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Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee Dinghy Towing (Blue Ox)

I've got to find me another supplemental braking system for my '11 JGC. I've always used an old Brake Buddy. But the other day I took my car to the top of a slight grade, put the transfer case in neutral, turned the engine off, and put the tranny in park. Then I let it start coasting down the hill. Let me tell you that after about 2 pumps there was almost NO braking no matter how hard you pressed on the pedal. I've got to find me a system that provides some vacuum assist or something.
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Let me know what you decide on. I'm thinking of smi stay and play or rvibrake.
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Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee Dinghy Towing (Blue Ox)

I am installing Air Force One for my braking system. It is only for Big Diesel coaches with air brakes. I have no idea about the other systems for RV's.

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Does any one have any thoughts about using the air lift Versions for a toad ?
For Quadra-Lift air suspension the normal driving height is the correct height and at certain intervals you must turn the vehicle on and let the ride height go to the correct level. I plan to have a yard stick and measure the height. This way I know when I need to turn the vehicle on. The information concerning "recreational towing" is in the Owners Manual.
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Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee Dinghy Towing (Blue Ox)

Yes the one for a V10 is called the SMI Stay and Play which is what is recommended for me by one RV Service Center. One other recommends RVibrake, and yet another recommends the Patroit system.
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Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee Dinghy Towing (Blue Ox)

We recently replace our 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited with a 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited Diesel, built in December 2013. We have had a Roadmaster BlackHawk tow bar installed (10,000 pound capability) and tow it behind our 2004 Winnebago Journey Diesel pusher, as we did our 2000 model Jeep. Last weekend we travelled to Pittsburgh, a 800 mile round trip. We encountered no problems.
I do not know what transmission or transfer case you have there. Our Jeep has Quadra Trac II? The one you have to push the tiny button under the transfer case selector knob? We were worried that this new method of putting the Jeep's transfer case into Neutral would be problematic. It was not. Another issue which resolved itself was the use of a Brake Buddy Vantage; the pedal on the new Jeep has its "arm" connect from the upper right, rather than from top; the Brake Buddy "foot" stayed on just fine. I can tell you that I can feel the extra weight, although fuel usage was not materially different with the extra weight.
We hope you enjoy your new Jeep, as I know we will enjoy ours.
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