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doofoo 03-12-2013 10:16 PM

2014 JGC - Tow Mirrors?
 
I am picking up a Forest River Rockwood Roo 19 Hybrid Travel Trailer this weekend and was curious if there were any Tow/Extended Mirrors for the 2014's?

Are they the same as 2011-2013? Can anyone with experience with a set make a recommendation - Need to find some ASAP to get before the weekend if possible.

Hammerhead 03-13-2013 07:50 AM

Re: 2014 JGC - Tow Mirrors?
 
I think you'll need to go with an additional set of mirrors. I use the McKesh mirrors (expnensive) that strap onto the doors since the ones that attach to the outside of the rear view mirrors aren't wide enough for my trailer.

doofoo 03-13-2013 07:55 AM

Re: 2014 JGC - Tow Mirrors?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Hammerhead (Post 779479)
I think you'll need to go with an additional set of mirrors. I use the McKesh mirrors (expnensive) that strap onto the doors since the ones that attach to the outside of the rear view mirrors aren't wide enough for my trailer.

Yeah - that's what I'm looking for. But just experiences with someone who has a newer vehicle (2011-2013 if it's similar to the 2014). Do you happen to have a link of the mirrors you use?

doofoo 03-13-2013 04:22 PM

Re: 2014 JGC - Tow Mirrors?
 
Additionally - Does anyone know if the 2014 has any sort of "Tow" mode that locks out OD? Did the previous models have anything like this?

loveracing1988 03-13-2013 07:09 PM

Re: 2014 JGC - Tow Mirrors?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by doofoo (Post 779847)
Additionally - Does anyone know if the 2014 has any sort of "Tow" mode that locks out OD? Did the previous models have anything like this?

The 11-13 with the hemi had tow haul mode. The 14's have the paddle shifters where you can set your highest gear to say 6th or 7th gear.

Hammerhead 03-13-2013 09:04 PM

Re: 2014 JGC - Tow Mirrors?
 
Here's one site that sells the McKesh mirrors.
McKesh Mirrors

Quote:

Originally Posted by doofoo (Post 779483)
Yeah - that's what I'm looking for. But just experiences with someone who has a newer vehicle (2011-2013 if it's similar to the 2014). Do you happen to have a link of the mirrors you use?


doofoo 03-16-2013 09:40 PM

Re: 2014 JGC - Tow Mirrors?
 
Put some el-cheapo mirrors on today when I picked up my trailer..

http://ods.org/~doofoo/RV/1stday/DSC_4391.jpg

loveracing1988 03-16-2013 10:06 PM

Re: 2014 JGC - Tow Mirrors?
 
How much does the trailer weigh and how does the jeep tow it? What gear are you running in? Sorry for so many questions but in a few years I would like to get something along those lines.

doofoo 03-16-2013 10:15 PM

Re: 2014 JGC - Tow Mirrors?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by loveracing1988 (Post 781902)
How much does the trailer weigh and how does the jeep tow it? What gear are you running in? Sorry for so many questions but in a few years I would like to get something along those lines.

Trailer weighs somewhere around 3800lbs right now I would guess. GVWR (Maximum Weight) on the trailer is right below 4800lbs.

I just leave it in drive and the truck seems really good about picking the right gear - I have not had to override it at all (only towed around 70 miles so far) but it did include some hills and minor uphill grades. It seems to stay in 5th-6th more, but on level ground it goes shift up to 7th cruising around 55-60. I never saw 8th while towing.

It feels good though, especially with the weight distribution hitch.

wk2hopeful 06-20-2013 09:22 PM

Re: 2014 JGC - Tow Mirrors?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by doofoo (Post 781904)
Trailer weighs somewhere around 3800lbs right now I would guess. GVWR (Maximum Weight) on the trailer is right below 4800lbs.

I just leave it in drive and the truck seems really good about picking the right gear - I have not had to override it at all (only towed around 70 miles so far) but it did include some hills and minor uphill grades. It seems to stay in 5th-6th more, but on level ground it goes shift up to 7th cruising around 55-60. I never saw 8th while towing.

It feels good though, especially with the weight distribution hitch.

Hi, If you get the info; what kind of gas mileage are you getting towing as described? any long term observations? (not sure how old your post is???). I'm looking at a 22 foot trailer and your observations would be great.

34jeff 07-15-2013 07:21 PM

Re: 2014 JGC - Tow Mirrors?
 
TT & TV combo look great. I own a 2014 GC RWD V6 w/factory tow and am shopping for a light weight travel trailer now. Pls keep updating with your towing experiences as we all will benefit from real world experience. Also, where did you mount your brake control unit? With the drivers side lower air bag taking up so much space it's hard to find a mounting point that's not too conspicuous (ugly).
Thsanks
34jeff

doofoo 07-15-2013 07:46 PM

Re: 2014 JGC - Tow Mirrors?
 
Not the best pic.. But see here.. It's pulled out here, but slides back further in the cubby. I can get to all the plugs in there.

http://www.ods.org/~doofoo/jeepinstall/IMG_0620.jpg


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