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post #1 of 2 Old 06-01-2021, 10:52 AM Thread Starter
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2015-era Grand Cherokee Towing Package

Hey all, just looking for some input before I upgrade the Wife's current Grand Cherokee. She currently has a 2009 4.7 with (what appears to be) the factory towing package, and it moves our boat around just fine. It's a 16 foot aluminum, best guess #2500 all-in. We generally don't venture further than an hour, hour and a half, away. Some freeway hauling.

We're looking into something a bit newer, currently looking at something in the 2014-2015 era. Most everything we can find in our price/mileage range is the V6, and finding one with the factory tow package has been difficult.

Couple questions:

I wasn't able to find specifics on this era of GC, does the factory tow package include upgraded engine/trans cooling? Or is it just the Class IV hitch? Assuming the answer is "yes, it includes the upgraded cooling" how would you feel about not having it while towing under half of the rated weight?

And does anyone have any experience with a similar rig? How do you V6 owners feel about it? Are you regretting not going for a V8?

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post #2 of 2 Old 06-01-2021, 02:29 PM
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I tow a popup camper with the V6 and have also towed my JK with it when necessary.

The V6 tows just fine. Now, my Trailhawk does have the tow package, which was nice to have the harness for the brake controller.

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