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post #21 of 31 (permalink) Old 09-18-2016, 05:53 AM
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'If' you have an accident, and god forbid it's your fault, the insurance company 'may' void your cover.

I do agree with you though, 2000 to 4500 is a huge difference for what seems like such a small difference in the vehicle. Will you have problems? I would say highly unlikely at just 600lb over the seemingly arbitrary limit, but just bear in mind the insurance angle. Not wishing you any issues of course, but if you are like me, I prefer to know the what rules I am breaking!

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Just to revive an old topic and because I was curious about alternate markets (I knew Germans rated Audi's to tow far more more in Europe than in NA)....I had a look at what the UK specs were on the Cherokee.
So, get this....to further muddle the waters (and shed light on the fact that our specs are actually probably very conservative for the NA, litigation happy market).
Trailhawk with a 3.2 is rated at 2200 KG (almost 4900 lbs) and Jeep publishes a max capacity on (some model) of 2475 KG (5500 lbs)
tow ratings are what you make 'em.........

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Just to revive an old topic and because I was curious about alternate markets (I knew Germans rated Audi's to tow far more more in Europe than in NA)....I had a look at what the UK specs were on the Cherokee.
So, get this....to further muddle the waters (and shed light on the fact that our specs are actually probably very conservative for the NA, litigation happy market).
Trailhawk with a 3.2 is rated at 2200 KG (almost 4900 lbs) and Jeep publishes a max capacity on (some model) of 2475 KG (5500 lbs)
tow ratings are what you make 'em.........


The "max capacity" of 5500 lbs you are seeing is the maximum safe vehicle weight, without trailer.

The diesel cherokees outside NA do have a nearly 5100lb towing capacity (i think) and that's just crazy. But they also have a different hitch setup than what we in the states get.


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The "max capacity" of 5500 lbs you are seeing is the maximum safe vehicle weight, without trailer.

The diesel cherokees outside NA do have a nearly 5100lb towing capacity (i think) and that's just crazy. But they also have a different hitch setup than what we in the states get.


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Nope.....direct quote from UK website - (that's 5500 lbs)
http://www.jeep.co.uk/cherokee/capability/

"The Jeep® Cherokee is both capable and versatile. With a Towing Capacity of up to 2475 KG on automatic versions, this class defining towing New capacity is ideal for a wide range of requirements. For outstanding fuel efficiency and maximum towing capability, look no further than Cherokee. "

And from the TH brochure (which are special order only) see brochure at link below which lists the TH at 2200 KG (almost 4900 lbs) with a braked trailer.

http://www.jeep.co.uk/cherokee/pdf/T...k_brochure.pdf

I would say with certainty that their hitch is no different than ours. Europeans rate their tow capacities higher, they always have on any vehicles I've seen. I lived in Germany for 4 years, the hitches weren't any different that I recall.

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I just happen to have a European Cherokee owners manual.

Yes, you are correct. Sorry, I was wrong.




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But European market has a much lower maximum tongue weight.


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That first line in the chart is a bit confusing to me considering the US specs...2.4 with or without Tow Group: 4850 lbs

Same for a 3.2 without Tow Group

That's more than a US spec V6 with Tow Group!

Then they list the 3.2 with Tow Group at the same specs?

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That first line in the chart is a bit confusing to me considering the US specs...2.4 with or without Tow Group: 4850 lbs

Same for a 3.2 without Tow Group

That's more than a US spec V6 with Tow Group!

Then they list the 3.2 with Tow Group at the same specs?


I don't understand it either but that's what it says in the book. **** US safety standards.


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I don't understand it either but that's what it says in the book. **** US safety standards.


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LOL, it's actually kind of funny.......
I think our vehicles are quite underrated for our market......I don't think we would have any issues towing a 5000 lb trailer.
If one was paranoid at all, I think changing up the brake pads to a higher performance spec and adding an aftermarket trailer brake would probably make things a lot better.

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LOL, it's actually kind of funny.......

I think our vehicles are quite underrated for our market......I don't think we would have any issues towing a 5000 lb trailer.

If one was paranoid at all, I think changing up the brake pads to a higher performance spec and adding an aftermarket trailer brake would probably make things a lot better.


Upgrading the brakes on my Cherokee made a world of difference towing my travel trailer especially since the brakes on my trailer are nearly gone.


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