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Unread 09-26-2014, 02:05 PM   #1
lh_1996
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buy 2015 GC or 2014? And install Hitch

I am in the market of getting a GC. I am not sure if I should go for a 2014 model as the dealer has discount ($5K+) without negotiation -- I hate to negotiate car price, very bad at it. I want to get the car before winter comes. I only drive off road on some weekends, not always.

Another question is, I want a hitch installed for carrying bicycles. (I am not going to toll heavy stuff.) Do I have to go for a Trailer package? Or just have dealer install the hitch be OK?

Thanks a lot!

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Unread 10-01-2014, 09:48 AM   #2
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not sure if you will look at this again( having 1 post and all) but yeah there should be a few to pick from with a hitch on it, go for the 2014 since not a lot has changed to the 2015's.

If you find one you really like without a hitch, I am pretty sure the dealer can get one one( factory or aftermarket) for about 5-600 bucks.

Come back if you get one, it's a great community to get into!!
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Unread 10-01-2014, 01:38 PM   #3
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I just picked up a 2015 GCL with no trailer hitch. Went to Amazon and bought a tubular one for 128.00 (with tax and prime delivery). Took 15 mins to install, so easy, remove 4 existing bolts, (tools needed is a 1/2 racket with a 21 mm socket) and install your new receiver. That's it. The GCL also has the connector underneath the bumper wired. All you need is a "T" connector to go from 7 pin to 4 pin if using a utility trailer for the lights.

Also you need the dealer to program the computer to activate the lights for the plug.

Read the reviews for additional information for the below items on the Amazon site.

BTW it states that this does not fit the 2015, but it does, i already installed it and so have others on the Amazon site.

Parts needed: Curt 13182 Class 3 Trailer Hitch, CURT Manufacturing 55515 T-Connector
Go to curtmfg.com for install instructions for the curt 13182

Last edited by MakeMyJeep; 10-08-2014 at 05:29 PM.. Reason: Add item web site install instructions.
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Unread 10-02-2014, 10:33 AM   #4
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Thank you for the replies. Did not realize installing a hitch could be that easy -- thought I need to drill and etc. Thanks, MakeMyJeep. This will make shopping easier ;-) Very likely I will go with 2014 as my wallet is "thin"...
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Unread 10-31-2014, 11:58 AM   #5
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A quick update: I got an 2014 JGC. While negotiating, somehow, the towing package became included (which came with a full size back up tire as well). Based on my low negotiating ability, I am happy with the price.;-) I am happy with the car too.... Then I read about the 2014 JGC recall (something about loss control?)... I am still happy with the car ;-)) ISUzj & MakeMyJeep, thank you for the reply!
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