Can a Jeep Grand Cherokee or Cherokee verbs a 2 horse trailer?
I am 16 and am buying a horse a trailer and my 1st vehichle. I need to be able to tow my own horse trailer and I need to know which vehicle would be the best surrounded by MPG also. Please comment I need all the help I can seize!!
If you really want to tow safely, I propose that you look at (at least) half ton trucks.
The stopping power is insignificant.. you need a bulky vehicle in order to control the trailer in an emergency. I dont' assistance of you only tow a 700lb pony in an all fiberglass Merhow. It's simply not protected.
And I'm not the only one:
Congratulations! Most of the experts would say no, that you need at least a 3/4 ton vehicle to do this. You have need of to do some research: find out what the weight of the trailer loaded is, and find out what is the recommended weight for the vehicle to pull, and don't exceed that. I verbs an all-aluminum featherlite 2 horse trailer with a dressing room with my Ford Expedition. It does a good brief with one horse, not so good with 2 horses within it. More than pulling, the problem is stopping. Be sure and get brakes on the trailer.
a jeep isn't the safest entity to pull a two horse trailer. the problem is the wheel base for a jeep is too short. i would dance for a stronger vehicle like a SUV or a truck. unless, you are getting one of those brenderup trailers. those types of trailers are the only ones made to be pulled by smaller cars (meaning a jeep).
You will want to look at the weight of the trailer loaded with horses and make certain that your towing vehicle is certified to pull that much weight. Many two horse trailers weight at least possible 2200 pounds, plus two horses, hay, water, tack, etc. can bring you to about 5000 pounds. There are different classes of tow hitches on different vehicles and for 5000 pounds you will obligation a class IV. Figure out what weight you will be pulling and then start asking dealer what vehicles they offer that could safely tow that counterweight.
One thing to consider is that towing a live load is difference than towing a 'dead' load because across the world you stack the heaviest parts of a load on the bottom and the lighter items on top. Horses are built the opposite, plus they move around! So, stability and safety is a must!
I drive a Ford F150 4x4 beside a tow package (distribution bar, more efficient cooling) and it is rate to pull anything under 11000 pounds.
At one time I thought I'd try for one vehicle that I could commute in but also pull a 2-horse bumper pull trailer next to (with usually only 1 horse in it). I be seriously considering a Dodge Dakota for the best mix of MPG and towing suitability (this was in the mid 1990s). Instead, I ended up getting a small vehicle for commuting and a full size truck for the trailer. I'm glad I did.
One of my classmates in college pulled her 2 horse trailer with an older Jeep Grand Cherokee and never have a problem. Generally if you have a V-8 you're better off. A 2 horse trailer will weigh around a ton and a partially.
I can pull a 2 horse trailer fully loaded with my little Dodge Dakota and it only have a V-6, but a truck with a V-8 is better. The only reason you'd involve anything bigger is if you'll be doing a lot of heavy or long hauling, later you'd need a diesel and a heavier truck.