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Old 10-01-2022, 07:26 AM   #1
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Anyone towing with a Grand Cherokee L V6? What trailer? WDH? Experiences?
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Old 10-01-2022, 09:26 AM   #2
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I have been towing a Caravel 16rb and its been great. Im curious how it will do with something a bit heavier.
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Old 10-01-2022, 10:33 AM   #3
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I have been towing a Caravel 16rb and its been great. Im curious how it will do with something a bit heavier.


I towed my 16 Sport w. 2017 Jeep Overland 6 cyl, the Caravel is heavier than the Sport. I was generally satisfied with the Overland. I wasnt towing in the 8k height , more occasionally in 2-4k levels, performance for me was adequate in 55-60 mph range. Beyond that what your asking, the payload was a limiting factor and I thought the road noise was tiring. I liked the load leveling feature. I think the towing capacity was 6200 Lb and payload around 1200 Lb, but overall for me it was very doable. Hope that helps. Probably something in the neighborhood of a 22 Sport, not the Caravel that weighs more, I believe with a weight of 4500 Lb would work, I think that where youre at in weight.
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Old 10-01-2022, 11:00 AM   #4
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Thanks. The payload on my limited “L” is about 1300. Not an issue for us. Our 16rb Caravel typically weighed about 3800 for how we travel. The L tows a bit nicer then the 2015 limited I had before. The tow capacity is the same at 6200 but the WDH requirement is for 5000 verses 3500. It also has better payload.
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Old 10-01-2022, 02:05 PM   #5
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Old 10-03-2022, 08:51 AM   #6
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I towed a 19’ Bambi with a Grand Cherokee Overland V6 for a year. Didn’t have any problems but it lacked the power I need for merging and bogged down in the hills. I don’t recommend it.
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I towed a 19 Bambi with a Grand Cherokee Overland V6 for a year. Didnt have any problems but it lacked the power I need for merging and bogged down in the hills. I dont recommend it.
What year was the Overland?
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I tow a 25RB with my Gladiator which has the same v6 and 8 speed auto, it does well. I think don't think the power will be the limitation, more the payload/chassis/wheelbase/cooling.
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What year was the Overland?
2012, with the Pentastar V6
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2012, with the Pentastar V6
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