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Old 09-08-2017, 12:22 PM   #1
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Still toad shopping... 2016 Grand Cherokee Limited

Looking at a 2016 Grand Cherokee Limited. It is 4WD and has 4Lo. Can it be towed?
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Old 09-08-2017, 02:36 PM   #2
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Should be good to go 4-down if it is not too much weight for your rig (don't know what you have). A GC will come in over 5000 usually (don't go by mfg/dealer listed curb weight), so it would be over limit for most gassers.

If you do an advanced search of Search Titles Only on this forum for "Grand Cherokee" (use quotes), you will see that there are lots of folks towing them.
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Should be good to go 4-down if it is not too much weight for your rig (don't know what you have). A GC will come in over 5000 usually (don't go by mfg/dealer listed curb weight), so it would be over limit for most gassers.

If you do an advanced search of Search Titles Only on this forum for "Grand Cherokee" (use quotes), you will see that there are lots of folks towing them.
Thanks... We have an 07 Winnebago Tour so weight shouldn't be an issue. A little nervous about the death rattle though.
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Thanks...A little nervous about the death rattle though.

Yep. I picked up a 2017 GC Summit last week and Jeep does not have a solution for the electronic steering. We'll have to wait and see.
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We looked but after driving both we went with Lincoln MKX. All the difference in the world. Much better car and so easy to put transmission in tow mode. My two cents
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We looked but after driving both we went with Lincoln MKX. All the difference in the world. Much better car and so easy to put transmission in tow mode. My two cents
Thanks Butch! Before I commit to the Jeep I'll take a look
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We tow a 2017 F-150 SuperCrew FX4. The 2nd row, with the seats up, is cavernous, and we just toss any other stuff that is dirty (such as the turd hauler, inflatable kayak, some extra fuel, tools, etc.) in the bed of the F-150. Putting into tow mode takes only a few seconds...Ford has done a nice job with that.

Looked at Jeeps...just seemed too noisy for a daily drive vehicle when not RVing. I'm not going rock crawling...so the F-150 is a good balance (for us at least) and RV towed with moderate off road abilities and a daily drive vehicle.
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We tow a 2017 F-150 SuperCrew FX4. The 2nd row, with the seats up, is cavernous, and we just toss any other stuff that is dirty (such as the turd hauler, inflatable kayak, some extra fuel, tools, etc.) in the bed of the F-150. Putting into tow mode takes only a few seconds...Ford has done a nice job with that.

Looked at Jeeps...just seemed too noisy for a daily drive vehicle when not RVing. I'm not going rock crawling...so the F-150 is a good balance (for us at least) and RV towed with moderate off road abilities and a daily drive vehicle.
Thanks hilgert! I'll put it on my test drive list!
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Also, I should have mentioned...it tows great, and no wobble. I did have the Ford dealer, as part of the deal, do an alignment and dial in as much positive caster as possible...there was no issue, I just knew to have it done.

Generally we drive whatever is required to maintain a smooth flow of traffic, which is usually about 70 mph in the right lane (whatever the 18-wheelers are doing). We don't want to be the motorhome that slows everyone down. The wife does occasionally get aggressive and take the rig up to 80 when passing (cars, trucks, 18-wheelers, A's, C's, B's...she is indiscriminate in her dislike of slow pokes), but no issues with the F-150 in tow even at those white-knuckle speeds (I just look away).
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