Originally Posted by compute42
Thanks everyone for the responses. I'm gonna try the CHeap Handling fix, a rear track bar and some KONI's first, see how the wife feels about that… Hopefully just enough to keep her ok. The sidewind gusts scares the bejebus out of her.
im a little late to this party, but i feel for you . i am in the same boat. just a little ahead of you .
i too have a high maintanance , errrr....... very nice wifey. she also drives a gl550 mercedes for a daily driver. we used to tow our 24 foot cruiser around. with a tahoe, and it was no joke. if your wife is afraid of crosswinds, then she will absolutely lose it when that trailer gets squirrly. and so will you .
i used to transport cars for a living , and that tahoe - even heavier than a jeep was not good. i had to switch to an excursion to keep my white knuckles , normal colored.
i also have two young kids, 2 and 7. we also have a class a , that my wife hates when we hit bumps and it sounds like an old school bus. ours also gets taken by wind gusts and she gets car sick too.
our 2 yo cannot be in his car seat for more than 30 mins without going nuts, so the class a works better than her driving seperately, or riding with me in our truck and towing a trailer. when it windy or a semi passes and whips us around, i grip the wheel with the strength of thor , smile at her and don't complain. i really want to make this work. so i have to trick her a bit. it actually helps me get used to it as well. if its really windy, we just park it , pop in a movie and i relax until the weathers better. i try to go in the slow lane , and dont make alot of lane changes. set the cruise and try to drive as smoothly as possible . if i see a banged up lane , i try to switch to a less bumpy lane to cut down on the school bus noise. in the movie "rv" its funny, bc the whole family wore headphones! now i see why.
i feel your pain. i refuse to spend 100k on a dp. just to have my lovely wife find something wrong with it. haha , im jk. despite how it sounds, i love her dearly.