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J Miller
post Aug 5 2010, 08:14 AM
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I hope I'm not pestering you folks with a million questions, but I am just getting into the camping scene and I'm looking for as much information as I can gather smile.gif

I am looking to purchase my first travel trailer here in the near future. Initially, I will be towing this trailer with a 2008 V8 Jeep Grand Cherokee with a towing capacity of 6500 lbs. The trailer's that I'm looking at are in the 4800 to 5500 lb range in dry weight. Now I don't intend on towing water with me, and I know these weights come in under the towing capacity of the vehicle, but it just seems illogical to me that our little Jeep can tow a 28 to 30 foot trailer. We're looking at ultra light trailers, and I guess I just want to make sure that I'm not getting myself in over my head.

Any info or experiences you veterans have would be greatly appreciated biggrin.gif


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2011 Jayco JayFlight
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J Miller
post Aug 10 2010, 07:21 AM
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All good stuff, thank you everyone for your comments! We are currently considering a 26' Jayco JayFlight whose dry weight is about 4100 lbs. After several lengthy conversations with several people at the RV dealership, I feel relatively comfortable towing this trailer.

We're having a Blue Ox Anti-Sway hitch installed as well as a brake controller, so I'm thinking I should be able to keep it under control. The majority of the camping we do is only about 50 miles from home with very little highway driving.

Thanks again for all of your comments and happy camping!


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