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Old 02-09-2019, 11:25 AM   #3961
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I found a great deal on a 2018 Jeep Cherokee. Trying to find out if it can be flat towed. Looked on the internet but the information was a little confusing. I know it has to be 4X4 but I found it also needs a 2 speed transfer case? Not sure what that is. I also found it just needs to be a 4X4. Anyone know what I should be looking for. Thanks
Did you google the owner's manual and see what it says? Just search for "2018 Jeep Cherokee owner's manual" all your questions will be answered.
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Old 02-09-2019, 01:17 PM   #3962
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Old 02-09-2019, 02:06 PM   #3963
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I found a great deal on a 2018 Jeep Cherokee. Trying to find out if it can be flat towed. Looked on the internet but the information was a little confusing. I know it has to be 4X4 but I found it also needs a 2 speed transfer case? Not sure what that is. I also found it just needs to be a 4X4. Anyone know what I should be looking for. Thanks
You need what Jeep calls ActiveDrive II, which is a transfer case that has a Neutral position. All Trailhawks have it and you will find a few in non Trailhawk models, but those arenít that common. The way to determine if the Jeep has it is to look for the recessed button (the kind you use a pencil tip to push), a small LED and an ďNĒ to the right below the Mode knob. If its not there, it doesnít have ActiveDrive II and canít be flat towed. Attached is a picture of my 2017 Trailhawk. Excuse the dirt - its winter time here.

A 2018 also requires the Flat Tow Kit (aka the Death Wobble Cable) to keep the power steering alive when you are towing. There is a cable that powers the power steering under the hood and a switch that goes in the console that is used to tell the ECM not to panic about the PS being powered with the ignition off. The cable has a fuse you have to put in and take out before and after towing. I added a switch inside in series with the fuse so I can leave it in.

The cable has been hard to find, but eventually a Jeep dealer will get one for you. Itís a job that can be self installed if you are mechanically inclined. Not all that hard of a job, but you do have to pull the console and intercept and splice some wiring under the hood.
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Old 02-09-2019, 06:04 PM   #3964
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You need what Jeep calls ActiveDrive II, which is a transfer case that has a Neutral position. All Trailhawks have it and you will find a few in non Trailhawk models, but those arenít that common. The way to determine if the Jeep has it is to look for the recessed button (the kind you use a pencil tip to push), a small LED and an ďNĒ to the right below the Mode knob. If its not there, it doesnít have ActiveDrive II and canít be flat towed. Attached is a picture of my 2017 Trailhawk. Excuse the dirt - its winter time here.

A 2018 also requires the Flat Tow Kit (aka the Death Wobble Cable) to keep the power steering alive when you are towing. There is a cable that powers the power steering under the hood and a switch that goes in the console that is used to tell the ECM not to panic about the PS being powered with the ignition off. The cable has a fuse you have to put in and take out before and after towing. I added a switch inside in series with the fuse so I can leave it in.

The cable has been hard to find, but eventually a Jeep dealer will get one for you. Itís a job that can be self installed if you are mechanically inclined. Not all that hard of a job, but you do have to pull the console and intercept and splice some wiring under the hood.
I am so not mechanical inclined my wife wonít let me shop at IKEA. Thanks for the info.
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Old 02-09-2019, 07:30 PM   #3965
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If you decide to use Eternabond take care cause this is a permanent application!!

I would like to hear from someone who has used this and if it will hold up for the life of the TPO roof. If so, it would be better than scraping old caulking every few years.
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Old 02-09-2019, 08:02 PM   #3966
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Mike,

I have used it to replace tears and holes in my roof. It works well and holds up as well as TPO. When it touches the roof, very hard to move so place it accurately
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It is the first thing I did with our new unit put it on all seams worked well on the last unit for over 10 years
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Old 02-10-2019, 11:39 AM   #3968
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Thanks, this is helpful - did you have to pull off all the old caulking before using the Eternabond? Our 2018 has some caulk cracking and it's only 1.5 years old. Had it inspected at CW while in for other issues and find that we are staring at a $1600 bill for remove and replace caulking on the total roof. Wish the dealer would have allowed us to inspect the roof before signing (liability issue they claimed - yup, they were liable to not sell the unit had I seen the caulking wear!!!). I'll have to look in the product as I'm not going to keep going through this every couple of years!
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Old 02-10-2019, 02:47 PM   #3969
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Thanks, this is helpful - did you have to pull off all the old caulking before using the Eternabond? Our 2018 has some caulk cracking and it's only 1.5 years old. Had it inspected at CW while in for other issues and find that we are staring at a $1600 bill for remove and replace caulking on the total roof. Wish the dealer would have allowed us to inspect the roof before signing (liability issue they claimed - yup, they were liable to not sell the unit had I seen the caulking wear!!!). I'll have to look in the product as I'm not going to keep going through this every couple of years!
I had a few cracks in the caulking. I just cleaned them and put self leveling Dicor on them. I dont know why the old caulking needs to be removed. I guess if the problem continues or is real bad eterbabond would be a better fix

Ive seen people apply the eternabond over old caulking but not sure thats the proper way to do it
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Here are a couple of Eternabond roof sealing videos from LoveYourRV. These data back to 2015/16 and he hasn't posted any updates, which I think he would have done if there were issues

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Thank you for sharing those videos!

Does anyone here tow a Subaru Forester (2014-18) six speed manual?
If so, how does it tow?

Has anyone compared the Roadmaster to Demco for tow bar set up?

Any insights would be appreciated.

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...Has anyone compared the Roadmaster to Demco for tow bar set

Ole........

I've not played with the RM but own the big Demco (10k lbs?) I have no complaints.
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I would like to hear from someone who has used this and if it will hold up for the life of the TPO roof. If so, it would be better than scraping old caulking every few years.
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I had a few cracks in the caulking. I just cleaned them and put self leveling Dicor on them. I dont know why the old caulking needs to be removed. I guess if the problem continues or is real bad eterbabond would be a better fix

Ive seen people apply the eternabond over old caulking but not sure thats the proper way to do it
Thanks for the replies, Now the only question will have to be to the dealer or warranty provider. If it does not void the warranty, I believe Eternabond Tape will beat scraping every few years. THANKS!
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Old 02-12-2019, 02:01 PM   #3974
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Plan to install my Tire Minder 1A1 TPMS system this weekend. It looks like I will be able to connect to the house batteries. My question is where is the best place to install the Signal Booster? I can go as far back as the rear license plate holder from under the RV. Is that to far back? Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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Plan to install my Tire Minder 1A1 TPMS system this weekend. It looks like I will be able to connect to the house batteries. My question is where is the best place to install the Signal Booster? I can go as far back as the rear license plate holder from under the RV. Is that to far back? Any suggestions would be appreciated.
It doesn't have to go back very far reach the dolly/toad. The generator and propane tank seem to block the transmission from the left rear coach tires. My signal booster sits in the compartment under the bathroom sink and reaches the dolly without a problem. There is a removable panel there where the wires to the coach control panel run. I just tapped into the water heater's power wire.
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I installed it by the rear lic plate. Ran the wires along the drivers side and tied into the power/ ground from the rear cargo bay light

I do lose contact to the rear jeep tire on rare occisions. Maybe moving it forward of the gen would stop this. Tire minder says the rear lic plate is the best place. So i would say install where its easier for you

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I installed it by the rear lic plate. Ran the wires along the drivers side and tied into the power/ ground from the rear cargo bay light

I do lose contact to the rear jeep tire on rare occisions. Maybe moving it forward of the gen would stop this. Tire minder says the rear lic plate is the best place. So i would say install where its easier for you

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Thanks Jerry. It is going to be super easy to come off the house batteries and go down the passenger side to the lic plate. I can see the bottom holes are not being used for the lic plate so my plan is to use those.
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Old 02-13-2019, 11:55 PM   #3978
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Thanks Jerry. It is going to be super easy to come off the house batteries and go down the passenger side to the lic plate. I can see the bottom holes are not being used for the lic plate so my plan is to use those.

Well done!!!!

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I installed it by the rear lic plate. Ran the wires along the drivers side and tied into the power/ ground from the rear cargo bay light

I do lose contact to the rear jeep tire on rare occisions. Maybe moving it forward of the gen would stop this. Tire minder says the rear lic plate is the best place. So i would say install where its easier for you

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I have the TST 507 TPMS and placed the repeater on the inside of the rear cap near the license plate mount.

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I saw several comments on the Thor Windsport/Hurricane Motorhome Owners Facebook page concerning stairwell covers in our RVs. This is what I created for my stairwell. I measured and cut 1-inch plywood, stained it and glued and stapled a doormat rug on the top. Applied velcro on the back of the dinette wall and cover to keep the cover secured while traveling
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