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Old 07-23-2003, 02:56 PM   #15
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Hey Eric,
Thanks for your support. What worries me is the Jeep as an curb wt of only 4550! and its maxgvwr is 5500. I fear being the "dog that is wagged by its tail" One of the previous posts got my attention, if you can go to the link on the post.
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Old 07-23-2003, 03:18 PM   #16
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Even with our 19' GlobeTrotter which weighs under 3500 lbs loaded

We towed with our Jeep (not Grand) Cherokee...I wouldn't advise it, especially if you plan on any mountain travel. On paper everything was supposed to work (towing to 5000 lbs) reality, it was a different story. Here's a link to a previous discussion about towing with a Grand Cherokee and our regular Cherokee....bottomline, we now have a Yukon!


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Old 07-23-2003, 04:01 PM   #17
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You know, I didn't know that was the GVWR of the Jeep. You know though, my max GVWR of the Caprice is 5380. I tow a trailer weight of about 4600lbs. That is only a difference of 4 passengers between the weight of the 19' gross Bambi and my '96 Caprice. Yet the car has a lower center of gravity, etc. When I tow, it's almost like it's one piece of steel. Very stable, very agile, very poor gas mileage!

It has zero issues at all towing. Braking, I could stop on a dime and get a nickles change. As far as emergancy manuvers, had a few in about 1200 miles of towing, especially in the larger cities. Cut off, etc. The car did as any car could with a good skill set behind the wheel.

Heck before the high power big frame pickup trucks, Airstreams used to be towed by regular sedans (of course they weighed a bit less perhaps).

At any rate, I for one always err on the side of saftey and you gotta go with your gut. My .02 simply say that you do not need a truck or a high power diesel to tow a 22' trailer, larger than 22', you bet!

As I said earlier, the wheel base of the GC does concern me a bit, but a 19', no problem. 22' I feel passable as long as you get the gear. Over 22', get another tow vehicle.

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Old 02-19-2004, 06:47 AM   #18
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Thumbs up Thanks all!!!

Well the answer is.....
After reading all the advice on our forum and asking members I have ordered the 2500 Suburban. As a Jeep owner it was hard to learn that a Jeep even with a V-8 and the tow pkg is "ok" to tow, but after looking at all the facts (mostly from this forum) I have a much better understaning of towing. The burb is 12 weeks away and our A/S is about 6-7 months away. Would rather have the tow vehicle first!!!
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Old 02-19-2004, 08:40 PM   #19
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That will give you plenty of time to break in your Burb so it will be ready to tow. I think you will have a much more pleasureable experience. Have fun.

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Old 02-19-2004, 09:47 PM   #20
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I have a 2500 Suburban and tow a 29Ft. Sovereign. Its a great combination. The long wheel base of the Suburban makes a huge difference. I think you will love the Suburban.

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