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Curt Tow Bar with Adjustable-Width Arms - Car Mount - 2" Ball - 5,000 lbs

Curt Tow Bar with Adjustable-Width Arms - Car Mount - 2" Ball - 5,000 lbs

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Is this right for you? Product Expert Kristina F says:

Yes, if you:

  • Want to tow your Jeep by its heavy-duty bumper
  • Want to use your 2” tow ball to tow your car instead of your receiver

No, if you:

  • Tow a larger vehicle or SUV - your loaded down vehicle may exceed the 5,000-lb weight rating
  • Don't want to have to deal with a complicated install
  • Want a tow bar that’s easy to unhook at an angle or on uneven ground
Durable tow bar makes it simple to pull the family vehicle behind your RV. Universal mounting brackets attach to your vehicle's bumper - no base plates required! Arms adjust in width to fit most applications. Couples to a 2" hitch ball. Lowest Prices for the best tow bar from Curt. Curt Tow Bar with Adjustable-Width Arms - Car Mount - 2" Ball - 5,000 lbs part number C19745 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Curt Tow Bar - C19745

  • Coupler Style
  • Curt
  • 5000 lbs
  • Fixed
  • Standard
  • Steel
  • Stores Separately

Durable tow bar makes it simple to pull the family vehicle behind your RV. Universal mounting brackets attach to your vehicle's bumper - no base plates required! Arms adjust in width to fit most applications. Couples to a 2" hitch ball.


Features:

  • Coupler-style tow bar lets you tow your vehicle behind your motor home
    • Integrated coupler attaches to trailer hitch ball on RV
  • Universal bumper brackets let you attach tow bar to almost any vehicle
    • Mounts to flat, metal section of your vehicle's bumper (modification will be required)
    • Eliminates the need for vehicle-specific base plates
  • Adjustable-width arms fit the span of most applications
  • Each arm attaches and detaches from bumper brackets with 2 easy-to-access pins
    • Must be removed from vehicle for storage
    • Arms fold together to save space when not in use
  • Trigger-style coupler latch ensures simple, secure hookup and disconnect
  • Powder coated steel resists corrosion
  • Safety cables and coupler lock sold separately


Specs:

  • Capacity: 5,000 lbs
  • Ball diameter: 2"
  • Adjustable arm width: 26" to 41"
  • Coupler lock pin hole diameter: 1/4"
  • Mounting pin diameter: 1/2"
  • Bumper bracket dimensions: 5-1/2" long x 2" tall
    • Distance between mounting holes center to center: 4"
    • Distance between tabs: 2"
  • Weight: 31 lbs
  • 1-Year limited warranty


Dimension

19745 Curt Adjustable Tow Bar with Universal Bumper Brackets

Installation Details C19745 Installation instructions




Customer Reviews

Curt Tow Bar with Adjustable-Width Arms - Car Mount - 2" Ball - 5,000 lbs - C19745

Average Customer Rating:  4.6 out of 5 stars   (71 Customer Reviews)

Durable tow bar makes it simple to pull the family vehicle behind your RV. Universal mounting brackets attach to your vehicle's bumper - no base plates required! Arms adjust in width to fit most applications. Couples to a 2" hitch ball.

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This was perfect. Exactly what I wanted. Works like a champ. Easy to use, well made. 679632



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Installed easy breezy on my 89 YJ. Had to make a small adjustment on the ball clasp, but other than that everything went as expected. 596591



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Very nice, i have used it 4 times flat towing my 89 Jeep Wrangler YJ over 1000 miles. Very happy and tows like there is nothing behind me, thanks for a fine product!! 487538


Comments
AWESOME
Mike H - 03/21/2019

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I purchased this tow bar for my 2002 Chevy S10. I did so thinking that it needed no adapter plate per the website. It will not work without an adapter plate of some sort. Do you know of anything I can purchase to complete this tow bar? 583294


Comments
The bumper brackets that come with the tow bar part C19745 attach to a flat, metal section of your vehicles bumper. If a flat metal surface is not available then modification and fabrication maybe required. The coupler on the other end of the tow bar attaches to the 2 inch ball on your motorhome.
-- Heather A - 11/17/2018

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Easy to install and utilize. Great prod uct! 592584



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The two bar mounted to the existing brackets and was very easy to install took about 10 minutes!! 435708



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I've towed my Jeep Wrangler, 4 times and it performed great. You do need help hocking it up. Not for a single person. Great price. Would buy again. 496005



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Great tow bar for my 1995 Wrangler, only reason I’m not giving it 5 Stars is bc I couldn’t use the predrilled holes on the bumper....but that’s a minor complaint in my book, I ended up using the 2 inside predrilled holes on my bumper as the outside holes for the brackets.....this made it hard to get the tow bar wide enough to fit, but it did fit. Once I got it together, I tightened everything down. Tows like a champ 528526



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Disappointed. I purchased this equipment to allow me to tow home a jeep I bought. The hardware provided was incompatible. The bolts and nuts had different machine threads. I had to drive 15 miles away to find a hardware store that had the right nuts to match the bolts. When I contacted e-trailer they were only willing to credit me $15. Hardly appropriate for the inconvenience to the seller and myself. I would strongly recommend test fitting all parts provided before installation. Sincerely, PJ 592610



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An excellent tow bar...had to fabricate a push block to frame and weld clevis onto...haven't towed the Jeep as of yet. Deer season is coming up and I need to tow the Jeep to the hunt area. The magnetic light kit is nice eliminates wiring into the Jeep wiring... 708458



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I ordered a towbar from etrailer. You guys never let me down. The towbar is great and the instructions were very complete. I got it all installed very easily and I am now ready to tow my Jeep to Big Bend National Park. If you need to tow a Jeep or any vehicle that weighs less than 5,000lbs you can't go wrong for the price. 613364



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Besides great products and great prices, customer service is exactly that. Thanks guys for actually caring about your customers. 5 stars is not enough of a rating! 435181


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Absolutely fantastic. I have toad my smart car thousands of miles since purchase. Light weight and sturdy, and at a great price! Who wouldnt be ecstatic. Thanks again guys.
Joe M - 09/22/2018

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Website is very helpful, prices are competitive, and delivery was decent even in these troubling times when it's been difficult to get items. 899650



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easy to assemble. 896893



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I use this thing all the time! It's simple to install and simple to use! 884175



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Excellent service and order status updates from start to finish. Very pleased 877602



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It worked perfect for me. 826311



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Tow bar arrived on time and in good shape. Some assembly was required, had helpfull instructions, everything fit together properly and took about forty five minutes to assemble. You will need to figure out the best way to install safety chains, as they are not included and I can understand, because every application would be different. I will be towing my Jeep Wrangler behind my 40 foot Beaver Coach. 805448



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2nd Curt hitch I've purchased from you. Great product. I buy all my hitches from you. 801081



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!!!!!!!!! 794332



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Great item for the money. Only 1 of the hex nuts was damaged which made it a bit difficult to get the bolt tightened down, but all in all simple to install. It will fit our needs of towing our jeep wrangler. I got the RM643 safety cables and with a small drill out on the bumper was able to use them no problem. I like the quick disconnect on the hinges but will get locking ones for that. 792957



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I put it together but not have used it yet to rate but it looks good and solid so I don't expect any problems. Only reason I gave it 4 stars is because I have not used it yet 792616



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Tow bar looks to be of very good quality however the packaging it came in leaves something to be addressed. The end of the box was punched out and lucky all the parts were still there. 784943



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Solid package and good design. Easy assembly. Everything you need but the tools. 784010



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Poorly machined mounting hardware. Excessive force needed to tighten and/or wrench/socket would not fit over hex bolts and nuts. Expected more from Curt Manufacturing. 783747


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Ask the Experts about this Curt Tow Bar

  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2000 Jeep Cherokee Behind an RV
    There isn't an attachment to fit the Curt Tow Bar with Adjustable-Width Arms # C19745 to the tow hooks on your 2000 Jeep Cherokee. What you can do is use Roadmaster base plates # 1418-1 or # 1418-3 with adapter # RM-025 but it is not the best fit and the parts haven't been tested together by the manufacturers. But instead of doing all of that I would just go ahead and use either of those base plates listed above with the Roadmaster Tracker tow bar # RM-020. Fewer adapter pieces means a...
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  • Recommendation For Safety Cables To Flat Tow 2005 Jeep Wrangler
    The Curt Tow Bar, Item # C19745, is a basic but durable tow bar that should serve you well. For safety cables, I recommend the Roadmaster Coiled Safety Cables, Item # RM-643, because they are 68 inches long so plenty of length, are heavy-duty, and have a vinyl coating that keeps the cables from scratching and chipping your tow bar or anything else. Besides a tow bar and safety cables, you will need tow bar wiring and a supplemental braking system for flat towing your 2005 Jeep Wrangler....
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  • Is There a Speed Limit for the Curt Tow Bar with Adjustable-Width Arms C19745
    If you will be doing a one time only move from California to Texas then I suggest a cost effective tow bar like the Curt Tow Bar with Adjustable-Width Arms part # C19745. In order to install this towbar you will need to remove the bumper and attach it to the vehicle's core support somewhere. There are no speed restrictions for tow bars like the above. If a speed restriction is present, it will be from the owner's manual to protect the vehicle. The Curt Tow Bar will maintain its warranty...
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  • Can Front Bumper be Removed to Install the Curt # C19745 on a 2000 Ford F-150
    The Curt Tow Bar with Adjustable-Width Arms # C19745 is a universal tow bar system and the instructions basically say to make sure to attach the clevis mounts to the frame of the vehicle. You can mount it to the bumper or you can remove the bumper to avoid drilling holes into the bumper as well. I have attached a link to the instructions for you to reference and a helpful article on making sure your tow bar is at the correct operating height. For a complete flat towing setup you will...
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  • Inexpensive Tow Bar for a 2003 Honda Civic EX
    The Curt Tow Bar with Adjustable-Width Arms part # C19745 would not mount directly to the front bumper fascia on your 2003 Honda Civic EX because it is made of plastic. In order to use this tow bar you would need to remove the front bumper fascia and attach this to the bumper support beam or the core support arms. If you do not want to remove the front bumper fascia each time then your only option would be a set of base plates and tow bar. The cost cost effective option we have for...
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  • Could Curt Tow Bar # C19745 Attach to 1995 Jeep Wrangler YJ
    We had a customer send us a picture of the Curt Tow Bar part # C19745 attached to the front bumper of a YJ just like your 1995 Wrangler that I attached to this page for you to check out.
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  • Can Bumper Bracket of Curt Tow Bar be Rotated
    No, the bumper bracket that comes with the Curt Tow Bar with Adjustable-Width Arms # C19745 cannot be rotated, as per the installation manual. They do need to be mounted so the brackets are horizontal and can properly attach.
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  • Will Curt Tow Bar With Bumper Brackets Work on 2004 Jeep TJ
    You can use the Curt Tow Bar with Adjustable-Width Arms # C19745 that comes with bumper brackets on your 2004 Jeep TJ, though you will need to find a way to mount the bumper brackets. These will require a flat metal part of your bumper, which nearly always has to be fabricated - if you take a look at the accompanying photo a customer sent in you can see how they attached these brackets to their Jeep; the brackets will need to be drilled into the bumper. There are no tow bars that do not...
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  • Why Go With a Nicer Tow Bar than the Curt Tow Bar # C19745
    I really wouldn't ever recommend the Curt tow bar # C19745 unless it was a one time use situation and the person was okay with drilling holes in the front bumper of the vehicle. It's also very difficult to connect and disconnect. If you went with a much nicer Roadmaster like the Falcon All Terrain part # RM-522 you can use a base plate kit that mounts directly to the frame of your 2007 Volkswagen New Beetle like the Roadmaster EZ part # 521232-1 which has removable arms and provides...
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  • How Does Curt Tow Bar # C19745 Typically Attach to Front Bumper
    The Curt Tow Bar with Adjustable-Width Arms # C19745 is designed to bolt directly to a flat metal bumper on the front of a vehicle. I attached a picture that shows the install instructions for this kit for you to check out as well as a link to them too.
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  • Installation of Curt Tow Bar # C19745
    I've linked the install details for the Cur tow bar, part # C19745, to this page. They're also linked on the product page.
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  • Will Blue Ox Adapters # BX8833 Fit Curt Tow Bar # C19745
    I went out to the warehouse to measure both the Blue Ox adapter # BX8833 and the arms on the Curt tow bar # C19745. I am happy to report that the adapter and tow bar will work together! The tow bar arms where the adapters would attach are 1.97 inches tall and they have a slightly larger than 1/2 inch diameter bolt hole. The adapter opening that fits over the tow bar arms are 2 inches tall and they have a 1/2 inch bolt diameter. They couldn't be more suited for each other. The 26 to 41...
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  • Does Curt Tow Bar C19745 Require Vehicle-Specific Base Plates for 2007 Honda Odyssey
    Demco base plate kit # DM9518185 is a confirmed fit on your 2007 Honda Odyssey but this set of base plates cannot be used with the Curt tow bar # C19745 because this tow bar is designed to directly mount on the Odyssey's metal bumper. This design eliminates the need for vehicle-specific base plates like the Demco kit. The Curt tow bar includes universal mounting brackets to allow flexible installation on a range of vehicles including your Odyssey. I linked a photo showing this tow...
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  • Do Safety Chains Attach to Curt Tow Bar C19745
    Safety chains don't normally attach to tow bars. They normally attach to the safety chain loops of the tow vehicle and then to the base plate kit or frame of the vehicle that is being flat towed. That way if the tow bar some how gets disconnected the chains are still attached to the vehicle and RV. A lot of people really like the coiled safety chains like part # RM-643 which you would coil around the arms of the tow bar to keep them off the ground.
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2000 Chevy S-10 Behind an RV
    Curt Tow Bar # C19745 isn't vehicle specific so you can use it on your 2000 Chevy S-10. It comes with universal bumper brackets that will need to mount to a flat, metal section of the vehicle bumper which does require modifying/reinforcing the bumper/vehicle. This tow bar is fine for moving vehicles short distances but as a regular use tow bar it is not a good solution. If you will be towing the S-10 long distances behind an RV then I recommend a custom flat towing set up. For that you...
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  • Tow Bar Recommended to Tow a 2016 Ford F-250 Behind Farm Equipment
    With a truck that heavy you're kind of limited on your options. The easiest to connect each time is the Blue Ox # BX7302P but you need a pintle hitch on the vehicle that's towing the truck. If you prefer not to use the lunette ring it can be changed out for a standard couple # BX88248, receiver adapter # BX88249, or clevis hitch # BX88250. You also need a base plate kit for the F-250, part # BX2618. Once you have the base plates installed and connect the tow bar to the base plates...
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  • Is Curt Tow Bar with Adjustable-Width Arms Compatible With 2012 Suzuki SX4 Hatchback?
    The Curt Tow Bar with Adjustable-Width Arms # C19745 is a universal mount which fits any vehicle so long as they have the included bumper brackets installed. You will only need to find rigid mounting points on your Suzuki's bumper in order to install the brackets. I've added a link to a video review of this product for you to take a look at as well.
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  • Distance Between Holes on Mounting Brackets of the Curt Tow Bar # C19745
    The holes on the brackets that come with the Curt Tow Bar # C19745 are separated by 4 inches on center. The only other tow bar that we currently have to offer that uses the tabs is the Tow Ready Adjustable Tow Bar # 63180 but the holes on the brackets are the same measurement for that as well. You may have an easier time going with a more contemporary option like a base plate kit that works with a tow bar like the Roadmaster Falcon 2 # RM-520. If you let me know what the year/make/model...
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  • Tow Bar Availability that Can Easily Store on Front of Towed Vehicle When Not In Use
    I wish we had a way to store the Curt tow bar part # C19745 vertically on a vehicle it's towing. You'd have to go with a tow bar that has more features to be able to accomplish that like the Roadmaster Stowmaster part # RM-504 which I attached a picture of that shows it stowed on the front of a vehicle.
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 1996 Geo Tracker
    You would need to have an all flat metal bumper on your 1996 Geo Tracker for the Curt tow bar part # C19745 to be able to connect. Since your vehicle does not have that you would need to go a different route. You would need to install a base plate kit. For that you would need the part # 118-15. For a lower priced tow bar we have the Roadmaster part # RM-020 which would be an excellent option. For safety cables you can use # RM-643. The coiled design helps keep the cables off of the...
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  • How Does Curt Tow Bar Attach to 2011 Ford F-150?
    The Curt Tow Bar with Adjustable-Width Arms # C19745 will attach to the bumper of your 2011 Ford F-150 via the bar's bumper brackets. It will require drilling holes into your bumper to provide attachment points. I've left a link to a video review of this tow bar for you to take a look at.
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  • Does Curt Tow Bar with Adjustable-Width Arms Have a Speed Rating
    There is no specific speed rating associated with the Curt Tow Bar with Adjustable-Width Arms # C19745. When using this or any other tow bar you are going to want to not only follow your local laws but look in your tow vehicle's owner's manual to see if it has any speed restrictions. I have added a link to our selection of help articles on flat towing which has droves of valuable information to check out.
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 1964 Pontiac Le Mans with a 2013 Chevy Tahoe
    We do not have custom base plates for a 1964 Pontiac Le Mans but I may have a solution for you. The first thing you ware going to want to do is consult the Le Mans owner's manual. It might not have a towing section in it but you will wan to check anyway. For a tow bar I recommend the Curt # C19745. The brackets bolt to the Pontiac's bumper and then the tow bar connects the Le Mans to the motorhome. The motorhome just needs a 2 inch hitch ball. When you disconnect from the motorhome...
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  • Will Curt Coupler Style Tow Bar Fit 2004 Jeep Wrangler X?
    The Curt Tow Bar with Adjustable-Width Arms - Car Mount # C19745 is a universal-style fit so you would only need a flat, nearly vertical area on your 2004 Jeep Wrangler's bumper, or one can be fabricated. I've added a portion of this tow bar's directions which state this for you to take a look at, and also attached a link to the full directions as well as a link to a video review of the tow bar.
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  • What Type of Base Plate Does Curt Tow Bar Attach to for 1998 Jeep Wrangler
    This Curt tow bar part # C19745 is designed to be used with the included brackets that would attach directly to a vehicle bumper/frame. It's not a very sophisticated or easy to use setup as most vehicles don't have steel bumpers rated for flat towing. For flat towing a 1998 Jeep TF I'd rather recommend a base plate kit like the # RM-521424-5 and a tow bar like the part # RM-501.
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  • Recommended Towing Setup For 2012 Kia Forte Behind a Motorhome
    The Curt Tow Bar with Adjustable-Width Arms - Car Mount - 2" Ball - 5,000 lbs # C19745 is a universal fit for 26-41 inches spread but the recommended spacing is 33 inches. This attaches only to a flat metal bumper, so I don't recommend it for your vehicle. According to your owners manual, this vehicle must be towed on a tow dolly. I recommend the Roadmaster Tow Dolly with Electric Brakes - 4,250 lbs # RM-2050-1. This will give you the wheel nets and everything you need to connect...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2008 Toyota Yaris Hatchback
    We have what you need to flat tow your 2008 Toyota Yaris hatchback, but the Curt tow bar # C19745 wouldn't be a great route to go with since we don't have any base plate kits that fit your vehicle that are designed for it. Instead you would want to start with the part # 521181-1 which is a confirmed fit for your vehicle. In addition to the base plates, you will also need a compatible tow bar, safety cables, lighting, and supplemental braking to flat tow your vehicle. The most popular...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2011 Jeep Wrangler with Roadmaster Base Plates and Curt Tow Bar
    In order to use the Curt tow bar # C19745 with Roadmaster EZ4 base plates # RM-521448-4 you would need to add adapter # RM-025 and also quick disconnects # RM-201 (to make the base plate arms easily removable). In addition to the base plates and tow bar you will also need safety cables, lighting, and supplemental braking to flat tow your 2011 Jeep Wrangler. For cables you can use # RM-643. The coiled design helps keep the cables off of the ground. For lighting the diode kit # RM-154...
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  • Recommendations for Flat towing a 1952 Chevy Pickup
    You can flat tow a 1952 Chevy Pickup. You will need to use the Curt Tow Bar with Adjustable-Width Arms - Car Mount - 2" Ball - 5,000 lbs # C19745. Then you can use the RoadMaster 68" Single Hook, Coiled Safety Cables - 6,000 lbs # RM-643. For your wiring, I recommend the Roadmaster Diode 7-Wire to 6-Wire Flexo-Coil Wiring Kit # RM-15267. This will give you a clean connection and then allow you to use diodes to tap into your vehicle wiring easily. For your braking, I recommend the...
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