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Old 09-02-2013, 09:17 PM   #1
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Cool towbar fo new Jeep Grand cherokee

We have a 2006 37' Country coach which we towed a Jeep Wrangler before, but we are looking to eliminate one vehicle and replace with wifes car and use as tow vehicle also. We are looking at a new Jeep Grand Cherokee, has anyone towed a new Grand cherokee? and what tow bar and bracket setup?
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Old 09-02-2013, 09:49 PM   #2
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alitten, I have a Roadmaster Falcon 2, tow bar, with Roadmaster plates, Air Force brake system. I have also pulled a Silverado pickup with it. The GC, has been pulled to AZ. and back with only one problem, the GC, man handles the Motor home on turns and when you pull out to pass another vehicle. I think it, (the MH) needs a track bar, to stop the rear end from being influenced by the Jeep.
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Old 09-02-2013, 10:38 PM   #3
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I was going to set up our '14 GC to tow but decided not to. I was going with the Roadmaster brackets as I think they are bulletproof. Any of the Roadmaster tow bars will work. The lowest rated is 6,000lbs and the top rated Blackhawk is rated for 10,000.

The '14 GC weighs in at almost 4600 so you would be safe with any bar.

I have the Limited with the hemi and so far, mileage average is 20MPG which I consider good for this weight of vehicle. The hemi also has plenty of giddy up
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Old 09-03-2013, 03:59 AM   #4
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I don't have a Grand Cherokee, just a Liberty. I have a Roadmaster Stowmaster (came with coach when I bought it). The setup is slick. Very easy to attached the Stowmaster to the Roadmaster EZ baseplate. I also use the Roadmaster Flexicoil 7 to 4 wire connector and the Roadmaster safety cables. This setup goes together so easily that I will always have Roadmaster. Plus it is 100% Made in America. I do not know about the other brands.

I suppose if the towbar had not been with the coach I would have considered BlueOx as well, but I am supper satisfied with Roadmaster.
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We have a 07 Allure and tow a 2012 Jeep G.C. with the Blue Ox system. We went with the Blue Ox is because once you disconnect or just driving the vehicle most of the equipment attached to the vehicle does not show. So far so good, no problems. We have had it for about 1 1/2 years now. The only thing I would do different is add the Air Brake for the vehicle. I went with the Blue Ox system and although it works as it should, I would rather have a different system.
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The Roadmaster EZ base plate also has the removable adapters that allow little to be seen when removed. The aux. brake system has more in sight than the baseplate. Either of these fine brands would be great for this application.

We just had the Roadmaster Brakemaster proportional braking system installed today. What a great system. The Jeep brake starts to apply after the coach brakes are applied. They do not get applied immediately so that a very minor coach braking will not engage the Jeep brake. This is a great feature. Also the dash light is helpful to know when the Jeep brakes are applied. This system also has the break away feature.
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Just a quick note from recent experience; Not all Jeep Grand Cherokee's can be towed. We traded our RWD Grand Cherokee because it could not be towed.

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I believe the Jeeps that cannot be towed are all 2 WD or Patriots or Compass, both of which have a different type of transfer case with AWD.

The Liberty, Wrangler and GC (4 WD models) can be flat towed since the transfer case can be shifted to Neutral. In order to do so with my Liberty I must turn the ignition key to the On/Run position without starting the engine. Press the brake pedal and shift the transmission to neutral. Hold down the Transfer Case Neutral button until the LED stops flashing and goes to full on Red. (You should hear the Transfer Case shift to neutral). Now the transfer case is in neutral. Check this by shifting the transmission to Drive or Reverse and attempting to move. Once you have verified the transfer case is in neutral, shift the transmission to Park and remove the key.
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Park...

What about the steering wheel?

Towing 4 down would be intetesting, on dolly ok...
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I believe the Jeeps that cannot be towed are all 2 WD or Patriots or Compass, both of which have a different type of transfer case with AWD...............
There are some 4x4s that cannot be towed 4 down. It depends on the transfer case. Some of the early GC's with the hemi that cannot be towed 4 down. Best to read the owners manual and c hack for "recreational towing" or "towing behind a motorhome"
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We recently bought a 2014 Grand Cherokee and love it. Hemi engine has lots of power 20+ mpg. Blue ox towbar and brackets, air force 1 brake system and tow daddy plug and go light harness. I believe that all 4x4 Grand Cherokee unlimited, overlands and summits are towable 4 down the only one that is not is the base laredo.
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Park...

What about the steering wheel?

Towing 4 down would be intetesting, on dolly ok...
Jeeps are towed in park for automatic transmissions and in gear for manuals.

There is no steering lock on newer Jeeps.

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I've had a Roadmaster Stowmaster but now have a Demco Dominator and I am very pleased with it.
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