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Old 04-22-2010, 05:48 AM   #1
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Tow Cherokee XJ owner here ?

Hi everyone,

I have a Jeep Cherokee XJ 4.0 Litre of 2000 and as you have the experience of the heavy trailers, how behaves the Cherokee and do you think that she it tow an old 31'?

I would like buy a 31' empty in order to put inside my creation not heavy as same as an original equipment.

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Old 04-22-2010, 10:43 AM   #2
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not safely.

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Old 04-22-2010, 09:08 PM   #3
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We had a 1988 4L Cherokee (XJ) for 10 years. Great vehicle. Never gave us any problems. We were towing a small 13foot(~4 meters) Fiberglass trailer (Boler) around a 1300 lbs (590Kg) fully loaded with gear. The Jeep handled it well. The straight six cylinders had a lot of low-end torque to get you going. Driving in the hills would be a different matter. We own a 23ft Airstream and we tow it with a Grand Cherokee 4.7 liter V8. Going up hills with the 23 ft makes the engine really work hard. In my opinion, I wouldn't tow a 31 ft Airstream with a 4 Liter Cherokee. If you do decide to tow with the Cherokee you must install a transmission cooler and had weight distribution bars.


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Old 04-22-2010, 11:29 PM   #4
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Thank you for yours answers and it's of what I was afraid, whether it's a too light vehicle and I would not like to sacrifice the reliability of the car because the trailer has a too big weight. For sure, if I really would like a long airstream, I must change my car or think to buy a shorter airstream...
It isn't impossible to buy a shorter now and then a longer with an other tow vehicule.

Thank you again for yours opinions
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