Thanks for all the responses.
My situation is a bit specific, and if I were to change vehicles, I'd be going with a 1 ton or larger (think F-550) pickup truck for my longer term plans.
The reason I'm asking about the Cherokee is because I just picked up a Japan-spec model with the steering wheel on the right side.
The reason I purchased this vehicle is due to an injury I sustained from a motorcycle accident years ago - I was left with a paralyzed right arm. So, having all the heater, radio, transmission and transfer case to my left is very convenient. And eventually may be a necessity as my "good" shoulder isn't that great any more...
So, thanks again for the responses, I feel better about the possibility of the XJ pulling the 19 footer.