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Equipping a 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee for Trailer and Flat Towing  


I have a 2017 Forest River Forester RV and a 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited. I need a complete tow package and installation to flat tow the Jeep. Can you help?


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Let's begin with a hitch and trailer wiring for towing your RV with the Jeep Grand Cherokee. For a hitch, I'd recommend the Curt Class III hitch, part # C13182. You'll also need a ball mount and a trailer ball, provided in the # 989900 etrailer ball mount kit.

For a brake controller, I'd go with the Curt # C51180 Echo Wireless Brake controller. The Echo will communicate wirelessly with your smart phone, which you'll use to control the braking action of the trailer.

For a vehicle equipped with the tow package, use # HM40975 for a trailer connector. If it's not equipped with the tow package, use # 118727 and the # ETBC7L brake controller install kit which will adapt the 4 pole connector provided by the # 118727 to a 7-way.

For flat towing the Jeep, I'd begin with the # RM-521440-5 base plates which are compatible with all models except the SRT-8 and the Trackhawk model. If you have the SRT-8 or Trackhawk model, use the # BX1128
along with the # BX88151 adapter. For a tow bar, I'd recommend the Roadmaster Falcon All-Terrain, part
# RM-522, which will self align and won't bind up on uneven terrain. For tow bar wiring, use the # RM-152-98146-7 diode kit.

For a supplemental braking system, I'd go with the Roadmaster Invisibrake, part # RM-8700. You'll also need the # RM-751449 stop lamp switch.

If the 19-3/4 inch installed height of the base plates has a height difference compared to the receiver on the motorhome greater than 3 inches, you'll also need a high/low adapter to bring it within that range. I'll link to our selection of adapters as well as to an article that explains how to choose the right adapter.

I've also linked to a whole slew of installation and product demonstration videos that you might find helpful.

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Mike L

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