I pull my tractor around with my 60 w/5speed. The beast doesn't even know the 4000lbs is behind it and thats just the tractor weight not the trailer . 2000lbs is nothing you will be fine. I am on the illegal side but you have to break some rules........right.
I heard a rumour of a diesel cruiser pulling a 25ish foot camping/RV style trailer (not a tent trailer) on the highway one year. Turns out it's a customer's Cruiser. He said it was a slower on the hills then normal but it was okay
His specs on the BJ40 are as follows (don't laugh, I'm serious)
tired, oil burning B enigne
35" BFG muds
and one of our SOA kits
I thought this BJ40 was slow to begin with!
He also tows a large boat/trailer with it as well.
A few years ago my wife and I put all of our worldly possesions, dog included, in our worn out, crusty, Ontarioland 81 BJ60 and pulled a 14ft Wells Cargo heavily laden. We travelled all across this vast country and settled out on the West Coast. The Cruiser did just fine- no problems. Ok, a couple of problems, but nothing related to pulling a heavy trailer. Oh, and it climbed the hills fine- it just did it slowly.
I used to pull my snowmobile trailer with my 84 bj60 with 5 speed. It was a wide heavy trailer with 2 big sleds on it. I could get it in 5th going down hill but thats it, most of the time it ws in 4th gear. A real dog.
ohh my god, I don't know where all the s*** started with 3B's no being able to tow things. I think you are trippin however thinks that, I towed a jeep in park in 2hi and I poped the clutch like an idiot and didn't even give it gas. She acted like nothin was behind her.