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Old 10-07-2015, 03:18 PM   #1
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I have a 2015 jeep grand cherokee v6 with a factory tow package. Im just a bit confused on some of the numbers. Let me know what you seasoned guys think.

on there door sill max gross weight 6500
GAWR front 3200
rear 3700
yellow stickers says max payload 1050

So I loaded up myself and wife.
full gas
front seats 275
back seats 120
rear cargo 135
total530

I head to the scales with these results
front axle 2680
rear axle 2760
gross 5440


That leaves another 1060 if you just look at gross or if you go by the axel 520 extra in the front and 940 rear.

So why is the payload on the yellow sticker 1050? Looks like it could carry 1060 plus the 540 I already loaded.

I must be missing part of the puzzle.
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Old 10-07-2015, 04:01 PM   #2
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Your numbers look good to me. I did a quick search and the GVWR is 6500lbs although the curb weight or dry weight is listed as just under 5000lbs leaving 1500lbs for payload.

Your yellow sticker payload of 1050 looks to be the only thing off. Or possibly the scale was off. Was it a reputable location? Certified CAT scale?

I would ask your dealer to verify using the VIN number if you can although as long as you don't go over 6500lbs you are good to go.
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Old 10-07-2015, 05:53 PM   #3
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The scale is a certified Cat scale. Not the busiest place though. Are they often off?

The 1050 is what has me confused too. The Manual and jeep web site post the max payload as 1270. Of course that would be with no options. The 1500 number would be really nice but I think Ill just try to it under 1050. That should work loaded the way I had listed above with a tongue weight of about 400.

I think Ill also try another scale next week.
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Old 10-07-2015, 06:01 PM   #4
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I just looked at the jeep website again. The 4x4 limited actually has a curb weight of 4875 and a max of 6500.
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The scale is a certified Cat scale. Not the busiest place though. Are they often off?

The 1050 is what has me confused too. The Manual and jeep web site post the max payload as 1270. Of course that would be with no options. The 1500 number would be really nice but I think Ill just try to it under 1050. That should work loaded the way I had listed above with a tongue weight of about 400.

I think Ill also try another scale next week.
I'm pretty sure if it's a certified Cat scale, it can't be off much. Their stated margin of error is like 50 lbs. Commercial drivers depend on those weight tickets, so they better not be wrong!

1500 seems high for a GC, but the ratings seem to be going up on most things these days...
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Old 10-07-2015, 08:23 PM   #6
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Looking at the published curb weight and the load I had leads me to believe the scale is correct. I guess I just can't understand why the difference between curb and gross is 1500 and the yellow door sticker says 1050.
I talk to jeeps online chat. They said they forwarded my questions to engineering hopefully I will get a response.
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Old 10-07-2015, 09:48 PM   #7
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Maybe the typist that made the yellow sticker was dyslexic? (1050-vs-1500)

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Maybe the typist that made the yellow sticker was dyslexic? (1050-vs-1500)

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I was thinking that too. But it wouldn't explain why the website and manual list it at 1270 max.
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What are you planning to pull with it?
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Old 10-07-2015, 10:59 PM   #10
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I pull a Jayco 154bh. Im not really concerned over its ability to safely tow the trailer. Its just that the trailer has a low ccc and it would be nice to know the max I could safely put in the Jeep.
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