Re: 03 Jeep Grand Cherokee- towing specs & curb weight
John, if your dry weight of your trailer is 5000 lbs that is completely empty, no water, no propane, nothing. By the time you add all that stuff your actual weight will be much more.
I had a trailer that weighed about 5500 lbs empty, I took it to a scale loaded it weighed a little over 8000 lbs. My Dodge 1/2 ton truck was only rated at around 7500 lbs towing capacity. I ended up having to unload some of my gear and about half of the 100 gallons of water that my trailer held.
I personally would not recommend using a WJ to tow such a large trailer around the mountains or northern CA. A short wheelbase vehicle like a WJ is much harder to control a trailer with than a heavier longer wheelbase truck.
Also I am not sure if the Jeep has a pre wired harness to plug the brake controller into under the dash, like most trucks have.
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC][/SIGPIC] Former owner of a 2004 Grand Cherokee Overland, was mostly stock, was used as a work vehicle, had K.O.R. Hard Steering Stabilizer, Monroe Reflex Shocks.
Traded in for a new 2012 4Runner Trail Edition at 218k miles.