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Old 10-21-2013, 09:42 AM   #29
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Wow

"The GC has more HP and torque than the 2012 Silverado 2500 crew cab 4x4!"

" My Jeep GC is rated at 7500 pounds " WOW !!!!!!!!!!!!

I have a 1997 Jeep GC. It is a beautiful, comfy piece of junk. ( I know....apples and oranges )

I drove from Aspen to Vail on Rte I 70 while it was snowing. Five vehicles had spun out onto the median along the way. Four were Jeep Wranglers. ( I know....apples and oranges ). We suspected, short wheelbase, and four wheel drive induced false security, as the cause of the spin outs.

Still, I don't think that I will ever change my opinion about not wanting to tow with a lighter tow vehicle with a shorter wheel base.
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Old 10-21-2013, 12:03 PM   #30
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"The GC has more HP and torque than the 2012 Silverado 2500 crew cab 4x4!"

" My Jeep GC is rated at 7500 pounds " WOW !!!!!!!!!!!!

I have a 1997 Jeep GC. It is a beautiful, comfy piece of junk. ( I know....apples and oranges )

I drove from Aspen to Vail on Rte I 70 while it was snowing. Five vehicles had spun out onto the median along the way. Four were Jeep Wranglers. ( I know....apples and oranges ). We suspected, short wheelbase, and four wheel drive induced false security, as the cause of the spin outs.

Still, I don't think that I will ever change my opinion about not wanting to tow with a lighter tow vehicle with a shorter wheel base.
What does four Wranglers spun out in the center divider have to do with the towing capacity of a WK2 Grand Cherokee? Perhaps they were rental Jeeps driven by flat landers. For the record, I used a Jeep Wrangler Unlimited (four door) to tow my t@b travel trailer over Wolf Creek Pass in a snow storm and never spun out once.

You were right when you posted, "I know....apples and oranges"
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Old 10-21-2013, 12:58 PM   #31
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My point was about vehicles with short wheel bases.

I wouldn't expect a vehicle that was towing a trailer to spin out. I do think a tow vehicle with a short wheel base, to be more easily affected by a heavier trailer.
Not having a problem towing for 1000 or even more miles, doesn't mean that a tow vehicle with a shorter wheel base is by any means safer than a tow vehicle with a longer wheel base.
About apples and oranges....Towing a T@B trailer is very different from towing a medium sized Airstream.... At least 3000 lbs different.

Also, there is a difference in wheel bases between a four door and a two door Wrangler. I am not bashing Jeeps so much as I am stating a preference for a tow vehicle with a longer wheel base
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There are countless posts here about using Grand Cherokees, VW Toureages, Audi's, M-B suv's and Porsche Cayannes to tow 25' Airstreams. I would agree with you that a 10 or 15 year old short WB SUV might not be the optimum TV. However, we're talking about TV's with sophisticated independent suspension systems, electric power steering, multi-speed transmissions, gobs of HP and torque plus all wheel drive and high performance brakes. Went through a heavy rain storm pulling my hot rod on a flatbed trailer through Leadville and up to Georgetown without missing a beat. To your point, I wouldn't use a full size Bronco to pull my AS across the yard.
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