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    How much does your built TJ w/35s weigh?

    I am doing some research on enclosed car trailers so I can buy one this fall. For the size axles and how many, I need to know how much weight I plan to haul. I am looking at 28' trailer and think I can fit my CJ5 and maybe a TJ (I plan to buy in the future). So I need to know about how much a TJ weighs with 35s, winch and aftermarket add ons.
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    1984 XJ, 4.0 L, AW4, NP242, 4.5" Rough Country, 3.73s, D30, D44 w/LS, 33x12.50 MT/Rs, Colemancooler winch bumper, 12,000 Mile Marker.
    1995 Dolphin 34' Motor home, 460, very big gas tanks
    2003 Yukon XJ
    2005 Arctic Cat 400 4x4 ATV, Auto-trans, push button 2/4 wheel drive, Front cable locker, 2" receiver, Warn winch, Tusk MTS Rear Trunk.
    2007 JKU Rubicon 3.8L, auto, 33x12.50 MT/Rs, Rough County 2.5 lift, Rough County Stubby bumper, 12,000 Mile Marker.
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    it would be nice to know for sure but i think the 4200 lbs area so if someone with some real info would post that would be great!

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    I think 80 Yoda is on the right track......I had ran my across a scale a while back and if I remember right, mine weighed in right around 4000lbs. 4cylinder, 33's, winch, tools, highlift, etc.
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    Thanks. I plan now on a shorter trailer but need to know the weight for how much stuff I can fit. If I order a trailer I will go beefier on the axles if I can.
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    1951 CJ3A (project)
    1977 C20 Farm truck, 350 ci
    1984 XJ, 4.0 L, AW4, NP242, 4.5" Rough Country, 3.73s, D30, D44 w/LS, 33x12.50 MT/Rs, Colemancooler winch bumper, 12,000 Mile Marker.
    1995 Dolphin 34' Motor home, 460, very big gas tanks
    2003 Yukon XJ
    2005 Arctic Cat 400 4x4 ATV, Auto-trans, push button 2/4 wheel drive, Front cable locker, 2" receiver, Warn winch, Tusk MTS Rear Trunk.
    2007 JKU Rubicon 3.8L, auto, 33x12.50 MT/Rs, Rough County 2.5 lift, Rough County Stubby bumper, 12,000 Mile Marker.
    2013 JD 1023E, diesel, 4x4, Hydrostatic, Rear locker, D120 loader.

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    I hit the scales one time while bringing in scrap metal. If I remember mine was around 4,400 after I unloaded it. I probably have a couple hundred extra pounds just in skid plates and home built thick armor.
    04 Wrangler Rubicon (adventure rig)- 3.25" Rough Country lift, JKS 1.25 body lift, 1.25 motor mount lift, 35 KM2 tires, homemade on board air system Viair 450c compressor, custom rear bumper air tank, Dana 44's locked front/rear superior chromoly axle shafts, spicer u-joints, NP241 t-case 4:1 crawl ratio, 4.10 gears, snorkel, 8,000 lb winch, custom built rock sliders, light bar, and exhaust

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    I just ran mine across the scales at the Sand & Gravel Co I used to work for today.

    3940 pounds without my fat butt in it. The only heavy piece of armor I have is a steel high clearance transfer case skid from UCF. The other stuff weighs less or equal to stock: Savvy gas tank skid, MCE flatty fenders (plastic). Winch up front, 1/2 tank of fuel, no tools, seat, or anything in the back. 1/2 doors and Safari top. 35" Procomp Xtreme Mts on 15x8 alloy wheels.

    2004 TJ. Some tires, a winch, and stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TJDave View Post
    I just ran mine across the scales at the Sand & Gravel Co I used to work for today.

    3940 pounds without my fat butt in it. The only heavy piece of armor I have is a steel high clearance transfer case skid from UCF. The other stuff weighs less or equal to stock: Savvy gas tank skid, MCE flatty fenders (plastic). Winch up front, 1/2 tank of fuel, no tools, seat, or anything in the back. 1/2 doors and Safari top. 35" Procomp Xtreme Mts on 15x8 alloy wheels.
    Wow that isn't bad. I love want you have done to your TJ.
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    1951 CJ3A (project)
    1977 C20 Farm truck, 350 ci
    1984 XJ, 4.0 L, AW4, NP242, 4.5" Rough Country, 3.73s, D30, D44 w/LS, 33x12.50 MT/Rs, Colemancooler winch bumper, 12,000 Mile Marker.
    1995 Dolphin 34' Motor home, 460, very big gas tanks
    2003 Yukon XJ
    2005 Arctic Cat 400 4x4 ATV, Auto-trans, push button 2/4 wheel drive, Front cable locker, 2" receiver, Warn winch, Tusk MTS Rear Trunk.
    2007 JKU Rubicon 3.8L, auto, 33x12.50 MT/Rs, Rough County 2.5 lift, Rough County Stubby bumper, 12,000 Mile Marker.
    2013 JD 1023E, diesel, 4x4, Hydrostatic, Rear locker, D120 loader.

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    My YJ comes in at 4800lbs.

    The Enclosed trailer I have comes with the standard back door which is to low to allow a spring over 33" tire rig in the trailer. As I shopped I found this to be the problem with almost all enclosed trailers. I bought my trailer from Olympic Trailers. I was able to order the trailer with extra height, I chose to have an 8' rear door. It cost about $600 extra. Well worth the money. I did decline to have the long tongue put on the trailer for an extra $350, a mistake I wish I could get a do over on (you need the long tongue no matter what) (believe me). My trailer is only a 20' box, I think a 24" would be better. I have a friend with a 28' enclosed and he has camel humped it. Both the back and front ride lower than the center. I think this is a problem with 28'er's. My trailer rides on dual 5000lb axles and 10 ply tires. Tow's very well and the tires and brakes are wearing well (no complaints). You want to tow as level as possible. I have load levelers but no sway control (load correctly your good without sway) Even with big wind I have had no problems. With my 99'Powerstroke and running at or below 2000rpm's (62mph)with the camper and weighing about 21,000lbs I can manage almost 11mpg on Moab trips. The trailer empty weight is 3400lb.

    In another year I may decide to sell the truck/camper/trailer. We'll see, I love being on the go but some lifestyle changes are in order now that I live where I do. Still have to figure that out

    I have seen some very well done camping conversions done to enclosed trailers with plenty of thought to still hauling a wheeling rig. If I was younger and getting into this style of camping I would probably be in a 3axle toyhauler. Threepoint or 5th wheel. If I start snowbirding I may do that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Murkman View Post
    My YJ comes in at 4800lbs.

    The Enclosed trailer I have comes with the standard back door which is to low to allow a spring over 33" tire rig in the trailer. As I shopped I found this to be the problem with almost all enclosed trailers. I bought my trailer from Olympic Trailers. I was able to order the trailer with extra height, I chose to have an 8' rear door. It cost about $600 extra. Well worth the money. I did decline to have the long tongue put on the trailer for an extra $350, a mistake I wish I could get a do over on (you need the long tongue no matter what) (believe me). My trailer is only a 20' box, I think a 24" would be better. I have a friend with a 28' enclosed and he has camel humped it. Both the back and front ride lower than the center. I think this is a problem with 28'er's. My trailer rides on dual 5000lb axles and 10 ply tires. Tow's very well and the tires and brakes are wearing well (no complaints). You want to tow as level as possible. I have load levelers but no sway control (load correctly your good without sway) Even with big wind I have had no problems. With my 99'Powerstroke and running at or below 2000rpm's (62mph)with the camper and weighing about 21,000lbs I can manage almost 11mpg on Moab trips. The trailer empty weight is 3400lb.

    In another year I may decide to sell the truck/camper/trailer. We'll see, I love being on the go but some lifestyle changes are in order now that I live where I do. Still have to figure that out

    I have seen some very well done camping conversions done to enclosed trailers with plenty of thought to still hauling a wheeling rig. If I was younger and getting into this style of camping I would probably be in a 3axle toyhauler. Threepoint or 5th wheel. If I start snowbirding I may do that.
    Thanks for posting. Looking at 24' with a few ad on for the wife right now. Things would be much easier if it was just the wife and I with only one Jeep. The problem is we have a quad and more to come to ride with the Jeep. I really want a 5th wheel but need the room in the truck bed for an extra quad as the kids get bigger. I ready don't know what I will go now. The wife is talking about another camper instead since she is tired of not having those things. We sold our camper because she didn't like climbing into it and there was no room for us and 4 kids.
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    1951 CJ3A (project)
    1977 C20 Farm truck, 350 ci
    1984 XJ, 4.0 L, AW4, NP242, 4.5" Rough Country, 3.73s, D30, D44 w/LS, 33x12.50 MT/Rs, Colemancooler winch bumper, 12,000 Mile Marker.
    1995 Dolphin 34' Motor home, 460, very big gas tanks
    2003 Yukon XJ
    2005 Arctic Cat 400 4x4 ATV, Auto-trans, push button 2/4 wheel drive, Front cable locker, 2" receiver, Warn winch, Tusk MTS Rear Trunk.
    2007 JKU Rubicon 3.8L, auto, 33x12.50 MT/Rs, Rough County 2.5 lift, Rough County Stubby bumper, 12,000 Mile Marker.
    2013 JD 1023E, diesel, 4x4, Hydrostatic, Rear locker, D120 loader.

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    If you can "squeeze" your family into a camper for another year or two, your kids may be big enough to kick em outside to sleep in a tent....they'd probably love it and it would give you more room in the camper.
    97 TJ
    4 squirrels, 4" lift, 35" BFG KM2's, OX lockers F/R, 4:88 gears, winch, onboard air, upgraded 30 spline chromolly rear axles, homemade custom tube fenders/body armor, and other stuff...

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlindPilot View Post
    If you can "squeeze" your family into a camper for another year or two, your kids may be big enough to kick em outside to sleep in a tent....they'd probably love it and it would give you more room in the camper.
    Yeah but the big problem before was when the weather turns bad and it becomes very cold, everyone wants in the camper to get warm. With this global warming we were cold in the tent and the non-insulated enclosed trailer we used last summer every time we camped in the mountains.
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    1951 CJ3A (project)
    1977 C20 Farm truck, 350 ci
    1984 XJ, 4.0 L, AW4, NP242, 4.5" Rough Country, 3.73s, D30, D44 w/LS, 33x12.50 MT/Rs, Colemancooler winch bumper, 12,000 Mile Marker.
    1995 Dolphin 34' Motor home, 460, very big gas tanks
    2003 Yukon XJ
    2005 Arctic Cat 400 4x4 ATV, Auto-trans, push button 2/4 wheel drive, Front cable locker, 2" receiver, Warn winch, Tusk MTS Rear Trunk.
    2007 JKU Rubicon 3.8L, auto, 33x12.50 MT/Rs, Rough County 2.5 lift, Rough County Stubby bumper, 12,000 Mile Marker.
    2013 JD 1023E, diesel, 4x4, Hydrostatic, Rear locker, D120 loader.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ceg View Post
    With this global warming we were cold.....

    2004 TJ. Some tires, a winch, and stuff.

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