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Old 04-05-2016, 04:45 PM   #1
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Flat tow with class C

We have our eye on a nice 2003 Jayco Granite Ridge to head into retirement but I have some concerns. The trailer hitch is a class II, 3500 lbs. rating and our Jeep weighs 3977 lbs. A man at the Jayco told me I could flat tow the Jeep because there is "no weight on the hitch". I suppose he meant no tungue weight. He couldn't direct me to any documentation to verify this. I think it was just his opinion. Would you tow it?

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Old 04-05-2016, 05:21 PM   #2
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No.... look for your MH weight stickers. GCVW is Gross Combined Vehicle Weight. That is a place to start. You cannot exceed that. Might want to post in the Jayco forums with this question.

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I would prefer not to tow it
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Technically you don't even have to look at your GCVW YET, because your tow hitch can only tow a max weight of 3500 lbs.

So you are already over that weight.

But Bob brought up a good point about GCVW, see what your is.

Tongue weight and towing capacity are 2 different things, that guy, does not know what he is talking about.

It is your decision and no one else but you should deceide weather you can tow it

Your almost 500lbs over, any way to trim some weight off the Jeep? Maybe put the spare tire for the jeep one of the Bay doors etc.....
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Old 04-05-2016, 06:50 PM   #5
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I agree - the hitch is a no-go. Could upgrade the hitch IF the GCVW will permit. If the GCVW is too low and you tow anyway, you risk your safety as well as potentially serious liability if an accident should happen and you're overweight.
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