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  • Jeep cherokee 2012 tow a horse
  • Commander v8 tow horse trailer

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    04-10-2012, 10:25 PM
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Foal
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So we just bought our first "official" horse and we are looking to buy a trailer for a full showing season ahead. Buuuut, we have a problem. My parents are not interested in buying or driving a truck. We are wanting maybe a 2 horse slant load trailer (we don't have one yet) in aluminum. The biggest debate remains to be the type of SUV that would be best suited for our needs. I don't know if y'all would have any kind of opinion or experience that could point me in the right direction? But if you did it would be very much appreciated. Thank you
     
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    04-10-2012, 10:38 PM
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Green Broke
We pull a 2 horse alum side by side with my expedition. Does great!! I adore my vehicle. Paid 8500 for it with 95k miles on it late last year.
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    04-10-2012, 10:38 PM
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Green Broke
And it looks like new!
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    04-10-2012, 10:40 PM
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Trained
I will tell you what I know from my own experience. I have a steel trailer, 2 horse BP, x long, x wide. Heavy. Best friend has an Exiss aluminum, 2 h BP w. Dr. WE have pulled both trailers with her vehicle as well as mine. Both are SUV's. Hers-Plymouth Aspen, Mine-Ford Expedition. NO comparison. WE both HATE towing with hers. WE think it is the wheel base. The trailer moves much more and you feel everything. Plus-her gas mileage is AWFUL. Mine is much better. I (actually so does hers)have the towing packing, sway bars on the trailer as well as the E-brake installed on my dash. Tows like a dream. Well, as good as it will get for a BP. I highly recommend it. If you are getting one, try and get the back up camera-it helps immensely with hook up. I do not have it.
     
    04-10-2012, 10:49 PM
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Weanling
I've pulled a 2 horse, bp, with both a Jeep Grand Cherokee (V8, towing package) and the Jeep Commander (V8, towing package) and they both pulled it fine, stopping got a little hairy tho...
     
    04-10-2012, 10:54 PM
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Foal
I think the only 3 suv's I would personally pull a trailer with would be an expedition, excursion, or suburban (preferably a 3/4 ton with the 6.0). Theres pros and cons to the three of them, but they're all very capable of pulling a trailer
     
    04-10-2012, 11:01 PM
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Green Broke
By the way, I get about 15 mpg pulling.
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    04-10-2012, 11:07 PM
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Trained
Me too Cakemom. I do not think the newer ones are as good on the mileage. My hubby has one and his is not as good.

Adam-personnally-I used to pull with an Explorer. Sure it worked, but if I had any hills-it was tough. Nearly needed to get the horse out and walk it. And downhill-he was pushing me all the way. And I only hauled ONE horse, yeah a draft cross, but still. Not again. Might be fine for short hauls on flat ground. That is it.
     
    04-10-2012, 11:35 PM
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Green Broke
Yeah, mine is an 03.
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    04-10-2012, 11:41 PM
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Trained
Mine is an '09-and I will turn 100K shortly. I drive a lot. Lol
     

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