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Old 12-21-2011, 10:38 AM   #1
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Towing 234SL with Jeep GC?

We normally pull the 1998 234sl with the Silverado but I have thinking of perhaps pulling it with the Grand Cherokee. Finding hard facts on towing capacity for a 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee w/ 5.2 V8 is pretty hard! Or just beyond my searching capabilities!

The Jeep is all set up for towing with brake controller, class III hitch, tow package and the works. I guess my main concern is the shorter wheel base of the GC.

Does anyone else tow there SL with a Grand Cherokee?
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Old 12-21-2011, 05:43 PM   #2
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The 5.2 max is 6,000 according to the manual if you have a factory towing package which includes the transmission cooler, you will need a class 3 Hitch. Be sure to beef up tires to LT's. add sway controller. Even at that you might be pushing the limit. Not sure of the gross weight of your loaded trailer.
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Old 12-21-2011, 06:14 PM   #3
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Got the WDH and sway bar. The GVWR of the 234SL is 5800lbs
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I also have a 234? . Never weighed it with all our personals in it. Don't forget stock weight of Jeep is about 2300lb
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Old 12-21-2011, 06:32 PM   #5
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Looks like I'll be sticking to the Silverado for the time being. Always nice to have a second opinion!

I was hoping to use the Jeep for short hauls out to the hunting lease (20 miles there and back) and maybe to a campground about 80 miles away.
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