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Old 12-03-2019, 05:26 AM   #1
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We are looking at a 2015 Grand Cherokee 4 X 4 to tow. It has air ride suspension which I am nor familiar with in a car. Again, I ask for those of you that have experience towing one of them for comments.



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Old 12-03-2019, 08:03 AM   #2
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I own a 2015 GC and love it, have had it as a toad for over 10K miles. The newer ones have problems with death wobble due to the steering.
I am sure if you post in the towing forum you will see many post on the GC.
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We have a 2011. Works great. Had an air leak. Toes smooth. Yeah...it’s a Hemi.
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Old 12-03-2019, 09:11 AM   #4
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We tow a 2015 GC diesel with all the bells and whistles. It's been towed almost 25,000 miles with no difficulties. We use a BlueOx baseplate and hitch with an IR2 brake system. Every thing works great and have had no problems.
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Old 12-03-2019, 09:10 PM   #5
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Towed a 2011 Grand Cherokee. Now tow a 2016 Grand Cherokee with air leveling. Makes a great toad and everyday car.
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Old 12-04-2019, 06:55 AM   #6
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It has air ride suspension which I am nor familiar with in a car. Again, I ask for those of you that have experience towing one of them for comments.
My '14 Ram has the same air suspension. I just make sure it is at normal height when I hook it up.
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I tow a 2014 Grand Cherokee Summit with air suspension. I have towed it for 5 years with zero issues. In my opinion, these are the perfect tow vehicles.

The only thing you need to do is fire it up in the morning before you leave to allow the suspension in inflate.
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The only thing you need to do is fire it up in the morning before you leave to allow the suspension in inflate.
Huh? It's an electric pump that is always active as long as the battery isn't dead. If yours needs inflated you have a leak.
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Huh? It's an electric pump that is always active as long as the battery isn't dead. If yours needs inflated you have a leak.
The owners manual says; "When towing, start and run engine fora minimum of 60 seconds every 24 hours to allow the Quadra-Lift suspension to adjust the vehicles ride height"
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Old 12-04-2019, 08:24 AM   #10
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I tow a 2019 Grand Cherokee with the Quadra Lift suspension. Like the manual says place it in Normal mode and tow away. Before towing I go into the suspension settings and make sure that "auto entry exit" is not selected.

No death wobble on 2019 and newer. Jeep corrected the problem.
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We moved from a 2005 Range Rover to a 2014 GC Summit with a 5.7L. Both had air suspension, on the RR it's an open system meaning the air compressor pumps it up like normal airbags. The GC has a closed loop system so it uses a gas and the response is quicker.

All in all If a RR was rated a 10 for something then the GC would be an 8 or 9. But since you can buy 2.5 GC for the price of a RR and repair shops are easier to find we are happy.

We would only have a SUV with air type suspension it makes the ride much less choppy.

It does tow great, we have been pleased with it to date.
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We are looking at a 2015 Grand Cherokee 4 X 4 to tow. It has air ride suspension which I am nor familiar with in a car. Again, I ask for those of you that have experience towing one of them for comments.



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Several minutes after shutting off the engine and exiting our 2014 GC Overland, the air suspension lowers itself the to 'entry' mode. I have always assumed that it does this while towing, because the ignition is off. I suppose it is possible that engaging transaxle "Neutral" may defeat this. Would be curious if anybody else has actually experimented to see what happens during towing mode.


Regardless of the above, I do start the engine before towing in the morning (assuming I was hooked up all night). I like to run in Drive (it's in transaxle neutral) so transmission/trans axle fluids move around a bit, and also to top off the battery charge.


We've been towing this car seasonally, since it was new, with no problems. A great choice for TOAD!
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On our summit there is a setting that can be selected to activate entry and to leave it off. Ours is set to off so that we do not forget to air the bags up when towing.
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Several minutes after shutting off the engine and exiting our 2014 GC Overland, the air suspension lowers itself the to 'entry' mode. I have always assumed that it does this while towing, because the ignition is off. I suppose it is possible that engaging transaxle "Neutral" may defeat this. Would be curious if anybody else has actually experimented to see what happens during towing mode.


Regardless of the above, I do start the engine before towing in the morning (assuming I was hooked up all night). I like to run in Drive (it's in transaxle neutral) so transmission/trans axle fluids move around a bit, and also to top off the battery charge.


We've been towing this car seasonally, since it was new, with no problems. A great choice for TOAD!
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No death wobble on 2019 and newer. Jeep corrected the problem.


Ihave been thinking about a GC for a while ad a toad - but have not gone there out of fear if the death wobble. How certain/positive/supportable is it that in 2019 this has been fixed? (And where do we go for information). The people at the dealership do not have a clue
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