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Old 01-27-2013, 09:26 AM   #1
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Question Towing with a 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Hey guys, we have a 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee (4x4) and I'm just wondering if you know offhand what the maximum size of AS it could handle? Does anyone have this same TV and have experience with how it handles? We are currently looking for an AS...and haven't really got serious about what make or model we want. I'm envisioning something vintage, maybe between 17' and 19'.
It currently does not have a hitch, so of course, we have to address that. I bought the Jeep from my sister...and she had told us that she had previously wanted to have it outfitted with a hitch but had been told it couldn't handle much weight so she never did it. Looking at the door panel, the GVWR is 5400.
I don't really know where to begin? Is this something we would address at the dealer? Totally clueless here. Many thanks!
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Old 01-27-2013, 10:51 AM   #2
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Our 2000 J G Cherokee 4.7 liter V8 (same engine in the 2006) pulls our 23 ft no problem at all. Our towing capacity is 7000 lbs. I would feel comfortable in pulling the 28 ft if needed.

If you have the V6 then the towing capacity is 3500 lbs.

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If you decide to put a hitch on, make sure you add a transmission cooler. This is very important.

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Well, we have the V6 so there might be some differences there. Thanks for the info about the transmission cooler. It's my goal to get the hitch installed this spring.
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My Wifes 3.7 Liberty is rated at 5k so I am going to say The GC will be able to handle the lighter AirStreams ok,with the right upgrades.The grades will not be fun though with the little 3.7.I added an AFE cold air and Borla Catback exhaust for a little more power and fuel economy.
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