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Old 02-03-2019, 02:50 PM   #43
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ANY late model F-150 will tow a 22 - 25 ft AS. If revs are your issue just get a properly equipped 6.7 Ford or Cummings diesel and you can pull up and descend at about 1800 to 2500 rpm pulling your trailer and 4 more attached behind it. DONT decide on advertised sales brochures. DO download the manufacturer's Towing Guide and check vehicle equipment options (engine, body style, rear axle ratios etc), vs your towing requirements. Towing capabilities, carrying capacity, combined weight ratings etc vary widely among vehicles within the same family of vehicles, ie F150, 1500, Cherokee, yada yada yada. Happy and safe hauling to ya!
You can't rely on the specs for "payload" (carrying capcity)...ask anyone of us who have gone that route, only to find out the model we ordered was way under spec due to options...you will not know the payload till you read the door jam...unfortunate, but true.
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Old 02-06-2019, 11:31 AM   #44
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Before spending big bucks on a new TV. Rent one and tow your AS. Torque is everything and I just don't see the Jeep offering this. Consider a used Porsche Cayenne V8. Cheaper than a new jeep and much better car and power
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Old 02-07-2019, 09:04 AM   #45
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You can't rely on the specs for "payload" (carrying capcity)...ask anyone of us who have gone that route, only to find out the model we ordered was way under spec due to options...you will not know the payload till you read the door jam...unfortunate, but true.
Correct about door tag, however if buyer goes to the trouble to use the towing guide and upfitters info correctly it will take into account the installed options weight. They are individually published by the manufacturers. At most buyer may be off +/-100 lbs (about a kid's or big dog's weight and a wise buyer would not depend on that small of a cushion) if done properly. If buyer doesnt know the weight of the intended vehicle before purchase its simply the buyers fault. Last resort the buyer can drive the thing across a CAT scale on a test drive if reading and math is the buyers limiting problem. Lots of reasons are sometimes stated for not knowing weught but not really any excuses. It is buyers responsibility to know what is being purchased & how it is to be used...the dog seldom really eats the homework any saving a buck now often costs a doller later. Happy hauling
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Old 02-07-2019, 10:54 AM   #46
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Correct about door tag, however if buyer goes to the trouble to use the towing guide and upfitters info correctly it will take into account the installed options weight. They are individually published by the manufacturers. At most buyer may be off +/-100 lbs (about a kid's or big dog's weight and a wise buyer would not depend on that small of a cushion) if done properly. If buyer doesnt know the weight of the intended vehicle before purchase its simply the buyers fault. Last resort the buyer can drive the thing across a CAT scale on a test drive if reading and math is the buyers limiting problem. Lots of reasons are sometimes stated for not knowing weught but not really any excuses. It is buyers responsibility to know what is being purchased & how it is to be used...the dog seldom really eats the homework any saving a buck now often costs a doller later. Happy hauling
So true...problem is, this is a learning process for most of us...I thought the only important items were vehicle tow rating and of course the Echoboost power; no one told me about payload when I purchased my Platinum F150 Echoboost...my payload was only 1039lbs. Had I known to look at this, I would likely have gone back to the "loaded up" Lariat I was originally looking at..I was always overloaded the first 3 years I owned the Platinum...kayaks, bbq grill, 25' tongue weight, dog, etc...The truck performed fine, and the Echoboost 6cyl never had a problem in the Rockies...think that may be one of the power problems with the OP's choice...the V8 is not as strong as the EB especially when pulling in the Rockies.
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Old 02-07-2019, 11:01 AM   #47
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So true...problem is, this is a learning process for most of us...I thought the only important items were vehicle tow rating and of course the Echoboost power; no one told me about payload when I purchased my Platinum F150 Echoboost...my payload was only 1039lbs. Had I known to look at this, I would likely have gone back to the "loaded up" Lariat I was originally looking at..I was always overloaded the first 3 years I owned the Platinum...kayaks, bbq grill, 25' tongue weight, dog, etc...The truck performed fine, and the Echoboost 6cyl never had a problem in the Rockies...think that may be one of the power problems with the OP's choice...the V8 is not as strong as the EB especially when pulling in the Rockies.
Most likely the extra payload would cause accelerated wear of components not loss of control. Judging by the overloaded half tons I see every day this is probably the case.
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Agreed.

While I really enjoy towing with a car, the Gladiator appeals to me. (I liked the last Jeep pickups too.) So I had a look at the specifications. The 3.6 Pentastar is a known quantity - 260 lbs ft at 4400 rpm. The best tow rating comes with the Sport package, 4.1:1 final drive, and the 8 speed automatic. I expect that this is the 8HP70 unit.
Most likely the FCA version of the 8HP50 (500 N-M torque limit), a Chrysler 850RE built under license.

I agree it would do a fine job of towing.
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Old 02-08-2019, 06:18 AM   #49
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Most likely the FCA version of the 8HP50 (500 N-M torque limit), a Chrysler 850RE built under license.



I agree it would do a fine job of towing.


Thank you. I learned something new today. 500 newton metres is about 350 lbs ft. It makes sense that this unit would be used with the V6.
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Slowmover's personal tow vehicle of choice is a Dodge 2500(3/4 ton) manual transmission diesel pickup as shown in his public profile.Lol
A business vehicle. My first TWENTY years were with using cars.

And the day any of you have a one-ton hitched to a 25’ that can outperform my Dodge while hitched to my 35’ is a day that’ll never arrive. Unlike you I knew what mattered before I bought it. Solo, and towing. The day I no longer need it, a car will be used again. As a truck is nothing but more work with less stability.

I carry 1,200-lbs constantly. And am above GVWR once hitched. But still below what matters re axle/tire/wheel limits.

What’s your every-day-no-exception loading? Those items which by their nature cannot be carried in the TT or vehicle passenger compartment.
A pickup is needed or it isn’t. Daily. THAT is the test.

Towing an Airstream ISN’T a determinant.

In the future, try not to prove the uncommon nature of common sense. This is maybe 8th grade physics.

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I have been considering the Gladiator myself but I think you might be pushing the limits of the Jeep with any sizable Airstream. Also consider fuel economy and fuel tank size.
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Old 02-18-2019, 09:36 AM   #52
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A business vehicle. My first TWENTY years were with using cars.

And the day any of you have a one-ton hitched to a 25í that can outperform my Dodge while hitched to my 35í is a day thatíll never arrive. Unlike you I knew what mattered before I bought it. Solo, and towing. The day I no longer need it, a car will be used again. As a truck is nothing but more work with less stability.

I carry 1,200-lbs constantly. And am above GVWR once hitched. But still below what matters re axle/tire/wheel limits.

Whatís your every-day-no-exception loading? Those items which by their nature cannot be carried in the TT or vehicle passenger compartment.
A pickup is needed or it isnít. Daily. THAT is the test.

Towing an Airstream ISNíT a determinant.

In the future, try not to prove the uncommon nature of common sense. This is maybe 8th grade physics.

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Well, trouble seems to be most of us have made it past 8th grade, Slowmover...still it's difficult to understand the gibberish you write in such a condescending way...not sure if you intend this or it's just your way of sharing your experience...as many of us have experienced, today's newer trucks have excellent technology for safely towing TT's, over the older vehicles. Sad that some folks never understand this or refuse to... Either way, try to drive safe and be aware of your limits!
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The new Jeep Gladiator is a cool vehicle, but not sure I would use it to pull a large AS trailer....instead I would rather use my Airstream to pull the Gladiator!!
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It’s a Wrangler. Don’t use it for towing.
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