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Old 06-15-2014, 04:50 PM   #31
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Could be, but those Wikipedia lists show the Chrysler transmission for Hemi Grand Cherokees up to 2011, and don't show the Mercedes transmission in them at all... and certainly not the Mercedes CVT suggested earlier.
Looks like it depends on year and motor, and there are a few other variants in there as well.
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From some quick googling, it appears the Jeep Patriot and Compass were the only Jeep vehicles with CVT.
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Old 06-15-2014, 11:27 PM   #32
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My jeep trans

All I know is what I hear on the jeep forum or from the service people. After 65000 miles and half of that towing 3700 or 4200# I know I like it. I'm afraid any changes on the 2014 will not be for the best and then when I hit 100,000 I won't know what to do as extended warranty will be gone. This might be the smoothest shifting trans I have ever owned (of maybe a hundred). Although that 63 Buick trans in my wife's Riviera was very smooth.
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Old 06-16-2014, 01:21 AM   #33
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Hey jack, I finally dealt with that Tahoe squeak problem in the left front wheel I asked you to look at, at Moab.
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Old 06-17-2014, 01:41 PM   #34
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for what it is worth I have an escape 19 and tow it with a Honda pilot 6 cylinders and all is good. big T
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Old 06-17-2014, 01:47 PM   #35
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securing your trailer

last week had my 19ft escape stolen from my front driveway. not to happy. seems I now have to go to elaborate protection to secure any future trailers. would appreciate advice as to what is the best way to secure. wheel clamps have been recommended. if that is the way what is the best wheel clamp to buy. any suggestions. big t
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Old 06-17-2014, 02:04 PM   #36
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Big T,
sorry for your loss, you may want to start a new thread about this issue.
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Old 06-17-2014, 02:06 PM   #37
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tmorris, check out this thread on FGRV about another Escape that was recently stolen, lots of different ideas as to the best security method.

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Old 06-17-2014, 06:13 PM   #38
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I towed my 19 footer with a Honda pilot . no problems rated to tow 4500 lbs
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Old 06-18-2014, 10:44 AM   #39
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Dave, You should add a 4runner to your list. We just picked up a 17B and drove back to Boise going over numerable passes and steep grades and we easily able to do the speed limit and over the speed limit if we wanted. The 2014 4runner also has electronic trailer sway control and a built in hitch with a 5000lbs tow capacity. A full frame SUV is going to be more stable.
+1 for that. We have a 2014 4Runner as well with a 19' on order. I am more than confident it will pull with factory hitch.
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Old 09-18-2014, 01:54 PM   #40
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i have a 2011 honda pilot 4 wheel dr rated to tow 4500 lbs. i had a 19 escape and it handled the trailer very well. i am now going to try it on a 21 ft. has anybody used a honda to tow a 21footer.
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