Originally Posted by xcntrk
^Side note; how does the JGC tow compared to the Yukon? A friend of mine had a Yukon and bought the largest travel trailer he could pull that was still within the towing specifications. Even with weight distribution and sway control, it turned out to be too much for the Yukon and he was white knuckled everywhere he went. I pull smaller trailers with my JGC yet have never experienced the white knuckle issues he had with the Yukon (lots of sway & poor tracking).
I'm now eying a 29' TT weighing in at 4,900lbs. I currently use a Tekonsha P3 (stuffed in the pocket like everybody else), and a Reese 12k lbs distribution hitch with cam style sway control. Even with that, it's got to be near the upper limit of "comfortable" towing for the JGC which has me concerned about pulling the trigger on the purchase.
Further on in this thread you will see a link to my towing review with the HEMI. I towed max weight and it was perfectly comfortable. Problem is it is difficult to tell how a vehicle is going to respond to a trailer because weight is not the only factor. Tongue weight (even with the best WD /Sway control system in the world) changes the drive of the TV. Also things like axle placement and water tank location. My old TT had the tank out front. Even though it had a very low over all weight for the Yukon (under 5k loaded) it was heavy in the tongue for its size.
The biggest issues I had with the Yukon though was it was underpowered for it's size. I had the 5.3 which was fine for daily driving but with any trailer hooked up I found at highway speeds when I hit grades it needed to jump to ridiculous RPMs. The 5.7 with the 8 speed on the other hand was an amazing match up at 7200 pounds. Frankly even though the JGC is a shorter wheel base than the Durango is which I am currently driving, the air suspension on the JGC made it a more enjoyable Tow.
I have also said to other people if you work with a good trailer store, they can arrange for a test tow. Every trailer is different in feel and even after the purchase you can work with that and get it to your liking by adjusting loading and hitch height.