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Old 02-03-2011, 11:59 AM   #1
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Question Considering a Jeep Overland

I'm thinking about buying a 2011 Jeep Grand Overland. My concerns are the weight. I understand it is about 6000 lbs. I have a Workhorse with the Banks System and the Ultra-Power chip. How might it affect the performance of the motorhome. Right now my Toad is a Subaru Baja and I don't feel a bit a difference between towing and not towing
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Old 02-03-2011, 12:10 PM   #2
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The 2011 is around 5000lb or a little less, not 6K. That 1000lbs is a big difference when considering. I wouldn't want to see you thinking the JGC is heavier than it actually is by that much. I've had mine for about 3months now and absolutely LOVE it.
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Old 02-03-2011, 02:14 PM   #3
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My '03 Overland is around 4400 lbs. It tows great. My BIL tows an '06 with hemi, he doesn't seem to have a problem.
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The 2011 JGC Overland with V-8 (required for being towed) weighs 5,210.
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The 2011 JGC Overland with V-8 (required for being towed) weighs 5,210.
The V-8 is not "required" for the JGC to be towable. All That is required is Qaudra-tracII or Qaudra-drive 4 wheel drive system.

All Overlands with V-6 have the Qaudra-tracII and all V-8 Overlands have the Qaudra-drive. In other words, all 4x4 overlands are towable.
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That's what I get for listening to the dealer Interestingly enough, of the 15 or so JGC on this dealer's lot, the only one's with the Quadra-TrakII transmissions were also equipped with the 5.7 V-8. He did not have any Overland editions on the lot.

So, I got a HEMI and didn't need to. Oh well, it has plenty of get up and go.

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Gil,
The limited comes with Qaudra-tracII when equipped with the V-6 . The Laredo and laredo X unless you order the off-road package have qaudra-trac I. The limited and laredo X V-8 come standard with Qaudra-tracII unless you order the off-road group II package. The ORII includes qaudra-lift as well as Qaudra-drive on the limited, while it is Qaudra-tracII on the laredo X.

The Hemi is a lot of fun though! Especially when you put the selec-terrain in sport position.
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Just in case anyone is wondering, this vehicle, a 6 cyl, empty with 1/2 tank of gas weighed 4,980 pounds at the local truckstop. A far cry from what I've been told by Jeep experts,ie;salesmen.
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Just in case anyone is wondering, this vehicle empty with 1/2 tank of gas weighed 4,980 pounds at the local truckstop. A far cry from what I've been told by Jeep experts,ie;salesmen.

My info in the earlier post was spot on judging by that.
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Well, I did it. Sitting next to my rig in the Nellis AFB Fam Camp is a 2011 Overland V-8 with about 18 miles on it. A far cry from the Subaru Baja. No longer do I have to shift a 5 speed!!!!!!!!!!!
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Congrats on the new toad! You'll enjoy it if it's anything like the experience I'm having with mine.
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So far it's a kick! I'm becoming well aquainted with the owners manual. It's just about as complicated as getting to know a new motorhome. I did order paper copies of all the manuals tho.
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So far it's a kick! I'm becoming well aquainted with the owners manual. It's just about as complicated as getting to know a new motorhome. I did order paper copies of all the manuals tho.
Hey finwhawk! how did you order copies in paper of the owners manual?
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Mine came with a paper owner's manual.
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