Hello to all,
Just finished up taking a small trip with my 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee with the new V6 motor and was quite pleased with the performance of the rig. I was towing my 2009 Flying Cloud Bambi. Installed the brake controller in the Jeep that I had used in my 2009 Dodge Ram 1500
and also used the Reese WD setup. Compared to the truck, you do know the trailer is back there, but this Jeep rig towed down the highway with good vigor. Mileage on the 250 mile trip with 60 miles of town driving (without the trailer) was in the high 14s. Pulling into traffic, you did need to mash the accelerator, but it would get up to speed in a very reasonable amount of time. Handling in traffic was also good. What was interesting was the Jeep has the new air suspension system (QuadraLift) and I did not need to raise or lower the Reese hitch setup as the Jeep's rear levels out the two units. Later, I learned that the towing setup on even the regular units does this also as part of the package. Maximum tow capacity on the V6 is 5,000 lbs and my AS is 4,500 fully loaded. In fairness, I had no fresh water on board or either the black or grey water tanks were full. IMHO, Jeep got this new buggy right and I would certainly recommend that anyone looking for a TV give them a try. The Hemi or V8 engine is supposed to be able to pull in the 6,200 plus range.
One other thing, used the McKesh mirrors on this and was very pleased with their visibility.