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post #1 of 2 Old 05-14-2012, 05:39 PM Thread Starter
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ZJ Towing Capability

I am 17 and have a 95 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo with the 4.0L I6 and automatic 42RE transmission.The ZJ has the towing package with wireing harness and consisting of 2'' reciever rated for 5,000lbs @ 750lbs tongue weight. It has 3.73 rear end ratio and stock sized P225/75/R15 tires. It also has the stock transmission cooler. I am about to take a vacation trip to Holiday World, which is about 180 miles/3 1/2 hours to drive one way.

I want to tow a pop-up camper down there in the next week or so and I am wonderin if I would be okay to do so with this vehicle. The camper i would estimate not weighing anything over 2500lbs (high estimate) with everything. Also would like to know if i could tow it in O/D because of the long drive and all the highway time i would be using.

Wondering about the towing ability of my ZJ

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post #2 of 2 Old 05-14-2012, 08:49 PM
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Go for it. You'll definitely know the trailer is there, and you'll have to drop out of overdrive for hills, but you'll be fine.

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