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Old 10-03-2017, 07:06 AM   #15
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Have been happy towing our 25 foot fc 2 seasons with the 2012 jeep grand cherokee hemi v8 . Would like to point out that we have scaled the rig several times and never over loaded the axle weights . Also never loaded the trailer even close to the gross (maximun) Weight of 7200 lbs. mostly in the low 6000 range . And nothing heavy in the jeep . So as in anything decide based on how much stuff you want to bring with you .for us the brakes, motor ,and suspension are not over stressed .if we had more toys Or wanted to stay out more than a week at a time i moght want to up size .
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Old 10-03-2017, 07:37 AM   #16
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Andy,

That ZF transmission is fantastic isn't it? Regarding the fluid change, I will check with the dealer on my next oil change.

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Hi Bill. We do ours every 35 - 50,000 miles depending on what kind of use the vehicle gets. I would think changing it at 71,000 would be a good idea.

Your 8 speed is a ZF transmission. I had one in my last Jaguar which I did at 60,000 miles and it was due when we took the pan off. I did a lot more towing than your Durango.
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Old 10-03-2017, 07:43 PM   #17
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Thanks for the opinions. Spoke with the local towing supply store today, and Iím still torn between getting a flying cloud 23cd or a 22 sport.



The 23cb is actually much bigger because itís wider, has much more fresh water capacity and my favorite floor plan. Cons, it is close to my v8 grand cherokee towing limits.



The 22 Sport is decent in size and should be easily towed and 20k cheaper. Cons: the single axel scares me (if one of the two wheels fail, Iím possibly dead)


The Grand Cherokie will have no problem towing the 23í. Our customer who tows more miles each year than any other uses Grand Cherokie Diesels. He has a 30í.
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Donít worry about getting a flat on a single axle. I have had many. You barely feel it.
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