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rwcarr

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Maybe someone can help me.I have a 42 ft class a motorhome pulling a 2015 Jeep Cherokee (all four wheel down). When the road is a little rough our a dip on one side of the road and the motorhome dips side to side and then the tow car dips as well and gets out of sink with the motorhome it (the tow car) begins rocking left to right and the only way to correct is to completely stop and begin driving again. This has happened several times on a major interstate highway in heavy traffic with no shoulder to pull over. Any ideas?

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what hitch/baseplate/etc. are you using?
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rwcarr wrote:

Maybe someone can help me.I have a 42 ft class a motorhome pulling a 2015 Jeep Cherokee (all four wheel down). When the road is a little rough our a dip on one side of the road and the motorhome dips side to side and then the tow car dips as well and gets out of sink with the motorhome it (the tow car) begins rocking left to right and the only way to correct is to completely stop and begin driving again. This has happened several times on a major interstate highway in heavy traffic with no shoulder to pull over. Any ideas?


This is know problem that has been around since 2014 - there is a fix for it - you need a wiring harness installed - this will power the power steering when towing

From the Jeep owners manual under Recreational Towing

Before towing, see your authorized dealer for the Mopar flat tow wiring kit
• It is recommended to charge the battery of the towed vehicle during recreational towing

* This post was edited 11/16/17 01:23pm by rr2254545 *


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I am using a Blue Ox BX7445 Tow Bar

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I bought and has installed the whole kit from Blue Ox. BX7445 tow bar and a Blue ox baseplate

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rwcarr wrote:

I bought and has installed the whole kit from Blue Ox. BX7445 tow bar and a Blue ox baseplate


tow bar is not the problem

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There have been thousands of people driving that vehicle and never had that issue, including us. Driven thousand of miles without a issue.

There's a whole list of things that could be the problem. Many of which a lot of people wish to ignore. Including the tow bar.

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et2 wrote:

There have been thousands of people driving that vehicle and never had that issue, including us. Driven thousand of miles without a issue.

There's a whole list of things that could be the problem. Many of which a lot of people wish to ignore. Including the tow bar.


He has a Cherokee not your Wrangler

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rwcarr wrote:

Maybe someone can help me.I have a 42 ft class a motorhome pulling a 2015 Jeep Cherokee


This is a known issue. You can google "jeep cherokee wobbling" and find many links about this, including videos. But as rr2254545 said there is a fix for this.


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Or search for "Cherokee Death Wobble". Lot's of reading and the cause seems to be model year dependent.


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