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.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 05-03-2013, 04:27 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 7
Trouble while towing Jeep

Hopefully someone can provide some insight as to how to rectify this problem:

We flat tow a 2008 Jeep Sahara behind a 2004 Winnebago Sightseer.
The problem is that when we go around a curve the jeep skids. It literally sounds like the brakes are locking up.

We have tried deactivating the esp system, removing the brake buddy and even replaced ESP switch.

What else should we try? Please help with your thoughts and suggestions.
__________________

__________________
Alessandra is offline   Reply With Quote
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 05-03-2013, 04:33 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
CampDaven's Avatar


 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Fulltime, USA
Posts: 14,463
Blog Entries: 1
Does it have steering wheel lock? That would do it.
If so, key must be in the 1st position.
__________________

__________________
Dave and Nola, RVM1
The Journey is Our Destination!

http://davenola.blogspot.com/
CampDaven is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2013, 04:40 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Go Dawgs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Kent, WA
Posts: 1,051
Yep, sounds like the steering wheel is locking.
__________________
Arnold
2017 Grand Design Reflection 303 RLS
2004 Ford F350 Lariat 4x4 Dually
Go Dawgs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2013, 04:43 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Skip426's Avatar


 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Powell River, B.C.
Posts: 14,971
All the instructions for flat towing your Jeep , should be in the owners manual.
If you don't have the manual it should be available on-line.
If you have followed those instructions , and still have issues, please re-ply to this post; with other info about the Jeep .
Manual or auto trans ? Stock tires and wheels ? Any aftermarket mods, lift kit? steering stabilizer ? First time towing this unit or is this a new problem with a Jeep you towed before ?
__________________
99DSDP 3884, Freightliner, XC, CAT 3126B, 300 HP /ALLISON 3060
2000 Caravan toad, Remco & Blue Ox.
Skip426 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2013, 04:45 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
vsheetz's Avatar


 
Fleetwood Owners Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: SoCal
Posts: 11,802
Is this the first time to tow - or used to tow ok, and is a newly occurring issue?
  • Parking brake released
  • Transfer case to neutral (verify by putting in drive with foot on brake, blip the throttle a bit and engine should rev freely and not try to move forward)
  • Transmission to park (auto) or in any gear (manual)
  • Steering column unlocked (if it has a lock)
If the front wheels are getting crossed up (turned to the opposite steering lock or the other ) when turning a corner, tie a bungee cord from the steering wheel to the seat base will usually alleviate this from happening.
__________________
Vince and Susan
2011 Tiffin Phaeton 40QTH (Cummins ISC/Freightliner)
Flat towing a modified 2005 Jeep (Rubicon Wrangler)
Previously a 2002 Fleetwood Pace Arrow 37A and a 1995 Safari Trek 2830.
vsheetz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2013, 06:12 PM   #6
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 7
We have followed all of the owners manual instructions. My husband says the key is in first position (I will check for myself when we stop since we are towing to Yosemite now). The jeep has an automatic transmission. It only locks up (or whatever it's doing)on mountain roads or on big curved freeway on/off ramps that are banked and not when we are making right or left turns. Maybe this is due to the difference in speed. We have had this issue since we first started towing last year. Thank you for all your replies. I will check back in as soon as I get a chance to check what position the key is in.
__________________
Alessandra is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2013, 06:20 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
Rich and Cork's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 1,052
Make sure you verify the steering wheel is turning when you verify the key position. I have a 2008 also and have put 25-30,000 miles towing with no issues.
__________________
2001 34' Alpine Coach
2008 Jeep Rubicon or 2012 Ford F150 4x4 Lariat towds
or a couple of different trailers
Retired in Apple Valley, California
Rich and Cork is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2013, 06:20 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
sparkydog's Avatar
 
Fleetwood Owners Club
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 431
You might have the sensitivity on your brake box not adjusted correctly. It might be activating to soon. Not sure what type it is,but should be adjustable I tow an '06 and disabled the wheel lock. On '08 s I believe they don't have steering wheel lock, but confirm in owners manual
__________________
Gary & Janet
'12 American Eagle
'06 Jeep Wrangler
sparkydog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2013, 06:26 PM   #9
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 7
Is the first position, "off" , "on" , or "acc"?
__________________
Alessandra is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2013, 06:29 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
mgscott4's Avatar
 
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Kansas City, MO./Pollock, LA.
Posts: 1,549
What about a locking differential? Since it only happens when turning.
__________________
06 Hurricane 34FT WH W20 Chassis 8.1L 132K, Steersafe, Koni Shocks, DIY Trac Bar, Tri-Metric 2025RV Battery Monitor, 4-6V Batteries, Scan Gauge 2, Crossfires, 735W Solar Morningstar MPPT-60, WG T4 In-Motion Sat, XM Radio, 07 Chevy Malibu Maxx Toad, Falcon 2, Brake Buddy, Escapee
mgscott4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2013, 06:32 PM   #11
Senior Member
 
SteveSkinner's Avatar
 
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Montana
Posts: 807
Quote:
Originally Posted by Alessandra View Post
Is the first position, "off" , "on" , or "acc"?
Acc is where you want this to be
That will leave the steering wheel unlocked if it has a lock and leave the ignition not active
__________________
2005 Monaco Signature Castle 1V
2013 Subaru Outback Toad
SteveSkinner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2013, 06:40 PM   #12
Senior Member
 
FlyingDiver's Avatar
 
Newmar Owners Club
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Somewhere....
Posts: 3,820
Quote:
Originally Posted by mgscott4 View Post
What about a locking differential? Since it only happens when turning.
That shouldn't be an issue as long as the transfer case is in neutral.
__________________
2008 King Aire 4562, Spartan K3(GT) w/ Cummins ISX 600
2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 5.7L V8 Hemi w/ Blue Ox Aventa LX Tow Bar and baseplate, SMI Air Force One brake
FlyingDiver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2013, 07:42 PM   #13
Senior Member
 
Lindsay Richards's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Tavares, FL
Posts: 1,644
Put a piece of white tape about 3" wide at the 12:00 position on your steering wheel. You can check in your back up camera if it moves back and forth when you turn. It will move over to the 1 or 2 o'clock position when turning if not locked.
__________________
http://www.linandnancy.com
Lindsay Richards is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2013, 07:50 PM   #14
Senior Member
 
BobGed's Avatar
 
Tiffin Owners Club
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Carson City, NV
Posts: 1,942
Quote:
Originally Posted by Alessandra View Post
Is the first position, "off" , "on" , or "acc"?
ACC is the first position past LOCK. ON is the next one, and you don't want to use that.
__________________

__________________
Bob, Sherron & Kinsey (Goldendoodle)
2017 Tiffin Phaeton 40QBH
2014 Jeep Cherokee Limited
BobGed is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
towing



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


» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:41 AM.


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