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Hopkins Custom Tail Light Wiring Kit for Towed Vehicles

Hopkins Custom Tail Light Wiring Kit for Towed Vehicles

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Wire your vehicle and get the signal lights required for flat towing without having to splice into your wiring with this custom, plug-in harness. Integrated diodes prevent feedback from RV for safe operation. Lowest Prices for the best tow bar wiring from Hopkins. Hopkins Custom Tail Light Wiring Kit for Towed Vehicles part number HM56202 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Hopkins Tow Bar Wiring - HM56202

  • Wiring Harness
  • Plugs into Vehicle Wiring
  • Hopkins
  • Tail Light Mount
  • Custom

Wire your vehicle and get the signal lights required for flat towing without having to splice into your wiring with this custom, plug-in harness. Integrated diodes prevent feedback from RV for safe operation.


Features:

  • Lets you wire your vehicle to accept your RV's tail, brake, and turn signal lights for flat towing
    • Provides 4-way flat plug at front of towed car to connect to motor home
  • Plugs in quickly and easily - no cutting or splicing of wires
    • Connection points are located behind your vehicle's tail lights
  • Prevents electrical feedback to safeguard towed car's electrical system
    • Weatherproof box keeps built-in diodes protected
  • Won't interfere with electrical system when towed car is not hooked up to RV
  • Custom designed for your vehicle
  • Includes wiring harness, mounting bracket, and installation hardware
    • Extension loop for connecting towed car to RV is sold separately
    • Brake light relay (RM-88400 - sold separately) may be required if used with supplemental braking system
  • 90-Day warranty


Wiring Your Towed Car with Hopkins

Wiring your car for flat towing has never been easier. No more testing wires or splicing into your electrical system. No need to painstakingly position multiple diodes beneath your vehicle. No worries about voiding your warranty. With this custom-fit towed vehicle wiring kit from Hopkins, all you have to do is plug the harness into your vehicle's existing wiring, which is located behind your car's tail light assemblies. No cutting, tapping, or splicing is required.


After plugging in the wiring harness, use the included bracket to mount the 4-way flat connector at the front of your towed car. An extension loop (sold separately) is required to connect your towed car to your RV.


Do You Need a Brake Light Relay?

Because your vehicle has a combined lighting system - wherein the brake signals and the turn signals are carried on a single wire - a brake light relay (RM-88400 - sold separately) may be required if you use a supplemental braking system with your towing setup. A supplemental braking system depresses the brake pedal in your towed car every time you apply the brakes in your RV. So, if your towed car's brake lights illuminate when the brake pedal is pressed and the engine is off - as is the case when towing - then you need to install a relay to ensure that the lights on your towed car always act in accordance with the signals sent by your RV via the wiring harness. Without a relay, the brake signal from your towed car will override the turn signal sent by your RV when you slow down to make turns, creating a potential hazard.



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Video of Hopkins Custom Tail Light Wiring Kit for Towed Vehicles

Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.




Video Transcript for Hopkins Custom Tail Light Wiring Kit Installation - 2004 Jeep Wrangler

Speaker 1: Today on our 2004 Jeep Wrangler Sport we're gonna be taking a look at and showing you how to install the Hopkins Custom Tail Light Wiring Kit for Towed Vehicles. Part Number HM56202. This is what our wiring looks like when it's installed. This is gonna provide us with all the proper functions when we're towing our vehicle, brake light, running lights, both turn signals, and our grounds. Now what's gonna set this apart from some of the other kits out there is the diodes are already integrated into a box, so you're not gonna have to cut any wires, or make any attachments. It's gonna plug directly into your tail lights, as opposed to some of the other ones where it's gonna comes with the diodes, but you have to splice into the existing wires running to your tail lights.In your kit you are gonna get a dust cover.

That's gonna help keep any moisture, or any debris from damaging any other connections. You're also gonna get a four pole like this. The only way that this could really be mound is to attach it right to the bottom of the bumper here. If you decide to go with a six pole plug you simply cut this four pole off, and you connect these into the proper locations on the back of that plug, and it would mount right here. This is gonna be one of five main components in a flat tow set up.

Second is gonna be a base plate. Third is gonna be your tow bar. Fourth, you're gonna need safety cables. And fifth, a braking system. Now each one of these parts, each one of these five main parts, is very important to safely tow your vehicle behind your RV when you're traveling.Now that we've gone over some of the features, let's show you how to get it installed.

To start our installation we're gonna start on our driver's side. We want our diode box to be mounted up behind it. So, there's gonna be a pushpin like this that holds this little rubber piece on, or plastic piece. You want to pull that off. We're gonna pull this down.

Now right up inside here you're gonna find the plug for the tail light. So, we're gonna disconnect that. It's gonna look like this. You're gonna push in on the tab on the side.What we're gonna do is we're gonna take and we're gonna match our ends. You want the side with the yellow, and brown, and orange on your driver's side inside this right short off the box. We're just gonna match our ends. Push them together until they click. We'll plug this into the other end just like that. And then we'll take this side, which is our green, orange, and brown. We're gonna go over top of our frame, put that down like this. You'll notice some existing wiring right up here. I'm gonna take this box and this extra wire, and I'm gonna zip tie it right up to it. Now we'll take our green, orange, and brown wire. We're gonna route that over the passenger side. We're gonna zip tie it right along his hitch that he has installed. Now I want to go up over the top of the frame right here. Up like this. Come right out on the other side.Our customer has a four pole plug on the back of his vehicle, so he's got it tied into his tail lights. The purple wire is gonna run to the tail light. Green wire's gonna come in from the vehicle, so we need to get to this big side here. So, we're gonna push in on this tab just like we did on the other side. And then we're just gonna match our plugs. Push them together like that. inaudible 00:04:04 together. I'm gonna zip tie it right to that existing inaudible 00:04:06. Now my four pole side we had to run it to the front of the vehicle. Let me show you how I did it. I went from my driver's side right up next to the fuel tank. I found some existing wiring and just zip tied it along the way. You got to make sure you stay away from anything moving or hot. In right here.What I did is I dropped an air line tube. If you have a wire hanger, anything will work to get it down there. With a Jeep like this it's a lot of open space and you can even use a string with a bolt tied on the end. So, we'll just take this four pole, take a little bit of tape, tape it onto the end of our air line tube here. Then we can go up top and pull our four pole up. Pull our air line tube up and our four pole just like that. Pull up all the extra wire because you don't want any hanging down there at the bottom. And if you look right here there's some hard lines. Next you're gonna zip tie it right there.Next we need to route this down behind the grill to the front of the bumper where it's gonna be connected onto the base plate that's already installed on this vehicle. There's an opening down back behind the tail light that has wiring already running through it. Next we'll take our air line tube, this is probably where you're going to want to use a wire hanger if you had one, or something a little bit stiffer than a string to get it through there. We'll feed this through. We'll tape our four pole. And make sure you feed this through there slowly.Next, right underneath the radiator, you can see my fingers right there, there's another rubber panel. We're gonna pull that back and drop our four pole right down behind it. And what we're gonna do with all of our extra wiring is we're gonna roll it up. I'm just gonna zip tie it right here in the engine compartment.Next, I'm gonna attach my ground wire. If you notice there's an existing hole right there. I'm gonna use a self tapping screw. You just want to make sure that if you use that hole that your screw is not in the same side. You want to make sure it holds on good. So, if it doesn't you can always go next to it, and put the self tightening screw in there. I'm gonna take a little bit of tape, and I'm gonna wrap my wire up here. Normally you would add a six pole or seven pole, whatever you choose to put on. You'd want to add that on here, here. And then it'd attach right to these two pegs. Our customer is unsure of what he's gonna put on, so he requested that we just actually zip tie this right here and leave this loose until he decides what he wants to put on there.Now that we have our wiring installed go ahead and test it out using an alternate power source. This is gonna simulate being hooked up to your RV. See how it lights Left turn. Brake lights. Right turn. That'll do it for a look an installation on a Hopkins Custom Tail Light Wiring Kit for Towed Vehicles. Part Number HM56202 on our 2004 Jeep Wrangler Sport.


Customer Reviews

Hopkins Custom Tail Light Wiring Kit for Towed Vehicles - HM56202

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (41 Customer Reviews)

Wire your vehicle and get the signal lights required for flat towing without having to splice into your wiring with this custom, plug-in harness. Integrated diodes prevent feedback from RV for safe operation.

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We towed a bunch this past camping season. Flat towing is the only way to go. These products made it enjoyable. 353667



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2005 Jeep Wrangler

Great product, easy installation, easy to follow instructions, works great. Took me about 2 hours to install on my 2005 Wrangler. All the connectors matched up to the existing connectors which made the install very easy. 511510



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2001 Jeep Wrangler

Easy to install ! About an hour! Used some split flexible wire protection ( not included with purchase) Would recommend a 5ft 4 pole flat trailer connector extension when using a tow bar! 328158



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2006 Jeep Wrangler

Excellent product, looks to be made of quality components. The install was easy, everything fit the way it should on my 2006 Wrangler. HOWEVER, the installation instructions in the package were completely wrong and useless. Instead see the installation video on their website which is correct and clearly walks you through the process. 672753



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Jeep TJ

Perfect fit for my Jeep TJ - installation was easy. 670855



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2004 Jeep Wrangler

Good product. Install directions should include which plug in at each taillight should be used if you already have trailer hitch plug in wiring installed. Had to go to Youtube and find a video that talked about the correct colored wire you should connect to. Other than that, install went well. 657781



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Great product. Went very easy. Work gr eat. 650149



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thanks for all you help!!!!! 619712



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1998 Jeep Wrangler

Very easy install on my 1998 Jeep Wrangler. No issues at all 611445



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2001 Jeep Wrangler

Very easy to install and is still working well. We haven't had a problem and have towed thousands of miles!!! 606237



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Excellent product and easy to install. 589056



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2005 Jeep TJ

etrailer is always my go to place when i want something that will fit right, at a reasonable price and with several different options to chose from. I love the plug in wiring options such as the HM56202 for my Jeep so I don't have to spend my time cutting, splicing and heat wrapping my wiring jobs. 584601



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2004 Jeep Wrangler

when I called etrailer the rep was very helpful. The part is well made and works like it was made too. 576642



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2004 Jeep Wrangler

Easy Installation 568563



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2004 Jeep Wrangler

This was a breeze to install!! About 30 min and I had working lights on my Jeep and was ready to hook it up behind my motorhome. Price was great too. Stopped at my local RV dealer and he said he could get me a wiring kit for $250! Saw this one online for $50 bucks and took a chance. Sure glad I did! Disconnect a couple of plugs, plug in new harness, route the wires to the front and BOOM! Ready for the trip! Thanks guys! 558914



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Exactly what I expected thanks 557054



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Jeep

I open the package and all looks correct, have not yet installed on Jeep to see if the light connectors are the same. The only issue I have is I wish that the flat 4 pin connector could come in the 4 pin round connector. Once I install and make sure all works fine, I will be changing out the flat connector to the round connector. Again Great service from Etrailer!! 554322



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2000 Jeep Wrangler

Received product quick and very pleased with service. 543445



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2005 Jeep TJ

looks fine 493868



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2004 Jeep Wrangler

excellent 469321



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Would give 5 stars but the first order was wrong but they made me feel better the way they handled there returns, made it easy. 463864



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Your web site was very helpful, the item's received were exactly what I needed and expected, fast shipping. 458572



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Fantastic customer service. I made a mistake on ordering that would have ordered 2 of the same thing. Marti caught the mistake and sent 1 of the items and called me to find out if I wanted 2. Item was delivered on time and I was very happy with the price and customer service. Thank you, 453257



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We installed the wiring harness and never could get it to work so now we use magnetic lights. It was labor intense too install and a little gun shy to re-order the same product. I am a mechanic and was very disappointed in the light unit. Thanks, kinda nice to vent! 451799



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The product is great and easy to install. The service from Martha O is the best you can get. 451010


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Ask the Experts about this Hopkins Tow Bar Wiring

  • How To Determine if Vehicle Needs Brake Light Relay when Installing Tow Bar Lighting Kit HM56202
    Most likely yes, but here's how you check to find out if you need the Brake Light Relay part # RM-88400 with the Hopkins tow bar lighting kit part # HM56202. With your vehicle key in the off position press the brake pedal. If the brake lights come on then you need the relay. If not you don't need it.
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  • Wiring for Flat Towing 2006 Jeep Wrangler
    I assume you would like to flat tow your 2006 Jeep Wrangler and have 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector # 32625. If this is the case you can use Hopkins Custom Tail Light Wiring Kit for Towed Vehicles # HM56202; the Hopkins kit for towed vehicles plugs into your Jeep's tail light housing assemblies while the connector plugs in behind the rear tire mud flap on the driver's side.
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  • Why Will the Hopkins Tail Light Wiring Kit HM56202 Not Work on a 1997 Jeep Wrangler TJ
    The Hopkins Custom Tail Light Wiring Kit for Towed Vehicles part # HM56202 will not work on your 1997 Jeep Wrangler TJ because Jeep changed the pinouts on the tail lights between the 1997 and 1998 model years. Therefore, it will plug into the connectors behind the tail light housing but will not function properly. There is not another plug and play flat-tow wiring harness for your Jeep so I recommend using the Roadmaster Tail Light Wiring Kit with Bulbs part # RM-155 as it will not...
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  • Installation of Hopkins Custom Tail Light Wiring Kit for Towed Vehicles HM56202
    Hopkins harness # HM56202 for towed vehicles like your 2006 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon installs at the tail light assemblies using the included custom-fit connectors. The connectors/wiring with a yellow wire attach at the driver's side light. The connectors/wiring with the green wire install at the passenger side tail light assembly. The only other wire to be connected is the white ground wire with ring terminal. This connects using the include self-tapping screw to a clean bare metal surface...
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  • Brake Light Relay Recommendation for 2002 Jeep Wrangler being Flat Towed
    For trailer wiring the Hopkins kit part # HM56202 is a confirmed fit. If you use a supplemental braking system like the Blue Ox Patriot II, part # BRK2016 which depresses the brake pedal you then would want the part # RM-88400.
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  • With Hopkins Tow Bar Wiring Plugged In 1998 Jeep Wrangler Right Turn Signal Does Not Work
    To determine where the problem is I ask you to disconnect the Hopkins harness # HM56202 from the passenger's side and plug the vehicle tail light wiring in like normal. If the right turn signal still does not work then the bulb could have blown or a fuse may need to be replaced. If it does work then check the connectors on the Hopkins harness to see if there are any broken or bent pins or any corrosion anywhere on its or the vehicle's connectors. If that is not the issue then there...
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  • Installing 4-Way Trailer Connector on 2006 Jeep TJ that is Already Wired to be Flat Towed
    To install a 4-way trailer connetor on the back of your 2006 Jeep TJ you can use the Tekonsha Wiring Harness # 118409. This plugs into the existing wiring on your Jeep under the rear bumper on both sides.
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  • Using T-One Wiring Harnesses Together for Both Flat and Trailer Towing on a 2000 Jeep Wrangler
    The Hopkins Custom Tail Light Wiring Kit part # HM56202 will work in conjunction with the Hopkins Plug-In Simple Vehicle Wiring Harness part # 42615. The wiring harnesses will plug into one another and then "T" into the vehicle's lights behind the taillights on your Wrangler. You will also need to use the Roadmaster Brake-Lite Relay Kit part # RM-88400. The only problem you may run into is that the loom of wires for both connectors will be a tight fit behind the taillights and may require...
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  • Recommended Tow Bar Wiring For 2006 Jeep TJ
    The wiring harness that is designed for your 2006 Jeep TJ that plugs into the motorhome is part # HM56202. This plugs directly into the Jeep wiring behind the tail lights and includes the wiring with a 4-way trailer connector that will be run to the front of your Jeep. When you are towing your Jeep and you are using a supplemental brake system as required, you will need a brake light replay like part # RM-88400. I have attached a helpful article that explains what is needed when...
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  • Is Hopkins Tow Bar Wiring for a 2000 Jeep Wrangler Compatible with Blue Ox Patriot Braking System
    The Hopkins tow bar wiring harness # HM56202 should be compatible with the Patriot II braking system # BRK2016 for your 2000 Jeep Wrangler. I do recommend using the brake lite relay # RM-88400 to ensure that the Jeep brake lights do not override the turn signal sent by the towing vehicle. Installation is easy. The wiring harness will just plug in line with the vehicle tail light wiring. I have included a link to instructions for another harness that fits and installs the same way on...
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  • Recommended Light Kit And Towing Components To Tow 2006 Jeep Wrangler Behind RV
    A pretty simple "plug and play" option light kit for towing your 2006 Jeep Wrangler behind your RV is the Hopkins Customer Tail Light Kit Item # HM56202. This wires your Jeep Wrangler with signal lights for braking, turning, and general tail lights required for flat towing by your RV. No cutting or splicing required and connection points are located behind your vehicle's tail lights. Other items you might need for towing your 2006 Jeep Wrangler are a tow bar, a vehicle specific base...
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  • Troubleshooting Jeep Lights Not Working with Flat Tow Harness
    Since your Jeep lights work normally when it is not connected to your RV your harness # HM56202 is probably connected properly. I suggest you test the motorhome connector to confirm that the correct lighting signals are present there. You can use a circuit tester like # PTW2992 on the contacts while a helper activates the brake, turn and running lights on the coach. Please refer to the linked article on wiring to see which contacts handle which signals on the various types of RV connectors. If...
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  • Does Hopkins Tow Bar Wiring Kit for 2004 Jeep Wrangler Require Additional Diodes
    Installing the Hopkins kit part # HM56202 in your 2004 Jeep Wrangler TJ would not require you to also install diodes. The Trailermate tow bar wiring kits are notorious for needing additional diodes installed in them but the Hopkins kits do not have that same issue.
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  • Recommended Base Plates Wiring and Supplemental Braking System for 2000 Jeep Wrangler
    You should be able to tow the Wrangler, but as a first step you'll want to look in the owner's manual in the Towing or Recreational Towing section for any procedures or recommendations from Jeep. My research indicates that your Wrangler can be flat towed without modification, but I'd urge you to confirm this for yourself. If you find your Wrangler can be towed on all 4 wheels, you'll need a # BX1120 base plate if your Jeep has the OEM double tube bumper or # BX1118 for the U-channel...
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  • Trailer Wiring Recommendation for 2000 Jeep Wrangler with Tow Bar Wiring Already Installed
    Since you can't install custom fit trailer wiring and tow bar wiring at the same time that both use the taillight connectors as how they wire in you'll need to hardwire in a universal trailer wiring kit like the # 119190KIT or if you want a zero contact kit that uses sensors instead of splices you'd want the part # 119250KIT.
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  • Best Parts to Flat Tow a Jeep Wrangler TJ with D-Ring Adapters
    Towing your Jeep Wrangler TJ behind your motorhome requires a tow bar, a kit to connect the tow bar to the Jeep, a lighting solution, and a braking system. You also may need a way to maintain the Jeep's battery while towing and a high-low adapter to keep the towing setup level. One of the best tow bars on the market is the Roadmaster Nighthawk All Terrain, part # RM-676. It's a non-binding tow bar that makes it easier to connect on unlevel ground. The arms are also self-aligning to...
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  • Blue Ox Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2006 Jeep Wrangler Behind RV
    We can help you with choosing the components needed for safe and legal flat towing of your 2006 Jeep Wrangler behind your RV. A good starting point is the linked article that covers the essentials of flat towing. Additional articles on specific items, wiring kits, high/low adapters and braking systems, are also included. Our installers do tend to prefer the Blue Ox flat towing items for their consistently clean installation. We can start with the base plates needed for the Wrangler. Blue...
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  • What Do I Need To Flat Tow A 2004 Jeep Wrangler Behind A Motor Home
    I am happy to help you find the parts to flat tow your 2004 Jeep Wrangler. The Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit part # RM-521424-5 is a better option for a base plate compared to the Roadmaster # RM-521424-4 that you referenced because the Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit doesn't require you to leave the crossbar of your tow bar on the base plate to use the quick disconnect like the slightly older version. The Direct-Connect is a bit easier to use. I attached a video that...
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  • How To Use the Roadmaster Falcon 2 Tow Bar RM-520 On a 2002 Jeep Wrangler
    Yes, the Roadmaster Falcon 2 Tow Bar part # RM-520 will work with the Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit part # RM-521424-5 on your 2002 Jeep Wrangler with a factory front bumper. I have attached a list of other items you might need as well. RoadMaster 68" Single Hook, Coiled Safety Cables part # RM-643 SMI Stay-IN-Play DUO Supplemental Braking System part # SM99251 Roadmaster Brake-Lite Relay Kit for Towed Vehicles part # RM-88400 Hopkins Custom Tail Light Wiring Kit for Towed...
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  • Recommended Items Needed When Flat-Towing 2002 Jeep Wrangler
    When flat-towing a vehicle like your 2002 Jeep Wrangler behind your motorhome, there are 5 items needed. You will need base plates, a tow bar, safety cables, wiring for the towed vehicle and most states now require a supplemental brake system. Just in case you do not have all of these items I will make some recommendations that will work for you. For base plates I recommend the Roadmaster XL Base Plate Kit, part # RM-521424-4 if you have a double tube. These feature a hidden bracket...
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  • Recommended Flat Towing Wiring Harness for 2000 Jeep Wrangler Towed Behind Motorhome
    I'd recommend the Hopkins flat towing wiring harness, part # HM56202. The harness is a plug and play installation, with no cutting or splicing required. You'd simply locate the point behind the taillight assemblies where the factory plug connects to the taillight. You'd unplug that connection, and plug the Hopkins harness inline at that connection. The connectors with the yellow wire plug inline on the driver's side, and the connectors with the green wire plugs inline on the passenger side....
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  • Can a Jeep Wrangler be Flat Towed by the Front Bumper
    I have a solution for you, however, I would not recommend mounting a tow bar directly to a bumper on a Jeep, whether it is OEM or an aftermarket bumper like the Pavement Ends Front Bumper, # PE4390801. Jeep does not recommend towing the Wrangler with the OEM bumper because it was not designed to pull the weight of the vehicle. Also, mounting a tow bar to a bumper would require drilling. I spoke with my contact at Pavement Ends and she said drilling into this bumper would void the warranty...
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  • Wiring Harness for Flat Towing 2004 Jeep Wrangler
    We can help you get set for flat towing your 2004 Jeep Wrangler with your motorhome but we do not offer any wiring adapters for an 8-prong motorhome socket. Most motorhomes these days use a 7-way blade style connector like the one shown in the linked photo. You can convert the MH to a 7-way using a part like # 37185 or # PK12-707E. You'll just need to match up the functions; a circuit tester like # 40376 makes this easier. We do have a plug-in flat towing harness for your 2004 Wrangler,...
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  • Tow Bar and Accessories for Flat Towing a 2004 Jeep Wrangler Behind Motorhome
    You can use a tow bar like the Tow Ready # 63180 to tow your 2004 Wrangler, but keep in mind, the tow bar is NOT rated for speeds above 45 mph. If the Jeep has the U-channel bumper with the flat front, you can use part # 40602 to provide an attachment point to the vehicle. In order to run at highway speeds, I recommend using a tow bar like the Roadmaster Falcon 2 Tow Bar, part # RM-520 and base plate kit # RM-521424-4 which is compatible with OEM double tube bumpers. You will also need...
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  • Base Plates and Flat Towing Accessories for 2001 Jeep Wrangler
    Since you have a Roadmaster tow bar, your best bet would be to use a Roadmaster Base Plate. The base plate kit you need will depend on the front bumper of your Wrangler. If you have a U-channel or single tube bumper, use # 1420-1. If you have a double tube bumper with NO front leaf springs, use part # RM-521424-4. If you do not already have safety cables, use # RM-643 for a coiled cable or # RM-645 if you prefer a straight cable. You will also need to wire your Wrangler for...
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  • Parts Needed and Procedures for Flat Towing 2000 Jeep Wrangler
    Clevis rings are meant for recovering the vehicle when it is stuck, not for flat towing the vehicle. The safest way to flat tow the vehicle is by using a base plate kit that attaches to the frame of the vehicle. For the OEM double-tube bumper, I recommend the Roadmaster EZ4 # RM-521424-4 base plate kit. For the U-channel bumper or single-tube bumper, use # 1420-1. The Tow Ready tow bar you referenced would limit you 45 mph, so something like the Roadmaster Tracker, part # RM-020 would...
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