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Old 12-01-2013, 08:26 AM   #1
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Picking up Jeep Commander this weekend

I am picking up a 2009 5.7l Hemi Jeep Commander this weekend and will be using it as my primary tow vehicle for my '79 23' Safari. I've been using a Dodge Ram 1500 with the same Hemi engine for the past year, and although it has plenty of power, I have never been happy with the "feel" of the tow. I really think that maybe it sits too high.

Curious to hear others' ACTUAL experience with this setup.
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Old 12-01-2013, 10:59 AM   #2
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With the proper hitch set up you should have no problem.
Interesting that you posted this thread. My wife and I drove by a lot yesterday that had the same vehicle and commented how nice it would for the Airstream. We had an 88 Cherokee Ltd 4L that has a similar look. We loved that Jeep. We literally wore it out (500,000km).
We currently have a 2000 Grand Cherrokee Ltd 4.7L and use it to tow our 23ft. We've been through the Canadian Rockies with no problems..
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I've been using a Dodge Ram 1500 with the same Hemi engine for the past year, and although it has plenty of power, I have never been happy with the "feel" of the tow. I really think that maybe it sits too high.
Not surprised to hear you say that. I have driven many pick ups and feel the same way. It just doesn't feel right siting that high in the saddle. We towed with a Mini Van for many years and it felt fine as it was somewhere between the height of a car and that of a truck.

Our car on the other hand sits low and has a very secure feel solo or with trailer in tow.
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