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Old 08-28-2014, 09:52 PM   #1
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Movin' up

I have a 2010 Chrysler T&C with a tow capacity of 3600#. When I bought it I was just towing a small sailboat. Since then I purchased a Coachman Clipper 17FQ. The CVWR is 3518# so I'm at or above the limit with the driver and one passenger etc on board. It's been ok so far and I expect to make some improvements to the van and keep the weight down on the trailer. However the long range plan is to move up to a mid size SUV with a tow capacity in the 4000 to 5200 range. They also seem to have a better MPG rating.

I'm looking for comments on possible choices of SUV's from folks with experience with this situation.
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Old 08-29-2014, 01:55 PM   #2
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If you like Chrysler, I'd move up to a Jeep Grand Cherokee with the V8
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I think you can get the Grand Cherokee with the Ecodiesel...
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Old 08-30-2014, 08:51 PM   #4
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Hmmm

Now you've got me thinking. I was looking at the Traverse, 24 MPG AWD 5000 towing. But the Jeep is about the same but 7000 towing. It's over kill on muscle but would cost about the same to run. I was thinking used and might have to go a year older because of the new value. However it would handle the trailer with ease and probably last longer. Hmmm...
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