Journey with Confidence RV GPS App RV Trip Planner RV LIFE Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Take a Speed Test Free 7 Day Trial ×
RV Trip Planning Discussions

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.
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 01-01-2023, 01:21 PM   #15
Senior Member
BobGed's Avatar
Tiffin Owners Club
Freightliner Owners Club
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Merritt, BC
Posts: 3,647
Originally Posted by Steve Lutz View Post
Hey Bob--Yes, my 2019 manual reads the same. Here's the issue. If I follow the instructions exactly, I'm told to shift the transmission into Drive and then turn off the engine (which occurs by pushing the on/off button). However, when I push the on/off button with the vehicle in drive it goes into ACC mode, it does not shut "off." If I push the on/off button a second time to try to get out of ACC mode it starts the then I have to push the on/off button a 3rd time to actually get the engine to shut off. Seems weird to I've been towing in ACC mode which is apparently draining the battery.
Interesting. I checked the towing instructions for my 2012 Wrangler and it has the same instruction sequence as you describe (ignition OFF with transmission in Drive), however I don't think I ever did that. My recollection is always shifting to Park prior to turning off the engine.

The instructions for my current Jeep, a 2014 Cherokee with push button ignition, after shifting the transfer case are as follows:

Shift the transmission into REVERSE.
Release the brake pedal for five seconds and ensure that there is no vehicle movement.
Shift the transmission to NEUTRAL.
Apply the parking brake.
Shift the transmission into PARK, turn the engine OFF.

Based on this, and comments from previous posters, I think the printed sequence for the Wrangler is incorrect.
Bob, Sherron & Kinsey (RIP 2013-2022)
2017 Tiffin Phaeton 40QBH
2014 Jeep Cherokee Limited
BobGed is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free! 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 01-01-2023, 03:06 PM   #16
Join Date: Oct 2021
Posts: 84
"If I push the on/off button a second time to try to get out of ACC mode it starts the engine"... I believe it will start the engine only if you have your foot on the brake. Parking brake should be engaged and foot off the brake, then ignition will turn off. At least this is how my 2018 Grand Cherokee is.
2021 Jayco Precept 36A
2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Paul P. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2023, 08:48 AM   #17
Senior Member
Gormleys's Avatar
Winnebago Owners Club
Freightliner Owners Club
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: CO
Posts: 902
The Cherokee TH is known for going through batteries. Jeep puts the smallest one possible in them and then has all these fancy electronics drawing power from them. There is a website ( that has a number of threads on this and recommends different better batteries when the original dies.
Colorado '15 Winnebago Forza 34T w/MKZ hybrid toad '20 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk toad
Gormleys is offline   Reply With Quote

battery, cherokee, jeep

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 2 (0 members and 2 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
Changing my Jeep Wrangler for a Cherokee Trail Hawk Unicorn Driver Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 6 03-25-2022 03:51 PM
2017 Jeep Cherokee Trail Hawk Harness Install jmck1737 Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 2 09-15-2019 06:59 PM
2019 Jeep Cherokee Trail Hawk cwit Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 2 04-02-2019 04:10 PM
WOW Jeep Grand Cherokee Trail Hawk for 2017 dpinvidic Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 3 02-23-2017 09:24 AM
2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trail Hawk 4x4 yworry Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 2 07-27-2013 07:23 AM

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:18 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2023, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.