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Re: 2015 JGC Ecodiesel Towing capability

It is not recommended by trailmanor to use a WDH on the folding models. So you are doing the right thing. With the smaller frontal area and rear wheels set back it virtually eliminates sway. The tongue weight is also higher, which contributes to the stability (17%). With rear leveling on the tow vehicle you will be in good shape. For virtually all other 4k+ trailers a WDH is beneficial.

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We towed a 19-ft and a 24-ft travel trailer Grand Cherokee with no sway issues and all we have is the friction bar sway control.
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Re: 2015 JGC Ecodiesel Towing capability

Looking to place the order for the 2015 eco diesel 4x4 limited-what size wheels is best for my situation-20 or 18 inch?
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We towed a 19-ft and a 24-ft travel trailer Grand Cherokee with no sway issues and all we have is the friction bar sway control.
What's a friction bar sway control?
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Looking to place the order for the 2015 eco diesel 4x4 limited-what size wheels is best for my situation-20 or 18 inch?
I can't imagine either matters. The rating is the same.
Other than you might have more tire choices for your needs with 18"
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Looking to place the order for the 2015 eco diesel 4x4 limited-what size wheels is best for my situation-20 or 18 inch?
Purely personal preference...as well as related to how you plan on using your new JGC. Congrats on your coming order!
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Re: 2015 JGC Ecodiesel Towing capability

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Purely personal preference...as well as related to how you plan on using your new JGC. Congrats on your coming order!
So there is no difference between the two tires when towing a lite travel trailor as discussed in previous posts?

What about gas millage and over all wear and tear (no off reading)?
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In terms of towing, gas mileage, and tread wear, you wont see much difference between the two stock wheel/tire combinations. The 18 inch combination may offer a little better ride quality, as the taller tire sidewall is able to absorb more shock than the shorter 20 inch sidewalls.

I went with 18's because I do go offroad regularly. For you, it may just be which one you like the looks of better.
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What's a friction bar sway control?
It attaches to to a mount next to the hitch ball and one side of your trailer frame. The friction bar makes it harder for the trailer to sway from side to side and it has to be loosened when you are ready to make sharp turns/or back into your campsite.

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Re: 2015 JGC Ecodiesel Towing capability

Hi! JJacobs, I've been looking for someone like you to network with. We are pulling a North Trail 22FBS (which they say is 30' end to end) with our 2014 Jeep Summit Ecodiesel. It is pulling it fine as far as power. The trailer weighs 4700# unloaded. But we're getting little jerky sway movements even though we have sway bars, weight distribution bars, etc. We are planning to have the Hensley hitch (guaranteed no sway, they say) installed later this week. Very expensive though and wishing there was another solution or something we're missing, but I'm thinking that even though we have the weight pulling capability with the Jeep, we just don't have the wheelbase. Did you get your Jeep and how's it pulling?
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Re: 2015 JGC Ecodiesel Towing capability

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We towed a 19-ft and a 24-ft travel trailer Grand Cherokee with no sway issues and all we have is the friction bar sway control.
When you say 24' trailer, is that the size of the interior or from end to end? And what is your hitch setup that you're not getting any sway?
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Would anyone see an issue with towing a 22ft Ultralight travel trailer with a 2015 JGC Ecodiesel? I am not so much worried about the weight, but more the length of the trailer being towed by the JGC.

Also, this is a vehicle I am ordering, it will be a 4x4, what other options are must have when towing this type of rig.

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Hi! JJacobs, I've been looking for someone like you to network with. We are pulling a North Trail 22FBS (which they say is 30' end to end) with our 2014 Jeep Summit Ecodiesel. It is pulling it fine as far as power. The trailer weighs 4700# unloaded. But we're getting little jerky sway movements even though we have sway bars, weight distribution bars, etc. We are planning to have the Hensley hitch (guaranteed no sway, they say) installed later this week. Very expensive though and wishing there was another solution or something we're missing, but I'm thinking that even though we have the weight pulling capability with the Jeep, we just don't have the wheelbase. Did you get your Jeep and how's it pulling?
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