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We purchased a new Jeep Trailhawk in 2014.
Suggestion - If you want help then post relevant information like model and drivetrain. What model do you have? My understanding is that Trailhawk is a trim level used on multiple models but that could be different for your 2014.


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Also have you called Remco for a possible solution? While I would not want a drive train disconnect if that is even possible it might be a solution for you?

Mfgs specify 3 major reasons for flat towing:
1. Liability
2. Suspension/drive train
3. Toads constitute a small market share and testing etc are not worthwhile

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firetruckin wrote:

We purchased a new Jeep Trailhawk in 2014.
Suggestion - If you want help then post relevant information like model and drivetrain. What model do you have? My understanding is that Trailhawk is a trim level used on multiple models but that could be different for your 2014.

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Purchased 6-7 years ago and posting now - what is the point to this post?

I own a 2014 Cherokee and have always heard all Trailhawks were towable 4 down


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CA Traveler wrote:

Also have you called Remco for a possible solution?

FYI Remco is out of that line of business now. "Remco Industries has decided to discontinue the manufacture and sales of its vehicle towing kits (remcotowing.com), as of October 1, 2020."

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The Remco driveline disconnect is now Superior Drivelines.


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CA Traveler wrote:

firetruckin wrote:

We purchased a new Jeep Trailhawk in 2014.
Suggestion - If you want help then post relevant information like model and drivetrain. What model do you have? My understanding is that Trailhawk is a trim level used on multiple models but that could be different for your 2014.

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Purchased 6-7 years ago and posting now - what is the point to this post?

I own a 2014 Cherokee and have always heard all Trailhawks were towable 4 down
The 2014 FMCA towing guide has information on what can be towed and doesn't mention Trailhawk. And certainly FMCA is not the authourity but it does indicated model and drivetrain dependency. Look it up.

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rr2254545 wrote:

CA Traveler wrote:

firetruckin wrote:

We purchased a new Jeep Trailhawk in 2014.
Suggestion - If you want help then post relevant information like model and drivetrain. What model do you have? My understanding is that Trailhawk is a trim level used on multiple models but that could be different for your 2014.

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Purchased 6-7 years ago and posting now - what is the point to this post?

I own a 2014 Cherokee and have always heard all Trailhawks were towable 4 down
The 2014 FMCA towing guide has information on what can be towed and doesn't mention Trailhawk. And certainly FMCA is not the authourity but it does indicated model and drivetrain dependency. Look it up.


TrailHawk is a trim pkg on Grand Cherokee, Cherokee, Compass and Renegade. Only the TrailHawk Grand Cherokee or Cherokee is towable 4 down. The other 2 cannot be towed 4 down. All Wranglers are 4 down towable, but there is no TrailHawk Wrangler.


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Thanks to those that provided questions or offered positive responses. As to the point of this post coming 6 years after purchase of Jeep...We bought it brand new with intention of towing it years down the road. It wasn't until last year I began getting ready to tow. Slowly acquired parts and was finally ready to go. After getting the information that it cannot be towed it brought up two thoughts. 1) How many people out there have the same set up but didn't do the research and started towing? 2) I was hoping on the chance someone on the forums knew more details that would help me. Our Trailhawk is listed as a Cherokee. It is built on the Compass platform. Although it does have the transfer case neutral switch it is front wheel drive. That it why Jeep said there will be drivetrain damage if flat towed. Looks like we'll have to make a new plan. I have a Jeep YJ that is heavily modified for off-road use. We do on occasion trailer it to use as a driver. Not the most fun because it's not easy to climb in and out of or drive on the highway[emoticon] The Trailhawk doesn't fit on my current trailer and I want to elimnate the need for a trailer. We use to flat tow before the Wrangler before it was modified and that was SO easy.

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Thanks for the update.

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I think you’re confused about something. Those 2 vehicles don’t share the same platform.


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