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Re: The Towing thread

I am looking to buy a tow bar. Northern motor group is advertising tow bar for $475 on eBay. Can some please confirm part number CH8220WKTB is correct for wk2?
eBay link http://bit.ly/1btUcpC
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The best part was if you needed throttle quickly it can go directly from 8th to 3rd without selecting another gear
My horses would love that.
My ears and head would too after the ear bashing and slapping from the misses.
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Question 5

Was at Albion Jeep the other day and in the back of the service area was a new MY14 and yes 2 nicely newly fitted recovery points as per the Yanks photos,
It was being prepared for delivery

So yes it appears they can be fitted
Advice today from Albion Jeep as follows:

"We have not fitted an my 14 Grand Cherokee with hooks
The factory has advised there are no hooks for the my 14 model"

Perhaps you should have taken a photo.
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My horses would love that.
My ears and head would too after the ear bashing and slapping from the misses.
Ya not practical in all situations but I remember those old transmissions, you kick down to pass and half the time it would want to touch a gear in between and really throw you around by the time it got the right gear. This transmission is very good in all kinds of conditions.

Anyway sorry to thread hijack.... Hmmmm Pancakes. (Homemade from scratch with some chocolate chips ally pally)
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Advice today from Albion Jeep as follows:

"We have not fitted an my 14 Grand Cherokee with hooks
The factory has advised there are no hooks for the my 14 model"

Perhaps you should have taken a photo.
Saw it with my own eyes
So don't know what they have been smoking
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I should be getting mine about a week later so please keep us informed as to how you go. I'm also in Brisbane so the name of who you use would be good if they have done a reputable job.
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Hi Andrew. Sorry for the delay. The T3 fits nicely in the media cubby and I will fit this later next month before I get my camper trailer. I would recommend Mark Reynolds at Adventure Auto Electronics 2/51 Beattie St, Kallangur. Qld 4503 Ph: 07 3285 4534. You can also email him with any enquiries at info@adventureautoelectronics.com.au.

These guys are prepared to take their time and ensure the fitting look good. They don't like add-ons and junk hanging around the driver. They also do battery systems if you are interested. Not sure ill need this.

I'm getting a Complete Campsite rig and these guys are fussy on their equipment. Adventure Auto Electronics like their equipment and they both refer business each way. Not sure if this location is close to you, but a call cant hurt. Hope this helps you.
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I have a 2500kg caravan to tow with CRD with quadralift.

How do I set up the weight distribution hitch for the first time? Do I put the van on with engine of and then adjust chains?
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I have a 2500kg caravan to tow with CRD with quadralift.

How do I set up the weight distribution hitch for the first time? Do I put the van on with engine of and then adjust chains?
Here is the Hayman Reese Instructions you can download.

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https://www.dropbox.com/s/kl3ccgv64k...structions.pdf

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I have a 2500kg caravan to tow with CRD with quadralift.

How do I set up the weight distribution hitch for the first time? Do I put the van on with engine of and then adjust chains?
GDay Stuch,
yep, the quadralift will automatically level - as you already know.....so your issue is that the vehicle will fight you. The Jeep will also "cosmetically level" itself, even with the engine off - you can see this sometimes as you walk away, the compressor will start and it will make a tiny adjustment to compensate for the weight that has just left the vehicle. So you need to stop it doing that.

What worked for me was to back up to the ball, with the vehicle and the van on a level surface disable the quadralift by pushing both up and down buttons, then load and level the combination, using Snuke's provided instructions from Hayman Reese, then start the engine and the QL will be re-enabled.
I only ever set it up properly once, then just use the same chain links after.

If you've used a WDH before on a previous vehicle you will also have some feel for the level of "snap" on the chains that gives an idea of loading.

I have a 250kg ball load and use a WDH, sometimes I find that when parked the chains aren't tight, due to the attitude of the vehicle or van, and the QL levelling. I can feel the WDH operating at times on the road though, and wouldn't be without it. Our van is about 100kg under Jeep's recommendation of using a WDH when towing 2268kg and over.
One nice aspect is that you can hook up by backing under with the camera and raising the vehicle into the coupling - impresses the onlookers too.
I also use the QL for getting some fore and aft levelling when we are parked up for the night in the shrubbery.
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I am looking to buy a tow bar. Northern motor group is advertising tow bar for $475 on eBay. Can some please confirm part number CH8220WKTB is correct for wk2?
eBay link http://bit.ly/1btUcpC
On checking, that part number is on the Mopar tongue sticking out of my 2012 WK2.
The bar is made in New Zealand by Best Bars, and that seems to me to be a very good price - considering fitted they run around $1000 or more by dealers.
Perhaps you could confirm though that the price includes the trailer loom - otherwise that will be an extra bite.
I've heard there isn't a loom available yet for the 2014 with the LED's but can't really see why it would be different.
Other members on this site have fitted their own towbars so it isn't rocket science. Some though have required a reflash to get the trailer wiring to work, some haven't - it seems to be a lucky dip. Maybe check that also with them.
Northern Motor Group from Melbourne were the suppliers on Ebay of the Best Bars manufactured Mopar recovery hook that fits the export WK2 we get in Australia with the pedestrian modified front end. I reckon they'd know what they were talking about.
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My issue is what impact does the quadralift have on the set up
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GDay Stuch,
yep, the quadralift will automatically level - as you already know.....so your issue is that the vehicle will fight you. The Jeep will also "cosmetically level" itself, even with the engine off - you can see this sometimes as you walk away, the compressor will start and it will make a tiny adjustment to compensate for the weight that has just left the vehicle. So you need to stop it doing that.

What worked for me was to back up to the ball, with the vehicle and the van on a level surface disable the quadralift by pushing both up and down buttons, then load and level the combination, using Snuke's provided instructions from Hayman Reese, then start the engine and the QL will be re-enabled.
I only ever set it up properly once, then just use the same chain links after.

If you've used a WDH before on a previous vehicle you will also have some feel for the level of "snap" on the chains that gives an idea of loading.

I have a 250kg ball load and use a WDH, sometimes I find that when parked the chains aren't tight, due to the attitude of the vehicle or van, and the QL levelling. I can feel the WDH operating at times on the road though, and wouldn't be without it. Our van is about 100kg under Jeep's recommendation of using a WDH when towing 2268kg and over.
One nice aspect is that you can hook up by backing under with the camera and raising the vehicle into the coupling - impresses the onlookers too.
I also use the QL for getting some fore and aft levelling when we are parked up for the night in the shrubbery.
John
Thanks John47,

Do you have engine running when you disable QL?
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