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Best 2016 Jeep Wrangler Hitch Options

Today we're going to be taking a look at the best hitches available for the two thousand and sixteen Jeep Wrangler. The most popular hitch we have is the Curt Class III, this is part number 9883544. Followed up by the Hidden Hitch, this is part number 75515, and then our Draw-Tite, part number 87424, both of these Class III as well, and then lastly the Curt part number 13432. Now, both Curt hitches that we have here and the Draw-Tite and the Hidden Hitch that we have here, these are the exact same thing. That's going to eliminate two of them. We'll just get these out of the way. Now the first thing you're going to notice and I think the biggest deciding factor on the two hitches, is going to be where you want it positioned on your vehicle. With our Curt, you're going to see the receiver tube.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2016 Jeep Wrangler

Today on our 2016 Jeep Wrangler we're going to take a look at and show you how to install the Curt Custom Fit T-Connector Vehicle Wiring Harness, with the 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector. The part number is C55124. Here's what our wiring kit's going to look like. It's really simple and very straightforward. Here's what we want, that's our 4-pole trailer connector, that's going to give us tail lights, blinkers, and brakes to our trailer, or cargo carrier, whatever we've got hooked up. Then the bare terminal, that's going to be for our ground. You're going to see that's going to run through a good length of 4-pole wire. That's going to be connected right in between the driver's side tail light plug.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2016 Jeep Wrangler - Curt

Today on our 2016 Jeep Wrangler, we're going to take a look at, and show you how to install, the Curt Custom Fit Class III Trailer Hitch Receiver, offering the 2" by 2" opening. Part number is 9883544. Here you can see what the hitch looks like installed. You see our receiver tube opening here is going to be about flush with the end of the bumper. It's got a 2" by 2" receiver tube opening of course, and then here you can see our rounded-style safety chain connection points, they're on a plate there, so it should give us great security, nice heavy duty. I think just about any safety chain you'd have should connect there, and .. See, our receiver tube opening here, that's 5/8" in diameter and I think that most Class III accessories should work, as long as they have a little bit smaller diameter.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2016 Jeep Wrangler - Hidden Hitch

Today on our 2016 Jeep Wrangler we're going to take a look at, and show you how to install, the Hidden Hitch Custom Fit Class III Trailer Hitch Receiver offering the two inch by two inch receiver tube opening. Its part number is 87424. Here's what our hitch is going to look like installed on our Jeep. As you can see it uses the factory recess here nicely. Kind of tuck the hitch up a little bit. We're not adding a whole lot cosmetically to the rear. Just going to have this small area here that comes down, and then our receiver tube opening that comes out. As you can see, this one has more of a rounded style reinforcement collar on the end here.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2016 Jeep Wrangler - Draw-Tite

Today on our 2016 Jeep Wrangler we're going to take a look at and show you how to install the draw tight max frame custom fit class III trailer hitch receiver offering the 2 inch X 2 inch opening. This part number is 75515. Here's what our hitch is going to look like installed on our Jeep. As you can see it uses the factor recess here nicely and kind of tucks the hitch up a little bit. We're not adding a whole lot cosmetically to the rear. We're just going to have this small area here that comes down and then our receiver tube opening that comes out. As you can see this one has more of a rounded style reinforcement collar on the end here set up with a dual pinhole set up.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2016 Jeep Wrangler - Curt

Today on our 2016 Jeep Wrangler, we're going to take a look at and show you how to install the Curt Custom Fit Class Three Trailer Hitch Receiver offering the two inch by two inch opening. This part number is 13432. Here you can see what our hitch looks like installed. You can see our received tube opening here is going to be about flush with the end of the bumper. It's got the two inch by two inch receiver tube opening, of course. Then here you can see our rounded style safety chain connection points.



Rampage Custom Towing Mirrors Review - 2016 Jeep Wrangler

Today on our 2016 Jeep Wrangler, We'll be doing a test for the Rampage Custom Towing Mirrors for the driver and passenger side. That's part number RA8605. I've already got it installed here on the driver's side, just to give me a good idea of what it's going to look like. You can see how it's going expand our field of view. We've got a four inch by four inch mirror, roughly, here. We're able to pivot around, which is really going to come in handy for changing lanes when hauling a trailer, excuse me. It could also help during rock crawling or off-roading.



Curt Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2016 Jeep Wrangler

Today on our 2016 Jeep Wrangler we'll be doing a test of the curt cargo carrier. That's part number C18110. I would say it's a mid size cargo carrier, we got plenty of room to tie down or cargo, got the holes along the sides. It also has a meshfore 00:00:15 so dirt and debris can easily fall through which means it's really easy to clean. It's dimensions are 20 by 48, it also has weight capacity of 300 ponds. Let's go ahead and take a few measurements. We are actually going to go from the body of the Jeep, the backdoor here, because there are unlimited accessories for our bumpers and tires and everything else.



MaxxTow Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2016 Jeep Wrangler

Today on our 2016 Jeep Wrangler, we'll be doing a test fit of the Maxxtow cargo carrier. That's part number MT70422. As you can see, it's a sizable carrier. It's made out of aluminum, so it's going to be nice and light weight, easy to load up into our receiver. It's dimensions are 48 by 21. It has a 500 pound weight capacity. Let's go ahead and take a few measurements.



Stromberg Carlson Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2016 Jeep Wrangler

Today on our 2016 Jeep Wrangler, we'll be doing a test for the Stromberg Carlson cargo carrier. That's part number CC-100. So I've already got it loaded up on the Jeep just to give you a good idea what it's going to look like. As you can see, it is a sizable carrier. We've got plenty of areas to tie down our cargo around the raised side walls here. It has a mesh floor which means dirt and debris is just simply going to fall through which means it's also easy to clean. So it's dimensions are 23x60.



Curt Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2016 Jeep Wrangler

Today on our 2016 Jeep Wrangler, we'll be doing a test for the CURT cargo carrier. That's part number C18150. I've already got it loaded up just to give you a good idea what it's going to look like. As you can see it's a sizable carrier. We've got plenty of areas to tie down our cargo. We have a mesh floor which makes dirt and debris, makes it easy for it to fall through, which also means it's easy to clean. It's dimensions are twenty by sixty.



Roadmaster 12 Volt Outlet Kit Installation - 2016 Jeep Wrangler

Today on our 2016 Jeep Wrangler, we're going to show you how to install the Roadmaster 20 amp 12 volt outlet kit. The part number is RM-9332. Now we can use a type of 12 volt accessory. In this case, we're just going to use a USB charger. Slide that in, and we want to see that green light come on. That's going to indicate that we've got power.



Hopkins Tail Light Wiring Kit Installation - 2016 Jeep Wrangler

Today on our 2016 Jeep Wrangler, we're going to show you how to install the Hopkins Custom Taillight Wiring Kit for Towed Vehicles, part number HM56200. What this is going to allow us to do is hook up our motor home, and it's going to operate the lights on the vehicle just as if we we're sitting inside the car turning the signals on. It does that with the diode converter here, so this box has built-in diodes. This is going to prevent any back feed into the electrical system of the towed vehicle, and the diodes are going to convert whatever signal it's getting from our taillights into a usable signal. That diode converter is going to take the signal coming in from the motor home, it's going to translate it into signals that the vehicle can use to operate its taillights. Great thing about it is when it's not connected to your motor home, there's going to be absolutely no interference. Now to begin our installation, we need to remove the driver's side taillight.



Thule Spare Tire Bike Racks Review - 2014 Jeep Wrangler

Today on our 2014 Jeep Wrangler, we're going to test fit the Thule Spare Me 2 Spare Tire Mounted Bike Carrier, part number TH963PRO. Now we've already taken our tire off and we placed our metal plate in place. We followed the instructions for that so just double-check. Make sure that's the right way for your vehicle. Simply slide it on and then we can mount up our tire. Before we mount that up, we want to take off this cap here.



Thule Spare Tire Bike Racks Review - 2016 Jeep Wrangler

Today on our 2016 Jeep Wrangler, we're test fitting the Thule Spare Me. This is a folding-style 2 bike, spare tire mounted bike rack. Part number is TH963PRO. As you can see this bike rack is going to attach right onto our spare tire. This gives us a great way to travel with 2 bikes behind the vehicle. We've got a couple of incorporated locks. The first is going to be a cable lock.



Saris Freedom Spare Tire Bike Racks Review - 2016 Jeep Wrangler

Today on our 2016 Jeep Wrangler, we've got the Saris Freedom Spare Tire Mounted Platform Style 2 Bike Rack out. We're test fitting it to let you see how it fits on the Wrangler. This is part number SA999TB. This spare tire rack is going to mount with the plate behind your spare tire, uses all the existing lug nuts, so it's really easy to get it installed, and it offers us a platform style rack, which we don't often see with the spare tire bike racks. We've got 3 points of contact that are going to hold the bike. Got a front cradle with strap, a rear cradle with strap, and also our center frame cradle strap here. It really does a good job of immobilizing the bike, keeps them from moving back and forth that we might get from some of those hanging style rack, might get some more sway out of those. To remove our bike, we're just going to release our straps.



Hollywood Racks SR2 Spare Tire Bike Racks Review - 2016 Jeep Wrangler

Today on our 2016 Jeep Wrangler we're test fitting the Hollywood Racks SR2. This is a folding-style tube bike rack designed to mount right onto your spare tire. Part number on this is HRSR2. The Hollywood Racks is going to be a rack that holds the bike in 2 different positions. We're going to have the rear and the front top tube cradle. Go ahead and pull that down and out of the way. We've also got a sway strap here.



Stromberg Carlson Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2014 Jeep Wrangler

Today on our 2014 Jeep Wrangler we're doing a test fit of the Stromberg Carlson 23 by 60 cargo carrier, part number CC-100. It has a 500 pound weight capacity. Now the first thing we're going to do is take a few sets of measurements. The first is going to be our ground clearance. Down here to this bottom bolt we've got about 16-3/4". Overall to the back of the Jeep we're adding about 29-1/2" here.



MaxxTow Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2014 Jeep Wrangler

Today our 2014 Jeep Wrangler we're doing a test fit of the Max Tow 48x21 Cargo carrier. Part number MT70422. Designed to work with 2 inch hitches and have a capacity to hold up to 500 lbs. So the first thing we will do is take a few measurements here. Ground clearance is going to be first. We've got about 18 1/2 inches of clearance. Overall from the back of the Jeep we are adding about 29 1/2 inches there. And our closest point is about 7 inches away. Our spare tire here does hang over just a bit, it's about 3 1/2 inches away or so but with this carrier we can open that back hatch and get anything in or out that we may need just be aware that you won't be able to do that if you have a lot of materials stacked up onto your carrier. Also on our Wrangler we do have a single passenger side exhaust. It comes just about straight out at that carrier there with about 11 1/2 inches between the two so just be careful if you plan on carrying any heat sensitive materials in this region that you might run into a little bit of a problem. This carrier comes with a hitch pin and clip although it does come with it it still allows for a lot of movement and shake. You can purchase an anti-rattle device to slide in there so you won't have as much movement. That's going to complete our look at the Max Tow 48x21 Cargo carrier, part number MT70422 on our 2014 Jeep Wrangler. Let's see how it does on the test course. Here on our test course let's start by running through the slalom.



Lets Go Aero Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2014 Jeep Wrangler

Today on our 2014 Jeep Wrangler we're doing a test fit of the Let's Go Aero GearCage, part number HCR222. The dimensions are 48 by 32. It has a 300 pound weight capacity. The first thing we're going to do is take a few measurements here. Our ground clearance at the bottom is going to be up to this bolt down here. We're going to have about 17-1/4" of ground clearance.





Jeep Wrangler Questions

  • What you need is a light kit specifically for flat-towing. The Plug-N-Tow TM Vehicle Wiring Harness, # 42615, would be if the Jeep were towing a trailer and not for activating its lights while it is being towed. There are a few options for lighting when flat-towing a vehicle. I have included an FAQ article that covers the various options. What it boils down to is how often you will be towing the Jeep behind the motor home. If you do not plan on towing it very often, the...
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  • There are different types of lighting solutions available for flat towing any given vehicle, including a 2014 Jeep Wrangler. But first, there are 5 main items needed to flat tow a vehicle: base plates, tow bar, safety cables, lighting, and supplemental braking. Starting with the base plates there are a few options, see link to the right. Since you have not yet purchased the Jeep I can warn you ahead of time that if you get one that is stock then you will be fine as far as base...
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  • The tire size you referenced, 4.80-8, and 4.80/4-8 tire are interchangeable. The width is just slightly different, but will fit the same size wheels. The older tire size use to be a 4.00-8, so the 4-8 is added to the tire description so that those who have the older 4.00x8 tires, which are no longer available, will know that this size is compatible with their trailer. This is the case with the Kenda Bias Trailer Tire, part # AM30000. I have linked a tire size FAQ that shows...
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  • There are other options for protecting your towed vehicle other than the Roadmaster Guardian you mentioned. The Roadmaster Tow Defender, part # RM-4700 stretches between the RV and the towed vehicle, deflecting rocks downward before they can damage your vehicle. The Tow defender attaches to the tow bar and the quick disconnects on the vehicle base plates. Roadmaster also offers the Roadwing Removable Mud Flaps, part # RM-44000. The Roadwing is available in various widths,...
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  • The Blue Ox adapter for off-road bumpers # BX88296 will only fit Blue Ox Alpha, Aventa, Aladdin, Allure, Acclaim, and Titan tow bars. It will not work with the Roadmaster tow bars like your Falcon All-Terrain model. You would need to switch to a Blue Ox tow bar. The Alpha, # BX7365, is rated for 6,500 pounds. The Aladdin tow bar, # BX4325, is rated for 7,500 pounds. The Aventa, # BX7445, is rated for 10,000 pounds. The Allure, # BX7460P, is a pintle mount rated for 10,000...
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  • Front hitches and base plate kits will use the same installation points on a vehicle so you would need to remove the hitch before you could flat tow your 2011 Jeep Wrangler. For a base plate kit I would recommend a Roadmaster Base Plate # 1432-1. This will provide you with an attachment point for a set of tow bars on your 2011 Jeep Wrangler. If you do not have a tow bar I would recommend a RoadMaster Sterling All Terrain Tow Bar # RM-576. This comes with wiring, safety...
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  • Flat towing a vehicle behind a motor home safely and legally requires a number of components, including base plates for the toad, safety cables, a tow bar, a lighting/wiring kit and a supplementary braking system. The linked article explains each of these items in some detail. We offer a range of base plates that will fit the 2014 Wrangler Sahara so long as it does not have aftermarket bumpers, winches, or brush guards. I suggest the Blue Ox # BX1126 with removable arms which...
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  • Flat towing your Jeep Wrangler behind your Class A motor home will require the tow bar, a lighting/wiring kit, safety chains, base plates and a supplemental braking system. The linked article will give you background on each of these. The Quick Disconnect system for Roadmaster tow bars consists of both vehicle-side and tow-bar-side parts. Car-side brackets are available alone as part # RM-222 and tow bar-side brackets as part # RM-221. The complete bracket kit is part # RM-201;...
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  • There is actually a Blue Ox tow bar adapter for the Smittybilt XRC bumper. It is # BX88304. The other options either have pins that are too large or are designed specifically for other bumpers.
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  • At this time we don't offer base plates that would work with aftermarket front bumpers on your 2015 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon. I am happy to recommend the Roadmaster # RM-521448-5 and # RM-521448-4 that works with factory installed front bumpers. The tow bar I recommend is the Roadmaster Falcon all terrain # RM-522 because it has the hassle free Freedom Latch which allows quick disconnect from your towed vehicle. In addition, I recommend a Roadmaster safety cable # RM-643. It's...
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  • Jeep recommends disconnecting the negative battery cable when flat towing to prevent the battery from draining. When you flat tow your Wrangler, the ignition must be left in the ACC position. This would leave certain electronic components on that could drain the battery. For your situation, I would recommend installing the Roadmaster Automatic Battery Disconnect, # RM-765, that you referenced. This will eliminate the hassle of having to disconnect your battery cable each time...
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  • The correct circuit breakers for the X1 Super Winch, # 1101, would be two of the 50 amp inline circuit breakers, # 87-22873-11. I produced a photo showing how the circuit breakers would be oriented and wired inline from the battery to the winch. I cannot recommend using another brand of circuit breaker for the Superwinch winches, but if you did you would need to stay with the same amperage rating and wiring configuration.
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  • I spoke with my contact at Blue Ox and since you are using the Blue Ox Base Plate Adapter Brackets for Bulldog Stubby Bumpers, # BX88303, you will need to wrap the safety cables around the frame of your 2013 Jeep Wrangler and then attach the safety cable to itself. Unfortunately, when using an adapter there aren't designated hooks for the safety cables like you would have with traditional base plates.
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  • The Thule Doubletrack, # TH990XT, does not fold down with the bikes loaded so you would at the very least have to remove the bikes and then fold the center arm down to swing open the rear door on your Jeep Wrangler. What I recommend for complete access to the rear of your Wrangler would be to use a swinging bike rack like the Thule Vertex, # TH9031XT. First, the pin hole to back of mast measurement on this rack is 14 inches so make sure the pin hole to back of spare tire measurement...
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  • The lock that you have referenced, # S64027, is designed specifically for use with Swagman bike racks and will not work with a tow bar because it is uniquely threaded. Instead, you can use Trailer Hitch Receiver Lock, # 7683. You can choose the keyed alike option and then select the quantity and you receive all the locks keyed alike. The hitch pin lock does not have a specific capacity but it is more than strong enough for your application. I have included a link to a video review...
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  • The removable arms of the Roadmaster base plate kits are made specifically for the vehicle and base plate they were designed to fit. They have several variations that would prevent you from being able to take the arms of one kit and successfully install them in a different base plate kit. You would need to go with a new base plate kit for the 2005 Wrangler. For that you would want the part # 1424-1. This would work well with your Roadmaster Stowmaster 5000 tow bar # RM-501. For...
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  • The most economical folding trailer hitch mount cargo carrier that I would recommend is Curt carrier # C18109. It is a 19x60 inch for 2 inch trailer hitches. But it only measures 5 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the nearest part of the carrier when folded up. This probably will not clear the spare tire on your 2015 Jeep Wrangler. The 24x60 inch carrier # C18153 measures 9 inches to the nearest part of the carrier when folded up so it is more likely to fit....
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  • The Roadmaster base plates, part # RM-521448-5, is a confirmed fit for the 2015 Jeep Wrangler provided it does not have an aftermarket bumper, winch, or guard. I spoke with my contact at Roadmaster and he said it will fit the Sport 4-door models. In addition to base plates you will need a tow bar, safety cables, lighting, and supplemental braking. The most popular tow bar for the Roadmaster base plates is the Falcon 2 tow bar, part # RM-520. For safety cables use part #...
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  • You can test your brake controller to determine if it is damaged on the inside or if the problem is from somewhere else. Sever the blue wire a few inches from the back of the controller. Test the blue wire on the brake controller side after you have cut it. If it shows power when not using the manual override, then there is a problem inside the controller and it will need to be replaced. If the controller functions like it should then the problem is further back. A short to...
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  • Base plates # 1432-3 will fit your 2013 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon as long as it does not have an aftermarket bumper, winch, or guard. If it has the Warn Elite bumper, use # 1439-3. Shims should not be required. Both kits come with all of the necessary hardware required for installation. In addition to the base plates you will also need a compatible tow bar. The most popular option that is compatible with the MX base plates is the Falcon 2, # RM-520. I have linked instructions for...
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