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Equipment Needed to Flat Tow 2014 Jeep Cherokee Behind Motorhome

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I am considering flat towing my 2014 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk behind my 2020 Winnebago Navion. I’ve watched your videos. My parts list includes: rm-676, rm-521447-5. I would like to substitute hm56208 for rm-15267 and sub hm39524 for sm99251. Will that work? Is there anything else I would need?

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It looks like you're pretty much on track.

The # RM-676 Nighthawk tow bar would be a good choice, it includes the safety cables and the wire umbilical as well as the wiring connector that would install on the front of the Cherokee. You'd need to cut the 4 pole connector off the # HM56208 and wire it into the connector included with the tow bar, but other than that, the # HM56208 would work great.

Since you have the Trailhawk sub-model, the # RM-521447-5 base plates you mentioned wouldn't be a fit. You'd want to use the # RM-521446-5 base plates instead.

The # HM39524 Brake Buddy braking system you mentioned would work well for you.

You'll also need to address the flat tow death wobble issue. To maintain the vehicle's stable steering while being flat towed you will want to install the Mopar accessory kit # 68321424AB, available from your Jeep dealer. This kit will prevent the Cherokee's steering from shaking while being flat towed.

Finally, If your Cherokee is at factory ride height on the stock tire size, the base plate will sit about 20-3/4 inches above the ground. If this height is more than three inches higher or lower than the receiver height on your motorhome, you'll need a high/low adapter to bring the receiver height within that range. I'll link you to our selection of high/low adapters.

I've linked you to some installation and product videos that you might find helpful.



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