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Old 05-10-2011, 03:04 AM
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Re: 2500 miles towing a 5000 lb enclosed trailer without a single issue!

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My bet is no problem (assuming you mean snow, not water "ski's"). Remember, the WK2 Hemi has basically the same engine and trans as the Ram 1500 Hemi but with a shorter wheel base. If you're talking Jet Ski's it won't even know they are back there.
Nope have two "water" ski's ...Sea Doo RXP and RXT. Speed on the water, right now running about 74 on the RXP but plan to get close to 80+.
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Re: 2500 miles towing a 5000 lb enclosed trailer without a single issue!

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Nope have two "water" ski's ...Sea Doo RXP and RXT. Speed on the water, right now running about 74 on the RXP but plan to get close to 80+.
Sounds like a blast. I'm betting your total weight will be less than what my trailer weighs empty so like I said, you won't even know they are back there.
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Re: 2500 miles towing a 5000 lb enclosed trailer without a single issue!

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Mjw930: did u by any chance go up around cashiers NC? But either way I know that stretch of I 40 very well and that's a feat for sure if u didn't baby it at all.
No, we went to Cherokee and rode the bikes around the area for a couple days. NC28 from Bryson City to Franklin was a hidden jem we found by accident.

That section of I-40 was the toughest of the entire trip but we maintained our speed and between working the trailer brakes and staying in 3rd gear we were able to hook up with a couple trucks and maintain a decent pace. You know it's a tough section when the Interstate speed limit is 45 mph (not suggested speed or truck speed, the actual maximum speed limit)!
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Re: 2500 miles towing a 5000 lb enclosed trailer without a single issue!

What trailer brake do you run in the GC and where did you mount it?
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Re: 2500 miles towing a 5000 lb enclosed trailer without a single issue!

Teckonsha P3 mounted on the left side of the wheel above the parking brake.

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Re: 2500 miles towing a 5000 lb enclosed trailer without a single issue!

Did you also buy the plug and play for the Jeep?

Thanks for the quick answer earlier.. I know it has a 7 pin connector on the back so I'd assume its prewired for a brake controller...

Lastly what made you should the P3 over the P2?
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Re: 2500 miles towing a 5000 lb enclosed trailer without a single issue!

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Did you also buy the plug and play for the Jeep?

Thanks for the quick answer earlier.. I know it has a 7 pin connector on the back so I'd assume its prewired for a brake controller...

Lastly what made you should the P3 over the P2?
I used the 4 wire pigtail that came with the vehicle (in the glove box). If you have the factory tow IV package it's prewired and you should have the factory pigtail. The plug and play wasn't out yet.

I purchased the P3 back in '08 (this is the 3rd vehicle it's been installed in). I don't think the P2 was out yet. At the time is was one of the few that supported electric over hydraulic which I needed for my boat.
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Towing this load with my WK2 tomorrow. Will report back on how this goes.
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Re: 2500 miles towing a 5000 lb enclosed trailer without a single issue!

^That's awesome Frank TJ.
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^That's awesome Frank TJ.
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Re: 2500 miles towing a 5000 lb enclosed trailer without a single issue!

^^^ Looking good! It's great to see these vehicles being used in a manner they were designed. Far too often the bean counters use statistics to explain why their SUV's don't have the tow ratings some older CARS used to have and what we end up with are glorified minivans (aka new Ford Explorer or the various GM midsize, FWD SUV's......)
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Re: 2500 miles towing a 5000 lb enclosed trailer without a single issue!

I just got back from a week of camping… Towed a small boat (1000lbs maybe) over and didn’t even notice it was there. On the way back I towed a much larger boat (5000lbs) with a small dirt bike and a bunch of gear so pushing closer to 6000lbs, it was definitely there but not bad at all. Even going over a pass at a decent grade I was able to maintain 60 reasonability comfortably and accelerate.

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