post #1 of Old 06-12-2013, 06:56 PM Thread Starter
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GC-Overland T/Trailer Towing Advice?

I have a 2012 Grand Cherokee Overland with the 5.7L Hemi and Trailer Tow Group IV, HD brakes, HD cooling, Tow/Haul Mode and 220 Amp.

I am getting conflicting info as to what size Travel Trailer I can safely and reasonably tow. I know the manual says 7,200 lbs. GTW, but is that pushing it?

Has anyone trailered say, a 27' Keystone Springdale Travel Trailer with a dry weight of 5,110 and a fully loaded weight of 7,500? The Hitch Weight on this one is just under 600 lbs. I would use a stabilizing hitch obviously.

Could this work for the long haul or am I trying to much here?

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post #2 of Old 06-14-2013, 07:40 AM
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I was going to let guys who tow with their GCs specifically answer this, but no one has.

I think you're pushing it a little even with a load distributing hitch. I would more comfortable with that load behind a half ton. The GCs suspension and brakes are where the shortcoming lies.

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post #3 of Old 06-15-2013, 04:50 PM
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short distances i would do it, but not anything long.

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post #4 of Old 06-15-2013, 07:34 PM
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I have a 28ft. I have s had f350 v10. It struggles up hills. Flat land is Ok. I would get s diesel. I use my zj and wj to pull my small trailers like my 12ft box. But that's it.

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post #5 of Old 06-15-2013, 09:46 PM
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youre probably fine. i towed a 69 pontiac grand prix on a uhaul car trailer (about 6xxx pounds total) with my ZJ, pulled like it wasnt there. im sure the hemi pulls even better. with properly functioning trailer brakes, you shouldnt have any problem stopping either.

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