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Old 02-25-2010, 03:00 PM   #11
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I have a Jeep Commander with 4.7 v8. The rated tow capacity is 6500 lbs. I tow a V-lite 26WRB with it. I use an Equil-I-Zer hitch and a Hayes brake controller. The trailer weighs 5400 lb empty, and I probably have 700 lbs of stuff in it. It took me several trip but I finally got my sway under control. The Jeep pulls with now problem, with a 5.7 you will have no power problems. I have had no problems with braking. I hate the brake controller I have and will be replacing it with a Prodigy proportional controller. If you don't get the tongue weight high enough and your hitch adjusted correctly you will go gray really fast. I live in Indiana and have towed my trailer to Wyoming, Montana, and Florida a couple of times. It has done well in the mountains but you need to be on your toes. Trucks did bother me quite a bit, but now I get just a little sway when they pass. The proper set up makes all the difference in the world. Good luck.


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Old 03-05-2010, 05:55 AM   #12
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Folks, we decided against the duct tape, but considered the 200 mile an hour stuff. We traded for a 2010 Tundra with the 5.7 engine, standard bed with a towing package. That now gives us the correct wheel base as suggested. Again, thanks for taking your time to help and I think we should have a safer and happier time camping. It's always good to hear from folks that are not trying to sale me anything. Also the experiences many of you have is really helpful.


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