I am in the middle of another decision. This one is about space and weight. As in cargo.
Here are the numbers I am working with: Jeep has a 975 lb cargo capacity. A cargo carrier (attached to a receiver hitch) would have a 200 lb capacity. I am pretty sure this would be included in the 975 lb.
Jeep has a towing weight of 2000 lb, and a tongue weight of 225 lb. A small, wire mesh, utility trailer (3’X5’) would give me an additional cargo weight of about 1900 lb.
Why I am taking my 2010 Jeep Patriot on this trip .
Comfort…..I have owned 2 Jeeps.
A 2000 Cherokee Sport, which I would not hesitate to take on this 8K + mile trip. (Round-trip). Even when in 2011, an EF5 tornado tossed a tree on top of it, it still started right up, and even managed to make its way down the road a bit. I would love to have that inline 6 cylinder motor for this trip.