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Old 02-12-2016, 10:19 AM   #29
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Old 02-12-2016, 10:30 PM   #30
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I'm not the Dennis you are asking the question of, but I do tow my 23 FB (measured on CAT scale at 5,500 lbs. loaded) with my 2014 6 cylinder (3 L) GC EcoDiesel. I have over 15,000 great miles including a 13,700 mile round trip from Seattle - St John's Newfoundland. This combination includes the factory tow package, Tekonsha P3 brake controller, and an Equalizer hitch. Absolutely steady at 65 mph with semi trucks passing either direction, up and down mountain passes and in all weather conditions. We appreciate the ability to unhitch and explore back roads.
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Old 02-13-2016, 05:22 PM   #31
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Old 02-13-2016, 07:42 PM   #32
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Same stuff as WestieHouse except I use an Eaz-Lift hitch with 2 sway bars. Broke the Hensley. JimClick image for larger version

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Old 02-15-2016, 07:13 PM   #33
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Jim, are the sway bars the same for both sides or is there a drivers side and a curb side?
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Old 02-16-2016, 02:16 PM   #34
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In my case, The bars are the same for both sides. One is mounted right side up and the other upside down. This only impacts the ability to read the brand name. Jim


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Old 02-16-2016, 02:20 PM   #35
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I have that exact same setup. I have a second sway bar I'm going to add this weekend.
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Old 04-16-2016, 04:24 PM   #37
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Jim,
I too am towing w/the JGC ecodiesel using the eaz lift hitch towing a AS 25' FC but using the standard shank which appears to be 1/2 to 5/8 too high. Did your towing improve with the lower shank?

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Old 04-16-2016, 06:43 PM   #38
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Yes it improved the handling but only slightly. The main benefit is that the Airstream is now level so I assume all the running gear will wear evenly. I just today returned from a 6,000 K round trip to Florida. Every thing worked perfectly. The latch for the hot water heater cover fell off so I stopped at Jackson Centre on the way by and bought a new one for $2.76. Jim


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We are pulling our 23ft AS (GVW fully loaded 6,000lbs.) with a 2014 Jeep GC diesel. Great combination. Get about 17-19 mpg with trailer in tow, 29-31 without. Currently have about 28K miles on cherokee. Ours, of course, has the trailer towing pkg with oversized battery, etc specifically designed for towing.
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Jim,
Thanks for your reply. I was hoping you would say it made a big difference. My eaz lift came with the trailer and I've towed with it about 2,000 miles. I've got the ball tilted @ 6 deg and the chains on the third link now. I'm trying to decide weather to keep it and get the lower shank or get a different hitch probably Reese dc.
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You have two separate issues. A trip to the scales will tell you how you are doing with the weight transfer ie angle and links. But having the Airstream level is pretty important and that can only be corrected with the correct length of the drop on the shank. Remember that your Jeep will maintain its attitude regardless of the loading due to the self adjusting air suspension. The next issue to tackle will be sway. I am not impressed with the groaning sway bars. Jim
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I used a Reese Dual Cam while towing my previous 25ft Safari with my previous Mercedes based Jeep Diesel and was very pleased with its performance. The Reese is still being used with my son's Jeep and 20ft GT. It is simple and easy to hook up. If I had not given it to him, I would happily use it with my current combination. Jim
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