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Old 10-13-2019, 08:26 AM   #1
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Jeep Gladiator

Anyone tow with the new Jeep Gladiator yet? Jeep claims a 7000+ lb towing capacity.

https://www.jeep.com/gladiator/utility.html

Saw dozens of them yesterday at the Overland Expo in Virginia. Nice looking vehicle, though overpriced IMHO.
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They might tow a Bambi - question is payload???
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Old 10-16-2019, 05:53 AM   #3
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Jeep claims 1700 payload.
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Old 10-16-2019, 07:55 AM   #4
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With weight distribution I donít see a problem.
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Old 10-21-2019, 09:30 AM   #5
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With weight distribution I donít see a problem.
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asking sincerely, how does a weight distribution hitch offset payload capacity on a tow vehicle?
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asking sincerely, how does a weight distribution hitch offset payload capacity on a tow vehicle?
1700 lb payload would be adequate for most people. More than most F150s.
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1700 lb payload would be adequate for most people. More than most F150s.
respectfully, that didn't answer my question...or if you did, i'm far too ignorant on this subject to see that.
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respectfully, that didn't answer my question...or if you did, i'm far too ignorant on this subject to see that.
Sorry, I thought you're post implied that you were not impressed with the payload of the Gladiator. The WD hitch moves some of the tongue weight of the trailer to the front axle to keep the loads on the front and rear axle within limits. It also maintains the handling characteristics of any tow vehicle by moving some of the tongue weight to the steering axle rather than have it rest totally on the rear axle. Most everyone knows that a WD hitch does not change the payload of any TV, that is not it's purpose.
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Sorry, I thought you're post implied that you were not impressed with the payload of the Gladiator. The WD hitch moves some of the tongue weight of the trailer to the front axle to keep the loads on the front and rear axle within limits. It also maintains the handling characteristics of any tow vehicle by moving some of the tongue weight to the steering axle rather than have it rest totally on the rear axle. Most everyone knows that a WD hitch does not change the payload of any TV, that is not it's purpose.
thanks! i really appreciate the further explanation. while i do think that 1700 lbs. of payload capacity is a little short, i never understood how a weight distribution hitch works to make towing easier. i definitely think i need to know more on this now.
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IMHO as the OP stated, "over priced". I'm sure you could spec out far more capable TV's for a lot less money.

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IMHO as the OP stated, "over priced". I'm sure you could spec out far more capable TV's for a lot less money.

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But it wouldnít be as cool.
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But it wouldn’t be as cool.
+1 You could by a some practical welll equipped trailers for far less then an Airstream as well.
The Gladiator is a really cool.
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I can hardly wait to tow my FC with a new Pumpkin Orange Gladiator with the roof off.
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