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Re: The Towing thread

Thought I would share a photo of the remote electric brake unit I had fitted in my JGC Ltd my14. Unfortunately the dealer must of cleaned the interior before we picked it up earlier in the week and the stickers are not staying in place very well. I did like the Redarc better as it is neater but the hayman reese has the extra sync button so you can adjust the time it takes to reach the full brake output voltage.
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Don't think the photo work. I'll keep trying
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Old 11-21-2013, 05:03 PM
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Thought I would share a photo of the remote electric brake unit I had fitted in my JGC Ltd my14. Unfortunately the dealer must of cleaned the interior before we picked it up earlier in the week and the stickers are not staying in place very well. I did like the Redarc better as it is neater but the hayman reese has the extra sync button so you can adjust the time it takes to reach the full brake output voltage.

Hello

Could you let me know if all 3 of the Jeep brake lights come on when you push the manual override button on the brake controller.

Just trying to get some more info to put to my dealer on this problem.

Cheers Brad.
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Could you let me know if all 3 of the Jeep brake lights come on when you push the manual override button on the brake controller.

Just trying to get some more info to put to my dealer on this problem.

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Haven't tested it with the trailer yet but will do tomorrow, I'll let you know how it goes
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Old 11-21-2013, 07:28 PM
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I told dealer to mount it on left side for better access to that socket.
Got a call saying the bracket I gave with controller is no good and they need the steel one.
Can't find it, so I think I will go with my old plan of cutting out some EVA foam to hold it in place.
I presume the bracket you gave them was the adjustable one that the controller clips in to.

Did they say why it was no good.

I have both brackets and can't see why either won't work. I prefer the clip in one so I can remove the controller if required.
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I presume the bracket you gave them was the adjustable one that the controller clips in to.

Did they say why it was no good.
Don't know, don't care.

This is the one I didn't have.



I have the under dash plastic mount. Having a look at the mounting instructions again, I assume it is just harder to drill in from the top than the side for that area.
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Haven't tested it with the trailer yet but will do tomorrow, I'll let you know how it goes
You don't need the trailer connected. I only want to know if all the Jeep lights work.
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Hi all,

I finally had a chance to check out and test drive the new 8-speed transmission 2014 WK2--wow! I'm sold and want to get a new G.Cherokee in the coming weeks.

Question in reference to the "Trailer Tow Group IV" package. The dealers near me don't have any units in the configuration I'm interested in:
2014 G.Cherokee Overland
6cyl (3.6 liter gas)
4x2, never drive off road in the G.Cherokee; that's what the Wrangler is for.
--> $795 Trailer Tow Group IV in case I need to tow something. But, Jeep's website says this package includes/implies upgraded cooling, load-leveling suspension, 220-Amp alternator and more importantly, better brakes.

I'm interested in everyone's opinion, is ordering one with the trailer tow group IV worth it in order to get the enhanced/upgraded components ?

Thanks in advance for your time.
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Hi all,

I finally had a chance to check out and test drive the new 8-speed transmission 2014 WK2--wow! I'm sold and want to get a new G.Cherokee in the coming weeks.

Question in reference to the "Trailer Tow Group IV" package. The dealers near me don't have any units in the configuration I'm interested in:
2014 G.Cherokee Overland
6cyl (3.6 liter gas)
4x2, never drive off road in the G.Cherokee; that's what the Wrangler is for.
--> $795 Trailer Tow Group IV in case I need to tow something. But, Jeep's website says this package includes/implies upgraded cooling, load-leveling suspension, 220-Amp alternator and more importantly, better brakes.

I'm interested in everyone's opinion, is ordering one with the trailer tow group IV worth it in order to get the enhanced/upgraded components ?

Thanks in advance for your time.
I believe you can not get the Overland in a 4x2
The overland also comes with air suspension (load leveling) and bigger brakes.
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Hi all,

I finally had a chance to check out and test drive the new 8-speed transmission 2014 WK2--wow! I'm sold and want to get a new G.Cherokee in the coming weeks.

Question in reference to the "Trailer Tow Group IV" package. The dealers near me don't have any units in the configuration I'm interested in:
2014 G.Cherokee Overland
6cyl (3.6 liter gas)
4x2, never drive off road in the G.Cherokee; that's what the Wrangler is for.
--> $795 Trailer Tow Group IV in case I need to tow something. But, Jeep's website says this package includes/implies upgraded cooling, load-leveling suspension, 220-Amp alternator and more importantly, better brakes.

I'm interested in everyone's opinion, is ordering one with the trailer tow group IV worth it in order to get the enhanced/upgraded components ?

Thanks in advance for your time.
Got a Laredo CRD with QL and Off Road Advance Group. If towing only the CRD makes any sense in my experience. Mine is phenomenal towing a 27th off road van. You already get all the Tow Group stuff as well. Quarantine Lift is also in my mind a must for towing. You'll save money over time as you won't need to upgrade bits later on such as coils etc.
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Thanks for the responses Xdra10 and Silverhammer.

Xdra10, the local dealers actually have exactly what I'm interested in however, they're either Cashmere, Green or Red, neither of which I'm buying. In order to get and Overland 4x2, Billet Silver with Trailer Tow Package IV, I'd have to special order from JNAP which greatly diminishes any negotiating room for me on price. ;-)

Silverhammer, I totally agree with you on the diesel motor, especially when it comes to the torque-wow! However, for my needs/wants, the USD $4,500 premium is too much to justify. Don't get me wrong, if both motor options were the same price, I'd get the CRD. Are you saying Jeep also swaps out the suspension's coils when the Trailer Tow Package IV is installed at the factory?
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