Originally Posted by Fdh1965
Our new Cherokee Trailhawk should be here at the end of the week. We are leaving on vacation in three weeks. We will be flat towing it behind out motorhome.
Does anyone know if there is a recommended break in before flat towing?
I have read the online manual, I could not find anything. I also asked the dealership and they had no thoughts.
Thanks for your thoughts.
IMO, no break-in required. When the drivetrain is put in Neutral Mode, the Cherokee turns into a trailer, sorta
. The wheels, half shafts, differentials, and in the rear, the output of the TTD (Torque Transfer Device) spin at road speed. No torque being applied by the powertrain. And there is not much resistance/friction/load created by the things spinning. The engine, transmission, PTU (Power Transfer Unit), driveshafts, and the input to the TTD are quiet.
In three weeks, you should be able to complete the manufacturer's routine break-in procedure. That should be enough to massage the bearings that will be working as your toad is being led by the nose.