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  1. General Commander Discussion
    First time towing something over 1500 lbs and I now need to hook up an electric break. I own a 2007 Jeep Commander(4.7L V8) with built in tow package, tow rating around 6000 LBS, I’ll be towing around 2500 LBS. I have a 7 point connector port on the back and the flap says lights and brakes on...
  2. New Member Section
    Hi everyone! Quick towing question: I own a 2007 Jeep Commander 4.7L V8 with tow package which should mean I can tow around 6500 lbs. I’ve been towing a small 1200lb covered trailer for a small motorcycle. We’re thinking about getting a small 3,000 lb travel trailer. I haven’t had any major...
  3. General Commander Discussion
    I have a 5.7L Hemi and recently purchased a 21' travel trailer that we will be taking cross-country. While towing the trailer home I put the Commander in Tow Mode and kept it around 65mph for highway driving. In doing this I could literally watch the fuel gauge drop and am figuring I am...
  4. General Commander Discussion
    I have an 06 limited 4.7L, no tow package. Called dealer and they said of course hitch, wiring harness, and trans cooler... Then he said i need to change the rack and pinion at a cost of 2200 dollars! From what i understood, both those with tow package and those without are both a 3.73 ratio...
  5. General Commander Discussion
    i regularly pull 2-4000 lbs very short distances, however, i'm looking to buy a TT and will probably end up with a total weight of 5500lbs. my limited hemi says it can do 7200lbs - should i get a transmission cooler or any other add-on to make life easier on my jeep? i'm planning on keeping...
  6. Suspension / Lifts
    if i lift my jeep 2 - 4 inches (07/08 hemi), how much will it decrease my mpg by? i'd want to put on bigger tires than the factory size as well. would it change my towing capacity? can i increase the towing capacity? thanks
  7. General Commander Discussion
    i have a 2007 or 2008 commander (don't remember which) with the hemi and the factory tow package. the two things i'd like to know are 1. did anyone have to put in a fuse that was not already there so that the trailer batteries were charged while driving? i read a story that ford did not...
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