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Old 06-11-2016, 07:55 AM   #57
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Considering a 2015 Diesel Grand Cherokee TV for 19' International Serenity.

Tired of driving a truck.



Anyone out there pulling with a grand Cherokee?

How would it handle a 4500# trailer?



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Carmel,
Several of us are doing just that. 2014 GC Overland Diesel and FC23FB. Search my posts for more details.

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Old 06-11-2016, 08:53 AM   #58
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Interesting thread ...

We had a gas GC Overland and loved it in spite of how thirsty it was - and it's enough to tow our 27'.

But we need something more truckish so we're leaning towards the new GMC/Chevy diesel - costs a little less, tows a little more, rides similarly.

Carry on ...
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Old 06-11-2016, 09:44 PM   #59
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This thread has been extremely helpful in selecting a TV. I traded in my Audi A5 today for a '16 JGC Limited Anniversary Edition. They're adding the tow package for me to pull my '76 Argosy 22'. It's a lovely ride and I'm confident with my choice. Now on to selecting tow accessories and we're ready to hit the road!
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Old 06-12-2016, 06:44 AM   #60
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Pretty sure that you will be real happy wth the GC performance, not only towing, but also around town. JimClick image for larger version

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Old 06-12-2016, 07:06 AM   #61
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This thread has been extremely helpful in selecting a TV. I traded in my Audi A5 today for a '16 JGC Limited Anniversary Edition. They're adding the tow package for me to pull my '76 Argosy 22'. It's a lovely ride and I'm confident with my choice. Now on to selecting tow accessories and we're ready to hit the road!
You need a full size spare tire as well. The trailer towing package also has extra cooling. There should be a wire pig tail in a bag in the glove box to hook up your brake controller too.
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Old 06-12-2016, 07:10 AM   #62
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This thread has been extremely helpful in selecting a TV. I traded in my Audi A5 today for a '16 JGC Limited Anniversary Edition. They're adding the tow package for me to pull my '76 Argosy 22'. It's a lovely ride and I'm confident with my choice. Now on to selecting tow accessories and we're ready to hit the road!
Which engine? You are limited to 5,000 lbs tow capacity with the 3.6L V6. Also, having the dealer install the "tow package" as an option is not the same as getting the factory Trailer Tow Package VI option. At the least you won't get the rear load leveling suspension, and there may be other things you don't get as well. Also, I believe you won't get the trailer brake controller wiring harness under the dash, which means someone (the dealer, l hope) will have to splice wiring under your dash.

You should strongly consider buying a vehicle that came from the factory with the trailer tow package.

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Old 07-20-2016, 02:29 PM   #63
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Anybody set up a hensley with the air suspension ? We are thinking about going up to a 25 (20 now) and am interested in the hensley as a posible upgrade from the equil i zer . Its working fine , but if im buying new bars etc , i could be talked in to it .tighter turning radius could be good ,not sure if weight transfer or ride would inprove? I know it has got to be quieter ha!
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Old 07-20-2016, 04:05 PM   #64
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Anybody set up a hensley with the air suspension ?
Yes and it is easily done. The self-leveling can be turned off so that the effects of the weight transfer are readily seen. How to turn it off varies with the year of the Jeep, but is the same as disabling the self-leveling for changing a tire.

Any weighing you would want to do at truck scales doesn't require turning off the self-leveling.

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Old 07-20-2016, 06:55 PM   #65
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I've been towing a 3.5 Ton dump trailer for years without WD and a 1992 25' Excella Classic with WD, the Jeep pulls both with ease. Brakes very well, doesn't overheat on hills and is very comfortable to drive in any weather. I might think twice if I moved up in size but the 25 is no problem.
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Old 07-20-2016, 07:07 PM   #66
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Anybody set up a hensley with the air suspension ? We are thinking about going up to a 25 (20 now) and am interested in the hensley as a posible upgrade from the equil i zer . Its working fine , but if im buying new bars etc , i could be talked in to it .tighter turning radius could be good ,not sure if weight transfer or ride would inprove? I know it has got to be quieter ha!
Yes on my 2011 JGC the system can be temporally disabled. It automatically reactivates at 15 miles an hour. I have no idea how that would effect the set up of the hensley.
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[QUOTE=AirJackson;1778137]I just started towing my 23' with a Jeep GC diesel. Power is great and braking seems adequate. The only problem I have experienced is when traveling down a long'ish grade then into a curve. Twice on the way down to Florida and three times on the way back (from Ohio) we experienced significant swaying. Think "white knuckles on the steering wheel". It was enough that I will be trading this Jeep soon for a pickup like a Tundra (smallest) or Denali diesel as we are planning an extended trip out west late this summer. Live and learn.[/
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Sway would be you hitch setup and tounge weight balance. You will get sway with any vehicle if you hitch is not set up properly. A Grand Cherokee is more than capable of pulling a 23' Airstream unless you over weigh the trailer.
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Old 08-01-2017, 05:38 AM   #69
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I just started towing my 23' with a Jeep GC diesel. Power is great and braking seems adequate. The only problem I have experienced is when traveling down a long'ish grade then into a curve. Twice on the way down to Florida and three times on the way back (from Ohio) we experienced significant swaying. Think "white knuckles on the steering wheel". It was enough that I will be trading this Jeep soon for a pickup like a Tundra (smallest) or Denali diesel as we are planning an extended trip out west late this summer. Live and learn.[/


I would never butt in to someones choice, however i would like to say I've had good luck with my grand Cherokee ,pulling both my old 20 foot and my new 25 . Perhaps have someone look at your setup? I am no expert but between reading setup threads here ,watching youtube ,and talking to streamers at rallies ,i have fine-tuned my setup. I have it to where it feels really planted .Might save you some money if you can get yours tweaked to where it tows better ? And on the reverse of that suggestion ,a second opinion might help you validate your decision to change . Most important is that you feel you have a safe rig ,and can enjoy the ride .good luck
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Terryg post 50. Good post. I have some info. Here is a link for a better price on the filterpan. Half the price.

https://www.moparpartsstore.com/ram/...name=trans-pan

You can also get trans fluid that meets proper spec for warranty for less than half the price than the trans fluid that Mopar slapped its name on. Amsoil has some. B&N in Ohio will also blend some to spec for you & put the spec on the jug. Many also use Valvoline max life a full synthetic. Last I picked some up on sale $22 a gallon in the Red jug. It only takes 6 quarts for a pan drop. A good transfer pump makes it quicker easier & cleaner. Follow the instructions. For temps I used the in dash digital trans temp.

I change it every 100k and have 340,000 miles on my ED Ram transporting AS & other TTs from the Mfgs to dealerships. No problems with this transmission.

The heat thing if the Jeep works like the Ram just keep the sustained climb rpms below 3k & let it drop to the gear & speed it needs to (likely no less than 50) and you should never have a heat derate where the computer pulls fuel.

AirJackson as others have alluded to get a properly sized WDH with built in sway control take her to a CAT scale get trailer & truck measured level with the most equal axle weight distribution and you will have a safe stable combination. Size of the TV certainly isn't irrelevant but it should be secondary to proper set up and not used as a cover up. (As many do)
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