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Old 11-18-2011, 09:42 PM   #1
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06 Jeep Commander

I just purchased a 04 Forest River "Wildwood" model T26FK. I have never done any towing or camping but can not wait to go. I am a beginner at this. I intend to use my Jeep to tow this TT but must install the tow hitch. The TT weighs 5120 lbs dry but its length is 28.9 ft. the jeep is rated to pull 7000 lbs with WD but do you think this jeep will do the job? Its not the Hemi,its the 4.7. Any suggestions?

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Old 11-18-2011, 10:15 PM   #2
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Tooooo much trailer for that Jeep! no way would i tow a 29' TT with a short wheelbase small v-8 tow vehicle, even with a WDH.

another problem is the 7000lbs. tow capacity is for the Hemi-equipped Commander, not yours. the Hemi has way more horsepower than the 4.7, 100 more HP. you might be reading the hitch receiver's capacity, which has nothing to do with the vehicle's tow capacity.

i would guess the 4.7 would be able to tow 6000lbs. at best.
your trailer will weigh close to that before loading cargo, once you add the weight of options, battery, water and propane.

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Old 11-18-2011, 11:44 PM   #3
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Ditto to bikendan's statement
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Old 11-19-2011, 07:15 AM   #4
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I hauled a 34 ft.TT with a Jeep Grand Cherokee. The jeep had the hemi, lots of power. The problem was the sway from oassing trucks. Lots of white knuckle driving soooo I traded the trailer for a Motorhome. One trip was enough, the stress too high! Don't use your Jeep, pulling at the limit of it's ability is not a good idea.
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