Can you tow the vehicle with this bumper on? Is there an accessory to be able to tow behind an RV with this bumper?
asked by: Scott
In order to flat tow any vehicle, including a 1998 Jeep Wrangler, you will need to have base plates installed because they create a safe and secure connection for use with a tow bar to flat tow a vehicle. The base plates for the Jeep (see link) are designed for installation on stock vehicles and I cannot guarantee that they will fit with an aftermarket bumper on like # B4291701.
To choose the correct base plates you will need to go by the stock bumper. There are base plates for Jeeps with the double tube type of bumper and those for the U-channel bumper. For a double tube or U-channel, I recommend # 1424-1.
The most popular tow bar for the XL style base plates is the Roadmaster Falcon 2, # RM-520. This is a motor home mounted tow bar with a 6,000 pound capacity. I have included a link to the installation details and a video review for you. For safety cables, use Coiled Cables, # RM-643. The coiled designed helps keep the cables off the ground.
For lighting, there are a few different options depending on your specific needs and the frequency with which you will be towing the Jeep. I have included a link to an FAQ article that covers the various options and will help you select which option is best for you.
Most states now require a supplemental braking system on the vehicle being flat towed. The easiest to set up and use is the Even Brake, # RM-9400. This is a proportional system that applies the vehicle brakes in proportion to how much the tow vehicle is braking. Proportional systems are the safest way to stop and they reduce wear and tear on both vehicles.
I have included a link to our series of FAQ articles on flat towing for you. Make sure to consult the vehicle owners manual to determine the proper procedure for towing the vehicle.
expert reply by: Michael H
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Removable Draw Bars
Hitch Pin Attachment
Hitch Mount Style
Stores on RV
64 Inch Long
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Front Bumper - Winch Plate