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  1. Sahara automatic, front locker install options

    This sounds like an interesting product — one I had not previously been aware of. Its operation sounds like a good match to what I am looking for. I'll have to do some research on it and see what the installation cost would look like. Thanks.
  2. Sahara automatic, front locker install options

    Thanks for the suggestion but I don't think that product is a good fit for my vision/wants. I want something that I can enable or disable, not something that deploys automatically. Something like the old manual lockers that you engaged on the wheel hub or enabled with a switch, like in a Rubi...
  3. Sahara automatic, front locker install options

    And what would you consider to be "decent rubber". I expect I'll be changing out the OEM Bridgestone rubber before the end of summer.
  4. Sahara automatic, front locker install options

    I am aware of the LSD on the rear but did not mention it as I felt it was not directly relevant but I do appreciate the feedback regardless. I am also aware of the advantages of airing down and I am equipped with an Air Armor M240 12v compressor with a 50% duty cycle. My prior off-road...
  5. Sahara automatic, front locker install options

    I have a 2018 JLU Sahara and I would like to look at front locker options. Though I would have preferred a Rubi, I had to keep the height down as my wife has trouble with the height getting in due to medical reasons. Even the Sahara is a challenger for her. We don’t do much in terms of...
  6. Best Setup for RV Flat Tow

    In most cases, you are correct, but not in all cases. That is one of the problems with making general and ill-informed "All those" types of statements. Rock Hard manufactures a number of models designed with flat towing in mind with the tow point bolted directly to the frame rails. There is at...
  7. Intermittent Loss of Power Steering

    This first occurred, for me, about 3 months after I took delivery. All was fine for several months after until it happened again at about 1 year. I took it to the dealer and they were unable to recreate the problem, which was no big surprise. After sitting with them for 3 days they returned the...
  8. Best Setup for RV Flat Tow

    I see you have an airline for an AirForceOne aux brake system. I too have that brake system and I'd be interested to hear about any replacement you find for the black plastic quick-connector cap. Mine is almost 7 years old now and it has cracked so it's likely just not going to be there sometime...
  9. Best Setup for RV Flat Tow

    For tow setup, flipping the switch is part of our pre-tow walkaround procedure. For post-tow disconnect, my wife looks after the switch while I disconnect the tow bar and other connections upfront.
  10. Best Setup for RV Flat Tow

    A word of caution...I have had multiple Aventa Blue Ox tow bars with that "ball" piece where the two arms connect to the 2 in unit that "plugs in" to the coach - and what I find is that over time, the "slot" in the ball that goes over the post tends to spread apart from lateral force. One reason...
  11. Best Setup for RV Flat Tow

    We have a 2018 JLU with an aluminum full-width HardRock front bumper and recessed SmittyBuilt winch. Our bumper has BlueOx tow bar adapters and our Jeep is equipped with a Demco AirForceOne auxiliary brake system that connects to the air brakes of our 43ft Newmar Mountain Aire motorhome. We're...
  12. Cool Tech H3R Fire Extinguisher Kit

    Even a small fire, extinguished by a common fire extinguisher can be devastating to your Jeep due to the damage the extinguisher's contents do to your vehicle, interior, and components. That stuff is very corrosive. Consider spending a little more and purchase a fire extinguisher that uses...
  13. RVI Brake3 flat tow brake system review?

    It largely depends upon how you RV and what you consider an inconvenience. As far as "install to tow" braking systems go, I think this is the best currently available. I for one don't like "install to tow" systems as they are extra steps each time you tow and extra chances to get something...
  14. Flat-tow Set-up

    It is unfortunate that misinformation scared you toward a BlueOx base plate on the assumption that it is safer - it's not. Our last towed car had a BlueOx and when we had a small accident from a person running a stop sign, we did a minor $800 dollars damage to the passenger door of the other...
  15. Choosing a Towbar

    Be aware that your Blue Ox tow bar should be serviced every 10,000 miles. This service includes disassembly, cleaning, and re-lubrication plus the replacement of certain nylon washers and o-rings. You can purchase a kit from Blue-Ox and do it yourself or you can have the Blue-ox folks do it for...
  16. Choosing a Towbar

    I have towed with a Blue Ox Aventa for the past 65,000 miles. Most tow bars have a life span of about 75K so mine may need to be replaced in the near future and when I do so, I'll be replacing it with a Roadmaster Sterling All-Terrain. Through experience, we have found how to avoid serious...
  17. Best Braking system for towing the JL

    My AF1 is an older larger model. The latest ones are significantly thinner. My initial thought was to slide it in between the right inner fender and the battery but it was a hair too tight for my thicker older model. If you have one of the newer thinner models, it might fit there. I bend a...
  18. Rear window defroster unsoldered?

    I called my dealer (Maple Ridge Chrysler Jeep Dodge, in Maple Ridge, BC) and got an unsatisfactory response, saying I had to bring the Jeep in for them to see the unsoldered connection. As it is some distance and knowing they could not fix it without a new window, they agreed to order the part...
  19. Flat towing Selectrac 4 auto

    Checklists are a good thing and they get better as you age. ;-)
  20. Negotiation tactic question

    I wrote out a spec sheet for the vehicle I wanted to factory order. I then sent a request for quotation (RFQ) to all of the dealers in this and the surrounding area. I also included the fact that I would be paying cash and the date when I would choose a dealer to place my order through. I also...
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