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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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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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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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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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