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 on: November 23, 2015, 09:26:41 am 
Started by ragoodsp - Last post by ragoodsp
There is a fair amount of discussion on the Jeep Cherokee (2014,2015) forums about the "death wobble" at low speeds on Cherokees being towed four down.  Evidently the electric power steering system when activated  (engine running) places a static load on the front wheels and that prevents the wheels from going into a wobble, with the key off (when being towed) that pressure is not there and that allows the wheels to go wild especially when one goes over  tracks, etc not at a right angle to the roadway.   Jeep is supposedly working frantically to come up with a fix that may mean some kind of damper mechanism.   I have yet to have any such issues with my Cherokee (really have not towed that much)  and wanted to know if any PC owners have had this problem?  If you have you should log your a complaint ASAP with Jeep so they are even more compelled to come up with a solution.   Thanks, Ron G.

 on: November 20, 2015, 10:49:41 pm 
Started by campmuch - Last post by bpsanon
Sorry to just be posting.  I've been traveling and not visiting the forum.
I have a Vespa 200GT (about 325#) on the back of my 2350.  Dan's Hitch in Elkhart installed a hydraulic lift, so I can load/unload by myself.  They put in two extra hitch receivers.  After the installation, it rode lower in the back, so I had "spring leaves" added.  Now it's level and works great!  It's a great way to travel and not need to tow.
Hope I'm not too late to help!

 on: November 18, 2015, 10:28:53 am 
Started by campmuch - Last post by Barry-Sue
I have not towed a Ranger so I can't give first hand information like Syd. 

I have talked with the customer service center (1-800-228-2481 ) at REMCO Towing ( several times in the past and found them to be very helpful, knowledgeable and willing to answer questions about towing a vehicle.  I have spoken with a customer service representative at REMCO Towing about the 55 MPH limit on towing a 2WD Ranger.  He explained that Ford has had this towing restriction in place for several years and that it was imposed to prevent damage to the drive train.  He also pointed out that the battery may run down during towing and one must stop every few hours and run the engine to recharge the battery.

I have learned that manufacturers provide warnings for many different reasons.  Many times it reflects a very minor risk that requires numerous conditions to exist before that risk is realized.  When I finally chose a toad I went with one that only had the restriction of not driving over 65 mph.


 on: November 17, 2015, 08:11:18 pm 
Started by campmuch - Last post by campmuch
Thanks! I assume it was a manual transmission. I appreciate your information.

 on: November 17, 2015, 08:02:37 am 
Started by campmuch - Last post by Syd and Margo
I have towed a Ford Ranger 2wd and had no problems with speed restrictions.  I had a Honda scooter on the back.
Safe travels.

 on: November 16, 2015, 03:49:17 pm 
Started by campmuch - Last post by campmuch
 i desire to tow my 2011 Ford Ranger 2 wheel manual transmission. The book says 55 mph. I drive about 63 mph. Anyone with experience?

 on: November 16, 2015, 02:31:25 pm 
Started by Dave - Last post by Barry-Sue
Here's an alternative way to read a dipstick.

Point the dipstick upwards and watch the oil carefully.  It will pause for a split second where the oil level is. 

 on: November 15, 2015, 09:41:23 pm 
Started by Dave - Last post by ron.dittmer
Thanks. Ron .  I tried your method and it worked much better.  It's still hard to read but it's possible now.
I am glad it improved for you.  Like you say, it works much better, enough to get a reading but is still not ideal.

 on: November 15, 2015, 10:10:17 am 
Started by Dave - Last post by Dave
Thanks. Ron .  I tried your method and it worked much better.  It's still hard to read but it's possible now.

 on: November 14, 2015, 01:25:23 pm 
Started by suekg - Last post by 9X
Sharon and I saw a PC on Rt 16 in PA about a half mile from the MD state line.  The PC was east bound.  Thismis the second PC i have seen this week.  Very unusual!

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