate's 35 inches from the ground, the gate will handle 600 pounds with a single ramp and 850 pounds with a pair.
That's a lot of utility in a vehicle with a 1,600-pound maximum payload capacity that still can crawl over rocks and ford 30 inches of water."


Now, add a 4 seat cart and it's too long. I wouldn't want tow that for more than a few hours. All that weight behind the axle is going to create handling issues.

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Does a 4-seat golf cart have a longer wheelbase? If so, I agree that it wont fit. If the wheelbase is the same, why wouldn't it fit?

And handling issues...well, anytime you add in weight to the bed of a truck you create "handling issues".

This is why you have to find out for yourself at times.

In this thread it was stated the Gladiator cant fit a Golf Cart (can only haul flowers). BUT , it appears a golf cart DOES fit.

Now it will create handling issues. What handling issues? Has someone actually done it and reported issues?

I have read a report from a Gladiator owner that put a 2-seat Polaris Razor in the bed and they backed it in as they thought it sagged the truck too much with it pulled in straight. Other than that, no handling issues reported.

Time will tell, but just speculating that these things CANT work or WILL happen by guessing isn't really helping.

Golf cart fit? YES
4-seat Golf cart fit? TBD
Within weight specs? YES
Handling issues? TBD

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stvdman wrote:



Time will tell, but just speculating that these things CANT work or WILL happen by guessing isn't really helping.


IMHO, the speculation might alert somebody to a possible problem, cause them to watch closer when the do it. Maybe see the snot coming before it hits the fan...

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