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Unread 12-09-2013, 07:30 PM   #1
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What can I tow with my 94 Jeep GC

Its a V8, 5.2L. I have my eye on a 22 foot trailer, about 3900 UVW and 450 Hitch weight. I really want this trailer, but I would also like to keep the jeep. I am just wondering if a 22 footer is too long or if this would be too heavy for it. I will be driving across canada and traveling distances, so wondering from anyone with experience in towing with the cherokee. I would appreciate any kind of info.

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Unread 12-10-2013, 09:58 PM   #2
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First of all, don't ever go by the unloaded vehicle weight on a travel trailer. It will weigh more than that when you tow it off the dealer's lot. I towed a 23' TT that weighed close to 5k with my XJ. I had a brake controller so stopping wasn't an issue. Sway was. If you're going to do it make sure you have a good weight distribution and sway control set up.
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Unread 12-17-2013, 03:28 PM   #3
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I had an 01 Grand with the I6. I pulled a 20 foot camper trailer that was about 3500lbs or so loaded, sold it within a year. That trailer pushed the jeep all around. I have an 04 Toyota 4Runner and the difference is night and day.
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Unread 12-18-2013, 01:23 PM   #4
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My 04 had a tow rating very similar to one of my 3/4 ton pickups. Actually towing with them at far below the rating, not at all similar. Just having a frame makes a ton of difference to how the vehicle handles.
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Unread 12-23-2013, 03:58 PM   #5
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a good trailer brake controller (at least have one axle with brakes on that trailer), weight distributing hitch and sway control are definitely advisable (even with a heavy duty pick up truck IMHO)
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