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    Towing Capacity for 08 Patriot

    My son is planning a move from South Florida to Canada later this month and wants to rent a small trailer to pack his few personal belongings.

    He will have a queen sized bed, a 32" LCD TV, TV stand, and about 10-40lb boxes.

    His Patriot is stock with no towing package. 2.4L engine and the CVT tranny. What chances does he have of making it with this set-up?

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    Little to none. I wouldnt do it. Rent a real jeep pack it out and tow the patriot!

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    That looks like only 600 lbs plus the weight of the trailer. Without the trailer prep package you're still way under the 1500 limit that Jeep rates your real Jeep at.

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    I tow a pop up tailer that weighs 1500lbs unloaded and close to 2000lbs loaded. I do have the tow group that I installed myself for under 300 bucks not including the hitch. As long as the combined weight of the trailer and furniture is under 1000lbs you will have no problems what so ever. Not sure how the oil cooler can add another 1000lbs capacity to the Jeep but the manual says it does so I installed it but I think I could probably still tow it without it, just wanted to keep my warranty valid. If you go to Jeep UK it allows for 1500kg (3000+LBS) for a braked trailer.

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    Are you saying that the towing capacity of the Patriot w/o the tow pkg. is 1500lbs?

    I'm thinking he's gonna be borderline here. And with such a long trip, it might be prudent to go a different route. I'd sure hate to get a call from him half way there saying the transmission blew up .


 
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