Just Upgraded my Tow Vehicle
I have used a Jeep Commander (5.7 HEMI) to tow my 28 Safari and have had no issues. The Commander has plenty of power and it's a great vehicle for everyday driving. I will miss taking it on Jeep trails. It was HARD to let her go.
DRUM ROLL PLEASE..........
I could not pass up the opportunity to buy a 2007 Chevy Suburban 2500 4x4 (6.0L V8, 3/4 Ton, 4.10, 9500 lb towing capacity). No surprise here that this is a significant upgrade from the Commander, which there is no need to debate.
With our first child on the way, two dogs, and tendency to bring stuff, the Suburban makes a lot of sense. While the Commander was did a fine job pulling the Safari up and down I-70 (Denver to Breckenridge), it was tight with all of our stuff and being at 90-95% of the Jeep's capacity.
Overall, we are excited about the Suburban and the extra wheelbase, towing capacity, and room to stretch out.
Thanks for reading and I welcome any thoughts and or comments about the 2500 Suburban (I realize there are many threads already on Burbs).