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I'm going to bring this older thread back to life here hopefully...

I'm in the market for a 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 4x4 with the EcoDiesel. I'm really confused as to the towing capacity of this beast. I know the marketing materials state 7,200lbs for a 4x4 with 720lbs of tongue weight. Down the road I'm looking at a Nash 25C travel trailer that has a dry weight of around 5600lbs.

Where this gets confusing is when one ignores the marketing materials and dives into the real numbers. This wk2jeeps site has specs for the 2016 Overland 4x4 w/ Ecodiesel that states a GVWR of 6,800 lbs, Curb of 5,393 lbs, and payload of 1,170 lbs. So right off the bat, why is the payload only 1,170 when the difference between GVWR and Curb is 1,407 lbs? I've done a lot of research on this topic so I'm not coming here for an easy answer, but one possibility is the curb weight is without a full tank of gas? I've read online that sometimes the manufacturers include a full tank in the curb weight, while some don't...which of these Jeep is isn't quite clear.

Lastly, can someone who has one already provide the individual axle ratings from their door sticker? At a minimum they have to add to 6,800 lbs, but I'm curious as to the distribution of front to rear...

My dream of riding into the distance with my wife (115 lbs), dog (65 lbs), myself (230 lbs and decreasing...hopefully), and my kid that's on the way is slowing fading away. I know I can get a smaller trailer, but I really fell in love with the 4 seasons Nash 25C. Maybe I'll have to get a smaller Nash.

Any advice/comments on the axle ratings or my approach are welcomed. I'll be placing an order here in the next week from the Koons Jeep Grand Cherokee group buy...
 

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It's a Mopar accessory anyone can order one.Since we have sales code AXHP - trailer tow group IV It is said to integrate with the factory modules to display brake controller information on the dash. I guess I used the wrong wording. Either way it was ordered through a Chrysler dealership.

I am confused on the weight distribution hitch. The manual I have states that a weight distribution setup is recommended when towing over 5000 lbs. I have an overland equipped with the active quadarlift suspension so it's supposed to level the vehicle while towing.
I read an article in Four wheeler where they towed over the 7200 rating and it did a good job. In the pictures I did not see any torsion bars being used to help with sway control. I wanted to hear from someone with real world experience. Again I am used to towing with a 3500 DRW truck where 10k on the back is hardly noticeable.
Can you confirm whether the Mopar brake controller did in fact integrate with the factory modules to display brake controller information on the dash?
 

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New to the forum and considering the new Ecodiesel to do double duty. I need a bigger company vehicle(industrial sales and applications for automation) and would also use it to pull our 27.5' camper that weighs ~4500lbs. Does the new diesel come with a brake controller or will I have to install one as soon as I get it and will that affect the warranty? Any help with this is appreciated. Hopefully looking forward to ordering a new one!!!:)
In my 2014 Jeep Diesel Grand Cherokee I ordered the trailer package which included the wiring connector for an electric brake controller. The brake controller was not included. My trailer mechanic installed the plug connection that exits from the driver side of the center console forward of the radio, etc on the driver side.
Nothing is displayed on the dash.

With regard to the recommendation in the manual about weight distribution hitch. My trailer mechanic said I did not need to spend the additional $800-$1,000 for that. I tow a 3,000 lb sailboat on a single axle trailer that weights 1,000 -1,500lbs.


Can you confirm whether the Mopar brake controller did in fact integrate with the factory modules to display brake controller information on the dash?
 

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In my 2014 Jeep Diesel Grand Cherokee I ordered the trailer package which included the wiring connector for an electric brake controller. The brake controller was not included. My trailer mechanic installed the plug connection that exits from the driver side of the center console forward of the radio, etc on the driver side.
Nothing is displayed on the dash.

With regard to the recommendation in the manual about weight distribution hitch. My trailer mechanic said I did not need to spend the additional $800-$1,000 for that. I tow a 3,000 lb sailboat on a single axle trailer that weights 1,000 -1,500lbs.
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Following Bogeyman2B's quick DIY, I installed my electric brake controller inside the media storage compartment, and it's by far the best place for me since I'll be towing less than 10 times a year!

I have a Canadian Overland Ecodiesel JGC, it came with the grey connector wired already into the truck harness, and I had the wires harness to plug into the truck as well. All I had to do is hook up the controller with the wires and the thing was done.
 
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