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post #1 of 5 Old 02-10-2018, 07:31 PM Thread Starter
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Towing a camping trailer with a 2015 GC 4x4

I'm shopping for an ultra lite all season trailer to tow behind my 2015 GC 4x4, 3.6L with the factory tow package.
I'm in Northern California and will be towing it through higher elevation 4k and higher mountains here on the West Coast and windy coastal highways 1 and 101.
6200 pounds is the GVWR.
Does anyone have any experience towing at that weight and what was your experience. Any suggestions based on your experience would be appreciated.
Thank you in advance!

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post #2 of 5 Old 02-11-2018, 07:03 AM
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I'm shopping for an ultra lite all season trailer to tow behind my 2015 GC 4x4, 3.6L with the factory tow package.
I'm in Northern California and will be towing it through higher elevation 4k and higher mountains here on the West Coast and windy coastal highways 1 and 101.
6200 pounds is the GVWR.
Does anyone have any experience towing at that weight and what was your experience. Any suggestions based on your experience would be appreciated.
Thank you in advance!
Less weight and size you how the better, esp when going up in elevation. I have a hybrid i pull with my crossover, but it is definitely not a 4 season camper.

When you saying towing at that weight do you mean close to the 6200 lbs? If you are I would STRONGLY recommend not doing it. I would go as lite as you can without comproming too much.

Towing can be nerve wracking esp when towing allot of weight with smaller vehicles, esp going up mountians. Towing heavier trailers will but much more stress on you and the vehicle.


I have had three campers, weight for about 2700lbs loaded to just over 4k loaded, all within the limits of my tow vechile.

A lighter trailer is so much easier and nicer to tow.
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post #3 of 5 Old 02-15-2018, 06:14 PM
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A friend tows a 4K lb TT with their V6 WK2 through the hills of WV and it seems to do fine. I worry more about going downhill than up.


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post #4 of 5 Old 05-24-2019, 02:41 PM
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WestSierra, what did you end up with? Itís funny, Iím in NC with the exact GC and am looking for a lightweight all season RV myself and donít really have a clue where to start in terms of base weight for the trailer. Thanks for your post and thanks for the answers already on here!
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We bought a 2018 Keystone Bullet Ultra Lite, kept the Jeep and got a fantastic deal on a 2017 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie and put a camper shell on it for our 80 pound dog, firewood etc.
We just couldn’t find anything we liked with a lighter GVWR weight and didn’t feel comfortable towing this fully loaded. After our maiden voyage to Mendocino and Santa Cruz, we were glad we didn’t push the limits with the jeep. So many of the roads in Northern California and the Pacific Northwest are narrow, switchbacks, steep and a challenge to drive on anyway so it was one less thing to worry about for us.
So much for keeping it simple!
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