Exceeding the towing capacity of your Jeep Wrangler is illegal and can cause problems with your insurance. The limit that the manufacturer sets for the payload of your Jeep is an issue for your safety. That is why you need to have the towing capacity terms and calculations explained.
There are several basic notions:
Towing experts recommend following the 85% rule: when your trailer’s total weight (GTM) has only 85% of the towing car’s curb weight. If you keep the weight of the van below 85%, you can drive it comfortably. If your trailer’s gross mass is between 85% and 100%, you should better be experienced in driving heavy vans.
While the 2-door Jeep Wrangler can tow a maximum of 2,000 lbs, the 4-door model can handle up to 3,500 lbs. It can tow small boats, teardrop trailers, Airstreams, pop-up trailers, and hybrid trailers. You can always rely on Wrangler’s tow hooks: the Jeep boasts standard heavy-duty rear and front hooks in each model. Tow or be towed with confidence due to the 4x4 technology and other Jeep’s features (standard or additional).
It is also important to mind the height of the trailer you tow with your Jeep Wrangler for it not to sway in the wind. The Length of the towed vehicles matters too; however, longer ones usually weigh much more.
For your convenience, here are dry weights of basic campers:
Teardrop trailers have 520 - 2,5000 lbs.
Pop-up trailers weigh 600 - 4,000 lbs.
Hybrid trailers’ dry weight ranges from 2,000 lbs to 5,000 lbs.
Airstreams can have 2,500 - 4,000 lbs.
You always have to compromise between the things you need and want to take with you for a trip. However, the combined mass of your caravan should always stay legal and safe.