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Travelerstoo last won the day on February 18 2019

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  1. Good advise! We will consider a HD cargo van as well.
  2. John, Just a quick follow-up to my inquiry... I believe you kept me from making a mistake! After reviewing specifications, I’ve come to realize that I need to adjust towing capacity with the weight of cargo in my tow vehicle. Because we would tow an Oliver as we do our Casita, we carry considerable equipment and supplies in the Jeep. That would put us over the top for safe towing of an Elite II. So, we’ll rethink our TV needs. Thank you so much for your assistance.
  3. Hi John, So yes, ours is a 2014 Grand Cherokee Limited 4X4 with the 5.7 Hemi V8. I believe it’s specifications are the same as model year 2016. It looks to be a 3.09 Axle Ratio on the chart you found.
  4. Thank you Russell for your response. I’ve learned a lot through the Ollie forum and this is the first inquiry/comment I’ve made. Yes, you all are super helpful. We are on “the bubble” so to speak. Trying to make informed decisions. We are minimalists for the most part. We’ve been RVing half time for about five years so we have some experience. With that said, I’m not one to cut it too close with regard to tow vehicle capabilities. I was thinking we would have a GTW of about 5600 lbs. to 6000 lbs. with an Elite II. And so we’re trying to evaluate if the 7200 lb. towing capacity of our Jeep would be recommended. I’m mostly concerned about the drivetrain. Don’t want to destroy a nice vehicle! Thanks again for your considered opinions!!
  5. Thank you John for taking the time to respond. There are just the two of us. We had Escapees evaluate our present towing weights and we carry approximately 1000 lbs. of contents including 25 gal. of fresh water [if that tank is full]. I’ll have to research the axle ratio as you have suggested. We would only be interested in the Elite II. We are pleased with our 17’ Casita but are attracted to the additional interior space the Elite II would offer, the double axle and suspension and the build quality of course.
  6. Thanks Stan for your post... We are preparing to order an Elite II but need to consider if our Jeep Grand Cherokee will be adequate! I believe it would be similar to your Dodge Durango. We tow a Casita (our third fiberglass trailer) with a JGC 4X4, 5.7 Hemi, trailer towing pkg. rated at 7,200 lbs. towing. With load leveling hitch and anti sway it tows 4600 lbs. very well under all conditions. Will we have enough overhead to provide for a [continued] durable tow vehicle for the Elite II in your opinion? Thank you members of the forum. Rob Reighter
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