I'm afraid my towing experience is pretty limited, however. I did tow into some really hilly Missouri land last year. Only had to down shift twice. In hindsight it was probably a precaution, more than a need. I haven't had the bad luck of any trouble yet; however, this summer should provide more data.
I am not in a position to replace the Jeep, so it's what I have. I think the combo of short wheel bases may drive me batty, as I still can't back worth beans. Will need a lot more practice.
I love the fun of the Jeep too. Gas mileage is ok at about 15mpg average.
The V6 is powerful. No issues with having the umph to move the egg.
I'm keeping the weight
of the rebuild as light
as possible. I think tricked out the PP will weigh in at about 1200lbs. Just an estimate at this moment.
So, it can be done. It is being done. Just remember the response times are really short and be careful.