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One of the most versatile and fun vehicles on the road, and easy to tow 4 wheels down, it's hard to beat a Jeep! If you tow a Jeep, drive a Jeep, rent Jeeps on vacation, or just dr... see more

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  • rab
    rab :
    We have a 2014 Jeep Trailhawk and had an experience with death wobble. Rocked the whole RV fortunately we were able to get off road and it stopped. We had it fixed to tune of 400.00. Has anyone had this problem and had it covered? We have an extended warr...  more
    • July 12
    • Mike and Donna Wagner likes this.
    • rab
    • rab
      Marie n Rick how did you have it fixed? Hide 1 Reply
      • rab
        rab jeep dealer had to order parts. This is a well known problem with the Jeep Cherokees while flat towing. I don't understand why they won't put it as a recall
        • July 13
    • rab
      Marie n Rick thanks.  I just picked up a 2014 Rubicon and getting it set up to tow.  Can you be more specific on what parts? So I can check if it is something I may or should also do before hitting the road.  thanks Hide 1 Reply
  • Mark & Emily Stoller
    Mark & Emily Stoller:
    Glad to be part of the group. We have an 87 wrangler as our toad.
    • July 3
    • · via iPad App
    • Barry & Millie-Ambassadors and 3 others like this.
    • Mark & Emily Stoller
      (Proactive1) Jim and Jan Hollis Nice to meet you here on RVillage. Always good to meet friends this way.
      • July 4
  • Rick-H
    Rick-H:
    I have a 2015 Jeep Wrangler Sport. Several times recently I have had a “HOT OIL” message come on and the traction control light start flashing along with beeping. I took it to the dealer, and they said nothing was wrong with it. Has anyone had anything similar?
    • July 3
    • · via iPhone App
    • Rick-H
      (Proactive1) Jim and Jan Hollis Have not heard of this nor have I had this on our 2018 4dr Wrangler JL Unlimited Sport. I did get a “mailed” recall service from FCA for a transmission reset / reprogram.
      • July 3
    • Rick-H
      Rick-H Thanks, I’ll look into recalls.
      • July 3
    • Rick-H
      Rick-H No recalls. ?
      • July 4
    • Rick-H
      (Proactive1) Jim and Jan Hollis Reprogram Powertrain Control Module Safety Recall. For Jeep Wranglers 2018 with gasoline engines and Cruise Control. Can cause crash without warning as it can cause acceleration when in cruise control inadvertently.  Safety Recall U62. 
      • July 4
  • beyondskp
    beyondskp :
    I think I'm about to buy a low mileage 2016 2-door jeep wrangler willys package instead of downsizing from my Sprinter 2500 cargo van to a smaller 4WD Sprinter. I'll be flat-towing the jeep around SoCal/Utah/AZ/NM 8 months a year and storing it for four ...  more
    • June 30
    • Barry & Millie-Ambassadors and 1 other like this.
    • beyondskp
      Jeff & Wendy Mopar has a lighting harness that’s a simple plug and play to connect the jeeps lights up to your Sprinter. I use the Avail Blue Ox towbar with my 4-door wrangler
    • beyondskp
      Mike and Donna Wagner Air Force One braking system - connect the air line from your RV to the receptacle on the Jeep - incremental braking for the Jeep, and very fast hook-up.  Requires professional installation around $1,600.00.  The very best system available in ou...  more
      • July 1
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      • beyondskp
        beyondskp At the risk of exposing my great ignorance, air line?
        • July 1
      • beyondskp
        (Proactive1) Jim and Jan Hollis Isn't the Air Force One for a diesel rig?  Ours is a Plug N Play for a Gas Rig.  
        • July 1
      • beyondskp
        Jeff & Wendy Air line as in air brakes- sprinters don’t have air brakes. I use the RViBrake system.
        • July 1
      • beyondskp
        beyondskp Just to be clear, this is a Sprinter cargo van, not an rv Yes it uses diesel. No it doesn't have air brakes.
        • July 1
    • beyondskp
      Mike and Donna Wagner Our RV is  diesel class A, but it doesn’t have air brakes either.  The Air Force One installation for us involved adding a small air compressor to the coach to provide the air line to the Jeep.
      • July 2
    • beyondskp
      Mike and Donna Wagner It can be installed on gas rigs too.
      • July 2
    • beyondskp
      D & D Palmer We have a Sprinter MH and flat tow a '15 Cherokee Trailhawk. Blue Ox tow bar and a Patriot brake system that plugs into 7 pin connector.
      • July 5
  • rab
    rab :
    We have 2014 Jeep Trailhawke that we tow behind our Thor Venetian 40 A. Had our first experience with the wobble and it was scary not only very unsafe but could have done alot of damage to tow bar ,car or RV or ourselves or someone else We bought this car...  more
    • June 1
    • rab
      Bill&Marcia-Iowa We have a 2009 Wrangler Rubicon 40k miles... We realigned our front end put new tires on and still got the death wobble.
      Then I replaced the steering stabilizer with as real good one and no more wobble. The one we took out was shot... you could fee...  more
    • rab
      Dan Parris We have a 2014 Thor Tuscany XTE we have been flat pulling a 2011 Jeep Wrangler fo 31000 miles using a Blue Ox and have never had this issue.
      • June 1
    • rab
      Genise Williams Yes, we purchased our 2017 Jeep trail hawk and when we did we told the dealership right up front that it was going to be a tow vehicle. Salesman said no problem..Then a friend at church had your problem and we also had to do the same thing you did but the...  more
      • June 1
    • rab
      Sunny wells The steering stabilizer only puts off the issue.   Look up the death wobble and you will see a pretty standard list of things to have checked.  It starts with loose bolts.  I just replaced the drive? Link and the shocks/struts (my jeep has ...  more
      • June 11
  • Mike and Donna Wagner
    Mike and Donna Wagner:
    We pulled off of US 50 about 65 miles west of Austin NV and stopped to stretch, parked beside a beige Safari Cheeta from Oregon towing red Jeep Grand Cherokee fairly new. When they pulled out headed toward Fallon we witnessed the dreaded “death wobble” ...  more
    • April 29
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    • Mike and Donna Wagner
      Mike and Donna Wagner We are towing our 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland and have over 3,000 towed miles on it.  We had never experienced that wobble but had read about it here on RVillage.  We were under the impression the newer Grand Cherokees do not have this pro...  more
      • April 29
    • Mike and Donna Wagner
      Don and Erin Gabler We had the death wobble while on a trip to Canada. Have the 2014 Cherokee. Chrysler has a fix which we installed. Haven’t had a problem since. 
      • April 29
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      • Mike and Donna Wagner
        Mike and Donna Wagner We have heard about the Chrysler fix but didn’t expect to need it.  Obviously we are very mistaken. That will be our next priority.
        • April 29
    • Mike and Donna Wagner
      (Proactive1) Jim and Jan Hollis The Cherokee has a Mopar wiring, flat-tow harness. It attaches to fuses and is installed inside the center console. MUST have this according to Mopar and many Cherokee owners I’ve asked.
      • June 1
    • Mike and Donna Wagner
      Mike and Donna Wagner Mike intends to look into this.  Supposedly the problem only occurred in the Cherokee, not the Grand Cherokee. However it did happen to our 2017 Grand Cherokee Overland one time so far.
      • June 1
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      • Mike and Donna Wagner
        (Proactive1) Jim and Jan Hollis We are now driving a Jeep Wrangler JL 4 door.  Towed it up to the Rally One in Elkhart, IN from GA.  NO problems at all behind our 38 foot Itasca Suncruiser with V-10 gas engine.  Blue Ox set up.  I was LOOKING for the death wobble but...  more
        • June 5
  • Bugs53
    Bugs53:
    Just bought a 2016 Wrangler. Updated from our 2007 Wrangler. The 2007 is now for sale if anyone is interested.
    Looking forward to modding up the 2016.
    • April 11
  • Geri Vee
    Geri Vee :
    We were at the EJS Safari in Moab a few weeks ago and had a great time. This was our first time participating in a big group outing like this, and thought I'd share this article about the Jeep Badge of Honor Program or those of you unfamiliar with this pr...  more
    Jeep Badge of Honor Program: What It Is and How It Works | Jeepsies
    • April 10
  • Lindan
    Lindan:
    Wear your seatbelt, and walk away!
    • April 6
    • · via mobile
    • Becca Ray and 2 others like this.
    • Lindan
      David & Carol McIlrath What happened
      • April 6
    • Lindan
      Lindan A car made a sudden left turn in front of me, I hit them, and rolled twice. No time to even react. Happened in Alabama a year ago
      • April 6
    • Lindan
      Curtis Oh my. SO glad you are okay!
      • April 7
    • Lindan
      Darryl & Darice :S wow..This is awful. Thankfully your ok.
      • April 7
  • Darryl & Darice
    Darryl & Darice :
    We are starting our research on 2018 jl Rubicon
    It'll be our first jeep and we are hoping to get up with some seasoned folks that enjoy the easy adventures. And input on the new jl rubicon's when be much appreciated.
    • March 9
    • · via mobile
    • Rans Riders likes this.
    • Darryl & Darice
      Jeff & Wendy I've got a 2013 JKUR and love it. Have not looked at the 2018
    • Darryl & Darice
      Jeff & Wendy check out this article: 
      https://expeditionportal.com/off-road-review-2018-jeep-wrangler-jl/
    • Darryl & Darice
      Darryl & Darice Thank you for the info. Lot's of great research.
      • March 12
    • Darryl & Darice
      Lindan See new review caranddriver.com
    • Darryl & Darice
      Lindan www.caranddriver.com/reviews/2018-jeep-wrangler-jl-in-depth-model-review