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Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 01-23-2015, 08:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 242
Posted By ragoodsp
Re: Anyone Use Their KL as a "Toad"?

JeepDiva:

I have a 2014 TH and have towed it a few times behind my motor coach and it tows extremely well, I utilize a Roadmaster tow set up vs's the Blue Ox that I have heard has had some issues...
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 01-15-2015, 03:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 259
Posted By ragoodsp
"Back" button

OK, I give up...I have had my TH for nearly one year and have read the users guide and manual and can not find or see what the "back" button that is next to the traction control button actually does?...
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 01-06-2015, 02:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 397
Posted By ragoodsp
Re: auto on function

I actaully have both sets of complete manuels for both of my Jeep vehicles that I requested from Jeep and therefore I understand how the auto on system works. There must be a way that rapid changes...
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 01-06-2015, 11:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 397
Posted By ragoodsp
auto on function

I have observed in both my Cherokee and in my GC (both 2014's) that the auto on fuction for heated seats and steering wheel do not come on if the initial start up is not cold enough to trigger the...
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 12-17-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 776
Posted By ragoodsp
Re: Cherokee at 3600 miles...and a crossroads

I would be very hesitant to go the route of Lemon Law to be honest. I had issues with a 2002 Liberty and a 2014 Grand Cherokee and in both cases I worked closely with my dealer and in both cases...
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 11-26-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,848
Posted By ragoodsp
Re: 2015 Trailhawk issues

I have a 2014 TH with 9,000 miles on the clock and have had zero issues to date.
Your number (1) issue sure appears to be a problem with the radio head as another poster has said.
I have only seen...
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 10-02-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 874
Posted By ragoodsp
Re: Recommendations for Snow Tires on the TH

Living here in NH I always swap to winter tires and have found the Bridgestone DV-1's (something like that) to be great tires in both snow and ice. On my wifes JGC I put Michelins and they are...
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 09-25-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 9,561
Posted By ragoodsp
Re: Flat towing behind an RV

I just towed my TH for approx. 400 miles and it towed much better compared to my old Liberty CRD, the TH is close to 500 lbs lighter to begin with. I am still working on the sequence of getting into...
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 08-29-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 9,561
Posted By ragoodsp
Re: Flat towing behind an RV

BTW....Like others I have had a problem with the clevis arrangement on my Brake Buddy not going over the top of the wide brake pedal shaft on my TH. I tried to grid the notch wider but I was still...
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 08-22-2014, 10:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 792
Posted By ragoodsp
Re: Tow Hooks on non TH?

Patrick: Just took the tow hooks off of my TH....I will over the hooks and the frame brackets at "a deal you can not refuse" if you should have interest? PM me if you have interest and I will box...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 08-19-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 877
Posted By ragoodsp
Re: Auto dimming mirrors don't...

Only the drivers side ext. mirror dims on atleast the 2014 Limited's
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 08-07-2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 942
Posted By ragoodsp
Re: Coolant temps

Since your post I have been monitoring my TH V-6 and in around town driving with low 80's out side I have yet to see it go over 206 degrees. On the highway doing 70 MPH it stays at 202.
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 07-16-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,667
Posted By ragoodsp
Re: U-Connect

I do have a strong New England accen tbut that accent does not seem to bother in by wife's 2014 GC. I do not use any other voice activated features in the Cherokee. I state... navigate to, the...
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 07-16-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 371
Posted By ragoodsp
U-Connect

My voice activated navigation feature just does not pick up what I speak. I utilize the exact sequence of commands as designated by U-Connect and the sysetm sends me to god only knows and not what I...
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 07-16-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,667
Posted By ragoodsp
U-Connect

My voice activated navigation feature just does not pick up what I say. I utilize the exact sequence of commands that U-Connect ask for and it it sends me to Montana or god knows where and not New...
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 07-15-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 700
Posted By ragoodsp
Re: surf board

I just orderd the VG Shark Fin Mark ll from Visual Garage and they were super to deal with (have not got the fin yet but should in two weeks!) It was just a pain unscrewing the antena every time I...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 07-03-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 789
Posted By ragoodsp
Re: No LaneSense

Since I am not and IT guy what does "electronic archtecture" really mean? Does it mean the processors just do not have enough room? No park asssit on the GC eiether. thanks and have a great 4th...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 07-01-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 789
Posted By ragoodsp
No LaneSense

Son and law just took delivery of his Grand Cherokee Limited with Technology package. Both he and I assumed (incorrectly obviously) that the tech package would have come with LaneSense like my new...
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 06-27-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 552
Posted By ragoodsp
Re: New Member-Oil filter ?

It is extremely easy to change from the top. Just a regular metric socket is correct, do not over tighten! Make sure you get the 2014 filter since the 2013's are different
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 06-24-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,165
Posted By ragoodsp
Re: 2015 limited

I have had my TH since April and it now has 3000 miles on it and I have to say this is by far the best jeep I have owned (my wife's 14 GC is better in certain areas but should be a $4000 more!). I...
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 05-28-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,664
Posted By ragoodsp
Re: Noise in dash

Folks:

With 3000 miles on mine now the rattle has gone completely. Dealer kept saying to wait a little and see what happens before they ripped into the dash, the noise was not super loud but is...
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 05-20-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,303
Posted By ragoodsp
Re: Where's the ECO message?!

if running in the most "eco" fashion is of grave concern to you you can watch in real time on the center display exactly what your MPG are, that is much better compared to watching for and eco icon...
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 05-20-2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,303
Posted By ragoodsp
Re: Where's the ECO message?!

Bill-D is right on the money! The users guide that came in the glove box is a very abbreviated version of the 500 plus page manuel that Jeep (customer service dept. that by the way is manned 24/7,...
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 05-16-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,114
Posted By ragoodsp
Re: power liftgate

Mine "times out" much sooner than 10-15 mins. i think mine may be saging down some or not always going up all the way to triger the switich. next time it does it I am going to push up a little to see...
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 05-14-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,114
Posted By ragoodsp
Re: power liftgate

Thank you folks...I love this forum.
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 05-14-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,114
Posted By ragoodsp
power liftgate

Does anyone know if there is a "timeout" on the power liftgate on the TH? Power function works fine going up, works fine going down if done within a few minutes but after those few minutes the...
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 05-09-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,574
Posted By ragoodsp
Re: Blue Ox Baseplate for Trailhawk

I selected Blazer Manafacturing and purchased the lights off the web for $129.00. Northern Tool, Tractor Supply, AWDirect and many other outlets carry such lights. Just put in wireless lights in...
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 05-09-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,574
Posted By ragoodsp
Re: Blue Ox Baseplate for Trailhawk

After having two Liberty's that over time had corrosion light problems for toad pulling I decided to go wireless lights on the new TH. So far the product is working exactly as advertised. I place...
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 05-08-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,574
Posted By ragoodsp
Re: Blue Ox Baseplate for Trailhawk

FYI....Just picked up my TH at the Jeep dealership with newly installed Roadmaster base plates installed. Took nearly 5 hours to install them (tech had never done them before) and not exactly a...
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 05-08-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,574
Posted By ragoodsp
Re: Blue Ox Baseplate for Trailhawk

Rather than install a light system like i did on my last two Liberty's that always corroded, etc I have chosen to go with a new wireless system, magnet lights will go on the roof of my new TH and the...
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 04-24-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,888
Posted By ragoodsp
Re: Trailhawk options discussion

asterix2012....I have to say you have summarized very well! Having just got my new ordered TH delivered I am very happy with the packages that I got..no sun roof, while I like the openness the...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 04-18-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,820
Posted By ragoodsp
Re: Help help help!! Anyone pleae help!

AMC2002 is exactly on the money with his assesement of the situation. Having had two Jeep (2) buy backs over the past 14 years i can say I have been completely impressed and satified with the way...
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 04-18-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 919
Posted By ragoodsp
Re: Using 89 Octane

I have been running 89 in my TH 3.2 since new, I can not say why I chose to do that but like other posters I though that for the first 1000 miles it might be worthwhile. I have approx. 1200 miles...
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 04-14-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,474
Posted By ragoodsp
Re: Tire/wheel package

Sorry for the delay getting back with my updated decision regarding my TH's black wheels! I could have gone either way in regards to stock or all black wheels but my wife (despite the upcharge!)...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 04-10-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,820
Posted By ragoodsp
Re: Help help help!! Anyone pleae help!

This is the approach I took at the suggestion of my dealership owner..

1. Compose a very direct letter to Sergio M., CEO, Chrysler, outlining the issues surrounding the vehicle.
2. The same...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 04-10-2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,820
Posted By ragoodsp
Re: Help help help!! Anyone pleae help!

Lemon law and involving and attorney is not the way I would go, you need to work with Jeep to reach a solution. I would try another dealer since it appears you are getting nowhere where you are. ...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 04-04-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,381
Posted By ragoodsp
Re: 2014 JGC Summit Diesel Headlight OUT!

I am in know way and expert on auto lighting, but lets face, these head lambs/bulbs are not what you can run to Autozone and pick up off the shelve. I can only imagine how much circutry there is...
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 04-03-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,598
Posted By ragoodsp
Re: cheroke or grand cherokee

I have two 2014's, one GC-L and one TH Cherokee. I just got the TH and i must say I am very impressed with the vehicle. Drivability between the two is closer than you might think, pick up with the...
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 04-03-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,664
Posted By ragoodsp
Re: Noise in dash

Please let us know what they find! Hopefully tere will be a cause that can be fixed. ths.
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 04-03-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,664
Posted By ragoodsp
Noise in dash

Took delivery of my new TH a week'ish ago, abosutely love it and all is going fine with the exception of a weird small rattle in the dash around the drivers side speaker grille/defrost vents. I...
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