I hope you do not mind me jumping in here
I have a similiar question for you campers! We have just purchased a 2007 Chrysler Aspen (purchased, serviced and traded at the same Chrysler dealership-one owner , garage kept, brand new inside & out!) We would LOVE to buy a travel trailer that can fit 8 so we can spend time with our sons before they leave for college. We have 4 sons -the older two teenagers 6"2 ...we need room. Really like the Grey Wolf 26DBH 2014 Travel Trailer...but I do not know if this is too much trailer for the suv? Please Help I confess our total ignorance up front
...(my husband is prior military) and even he had no idea how much is taken into consideration for the tts!
Here is what we know is on our car ("supposedly" we have the tow package on this car..by what the Chyrsler dealership said--but there is no hitch and I do not see "tow package " on any paperwork?)
Chrysler Aspen V8 5.7 Hemi (335 horsepower/370lbs torque)4x4-with 2 speed transfer-both transfers feature 48/52 torque split b/w front & rear axles when AWD mode is selected: Electronic Stability Program(ESP) standard w/ trailer sway control & Electronic Roll Mitigation: Has Tow/Haul on Tranmission lever?: Does have on paperwork-Skid Plate Group-Tow hooks, Fuel tank skid Plates shields, Transfer Case Skid Plate Shields. It has a towing capacity of 8950lbs and rear suspension supports 6700lbs GVWR & the wheelbase is 119.2 (3027).
The 26DBH Grey Wolf Travel Trailer has an unloaded weight of 5750 lbs and a GVWR of 7,740 lbs and a dry hitch weight of 740lbs.The exterior length is 31.7 I am "assuming this is a 26ft trailer?
Plus, we will have 1050 lbs of people in the suv
Mainly traveling 2 hrs to the beach
(1)What exactly do we need to add to this car to tow--after looking at these forums it sounds like a lot- hitch, stability, sway bars, etc??? Where is the best place to have this purchased and installed properly?
(2)Can the Aspen tow this tt safely and not harm or overwork the Aspen?
Thank You to All and again I apologize for the ignorance!