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Old 08-14-2015, 06:48 AM   #1
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Towing a Jeep

We're looking at towing a Jeep Cherokee. We've identified a Latitude with the 4WD transmission that allows for flat towing.

We sure would appreciate any feedback from those of you with experience towing behind a Greyhawk or C class. What toeing system and breaking system did you use?

Thank you!
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Old 08-14-2015, 07:46 AM   #2
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We towed a 2008 Grand Cherokee for a couple of trips until we sold it (it just used too much gas as a car). The Grand Cherokee is heavier than the Cherokee, and it towed OK, although it did want to "wag the dog" a bit. We use a Blue Ox Aventa LX towbar (10,000 # rated) and baseplate and an iRV2 braking system, and have had no issues with either.
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Old 08-14-2015, 11:38 PM   #3
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I use a blue ox base plate tow bar and blue ox patriot barking system. The brake system is user friendly you just need a cigerate lighter with 12 volts to run it. I had to install one since our car shuts off the power to the cig lighter with the ignition off. I probaly could have gotten away with plugging the brake into a jumper box. I also use magnetic tow lights i got off of ebay. Not the best quality but they get the job done i will eventually hard wire led bulds in the the brake light housings. I definatly recomend blue ox their customer service is great. Also if you go with the patriot brake system their are a few of the older models still for sale on sites like ebay. Try to ensure you are buying the latest version.
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Old 08-15-2015, 10:11 AM   #4
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This might be a stupid question but when flat towing are miles registering on the odometer?
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Old 08-15-2015, 12:14 PM   #5
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This might be a stupid question but when flat towing are miles registering on the odometer?
Not on our 2014 Jeep wrangler. New cars have a VSS so unless the ignition is on no miles should go on the odometer.
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Old 08-15-2015, 12:27 PM   #6
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We also use a Patriot system. The main power port is only hot with key on but there is another port that is hot all the time in the storage compartment of the center console. 2014 Jeep Wrangler.
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Old 08-15-2015, 02:39 PM   #7
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That's good to know!!
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Old 09-04-2015, 01:22 AM   #8
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I would like to tow a Jeep Wrangler, marginal MPG, and not being suitable for a daily driver has kept me away. As far as registering miles, I think it depends on the vehicle. I tow a Toyota pickup and it does not register miles unless of course I forget to take it out of gear.
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Old 09-05-2015, 08:40 AM   #9
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2006 Grand Cherokee. Road Master base plate, Sterling All Terrain Tow Bar, invisi-Brake in the Jeep. All works OK. Lousy gas mileage for the Jeep, 4.7L V8. But the 4wd is easy to tow. The Invisi-brake sits mostly under the drivers seat, but slightly crowds a rear passengers feet. Much easier to use than our old Even Brake that required kneeling with the Drivers door open to connect and unconnect.
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Old 09-05-2015, 07:55 PM   #10
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Try one of the newer 4 door models with the longer wheel base, they ride better and can carry a few extra peeps. 16 to 21mpg isn't too bad. That is what we will be getting some day soon.

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