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Old 03-13-2019, 08:15 AM   #21
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I have an 2015 GC EcoDiesel Summit and love it. The low end torque is great. I don't use it to tow an Airstream, but I am sure it would do great with a 19'.
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Old 03-13-2019, 08:44 AM   #22
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I have a 2017 Grand Cherokee V6. 6700 lb.tow capacity. 20' FC. So heavier tongue weight than 19'. She weighs in at 4520 lbs. fully loaded (according to CAT scales). EZ Lift weight distribution hitch. Tows fantastically. No problems but haven't been in western mountains, only eastern.
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Old 03-16-2019, 07:50 AM   #23
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Buy the Overland not the Limited

We tow our 23FB Flying Cloud with 2016 GC Overland. It comes standard with the tow package. We only have the 6-cylinder and have done fine driving the Midwest. We don't pack a lot of extras and have small dogs and 2 adults. Most of our trips are weekends or short excursions as we still work full time. When we retire, we will get a larger vehicle so we can tow over the mountains.I agree with the others suggesting the Hemi V8 if you don't want to worry about being close to the towing capacity. We were newbies and did not know of this forum and listened to the sales person instead.
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Old 03-17-2019, 11:55 AM   #24
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We have a 16' Bambi Sport and purchased a 2018 Grand Cherokee Summit EcoDiesel for the very same reason (family car and good TV). We love it! We've taken it on two trips - lots of power and pretty good mileage (16-18 MPG) and about 23 MPG around town. The Apple Car Play interface as well as the built in UConnect system is excellent. No regrets on our end!
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Old 03-17-2019, 12:35 PM   #25
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Towing with Jeep Grand Cherokee

For what it is worth I towed a 19' Flying Cloud Bambi with our 2007 Diesel Grand Cherokee for 12,000 miles and then a 21' Flying Cloud for 4,000 with no problems. Never had ANY problems on the passes where I live (NW Wyoming) and where we went (all about the west). Stopping was never an issue and it did not wear the brakes in any exceptional manner (checked them every spring). The only reason I traded to RAM 1500 EcoDiesel was for more storage in the TV.
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Old 03-17-2019, 07:19 PM   #26
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We have a 19’ Tommy Bahama and pull with a 2018 Grand Cherokee Summit that has the 5.7 V-8. It has all the power you wou ever need through mountains or down the freeway. It’s been a perfect tow vehicle for our travels. Gas mileage on a 2000 mile trip was 14.5 average.
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Old 04-27-2019, 05:09 PM   #27
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Is your Hensley hitch a weight distribution hitch. We purchased a 16' sport and 2019 Kia Sorento and RV dealer is concerned it will not handle a weight distribution hitch as it is a unibody construction instead of a full frame. I am novice trailer hauler always had motorhomes. They say a sway (something) will be enough. Funny, they sold the weight distribution kit when I bought the unit. The sales manager said he would want a weight distribution hitch.
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Old 04-27-2019, 05:50 PM   #28
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A Hensley (or ProPride) hitch is a weight distribution hitch. Unibody construction, in and of itself, does not rule out the use of a weight distribution hitch. That is the type of construction of a Jeep Grand Cherokee. I suggest checking on what Kia says officially about using a weight distribution hitch.

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