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  1. Thank you Ray for responding. Very good information. Much apricate your input. Safe travels. After losing the cost of a 2014 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk from Death Wobble i will be careful in selecting how to tow.
  2. I would love to have additional information regarding battery charge under tow. I am not familiar with direct wire with fuse in lieu of a trickle charge from the RV 12 volt system. If I run a fused direct wire from my engine battery positive post do I connect it directly to my tow battery. Is this accomplished by not using the six or seven way connector plug? Single wire direct connector of some sort? 2019 Buick Envision owners manual says to pull fuse 29 and 32 while towing. Curt sales a double fuse line with rocker switch which I installed. This eliminates pulling and reinstalling fuses. I don't like this concept because it takes away your door locking ability under tow. I am hopeful I can use a charge from my motor-home rather than the fuse switch. I look forward to additional information on maintaining battery charge under tow.
  3. Ray is your Equinox built in China? I recently purchased a 2019 Buick Envision made in China. I set it up for towing. Curt base plate which is much better than Blue Ox in my opinion. I am speaking for this particular vehicle. The Curt and Road-master base plate each bolt on without trimming the frame. Blue Ox requires frame trimming for installation. Also I used Curt taillight wiring. A plug and play system. I saw a few notes regarding concern about taillight wiring so I better bone up with a possibility of changing. Curt states diodes are built in the wiring for system protection.
  4. I had that issue as well. I added a manual inline off valve to stop hot water flow into the heater core.
  5. Thank you for asking. Your query is right to ask. i had an experience summer of 2022 that will help. Roadside Assistance was needed twice during my 11000 mile trip. First time was Sunday in Des Monies, Iowa. My call for assistance went unheeded, my second call to report no one has shown, went something like this, Sorry, it is Sunday and some employee don't show let me call a second vendor. Spending all day in Hardee's parking lot with no service showing I had an RV Roadside Service get my RV going at the tune of Two Hundred Ninety Dollars. Time spent waiting for help was 8 a.m. to 5 P.M. September 18, my wife's birthday. We were to have cake and ice cream with my brother had we not been delayed. My second experience was a few weeks later in Independence Missouri. My Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk during Death Wobble had broken the tow bar and jeep nose. It was now being towed by dolly. I failed to properly latch the Jeep and it came over the dolly to rest on the tongue. I called Roadside Assistance. Once again no show. I waited the proposed time limit of 180 minutes then called Road Side Assistance reporting no one showed. A second vendor was called. I jacked the motorhome loose. Drove to Harbor Freight for a better Jack, then to Home Deport where a kind employee cut a 4x4 in to short blocks. After blocking and jacking the Jeep was once again ready for travel. I hope my experience helps guide you. In my many years of travel I needed help three times and never had a positive experience.
  6. Summer of 2022 approximately 50 miles west of Winnemucca, Nevada my 2014 Cherokee Trailhawk broke apart from Death Wobble. Left and right frames broken. Left and Right base plate broken. Blue Ox tow bar passenger side broken. Jeep front end damaged from run in. FCA decided they will do nothing to compensate for their failure to properly engineer my Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk.
  7. Fresh water tank will not accept water input? Thinking maybe the inlet valve was defective so I by passed that with a new hose inlet creating a direct input by passing the off on valve. Do animals, bugs, etc, bed in over flow tubes possibility causing an air lock. I am going under the rig tomorrow to see if I can access the tank. It is not under the bed. Do you ever clean your RV overflow pipes? My RV fresh water tank has 2 over fill drain hoses. I have never seen how overflow pipes work. I check if the tank is full by physical check at the overflow pipe but that is it. Wondering if they have check valves in the tubes that may go bad?
  8. update 9/3/22 in case you were wondering wiring harness installed to prevent Death Wobble at Lakeland, Florida Jeep. many miles traveled since with continued Death Wobble. I now drive with the additional wiring harness turned off. With the wiring harness activated I have many more occurrences of Death Wobble. One day Death Wobble occurred 14 times in 300 miles. With the additional harness not activated maybe 2, some days none. Never has the Death Wobble occurred when driving our 2014 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk solo, always in tow.
  9. Yes. On auto and working on 12 volt. Thank you for asking.
  10. The pictures shows a green wire used in lieu of black or red from converter to hot side of 12volt panel. I didn't catch this and reversed the wiring, green to negative rather than hot side. Wondering if that caused 12 volt issue. With shore power all is fine through the converter. Nothing without shore power. Back to thinking. Thumbing through the electric forum to see if anything there.
  11. Thank you for responding Frank. New converter installed yesterday. May be a breaker on it. No 12 volt fuses bad. Will check it further on Saturday.
  12. No 12 volt house power when disconnected from shore power. Everything works when plugged in to power. What should I check first?
  13. Thank you. I will return to the dealership tomorrow. I will use this information as well as some I researched. Much appreciated.
  14. This is the dog that never dies. I read that electric steering needs to be activated on this forum. If someone has that information as published by Mopar it will be most helpful. ***After the install of MOPAR additional wiring harness MOPAR part number 68321424AD. i had two additional wobble events I spent 2 hours at my local Jeep dealer today, 12.2.2020. I met with the install mechanic, shop supervisor, plus two others. None of the four know what the new wiring does. The shop supervisor believes it has something to do with ABS Braking system. Not steering activation. My Jeep does not have activated steering following this installation. The shop supervisor researched what this part does and come up with nothing on the shop computer. He printed the install instructions thinking it would provide how it worked, what it does, and came up with no answers.
  15. A short up date. The wiring harness did not fix my wobble. We made a short club meetup trip of one hundred miles. Wobble occurred once going and again on the return. I am down to having the Jeep front end checked for worn parts. This seems a rat hole with no end. I now realize I could have made a better choice for at tow able vehicle.
  16. Tail wagging the dog. If you tow four down; Jeep Cherokee years 2014, 15, 16, and 17 have an issue with deactivated electronic steering. The fix is an additional wiring harness, MOPAR part number 68321424AD. Cost install including part is around $500 USDs. I thought my RV was the cause. Through this process I installed front shocks in Michigan, Had front end components and alignment checked at Denver Spring and Suspension, nothing found. Near San Antonio a Roadmaster Steering Stabilizer for Class A Motorhomes was installed. Two additional wobbles occurred following the steering stabilizer install. A story in July 2016 Motorhome issue titled, "Jeep Cherokee Wobble" included the fix. Over the 10k miles traveled this summer Death Wobble occurred seven times. I saw the Jeep wobble in my dash camera but thought the RV was causing it. So the tail was wagging the dog! Other than the 7 wobbles, a 5/8 pin gave way permitting the tow hitch to fall while going over the Rocky mountains near Dillon. Flagstaff to Mesa a spark plug blew out of the V-10 engine. A rock crack in the Jeep windshield. My generator exhaust broke into. Icing on the cake is a ticket for failure to use my turning signal in Marquette, Michigan when driving my tow car. RVing is not for the faint of heart! Thank each of you for your input. I am uncertain what is posted below. Hopefully it does not interfere with this posting.
  17. 73 yrs old and never heard of Death Wobble. Where have I been. In 2 months of travel I experienced 7 Death Wobbles. 2 occurred after installing Roadmaster Steering Stablizer. Front inspection by Denver Spring and Suspension found nothing. Alignment is good. No adjustments needed, no defects found. I will have a local shop reinspect the front end. If nothing is found I will move on to tire balancing. I tow four down however I changed from a light weight vehicle to a Jeep Trail-hawk. The only change since my last outing. Does towing four down have any steering effects, push, pull, that may be a causal factor? Thank you each for your input.
  18. Home now. I will have a local shop check the king pins. According to Denver Spring and Suspension they are good. A second opinion is in order. Two death wobbles occurred after installing Roadmaster Steering Stabilizer for Class A motorhomes.
  19. My unit has never had a damper. I ordered a Roadmaster steering stabilizer. Denver Spring and Suspension checked the front end with no negatives. Also checked alignment, no adjustments needed. Oddly the fourth time Death Wobble struck was exiting in Denver for my front end inspection. Dillion, CO to Frutia, CO to Bluff, UT to Williams, AZ no front end events. Next move is Williams to Usery Mountain where five nights stay will permit hitch change out. The hitch came out of the receiver hitch dropping to the highway surface when coming down the rocky mountain western slope. Slight damage to my tow only because SMI did not provide a controller on the dash. Had I used my old Blue Ox I could have radio braked my tow to keep it from running into my RV as I slowed to the shoulder. The brake away cable pulls the length or more than my tow cables so no setting of brakes there. Most likely lucky it did nothing. Saving grace here is an RVer in the left lane recognized my issue and held traffic while I guided off the right shoulder on to a truck brake check point. Thank you whomever you are! And Thank each of you for your input. Very kind of you. Safe travels.
  20. Thanks to each of you. Happy to get expert guidance. Any one have a recommendation for front end work at Thornton, North Denver? I can google search however if you have had a positive experience the advice would be appreciated.
  21. Thank you. I appropriate your response. https://www.motorbiscuit.com/what-you-should-know-about-the-ford-super-duty-death-wobble/
  22. https://www.motorbiscuit.com/what-you-should-know-about-the-ford-super-duty-death-wobble/
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