Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: West Palm Beach, Florida
6,500 is max. with the 4.7, however most trailer dealers will tell you, if properly set up with the class IV hitch and equilizer, you can go 10% over. I have a 28.5 ft. trailer (30 odd feet in all), I tow weighing in at just over 5,500 lbs filled. No problem towing in flat areas (I'm also from Florida), but steep hills are problematic especially if you fall behind an 18 wheeler who can only creep up a mountain side. You will run hot. If you are towing a short distance I don't think you will have a problem because of the flat terrain. Just make sure your brakes in the Commander are good and you adjust your electric brakes (I assume you have them) on the trailer to slightly brake first.
I too had the towing system installed, at Jeep otherwise the aftermarket system hangs too low for off roading departure angle. Hope this helps. Ken
2007 Jeep Commander 4X4, 4.7, Steel Blue
2003 Ford Thunderbird, White, Black Top w/ Port Holes