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Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 07-24-2016, 10:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 328
Posted By grandriver125
Re: Flat towing behind MH - power connection to battery

What you are saying may be true but it may also break down a bit when one considers the value of the time involved. One takes 15 minutes and the other could be much more.

GR
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 07-22-2016, 10:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 328
Posted By grandriver125
Re: Flat towing behind MH - power connection to battery

Finally found exactly what I want and will hope to get one in the next week or so (have to get it across the border).

It covers off the fuse and diode. It also provides a short instructional...
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 07-22-2016, 10:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 179
Posted By grandriver125
Re: Had to have our 2014 towed in yesterday

We have a 2014 Limited with virtually all options and had a problem very early that resulted in the differential and a half shaft being replaced.

We are nearing 3 years (less than 24,000 miles...
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 07-11-2016, 04:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 328
Posted By grandriver125
Re: Flat towing behind MH - power connection to battery

I'll let you know what we** do and how it works.

GR

**This is where I turn it over to my sos (with all the comments here) and I supervise. He has an MEng and works in the auto manufacturing...
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 07-11-2016, 08:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 328
Posted By grandriver125
Re: Flat towing behind MH - power connection to battery

We have a 7 pin and it has a positive connection (Itasca Impule 26 Silver). I just wonder if it provides enough power to keep the battery adequately charged. Reports of the battery being drained in...
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 07-10-2016, 07:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 328
Posted By grandriver125
Flat towing behind MH - power connection to battery

The wiring harness was installed but we will not be towing the Cherokee for another month. I still have to get power to the battery to keep it from going flat.

I'd be interested in learning...
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 06-16-2016, 12:53 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 8,728
Posted By grandriver125
Re: 2014 Jeep Cherokee rv tow wobble

Just a shot in the dark, but does the 2015 TH you wish to purchase have the Technology Group? If it doesn't, that might be the answer to a question that has been bugging me and that is "does this...
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 06-08-2016, 05:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 791
Posted By grandriver125
Re: Towing behind motorhome

Wiring kit installed today. NO CHARGE. Installation looks pretty clean and it doesn't add a huge burden to the connection and operation - but will be a little PITA.

The big PITA will be...
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 06-07-2016, 04:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 791
Posted By grandriver125
Re: Towing behind motorhome

Mine gets installed tomorrow and I was informed today by the Service Manager that provided we've not exceeded 60,000 kms (36,000 miles) it will be covered as a warranty item.

Yesterday, I...
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 06-05-2016, 01:34 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 8,728
Posted By grandriver125
Re: 2014 Jeep Cherokee rv tow wobble

The Escape was my wife's car although I usually drove if we were both in the vehicle. I do not recall that it had a steering wheel lock. I just looked at the Op Man and no mention of it there...
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 06-05-2016, 12:00 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 8,728
Posted By grandriver125
Re: 2014 Jeep Cherokee rv tow wobble

Hopefully some of the tech capable folks here can answer this.

In looking at photos of the installation of the wiring kit I started to wonder why they went this route. Our Escape had EPS and...
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 06-04-2016, 03:57 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 8,728
Posted By grandriver125
Re: 2014 Jeep Cherokee rv tow wobble

It certainly should be no cost. Some of those who experienced the wobble had many miles of towing with no problem before it started.

Again, the manual is now clear and if you want to tow get...
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 06-04-2016, 03:09 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 8,728
Posted By grandriver125
Re: 2014 Jeep Cherokee rv tow wobble

That TSB is just amazing for what is says and does not say. It does not say who covers the cost. More importantly, it seems to imply that they will only do something if you report you've had the...
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 05-22-2016, 08:30 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 8,728
Posted By grandriver125
Re: 2014 Jeep Cherokee rv tow wobble

Could they not mount the switch and the fuse under the hood?

GR



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Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 05-17-2016, 05:39 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 8,728
Posted By grandriver125
Re: 2014 Jeep Cherokee rv tow wobble

Thanks. We've cancelled the first trip. I sure hope they will have the kit available and installed by the middle of July.

Dealer still can't give me any idea when the kit will be here. When...
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 05-09-2016, 08:37 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 8,728
Posted By grandriver125
Re: 2014 Jeep Cherokee rv tow wobble

Now news on this?

When I called Chrysler all the operative would say was that I got an insert to go in the manual. I then told her what the Canadian insert said. She had nothing to add. ...
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 05-04-2016, 01:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,094
Posted By grandriver125
Re: Rear diff. failure @ 36k mi

Here is the original thread on this issue.

GR

http://www.jeepgarage.org/f216/evic-message-4wd-not-available-transmission-overheated-70650.html
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 05-03-2016, 07:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,094
Posted By grandriver125
Re: Rear diff. failure @ 36k mi

In November 2013 we took delivery of our 2014 Limited but it was garaged immediately as we were in Florida. In January we drove it to Florida and started getting a notice that it overheated and we...
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 05-01-2016, 08:11 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 8,728
Posted By grandriver125
Re: 2014 Jeep Cherokee rv tow wobble

I just woke up from hibernation (in Florida for the winter and the Cherokee was at home in the garage unused except for a few weeks at Christmas). So I came out of the cave and saw my shadow. This...
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 04-30-2016, 12:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 976
Posted By grandriver125
Re: Brake Fade and Failure

Before and after the overheat were different. In the lower section when we pulled over at scenic views I'd immediately check the temps and they were no problem. For the top section I don't think I...
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 04-30-2016, 08:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 976
Posted By grandriver125
Re: Brake Fade and Failure

My brakes overheated when coming down from Pikes Peak. We were ordered off the road at the temperature check station. Another Cherokee behind us was also ordered off for a cool down. I carry an...
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 10-27-2015, 02:07 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 10,834
Posted By grandriver125
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 10-26-2015, 08:25 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 10,834
Posted By grandriver125
Re: Blue Ox Baseplate for Trailhawk

I doubt it. When I towed a Tahoe behind a 41ft DP the tow hooks had to be removed from the Tahoe for the base plates. Can't imagine that not being the case with the Cherokee although our Limited...
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 06-16-2015, 05:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,654
Posted By grandriver125
Re: SD Card for Cherokee

Changing the name and locking didn't work. I erased the SDHC card and reformatted, loaded 6617 songs, locked it and it now works properly - but slow startup that annoys "she who must be obeyed."
...
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 06-15-2015, 09:37 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,654
Posted By grandriver125
Re: SD Card for Cherokee

Thanks. Tons of info on these occurrences. Really surprising the amount of time being burned up by people. I'm going to simply pull the card and USB drive and rename them and see what happens. ...
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 06-14-2015, 10:27 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,654
Posted By grandriver125
Re: SD Card for Cherokee

OH, as Steve would say, there is one more thing. I disconnected the battery for a while and then reconnected in the hope that this gremlin would go away. No luck.

GR
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 06-14-2015, 10:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,654
Posted By grandriver125
Re: SD Card for Cherokee

Ha ha. Working perfectly - so I thought. NOT.

We just towed our Jeep behind the motorhome for a 4 night stay at an RV park about 20 miles south of Grand Rapids. So, while we were there I got to...
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 06-01-2015, 08:34 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,654
Posted By grandriver125
Re: SD Card for Cherokee

I don't think you are right. The maximum card for the Cherokee is SDHC.

SD takes up to 2 GB. SDHC will handle up to 32GB and MUST be formatted Fat 32 according to the SD Association. SDXC...
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 05-31-2015, 03:47 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,654
Posted By grandriver125
Re: SD Card for Cherokee

No thanks. We have four iPods and two of them have 6600+ songs on them. We like the controls in the the Jeep for browsing songs, artists and so on. Will leave it just as it is now.

The Jeep...
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 05-03-2015, 04:02 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 10,203
Posted By grandriver125
Re: EVIC message - 4WD not available transmission overheated

The Down Syndrome issue - apparently he would be deemed to be a candidate to put stress on social services. As I mentioned, same applies coming into Canada. We had a Japanese diplomat who, when...
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 05-01-2015, 08:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,136
Posted By grandriver125
Re: Over speed warning voice was switched off at 1st service ...help

Frankly, I would NEVER have guessed that would be legal in AU. We've really enjoyed driving around AU (outside of big cities) because of the fair speed limits and tough enforcement. My sons thought...
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 05-01-2015, 05:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,654
Posted By grandriver125
Re: SD Card for Cherokee

When we had R01 done last week I informed them that the SD card slot was not working. They ordered a new one and it was installed today. 32GB card now working perfectly. took them less than 25...
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 05-01-2015, 05:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,136
Posted By grandriver125
Re: Over speed warning voice was switched off at 1st service ...help

I just got excited. If AU has this then maybe we in CDA have it and perhaps I missed it. No. We don't have it either. Pity. We've driven over 20,000 kms in AU during 4 trips and I can see where...
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 05-01-2015, 04:29 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 10,203
Posted By grandriver125
Re: EVIC message - 4WD not available transmission overheated

US citizens don't need a VISA to enter Canada. Further, they don't even need a passport according to the Border Services site - just proof of US citizenship. BUT, you need the passport to get back...
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 04-18-2015, 01:09 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 10,203
Posted By grandriver125
Re: EVIC message - 4WD not available transmission overheated

Not in this case. In Ontario we are allowed to be out of the province for 212 days (7 months) before we lose our coverage. If the JOLT bill is passed and we get 240 days (8 months) we can't use the...
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 04-16-2015, 10:17 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 10,203
Posted By grandriver125
Re: EVIC message - 4WD not available transmission overheated

Yes. Could not afford the time as we are limited as to the time we can spend in the US. IRS says 182 days physically present in the US in a calendar year. Homeland Security says 180 days (6 months...
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 04-16-2015, 09:14 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 10,524
Posted By grandriver125
Re: RO1 Recall

I've just finished opening 3.5 months of mail. Have both R01 and R05.

Anyone find hat 9th is engaged earlier? I sure hope so. In our Windsor Star today there is a review of the new Land Rover...
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 04-16-2015, 08:39 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 10,524
Posted By grandriver125
Re: RO1 Recall

We've just spent the winter in Florida and returned this week. We had 2014 Town and Country so the Cherokee has been in the garage for all but 4 weeks at Christmas. When I saw these prices my first...
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 09-25-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,323
Posted By grandriver125
Re: Coolant temps

3.2L

Sure doesn't work like a manual as you have to get used to the delay. The brakes got hot (there is a stop a couple of miles from the top and they check them) and we had to let them cool off...
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 09-24-2014, 10:22 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 10,203
Posted By grandriver125
Re: EVIC message - 4WD not available transmission overheated

Another update. Yesterday we ran the transmission temp up to 196, higher than it has ever been. Also ran the coolant temp to 228.

Circumstances. 19 mile trip up the mountain to Pikes Peak. ...
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