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Photo taken at the Pinery Provincial Park near Grand Bend, Ontario. Just got the Jeep and just got the Alto. Great little camper and great tow vehicle.
 

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Just got us a nice small jayco trailer and it doesn't even feel like it is behind the TH. This was our first trip with and it had no problems. I don't know yet how much it weighs but when I do I will add it to the forum.


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Towed this 750 miles the other weekend. I have a pre-owned ‘17 Latitude with tow package but not sure if they ever did the “break-in”. So I hedged my bets and tried to keep it between 50-55. Tough and scary when the speed limit is 80 on a 2 lane highway. That said it seemed like the trans temp would peak around 204 when going over a few passes at 5000ft and 100* outside. Also going over the Sierras made me a little nervous, only later did I realize I was looking at the coolant temp. though it seems the trailer rode a little high. Weighed about 2200lbs. Thinking of getting a drop to level it.
 

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This is our new littlw camper. It is a 2018 E-Pro 19foot. Dry weight 2850 with a tongue weight of 390. It weighs 3500 loaded with a tongue weight of 450. We use a Fastway e2 WD hitch with sway control rated for a max of 600 tongue weight and trailer weight of 6,000. The Jeep does a good as a tow vehicle.
 

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First time towing something other than our Kayak trailer. Trailer is a heavy beast, PJ U8, 16" spaced braces, 5,400 dual braking axles, 12k winch, battery, and tons of traps. Weighs in around 2,6-700 lbs, with a 1,600 lb Bad Boy Buggy loaded. Towed better with the bad boy than without. I was impressed, didn't go quickly, but went without an issue. Typically, I'd use my 3500 to make this run, but it was free and it had to be gone that weekend. With my truck being gone, I used the Jeep.



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I finally got a change to take the trailer out with the motorcycle on a long road trip. It's 400 miles to Las Vegas from SLC on I-15 and I left when a storm was blowing into the state. It handled the wind better than I thought and I did go the speed limit (80mph in a lot of the trip) and still got about 19mpg. I decided yesterday to take the old US highways home that adds a couple of hours. For the whole trip back I averaged 25.6mph. Of course I had a HUGE tailwind a lot of the way. From Delta, UT to Salt Lake I was averaging 32mpg! Ok so the tailwind was about 40-50mph but still very happy with the tow!
Did another Las Vegas trip but added a passenger and his gear a couple of weeks ago. Averaged about 23.5mpg at 80mph with the bike and trailer. Windy conditions but no tailwind this trip. I stayed on I-15 the whole time this trip. My friend was impressed with how smooth the ride was even towing.
 

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Has anyone pulled an rPod with a Cherokee? I really like the 189, and at about 2800 lbs it should be well within the Cherokee's 4500 lb limit. Unfortunately, on the rPod forums they say you need at least a Peterbilt to safely pull a trailer this size.
 

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Bringing a project home it was free if I took it right then so to u-haul I went told them I want to tow a Bronco home (I think they thought a Bronco 2) in took this Found on road dead project home 20 miles and 45 mph max speed. it is now running and a nice 2nd vehicle
 

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Picked up my 2018 Flagstaff ePro 14fk back in March. 2000lbs dry. I managed to get 30 nights out of it this year. Can't wait until the 2019 season.
 

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I wonder how long it took to get up to speed.


Now let's see you stop...
 

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I’ve been watching this post for a while now and I finally got my new camper!! 2019 Wildwood FSX weighing in around 3350#. It towed way better than I thought it would. I have a blueox 4 way sway control and WD setup for it. Gas mileage took a hit dropping from 25 to around 12. My longest trip with it so far was bringing it home when I bought it. About 80 miles on the express way. Speed limit is 70 but I stayed around 65. I kept an eye on the engine and transmission temp the whole way and it did really good. But I haven’t towed it during summer when it’s hot out so we will see.
 

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I currently tow a small Rockwood tent camper, about 1600 lbs with my 2016 Cherokee with V6. but am looking to upgrade to a full hard sided camper. Couple that I am interested in are the Flagstaff E-pro and Rockwood Geo-Pro either 19FD or 19FBS. Does anyone have experience towing either of these?
 

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I currently tow a small Rockwood tent camper, about 1600 lbs with my 2016 Cherokee with V6. but am looking to upgrade to a full hard sided camper. Couple that I am interested in are the Flagstaff E-pro and Rockwood Geo-Pro either 19FD or 19FBS. Does anyone have experience towing either of these?
On August 18, 2018 there is a picture of someone with a 19' Geo-Pro. I am interested in this one as well as a Tab400. I just went through the full post and didn't see any Tabs
 

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Now towing a 2019 Prime Time PTX 160FQ. Towed it all the way home from the dealer last Saturday, and am heading out for a weekend shakedown trip. Initial towing impressions are great, no issues in the 30+/- miles so far. It's about 2900# empty, with a tongue weight of 350#. Weight distribution and sway are countered with a Husky Centerline TS, model #32216 .
 

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Bought my KL nearly six years ago now, mainly because it allowed me to own a sensible sized daily driver, but also use it for towing a decent sized trailer. Took a while longer than I expected but we finally bought a used 19' travel trailer last year. Then various bits of life and weather got in the way of us actually taking it out for nearly a year, but belatedly we got out for a long weekend in the summer and then just got back from a week long vacation in Kanasakis in the Alberta Rockies. On those two trips we got a variety of winds, rain, and steep inclines to test the rig on. Trailer weighs ~4,300 lb loaded and I have a basic chain and bar WD hitch and a simple friction anti-sway bar. The KL did great. I keep it at 95 km/hr (58 mph) and below, and the KL was more than capable of maintaining that even up some longish, steep inclines. Coolant/transmission temps crept up a bit but stayed well within the acceptable range, and the trailer felt rock solid behind me, tracking straight and true with only the slightest hint of wobble under strong cross winds. I've also weighed everything when loaded up at a Cat Scale, and everything remains within the vehicle's ratings so I am very happy with my choice of car, even if it took a while to confirm I definitely would be. Plan to get out camping much more next year. We also have a 8' x 4' utility trailer that I've used for everything from helping friends move to taking renovation waste to the eco-station. I'm sure I've had well over 1,500 lbs in it at times and you wouldn't even know it's hitched to the KL.
 

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This is what I tow with my 2.0. 3800 lbs. no problems so far other then the fuel economy drop. The transmission temp is about 72’C.
 

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