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What do you tow with your Commander?

Is anyone using their XK to tow a travel trailer? I have a lightweight camper (4,200 lbs empty) that I would like to tow. We do not own a XK yet, but we are looking to own a family-sized SUV. Our Jeep Liberty with the 3.7L can tow the camper but I think the Hemi would be much more equipped. Any thoughts?


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A commnder with the tow package and a Hemi will tow that camper like a dog towing a flea.

GET the tow package though .. adding the tow hitch after is not as good .. the tow package comes with other options that help big time.

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I routinely tow a trailer with a race car on it. It probably weighs about 4,500 lbs. I use a weight distibuting hitch with equalizing bars. You would be safer to also have a brake controller to use the trailer brakes.

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When we moved my "Man Cave" workshop we put it on the same trailer and called it "The REdneck Travel Trailer:





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Second 2007 Jeep Green Limited Leather HEMI QDII VES Uconnect Flowmaster OEM Skids Tow Package

Maybe the two will meet up soon edit: they did , I now have 2,now gave 1 away...and got it back again.

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I routinely tow a trailer with a race car on it. It probably weighs about 4,500 lbs. I use a weight distibuting hitch with equalizing bars. You would be safer to also have a brake controller to use the trailer brakes.

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Crzcajun,

You are just too fast. I had to get the pictures from my Photobucket album.

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I tow a Trailmanor 3326 with my XK which is about 26’ long. I have the 4.7 and it tows it without any problems. The dry weight of the camper is around 3,500 lb and when I pull it with weight it is probably around 4,500 lb. I also attached a trailer hitch on the front bumper so I can attach a hitch hauler. I use the hitch hauler to carry firewood or when I bring my boat on the roof of the XK I put the motor and gas tank on it. I have a Prodigy brake controller and a Equalizer hitch.
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Thanks for all the promising reports! Does anyone make an aftermarket rear bumper with a built-in hitch receiver? That's good to know that the 4.7 can tow pretty well. Although, I would think the Hemi would be a noticeable step-up in performance.

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i flat tow my 06 Wrangler with NO problems. it's lifted, sitting on 33x12.50s. i have the 3.7 in my Commander and average 14-16mpg hwy while towing (65-70 mph)
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I routinely tow a FunFinder X-210 WBS, yours looks pretty close to mine, though, lighter in weight . 21' box, 24' bumper to tongue at around 6600 lbs. loaded for the road. Have an Equalizer hitch and a Prodigy P3 brake controller along with the factory tow package. I do, however, have the Hemi version and it tows perfectly, up hill and down. You'll know you're towing on the hills with the 4.7, but, you should be fine if you keep in mind you're not out to set speed records



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