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Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK 02-17-2013, 04:13 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,965
Posted By WendysWheels
Re: Jeep reliability

While I still love my Jeep, the relationshp has been strained with the replacement of the media centre, headlight assembly and something faulty in the cruise control, all within the first 8 months of...
Forum: Diesel Powered 2012+ Export Grand Cherokee 01-21-2013, 01:51 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,457
Posted By WendysWheels
Re: Battery capabilities for caravanning

Thanks guys. I've just done some ringing around with Sydney, Perth and Melbourne dealers. Confirm all dealers handle the tow pack according to their own arrangements - there is no standard.

Of...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 01-21-2013, 12:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,296
Posted By WendysWheels
Re: Front recovery hooks

Thanks, guys.

John, your message reminded me that I may need the recovery hooks even if I haven't gotten myself into a dodgy spot, ie. a mechanical issue or someone else's poor driving could also...
Forum: Diesel Powered 2012+ Export Grand Cherokee 01-14-2013, 09:10 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,457
Posted By WendysWheels
Re: Battery capabilities for caravanning

Thanks guys. Perhaps the dealer didn't see me coming and simply thought they'd done right by me, not knowing any better? Still, I'm of a mind that a dealer or anybody selling a product, should know...
Forum: Diesel Powered 2012+ Export Grand Cherokee 01-14-2013, 12:51 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,457
Posted By WendysWheels
Re: Battery capabilities for caravanning

Allypally, are you being just a little cheeky?!

Love your cherry red! I've seen a couple on the road in my travels, and they are just beautiful! Have you been out and about with your van? WWW.
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 01-14-2013, 12:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,296
Posted By WendysWheels
Re: Front recovery hooks

Thanks everyone. While I fiddle with things I know about (and can generally sort out if I stuff it up :o), tinkering with my Jeep isn't something I'd tackle. Appreciate all the suggestions,...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 01-13-2013, 03:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,296
Posted By WendysWheels
Front recovery hooks

I'm looking for guidance regarding fitting front recovery hooks. While I'm not planning to get stuck in a river crossing etc, I have already (by accident) travelled some less than decent roads/tracks...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 01-13-2013, 03:09 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,325
Posted By WendysWheels
Re: GPS points of interest

Hey Swampy, have we been chatting over the last few days re: van camera?

In any case, will be looking forward to seeing how you get on with this issue. While I had no problems with the nav...
Forum: Diesel Powered 2012+ Export Grand Cherokee 01-13-2013, 02:25 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,457
Posted By WendysWheels
Re: Battery capabilities for caravanning

Oooh, now that's an excellent option. I have my seat as far back as possible to allow a couple of inches between my knee and the brake controller, but have still managed to knock my knee a couple of...
Forum: Diesel Powered 2012+ Export Grand Cherokee 01-12-2013, 01:30 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,457
Posted By WendysWheels
Re: Battery capabilities for caravanning

Hey Dasher! I finally checked out your pics :thumbsup:. Just wondering, what's the red button for on the flat in front of your gearshift? Also, can't quite work out where the brake unit is fitted -...
Forum: Diesel Powered 2012+ Export Grand Cherokee 01-12-2013, 01:15 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,457
Posted By WendysWheels
Re: Battery capabilities for caravanning

Hi everyone! Just popped back in and noticed you have all been chatting away. Interesting to read all the comments that have followed since my last visit. While I still consider myself a newbie after...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-12-2013, 12:50 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 15,680
Posted By WendysWheels
Re: Is Anybody on here happy with there WK2?

I've had my 2012 turbo diesel Laredo since June 2012 and have done 14,000km. While I've had some problems, these haven't been Jeep issues, but dealership issues. Love my Jeep. All I can suggest to...
Forum: Diesel Powered 2012+ Export Grand Cherokee 09-04-2012, 11:14 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,457
Posted By WendysWheels
Re: Battery capabilities for caravanning

Thanks allypally. Will give the alternative reset method a go. I did ask the dealers when I picked up my GC, whether there was a radio code (and could they write it in the book), but they advised...
Forum: Diesel Powered 2012+ Export Grand Cherokee 09-04-2012, 02:52 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,457
Posted By WendysWheels
Re: Battery capabilities for caravanning

Thanks, Dasher. Sounds like an excellent setup for your trailer brakes. While I'll keep these ideas handy about refitting the trailer brakes, I am happy to say that there is something in the setup...
Forum: Diesel Powered 2012+ Export Grand Cherokee 09-04-2012, 02:44 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,457
Posted By WendysWheels
Re: Battery capabilities for caravanning

Hey there, allypally! Towing beautifully! Still love to unhitch though and just take off for a little exploration without the van! Currently sitting in the Nullarbor Roadhouse campsite, getting sand...
Forum: Diesel Powered 2012+ Export Grand Cherokee 09-02-2012, 03:45 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,457
Posted By WendysWheels
Re: Battery capabilities for caravanning

Thanks, John. Will check out those links. Hey, don't suppose you have any experience with Uconnect going haywire? 4 days ago, while using navigation and listening to radio, system cut out, then came...
Forum: Diesel Powered 2012+ Export Grand Cherokee 08-31-2012, 06:00 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,457
Posted By WendysWheels
Re: Battery capabilities for caravanning

Hmm, I asked the Jeep dealer about doing this - nice deep pocket, so I thought it would be fine. I was advised too tricky with other wiring in the area. Guess it depends who you go to...and perhaps...
Forum: Diesel Powered 2012+ Export Grand Cherokee 08-28-2012, 09:27 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,457
Posted By WendysWheels
Re: Battery capabilities for caravanning

I too have a WDH. I'm towing a 21ft van (total weight up to 3 tonne). Took van over weighbridge last week and it came in at 2.8 tonne. Didn't unhitch from GC though, so not sure if this alters the...
Forum: Diesel Powered 2012+ Export Grand Cherokee 08-28-2012, 04:47 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,457
Posted By WendysWheels
Re: Battery capabilities for caravanning

Hi Dasher. I didn't go for QL - I thought it was really just needed for 4WDing, but having a better understanding of towing now that I've been on the road full-time, I can see how it would be useful....
Forum: Diesel Powered 2012+ Export Grand Cherokee 07-06-2012, 07:23 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,457
Posted By WendysWheels
Re: Battery capabilities for caravanning

Thanks, Mendo. Good suggestion re: build sheet - will do. Looking forward to my next mini adventure - only a few weeks away. Not Fraser Island, but I'm sure looking forward to getting there one day...
Forum: Diesel Powered 2012+ Export Grand Cherokee 07-01-2012, 04:01 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,457
Posted By WendysWheels
Re: Battery capabilities for caravanning

Thanks, allypally. I'm expecting I'll be taking it slow to begin with even once I hit the highways! I've not towed on the road previously, nor towed anything of any size...hence the towing course...
Forum: Diesel Powered 2012+ Export Grand Cherokee 06-30-2012, 06:29 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,457
Posted By WendysWheels
Re: Battery capabilities for caravanning

Thanks, Allypally. I've done 1300km to date. Should add another 500km by the time I hook up, and will have had first service/inspection by then. Is that enough running in? WW.
Forum: Diesel Powered 2012+ Export Grand Cherokee 06-26-2012, 05:36 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,457
Posted By WendysWheels
Re: Battery capabilities for caravanning

Hey there allypally! Not Peter Warrens - Suttons. Will have van in a few weeks, and will head off on a couple of mini trips to test rig out before main adventure. Will add to my list 'find...
Forum: Diesel Powered 2012+ Export Grand Cherokee 06-25-2012, 10:48 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,457
Posted By WendysWheels
Re: Battery capabilities for caravanning

Well, I'm a little embarrassed - he's already a little dirty and in need of a bath, so no photos as yet! :) Will rectify that asap! WW.
Forum: Diesel Powered 2012+ Export Grand Cherokee 06-25-2012, 08:39 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,457
Posted By WendysWheels
Re: Battery capabilities for caravanning

Hey there, Mendo! Guess who picked up their bee-utiful Jeep just over a week ago?

Truly, somebody was looking after me! About 3 weeks ago, while I was overseas, the dealer called, advising June...
Forum: Diesel Powered 2012+ Export Grand Cherokee 06-05-2012, 09:58 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,457
Posted By WendysWheels
Re: Battery capabilities for caravanning

That's an A for ingenuity, allypally!! :lol:
Forum: Diesel Powered 2012+ Export Grand Cherokee 06-05-2012, 04:41 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,457
Posted By WendysWheels
Re: Battery capabilities for caravanning

Thanks, Matty. A friend has also suggested, rather than the dual battery setup, that I look at a nifty jump-start gizmo that also has a compressor built into it. I've forgotten the name of it, but...
Forum: Diesel Powered 2012+ Export Grand Cherokee 05-03-2012, 06:59 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,457
Posted By WendysWheels
Re: Battery capabilities for caravanning

Hey there, Deserthucker! Thanks for your thoughts - I'm hoping I've done enough research to have a pretty good setup for my needs, but the proof is in the eating as they say! :)

I didn't get...
Forum: Diesel Powered 2012+ Export Grand Cherokee 05-03-2012, 09:02 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,457
Posted By WendysWheels
Re: Battery capabilities for caravanning

Allypally, you're a gem! Thank you so much for this info. Just realised you're waiting on an Overland - lucky you!! Will be be-u-tiful in Cherry Red! Uh oh, eyes are getting bleary - one more email...
Forum: Diesel Powered 2012+ Export Grand Cherokee 05-03-2012, 07:27 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,457
Posted By WendysWheels
Re: Battery capabilities for caravanning

Thanks allypally. It's been a while since I looked at the catalogue, but I think that weight is when the van is unloaded. Add 400kg load plus 200kg for the two slide-outs (I added that to the base...
Forum: Diesel Powered 2012+ Export Grand Cherokee 05-02-2012, 07:51 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,457
Posted By WendysWheels
Re: Battery capabilities for caravanning

Hey, John, that's a really nifty setup! I'm awfully glad I asked the question - I now have several options to consider, which puts my mind at ease. Thanks so much guys!

Groan, Cherodude, don't...
Forum: Diesel Powered 2012+ Export Grand Cherokee 05-02-2012, 07:20 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,457
Posted By WendysWheels
Re: Battery capabilities for caravanning

What a clever system, Thommo! Will keep that one in mind. Cheers, W. :thumbsup:
Forum: Diesel Powered 2012+ Export Grand Cherokee 05-02-2012, 03:21 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,457
Posted By WendysWheels
Re: Battery capabilities for caravanning

Thanks, John. Even to my novice mind, that layout makes sense. Will keep a copy of that info and talk to a few auto-elecs before I head into no-woman's land!

Appreciate your thoughts...but...
Forum: Diesel Powered 2012+ Export Grand Cherokee 05-01-2012, 08:09 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,457
Posted By WendysWheels
Re: Battery capabilities for caravanning

Thanks, Mendo. I've ordered the Laredo with towing kit, front parking sensor, sat nav, window tint and paint/interior protection. Chatting with the dealers leads to me believe these items will be...
Forum: Diesel Powered 2012+ Export Grand Cherokee 05-01-2012, 08:01 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,457
Posted By WendysWheels
Re: Battery capabilities for caravanning

Hey there! My dealer just called with my E number! :thumbsup: He also checked online to see if there's any progress. Number not showing anything as yet, apparently due to the build not having...
Forum: Diesel Powered 2012+ Export Grand Cherokee 05-01-2012, 07:08 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,457
Posted By WendysWheels
Re: Battery capabilities for caravanning

Thanks, Cherodude. There's always something new isn't there?! Not entirely comfy with the battery being under the seat after reading the info in the link, but not much I can do about it. Guess it...
Forum: Diesel Powered 2012+ Export Grand Cherokee 05-01-2012, 07:10 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,457
Posted By WendysWheels
Re: Battery capabilities for caravanning

Thanks, Mendo. I'm having the towing kit installed as part of the purchase. Dealer advised they will only use Hayman Reese towbars and, as the dealer is handling this, I would expect they would...
Forum: Diesel Powered 2012+ Export Grand Cherokee 05-01-2012, 01:41 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,457
Posted By WendysWheels
Re: Battery capabilities for caravanning

Thanks for that, John. I'm really glad to hear your Jeep performed so well. So far I haven't come across any real concerns - all feedback and reviews have been positive, except for several that...
Forum: Diesel Powered 2012+ Export Grand Cherokee 04-30-2012, 11:43 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,457
Posted By WendysWheels
Re: Battery capabilities for caravanning

John, sorry to bother you. Just realised you have the Mpoar towbar. The dealers that I'm going through advised they only fit the Hayman Reese towbar, yet I've seen Mopar mentioned a number of times...
Forum: Diesel Powered 2012+ Export Grand Cherokee 04-30-2012, 11:41 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,457
Posted By WendysWheels
Re: Battery capabilities for caravanning

Thank you kindly, John. I was speaking with the caravan dealers on the weekend about this issue, and they advised that as I have solar on my van, it will look after the fridge even when I'm driving,...
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