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post #1 of 3 Old 04-06-2014, 07:46 PM Thread Starter
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Tow Rating

Hey all,

I bought a 2001 GC 4.7 V8 with stock trailer hitch. so I can tow my trailer for work. My manual says they come either class III tow package or a class IV tow package. But no where can I find what mine is rated for.
My guess is that the V6 is class III
And V8 is class IV
Because the tongue weight for both is 700lb max. Which is rear suspension and mount strength. It's the net weight of the trailer that makes the difference between the two classes. So my guess is bigger engine more towing power?

I doubt I'll be pulling anything over class III anyways. But I was just curious if anyone knows how to check their Jeeps class. I sometimes pull horses so it'd be nice to have the sense of comfort knowing I got the Class IV package.

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post #2 of 3 Old 04-06-2014, 08:23 PM
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decoding your vin might get you the answer. sometimes it's more than the engine, it's also cooling, brakes, batt/alternator, etc.

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post #3 of 3 Old 04-13-2014, 08:26 PM Thread Starter
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Found it. It is a class IV hitch. There was as ticker that was painted over and I carefully rubbed it off. Jeeps are beasts
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