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Old 04-29-2014, 12:14 AM   #11
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Thanks lmarshall08...I wish I had JGC, only have a Commander at this time -- Rated to tow5550 or so. My favorite car was my 1994 JGC dealer display, every option imaginable.
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Old 04-29-2014, 12:24 AM   #12
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I bet that Commander could pull an "Aero" TT without you noticing it there. Maybe look at the Rpod line?

Make sure you stop in Winter Park CO for some MTB action. They have built an amazing network of trails for XC and DH. And they rent DH bikes.....
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Old 04-29-2014, 12:35 AM   #13
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Eric - no need for a rental DH bike, I have a few! Will go to Winter Park, thanks for the info. This summer is 2 Enduro races in Colorado, Whistler Canada, then Moab. I need to work and travel so need some comfort.

Thanks for the model ideas. The Aerolite looks like an option. The rpod is cool, a little small though. I want an indoor kitchen and bathroom.
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Old 04-29-2014, 10:57 AM   #14
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If you DH, certainly DON'T miss Winter Park. They've gone koo-koo with their trail system.
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Old 04-29-2014, 11:33 AM   #15
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I have a 2104s Rockwood that I could pull with an Xterra..Could it, sure. Did I feel every bump, truck passing and dying on hills because of the V6 and short wheel base...yep. I now have a 2007 Yukon pulling it.

I also have a 2007 Jeep 2 door JK and I use it to move the TT around in the backyard when it needs moving!
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Old 04-29-2014, 11:52 AM   #16
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The #1 thing people forget to include in cargo weight, are liquids. Water is 8.34 pounds per gallon (233.5 pounds), and you also have propane, which a 30lb tank is probably 55 pounds when full. So you're already at 300 pounds there. Knowing the CO mountains and resorts like I do, I would hate pulling a trailer along I70 with that vehicle. Especially if you decided to head to Winter Park (my favorite for mountain biking), and have to head up Eisenhower pass. Vail pass is bad enough.

Best of luck, and enjoy CO while you're out here
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Old 06-02-2014, 08:37 AM   #17
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Xlphillips, I can heartily endorse the Grand Cherokee if you are still considering that option. From what I have read on other threads, the GC V-6 gas engine (rated at 6200 lbs for towing) could comfortably handle a TT in the size range you are considering, but we opted for the 6 cylinder diesel to tow our 21 foot TT (3700 lbs dry and probably 4500 fully loaded) because we were planning a trip through Colorado. Based upon a year of traveling and camping with a 2011 Honda Pilot
as our tow vehicle, I was confident that the Pilot (250 hp) could do the job, but we were at the Pilot's max tow rating and felt the mountain passes would be a real strain on the car. The diesel performed flawlessly, and it was a special pleasure to hardly hear the engine at the low rpm's (around 2000) that the engine maintains while towing at 55-65 mph. The engine temperature climbed on the long 7% and 8% grades up to the high passes (Loveland, Vail and Wolf Creek), but I found that the temperature would stabilize in the quadrant of the gauge below the hot zone quadrant when I kept the rpm's at around 2000, where the car achieves maximum torque and just purrs along. Towing mpg is great -- 16 mpg while towing on our 4200 mile trip and 30 mpg highway when not towing. Good luck on whatever you decide!
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