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For mirrors I use McKesh mirrors when I tow my TT.


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Alpenliter wrote:

I have found that the short wheel base on the Jeeps make for a squirrley towing platform.



This member's Jeep has a 116" wheelbase. Adequate for towing shorter trailers.

Problem is (as posted already) 3500 lb towing capacity.


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eric james wrote:

Alpenliter wrote:

I have found that the short wheel base on the Jeeps make for a squirrley towing platform.



This member's Jeep has a 116" wheelbase. Adequate for towing shorter trailers.

Problem is (as posted already) 3500 lb towing capacity.


even more limiting will be the max tongue weight number.
it would be helpful if the OP listed the year and model trailer.
or the actual specs on it.

the new American Spirit 19QB, is 19' long but has a "dry" weight of 2939lbs. and a "dry" tongue weight of 362lbs.
so, if this is the trailer the OP is looking at, it's too much trailer for the Jeep.
loaded for camping, it'll exceed both max numbers.

* This post was edited 03/02/12 10:18am by bikendan *


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Get the right hitch rigging. An Airstream can be pulled by a wider variety of vehicles for a given size and weight than can a conventional box. The JK -- as with other potential tow vehicles -- can do more than most would think.

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Another option might be the Lance 1575. It's designed specifically for TVs with 3500 lb rating. We saw one at a recent rv show and really liked it. The slide out makes it quite roomy.

http://www.lancecamper.com/travel-trailers/1575/


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rightyouareken wrote:

Another option might be the Lance 1575. It's designed specifically for TVs with 3500 lb rating. We saw one at a recent rv show and really liked it. The slide out makes it quite roomy.

http://www.lancecamper.com/travel-trailers/1575/


I like that Lance 1575! Can you use the interior with the slide in?

And do you have a sense of how much weight fresh/waste water, battery, propane, and offered options would eat into the 1,020 pound cargo carrying capacity?


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Francesca Knowles wrote:

And do you have a sense of how much weight fresh/waste water, battery, propane, and offered options would eat into the 1,020 pound cargo carrying capacity?

This dealer

advertises a well-equipped 1575 which has a "sticker" (image 43) showing

dry weight of 2782# (including propane and factory-installed options)

and a cargo carrying capacity of 520# which, I think, allows for a full load of water.

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Ron Gratz wrote:

Francesca Knowles wrote:

And do you have a sense of how much weight fresh/waste water, battery, propane, and offered options would eat into the 1,020 pound cargo carrying capacity?

This dealer

advertises a well-equipped 1575 which has a "sticker" (image 43) showing

dry weight of 2782# (including propane and factory-installed options)

and a cargo carrying capacity of 520# which, I think, allows for a full load of water.

Ron

Thanks!

I couldn't find the specs at the link but your numbers sound about right, plus: 50 gallons m/l of wastewater holding capacity- at eight pounds a gallon, that's another 400 pounds.

Remaining carrying capacity is: 120 pounds.

It seems likely that the this'n thats that we all like to bring- like groceries, dishes, pots and pans, clothes, etc.- might meet or even exceed that weight.

Oh!

And if one buys the bike rack, two bikes would weigh SOMETHING...

I wonder if the gross weight numbers are really achievable/practical in the real world....

What think you all?

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I think once loaded you'll be too heavy for your Jeep. It will tow it but it will work the Jeep pretty hard. I wouldn't want to be more than 2800 lbs loaded.

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