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Mmaxed

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Posted: 08/12/19 10:00am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I think I've said it before, but here it is again. Wife has a Grand Cherokee. Nice little rig. I would not want to hook onto any toy hauler with it unless you call a 3 rail dirt bike trailer a toy hauler.

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Posted: 08/12/19 11:14am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I'm thinking you're going to be limited to something perhaps like the popup toyhaulers ...

like this one https://www.thegreatoutdoorsrv.com/rockwood/282txr


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Do check out the tongue weight of the trailer that gkainz posted, some previous ones had really high tongue weights. I was shocked when past members shared their experience with other brands. The weight shown is the dry ship weight.


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Posted: 08/13/19 06:41am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Because of what a TH is designed to do, most have the axles towards the rear for very heavy tongue weight. Add that to the short wheel base of the GC might not make a very good combination.

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Posted: 08/13/19 11:58am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hi Campreadkayak. Welcome to the forums.

You aren't going to find a toy hauler big enough to fit a four-seater and small enough to be towed by a Jeep GC.

Since you're in New Mexico, you aren't too far from Houston where we found a mind-blowing selection of used pickup trucks. Check out https://www.texasdirectauto.com/for-sale/truck/ to find an affordable used tow vehicle. That's where I bought my truck a few years ago. They met us at the airport and brought us back to their showroom. We were in and out of there in less than an hour with our new (to us) RAM. We saved about $25k by flying there and driving the new truck back home.

Good luck!


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Thanks everyone, looks like its back to the drawing board.

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Posted: 08/13/19 01:17pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If you plan to keep the GC as your tow vehicle, take it across the scales with your family loaded up so you can see how much payload you have remaining for tongue weight. Although this is a good passenger carrying vehicle, I do not believe it has much towing capacity unless there is only one or two occupants inside.

Expect any type of toy hauler to have roughly 15 percent of the gross trailer weight on the tongue. Tongue weight may get slightly lighter with a heavy load in the back of the trailer, but not by much.


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You can tow anything with anything?

https://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/attachme........g-5th-wheel-blazer-album_piccah13qpf.jpg

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Posted: 08/14/19 09:46pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

That is true as long as you adjust speed and distance for what you wish to tow. If you want tow the space shuttle, you can do it at reduced speeds.

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Posted: 08/15/19 12:28pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Bedlam wrote:

That is true as long as you adjust speed and distance for what you wish to tow. If you want tow the space shuttle, you can do it at reduced speeds.



Yep!

https://pictures.dealer.com/s/sonictoyot........371/92e978a40a0d028a001c660012844d67.jpg

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