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Old 10-03-2016, 01:53 PM   #11
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You are correct if I loaded the HTT to the limit, but before I went west I loaded the TT and the HTT for the trip and took it to a scale, HTT weighed in at 4300# and I was 300# below by GCWR for the Lincoln. It was close but still under the limits and I did not have any issues. I had to take it easy towing up 7% and 8% grades, but it did fine. I was just trying to give paulbabs a little feedback and maybe some reassurance about towing a Shamrock 17 with his Jeep.
I was replying to the OP.
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Old 10-03-2016, 02:33 PM   #12
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I kinda realized that after I posted.
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Old 10-03-2016, 03:19 PM   #13
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Thanks much! First time purchaser and there's a lot of scary information out there. This response really makes me more comfortable.
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Old 10-03-2016, 03:26 PM   #14
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i agree, if i fully load the Jeep to the max of 1000#, is that what you are saying? i do not plan on loading the Jeep to the max. Thanks in advance!
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Old 10-04-2016, 04:13 PM   #15
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I tow a 21DK with a 2013 Explorer and have no problems other than the fact I am not winning any races on the highway. I'm under all my weights with the exception of going over the tongue limit of the explorer. I counter that with a weight distribution hitch and put air bags in the rear. It performs better than I thought it would and have no problems. I also don't load anything heavy in the rear of the explorer to keep the tongue weight down as much as possible. I too went to Yellowstone, and had no real issues towing in the mountains going up or down. The hill assist and built in antisway work great. I have a brake controller as well.
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I am a little confused as you say your Jeep has the towing package, but then say you will be adding a brake controller. There is a difference between a hitch and electrical connection and a towing package. I recommend an aux transmission cooler ( in addition to the standard one). Also check to insure that the Aux 12V power line is connected. On many smaller vehicles it is usually not connected at the factory.
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I am a little confused as you say your Jeep has the towing package, but then say you will be adding a brake controller. There is a difference between a hitch and electrical connection and a towing package. I recommend an aux transmission cooler ( in addition to the standard one). Also check to insure that the Aux 12V power line is connected. On many smaller vehicles it is usually not connected at the factory.
Most tow packages on SUV's do NOT include a brake controller; that's up to the customer. I'm only familiar with integrated brake controllers on pickup trucks.
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