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Old 10-08-2015, 08:30 AM   #31
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We tow the new Cherokee Trail Hawk with our Legacy SR 300 (340BH). Per my husband he can't even feel it back there. He chose the Trail Hawk after researching toads with automatics that be towed with 4 wheels down. We have pulled it about 6000 miles including through the Appalachians twice and the Black Hills once. Love it and the Legacy. I recall him saying that towing on the Legacy is limited by the transmission and not the engine size--which is why we bought the SR300 just as the SR340s we making their appearance. And saved about 20 grand on the purchase price as a result.
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Old 10-08-2015, 10:05 AM   #32
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Trailhawk TOAD

Yeah, I looked at the new Trailhawk. Interesting vehicle.
Small and would be perfect for towing 4-down. But my wife fell in love with a new Grand Cherokee Limited. Its a little on the heavy side at 5000+lbs. What's the weight of the Trailhawk and whats the MPG ratings? Is it a 6 cylinder? Sounds like its working perfectly for you.
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Old 10-08-2015, 09:55 PM   #33
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Yeah, I looked at the new Trailhawk. Interesting vehicle.
Small and would be perfect for towing 4-down. But my wife fell in love with a new Grand Cherokee Limited. Its a little on the heavy side at 5000+lbs. What's the weight of the Trailhawk and whats the MPG ratings? Is it a 6 cylinder? Sounds like its working perfectly for you.
Best of luck with your new Legacy. Hope you are as pleased as we are. We are in Colorado Springs tonight actually! Found a passport America park. Heading west through the mountains in the morning.
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Old 10-08-2015, 09:59 PM   #34
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123. When do you pick her up?
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Old 10-08-2015, 11:01 PM   #35
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Captnrick3. Check your messages. I left you our phone number We live in Colorado Springs and would love to meet with you.
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Old 10-09-2015, 03:25 PM   #36
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On the tow, we have a Wrangler Unlimited with the Invisibrake. I know you don't want the Wrangler, but some things to watch for will include:

1. Do NOT trust the dealer on whether or not it can be flat towed. They typically have no clue but will tell you it can!

2. As a general rule, the only pickups I've seen flat towed without mods are four wheel drive and usually exceed the 5,000 lb hitch rating on the SR340.

3. On the Cherokees, watch the transmission type. Only one of the two types available can be flat towed.

4. Be prepared to spend $3,000 plus to get set up to flat tow, counting toe bars, braking device, lights, etc.

Good luck and have fun!



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Old 10-09-2015, 08:48 PM   #37
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Thanks for the advice, Conceptumator.
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Old 10-09-2015, 08:52 PM   #38
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I really wanted a 2015 Grand Cherokee Limited.
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Old 10-09-2015, 11:59 PM   #39
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On the tow, we have a Wrangler Unlimited with the Invisibrake. I know you don't want the Wrangler, but some things to watch for will include:

1. Do NOT trust the dealer on whether or not it can be flat towed. They typically have no clue but will tell you it can!

2. As a general rule, the only pickups I've seen flat towed without mods are four wheel drive and usually exceed the 5,000 lb hitch rating on the SR340.

3. On the Cherokees, watch the transmission type. Only one of the two types available can be flat towed.

4. Be prepared to spend $3,000 plus to get set up to flat tow, counting toe bars, braking device, lights, etc.

Good luck and have fun!



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Old 10-10-2015, 08:15 AM   #40
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For those interested in towing over 5k this isn't an issues as long as you stay within the 28k/33k weight ratings. Your hitch is rated for 5k but can easily be upgraded to a 7500 or 10k hitch. Spoke with freightliner custom chassis engineer on phone and he confirmed this is possible and local freightliner quoted me at a little over $500 for install.

The tranny specs are misleading because it is rated to operate up to the gcwr of 33k. The tranny doesn't care if the coach weighs 28k with a 5k toad or if you have a coach that actually weighs 24k with a 9k toad or trailer.
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