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theoldwizard1 wrote:

Jeep and all it's cousins seem to have electrical problems as they age, especially if you live in a snowy area that use road salt. This might take 5-10 years, but it will happen.


we’re in chicago where it has been known to snow and none of our jeeps have had “electrical problems”. 2003 Wrangler, 2010 Liberty, ‘46 Willys CJ2A


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sch911 wrote:

Just got back from a 2200 mile trip towing our 2011 JGC. We've towed our last 3 Grand Cherokees and all have been superlative. Jeep does not design the system to require unlocking the steering column, or having to disconnect the battery. You only have to make sure you get the variant that has the transfer case with a neutral position. Period, end of story, it's that simple. I AM A JEEP ENGINEER.


Not trying to start a fight, I was going by this which I know can be a questionable source. Page 16.
I know I dont disconnect on my old 2007, but saw this and thought I would pass it on for the 2021 models.

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Our Grand Cherokee has been an outstanding dingy! We had two different Ford Edges that were very good dinghies, but not as good as the Grand Cherokee.


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I have towed a '00 GC until it got totaled, then towed a '99 GC and now tow a '13 GC. Never a problem with any of them.

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I tow an Explorer that weighs around 4400lbs empty. I think the GC is around 4700 empty, I haven’t looked at the shipping weight papaerwork that comes with them when delivered new. But I remember a Summit being around 47-4800lbs.

Whatever one you choose be sure it has the N position for the Tcase. Some of the lower line GC’s only have single speed T-cases.


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wanderingaimlessly wrote:

sch911 wrote:

Just got back from a 2200 mile trip towing our 2011 JGC. We've towed our last 3 Grand Cherokees and all have been superlative. Jeep does not design the system to require unlocking the steering column, or having to disconnect the battery. You only have to make sure you get the variant that has the transfer case with a neutral position. Period, end of story, it's that simple. I AM A JEEP ENGINEER.


Not trying to start a fight, I was going by this which I know can be a questionable source. Page 16.
I know I dont disconnect on my old 2007, but saw this and thought I would pass it on for the 2021 models.


Definitely questionable…..75% of their “favorite” toads I have never seen being towed!

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sch911 wrote:

I AM A JEEP ENGINEER.


Well then I hope I never run into you in a dark campground! I’ve got a few angry and detailed questions! [emoticon]

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Wow, thank you all so much!!!


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