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Old 12-12-2018, 01:22 PM   #1
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Who's towing a Jeep with a Navion or View?

While I find this site helpful for the most part, many of the threads devolve into personal preferences BEFORE the OP question get answered. So I am asking this very specific question.
Is there anyone towing a Jeep Wrangler(not a Rubicon loaded with options) or a Cherokee (NOT a Grand).
What is your total combined gross weight without all your stuff if you know it. I have seen many on the road but have not talked with anyone about any of it.
Does it pull ok? Are you actually OVER the CGVW? By how much if you are.

I plan to flat tow.
Thanks for your input!
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Old 12-12-2018, 01:48 PM   #2
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You may want to also look here since there have been recent discussions regarding your question;

Winnebago Class C Motorhomes - Winnebago Owners Online Community

Actually the recent discussion is happening here, so sorry;

https://sprinter-source.com/forum/sh...ad.php?t=71766
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Old 12-13-2018, 08:34 AM   #3
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DariusB,

You have posted the same question on multiple forums and everyone has given you a correct or helpful answer.

While I wouldn't tow a Jeep with a Sprinter chassis, there are people who do so - usually a stripped down Wrangler that weighs at or less than 4000 lbs. So if you really want to tow a Jeep, pick the model you intend to buy and have the dealer run it across a scale. Forget what is printed about the weight, actually weigh it.

I don't know which is more important to you, the Jeep or the Sprinter based motorhome. Sometimes you can't have both.
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That is why I posted this very specific question to see if anyone has the EXACT set up I am considering spending a ton of money on. Dealers are not going to run all these vehicles over scales to satisfy my curiosity.

Even your answer , while it may be a good answer as have others been, it does not answer my exact question.
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That is why I posted this very specific question to see if anyone has the EXACT set up I am considering spending a ton of money on. Dealers are not going to run all these vehicles over scales to satisfy my curiosity.

Even your answer , while it may be a good answer as have others been, it does not answer my exact question.
Why don't you find a Jeep forum and ask them what a specific model, equipped with the options you are considering, might weigh?
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That is why I posted this very specific question to see if anyone has the EXACT set up I am considering spending a ton of money on. Dealers are not going to run all these vehicles over scales to satisfy my curiosity.

Even your answer , while it may be a good answer as have others been, it does not answer my exact question.

No one is going to have the EXACT set up you are talking about. All Navions or Views will have the same GVWR, but each will have a different weight depending on options. Each will have stickers on the doors or pillars giving the GVWR and the carrying capacity for that particular RV, as it came from the factory. The same is true for every Jeep , or any other vehicle you are looking at. There's no need to run a vehicle over a scale unless something has been added to it, after leaving the builder.

It's a safe bet that a Navion or View, towing a jeep, is going to be around or over what they are rated for.

While doing a quick search just on IRV2, I came across this thread where people are talking of OCCCs of between 900 something pounds and 1400 something pounds.
Sprinter Class weight - increasing OCCC
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If you weigh your View with a normal load, then weigh your jeep. Don't guess you can then decide if you can tow it. My 15 View G is at the max 11,020 so I tow a 15 Ford Fiesta. It tows well but weighs 2600 lbs. You can tow 5 K if you get the
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Thanks for this link. It led to many other videos that have helped me get my head around this issue. I completely understand the "math" , weighing, all of that.

Since I will be spending well north of $125k I want to make damn sure I get it as right as I can going in!
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No one is going to have the EXACT set up you are talking about. All Navions or Views will have the same GVWR, but each will have a different weight depending on options. Each will have stickers on the doors or pillars giving the GVWR and the carrying capacity for that particular RV, as it came from the factory. The same is true for every Jeep , or any other vehicle you are looking at. There's no need to run a vehicle over a scale unless something has been added to it, after leaving the builder.

It's a safe bet that a Navion or View, towing a jeep, is going to be around or over what they are rated for.

While doing a quick search just on IRV2, I came across this thread where people are talking of OCCCs of between 900 something pounds and 1400 something pounds.
Sprinter Class weight - increasing OCCC

Thank you for this link...it had the exact info I was looking to uncover as well as other great input!
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That is why I posted this very specific question to see if anyone has the EXACT set up I am considering spending a ton of money on. Dealers are not going to run all these vehicles over scales to satisfy my curiosity.

Even your answer , while it may be a good answer as have others been, it does not answer my exact question.
Find a Jeep dealer that's near a truck stop with a scale and swing by on a test drive and weigh it.
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