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Re: 2014 JGC - Tow Mirrors?

Sounds fairly easy.
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Re: 2014 JGC - Tow Mirrors?

In case either of you are interested: 2014 JGC Towing Review w/Pictures and Stats

Read through the thread because I did get way better milage second run.
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Re: 2014 JGC - Tow Mirrors?

Me: 2014 Jeep GC with factory tow packager. Just one last question. When I get my brake controller and plugin harness do I need to disconnect negative side of GC battery when plugging connector into the Jeep's OEM female connector under dash?
Don't want to blow anything.
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Re: 2014 JGC - Tow Mirrors?

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Me: 2014 Jeep GC with factory tow packager. Just one last question. When I get my brake controller and plugin harness do I need to disconnect negative side of GC battery when plugging connector into the Jeep's OEM female connector under dash?
Don't want to blow anything.
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I didn't.. Didn't blow anything up.
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Re: 2014 JGC - Tow Mirrors?

Thanks doofoo.
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Sorry, you do have your answer but I unplug and put mine in all the time.

You should not do this while the trailer is connected though.
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Re: 2014 JGC - Tow Mirrors?

I bought a set of the Milenco Aero-2 towing mirrors based on the feedback in this thread. I haven't had an opportunity to tow with them just yet, but so far they seem great! Probably one of the highest quality available out of the "clip-on to the existing mirror" styles.






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Just a suggestion (I love them too they are so easy to work with an no noise) but it is easier to clip them on the bottom side of the mirror and curve up (swap sides) then you never have to worry about scratching the chrome even if the mirror is not completely clean.
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Re: 2014 JGC - Tow Mirrors?

^Thanks for the tip. I'll have to mess with them a bit in real towing situations to determine which side gives me the best view. I started off with them on the bottom, better/flatter mounting surface there anyway, but the bars are too long and they stick out too far. I have no problem cutting them down but need to get the trailer hooked up first to see where they provide the best view (top or bottom) before I make any permanent modifications.
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Ah I see. Yes, I moved mine In all the way so they are about an inch away from the door. I tow a fairly long trailer so it gave me the view I wanted.

Regardless, they are simple, very well made and do the job amazing... The work even better than the CIPA custom fits I had for my Yukon
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^Side note; how does the JGC tow compared to the Yukon? A friend of mine had a Yukon and bought the largest travel trailer he could pull that was still within the towing specifications. Even with weight distribution and sway control, it turned out to be too much for the Yukon and he was white knuckled everywhere he went. I pull smaller trailers with my JGC yet have never experienced the white knuckle issues he had with the Yukon (lots of sway & poor tracking).

I'm now eying a 29' TT weighing in at 4,900lbs. I currently use a Tekonsha P3 (stuffed in the pocket like everybody else), and a Reese 12k lbs distribution hitch with cam style sway control. Even with that, it's got to be near the upper limit of "comfortable" towing for the JGC which has me concerned about pulling the trigger on the purchase.
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^Side note; how does the JGC tow compared to the Yukon? A friend of mine had a Yukon and bought the largest travel trailer he could pull that was still within the towing specifications. Even with weight distribution and sway control, it turned out to be too much for the Yukon and he was white knuckled everywhere he went. I pull smaller trailers with my JGC yet have never experienced the white knuckle issues he had with the Yukon (lots of sway & poor tracking).

I'm now eying a 29' TT weighing in at 4,900lbs. I currently use a Tekonsha P3 (stuffed in the pocket like everybody else), and a Reese 12k lbs distribution hitch with cam style sway control. Even with that, it's got to be near the upper limit of "comfortable" towing for the JGC which has me concerned about pulling the trigger on the purchase.
Further on in this thread you will see a link to my towing review with the HEMI. I towed max weight and it was perfectly comfortable. Problem is it is difficult to tell how a vehicle is going to respond to a trailer because weight is not the only factor. Tongue weight (even with the best WD /Sway control system in the world) changes the drive of the TV. Also things like axle placement and water tank location. My old TT had the tank out front. Even though it had a very low over all weight for the Yukon (under 5k loaded) it was heavy in the tongue for its size.

The biggest issues I had with the Yukon though was it was underpowered for it's size. I had the 5.3 which was fine for daily driving but with any trailer hooked up I found at highway speeds when I hit grades it needed to jump to ridiculous RPMs. The 5.7 with the 8 speed on the other hand was an amazing match up at 7200 pounds. Frankly even though the JGC is a shorter wheel base than the Durango is which I am currently driving, the air suspension on the JGC made it a more enjoyable Tow.

I have also said to other people if you work with a good trailer store, they can arrange for a test tow. Every trailer is different in feel and even after the purchase you can work with that and get it to your liking by adjusting loading and hitch height.
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