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Old 08-07-2017, 03:22 AM   #1
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Anyone towing a Jeep Patriot?

We are going to up grade from our 1998 Chevy Tracker and need some input

Have a 2017 Four Winds 26B. With the Ford V10. Tow max is 8000 so they say

Jeep will come in around 3100lbs vs 2400 for the Tracker
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Old 08-07-2017, 12:31 PM   #2
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Anyone towing a Jeep Patriot?

We are going to up grade from our 1998 Chevy Tracker and need some input

Have a 2017 Four Winds 26B. With the Ford V10. Tow max is 8000 so they say

Jeep will come in around 3100lbs vs 2400 for the Tracker
Towing max is likely not 8000 lbs. Your hitch is rated for 8000 lbs the coach as a whole may have a different maximum.

To figure out your maximum take it to a scale (like a Cat Scale) and weigh it. Subtract your weight from your coaches GCWR value--that is how much you can tow.
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Old 08-07-2017, 01:17 PM   #3
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Thanks for the info
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Old 08-07-2017, 03:51 PM   #4
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Dumb question here, two wheel or 4 wheel drive patriot? automatic or manual?
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Check your owners manual to be sure the Patriot can be towed flat, because of differences in transmissions and transfer box it's best to check first and avoid an expensive bill later.
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Old 08-07-2017, 10:26 PM   #6
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Yes check your owners manual but more than likely your MH's
tow rate is 5000 lbs. My Hurricane is a 34E (35 Ft.) and that is
what it has, not 8000 lbs.
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Dumb question here, two wheel or 4 wheel drive patriot? automatic or manual?
2WD with a manual transmission
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Old 08-08-2017, 12:24 AM   #8
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Yes check your owners manual but more than likely your MH's
tow rate is 5000 lbs. My Hurricane is a 34E (35 Ft.) and that is
what it has, not 8000 lbs.
We are a 26' class C. Spoke to the owner of the dealership today and he said we were ok up to 6000 lbs
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Check your owners manual to be sure the Patriot can be towed flat, because of differences in transmissions and transfer box it's best to check first and avoid an expensive bill later.
2WD and manual is the only combination that can be towed 4 down
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We are a 26' class C. Spoke to the owner of the dealership today and he said we were ok up to 6000 lbs
Nope: Go weigh it. Can't trust a dealer.
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2WD with a manual transmission
Winning combination. Got a 4wd auto here, wish I could tow mine. You should have no problem.
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