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Old 09-11-2018, 01:03 PM   #1
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2017 Thor Axis Tow Jeep Unlimited?

I have a 2017 Thor Axis that shows an 8,000# tow rating in the specifications. Do you feel that I could safely tow a new/newer Jeep 4-door Unlimited? I currently tow a 2005 Jeep Wrangler 2-door, and I can't even feel it behind me.
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Old 09-11-2018, 06:10 PM   #2
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If itís a Cherokee I think the gross is about 4400#
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Old 09-11-2018, 06:33 PM   #3
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The hitch has a 8,000# tow rating the coach may not. To really determine what you can tow take it to a scale and subtract the scaled weight from the GCWR value.
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Old 09-11-2018, 07:06 PM   #4
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right, the Hitch Weight Rating is what IT can handle, not necessarily what the VEHICLE Chassis is rated for - as said, subtract your Fully LOaded RV weight from it's GVCWR, and you'll have your answer. If you Jeep weighs less than that, then you're good.
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Old 09-13-2018, 12:42 PM   #5
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Advice:? Axis 24.1
Weight issue question:
GVWR: 12,500
GCWR : 18,500
Equals 6000lb difference
So,
Jeep is 4215lbs
Cargo 1785 or less
Does that sound right!?
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Old 09-13-2018, 12:48 PM   #6
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roughly, yes...but, it's likely that you'll be under weight and have 'more' capacity for cargo/fuel/water/people/stuff since the GVWR 'MAX' is the stated 12,500, not necessarily what the coach weighs 'dry'... which probably much less.

The stated GVWR is the maximum that the chassis is built to handle, weight wise, within/on the RV itself...but the 'dry' weight from the factory will not include the fuel/water/people, etc... so you'll usually find that those additional weights will fall under the GVWR, leaving a full 6,000lb for towing, or more... BUT...

the Hitch Rating is what then gives you the Max towing weight, which is probably a 5,000lb hitch, and therefore up to a 5,000 lb full loaded vehicle/towbar,etc.

all, in all, YES, you should be just fine.
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Which is why you should get it weighed to really know the values.

Scaling out our 2014 24.1 I came in at 11,500lbs or so but you shouldn't use that value for yourself as the weights changed for different model years (and different chassis) and you'll likely carry different "stuff" than we do (that 11.5k was full fuel, propane, water, empty waste tanks with 3 people inside and their "stuff").
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Old 09-13-2018, 01:57 PM   #8
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Thanks for the info guys.
We only travel 1/3 full water tank. 2 people @ 270 lbs total and a 27 lb dog. And maybe 800 lbs of gear , clothes, food etc. dump tanks empty. So I should be good.
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