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Old 05-06-2013, 10:22 PM   #1
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I'm thinking about buying a 2014 Grand Cherokee to pull behind my HR. Does anyone have any input on this vehicle or suggestings on towing that I should look out for. I've been having MH for 12 yrs and never towed one before.
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I just finished putting my tow gear on my 2014 Grand Cherokee. I used the Blue-Ox BX1128 kit, very easy to install. You need to make sure you have a 4 wheel drive with the proper transfer case to tow 4 down, but it's an easy setuo.

I opted to use the Toe Daddy 3011 wiring kit for my tail lights so I didn't have to drill holes for the tail lights. I had a RoadMaster BrakeMaster 9160 that I transfered from my old toad to this one.

I'll be actually towing it for the first time in a couple of weeks.

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I just finished putting my tow gear on my 2014 Grand Cherokee. I used the Blue-Ox BX1128 kit, very easy to install. You need to make sure you have a 4 wheel drive with the proper transfer case to tow 4 down, but it's an easy setuo.

I opted to use the Toe Daddy 3011 wiring kit for my tail lights so I didn't have to drill holes for the tail lights. I had a RoadMaster BrakeMaster 9160 that I transfered from my old toad to this one.

I'll be actually towing it for the first time in a couple of weeks.

Dennis
Let us know how it goes. I am looking at a new Cherokee and am curious.

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This is great info. Thanks
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I don't have a '14, but I do have an '11. I don't think there would be much difference? I am using a Towmaster tow bar and plates, and I also bought the Tow Daddy, plug and play electrical for the lights, nice outfit, works well. I'm using a Brakemaster 9000 brake system to help stop everything, that to seems to work well, (at least I didn't hit anyone in the ass)!! The plates were worrisome, because all the front end had to come off, and field drill, is not always a good sign, but it all worked, and I didn't have any dingers! Yeehaw!! I have a full length mud flap, but was still worried about stone damage, so rather than spend $400 dollars for the plastic guard, I bought a bra instead. It was kind of a pain to put on the first time, but it must have worked because the front has no dings or scratches.
We pulled it over 1800 mi. and as long as your going straight ahead, you'll never know it's back there. Where I did get a surprise, is how much 5000 lbs. likes to man-handle the rear end of my MH. Pulling out to pass, long sweeping curves, you will know it's there, it wants to go straight, when the bus is trying to turn. I am about to hitch it up again, Thr. for the trip home.
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