Go Back   Jeep Garage - Jeep Forum > Jeep Platform Discussion > Grand Cherokee - WK2 -

Join Jeep Garage Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
  #13  
Old 05-15-2013, 02:29 PM
4jeepdiesel's Avatar
Senior Member
My Jeep: 2010 WK
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 1,115
Thanks: 0
Thanked 30 Times in 24 Posts
Rep Power: 6878
4jeepdiesel has a reputation beyond repute4jeepdiesel has a reputation beyond repute4jeepdiesel has a reputation beyond repute4jeepdiesel has a reputation beyond repute4jeepdiesel has a reputation beyond repute4jeepdiesel has a reputation beyond repute4jeepdiesel has a reputation beyond repute4jeepdiesel has a reputation beyond repute4jeepdiesel has a reputation beyond repute4jeepdiesel has a reputation beyond repute4jeepdiesel has a reputation beyond repute
Re: trailer package standard or not on Summit

I can picture someone ripping it off like Chevy Chase did to his license plate in "Vacation".
__________________

__________________
Beer connoisseur :chug:
1993 Harley Davidson FXSTS mega custom! :headbang:
1994 Toyota 4X4 Pickup (250K and kicking!):thumbsup:
2010 GC trading in for a 2014 Diesel Trailhawk II in Blood Orange:drool:
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 05-15-2013, 05:33 PM
BobsWK2's Avatar
Premium Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 1,549
Thanks: 3
Thanked 26 Times in 23 Posts
Rep Power: 49628
BobsWK2 has a reputation beyond reputeBobsWK2 has a reputation beyond reputeBobsWK2 has a reputation beyond reputeBobsWK2 has a reputation beyond reputeBobsWK2 has a reputation beyond reputeBobsWK2 has a reputation beyond reputeBobsWK2 has a reputation beyond reputeBobsWK2 has a reputation beyond reputeBobsWK2 has a reputation beyond reputeBobsWK2 has a reputation beyond reputeBobsWK2 has a reputation beyond repute
Re: trailer package standard or not on Summit

Quote:
Originally Posted by 4jeepdiesel View Post
I can picture someone ripping it off like Chevy Chase did to his license plate in "Vacation".
Funny, I saw a tech at the dealership remove the hitch cover on a 2014 Summit by removing the 2 plastic retainers that are at the bottom, then he gave it a strong pull, and the cover almost hit him in the face.
__________________

__________________
2014 Summit 4X4, V8
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 05-15-2013, 06:50 PM
Member
My Jeep: 2012 5.7L WK2
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 100
Thanks: 0
Thanked 4 Times in 3 Posts
Rep Power: 738
ms.annthrope is on a distinguished road
Re: trailer package standard or not on Summit

Does anyone else think it odd that Jeep GC proudly boasts its towing prowess of 7,400 pounds, its go anywhere do anything design and construction then hides that vulgur tacky tow hitch behind a cover so as not to offend those with more delicate consitutions? Chevy, Yukons, and others have used hidden hitches for years, but this is Jeep GC, the rootin' shootin' all terraian vehicle!

Just sayin'.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 05-15-2013, 07:06 PM
Willx's Avatar
Moderator - MOTS jr.


My Jeep: 2014 3.0L WK2
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 4,884
Thanks: 529
Thanked 859 Times in 469 Posts
Rep Power: 1927091
Willx has a reputation beyond reputeWillx has a reputation beyond reputeWillx has a reputation beyond reputeWillx has a reputation beyond reputeWillx has a reputation beyond reputeWillx has a reputation beyond reputeWillx has a reputation beyond reputeWillx has a reputation beyond reputeWillx has a reputation beyond reputeWillx has a reputation beyond reputeWillx has a reputation beyond repute
Garage
Re: trailer package standard or not on Summit

Quote:
Originally Posted by ms.annthrope View Post
Does anyone else think it odd that Jeep GC proudly boasts its towing prowess of 7,400 pounds, its go anywhere do anything design and construction then hides that vulgur tacky tow hitch behind a cover so as not to offend those with more delicate consitutions? Chevy, Yukons, and others have used hidden hitches for years, but this is Jeep GC, the rootin' shootin' all terraian vehicle!

Just sayin'.
Same as the other brands.... Had the Yukon, you only get the Hitch cover at the Denali level... My SLT DID NOT come with a cover, it was "exposed" the whole time I had it.

As for the functionality, if they ever build mine, I will let you know how many times I hit myself in the face with the cover!
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 05-15-2013, 09:20 PM
bill_de's Avatar
Premium Member
My Jeep: 2014 5.7L WK2
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 6,306
Thanks: 329
Thanked 358 Times in 312 Posts
Rep Power: 1801826
bill_de has a reputation beyond reputebill_de has a reputation beyond reputebill_de has a reputation beyond reputebill_de has a reputation beyond reputebill_de has a reputation beyond reputebill_de has a reputation beyond reputebill_de has a reputation beyond reputebill_de has a reputation beyond reputebill_de has a reputation beyond reputebill_de has a reputation beyond reputebill_de has a reputation beyond repute
Re: trailer package standard or not on Summit

Quote:
Originally Posted by ms.annthrope View Post
Does anyone else think it odd that Jeep GC proudly boasts its towing prowess of 7,400 pounds, its go anywhere do anything design and construction then hides that vulgur tacky tow hitch behind a cover so as not to offend those with more delicate consitutions? Chevy, Yukons, and others have used hidden hitches for years, but this is Jeep GC, the rootin' shootin' all terraian vehicle!

Just sayin'.
There are lots of covered hitches ... you just never see them.


---
__________________
If you need a shoulder to cry on ...

... pull over to the side of the road!
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 05-15-2013, 09:23 PM
Willx's Avatar
Moderator - MOTS jr.


My Jeep: 2014 3.0L WK2
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 4,884
Thanks: 529
Thanked 859 Times in 469 Posts
Rep Power: 1927091
Willx has a reputation beyond reputeWillx has a reputation beyond reputeWillx has a reputation beyond reputeWillx has a reputation beyond reputeWillx has a reputation beyond reputeWillx has a reputation beyond reputeWillx has a reputation beyond reputeWillx has a reputation beyond reputeWillx has a reputation beyond reputeWillx has a reputation beyond reputeWillx has a reputation beyond repute
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by bill_de View Post

There are lots of covered hitches ... you just never see them.

---
Damit you are right.... I probably owned one and didn't know it was there
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 05-15-2013, 09:44 PM
HazardSports's Avatar
Member
My Jeep: 2014 5.7L WK2
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: NYC
Posts: 14
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 563
HazardSports is on a distinguished road
Re: trailer package standard or not on Summit

Any update on this ? When I unlock the two half-turn fasteners on the bottom I can get my hands under neath. Don't know if I'm supposed to pull the top down vertically or out horizontally ? Sounds like the latter of the two. A bit annoyed that a few things like this aren't even mentioned in the manual but nothing critical. I don't mind it hidden but also don't want to break the cover cause I have no clue as of yet what it looks like with the cover off ! Anyone have a pic ?
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 05-16-2013, 02:17 PM
Jim_in_PA's Avatar
Premium Member
My Jeep: 2012 5.7L WK2
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: SE PA (central Bucks County)
Posts: 1,795
Thanks: 274
Thanked 80 Times in 64 Posts
Rep Power: 4773
Jim_in_PA has a reputation beyond reputeJim_in_PA has a reputation beyond reputeJim_in_PA has a reputation beyond reputeJim_in_PA has a reputation beyond reputeJim_in_PA has a reputation beyond reputeJim_in_PA has a reputation beyond reputeJim_in_PA has a reputation beyond reputeJim_in_PA has a reputation beyond reputeJim_in_PA has a reputation beyond reputeJim_in_PA has a reputation beyond reputeJim_in_PA has a reputation beyond repute
Garage
Re: trailer package standard or not on Summit

If you scoot your head under it, can you see from below and behind how it should come off?
__________________
2012 Grand Cherokee Overland Summit - Winter Chill with New Saddle interior. 5.7L HEMI V8 - Nitto NT421Q "shoes"



Day-job...Telecom Technical Sales
Avocations...Woodworking, Equestrian, Food
Reply With Quote
  #21  
Old 05-16-2013, 02:52 PM
BobsWK2's Avatar
Premium Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 1,549
Thanks: 3
Thanked 26 Times in 23 Posts
Rep Power: 49628
BobsWK2 has a reputation beyond reputeBobsWK2 has a reputation beyond reputeBobsWK2 has a reputation beyond reputeBobsWK2 has a reputation beyond reputeBobsWK2 has a reputation beyond reputeBobsWK2 has a reputation beyond reputeBobsWK2 has a reputation beyond reputeBobsWK2 has a reputation beyond reputeBobsWK2 has a reputation beyond reputeBobsWK2 has a reputation beyond reputeBobsWK2 has a reputation beyond repute
Re: trailer package standard or not on Summit

Quote:
Originally Posted by ms.annthrope View Post
Does anyone else think it odd that Jeep GC proudly boasts its towing prowess of 7,400 pounds, its go anywhere do anything design and construction then hides that vulgur tacky tow hitch behind a cover so as not to offend those with more delicate consitutions? Chevy, Yukons, and others have used hidden hitches for years, but this is Jeep GC, the rootin' shootin' all terraian vehicle!

Just sayin'.
I like the clean look the back of the Summits have with the cover in place.
__________________
2014 Summit 4X4, V8
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 05-17-2013, 10:47 AM
HazardSports's Avatar
Member
My Jeep: 2014 5.7L WK2
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: NYC
Posts: 14
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 563
HazardSports is on a distinguished road
Re: trailer package standard or not on Summit

Figured it out. Finally had the time to get underneath it today, as I and Jim think alike There are 4 retaining clips that span across the top and snap in. You have to pull down an out (on 45 degree angel) and they will self pinch an release as they slide out. Don't pull straight down or straight out.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 05-17-2013, 01:53 PM
Jim_in_PA's Avatar
Premium Member
My Jeep: 2012 5.7L WK2
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: SE PA (central Bucks County)
Posts: 1,795
Thanks: 274
Thanked 80 Times in 64 Posts
Rep Power: 4773
Jim_in_PA has a reputation beyond reputeJim_in_PA has a reputation beyond reputeJim_in_PA has a reputation beyond reputeJim_in_PA has a reputation beyond reputeJim_in_PA has a reputation beyond reputeJim_in_PA has a reputation beyond reputeJim_in_PA has a reputation beyond reputeJim_in_PA has a reputation beyond reputeJim_in_PA has a reputation beyond reputeJim_in_PA has a reputation beyond reputeJim_in_PA has a reputation beyond repute
Garage
Re: trailer package standard or not on Summit

Sometimes you just can't beat the ol' Mark One Eyeballs!
__________________

__________________
2012 Grand Cherokee Overland Summit - Winter Chill with New Saddle interior. 5.7L HEMI V8 - Nitto NT421Q "shoes"



Day-job...Telecom Technical Sales
Avocations...Woodworking, Equestrian, Food
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
2014 Summit with trailering package & no brake controler? semper fi Diesel Powered 2012+ Export Grand Cherokee 38 09-07-2013 01:20 PM
2012 Trailer Towing Package Not Available? HemiHog Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 6 08-16-2011 01:04 PM
Limited-Slip Overland V8 - standard or package? ternst Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 7 03-16-2011 06:56 PM
Trailer Tow Group IV Standard on Overlands? apehead Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 11 02-17-2011 03:12 PM
Trailer Tow Package Wiring kbench55 Grand Cherokee - WK 4 05-12-2010 11:24 PM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:35 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2012 - JeepGarage.Org
The Jeep Grand Cherokee Owners Community

JeepGarage.org is in no way associated with or endorsed by Chrysler Group LLC.