Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 07-07-2013, 06:37 PM   #21
New Member
 
Currently Looking...
Knoxville , Tennessee
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 1
I'm to the the forum but have a similar question. I have a 2006 Jeep Commander V-8 with factory installed towing package including transmission cooler. It tows our 22'FB Jayco Jayflight with ezlift hitch just fine. But I'm looking at a 2000 30' Airstream Excello with Hensley hitch. Based on my research the Airstream will be at the limit of the Jeep's towing capacity.
First, am I correct about the ability of my Jeep to tow the 2000 Airstream? Should I consider a vehicle with a greater towing capacity?
__________________

rlmurphree is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2013, 06:43 PM   #22
Rivet Master
 
switz's Avatar

 
2014 31' Classic
2015 23' International
2013 25' FB International
Apache Junction , Arizona
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 5,426
Images: 8
I think the safety factor of a larger TV is a better decision than a maginal capability seven year old Jeep.
__________________

__________________
WBCCI Life Member 5123, AIR 70341, 4CU, WD9EMC

TV - 2012 Dodge 2500 4x4 Cummins HO, automatic, Centramatics, Kelderman level ride airbag suspension, bed shell

2014 31' Classic model 30 twin beds, 50 amp service, 900 watt solar system, Centramatics, Dill TPMS, disc brakes, 16" tires & wheels
switz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2013, 09:13 AM   #23
Rivet Master
 
dkottum's Avatar
 
2012 25' Flying Cloud
Battle Lake , Minnesota
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 7,716
Quote:
Originally Posted by rlmurphree View Post
I'm to the the forum but have a similar question. I have a 2006 Jeep Commander V-8 with factory installed towing package including transmission cooler. It tows our 22'FB Jayco Jayflight with ezlift hitch just fine. But I'm looking at a 2000 30' Airstream Excello with Hensley hitch. Based on my research the Airstream will be at the limit of the Jeep's towing capacity.
First, am I correct about the ability of my Jeep to tow the 2000 Airstream? Should I consider a vehicle with a greater towing capacity?
If this Jeep has the 5.7 Hemi engine (we use it), power will be sufficient. The Hensley style hitch (we use it as well) will give great stability. The question is payload and towing capacity, and the actual weight of the trailer loaded for travel.

Most of us don't know all the things needed to set up a good tow vehicle, so we go over the top as unnecessary insurance. This second-generation Airstream dealer in Canada has probably set these up, is a forum member, and can tell you how it will work, and what you need. Call them.

Can-Am RV Centre | Your Towing Experts

doug k
dkottum is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2013, 09:39 AM   #24
Rivet Master
 
Road Ruler's Avatar
 
Currently Looking...
St. Catharines , South Western Ontario
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 2,367
Images: 38
Quote:
Originally Posted by switz View Post
I think the safety factor of a larger TV is a better decision than a maginal capability seven year old Jeep.
Vehicle size may or may not be a factor in TV/towing safety. So many variables come into play with this kind of discussion.
__________________
Airstreams..... The best towing trailers on the planet!
Road Ruler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2013, 12:58 PM   #25
1 Rivet Member
 
2009 25' FB Flying Cloud
Huntsville , Alabama
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 7
Grand Cherokee and 25 FB Airstream

I have a 07 Grand Cherokee 4X4 Overland and 25 FB Airstream. The specs for it is 7400 GVWR and the 25 is also 2400.. so this is as high as I can go both for safety and legally. These are the specs from both Jeep and Airstream. These vehicles and trailer are required to be labeled as to these specs for a reason...They didn't used to be. It is about safety not convenience or tow ability, remember it is the law, and if you have an accident your insurance company, the police and the other guys lawyer knows about these requirements....Check your factory specs on your vehicle and your trailer.
JennandJerry is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2013, 04:45 PM   #26
Rivet Master
 
Denis4x4's Avatar
 
2006 25' Safari FB SE
Currently Looking...
Durango , Colorado
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 1,112
Quote:
Originally Posted by JennandJerry View Post
I have a 07 Grand Cherokee 4X4 Overland and 25 FB Airstream. The specs for it is 7400 GVWR and the 25 is also 2400.. so this is as high as I can go both for safety and legally. These are the specs from both Jeep and Airstream. These vehicles and trailer are required to be labeled as to these specs for a reason...They didn't used to be. It is about safety not convenience or tow ability, remember it is the law, and iif you have an accident your insurance company, the police and the other guys lawyer knows about these requirements....Check your factory specs on your vehicle and your trailer.
Ran my 2013 Grand Cherokee with the HD tow package and hemi across the scales today hooked up to a 2006 Safari FB and weighed 12,140 pounds...well within the Grand Cherokee specifications. I always have a certified weight ticket in the glove box to show ambulance chasing lawyers, my insurance agent and the highway patrol
Denis4x4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2013, 04:52 PM   #27
Rivet Master
 
mstephens's Avatar
 
2013 25' Flying Cloud
Cat City , California
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 854
Quote:
Originally Posted by JennandJerry View Post
remember it is the law, and if you have an accident your insurance company, the police and the other guys lawyer knows about these requirements....
What do you mean?
__________________

mstephens is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by the Airstream, Inc. or any of its affiliates. Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:09 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
×