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Old 05-11-2020, 11:22 AM   #1
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Numbers look good to me

Just took my tv and trailer over the CAT Scales for the first time. I've always had small pop-ups so weight has never been an issue before. To me the numbers look good, but would like opinion from those who have more experience at this.

TV: 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee
GVWR: 6500 lbs
GAWR - F: 3200 lbs
GAWR - R: 3700 lbs
Trailer rating: 6200 lbs as equipped

Trailer: 2020 Coachmen clipper Cadet 17CFQ
GVWR: 3833

1st pass TV & trailer w/wd engaged
Steer Axle: 2820 lbs
Drive Axle: 2840 lbs
Trailer Axle: 3040 lbs
Total Axle: 8700 lbs

2nd pass TV & Trailer WD disengaged
Steer: 2480
Drive: 3380
Trailer: 2840
Total: 8700

3rd pass TV only
Steer 2760
Drive 2500
Total: 5260

Using the weight calculator for tow behinds on this site:

Gross Combined: 8700 lbs
Truck weight hitched wd engaged 5660 lbs
Truck weight hitched no wd 5860 lbs
Truck only: 5260
Camper: 3440
Tongue weight: 600 lbs
tongue weight : 17.4%

With everything hitched up tv is within 1/4 inch of unhitched height measured at the center of the wheel wells. Trailer level.

Any input/advice would be welcomed/appreciated!!

Thanks in advance

Iowa Frogfarmer
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Old 05-11-2020, 02:39 PM   #2
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Addendum

Forgot to add that TV cargo limit is 1080 lbs.
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Old 05-11-2020, 02:44 PM   #3
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Your setup looks OK to me, all of your numbers look good. You should be able to drive down the road in confidence. Just remember that all the gear and additional people that you add into your Jeep will also count against the cargo weight limit.
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Old 05-11-2020, 02:49 PM   #4
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Forgot to add that TV cargo limit is 1080 lbs.
Important add. What is the Jeep's GCVWR? Also, how did you calculate 600 lbs for tongue? I see 340 lbs.
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Tongue weight

Chief T - Tongue weight was calculated by the CAT scale. I have also weighed it with a tongue scale I purchased. If you want to be precise the actual tongue weight itself is 490 lbs and the wd setup makes up the difference to 600 lbs.

I should mention too that these things come from the factory tongue heavy. My out the door weight at the factory was 2908 and the tongue weight with before adding the battery was 334.

Jeep does not list a GCVWR. I would assume, right or wrong,that it would be the total of the GVWR and the tow capacity. So that would be 6500 plus 6200 = 12,700.
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