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My XK has the looks of having the tow package installed (tow/haul button, 7-pin wiring harness, 2 inch receiver). Though when I look at the build sheet it is not listed. Is this something that could have been added on later? Is there a way for me to find this out? I can't seem to find a listed on what the differences might be for having vs not having the tow package.

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My guess would be that the 'tow/hall' button came standard on all Commanders.

In terms of the wire harness and hitch not being on the build sheet, DIY types and folks like U-Haul do these types of installs all the time.
 

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Very suttle in the listing of the build sheet - here is part of mine with the only indication in red. Was listed near the end. Post a picture of the tow hitch and wire connections, may be after market and picture will let us decide.

Leather Trimmed 1st & 2nd Row Seats
Dk Slate Gray/Lt Graystone
Trailer Tow Group IV
Quadra-Drive II (R) 4WD System
5.7L Eng(EZB)/5Spd A/T 545RFE(DGQ)
Lt Graystone Seats
 

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Very suttle in the listing of the build sheet - here is part of mine with the only indication in red. Was listed near the end. Post a picture of the tow hitch and wire connections, may be after market and picture will let us decide.

Leather Trimmed 1st & 2nd Row Seats
Dk Slate Gray/Lt Graystone
Trailer Tow Group IV
Quadra-Drive II (R) 4WD System
5.7L Eng(EZB)/5Spd A/T 545RFE(DGQ)
Lt Graystone Seats
Here's the best picture I have right now, I can upload a better one later. Also, I'm not seeing it on the build sheet:

*JL Leather Trimmed Bucket Seats
-J3 Khaki
AFFP Luxury Group
AJYP Popular Equipment Group
APAS Monotone Paint
BABS 160 Amp Alternator
BC6S 625 Amp Maintenance Free Battery
BGES Brake Assist
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CF1S 2nd Row 40/20/40 Fold & Tumble Seat
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CGSS Supplemental Side Air Bags
CGUS Child Seat Anchor System-LATCH Ready
CG3S Advanced Multistage Front Air Bags**
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CHBS Cloth Covered Headliner
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Very suttle in the listing of the build sheet - here is part of mine with the only indication in red. Was listed near the end. Post a picture of the tow hitch and wire connections, may be after market and picture will let us decide.

Leather Trimmed 1st & 2nd Row Seats
Dk Slate Gray/Lt Graystone
Trailer Tow Group IV
Quadra-Drive II (R) 4WD System
5.7L Eng(EZB)/5Spd A/T 545RFE(DGQ)
Lt Graystone Seats
Also curious, is there a way to tell if the receiver is class III or IV? That would be pretty telling as the tow package came with IV, while I would imagine aftermarket would likely only install III since that would cover the towing capacity.
 

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Very suttle in the listing of the build sheet - here is part of mine with the only indication in red. Was listed near the end. Post a picture of the tow hitch and wire connections, may be after market and picture will let us decide.

Leather Trimmed 1st & 2nd Row Seats
Dk Slate Gray/Lt Graystone
Trailer Tow Group IV
Quadra-Drive II (R) 4WD System
5.7L Eng(EZB)/5Spd A/T 545RFE(DGQ)
Lt Graystone Seats
Here's a better picture. Looks like 4 bolts hold the receiver to the frame directly above the receiver.
 

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If the receiver has the four bolts and bolted to the crossmember, that is a factory hitch. And also if you look at the plug cover.It says Chrysler on it.
That is also a factory 7 point plug. If you look just behind that plug. There should be the old school flat 4 wire plug behind it. It will be secured to the body.
Who knows or who cares whether it was done at the factory or not. You have all OEM stuff. Just clean up that rust. And you're good to go.

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It sure looks like a factory job, but I took a couple shots of the underneath on my 06. Note wire and bolt positions and compare to yours.
Could be a dealer installed a factory assembly.
 

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If the receiver has the four bolts and bolted to the crossmember, that is a factory hitch. And also if you look at the plug cover.It says Chrysler on it.
That is also a factory 7 point plug. If you look just behind that plug. There should be the old school flat 4 wire plug behind it. It will be secured to the body.
Who knows or who cares whether it was done at the factory or not. You have all OEM stuff. Just clean up that rust. And you're good to go.

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Thanks for the info. I guess more of the question would be if it's class 3 or 4? I'm trying to figure out if I can tow 6500# or 3500#. I don't care where it was done either, but the tow rating is important when looking to buy a camper.
 

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It sure looks like a factory job, but I took a couple shots of the underneath on my 06. Note wire and bolt positions and compare to yours.
Could be a dealer installed a factory assembly.
My Jeep turned 12 years old this month. And it still looks brand-new inside and out.I don't really care where that flat 4 wire trailer plug is. I don't use it anyway.
Your vehicle is a few years newer. They do make small subtle changes from year to year. And it's also a Chrysler product. So you never know what you're going to get. Don't fret over it and get on down the road.

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It sure looks like a factory job, but I took a couple shots of the underneath on my 06. Note wire and bolt positions and compare to yours.
Could be a dealer installed a factory assembly.
Wow! I really appreciate you taking these pictures. Everything looks identical, except maybe the 4 pin harness... I don't remember seeing that at all, so I'll have to double check that when my wife gets home.

Do you have the tow package?
 

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Wow! I really appreciate you taking these pictures. Everything looks identical, except maybe the 4 pin harness... I don't remember seeing that at all, so I'll have to double check that when my wife gets home.

Do you have the tow package?
Yes I have the factory tow package - remember my build list.
The 4 pin harness is tied back underneath - to the left on the original build, must be pulled out to use. I use the 4 pin all the time so have it sticking out. Look under there and see if you have one, all factory ones do. At least on the 06. And the newer models MAY have deleted it ??
 

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Yes I have the factory tow package - remember my build list.
The 4 pin harness is tied back underneath - to the left on the original build, must be pulled out to use. I use the 4 pin all the time so have it sticking out. Look under there and see if you have one, all factory ones do. At least on the 06. And the newer models MAY have deleted it ??

Ahh, sorry. I'll check it out today.
 

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My XK has the looks of having the tow package installed (tow/haul button, 7-pin wiring harness, 2 inch receiver). Though when I look at the build sheet it is not listed. Is this something that could have been added on later? Is there a way for me to find this out? I can't seem to find a listed on what the differences might be for having vs not having the tow package.

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If it's not listed on your build sheet - it was most likely installed at the dealership it was shipped to. Definitely looks like a factory hitch though.
 

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Yeah, I'd have to agree. I guess I have to assume my tow capacity is 3500#, which is a shame.
Hard to tell just by looking at it unfortunately. You could try crawling underneath and see if there is a serial number or part number on the hitch and try looking it up that way.
 

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Yeah, I'd have to agree. I guess I have to assume my tow capacity is 3500#, which is a shame.
Have you really tried looking at the owner's manual? On my 06 owner's manual everything is spelled out very clear plain English.
It's in several different sections of the book. Maybe you just haven't found information you're looking for yet.
Just buy whatever camper that you feel comfortable pulling. I probably wouldn't go over 16 foot.Just keep it small in stature. Remember your car has over 100,000 miles. As long as you've kept up with your service, you should be good.
You don't have the whole three or four thousand pounds on your tongue. All the weight is on top of the axle and behind.
If you have ever towed anything before in another vehicle. You're already you should know your comfort level.
If you're new to towing then that's another issue. Purchase something small.
I tow this16 foot cargo trailer fully loaded. But it also has electric brakes. Which I would definitely recommend for something that large. That's the absolute max my vehicle can handle being 2 wheel drive and a 4.7 L.


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Have you really tried looking at the owner's manual? On my 06 owner's manual everything is spelled out very clear plain English.
It's in several different sections of the book. Maybe you just haven't found information you're looking for yet.
Just buy whatever camper that you feel comfortable pulling. I probably wouldn't go over 16 foot.Just keep it small in stature. Remember your car has over 100,000 miles. As long as you've kept up with your service, you should be good.
You don't have the whole three or four thousand pounds on your tongue. All the weight is on top of the axle and behind.
If you have ever towed anything before in another vehicle. You're already you should know your comfort level.
If you're new to towing then that's another issue. Purchase something small.
I tow this16 foot cargo trailer fully loaded. But it also has electric brakes. Which I would definitely recommend for something that large. That's the absolute max my vehicle can handle being 2 wheel drive and a 4.7 L.


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Yeah, the manual is just a chart showing with or without the tow package. And since my build sheet doesn't show the tow package was installed, I have to assume that the receiver was installed by the dealer/previous owner and isn't the official tow package.

I've towed my parents boat. Weight with trailer is about 3200# (obviously has electric brakes), no issues with that. I've towed a trailer very similar to yours multiple times, I also tow our flatbed trailer with quad and side-by-side frequently. I'm no stranger to towing.

With that being said, at this point I don't feel confident that my XK would handle the heavier/larger load of the size trailer we want. Living in the very hilly south western PA, most of the places I would be towing the camper would require a lot of hill climbing. I'm afraid if I push the limits of a nearly 10 year old vehicle with now 125k miles, I'm just asking for trouble. I'd rather not push it into an early grave, we love it too much. Maybe it's time to buy a truck....

Thanks for all your help.
 
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