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towing 5k lbs with hemi without factory tow package

Hello,

I used to have 13 larado hemi and I really liked it, but last year when I lost my job I sold it. Then I bought a 13 ram 2500 crew cummins.

I'm thinking about getting a 11-13 grand cherokee hemi. I tow at least a twice a month 1000k miles a 5k lbs enclosed trailer.

My question is how well will a cherokee pull this without the extra coolers that the tow package comes with? I want to be able to run 70-75 on the highway.

Right now my truck pulls this easily, but I can same a lot of money if I go back to a cherokee.

I found this cherokee and I'm just worried how well it tows.

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Re: towing 5k lbs with hemi without factory tow package

Kevin, since towing is an important capability for you, I seriously suggest you look for a JGC that has the factory towing option...the brakes, suspension, cooling, etc., are going to be a lot better suited to what you want to do, especially with the frequency and distance you'll be towing. I only tow very infrequently (similar weight as you) and I wouldn't want to be doing it without the factory tow that I have.
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what are your trans temps when towing? Does it get hot when going up long hills?
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I don't tow long distances and have never looked at the temps, so unfortunately, I can't help you with that. My hauling is a small horse trailer thats at about 5K with both horses loaded.
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