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Old 03-27-2012, 04:50 AM   #1
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x17x owners, what do you tow with?

Just picked up our x17z a few days ago.

We tow witha 2011 Dodge Grand Caravan, 3.6L V6, Round bar WD hitch and an P2 Break Controller.

So far, only a 30 minute run from the dealer to home but think I might be a little under powered. Not so much weight wise.. but wind loading.

Thinking also my WD hitch is not adjusted correctly as the trailer has a nose up stance. Thinking this is causing more wind loading both from the top as well as the bottom.

Thoughts?
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Old 03-27-2012, 05:47 PM   #2
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I tow my 17x with a 2004 Ford Explorer with the 4.6 V8 and factory tow package. Rated to tow 7300 pounds.
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Old 03-27-2012, 07:12 PM   #3
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We have a 17C and tow with a Ranger 4L. super cab 4x4. Rated 5500lbs. I get good mileage and we go north from SW Ontario for a month or so every summer. About 900 or so miles one way. The truck doesn't struggle at all but I wouldn't want to pull anything larger.
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Old 03-29-2012, 06:42 PM   #4
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we pull ours with a 1/2 ton 04' chev silverado. Have only pulled it home from the dealer so far but hubby said it pulled fine.
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Old 03-29-2012, 11:49 PM   #5
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I tow my 17C with a Jeep Liberty.
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Old 03-30-2012, 06:40 AM   #6
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This ought to be good...
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Tow with GM Uplander 3.9l, sway and leveling, seems OK, but wish I had a bit more power.
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Just picked up our x17z a few days ago.

We tow witha 2011 Dodge Grand Caravan, 3.6L V6, Round bar WD hitch and an P2 Break Controller.

So far, only a 30 minute run from the dealer to home but think I might be a little under powered. Not so much weight wise.. but wind loading.

Thinking also my WD hitch is not adjusted correctly as the trailer has a nose up stance. Thinking this is causing more wind loading both from the top as well as the bottom.

Thoughts?
You may want to post this in the tow forum

https://www.jaycoowners.com/forumdisplay.php?f=37
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Good idea, Snake. Done!
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