Towing with a 2008 Jeep Cherokee Limited

Submitted: Monday, Jun 16, 2008 at 13:01
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Hello All,
We are thinking of purchasing a new 2008 Jeep Cherokee Limited 2.8L Diesel (CRD)
Can anyone give us some feedback on how well they tow a caravan?
We own a Jayco Expanda pop top 16.49, Tow ball weight 130kg & tare weight 1280kg.
As we have never owned a 4x4 we would appreciate all views
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Reply By: Member - David P (VIC) - Monday, Jun 16, 2008 at 15:32

Monday, Jun 16, 2008 at 15:32
Hi Viv,
I have the Wrangler version and don't expect there to be any problems with that weight.
I always err on the side of lowering transmission temp with an extra cooler, thats all.
The only other thing I would recommend is to get some Ks on the diffs before subjecting them to the greater load of towing,
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Follow Up By: Cruiserman1961 (QLD) - Monday, Jun 16, 2008 at 17:14

Monday, Jun 16, 2008 at 17:14
Howdy Viv,
I second that. Good towing vehicle, a mate owns one. Tows his old Viscount no worries. Run it in without a trailer for a while though, you do the car a favour. Nothing worse for a new motor and running gear to be subject to heavy towing from the start.
Cheers, Udo
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Reply By: astrawed - Monday, Jun 16, 2008 at 21:20

Monday, Jun 16, 2008 at 21:20
Thanks guys the old boy will be pleased.
Looks like we can put one on order then. It takes up to 3 months before delivery.
Cheers Viv
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