Been a while since I have started a thread but I know a lot of people asked me about what I think about the new Diesel towing so I thought I would do a short sum up....
Here is the setup
It is 7180 lbs. at the scales loaded (trailer)
The Air Suspension works beautifully with the trailer and Equalizer load bars, even in some fairly gusty winds.
My mileage (ONLY with the trailer on) in a fairly hilly region similar to the foot hills in the Northern part of North Carolina. I was getting over 15 most of the trip but I guess I got anxious and was pushing her a little harder close to home
The remote office (similar to where I am working from right now, hence the cell booster Antenna, just no snow any more !!)
Mileage Mixed driving (no trailer for comparison), again fairly hilly and some decent headwinds this day with some in town and highway driving.... I usually and driving a little faster than the speed limit and I pass as needed
Overall, very friendly drive, I have driven this trailer with a 2010 Yukon 5.3, 2009 Mercedes ML320 Bluetec and a 2011 Durango Hemi. Of all of those the Jeep Diesel is by far the smoothest, most relaxing drive of them all. I easily get 35% better fuel mileage on or trailer off. I have certainly gotten much better mileage but this was a decent example vs trailering.
The 2014 Jeep Hemi did a similar trip last year and score 10, if I recall.
Biggest plus is the nice low smooth RPMs on the highway and no ScCCREEAMing high RPMs like the Yukon used to do.... Very Stressful!
I am more than happy to answer trailering questions etc, I tow lots with different vehicles... looking at a RAM 2500 and a 5th wheel in the next couple of years. I used to tow a 32 Foot Montana with a Duramax back in the day.