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Old 03-27-2019, 07:43 AM   #57
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It’s a Wrangler. Don’t use it for towing.

According to the specs the frame has been redesigned to handle the payload and towing claims. The wheel base is also longer than the 4 door Wrangler Unlimited.
The vehicle was designed to target mid-size truck territory. It should be able to tow any airstream 25' or shorter. I can't imagine the V-6 doing a very good job but maybe the 8 speed tranny makes it more acceptable. I'm sure its no better or worse of anything else in that catagory.



If I had a smaller trailer I could interested in this vehicle with the diesel engine. I have always been a Jeep fan at heart.
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Old 03-27-2019, 08:57 AM   #58
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According to the specs the frame has been redesigned to handle the payload and towing claims. The wheel base is also longer than the 4 door Wrangler Unlimited.
The vehicle was designed to target mid-size truck territory. It should be able to tow any airstream 25' or shorter. I can't imagine the V-6 doing a very good job but maybe the 8 speed tranny makes it more acceptable. I'm sure its no better or worse of anything else in that catagory.



If I had a smaller trailer I could interested in this vehicle with the diesel engine. I have always been a Jeep fan at heart.
I lost all interest in a jeep after CJ5 went away.
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Old 03-27-2019, 09:36 AM   #59
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It’s a Wrangler. Don’t use it for towing.
It's a Dodge pickup frame with Wrangler-looking coachwork. It's rated tow capacity is 7500 lbs. My '16 Wrangler JKU has a tow capacity of 3500 lbs and it does fine with my landscape trailer and Kubota 26hp tractor, and my sailboat. I don't think there are any current model Airstreams a Wrangler would handle.
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Old 03-27-2019, 09:39 AM   #60
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I lost all interest in a jeep after CJ5 went away.
REAL Jeeps have round headlights.

After my last one, an '81 Scrambler CJ-8, I switched to Toyota Landcruiser FJ's and stayed that route until early in '16. Unfortunately, my FJ Cruiser 6spd manual needed BOTH a tow dolly AND the rear driveshaft dropped to tow behind a motorhome.

I started checking around for a 4WD without a center differential, and the Jeep JKU was the last vehicle standing in it's class. I was prepared to be underwhelmed, but I've gotta say that the JKU is a competent and comfortable vehicle... an excellent towed... AND IT HAS ROUND HEADLIGHTS.
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Old 03-27-2019, 09:48 AM   #61
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According to the Jeep site, Gladiator will have a maximum payload of 1600 lbs. Like all manufacturers, that will likely be a bare bones model. Add any kind of bed cover, a few nice to have options and the as delivered payload is likely going to be 1200 or less. Site specs a 19 gallon fuel tank. While towing that means a gas refill on just about every stop on anything over a 2 hour drive.



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... I don't think there are any current model Airstreams a Wrangler would handle.
You are mistaken. A JKU with a strengthened hitch receiver can tow an Airstream 25' quite comfortably - from East Coast to West Coast, from Canada to the Gulf Coast.
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If this Jeep has a tow max limit of 7400 lbs it will not pull a 25FB Classic. My trailer gross is 8000 lbs
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If this Jeep has a tow max limit of 7400 lbs it will not pull a 25FB Classic. My trailer gross is 8000 lbs
A Classic ways a lot more than an International Serenity which has a GVWR of 7,300 (3311.22 kg). There isn’t presently a production 25’ Classic.
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Hi, My one and only Jeep. 1978 CJ-5, 304 V-8, Manual trans, Manual transfer case, and Manual hubs. They will never make a great Jeep like this again. [Armstrong True Track tires]
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Airstream towing @3:18
https://youtu.be/8Hopt4m-bwA?t=198

I don't doubt the F150 would make a better tow vehicle. But the Gladiator will make for more adventure capabilities.
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