Originally Posted by Tinsu
I tow a A122 with the exact same Jeep. Good choice on tow vehicle. It is perfect for the job! With that said, I would make a few suggestions:
(1) Do you have a brake controller? If not, I would have a local RV dealer install one. They put one on my GC and I do not even notice any difference when I brake. I don't know the brand. The dealer seemed to use only one unit.
(2) Second, you may need a different ball mount. I needed one that looked like this to accommodate the height difference between the trailer and my GC. I knew nothing about ball mounts, and told my dealer to pick the one that was best. He selected something like this.
(3) If you take it into the dealer, have him check the wiring, especially the brake lights and blinkers.
Enjoy your new trailer. We do.
RE: #1 We had a dealer install a brake controller, a Tekonsha Voyager 9030. It was their recommendation. Hope they made an appropriate choice, without overselling us! Like I said, we're new to this party, and since we don't know what we don't know, will have to trust their experience. That's one reason why this forum is such a great resource! Going forward, we'll have another source of information to help in decision-making.
RE: #2 Upon pickup of the unit later this week, it is possible that we may be able to use the previous owner's similar-looking stepdown piece, or if we must purchase a different size to safely tow. Can you give a bit more detail about the piece you posted a photo of?
RE: #3 Are you referring to the brake lights and blinkers of the camper, or the Jeep?
Thanks again to all who have given their imput on this. Very valuable!