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JamuJoe 03-05-2014 09:57 AM

Frontal View
 
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Here's the rig looking at you.

Jim Flower 03-05-2014 10:13 AM

Really sharp. What was your procedure for getting the roof rack? Jim

JamuJoe 03-05-2014 11:22 AM

Jim,
I bought OEM knockoff cross bars which installed easily and have worked just fine.
2011-2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Crossbars Roof Luggage Racks OE Style FAST SHIPPING : Amazon.com : Automotive

I'll mention the towing mirrors as well. Denis 4x4 on this forum showed me these that he had bought elsewhere, and I bought them via Amazon. They do vibrate just a bit, but it's no problem and they really provide a good view.

JR Products 2912 Grand Aero Towing Mirrors
Amazon.com: JR Products 2912 Grand Aero Towing Mirror - Pair: Automotive

Jim Flower 03-05-2014 12:20 PM

JamuJoe, Thank you for the information. I have the mirrors and will get the racks. You have been a real help by blazing the GC trail. I just do what you do and it works out beautifully. I should have asked before and I hope you don't mind, what is the make and model of your cargo carrier? Jim

ggoat!!! 03-05-2014 03:00 PM

Seeing the new GC's recently and not particularly caring for the design either way (just kinda came and went...a bit indistinguished) I have got to say that the silver GC with the Airstream looks GREAT! Talk about a great, great visual match! Perfect size trailer for the tow vehicle, and the carrier on top actually makes it look BETTER! And, it probably helps a tad with wind resistance...

https://www.airforums.com/forums/atta...p;d=1394032478

kellykellyi 03-05-2014 03:29 PM

What length and floorplan is pictures?

JFScheck 03-05-2014 04:13 PM

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Originally Posted by JamuJoe (Post 1423537)
Here's the rig at dawn camped at Sumner Lake SP in New Mexico.

Now that's a good looking rig!!!

And assuming that ground your on is level, the setup looks Great!!!

CONGRATS!!!

:band:

slowmover 03-06-2014 06:02 AM

So the total miles and total gallons consumed resulted in an average mpg of? Was travel speed consistent? Approximate length of combined rig is? And combined weight is about?

Great looking!!

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Airstreamer67 03-07-2014 06:09 AM

The miles-per-gallon results being reported by JamuJoe's onboard computer imply his rig is achieving efficiencies equivalent to the current diesel Sprinter Class B. And the combo has to outweigh the Sprinter by a half-ton or more.

That is great!

Bigventure 03-07-2014 07:29 AM

I think he has a 23 FB trailer

JamuJoe 03-09-2014 05:50 PM

2014 Grand Cherokee Eco Diesel
 
Right, it is a FC23FB. 5683 lbs wet. I was very pleased with the performance of the GC on this 1830 mile tow. The daily legs varied between 16.6 and 20.0 mpg depending upon conditions. Cruise set to 65 on the interstates and 60 on two lane highways. Very smooth and steady with the Equalizer. We look forward to many more trips with this rig. Now it's time to store the Airstream and shift to our sailboat for a few months:). Ya'll travel safely!

Jim Flower 04-12-2014 04:41 PM

Dewinterizing before my trip to Fort Lauderdale. Everything worked this year but the road salt left over from Christmas really makes a mess. Tomorrow I will shine it up and be good to go. JamuJoe, we once again are having the same TV and I am astounded by the competence of the Diesel GC. I will take some photos once we get to green. Jim

Jim Flower 04-12-2014 04:42 PM

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Bigventure 04-12-2014 04:47 PM

That's a 25 right? What model exactly?

Jim Flower 04-12-2014 04:59 PM

2012 International Signature 30. Jim

Dot Dave 04-12-2014 05:07 PM

Beautiful! We have to take our 2014 JGC Diesel to the dealer on Monday to have the brake controller installed. Our AS mechanic wasn't sure how to do it on the new Jeep. Even our Jeep dealer said they will have to call their tech support because they haven't done one yet. LOL. Hoping they can get it done because we've scheduled our first trip next weekend.

Jim Flower 04-12-2014 05:19 PM

The 2014 Jeep GC with the tow package comes with a harness ( found loose in the glove compartment) that hooks on to a brake controller with owner supplied butt connectors. You then plug this into a little grey connector that is located on the bulkhead up by the emergency brake. Takes about one minute. I attached this stuff to the dash above the gas cap opener button with some Velcro. I will disconnect it during our 11 months of winter. Your dealer scares me. Jim

Bigventure 04-12-2014 05:21 PM

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Originally Posted by Dot Dave (Post 1441408)
Beautiful! We have to take our 2014 JGC Diesel to the dealer on Monday to have the brake controller installed. Our AS mechanic wasn't sure how to do it on the new Jeep. Even our Jeep dealer said they will have to call their tech support because they haven't done one yet. LOL. Hoping they can get it done because we've scheduled our first trip next weekend.


Omg it is so simple. Find the pigtail in the glovebox it's in a bag. Splice the brake controler to it. It's four wires. Find the plug behind the left panel and plug it in.

Dot Dave 04-12-2014 05:27 PM

Thanks guys!! I know I should have thrown a question up in here before even going to my mechanic. I'm have no mechanical aptitude whatsoever, but I can ask questions and I'm learning more and more from here. What about the isolator? The paperwork with the harness said one is not included. Is that true with the tow package?

Jim Flower 04-12-2014 06:24 PM

I hooked up my stuff last night and it all works perfectly. I do not what an isolator is. ( other than a very mean grade 5 teacher) I use a Prodigy P2 controller and it came with a harness that you connect to the JC harness. (Butt connectors) Jim


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