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Old 03-14-2014, 02:20 PM   #11
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What is "JGC"?

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Old 03-14-2014, 02:27 PM   #12
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Old 03-14-2014, 03:44 PM   #13
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GVWR of JGC is between 1100-1200 lbs, from this you subtract passengers, cargo, and tongue weight. Thus a heavy tongue weight will impact that nuber. The batteries on a 21 are not on the bumper(Escape 17' has them located there) but under rear dinette, room for two and possible two up front in storage box. The only f/g trailer that can carry 4 batteries and double solar and 30 lb propane from the factory is the Oliver AFAIK.
Hmmm, so the payload for the JGC is quite low. I may have to reconsider getting the JGC. I can see some 3-row crossovers offering around 1400-1500lb. Its just myself and my wife in the vehicle and we don't have much cargo in the car.
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What is "JGC"?

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Thanks for asking Mike. I too was kerfuffled. I thought it was some kind of satellite dish at first.
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Old 03-14-2014, 10:10 PM   #15
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I tried to upgrade to 30# tanks and was told they do not stock them. I think you could drop the 20# tanks and put what ever you want on the unit at home.
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it is also possible they may not fit on the standard propane tray.
Typical 30-pound tanks are the same diameter and have the same footring as a common 20-pound tank, so the swap should be easy... unless the cover or hold-down are not tall enough. If it's just the hold-down, that usually uses common threaded rod, so you just swap in a longer rod.
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Old 03-14-2014, 10:16 PM   #16
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GVWR of JGC is between 1100-1200 lbs, from this you subtract passengers, cargo, and tongue weight.
This is a description of payload, not Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)... but this appears to have been understood:
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Hmmm, so the payload for the JGC is quite low.
Not much other than a 3/4-ton full-sized truck has more than 1500 pounds of payload, and as low as 1200 pounds is normal for SUVs. My minivan, of course, can carry as much as those "macho" SUVs...

Maybe an Expedition or Tahoe would have substantially more payload capacity than typical SUVs.
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Jim- I'm relieved I'm not the only one confused by "JGC". I could have figured it out if I had paid attention, but I am retired, so I no longer pay attention. Well, when I'm not driving anyway.

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Jim- I'm relieved I'm not the only one confused by "JGC". I could have figured it out if I had paid attention, but I am retired, so I no longer pay attention. Well, when I'm not driving anyway.

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Hi: Mike Lewis... being retired and staying 3 months in S. West Florida, I'm to poor to pay attention!!! Alf
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Typical 30-pound tanks are the same diameter and have the same footring as a common 20-pound tank, so the swap should be easy... unless the cover or hold-down are not tall enough. If it's just the hold-down, that usually uses common threaded rod, so you just swap in a longer rod.
The length of the propane hose connection may also be a factor? It would have to reach higher up and there may not be enough slack to do that. Worth investigating before hand.
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The length of the propane hose connection may also be a factor? It would have to reach higher up and there may not be enough slack to do that. Worth investigating before hand.
Good point, but those hoses are readily available in various lengths.
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