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Old 02-04-2011, 05:53 PM   #11
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Well, Ive read all the other posts above and im going to be the first to agree with you!.............You need a new TV, Now that Ive said that ! you dont need a semi, just something with a wider wheel base and V-8. You will be able to tow that TT with your V-6. Dont know how far or how safe. But let use know where, so we all can be clear of the area !! good luck !!
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Old 02-16-2011, 01:04 PM   #12
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Okay, got what you are saying. In your opinion what would be the best towing vehicle for this trailer?
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Old 02-16-2011, 01:21 PM   #13
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Okay, got what you are saying. In your opinion what would be the best towing vehicle for this trailer?
How many people in your family?

Are you still looking at this TT and what is the model number?
TTLength27'3"Width8'1"Height10'5"Hitch Weight474 lbsDry Weight4,273 lbsGross Weight7,474 lbsCargo Weight3,201 lbs
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Old 02-16-2011, 01:25 PM   #14
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Old 02-16-2011, 01:49 PM   #15
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Old 02-16-2011, 02:53 PM   #16
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You will need a full size truck, super cab, long bed. V8 I prefer GAS to Diesel, but that is my preference and I never tow in any mountain area. Tow package and autmomatic Trasnmission. F150 or a Chevy 1500 should do the job fine. IF you are going to be in the mountains then maybe a Deisel and a HD truck would be better suited for you - F250/C2500.

you will need a Weight Distributing Hitch (WDH) with sway control (SC) and a Elec brake controller. I use a Equilizer hitch and a prodigy controller.
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Old 02-16-2011, 03:35 PM   #17
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so we just purchased a 2306 and i'm a little worried..... we won't pick up the TT for a month, but I had intended our primary TV to be a Jeep Grand Cherokee (109.5" wheelbase, 4.7L V8) that is supposed to have the following towing limits:

6,500 lb GTW
6,100 lb GVWR
11,450 lb GCWR
720 lb Tongue Load Limit
30 ft Maximum Trailer Length.

The 2306 is ~3,800 lbs empty, <400 lbs hitch(empty), and <28 ft total length. With the limits above I thought I should be safe with a good weight distribution and sway control hitch (and a brake controller and some mirror extenders).

The comment above about needing an excursion, suburban, yukon, or tahoe worried me. Is towing it with our Jeep going to be difficult.
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Old 02-16-2011, 03:54 PM   #18
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so we just purchased a 2306 and i'm a little worried..... we won't pick up the TT for a month, but I had intended our primary TV to be a Jeep Grand Cherokee (109.5" wheelbase, 4.7L V8) that is supposed to have the following towing limits:

6,500 lb GTW
6,100 lb GVWR
11,450 lb GCWR
720 lb Tongue Load Limit
30 ft Maximum Trailer Length.

The 2306 is ~3,800 lbs empty, <400 lbs hitch(empty), and <28 ft total length. With the limits above I thought I should be safe with a good weight distribution and sway control hitch (and a brake controller and some mirror extenders).

The comment above about needing an excursion, suburban, yukon, or tahoe worried me. Is towing it with our Jeep going to be difficult.
your set up sounds like it is in limits for your TV, should not have a problem, looks like it will leave you about 1000-1200 lbs for cargo/passengers/etc. will you be in the hills or flats?

3800 lbs empty Estimating the following: Battery 40/propane 30/driver 200/passngers 150 each /luggage 100-150 /etc 200/ gas in truck/water in camper tanks/ will put you close to combined cargo weight of about 5000lbs, giving you some relief, do not max out your towing capacity and tow on the edge, better to have a safety margain.

How much does the Cherrokee Weigh? it could change the final numbers.
alot of people reccomend taking the trailer and TV to a scale and having them weighed with all camping gear loaded, that is the only true way to be sure you ae in specs
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so we just purchased a 2306 and i'm a little worried..... we won't pick up the TT for a month, but I had intended our primary TV to be a Jeep Grand Cherokee (109.5" wheelbase, 4.7L V8) that is supposed to have the following towing limits:

6,500 lb GTW
6,100 lb GVWR
11,450 lb GCWR
720 lb Tongue Load Limit
30 ft Maximum Trailer Length.

The 2306 is ~3,800 lbs empty, <400 lbs hitch(empty), and <28 ft total length. With the limits above I thought I should be safe with a good weight distribution and sway control hitch (and a brake controller and some mirror extenders).

The comment above about needing an excursion, suburban, yukon, or tahoe worried me. Is towing it with our Jeep going to be difficult.
You should be OK with the weight, but the length might be a concern. Not sure where you got the 30' maximum trailer length, but that is probably referring to a flatbed.....not a 10' tall travel trailer.....the wind and passing tractor trailers can play havoc.....that is why you want a long wheelbased tow vehicle. Ideally with a 109" wheelbased vehicle, you should be pulling about a 20'-22' (chart vs. equation method) travel trailer. The 2306 is 23'7" according to the FR website. At least you should get a really good integrated WDH/sway control system properly set up, and take it easy.
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You should be OK with the weight, but the length might be a concern. Not sure where you got the 30' maximum trailer length, but that is probably referring to a flatbed.....not a 10' tall travel trailer.....the wind and passing tractor trailers can play havoc.....that is why you want a long wheelbased tow vehicle. Ideally with a 109" wheelbased vehicle, you should be pulling about a 20'-22' (chart vs. equation method) travel trailer. The 2306 is 23'7" according to the FR website. At least you should get a really good integrated WDH/sway control system properly set up, and take it easy.
Feeling better. The 30' trailer length came from a jeep enthusiast website WKJeeps.com - 2005-2010 Jeep Grand Cherokee.

I also have a reg cab silverado that i can use for areas close where the wife and family can come in a separate vehicle.

I've never towed something this large. When you say take it easy, I assume you generally mean drive slower than usual?
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