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Old 03-12-2019, 01:18 PM   #15
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The quick way to check is the tiny neutral button the active drive II has to the right of the select button and also shows the 4WD low option.
georgelesley ... just want to make sure I am looking for the right button before I head down to the car lot. Is it this one in the below sample picture (the "N" just to the right of AUTO?

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That little button is your neutral switch.
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Old 03-12-2019, 05:02 PM   #17
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As mentioned Active Drive II is an option on most (maybe all) trim levels, the Round knob comes in multiple styles, 2 of which are available on Active Drive II, so in the ad photos look for the N> button or the Active Drive II logo on the left side of the tail gate. We bought a 2017 Cherokee about a year ago to set up as a TOAD, and went through of lot of this when shopping, many ads seem to list Active Drive 1 and 2 wrong, and many salesman will tell you a particular Cherokee has Active Drive 2 when it really has Active Drive 1 (there is nothing like driving 50 miles to look at a car just to find out the salesman lied to you).


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p.s. we even strongly considered buying a used 2015 Latitude which had Active Drive II (it was at a great price, but my wife wanted a higher trim level, so we opted for a much more expensive great deal on a new Overland that had been sitting on a dealers lot 270 miles away for 17 months.
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That little button is your neutral switch.
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georgelesley ... just want to make sure I am looking for the right button before I head down to the car lot. Is it this one in the below sample picture (the "N" just to the right of AUTO?

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Yes. It needs to have the N with a little light and it needs to have 4WD Low (a two speed transfer case).
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OK..... so I pulled the trigger on the 2019 Trailhawk. Everything I have read shows I do not need the extra wiring kit. But for redundancy, I will install a battery charger. Was only $55.00 with RVi3

Just ordered a Blue Ox tow bar and base plate. Base plate and tail light/turn signal wiring is being installed in a month. Have also ordered and receiving the RVi3 auxiliary brake system.....

so I think I have covered all the bases... Would be interested in hearing if I missed anything....
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Just ordered a Blue Ox tow bar and base plate. Base plate and tail light/turn signal wiring is being installed in a month.
Torack … what tail light/turn signal wiring kit did you order?

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Old 03-15-2019, 04:08 PM   #22
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Buying Toad - Cherokee Trailhawk

FLSteve. On the option list, select transmission DFJ for $1205. It’s the Active Drive II that you’re looking for. But you’ll have to accept the $500 option for the 2.0 I4 engine.

I was looking at the Overland before I bought the Rubicon.

Lisa would most likely prefer this.
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OK..... so I pulled the trigger on the 2019 Trailhawk. Everything I have read shows I do not need the extra wiring kit. But for redundancy, I will install a battery charger. Was only $55.00 with RVi3

Just ordered a Blue Ox tow bar and base plate. Base plate and tail light/turn signal wiring is being installed in a month. Have also ordered and receiving the RVi3 auxiliary brake system.....

so I think I have covered all the bases... Would be interested in hearing if I missed anything....

By chance, have you weighed this vehicle?? I would like a Trailhawk but I am limited to 4220 lbs on my Navion. Their ststed curn weight works but I do not trust the listed wt in the promotional materials as all models change with "stuff" added or not.
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OK … we found a 2019 Trailhawk Elite with the Active Drive II transmission on the dealer lot that we both like. It has the adaptive cruise control and the front of the bumper looks like this. I just watched the Blue Ox BX1140 base plate installition video on etrailer.com and it looks doable as I will be doing my own install.

Anybody have the adaptive cruise control and does it present any problems towing? Salesman says you can turn it off in the vehicle settings. It's that oval section on the left side of the bumper grill looking at the front just to the right of the red tow hook.

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The adaptive cruise is not affected by my Roadmaster baseplate on my 2016 Cherokee Limited.
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We have adaptive cruise control on our 2017 Cherokee Overland edition, it is a bit odd as it also has standard cruise control, and you can select either one while driving (separate buttons except for set/resume)
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Installed Demco base plate on our 2019 Cherokee Limited with ACC. Our camera is dead center and is not affected by the tow equipment. We also have the adjustable air louvers which means we had to route our electrical wires and air brake lines into the louver box to get them to the front grill for mounting, which was doable but time consuming. So far the whole set up seems to work as advertised.
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By chance, have you weighed this vehicle?? I would like a Trailhawk but I am limited to 4220 lbs on my Navion. Their ststed curn weight works but I do not trust the listed wt in the promotional materials as all models change with "stuff" added or not.

Here are the numbers on my 2017 TrailHawk: Reference LINK
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