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Old 06-07-2016, 09:58 PM   #1
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Does anyone else tow WITH their Jeep?

I know a lot of people tow their Jeep BEHIND their RV/motorhome but how many tow WITH their Jeep? I am having a small bit of trouble at highways speeds but if I go ahead and put the stock tires back on, I shouldn't have issues anymore... The 174BH Baja sits pretty high and there is a LOT more drag than my last trailer setup...

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Old 06-08-2016, 09:16 AM   #2
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Jeeps are awfully short wheelbase for towing. Last one I saw towing the jeep and the trailer were all over the road...
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Gearing change would also help. That's a lot of wind resistance between the trailer and TV!
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Not with a "jeep", but I had better luck towing with my Jeep Liberty that I did with a Grande Cherokee. I think that's because the Liberty was more like a true Jeep suspension vs the Cherokee, which seemed to be designed to ride more like a car. I was only pulling pop-ups at the time, but the Liberty did fine, in spite of the relatively "square" wheelbase.
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Wranglers have a terrible tow rating. 2000-3500 pounds depending on your specifics. I only tow my jetski
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Old 06-11-2016, 09:58 AM   #6
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ID:	247682015 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4WD Limited. 3.0L V6 diesel, 240HP, 420 lb/ft torque.

2016 Jayco 23RLSW. Tows with no problems.
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My rig is a '91 Bronco towing a '15 27DSRL. Looking at your rig I would recommend rear air bags to level the Jeep and maybe gearing if needed. I went from 3.55:1 to 4.56:1, it made a world of difference.
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I've readjusted the WDH since this pic. This was right after I got it home from the dealer.

Airbags possible down the road.

Regearing absolutely not needed. Diesel with 420 lb/ft of torque has no issues towing anywhere.
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Towed like a champ last weekend, no problems on the highway or with the somewhat strong head/cross winds we had. Even passing semis on a single lane at 100km/hr it didn't wiggle very much at all.

Neo by the looks of your setup, your rear is sagging a fair bit. Perhaps some bags or if you aren't running one a WDH would help. As for the power, it sucks a lot to turn oversize tires for sure, and those wranglers aren't exactly known for their Torque to begin with (i am assuming pentastar 3.6?)
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Tow my 19H with a 14 Grand Cherokee V8, tows with no problems but sure likes to drink gas!
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