Go Back   iRV2 Forums > MOTORHOME FORUMS > Toads and Motorhome Related Towing
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 04-05-2008, 06:42 PM   #155
Senior Member
 
Rick 2005 Dolphin 5376's Avatar
 
National RV Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: San Jose, Ca.
Posts: 1,259
You guys are taking this all to serious. First, I'll say it again as I've said it before. Bill and this thread are great. We all learned a lot. I didn't miss any point here. The only thing I might of missed was ramling throught 26 pages of thread to find this needle in a hay stack. 2nd, I was on the road and really needed some answers to fix my situation, 3rd, Cooltech is passed off as "plug and play". Inexperienced as I may or may not be in all things towing, plug and play must mean different things to different people. I know we shouldn't expect an instruction manual to cover every situation on an install but in regards to the Jeep JK, there aren't many variables to have to deal with. Guys, Cooltech is great and now that they've updated there instructions, they are just a little better. All great knowledge come from inexperience but let's put all this in to perspective, I built a couple of dozen heads up displays for F22's and F15'a in our shop to buy our motor home and I'll never have to learn about Jeep JK brake light switches again. Lastly, I will and have recommended the Cooltech product to all. Now with the additional piece of knowledge (the M1 fuse),I can save some poor soul a lot of time and frustration if he or she to is "inexperienced". Let's go find another great Jeep project. I've got a cool gas strut mod on the tail gate you might like. You guys have a great evening. I really do appreciate on how we all support each other here, inexperienced or not.
__________________

__________________
Rick and Julia
2005 Dolphin 5376, W24, Solid Body Paint, Koni FSD's
2007 Wrangler Unlimited....it follows us everywhere.
Rick 2005 Dolphin 5376 is offline  
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 04-05-2008, 09:34 PM   #156
Senior Member
 
SargeW's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Fallbrook, Ca
Posts: 1,133
Yeah, what he said!!
__________________

__________________
Marty and Diane, Fulltiming!

Our Travel Blog www.mytripjournal.com/rvnchickalaska
SargeW is offline  
Old 04-06-2008, 04:50 PM   #157
Junior Member
 
wxsby's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Ramona, CA
Posts: 26
I took a slightly different approach to towing my '08 JK. I wanted a hefty aftermarket front bumper with several options. I decided on a Body Armor bumper with a winch mount (some day), four light tabs (some day soon), a front receiver (so I can push a trailer down the freeway), and a couple of heavy duty recovery ring mounts. I use a receiver mounted license plate holder when I'm not towing.

[IMG] http://www.irv2.com/photopost/data/2/medium/towjeep_013.jpg[/IMG]
__________________
http://www.irv2.com/photopost/data/500/mohome007-1.JPG

wxsby is offline  
Old 04-06-2008, 04:54 PM   #158
Junior Member
 
wxsby's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Ramona, CA
Posts: 26
So I blew it and that pic didn't get posted. I'll try again...
__________________
http://www.irv2.com/photopost/data/500/mohome007-1.JPG

wxsby is offline  
Old 04-06-2008, 04:58 PM   #159
Junior Member
 
wxsby's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Ramona, CA
Posts: 26
That pic isn't too informative, I can see. I'll work on it. I used the Cool Tech harness and it was plug and play, as advertised. I ran the cable to a connector I installed behind the bumper.

__________________
http://www.irv2.com/photopost/data/500/mohome007-1.JPG

wxsby is offline  
Old 04-06-2008, 05:05 PM   #160
Junior Member
 
wxsby's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Ramona, CA
Posts: 26
OK. Now I see you have to enlarge the thumbnail before posting it. I'm slow, but I catch on eventually.

I didn't want to add a baseplate or tabs when I had those great recovery ring mounts, so I had a welder make me a couple of adapters so I could connect the Roadmaster Falcon directly to the mounts.
__________________
http://www.irv2.com/photopost/data/500/mohome007-1.JPG

wxsby is offline  
Old 04-06-2008, 05:13 PM   #161
Junior Member
 
wxsby's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Ramona, CA
Posts: 26
The welder suggested I he weld the adapters to the towbar, but we also tow my wife's truck on occasion, and it has a standard baseplate. I remove the license plate and insert a receiver mounted recovery ring in the receiver for the safety cables.

__________________
http://www.irv2.com/photopost/data/500/mohome007-1.JPG

wxsby is offline  
Old 04-06-2008, 05:18 PM   #162
Junior Member
 
wxsby's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Ramona, CA
Posts: 26
I'll try again to post the pic of the Jeep in the non-toad mode...



__________________
http://www.irv2.com/photopost/data/500/mohome007-1.JPG

wxsby is offline  
Old 04-06-2008, 05:30 PM   #163
Junior Member
 
wxsby's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Ramona, CA
Posts: 26
One other note: I haven't towed far enough to worry about pulling the fuse, but has anybody put a switch in series with the fuse so you could just flip the switch to tow?
__________________
http://www.irv2.com/photopost/data/500/mohome007-1.JPG

wxsby is offline  
Old 04-06-2008, 06:28 PM   #164
Senior Member
 
Rick 2005 Dolphin 5376's Avatar
 
National RV Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: San Jose, Ca.
Posts: 1,259
It's really pretty easy to pull the fuse. Doesn't seem worth the effort to install a switch but that's just me. We also have to take out M1 fuse to disable the brake light switch. All told it takes about 1 minute to pop the hood, remove the fuse box cover and pull two fuses. I like your set up. The front bumper adds a nice touch to the JK.
I think that I read that it's always better to have your safety chains spread apart. I run mine from the rv right to the Jeep left and RV left to Jeep right. I think if it should come loose it will stay behind the coach better. Maybe someone will chime it and confirm that or not.
__________________
Rick and Julia
2005 Dolphin 5376, W24, Solid Body Paint, Koni FSD's
2007 Wrangler Unlimited....it follows us everywhere.
Rick 2005 Dolphin 5376 is offline  
Old 04-06-2008, 06:46 PM   #165
Junior Member
 
wxsby's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Ramona, CA
Posts: 26
Thanks for the tip re the cables. I could probably put recovery rings on top of the brackets on the mounts. I'll work on it. It's a work in progress.

I noticed that when I step on the brake in the Jeep, it lights the mohome brake lights. That doesn't happen with the truck because I put in diodes, but I'd rather not mess with that on the Jeep. I'm assuming that's why you pull the brake light fuse?
__________________
http://www.irv2.com/photopost/data/500/mohome007-1.JPG

wxsby is offline  
Old 04-06-2008, 06:57 PM   #166
Senior Member
 
Rick 2005 Dolphin 5376's Avatar
 
National RV Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: San Jose, Ca.
Posts: 1,259
Because the Dolphin uses the same bulb for brakes as it does for turn signals, when the ready brake activates the Jeeps Brakes and I have a turn signal on in the RV, the blinkers stop. The Jeep is overiding the RV. Removing the M1 fuse disconnects the Brake light switch on the Jeep and things will operate as they should. It took a few people here to help figure it out. Looking back it was a simple problem. I made an assumption about the install that I shouldn't of but thats water under the bridge. The folks at Cooltech jumped right in to explain the fix, when we made a call to them. Great folks and a great product.
__________________
Rick and Julia
2005 Dolphin 5376, W24, Solid Body Paint, Koni FSD's
2007 Wrangler Unlimited....it follows us everywhere.
Rick 2005 Dolphin 5376 is offline  
Old 04-08-2008, 06:39 PM   #167
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 7
This afternoon I had to follow the wife (she was driving the Rubicon) I notice that the 3rd Brake light was not working. When we got home I took the rear light off and the yellow wire is splice right? Will look at it closer Wed.morning. Any Thoughts???
Thanks
Walter
__________________
FourEyes45 is offline  
Old 04-09-2008, 07:22 AM   #168
Senior Member
 
Rick 2005 Dolphin 5376's Avatar
 
National RV Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: San Jose, Ca.
Posts: 1,259
I have the cooltech harness and the yellow splice connected. After reading your post I thought it a good idea to check my 3rd light as well. It does work. I did read somewhere that while under tow, the motor home will not activate the 3rd light under braking. Some one might want to chime in to confirm.
__________________

__________________
Rick and Julia
2005 Dolphin 5376, W24, Solid Body Paint, Koni FSD's
2007 Wrangler Unlimited....it follows us everywhere.
Rick 2005 Dolphin 5376 is offline  
Closed Thread



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Towing a '98 Wrangler (Questions) abarebonzi Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 9 03-12-2008 05:23 AM
Rear shock removal on late model Winn. wagonmaster2 Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 16 12-07-2005 11:13 AM
late model popups pslam Pop Up, Tent Trailer and Teardrop Topics 11 08-10-2005 05:07 AM
Installing a late model swaybar on a 2002 W-22 chassis. quesidog MH-General Discussions & Problems 5 06-23-2005 12:20 PM
Towing a '98 Wrangler (Questions) Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 9 12-31-1969 07:00 PM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:36 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.