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Re: The Towing thread

Hi everyone , thinking of purchasing a 2013 2014 jeep srt 8 ive searched for fuel consumption figures on a srt8 jeep towing a caravan mine is about two ton
can someone please point me in the right direction for some info please?

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Old 06-23-2014, 10:49 PM
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Hi everyone , thinking of purchasing a 2013 2014 jeep srt 8 ive searched for fuel consumption figures on a srt8 jeep towing a caravan mine is about two ton
can someone please point me in the right direction for some info please?

Regards Peter
I can't give you specifics on the SRT towing, others might, but as a comparison my previous tow vehicle was a Ford Territory Ghia turbo that was tuned to produce around 300kw and 600nm or so. Towing my 2.4T pop top Jayco with that produced figures of between 23-24lt/100. I guess the SRT would do similar or a little worse, depending on how you drive it.
A full height van would increase drag and consumption too I would imagine.

My CRD Overland uses 12-13lt/100 towing the same van.
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Old 06-23-2014, 10:59 PM
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Re: The Towing thread

I think if the question is "how much fuel", the answer is "diesel"...

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Hi everyone , thinking of purchasing a 2013 2014 jeep srt 8 ive searched for fuel consumption figures on a srt8 jeep towing a caravan mine is about two ton
can someone please point me in the right direction for some info please?

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I would expect 18-20l/100km would be about right.
I get 12's on the highway and 20 around town
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Re: The Towing thread

thankyou for your replys , its only for short trips 100 - 400km .
( Ive got all the big trips around aus out of my system)
so 20 lt per 100 is not too bad ,
it will be my last purchase not using my brain so no diesel he he
anyone suggest the good dealer in wa please?
Im in Albany but the local dealer is ...a bit ordinary lets say
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Re: The Towing thread

I picked up a GC Summit two weeks ago. Car is great, I am enjoying driving it. However, there is a problem. I had the dealer instal, towbar, anderson plug and brake controller. The first two are ok. The brake controller has been installed next to the headlight switch. It is vertical, numers in display are upside down, brand name (Genesis) is upside down. I looked up installation instructions on the web and found the unit should be horizontal or angled to about 30 degrees. After strong complaint, dealer is to shift control to side panel above foot brake. This makes the control running north /south in the car. Auto Electrician says it wont work.
Question:Is the auto elect right? Is the present location installation dangerous? I think it is. Would the new location be as bad or worse? I think so. Is the shelf in the usb etc hole under the display the best place for it? Is the Genesis controller any good? What control is recommended for Jeep GC?
I know this is a lot to ask but I have emailed Genesis without reply and spent a lot of time looking for answers.
I am looking for verification before I blast the dealer.
Thankyou for any information
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Re: The Towing thread

Most use the Tekonsha Controllers, and a few the Redarc.
Unfortunately you got the dealer to install, and that is like giving the job to a work experience kid. Their only objective is to fit it in the easiest location and ensure it lights up.
Many owners install their controller in the cubby below the radio, where it is out of the way. If you search this you will see photos and details.
Unable to provide any tech details on how the Genesis should function. Try their website.
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Re: The Towing thread

As appears to be the rule,
Your dealer is a tool.

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From the text in the Genesis PDF it appears that the accelerometers would not sense deceleration if mounted in either of the locations you mention.

Time to "brake" out a can of whoop ass.

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Re: The Towing thread

It's bad. Car is only rated to tow a caravan if electric brakes are fitted. A prang would probably have problems with insurance. Thanks for the back up opinions.
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Does anyone have a glowing endorsement for the towing mirrors they use?
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Does anyone have a glowing endorsement for the towing mirrors they use?
Milenco Aero's are great. Don't flap around in the wind. The shape of them makes sense, unlike the flat ones which perfectly catch the wind. Also easily attach without risk of damage to the car.

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