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Old 03-06-2015, 09:06 AM   #11
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The jeep is too short a wheelbase.. you would probably have sway problems with it..
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Old 03-09-2015, 04:08 PM   #12
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im guessing you mean grand cherokee ans the regular cherokee cant have that high of a rating. my friend has the eco diesel grand and its great, good mileage all around. he hasent towed his bumper pull camper with it yet but has pulled a 3 sled enclosed trailer a thousand miles or so and it did that great.
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Old 03-10-2015, 07:02 AM   #13
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I'm going to go out on a limb and say the TT being towed should be proportional to the TV being used to tow it. A smaller hybrid is going to work fine behind a small to midsize TV; get into the larger so called "hybrid" TT's, and the TV is going to feel less stable when pulling it at highway speeds I'd think.

I noticed a large difference between my Ford Ranger and full size Ford F150 when pulling my Jayco SLX16XRB; and this is a small hybrid.
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Old 03-10-2015, 05:34 PM   #14
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Two years ago we used a Jeep Grand Cherokee with a small V8 and towed a 21 ft Trail Lite to Alaska. 8,500 miles N.W.WI. and back. Used an Andersen hitch. The most difficult stretch was Glacier park in Canada. We really had to work at it there, tranny started to get warm and slip. After the first few days in the trip of trying to keep up with traffic I settled in on 55 to 60 max mph.
Lots of zooming down and up rolling hills. Didn't hardly pass anybody in five and a half weeks. 6 to 12 mpg depending on the wind (a big factor) and hills. We now have a 2011 X23B with a weight distribution hitch and are planning on going back to AK.
But with a bigger tv with a bigger V8. A half ton or three quarter ton tv with a bigger V8 is on the menu.The Jeep we used would be ok for just tooling around flatlands with a small camper.

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Old 03-15-2015, 08:26 AM   #15
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my grand cherokee pulls my 16xrb great, but its the 5.9L one with some help. I also sometimes use my wrangler which gets the job done but struggles with power, weight/size wise its fine it just has no power
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In the Grand Cherokee line, look at the diesel options. I'm told they pull much better and get much better milage. When poking about for a Jeep for our 2008 17c, Gross 3,500, the Cherokee #'s came in too low so I looked at the Grand Cherokee.
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Just purchased a brand new Jeep Grand Cherokee, V6. (No groaning from some of you!) Haven't had a chance to tow the 16xrb yet, but the Jeep drives like a dream (6200lb towing capacity). Jeep has sway control feature but I will also be using my Equalizer E2 WDH. I am sure you know that the tow package on the Jeep does not include the brake controller. I installed that myself with a pre-made adapter - plug and play, awesome!
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