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Recommended Flat Tow Set Up For A 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk


I will be towing a 2019 jeep Grand Cherokee trailhawk behind a 2020 Entegra Aspire with a factory air supply in the back. 1 please list the recommended components you recommend to flat tow this vehicle. 2 I have read alot of conflicting reports on the internet about tire wobble. PLEASE CLARIFY if i need a special wiring harness from mopar on my tow vehicle. I feel like there is alot of stuff written by people that dont know. Your help is greatly appreciated


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The Mopar Recreational Flat Tow Wiring Kit will absolutely not be needed for your 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk. This was only a requirement on a 2014 to 2018 as the tire wobble issue this was designed to combat has since been rectified. As to all the other parts you will need, the following will be some recommendations to get you on the road. One of the huge pluses with having a Jeep is they are one of the most common vehicles to flat tow. With that being said, we have install videos for almost every one of these recommendations as well, so lets get started.

First, the Invisible Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms # e98950 is designed to fit your 2019 Grand Cherokee Trailhawk and will bolt directly to the frame. Next, you will need a tow bar that will attach to the # e98950.

The SD Non-Binding Tow Bar - RV Mount - 2" Hitch - 6,000 lbs # e34ZR will have telescoping, self-supporting arms making for fast, easy hookup. This also includes safety cables, so you will not need those separately. From here, you will need some flat tow wiring.

There will be a few options available depending on if you will be using a braking system, which I do suggest. If you will not be using a braking system, the Roadmaster Universal Hy-Power Diode Wiring Kit # RM-154 will get the lights working and includes all the needed diodes. However, if you will be using a braking system, you will need the Roadmaster Diode 7-Wire to 6-Wire Flexo-Coil Wiring Kit # RM-15267.

And Finally to the braking system. I am including an option for a portable system as well as a permanently installed system for you to take a look at. I prefer the permanently installed system due to not needing to move things around once installed, but a lot of people also like the portable style ones.

For said portable system, the Blue Ox Patriot Portable Braking System - Proportional # BLU37TR can be moved to a different vehicle if ever needed and provides precise, responsive braking for your towed Jeep Grand Cherokee. But, when you get to the campsite, you will need to remove and store the system in either the RV or the back of your Grand Cherokee.

For the permanently installed system, the Demco Air Force One Supplemental Braking System w/ Wireless Coachlink - Air Brakes # DM26VR will be my recommendation. This will be a more difficult install, but once it is installed, you are good to go. This is a one time set up device, unlike the # BRK2019 which will need to be set every time it is used. This also activates only when RV brakes engage, so there is no chance false braking.

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