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post #1 of 7 Old 03-06-2013, 12:00 PM Thread Starter
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Does anyone know if Jeep Cherokees are supposed to come with the ball and mount to actually be able to tow something? Seems dumb that I have the tow package tow group IV and don't have the hardware to tow. Or the dealership robbed me. Thanks, Steven

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post #2 of 7 Old 03-06-2013, 12:09 PM
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Usually they don't come with the ball and mount. You can buy that stuff from lots of places (even Wal-Mart) for reasonable prices
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Usually they don't come with the ball and mount. You can buy that stuff from lots of places (even Wal-Mart) for reasonable prices

I guess that's what you get for only getting the $48000 model
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post #4 of 7 Old 03-06-2013, 04:13 PM
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They don't come with ball mounts because different trailers use different height couplers and require ball mounts with different heights to keep the trailer level. Between my ZJ and WK I have 3 different 'drop' ball mounts.

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post #5 of 7 Old 03-07-2013, 09:52 AM
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I guess that's what you get for only getting the $48000 model
No matter how expensive the vehicle, you never get the ball & mount as part of the tow package from the dealer. There are just too many combinations for them to provide a 1-size-fits-all solution.

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post #6 of 7 Old 03-12-2013, 09:29 AM
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Walmart $19.00 for a 2" ball, pin / clip and draw bar. total with a nice plastic carry case
Jeep dealer 2" ball $29.99 pin and clip $9.99 Draw bar $49.99 2 to 4 weeks to come in and a shipping fee of $19.99
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post #7 of 7 Old 03-13-2013, 10:39 AM
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I guess that's what you get for only getting the $48000 model

Even if they did come with the ball, its at best a 12 yr old vehicle. Chances are the ball would be long gone by now.
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