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Old 04-14-2012, 06:25 PM   #1
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Rv handles perfect until I hook up my grand Cherokee

Any help would be greatly appreciated I have a 2000 Damon intruder that drives and handles great it is a real pleasure to drive however as soon as hook my toad (2005 grand Cherokee) it all seems to change it feels like I'm driving from the seam of my pants constantly trying to correct the steering if there is any wind it is worsens , I have put new shocks on front with a steering stabilizer and had the front end alignment checked ,these things helped a little but not much.any suggestions or ideals would be great
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Old 04-14-2012, 06:48 PM   #2
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That sounds exactly like 45 years ago when I drove a delivery van that was severely overloaded. You toad is pulling down the rear of your MH. Measure the height of the rear bumper before and after you hook up the toad.
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you might want to try moving some of your heavier items in your storage areas to the front of the coach, which would put some weight back on your steers, and trade in the tank, oops, the jeep for a lighter toad. good luck.
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It certainly sounds like you are too light in the front end- absolutely check that your toad is not exerting any weight or downward force on your tow hitch. And moving weight forward over the steer wheels and away from the rear will help also.
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Welcome to the forum! I am confused, are you flat towing or are you using a dolly?
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What is your GCWR, GVWR and the weight of the toad?
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I'm sorry but I have to ask are you unlocking the steering wheel in the Jeep and what are the front tire pressures?
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I know some of those jeeps are full time 4x4 could that be causing a problem if it is one that is
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Hi and thanks for the quick replys I'm towing flat all 4 down there is no tongue pressure on the hitch
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Tire pressure on jeep is 36 psi and steering wheel is unlocked it turns good ,the jeep follows the Rv great into turns , it is a all time 4wheel drive but it supposedly disengages when u set it to tow mode
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We tow a Honda Odyssey and use a extension on our reciever tube to make it set back just a tad now I have noticed that when some people tow a toad they tend to watch it in there mirrors or camera and that can make it get squirley
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Do you have any heavy weight in the rear of the Jeep when your towing it?
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Hi and thanks for the quick replys I'm towing flat all 4 down there is no tongue pressure on the hitch
do you have a track bar on the rear axle of your moho?
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Is there a lot of loose or "slop" in your tow bar in the receiver or on the front of the jeep. I use a Roadmaster anti rattle to lock my towbar so it cannot move. Part number 061, might want to at least look at it online. Found mine online for $21.
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