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Old 09-11-2010, 08:48 PM   #1
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Towing Question

I need to know if a 2006 Jeep Commander V8 with a towing limit of 6500 lbs can pull an Argosy 30' with a dry weight of 4380 lbs and max of 6400 lbs? Will this be to close to the towing limits? I have pulled a lot of trailers of varying sizes and lengths while in the army but for the first time I have to look at the load limits and handling capabilities for myself.

Any input will be greatly appreciated.

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Old 09-11-2010, 08:57 PM   #2
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welcome bd'

possible? yes

sensible? no

can you? yes

would i ? no
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take a bit of time and look over the 1000s of questions about "rig combinations"

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my answers would still be as above but the extra info might help others reply.

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Old 09-11-2010, 09:36 PM   #3
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The answer to your question, somewhat depends on other things.

Such as, what is the rear end ratio?

Will you install a transmission oil cooler?

Both of those make a huge difference of what you can and cannot do, with any vehicle that will be considered for a tow vehicle.

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Like 2airishhuman said "possible Yes" You would need a really good equalizing hitch and sway control and some exceptional brakes. It would take a lot to set it up but it is doable. Now would most of us here do it. NOPE. Iv'e seen a few older Grand Cherokees on their sides because the trail was to long, But they were SOB's not AS.

IF possible I would look into something a little bigger.
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Thanks for the help. This has really helped me make up mind on what to get for a TV.

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