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Old 01-22-2014, 02:14 AM
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First time towing

Had my first tow with the GC today.

Performed great, really nice to tow with.
Reversing camera is very good, made life much easier, can reverse right up to tow ball no worries at all.
Not having a split tail gate in a pain is the bum. Only did local run today, no highway work yet. Cheers
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Old 01-22-2014, 03:47 AM
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Re: First time towing

You should get your car wrapped the same colour as the boat.
Maybe not.

They main thing I like about the reversing camera, first time every time over the ball.
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Re: First time towing

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You should get your car wrapped the same colour as the boat.
Maybe not.

They main thing I like about the reversing camera, first time every time over the ball.
Not my boat mate, it's a customer's LOL- All the girls love it though.

Do you know if TSC is standard on my model ? as I don't see any button for it. Unless it's the one I think is for traction control. Cheers
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Old 01-22-2014, 04:44 AM
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Re: First time towing

TSC is standard on all AU models, it knows when you have a trailer connected.
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Re: First time towing

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TSC is standard on all AU models, it knows when you have a trailer connected.
Thanks mate.

Is there any way of knowing if it's working or not, other than not losing control of your trailer?
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Thanks mate.

Is there any way of knowing if it's working or not, other than not losing control of your trailer?
There are yaw sensors in the vehicle which communicate with the system. In a situation where the trailer started to sway and moves the back of the vehicle out of line, TSC will apply necessary braking via the ABS to attempt to stabilise the vehicle.
Have a read here Jeep Grand Cherokee WK2 - 2011 Grand Cherokee Trailer Sway Damping
Your indication will be a brief glimpse of the TSC light on the dash as it works.
I've had it come up a couple of times with the van on the back in really greasy wet conditions on a clay surface road with a high crown, travelling around 75kph. As the van has moved off the crown the TSC has recognised this and made a slight correction - not felt at all by me.
it works. You can't turn it on or off.
But i don't want ever to test it out at speed.
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I thought TSC was only available on the V8, and not the Diesel. At least for the MY12's.
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There are yaw sensors in the vehicle which communicate with the system. In a situation where the trailer started to sway and moves the back of the vehicle out of line, TSC will apply necessary braking via the ABS to attempt to stabilise the vehicle.
Have a read here Jeep Grand Cherokee WK2 - 2011 Grand Cherokee Trailer Sway Damping
Your indication will be a brief glimpse of the TSC light on the dash as it works.
I've had it come up a couple of times with the van on the back in really greasy wet conditions on a clay surface road with a high crown, travelling around 75kph. As the van has moved off the crown the TSC has recognised this and made a slight correction - not felt at all by me.
it works. You can't turn it on or off.
But i don't want ever to test it out at speed.
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Re: First time towing

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I thought TSC was only available on the V8, and not the Diesel. At least for the MY12's.
My 2012 Laredo CRD definitely has it working.
Not an easy thing to check if you have it or if it works.
The times it has come up on me the road surface (from Cooma to Braidwood) has been really slippery when wet after being graded. Its not a road I travel at speed anyway.
As i mentioned before - I don't ever want to find it having to work on a hard surface at highway speed.
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Re: First time towing

My 2011 CRD has it, I remember reading about it on the factory build sheet.
Apparently all AU spec models had the "Tow prep" option applied to them, which included the TSC.
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Re: First time towing

All AU GCs have TSC, no matter what model. I know because I just looked into this, because I had my jeep towbar fitted and was wondering whether TSC came with default or needed to be added later.

It is very confusing because the Jeep.com.au website mentions TSC as part of the optional "tow group" 3 times. I showed the jeep service manager and he had NFI. After talking to some of the salespeople though, they said all AU jeeps definitely had it. It's just part of the ESC. The "tow group" mentioned actually only applies to the US.
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Not having a split tail gate in a pain is the bum.
The flipper glass in the MY12 is very handy at the boat ramp - much easier to yell at my son...
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