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BobGed 01-27-2014 02:26 AM

Newbie checking in
 
I'm a new member and this is my first post. I will be selling my 2011 Wrangler and purchasing a Cherokee Limited to tow behind my motor home.

Looks like it's going to be a very popular vehicle.

Bob

deerhntr 01-27-2014 04:54 AM

Re: Newbie checking in
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by BobGed (Post 966226)
I'm a new member and this is my first post. I will be selling my 2001 Wrangler and purchasing a Cherokee Limited to tow behind my motor home.

Looks like it's going to be a very popular vehicle.

Bob

Hey Bob,

I am also new to the forum, and ordered a limited to flat tow behind our motorhome. Make certain You order/purchase an Active Drive II($995) option so you can put the trans in neutral for towing. We had more than one uninformed salesperson try to sell us inventory with Active Drive I for towing. We finally had to order ours the way we wanted it with Active Drive II because we couldn't find one on the lot.

-Russ

BobGed 01-27-2014 10:17 AM

Re: Newbie checking in
 
Thanks, Russ. Yes, I'm aware of the need for the AD II. I had seen two posts on a RV forum by members that purchased Cherokees with the AD 1 transmission, and they are not happy campers (no pun intended)

BTW, I don't know if this has already been posted, but Blue Ox will have their baseplates officially release on Jan 31st. Both will work with Adaptive Cruise Control.

BX1135 - Latitude and Limited
BX1136 - Trailhawk

BX8848 - Tail light wiring kit for all models, available now.

Demco and Roadmaster also have baseplates available, but I prefer Blue Ox products.

Thanks again,
Bob

Array 01-27-2014 10:45 AM

If you haven't already, check out Blue Ox. They just made a baseplate available for the Limited/Latitude. They say it's compatible with the Technology Group with the front sensors. It's not on their website yet, but you can call/email them. Demco and Roadmaster also have baseplates ready.

Sorry, didn't see Bobged's post before I posted.

MyThawk 01-27-2014 10:49 AM

Re: Newbie checking in
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by deerhntr (Post 966242)
Hey Bob,

I am also new to the forum, and ordered a limited to flat tow behind our motorhome. Make certain You order/purchase an Active Drive II($995) option so you can put the trans in neutral for towing. We had more than one uninformed salesperson try to sell us inventory with Active Drive I for towing. We finally had to order ours the way we wanted it with Active Drive II because we couldn't find one on the lot.

-Russ

what is flat tow mean? thank you

Array 01-27-2014 10:56 AM

Re: Newbie checking in
 
Flat tow means towing a motorized vehicle with all four wheels on the ground.

Array 01-27-2014 11:18 AM

Re: Newbie checking in
 
Other common means of towing a motorized vehicle behind a motor home are trailer (no wheels down) and a dolly (two wheels down). A dolly is a short trailer that allows the vehicle's drive wheels to be held off the ground while being towed. Commonly used with FWD vehicles.

Many cars/trucks with automatic transmissions cannot be flat towed without some form of special provision or restrictions. For example, some vehicles can be fitted with a transmission fluid pump or driveshaft disconnect. Other vehicles, like the Honda CR-V AWD can be towed with all wheels down, but cannot be towed faster than a manufacturer's stated speed (65 mph for the CR-V).

Vehicles like the 2014 Jeep Cherokee with Active Drive II or Lock provide the benefit of being flat towed without any additional provisions or restrictions because, after following specific instructions, the vehicle's drive train can be put in neutral.


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