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Old 10-01-2014, 06:11 PM   #11
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I agree, for that money, you could get a NICE truck. No weight police here either...

I can't really say anything anyway, I'm at my max. I also had my truck first, and ended up buying the trailer my DW fell in love with knowing full well it was going to be close. Now plans are to get a bigger truck in a couple years. My truck can do it, but my situation could be better, and with a kid on the way, I just want to go and not worry about the weight.

My advice? Over truck yourself up front, (get as much extra capacity as your situation will permit within reason) and you'll be much happier at the end of the day. When I bought my truck, I never imagined us getting a trailer this big, but things happen...
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Old 10-01-2014, 07:47 PM   #12
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If its a Diesel you want, check out the new Ram 1500.
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Old 10-01-2014, 07:57 PM   #13
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If its a Diesel you want, check out the new Ram 1500.
a Laramie 2500 cummins is the same price as a grand Cherokee.
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Old 10-01-2014, 08:58 PM   #14
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before option weight is 4200.

it will be sitting on the dealers lot weighing at least 4590-4650.

add 600-900 lbs of personal items,tools,camping necessities and the weight ready to camp will be 5200-5500lbs.

in order to avoid a dangerous sway condition you will need a TW of 13 percent. 5500x13 %= 715lbs plus 100 lbs for the hitch.

that is a lot of trailer
Total agreement. I have a 23 MBH. Loaded, with no water in tanks, it's at 5600. I wouldn't go with eithef of your choices.
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Old 10-01-2014, 09:05 PM   #15
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My wife is on her 2nd Grand Cherokee. We really like it for travelling with 2 children but I would never want to pull a TT with it. It just doesn't do anything to spark the confidence. Have you thought about the Dodge Durango? I don't know the specs but I've been told they have a higher towing capacity than the GC and they are nearly the same vehicle.
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Old 10-01-2014, 09:30 PM   #16
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Thanks for the invaluable advices. Buying a truck is not an option. Our family with 2 kids would like to enjoy the camping trips. I think squeezing kids in a truck for 1000 miles might change their view on camping. I also want to use the SUV on daily basis for driving to work. We will eventually buy either GC or Touareg or another the same size SUV. But truck, no thanks
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Old 10-01-2014, 10:22 PM   #17
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Thanks for the invaluable advices. Buying a truck is not an option. Our family with 2 kids would like to enjoy the camping trips. I think squeezing kids in a truck for 1000 miles might change their view on camping. I also want to use the SUV on daily basis for driving to work. We will eventually buy either GC or Touareg or another the same size SUV. But truck, no thanks

In that case, my recommendation would be to find a smaller, lighter trailer. The hybrid trailers they have out now are VERY nice, and they have many of the advantages of both hard sided trailers and pop ups.

We came pretty close to buying one to pull behind my Sierra, would've handled any of them like a champ. But like I said earlier, things happen... You know what they say about a happy wife.
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Old 10-01-2014, 10:51 PM   #18
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Total agreement. I have a 23 MBH. Loaded, with no water in tanks, it's at 5600. I wouldn't go with eithef of your choices.
Please note that we are planning to buy 23MB not 23MBH

Specs for 23MBH
WeightsUnloaded Vehicle Weight (lbs)5,045
Dry Hitch Weight (lbs)590

Specs for 23 MB
WeightsUnloaded Vehicle Weight (lbs)4,200
Dry Hitch Weight (lbs)425
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My wife is on her 2nd Grand Cherokee. We really like it for travelling with 2 children but I would never want to pull a TT with it. It just doesn't do anything to spark the confidence. Have you thought about the Dodge Durango? I don't know the specs but I've been told they have a higher towing capacity than the GC and they are nearly the same vehicle.
Please see the link below

http://www.clubtouareg.com/forums/f6...ler-93409.html
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Old 10-02-2014, 04:59 AM   #20
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Our family with 2 kids would like to enjoy the camping trips. I think squeezing kids in a truck for 1000 miles might change their view on camping.
I understand you don't want a truck but any crew cab truck today will have more leg room and shoulder room than a GC or tourag ever had.

it isn't even close.

I think squeezing 2 kids in a Mid size Suv for 1000 miles might change their view.

As has been said above if you are determined to purchase a mid size Suv then I would choose a different trailer.

The numbers don't lie. A 23MB will weigh over 700 on the tongue. it is up
to you whether you believe them.

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