Ok, So yesterday I went to the dealer again for my re-test tow. I brought along a buddy of mine who works for the Commercial Vehicle Safety Authority (CVSE also known as DOT to some). He knows a bunch about towing, hitching etc. We got my hitch set up proper and took the X213 out for another haul. It definitely towed better but I did come to the realization that this TT is too much rig for my Jeep.
The wife and I toyed with the idea of even upgrading our TV to a Ford F150 but we realized that although we love camping its still just camping and has no real bearing on our day to day lives and finances.
So after this revelation we decided to stick with the X19H and possible even go with the X17Z. As stated previously the X19H weighs 700 lbs less and is 3 1/2 feet shorter than the X213. The X17Z is about 400 lbs less than the X19H and another 2 feet shorter. We're going back to the dealer first thing in the morning to take a closer look and spend some time in each (I think our salesman is starting to hate us
I don't think we're gonna do a test pull this time. I already know the Jeep CAN pull the heavier/longer X213 and I plan on upgrading from my current 600lb WDH with friction bar to a 600 lb WDH with dual cam sway control so I think with that said either should pull fine.
I have read that the X19H is still a bit of a beast to tow which is why we're considering the X17Z but seeing as its only slightly shorter and 400lbs lighter I don't think there is a major difference. The X19H is also a tandem axle which I'm sure makes up for some of that 400lb weight difference between it and the X17Z. Being that it's tandem axle I'm guessing that it should handle slightly better as well.
All this being said the last month and a half have been tiring to say the least with all the decisions about what to buy and not buy and I (and especially my wife
hope to have a decision made and a deal struck by noon tomorrow.
I really appreciate the assistance you have all offered and would still welcome your thoughts if you have any to offer.