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Old 11-13-2016, 06:23 AM
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Any thoughts out there on if a 2014 Jeep Wrangler 6 cyl could tow a Cape 21? Not sure the total weight of the boat. Didn't want to consider something that could damage the Jeep engine.

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Old 11-13-2016, 06:59 AM
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Its not the starting, its the stopping that gets people in trouble. Yes it will do it, but I would not even think about it for anything more than a short run to the launch ramp. I will add that the wrangler line has a very low tow rating and is not meant to pull hard, ie engine, transmission, and rear end were not built for towing.
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CH 21 is over the capacity of a 2014 Wrangler (according to Jeep's website they are all rated at 2,000 lbs towing capacity).
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Wheelbase on the Jeep is too short for any significant towing. That boat will push you all over the road.
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Originally Posted by smurphy1976 View Post
Any thoughts out there on if a 2014 Jeep Wrangler 6 cyl could tow a Cape 21? Not sure the total weight of the boat. Didn't want to consider something that could damage the Jeep engine.

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I had a 21 Horn. Don't consider it if your plan is to tow with that Wrangler.
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No way would I tow a 21 Cape Horn with a Wrangler. I did a little research on towing the sa,e boat with my Tacoma (6500 tow capacity) and I think it would work but I wouldn't want to do anything bigger. I think you should go for either a bigger tow vehicle or a smaller boat. Not sure the weight but you may want to look at either a Cape Horn 17 or 19 though they may be on the heavy side for a wrangler as well.
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Cape horns are heavy. Friend pulled my parents 21 once with a 4x4 Tacoma and barely pulled it out of the ramp.
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Originally Posted by DreamWeaver21 View Post
I had a 21 Horn. Don't consider it if your plan is to tow with that Wrangler.

I have his old boat and DreamWeaver is right, no way I would tow that with a Wrangler. It's honestly a heavy boat even for a half ton pickup, it would push that Jeep all over the place.
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I would imagine a wrangler wouldn't cut it. My friend has a newer 4 door wrangler that struggles towing an 18ft aluminum boat.
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Short answer, no. But look at it this way, you get to buy a new truck!
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No, that boat is a beast of a 21
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I have his old boat and DreamWeaver is right, no way I would tow that with a Wrangler. It's honestly a heavy boat even for a half ton pickup, it would push that Jeep all over the place.
In some ways (a lot of ways) I miss that boat. Hope it is serving you well. I still have a piece of it though (the cutout for the B60). Also, the front bow cushion that I forgot to give you is still in the rafters in the barn
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Just bought a 05 CH 21. The Uship guy drove it from Key West with a Ford 250. I had no brakes,. He told me its a heavy boat. It's approx 4300 lbs, it's a tank. I have a 02 CH 17 for sale.

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No way. I had a 21 CH years ago. Great boats, but they are built like tanks! I honestly couldn't feel much difference in weight between my 21 and 26.

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