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Old 03-13-2014, 06:09 PM   #1
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4 Down Cherokee

Looking at the 2000/2001 Jeep Cherokee 4WD w/ auto trans listed as dingy in the Motorhome listings for those years. Any feedback on best way to pull? Ed
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Old 03-13-2014, 09:00 PM   #2
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Tow it 4 down. Transfer case in N, tranny in park, emergency brake off, and key in the ignition to unlock steering wheel. I used a cheap hardware store key without chip so Jeep couldn't run. Connect brake system.

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Four down. A excellent toad.
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Hi Ed! The older Cherokees make a great toad.

Well, you can't tow it on a dolly since it is 4WD, so four down or trailer are the only options. I wonder if you were you were looking for other more specific info?
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Nick-B - It appears the Jeep Cherokee and Grand Cherokee 4WD is one of the few Automatic SUV's that that can be flat towed w/ no restrictions on top speed or miles towed (based on Motorhomes annual towd guide). I am looking at 2000 to 2002 or so. I would like the best brake system. Can I tie directly into the coach brakes? Best hitch? Thanks. Ed
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Nick-B - It appears the Jeep Cherokee and Grand Cherokee 4WD is one of the few Automatic SUV's that that can be flat towed w/ no restrictions on top speed or miles towed (based on Motorhomes annual towd guide). I am looking at 2000 to 2002 or so. I would like the best brake system. Can I tie directly into the coach brakes? Best hitch? Thanks. Ed
Check out the ReadyBrute tow bar with integrated brake system. Many good discussion threads here.
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FYI The last year of Cherokee is 2001.
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FYI The last year of Cherokee is 2001.
Until this year. 2014 Cherokee will make a great tow 4 down as well.... just as all Cherokee and Grand Cherokee I know of through 2014
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Bit of a price difference between an 01 and a 14.

Ed, always give us LOTS of technical detail with questions like this. I actually had to click on your Profile to find out the type of coach you have and even then you haven't filled in that info. However, it looks like you have a diesel pusher, maybe a 2000 Newmar Mountain Aire?

Yes, there are braking systems that tie into the air brakes on a diesel chassis. Since I am a gasser boy I'll let others chime in with their recommendations. The Ready Brute mentioned already is simple and easy on the wallet.
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Nick-B: I filled in my coach info in profile when I got your thread. It is a 2000 NM DSDP 3859. With my Dodge Van I've towed plenty of vintage cars on a 24' trailer w/ an inertia type brake controller w/ no problems. If a system such as Ready Brute Elite will do just fine for my simple tow needs then great. A dependable mechanical system is easier to trouble shoot then the more complicated vacume over solenoid systems. Ed
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