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Old 01-06-2015, 06:42 PM   #1
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Jeep Grand Cherokee/Trailer Size Questions

I'm wanting the slide out and a bunkhouse for my twin girls. So if anyone has any idea's on diff model's. Please post thanks for your help. The Jeep is rated for 7400 pound. Is there a rule on length to wheelbase. I'm pulling a 20 foot cruise light now. I'm wanting to go to a 25 or less. My hitch is rated for 25 foot and 5000 pounds max. Does this sound about right for the jeep. THanks
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Is that 5000 lbs max with a wdh? 25 ft over all length (including tongue)bunk house with a slide at 5000 lbs, think thats gonna be a tough nut to crack.
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Old 01-07-2015, 08:26 AM   #3
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I'm wanting the slide out and a bunkhouse for my twin girls. So if anyone has any idea's on diff model's. Please post thanks for your help. The Jeep is rated for 7400 pound. Is there a rule on length to wheelbase.
A general rule of thumb is to divide the wheelbase in inches of your tow vehicle by 5, and that should be the maximum overall length of a bumper pull trailer in feet. With a 110" wheelbase, that puts the "suggested" maximum trailer length at 22'.

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I'm pulling a 20 foot cruise light now. I'm wanting to go to a 25 or less. My hitch is rated for 25 foot and 5000 pounds max. Does this sound about right for the jeep. THanks
Staying at 25' or less is a good idea. Check to see if there is a sticker on your receiver hitch stating both the weight carrying capacity, and a capacity when using a WDH.....you may have to crawl under the Jeep with a flashlight to find the sticker. It is unusual for the vehicle to be rated at 7400 lbs, with just a 5000 lb. hitch.....but I have heard of stranger things. Also check the owners manual to see if a WDH can be used....some vehicle manufactures forbid WDH use. You would need to adhere to the lesser of all manufacture instructions when choosing a trailer.
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Old 01-07-2015, 08:38 AM   #4
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I'm wanting the slide out and a bunkhouse for my twin girls. So if anyone has any idea's on diff model's. Please post thanks for your help. The Jeep is rated for 7400 pound. Is there a rule on length to wheelbase. I'm pulling a 20 foot cruise light now. I'm wanting to go to a 25 or less. My hitch is rated for 25 foot and 5000 pounds max. Does this sound about right for the jeep. THanks
The 525 tongue/5k trailer max on the hitch is the rating when not using weight distribution. When using a weight distribution hitch you are rated to tow 750 tongue weight and 7400 max trailer. (This is the 4X2 rating. 4X4 is rated the same on the tongue but 7200 max trailer.) There is no such thing as a hitch being rated for a trailers length. (Or a vehicle being rated for a trailer's length for that matter.) With my wife's previous 2008 Grand Cherokee 5.7 she pulled our 6500 boat/trailer that was 30 feet long total and it was a very confident tow. That said, IMHO a 25 foot TT with a GVWR of less than your 7400 will be no issue for your Grand. Just keep an eye on tongue weight, keep it under the 750, and your going to be just fine...
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My Hensley cub hitch is rated at 5000 pounds and 25 foot max. I would upgrade to a Hensley Arrow if I had too. I Haven't found a 25 foot with a slide and bunks. Still looking. Thanks for all the great input!!!
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My Hensley cub hitch is rated at 5000 pounds and 25 foot max. I would upgrade to a Hensley Arrow if I had too. I Haven't found a 25 foot with a slide and bunks. Still looking. Thanks for all the great input!!!
Ah, so you were referring to the Hensley when mentioning length limit. I was thinking you meant your receiver hitch...
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Might want to take a peak at the Rockwood Mini Lites.... If you must have a slide, the 2504S would come in just 8" over your desired length. If you can get away without a slide, the 2306 comes in under length. Both floor plans feature the Murphy bed system that creates a big rig floor plan in a small unit footprint. We had the 2306 for two seasons and loved it. Towed it with a Nissan Armada and Equalizer 4 point system... No issues at all.


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I found the funfinder F-242BDS it comes in at 27 feet. Would have to upgrade to the Henlsey Arrow. But love the lay out and the looks .
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The Flagstaff Micro Lite 25 BHS is the same as 2504s.
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you haven't mentioned what your Jeep's payload capacity is.
that's going to be as much a limiting factor as your Hensley.

too many times payload is overlooked, while focusing towing/hitch capacity.

post what it says on your driver's door sticker.
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