Hello folks - Wannabe RV person here…
We will be shopping for a gas RV next year and plan to flat tow our Jeep Cherokee Limited. This vehicle has the Active Drive II transfer case so flat towing it should be no problem. In preparation for this purchase I have weighed the vehicle and it comes in at 4280 lbs.
I am looking at several RVs and have a question about chassis GCWR, GVWR and the capability to tow this Jeep.
Some of the RVs that I am looking at have a GCWR of 30K lbs & GVWR of 24k lbs for a difference of 6K lbs and use a 5K hitch. I believe that these RVs should be able to tow this 4280 lb Jeep with no problem. True?
Other RVs I am looking at have a GCWR of 26K & GVWR of 22K - a difference of 4K Lbs but also use a 5K hitch. Technically the Jeep, at 4280 lbs, is 280 lbs over weight. Is it a safe assumption that as long as the actual weight of the RV does not exceed 21,720 lbs (GVWR of 22K lbs minus the 280 lbs over weight) that I can safely tow this Jeep?
Thanks for any advice!