You have asked the right person!
I recently made my maiden voyage towing my TJ on a 14' car trailer.
i have a HEMI.
Let me give some backround to back up my opinion, I just came from a 2003 GMC Duramax Diesel Crew Cab. (what some call the ultimate tow vehcile!) I am an experienced tower. I recently used to tow my 39' foor Camper around until we parked it at an RV Park. I have also towed my TJ for about 4 years.
Here is what I experienced:
1. towed fine up hill. ( I was suprised)
2. I was able to hold about 68 MPH with cruise with out if "fishing" gears.
3. The auto stick combined with the Tow/Haul mode made for superior down hill control.
4. I was able to correct easily if I got a little "off track".
5 No overbearing swaying on the highway. I thought the weight of the TJ and trailer would have pushed it all over the road. IT DID NOT.
1. While not really a bad point YOU MUST HAVE A BRAKE CONTROLLER. I noticed when I had the controller turned down and before I got used to using the auto stick down hill, the brakes did heat up.
2. Not much I can say bad.
I had recently followed a 4.7 XK towing a TJ on a trailer across PA. He was towing a TJ on a 15 ' car trailer. It did fine. I still had my truck at the time and this trip sold the Commander to me. I figured if I got a HEMI, it would be fine and it IS.
I know you already have a 4.7 and I am not way knocking it but you will be fine. This guy said he wishes he bought a HEMI but he is not displeased at to trade up.
I only tow now approx 6-8 times year and this vehicle will suit me fine for my now changed towing needs.
Hope this helps!
Oh and by the way, my trailer has a dry weight of 1500lbs according to the title.
Last edited by milkman; 02-02-2008 at 09:22 AM.