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Old 08-07-2018, 07:34 PM   #1
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Model: Chateau 31W
State: New Hampshire
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Towing Jeep Grand Cherokee

Hi Everyone,

Does anyone on this forum have a 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee that they tow behind their motorhome? If you do; have you experienced the "Death Wobble" as some internet post indicate? If you did experience the "Death Wobble" what did you do exactly to correct the situation. I just got my motorhome and are about to install Road Master Base Plates, Stay & Play supplemental brake and Road Master Nite Hawk tow bar. Would like to know what else I need to do for the Jeep. Thanks in advance for any and all suggestions.

<Sorry, I should have posted this in the towing forum.>

2018 Chateau 31W
2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee
New Hampshire

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Old 08-19-2018, 04:09 AM   #2
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I flat tow a 2006 Grand Cherokee Overland [with transfer case in neutral] using Roadmaster tow bar and Invisibrake system with absolutely no problems (over 10K miles thus far). I've heard of the "Jeep Wobble", but I have no idea what it is.

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Old 08-19-2018, 04:47 AM   #3
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From what I've read the Death Wobble is a problem that some folks have experienced when towing Cherokees and not Grand Cherokees. They a completely different suvs.
I tow a 2011 Grand Cherokee and have not experienced any such problems.
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Old 08-19-2018, 11:25 AM   #4
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I have a 2015 Cherokee and have the wire harness for flat tow to stop the possibility of the death wobble. Never heard a Grand Cherokee having this problem.
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Old 08-19-2018, 03:46 PM   #5
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Death wobble in Jeeps is usually worn tires or something is worn in the front end components. Have heard about some Cherokees that require some kind of special harness.
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