Originally Posted by RACERX26743
i have a 2001 xj i am towing a 3400lb pop up trailer with it. it seems to tow this wieght easily. i have a large tranny cooler,brake controller, and sway control on it. is anyone else towing with an xj and is this too heavy for my rig. let me know your thoughts and wisdom as i will be towing cross country with this in the fall.
If it is set up correctly, you should be fine. The Cherokee with the factory towing package is rated to tow 5000# if you use a load distributing hitch. I tow a 2700 pound travel trailer with mine, need to add a load distributing hitch to reduce a little sag, but it is not that bad... but it tows it fine. I would have no problem towing this long distance.
Oh and my trailer is set up with electric brakes and a controller as well. I added the trans cooler and a gauge and it never gets hot. load handling and towability really depends on how well you load the trailer and how well you are set up to tow. If one or the other is not just right... it might suck, if they are both set up correctly, it is a walk in the park.