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Old 12-02-2011, 07:00 AM   #1
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2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4x4 towing advice

Just purchased a new Grand Cherokee 4x4 and was seeking advice on towing and wiring for this toad. Previously have been towing a Honda CRV with M&G braking system and a Roadmaster Falcon all-terrain tow bar. However, M&G does not make a unit for 2011 Grand Cherokee, so I will be going with SMI system. A local hitch installer has suggested I use a Blue Ox base plate and Blue Ox round pins and then convert the Roadmaster tow bar to be able to attach to the Blue Ox pins. All of this installed, including a new MSI braking system is is pretty pricey--just north of $3000. My RV is 2009 Monaco Camelot. Any thoughts or advice would be appreciated.

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Why would you use Blue Ox base plates if you already have a Roadmaster tow bar? May as well stick with Roadmaster...
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Why would you use Blue Ox base plates if you already have a Roadmaster tow bar? May as well stick with Roadmaster...
Dealer doesn't sell RoadMaster but does sell Blue Ox?
Higher profit on Blue Ox?
Better spifs from Blue Ox?
Just a few reasons.
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Recently set up a 2011 Grand Cherokee for towing. I used Blue Ox base plate as I already owned an Aventa LX tow bar. Roadmaster Brakemaster 9160 aux brake and Tow Daddy wiring for the lights. Base plate was an easy install as was the brakemaster 9160 setup, but the lights took me a while due to how I wanted them installed.
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Why would you use Blue Ox base plates if you already have a Roadmaster tow bar? May as well stick with Roadmaster...
I think they require less alterations to the front fascia and are less noticeable when removed.
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You can order the baseplate from Roadmaster. I've had no issues with mine at all. I'm using the All Terrain Tow Bar that works just fine----6000lb capacity. In fact it tows just as well as the 3100lb Subaru that I had before.
I'm also using the Unified Brake system from US Gear. I've towed my Jeep over 2500 miles so far and I'm very satisified with it.
By the way, Roadmaster also makes a nice, hard cover for the brackets on the front of the Jeep so you won't have to bother removing them-----if you don't want to.
If you want more info, send me a msg
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