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Old 12-24-2014, 08:08 AM   #121
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I thought everyone had a Scan Gauge and I was the only one with an Ultragauge

Mine's a couple of years old and I don't think it reads transmission temperature on my Ford Ranger. Did you have to put in any specific codes to make it useable on your Tacoma?

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UltraGauge has recently introduced a new model, MX 1.3, which can display the transmission temp. I did have to input specific codes to make it useable on the Tacoma. UltraGuage has a program to update their EM v1.2 model to the MX 1.3 for $15 plus shipping.
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Old 12-24-2014, 08:21 AM   #122
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I've never seen a tongue weight limit (or any trailer-specific limit) on a door placard, but of course I haven't come close to looking at every vehicle.

The 2015 Grand Cherokee owner's manual from the Jeep Owners Site may be useful. About the placard, it says:

This doesn't even have payload, which I find surprising, so perhaps there's more on the label than listed in the manual.

This is all the manual says about tongue weight:


... in other words, over 525 pounds of hitch weight, they require WD. This won't vary due to the different curb weight of different versions of the vehicle (such as diesel versus the other engines).
Thanks for the information on the tongue weight limits. I am curious about the payload for the Jeep GC as the specs for my Tacoma shows 1280 lbs, but the actual payload for my truck is 1050 lbs. This is a limiting factor when I consider full tank of fuel, passengers, cargo, and the tongue weight. The payload numbers for the Jeep GC that I have seen online vary from 1170 to 1290. Just wondering what the real world payload value. I guess I need to visit a dealer.
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Old 12-24-2014, 08:45 AM   #123
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Hi: ATHiker... I'd check to make sure that a full tank of fuel isn't already included in the equation. Everyone knows "You can't leave home without it!!!". Alf
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Old 12-24-2014, 12:03 PM   #124
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UltraGuage has a program to update their EM v1.2 model to the MX 1.3 for $15 plus shipping.
Thanks, it'd be handy to have transmission temperature. Maybe they'll reduce the $15 by the amount of the rebate they never sent me

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Old 12-24-2014, 12:57 PM   #125
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Has anybody tried one of these type iPhone or Android apps - like this one? : Engine Link along with something like this: Engine Link OBD
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Old 12-24-2014, 05:03 PM   #126
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Has anybody tried one of these type iPhone or Android apps - like this one? : Engine Link along with something like this: Engine Link OBD
I used Torque with very good success with a $25 Bluetooth dongle from amazon. Sort of a pain if using your active cell phone. Later used an old smart phone dedicated and was much handier. Does not have to be activated, just download through WiFi. Since I replaced my tow with Silverado having trans temp I no longer use. Worked well with old Trailblazer.
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Old 12-24-2014, 06:08 PM   #127
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I am curious about the payload for the Jeep GC as the specs for my Tacoma shows 1280 lbs, but the actual payload for my truck is 1050 lbs. This is a limiting factor when I consider full tank of fuel, passengers, cargo, and the tongue weight.
That's a common problem: the best possible payload is based on zero options, and actual vehicles have varying amount of option weight. Some owners of travel trailers like Escapes have found that although they are well under their allowed trailer weight limit, they run out of payload capacity even with a full-sized pickup truck. It's good to check!

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The payload numbers for the Jeep GC that I have seen online vary from 1170 to 1290. Just wondering what the real world payload value. I guess I need to visit a dealer.
I don't know if even the dealer will be able to help, or if the placard at the driver's door will list an actual payload or a worst possible payload (assuming all options - I've seen that done).

Ideal of course, is to get a real curb weight for the vehicle with the specific level of equipment of your choice, but unless an owner has done that it would be a difficult number to find. Personally, I would assume the worst.
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Old 12-24-2014, 06:14 PM   #128
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... but the actual payload for my truck is 1050 lbs. This is a limiting factor when I consider full tank of fuel, passengers, cargo, and the tongue weight.
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... I'd check to make sure that a full tank of fuel isn't already included in the equation.
Good catch, Alf! Curb weight normally includes a full tank of fuel.
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Old 12-25-2014, 09:59 AM   #129
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Hi: ATHiker... I'd check to make sure that a full tank of fuel isn't already included in the equation. Everyone knows "You can't leave home without it!!!". Alf
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You're right, its hard to get anywhere without it!
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Old 12-25-2014, 10:10 AM   #130
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You're right, its hard to get anywhere without it!
Hi: ATHiker... Also included is a driver...although "Slim Fast" is optional!!! Alf
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