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    Question--How Much Does My Jeep Weigh?

    Hey Guys:

    I have a 1985 CJ7 with the 6-cylinder engine, and no hard top. The tires, I believe are either 30 or 31 x 10.5 (I don't know for certain, and the Jeep is out of town, otherwise I would check), so they add some weight over the stock tires.

    Can someone tell me approximately what it weighs? The reason I ask, is, I am considering towing it and the maximum towing weight for the hitch is 3500pounds. So, if someone can help me, I would appreciate it.

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    Re: Question--How Much Does My Jeep Weigh?

    Don't know if this will help, but here's a link I googled to:

    CJ7 Main Base Page

    I'm thinking you could get a tow-bar and flat tow it, and weight concerns would go away. Otherwise, with the weight of the Jeep and the weight of the trailer, I think you're pushing (or exceeding) the limits of your hitch. Maybe someone else has a more informed answer.
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    Re: Question--How Much Does My Jeep Weigh?

    I just got back from flat towing my yj from moab and you dont need to worry bout the weight unless you use a trailer. assuming you have a big enough tow rig. my jeep weights 4500 w/o me or gas, but thats with alot of 2x4 metal and bigger axles and no hardtop. if you have a truck just slap a towbar on her and be gone.
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    Re: Question--How Much Does My Jeep Weigh?

    I can tell you that it's probably close to the weight of your mother in law.
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    Re: Question--How Much Does My Jeep Weigh?

    Sorry, guys, I think I should have been more clear in asking my question. I want to tow the Jeep using a tow bar, which I have (5000# weight limit), and my Dad's Explorer (V8 engine, with I think about a 5000# tow weight limit, too). However, the hitch on the Explorer has the 3500# tow weight limit. So, does that clarification help any with your responses?

    Thanks!

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    Re: Question--How Much Does My Jeep Weigh?

    not a problem. the hitch will only see maybe a couple hundred lbs. stopping is always the hard part so just take it easy and all will be fine.
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    Re: Question--How Much Does My Jeep Weigh?

    In Colorado, the registration card for the car has the weight at the point of sale on it. It would give you a starting point...

    Did you tell us about your experience in Moab, Dave?
    Last edited by cewtwo; 04-29-2008 at 08:08 PM.

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    Re: Question--How Much Does My Jeep Weigh?

    Googled it:
    CJ7 Main Base Page

    Looks to be a bit heavy for a 3500# rated Class II hitch. Best to err on the high side when towing. It would more likely be ok, but is not advised. I would be more concerned with stopping it.

    Nother link for hitch info:
    Receiver Hitch Selection Guide
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