Towing Jayco Swan outback with Jeep Cherokee

Submitted: Tuesday, Mar 29, 2011 at 12:52
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Hi all
I have just purchased a new Jayco Swan outback and plan on towing it with a Jeep Cherokee Limited 2.8 Diesel,
Will there be any problems with this combination? And will I need to or should I add WDH (Weight Distributing hitch) or PolyAirs in the rear of the Jeep.

Many thanks for any suggestions or advice.
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Reply By: Member - Poppy (QLD) - Tuesday, Mar 29, 2011 at 14:25

Tuesday, Mar 29, 2011 at 14:25
Hi Mark
We have a Jayco Desiny Outback tandem axle that we have towed with the wifes Grand Cherokee diesel and had no dramas without WDH or Polyairs just standard suspension, so you should have no worries with your combination.

As an aside to the above, we have had a bad run lately with the Jeep, mainly electronics, cost a fortune for parts and now the rear drivers electric window regulator packed it in.
Hope our luck changes soon or say goodby to the Jeep.

Cheers Ray
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Follow Up By: Mark N3 - Tuesday, Mar 29, 2011 at 16:15

Tuesday, Mar 29, 2011 at 16:15
Hi Ray
Thanks for the reply, what year is your Jeep? I am waiting delivery of mine it`s a 2011 Jeep Cherokee Limited, I have read so many good reviews about it, I hope these reviews prove to be correct.
Hope you have no further probs with the Jeep.

Cheers Mark.
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Follow Up By: Member - Poppy (QLD) - Tuesday, Mar 29, 2011 at 17:34

Tuesday, Mar 29, 2011 at 17:34
Mark
My wifes Jeep is a 2004 Grand Cherokee Laredo 5 cyl diesel
A great car to drive and tow with, but starting to have more than our fair share of problems.
Looked at the new Jeep Cherokee and diesel to be available here in June and looks like a real nice vehicle
Cheers Ray
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Reply By: ss--ss - Tuesday, Mar 29, 2011 at 16:46

Tuesday, Mar 29, 2011 at 16:46
G'day as long as you get a brake controller installed won't be any problem at all.
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Follow Up By: Mark N3 - Wednesday, Mar 30, 2011 at 10:20

Wednesday, Mar 30, 2011 at 10:20
Thanks for the reply
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Reply By: Wheretonext - Tuesday, Mar 29, 2011 at 22:21

Tuesday, Mar 29, 2011 at 22:21
Hi Mark

I tow a Jayco Eagle Outback on a Landcruiser and when laoded up for a trip I have rear end sag and am looking to upgrade suspension.

The single axle towards the rear creates a heavy towball weight in my opionion.

You will be able to tell pretty quickly once you load up.

Cheers
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Follow Up By: BrownyGU - Wednesday, Mar 30, 2011 at 15:32

Wednesday, Mar 30, 2011 at 15:32
Mark,

I've got the Goldstream Storm, similar rig to yours I think, and tow it with a Patrol with King springs in the rear, and I was suprised at how heavy the Towball weight is
I wouldn't want to be towing it with standard springs.

Cheers..........Browny
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