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    1023E Max towing weight

    I'm renting a large 29' camping trailer next week - about 5,000 lbs with maybe 500 lbs on the tongue. Problem is my driveway is long, narrow, tight curves and has some medium steep grade at spots. It will be nearly impossible to back it up (there isn't room to turn around at my garage) all the way to the house using my Grand Cherokee. However, I was thinking that my 1023E is shorter and far more maneuverable, so why not unhook the trailer at the road, and use my little Greenie to back the trailer down the drive, load it up with all our camping stuff, then haul it back up to the road. I'm always looking for more ways (excuses?) to use my tractor, but is the trailer to big and heavy for my tractor to effectively move it around?
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    That would be approximately 3.5 times the weight of your tractor. I would not do it.
    I also think the trailer tongue would be really close to the ground, if you could get it hooked up.
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    A medium to steep grade? Yeah, with that kind if weight it would be super dangerous to attempt. Flat ground would probably be ok, but once hills get involved weight is a super huge factor in getting it stopped or keeping it under control. All it would take is you to lock or spin the wheels and you would be at the mercy of whatever the trailer wanted to do.

    With the information given, I wouldn't attempt it.
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    I sure wouldn't trust the brakes to handle any load like that.

    Consider installing a front receiver on the Cherokee. I've watched the boat-guys do it for years. Makes maneuvering a breeze.
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    That's pretty much what I figured, but thought I'd ask the question anyway. The first section of drive from the road is fairly straight, so will probably just back it down the hill to the sharp curve in the drive and park it there. Then I can load camping gear in my loader bucket and shuttle back and forth. That will work too, just not as convenient for loading and unloading.Thx for the feedback.
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    I move trailers around my property a lot but I don't think I would try one that big or heavy. The 500 pound tongue weight is pushing the limits too.

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    Like others have said I wouldn't try it, plus being a rented unit NO WAY.
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    Quote Originally Posted by etcallhome View Post
    Like others have said I wouldn't try it, plus being a rented unit NO WAY.
    Wow, I missed that!
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    You may not like this answer, but I would NOT tow that with your tractor OR that Cherokee as I have a feeling any 29' travel trailer that's loaded with gear will be much more than 5000 pounds.
    Last edited by Kennyd; 05-12-2014 at 01:47 PM. Reason: Corrected confusing text
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kennyd View Post
    You may not like this answer, but I would tow that with your tractor OR that Cherokee as I have a feeling any 29' travel trailer that's loaded with gear will only be 5000 pounds.
    You mean you wouldn't do that with either because the trailer most likely won't be under 5000, correct? I agree.


    Here are some examples: 29 footers start around 6,400 lbs unloaded. Fresh water of 46 gallons adds another 300 lbs or so, not including any dishes, food, clothing, bicycles etc. You'll easily be pushing 8,000 lbs.

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    My parents tow their 34' with a 3/4-ton Avalanche with a trailer brake controller and an anti-sway weight distributing hitch and they went to that hitch because the trailer wanted to push their truck around on the road. Their truck is MUCH bigger than a Cherokee

    I think that trailer is too big for a Cherokee too. It's only made worse because the Cherokee has a shorter wheelbase as well. The tail will wag the dog....
    Last edited by sstlaure; 05-12-2014 at 01:52 PM.
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