Driving from Phoenix to Anchorage, AK - towing
I am moving from Phoenix, AZ to Anchorage, AK in about a month.
I just recently bought a 2006 Jeep Commander 4x4 Limited, Hemi 5.7L Dec 2013. It has just over 80,000 miles on her and currently gets an avg 14.4mpg.
I am thinking about purchasing a utility trailer to pack my moving boxes and mountain bike then sell the trailer once I get to Alaska to help with my fuel cost.
My question to you guys is.... Is it worth getting the trailer, cost-wise?
After calculating the cost of fuel for my trip based on 14mpg, it will cost me almost $900.
After calculating the cost of fuel for my trip based on 10mpg (with the trailer), it will cost me around $1,350.
I would probably sell the trailer for $600, depending on how much I pay and the condition.
So...Would it be worth the towing?
If so, has anyone towed anything with their Jeep Commander on long road trips 3,500+ miles?
Thanks for your time.