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Old 09-15-2016, 04:50 PM   #1
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I have 2016 6cyl. Jeep Grand Cherokee, factory tow package tow rating 6200 lbs....GVWR of TV 6500...curb weight of TV 4677 ..putting 450 lbs of passenger weight in vehicle I am looking at Jay Feather 23 MRB. 4755 dry weight. 5995 loaded max.. I know I will WDH. possible Hensley... is this a realistic set up???
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Old 09-15-2016, 06:07 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum! Sorry, but I think that's too much for a 6 cyl. Jeep.
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Old 09-15-2016, 06:20 PM   #3
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Welcome! I too think that TT is too much for your Jeep
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Old 09-15-2016, 07:56 PM   #4
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Thanks for the welcome.... what would be a weight that my vehicle could comfortably handle...IYO???
It is just my wife ,myself and our dog. we really like murphy bed ...cuts down on length of TT...gives more living space during the day.
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Old 09-15-2016, 08:20 PM   #5
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Realistically, about 5000 lbs. The payload is the problem. If you have 450 pounds of passengers, that leaves you about 730 pounds for trailer tongue weight for a 2 wheel drive and 870 pounds for a 4 wheel drive Jeep. You don't state whether your Jeep is 2 or 4 wheel drive.

If you maxed out the trailer load capacity at nearly 6,000 lbs, your tongue weight would be between 600 (too light) and 900 pounds. Even with a WDH, you would be right at the max of your Jeep's capacity. You would be hard pressed to add any cargo to the Jeep while towing.

As one who towed a 6000 trailer with a SUV rated to pull 7200 pounds, it is hard on the TV components. I replaced all four brake rotors last time I redid the brakes because all four were warped. I think it was from the trailer pushing the TV.

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Old 09-15-2016, 08:48 PM   #6
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Thanks Murff,JGC IS 4X4...sounds like ...if I'm hearing you right, my problem is more stopping the feather 23 rmb TT rather than a problem with pulling that sizeTT?
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Well, partly. You do not want to overload your JGC, mostly from a safety standpoint. I can appreciate the trailer you want as SWMBO and I own a 2015 White Hawk 20MRB and we love the Murphy bed concept. The trailer feels bigger than 20 foot when the bed is up.

Chances are, you may not ever load your Jeep & Jayco to the max. capacity. In the days of old, it was recommended that if your tow vehicle tow rating was 6000 ponds, it was best to have a 10% leeway, or a trailer weighing about 5400 pounds loaded.

You will have to decide this one, you may buy the 23 MRB and find your JGC does a fine job. A couple of variables here, the brake rotors may be heavy duty. You have an eight speed transmission. Most of us don't have that many gears. You just have to remind yourself to not overload the combo.

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