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Towing with Overland V8.

Who's done it? Does the WK2 have accommodations for a trailer brake controller? I noticed the 7 pin plug on the tow package...
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Re: Towing with Overland V8.

Limited 5.7 4x4 only not overland but no prob at all. Boat and 6800 pound camper with no prob.
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Old 11-01-2010, 12:26 PM
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Re: Towing with Overland V8.

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Limited 5.7 4x4 only not overland but no prob at all. Boat and 6800 pound camper with no prob.
Are you saying an Overland cannot tow?

The Overland's can tow, both V6 and V8, with different limits. Apparently the 7 pin connector is what you will use for the braking feature.
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Re: Towing with Overland V8.

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Are you saying an Overland cannot tow?

The Overland's can tow, both V6 and V8, with different limits. Apparently the 7 pin connector is what you will use for the braking feature.
Dude. . . . . . really? Where do you get that I said an Overland cannot tow? I was saying I have a limited NOT an overland.
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Re: Towing with Overland V8.

I added a electric brake box to my Limited. Tows great.
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I added a electric brake box to my Limited. Tows great.
^This. On any model, if you have a 7 pin, tow hitch, and then add a brake controller under the driver dash (below part), you'll be good to go for towing a trailer with brakes.

http://www.etrailer.com/bc-2011_Jeep_Grand+Cherokee.htm

If you're towing a single-axle trailer with no brakes, then you won't need the above part, your trailer harness will then likely attach to the 4 pin which gives you turn signal/brake/turn lights.
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Re: Towing with Overland V8.

Draw-Tite Brake Controller for the Jeep Grand Cherokee, 2011 is the one I had installed. Works great so far.

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Re: Towing with Overland V8.

Do the controllers shown plug into the Jeep's wiring harness? .....or do you need to install via wire terminals?

I have an old cheapie controller now.....I could take it along....but if I can get a plug and play controller (on both ends) it may be time to upgrade.
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Anyone tried one of the cushioned ball mounts for towing? Never needed one for use on the truck you don't get a lot of noise because it's so far behind the cab. But I am considering for the jeep, especially my commander because you hear every little bit of play in that hitch when towing anything.
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Draw-Tite Brake Controller for the Jeep Grand Cherokee, 2011 is the one I had installed. Works great so far.

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Any photos of this mounted in your Jeep? Where does the harness plug in at? Just planning ahead for when my Overland comes in.
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Any photos of this mounted in your Jeep? Where does the harness plug in at? Just planning ahead for when my Overland comes in.
Check out etrailer.com's self help section. It's pretty extensive, and covers most every part install and most vehicles.

http://www.etrailer.com/faq-installa...m-scratch.aspx
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Re: Towing with Overland V8.

I pull a BMW m3 race car. Hardly feel it. I don't even have leveling susp.
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