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Old 05-05-2019, 04:34 PM   #1
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2017 Jeep Cherokee Overland actual curb weight

I am posting this as I hope it will help others, I have found it very hard to find actual curb weight for my specific model of Cherokee, there is a lot out there on the Trail Hawks, but not the other flat towable versions.



We have a 2017 Jeep Cherokee Overland (not Grand Cherokee) that I am setting up for TOAD duty. In preparation for this I weighed it today, just to confirm it is within my towing capacity (there is mixed information if my hitch is rated at 4,500 or 5,000 pounds).


Well with half a tank of gas and probably 50 pounds worth of stuff in the back and no passengers (roadside emergency kit, empty ice chest, etc. the Cherokee weighed in at about 4170 pounds using my wheel weigher scale one wheel at a time (1240 each of the front wheels and 840-850 on each of the back +/- as it measures in 5 pound increments)


Our Cherokee Overland edition has the 3.2L V6, Active Drive II and almost all the options, excluding no tow package, and no optional skid plates.


Base plates, hitch rise adapter, tow bar, etc will of course add a bit more weight, but even with that I should be under 4,500 pounds.
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Why not just drive to a scale and weigh it? The crub weight in a brochure or even the vehicle title document is typically fiction anyway. If you are concerned about its actual weight as you tow it, a scaled weight is the only useful answer. If not truck stop with a scale near you, find a gravel yard, movnig company, grain elevator, etc. They all have scales.
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Why not just drive to a scale and weigh it? The crub weight in a brochure or even the vehicle title document is typically fiction anyway. If you are concerned about its actual weight as you tow it, a scaled weight is the only useful answer. If not truck stop with a scale near you, find a gravel yard, movnig company, grain elevator, etc. They all have scales.
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Gary, I second the congrats on this being your 20,000 post





I used my wheel weigher corner scale because the nearest CAT scale is 45 miles away (part of the reason I bought my on wheel weigher in the first place, the other part was it was at a great price on ebay)
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