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Old 05-11-2020, 09:16 AM   #41
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When I started this thread, I was anticipating that someone who had experience towing with a Gladiator would reply. Instead there were mostly negative opinions interspersed with comments from a few nice people.
I have had my new rig out on two different week-long trips so far. Loaded weight of the trailer is 5750 lb. The set-up is perfect. The truck has performed flawlessly and I have averaged 11 mpg.

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Old 05-11-2020, 09:55 AM   #42
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When I started this thread, I was anticipating that someone who had experience towing with a Gladiator would reply. Instead there were mostly negative opinions interspersed with comments from a few nice people.
I have had my new rig out on two different week-long trips so far. Loaded weight of the trailer is 5750 lb. The set-up is perfect. The truck has performed flawlessly and I have averaged 11 mpg.

Happy Camping!
Good for you, I really like the Gladiator and if it fit my needs I certainly would grab it over a tacoma or other like minded vehicle.
Sounds like you are comfy with your setup, did your research, weeded through the trolls and made a decision you are happy with, Congrats!
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Old 05-11-2020, 10:27 AM   #43
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When I started this thread, I was anticipating that someone who had experience towing with a Gladiator would reply. Instead there were mostly negative opinions interspersed with comments from a few nice people.
I have had my new rig out on two different week-long trips so far. Loaded weight of the trailer is 5750 lb. The set-up is perfect. The truck has performed flawlessly and I have averaged 11 mpg.

Happy Camping!
Your setup sounds exactly like what I am looking to do. Which travel trailer are you towing? Which wdh and brake controller are you using?
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Old 05-11-2020, 11:21 AM   #44
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Have been following this thread because our son has a Gladiator or Rubicon 4 dr. on his radar. Like you, we are Jeep owners whom have caught flack just for being Jeep owners.

My very first pickup truck was a '52 Willys (Jeep). It was also my first vehicle restoration along with an engine swap to a Chev V-8. It was an extremely rugged vehicle. When we traded it, a trucking company used it to snow plow and pull-start semis in the winter. I just happened to be at the dealership when an employee had it in for service a year later and said it was serving his company well. It may well be in service 53 yrs later.

Our son and daughter-in-law have owned 2 Jeeps since they were married-a Jeep Wrangler 2 dr. and an original body style Liberty. Both of those vehicle have over 150K miles with no major problems. They have been serviced regularly and have had minimal repairs.

We located a 3 yr old 2012 Jeep Liberty with 8,007 miles bought new by an elderly lady whom was at the end of her driving days. It was a dream to set up as a toad and it has been flawless since. Other than oil changes and a recent set of tires, not worn, but 8 yrs old and planning a long trip, just one recall for a seat sensor. Yet, we have been advised that these are trouble vehicles to the point of telling us "good luck". So, we assume that they know Jeeps as-well-as we do, because we have always had good luck-if you can call it that. Good luck=durable.

We have also seen information that Jeeps do not hold their value. Try to convince someone selling/buying one used.

Enjoy your Gladiator and enjoy the flack that comes with owning a Jeep. It gives pause to smile!
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Old 05-11-2020, 02:12 PM   #45
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Glad you’re happy despite being over payload.
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Your setup sounds exactly like what I am looking to do. Which travel trailer are you towing? Which wdh and brake controller are you using?
Equalizer brand hitch with a Prodigy controller. I opted for the 212RB trailer. It's a perfect match.
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