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Old 05-16-2011, 10:33 AM   #1
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Help with TT selection

Hello everyone,

I am trying to make a decision on a Surveyor Sport TT. The two that I am looking at are the SP-191T and the SP-192T. My tow vehicle is a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited with a 5.7 Hemi. It's GVRW is 6150 and it's GCVRW is 12200. The listed tow capacity is 7200.

The question is whether the SP-192T is too much weight for the jeep.

Any real world experience would be greatly appreciated.


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Old 05-16-2011, 10:50 AM   #2
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Looks good to me.

I have no real world experience towing that exact combination, but I've towed a heavier TT with a JGC and all was fine.

Here's my theoretical (by-the-numbers) take on the combo:

The SP-192T has a dry weight of 3,237lbs and a GVWR of 7,361 and a whopping CCC of 3,788lbs. I really doubt you would ever put in enough cargo to more than double the dry weight of this hybrid IMO.

So, let's say you load up the TT with cargo, batteries, propane and a wd hitch for a total of 1,500lbs and giving you an estimated trailer weight of 4,800lbs or so.

4,800 is much less than your towing cap and the combo should be well under your Jeep's GCVWR.

Not sure of the amount of cargo for your JGC but your tongue weight in this example at 13%-15% of the trailer weight would be about 620-720lbs. You will want to make sure this works for your situation.
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Old 05-16-2011, 02:24 PM   #3
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Either one should be fine. I tow a 34 foot camper with that same engine.....Randy
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Old 05-16-2011, 04:25 PM   #4
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Thanks folks. This is the kind of info I like to hear.

Any other recommendations?

(leaning toward the SP-192T
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