Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Sydney Australia
Please excuse the longevity of this post. Made a judgment error yesterday and attended the Sydney Caravan and Camping Show. We went purely out of curiosity. We found a caravan that suited our requirements (which we didn't know before we got there) perfectly, they had a great deal going with plenty of options thrown in and, I think you know where I'm going here....
So the new 14' 4x4 van is due for delivery in July. The ATM is 2050kgs with a TARE 1650kg which is under the TH's GTW 2,200kgs, so no problem there I hope. Have a few questions though after going through some of the archived forums here about towing. First up, I'm a bit concerned that the TH might be a bit under gunned to tow this heavy, for starters the TARE on the TH is 1936kg. I would prefer the tow vehicle weigh more than the thing its trying to stop.
Has anyone got experience towing this heavy over long distances and did the TH handle it satisfactorily?
The tow kit was fitted by the dealer before delivery, and not at the factory, is there a difference, one of the forum posts suggested there was and the ATM was lower for the post build tow kit.
Do I need to get an electric brake controller fitted, or is that part of the tow kit?
I've many more questions, but I'll get these 2 out of the way first. Also, I've posted this on the Australian forum as it appears that the export vehicles are quite different from the US vehicles as far as specifications go.
2015 Trail Hawk
Brilliant white, black bonnet decal
Rhino Racks roof bars
Electronic Convenience Pack
Valve dust covers with JEEP logo (goes faster now)
Bully LED back step
Boscoe Side Steps