Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Brawley, CA.
Travel Trailer or Motels?
My wife and I have been kicking around the thought of doing more traveling and have considered a trailer. Our JKUR is rated to pull 3500 pounds, not a whole lot. There are some lite-weight single axle trailers that would work, but performance on the highway would be not so good. Probably would require regearing, then since the Jeep is lifted, stability pulling a trailer at highway speeds would be a consideration. Then there is the cost of ownership, repairs, maintenance, storage and comfort. The more we look at it, the more it seems like motels are just an easier and cheaper alternative. It seems like a trailer, whether you pay cash or finance, would cost in the range of 5 to 6 thousand per year. At 150 per night in a decent motel, that works out to 40 nights per year which is probably more nights than what we would use a trailer for. I know there are those that are quite happy with their trailers and all that is associated with them out there, any thoughts?
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2006 LJ Rubicon, 6 sp. 3.5/4 in. RE lift, Rockhard front bumper, Hanson rear bumper, ORO spare/dual jerry can carrier, Moab wheels with Spidertrax 1.5" spacers, 285/75R16 BFG KO2's, Misch overhead shelf, Black Box 2-way, Kenwood Excelon double din nav/cd/dvd/am/fm/sirius system, Rigid SideShooter front LED's, Warn winch, custom Viair OBA, Banks Cat-back exhaust