Re: Factory Tow Package vs Aftermarket Towing Equipment
No sense carrying water - there's always a hose where you're going, save 8.33 lb/gal in tow weight and tow dry.
MAKE SURE the receiver is rated for a weight distributing hitch setup. I can't recall off the top of my head. But if it says it isn't designed for WD...DO NOT USE weight distribution. You will twist expensive, important pieces of your Jeep if you use it and it is not designed for it.
Trans cooler is definitely worth it. NEVER tow in overdrive / top gear. Use regular ol' Drive (or "tow/haul" if there's a button for it), especially if it is hunting back and forth, up and down. Hunting = heat. Heat = dead transmission.
And food for thought (from a guy who sells RV's for a living) - "dry weight" does not include LP or LP tanks, or a deep cycle battery. Add about 100 lbs for those. That puts you at 4,250 for shell, frame, suspension, furniture, appliances, battery, and LP. Not a lot of room (750 lbs) before you hit the weight rating of an aftermarket (not factory installed) receiver setup.
'14 WK2 Summit EcoDiesel
'01 Ram 2500 QCLB Cummins 6spd 4x4, '92 XJ 4.0/auto, '92 YJ 4.0/stick, 91 Daytona CS/AGS, original owner, 89 Shelby CSX-VNT #135, 87 Shelby CSX #133, 86 Shelby GLHS #499...and 7 Buell motorcycles from 1995-2009