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Old 06-10-2014, 03:10 PM   #15
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The new Jeep diesel is an awesome tow vehicle and is substantially less money than the beautiful Mercedes or any of the other superbly engineered German SUVs. The downside of the Jeep compared to the Mercedes or any of the others is the lack of experience at the dealership with diesels. Attachment 213988
The new Jeep is better than the Mercedes based 2007 / 08 Jeep and that Jeep was better than previousJeeps. Jim
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Almost any good sized mini-suv. Rear wheel drive is preferable since you are hauling a bit over two tons. Trailblazer comes to mind, Explorer, Tahoe, Silverado 1500...possibly Jeep Grand Cherokee...anything along these lines would be great IMHO.
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The Jeep GC Diesel has a potential overheating issue. I experienced this first hand towing my 25' up an extended grade in 30F ambient. Others have reported similar results. The GC was my first choice but moved on to the ML350 after the GC test drive. There is no way I would even run a remote risk of my TV overheating. Been there done that. The ML350 temp gauge never moves more than half the width of the hash mark. The peace of mind is worth every extra dollar, to me anyways.


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The new Jeep diesel is an awesome tow vehicle and is substantially less money than the beautiful Mercedes or any of the other superbly engineered German SUVs. The downside of the Jeep compared to the Mercedes or any of the others is the lack of experience at the dealership with diesels. Attachment 213988
The new Jeep is better than the Mercedes based 2007 / 08 Jeep and that Jeep was better than previousJeeps. Jim
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Old 06-10-2014, 07:05 PM   #19
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Check out this video from Can Am RV that shows you can safely tow a Bambi with a very wide range of vehicles and also consider that most of the driving will most likely be non-towing. Jim
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