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Hi forum!

I apologize in advance if ya'll are sick of hearing these types of questions. However, I could use your expert opinion as to the purchase of my first truck.

I own a couple jeeps right now.

A 2015 Grand Cherokee with the Ecodiesel and I absolutely love the engine and that vehicle. Although it is my wife's car ;)

A 2012 2dr Jeep Wrangler. Currently on 35s, used to be on 37s, and will go to ORIs, 1 tons, and 40s soon enough.

By now you've probably guessed where this is going. I need a truck to haul my Jeep around on the weekends and drive to work and back during the week. Since my commute is 60 miles round trip I have two requirements. The first being decent MPG and the second being longevity in the engine.

I've been researching buggy trailers and with options they come in around 2500lbs give or take a few hundred lbs. My Jeep will be around 5k with all the new gear. This puts me very close if not exactly on that 7500lb towing number I see thrown around.

Even with the air suspension would I be pushing the limits of the 1500 towing my Jeep? I'd likely do 2 or 3 trips > 1,500 miles each year. Plus random weekends going < 500 miles.

thanks in advance!
~ BP
 

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The ecodiesel in the RAM 4x4 Crew is ~9000lbs towing capacity, what's it in the jeep?
 

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The ecodiesel in the RAM 4x4 Crew is ~9000lbs towing capacity, what's it in the jeep?
Looks like I wasn't clear in my original post. I apologize for that.

What I'd like to know is if an EcoDiesel 1500 Crew Cab can tow ~8,000 lbs for 3,000ish miles round trip 2 or 3 times a year.

The ram website says 8,400lbs for the laramie package.
I found a used laramie Longhorn for a good price but that comes down to 7,650lbs.

If my trailer is 2,000lbs and my Jeep is 5,000lbs then I'm hitting very close to the max towing. For extended drives (~1500 miles) each way this sounds very taxing.

What I don't want is the truck blowing up after a couple years. I like to keep vehicles "forever".
 
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