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I bought a brand new 2017 JGC TH with the 5.7 Hemi, in January and I'm about to take a road trip from Whidbey Island, Wa to Salt Lake City, UT and I'll be towing a 6x10 enclosed trailer. Currently my TH has 2204 miles and I was wondering if it's too early to tow a trailer that far? I shouldn't be towing more 2500 lbs, including the weight of the trailer.

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Re: Road Trip Towing

You're fine. The manual will tell you how long to wait to tow a trailer (I think 500 miles). You'll be just fine.
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You'll be fine. Enjoy the trip!
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No, as others have said, just hook it up properly and enjoy the trip !!
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I hope you have good working brakes in that trailer and a brake controller installed. Try it out before you go out and adjust the braking to your liking.....
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Brakes for a 2500# trailer? My single axle is 2800# (by the scales) and I've never once had any problem stopping it.
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Of course, it also depends on your installed options as to if brakes are recommended.
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Brakes for a 2500# trailer? My single axle is 2800# (by the scales) and I've never once had any problem stopping it.

I know you don't have to have brakes on such a light trailer, but on long trips it's just nice to have
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I know you don't have to have brakes on such a light trailer, but on long trips it's just nice to have
Ah, the way I read your post I thought you were saying it needed them.
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You're fine. The manual will tell you how long to wait to tow a trailer (I think 500 miles). You'll be just fine.
Correct.
Does your JGC have the factory tow package? If so, you have the upgraded HD brakes.
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Re: Road Trip Towing

The TH does have the factory tow package so I should be good with the brakes on the vehicle. The trailer is single axle and does not have brakes on it, but I have towed it with my 2010 Commander and never had any issues towing the trailer. I was concerned with the distance and towing with a new vehicle, but after reading your responses I feel better about it now. Thanks.
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You'll be fine. Just allow extra following distance while towing in case of any panic stops that may come your way.
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