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Old 04-19-2014, 11:56 AM   #1
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Need Hookup Wiring for Jeep & Wildwood 185 Travel Trailer

I am buying a 2014 FR 185 Wildwood Travel trailer.

I have a Jeep 2007 Commander. V6 2 wheel drive automatic.

Can someone tell me the specs for the electrical wiring plug I need to get installed on my Jeep?

Also, do these come with electric brakes? I used to pull a 2 horse trailer behind a 4wd Jeep Grand Cherokee back in 1998 and really liked having an electric brake w hand controller below left of the steering wheel.

I'd ask the dealer but they are closed for 3 days & I want to get the wiring set up on my Jeep asap. Thanks

PS, I know this is maxing out the Jeep! Here is the link to the trailer:

X-Lite Travel Trailer by Forest River
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Old 04-19-2014, 03:33 PM   #2
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sounds like your Jeep doesn't have the factory tow package if you're having to do all this wiring.
you're going to need more than just a 7-pin connector! there's more to a factory tow package than just that.

and yes, these trailers have electric brakes, which requires having a brake controller in the Jeep.
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Old 04-19-2014, 06:25 PM   #3
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I had '05 JGC V6 that did not have the factory tow package. First thing I installed was an aux transmission cooler. Put it in front of the radiator and connected it after the transmission fluid had gone through cooling in the radiator and was on it's way back to the tranny. Since I don't mess with electrical systems in these new/newer vehicles I had the dealer where I purchased the trailer install all of the wiring for the brake controller and 7 pin connectory at the rear of the Jeep. I purchase my receiver hitch from etrailer and installed that myself.
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I recommend etrailer.com. They really know their stuff and they have a lot of video's for doing things like installing hitch's and wiring.

Check them out for some good info.
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My husband installed the brake controller himself but had to go to the dealer to hook it up in the computer of his 2013 RAM truck. The stabilizing bar and anti sway bar makes a big difference too.
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