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Re: 2014 JGC Towing Review w/Pictures and Stats

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Nothing like at at all. Are you using a sway control system? At 14 feet and a little bit higher speeds you could get some stronger sway. It would feel like the rear corners being tugged.
I wasn't using sway control bars, I do have them but the trailer being so light I didn't use them with the jeep, and they are on a Weight distribution hitch that I was hoping I wouldn't need. (still healing from the last time I walked into it) At speeds of 60-85ish on the highway I have no sway. I just had that pushing feeling through the corners a lower speed maybe 30-40 on exits and such.
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Ah, I see says the blind man with the sore shins (sorry bad joke, I have hitch shined myself many times before). With no weight distro and no sway control you will still get some unusual off load on the Tow vehicle in corners. VS with the bars in place, rear pressure is pressed forward to even it out. Even at 7200 Pounds, the only thing I get is a little extra jounce crusing down the road.
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Re: 2014 JGC Towing Review w/Pictures and Stats

Thanks i'll be doing some towing this weekend and will toss the WD back on as well as shine guards, and give it a test and report back.
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Re: 2014 JGC Towing Review w/Pictures and Stats

Willx, this review was done on your 2014 5.7, am I correct? Have you done a towing review with your new diesel yet?
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Willx, this review was done on your 2014 5.7, am I correct? Have you done a towing review with your new diesel yet?
I have towed a little but nothing to really speak of. My first real towing runs start April 26th and I will post info on towing starting that weekend.

I did get my break controller mounted in the cubby underneath the radio though and maybe I can get some photos of that up here soon. It was less painful than I thought it was going to be and I am really pleased with it tucked away in there.
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Re: 2014 JGC Towing Review w/Pictures and Stats

Yea, I think I would "tuck mine away" the next time I installed a brake controller, especially since I'm such an infrequent user and note that I don't really put much in the cubby outside of some chewing gum for me and Carmex for SWMBO.
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I have towed a little but nothing to really speak of. My first real towing runs start April 26th and I will post info on towing starting that weekend.

I did get my break controller mounted in the cubby underneath the radio though and maybe I can get some photos of that up here soon. It was less painful than I thought it was going to be and I am really pleased with it tucked away in there.
Any photos or DIY info you can provide on this installation? I want to put my P3 in the cubby but am a little afraid of pulling apart the trim to get at the back of it. Also not sure if the Tekonsha 3045-P cable is long enough to reach the back of the cubby, but guess I could just splice some wires in.

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Re: 2014 JGC Towing Review w/Pictures and Stats

Just doing a follow up to see how the towing has been with your Jeep. If I read this thread correctly I think you were going to trade in your 5.7 for the 3.0 Diesel. I'm just looking for input as I'm really close on possibly trading in my 08 Pathfinder 5.6L V8 for the 3.0 Diesel Jeep.
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Just doing a follow up to see how the towing has been with your Jeep. If I read this thread correctly I think you were going to trade in your 5.7 for the 3.0 Diesel. I'm just looking for input as I'm really close on possibly trading in my 08 Pathfinder 5.6L V8 for the 3.0 Diesel Jeep.
Towing with the Jeep has been an absolute Champ. Better than my old Yukon and actually better than just about anything (leaving 3/4 tons out of the mix). The comfort and the power with the Diesel towing is just amazing.

This past winter I towed my 7000# trailer to Florida through the Virginia Mountains and it was fantastic both there and back. Couldn't have been happier!
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Towing with the Jeep has been an absolute Champ. Better than my old Yukon and actually better than just about anything (leaving 3/4 tons out of the mix). The comfort and the power with the Diesel towing is just amazing.

This past winter I towed my 7000# trailer to Florida through the Virginia Mountains and it was fantastic both there and back. Couldn't have been happier!
Thanks for the update. When you towed your 7000# trailer do you have any idea on what your MPGs were? That's the weight of my travel trailer so I'm just trying to hear what diesel jeeps are getting when towing around the 7K mark.
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Thanks for the update. When you towed your 7000# trailer do you have any idea on what your MPGs were? That's the weight of my travel trailer so I'm just trying to hear what diesel jeeps are getting when towing around the 7K mark.
As low as 12-13 in hilly areas, as high as 16-17 on flatter areas and I am not pushing it. By pushing it I mean a little over the speed limit. Speed and wind resistance is the biggest downer to fuel economy. I tended to want to get where I was going so I am sure people do better than me.
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As low as 12-13 in hilly areas, as high as 16-17 on flatter areas and I am not pushing it. By pushing it I mean a little over the speed limit. Speed and wind resistance is the biggest downer to fuel economy. I tended to want to get where I was going so I am sure people do better than me.

Ok thanks again for your fast response. I did a trip a few weekends ago with my Pathfinder and trailer and had an average of 7 MPGs there and 8 MPGs on the return trip. It was only about 150 each way. Your MPGs are showing twice what I get plus I'm hearing high 20s without towing where I'm only getting 13-14.
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