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JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE OVERLAND 4X2 V6 TOWING ???

Discussion in 'Towing' started by DGOYLER, Apr 3, 2017.

  1. Apr 3, 2017 at 9:43 AM
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    DGOYLER

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    I own a JGC Overland 4x2 V6. It did not come with the factory tow package but is wired for 7 pin. The door stamp shows 3500lb limit. I have been told that if I add a class IV receiver, oil and transmission cooler and electric braking (the factory pkg). It would rate for 6200lbs like the factory option. Is this correct? I need to tow a travel trailer weighing 5,000lbs safely.
     
  2. Apr 3, 2017 at 9:51 AM
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    chris4x4

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    Welcome! Im not familiar with the pen tow ratings, but someone else may be able to help.
     
  3. Apr 3, 2017 at 11:32 AM
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    If you are wired for 7pin you should have a trailer break inside somewhere. Unless of course someone added it for use with a 4 pin adapter and never installed the trailer break controller. 4 pins control trailers up to 3500lbs legal in most states without trailer breaks. 7 pin ads trailer break controls. Also a tow package usually comes with a lower gear ratio, but it isn't necessary. So yet everything you stated above sounds correct.
     
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