Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk owners - do you hitch first before setting up neutral?
According to the steps in the owners manual I'm supposed to disconnect the driveshaft BEFORE attaching the towbar to the Jeep. This is so you can shift to R and make sure the vehicle does not move. I'm not crazy about this method because (1) it increases the issue with vehicle moving unexpectedly on uneven surfaces (2) it requires you to move the motorhome to the vehicle for hookup.
I'm thinking about modifying this step and attaching the vehicle to the towbar first. There is always about 4-6 inches of slack in the towbar (we have the Roadmaster Nighthawk) that we have to drive the RV forward to get the towbar to extend fully and lock into place. So, it seems there would be enough slack to test that the Jeep is unable to move when placed in Reverse. This would prevent any worries about the Jeep accidentally rolling away and would also avoid having to reposition the motorhome to attach to the Jeep.
I'm curious how others who own Jeep Cherokee do their hookup.
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2019 Jeep Trailhawk Elite