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Old 08-10-2011, 07:05 PM   #1
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Smile Jeep: What can I pull?

Can I safely tow a 19ft AIRSTREAM with a 2006 jeep Laredo v6 3.7 litre full time 4x4 ? We currently have a deposit on a 2008 Safari 17ft. Im thinking when we go to see it and we decide to go bigger do we need to buy a bigger Suv/Truck.
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Old 08-10-2011, 08:13 PM   #2
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Wheel base is usually the hang up in your situation. I'm sure others will chime in soon.
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Old 08-10-2011, 08:18 PM   #3
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The V6 is rated for 3500lbs Gross Trailer Weight.
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Old 08-11-2011, 10:58 AM   #4
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Just don't do what this Jeep owner did-
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Old 08-11-2011, 12:02 PM   #5
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Connection is so important with a vehicle like yours. Hardware like Pro Pride/Hensley gives you a much better tow, safety margin. Pay the bucks. Do it right.
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Old 08-11-2011, 01:07 PM   #6
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Just don't do what this Jeep owner did-

Gasp! he bought something OTHER than an Airstream!?!?!?

well....there ya go.

Just goes to show ya.
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Old 08-12-2011, 12:50 AM   #7
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We are going to buy the 2008 Safari 17ft thanks for the information everybody.
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Thnxs for the update. Good luck with the new bullet.
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We learned from our first AS experience....

63 22' Safari towed by a Jeep Grand Wagoneer V8.....

Even the light Safari maxed the GW's ability...

Good luck...

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In the short time of 20 sec we saw 3 Jeeps towing trailers in the QEW today. One was towing a pop up and the two others were towing 20' ish box type TT's.

Not a common sight in these parts.
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