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Tow Ready Adjustable Tow Bar, 5,000 lbs

Tow Ready Adjustable Tow Bar, 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
  • Don’t plan on towing on the highway
  • 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 modify your car's bumper
  • Hookup or disconnect on unlevel ground - tension can build up in arms and make it impossible to disconnect on uneven ground
Lowest Prices for the best tow bar from Tow Ready. Tow Ready Adjustable Tow Bar, 5,000 lbs part number 63180 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Tow Ready Tow Bar - 63180

  • Coupler Style
  • Tow Ready
  • 5000 lbs
  • Fixed
  • Standard
  • Steel
  • Stores Separately


Tow Ready Adjustable Tow Bar by Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch and Reese

  • Light-weight, only 31 lbs
  • Arms adjust from 24" to 41" for universal fit
  • Tow bar mounting brackets bolt securely to vehicle bumper
    • Most applications require a custom bracket due to bumper design
    • Bracket dimensions:
      • 5-1/2" long x 2" tall
      • Distance between mounting holes center to center: 4"
      • Distance between tabs: 2"
  • Heavy-duty quick latch A-Frame coupler fits 2" ball
  • Tow bar comes assembled, complete with installation instructions
  • Safety chain u-bolts sold separately with safety chain kit
  • Some states require the use of double safety chains

Notes:

  • Total weight of vehicle must not exceed 5,000 lbs or exceed the weight of the towing vehicle.
  • This towbar is rated for a maximum 45 mph.


Tow Ready # 63180 Adjustable Tow Bar by Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch and Reese

Replaces Draw-Tite # 2480




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Customer Reviews

Tow Ready Adjustable Tow Bar, 5,000 lbs - 63180

Average Customer Rating:  4.6 out of 5 stars   (21 Customer Reviews)


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Let me start by saying you can't find a better company to work with than etrailer. I placed an order for a Blue Ox tow bar only to find out later that the tow bar hadn't even been manufactured so a reliable deliver date could not be provided. I told the sales rep that I needed the bar ASAP since I had a trip planned and needed to tow my Suzuki Sidekick behind my motorhome. They suggested I change my order for one that was in stock but was told that it would be 7-10 days before it would arrive. I placed the order but expressed my displeasure over the length of time it would take to get to me. Since I didn't want to pay for expedited shipping, I took my chances that it would arrive in time. To my surprise it can two days later. The sales rep apparently picked up on my frustration on the delivery interval and took it upon himself to make sure the tow bar got to me in time for my trip. Thanks again for such great customer service. 500149



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I am very happy with the tow bar I got from trailer. The most valuable part was all the advice I got from my salesperson, who helped me figure out all the options that would work on my car and helped me put together the best set of equipment. I highly recommend them! 472674



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Was well made with thick gauge metal.Great finish for good rust protection.Design is good for ease of attachment and tear-down.Am impressed with overall product. George I am impressed with you and your web page. Your written attitude is something out of the past as I am an old timer who misses the politeness of my past. Keep on being you. Love ya, Merritt Ps suggest customers buy chain package, than running around to find all the parts. 456530


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george, havent used yet. Installed the brackets on bumper, everything aligned great. Still think your great! ,
Merritt - 12/06/2018

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Won't know if it will work until I get adapters to put it on. Disappointed that it is listed with the backet that I put on the truck only to find out they don't match up with out another adapter. 454763



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Excellent service and quick delivery. 436985



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Easy install and looks pretty solid, will tow next week. 432660



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I have the product looks great only I got it with one end of box riped open and hardware missing had to go and buy new. cost me 15.03 to replace hardware not a very good start. 429961



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Can't want for better service, products and delivery. 413256



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Good quality and easy to adjust and ins tall. 410064


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I have used the towbar several times, it works great and is durable. Great value.
Tern C - 07/24/2018

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I tow a race car all over the place, and I can truthfully say that this is probably the best tow bar I have ever owned. It’s the FIRST one that I have owned and felt comfortable enough to check it a coupla times and then forget it! For the quality of the product, it has an excellent price tag! Absolutely, I would recommend this to my closest friends! 392967


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Wow, so glad things are working out well for you, Gene, and we wish you the best of luck in your racing career! Just a quick note - the manufacturer recommends that you check your connections at the start of and several times during each trip.
-- Laura E - 06/19/2017

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Its GOT to be one of the sturdiest and best-made tow bars I have ever owned. Easy on and off...never have to stop and check it any longer as I know it is right.
Gene D - 06/14/2018

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Have used it several times and each time it gets easier to use. Would recommend it to anyone looking to tow a Bronco or any other toy they may have. 366745



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Easy to set up and adjust to fit my vehicle. Lite enough for one person to handle and attach if necessary. 273831



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Great workmanship, bolted right on. 266691



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Great product, easy on easy off 260819



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the tow bar works good thank you 240167



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They were exactly what I needed,and were delivered to where I needed them in a timely fashion. 230811


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They are still working fine. I am very hsppy with them.
Jimmy T - 11/01/2016

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Tow bar looks great and came when they said it would! Very happy with the service and will purchase again from etrailer.com!!! Bill S. Lodi, CA 209267



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universal fit functioned well 176845



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Just what I ordered 64849



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Great service, quick shipping, great tracking. Hav enot installed yet. 19419



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Excellent customer service!!! Got the item quickly and as described!! 11818


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Ask the Experts about this Tow Ready Tow Bar

  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow 1986 Ford Bronco 2
    We have all of the parts you'd need to flat tow your 1986 Ford Bronco II. First thing is a base plate kit like the part # 410-1 which is a confirmed fit. 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 compatible tow bar is the Falcon All Terrain, # RM-522. This has non-binding arms which makes the setup very easy to connect/disconnect. For lighting/safety cables,...
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  • Can 2017 Chevy Express Van be Flat Towed Behind Motorhome
    I did some checking and it looks like the recommended procedure for flat towing your 2017 Chevy Express 2500 van is by installing a lube pump in the transmission. A driveshaft disconnect would not be needed. While we don't carry a lube pump we do carry everything else you'll need to flat tow your van. You'll first need to start with a base plate kit like the Blue Ox part # BX1719 which is confirmed as a fit for your van. For a tow bar the Blue Ox part # BX7420 is a really great choice...
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  • What is the Distance of the Mounting Bracket Bolt Holes
    The distance between the holes on the Tow Ready Adjustable Tow Bar, # 63180, mounting bracket measures 4 inches from center to center. The attached picture will show you additional measurement information for you to review.
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2000 Jeep Wrangler
    The factory front bumper of your 2000 Jeep Wrangler is most likely the U-channel bumper so for a base plate kit you would want the part # 1420-1. This is also a fit for if you have a single tube bumper. If you had a double tube bumper instead you would want the part # RM-521424-4. 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 compatible tow bar is the Falcon 2, # RM-520....
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  • Base Plate Kit, Tow Bar, Safety Cables, and Light Kit to Flat Tow a 2000 Ford F-150
    To flat tow a 2000 Ford F-150 with a tow bar like the Tow Ready Adjustable Tow Bar, # 63180, you will first need a base plate kit. If you have 4-wheel drive, use base plate kit # 456-15 (will not work with a diesel). If you have 2-wheel drive, use base plate kit # 492-1 (will not work with Lightning models). You would then need to add Roadmaster Base Plate to Tow Ready Tow Bar Adapter, # RM-025, to be able to use the Tow Ready tow bar # 63180. Keep in mind that this tow bar is rated for...
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  • Safety Chain Kit Recommendation for Use with the Tow Ready Tow Bar # 63180
    Yes, the kit needed to install safety cables on the Tow Ready Tow Bar # 63180 is the Safety Chain Kit part # 40604. I attached an FAQ article on flat towing for you to check out as well.
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2013 Ram 2500 Behind a Motor Home
    The first thing you are going to want to do is consult the owners manual for your 2013 Ram 2500 to make sure it can be flat towed. To flat tow a vehicle you will need base plates, a compatible tow bar, safety cables, lighting, and supplemental braking. Since your 2013 Ram has tow hooks you can use base plates # BX1989. Your truck could be heavy depending on how it is equipped. So for a tow bar that has enough capacity and that is compatible with the base plates I recommend the Blue Ox...
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  • Parts Needed To Flat-Tow 1995 Jeep Wrangler Economically
    To flat-tow your 1995 Jeep Wrangler, you will need a base plate kit, tow bar, safety cables, vehicle wiring or lights, and a supplemental braking system. The base plate kit I would recommend for your Jeep is the Roadmaster Classic Base Plate Kit, part # 1409-3, which will fit only the U-Channel Bumper, which your Jeep should have. For an economical tow bar, you could use the Tow Ready Adjustable Tow Bar, part # 63180, if the 45 mile per hour limitation is will work for you. To connect...
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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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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 1992 Geo Tracker Behind a Motor Home
    I will be happy to help you out with your flat towing needs. The first thing you are going to want to do is consult the owners manual for your 1992 Geo Tracker. There should be information in the towing section or look for recreational towing in the index for more information on the specific procedure for your Tracker. The tow bar does not have a speed rating but the vehicle might. There are 5 items that will be needed to flat tow a vehicle: base plates, tow bar, safety cables, lighting,...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2010 Honda Pilot Behind a Motor Home
    When it comes to flat towing a vehicle, I would not recommend Tow Ready tow bar # 63180. This tow bar is only rated for 45 miles per hour and is not very functional. Plus the brackets that come with it (you wouldn't need to add any) are going to require extensive custom installation to the point where the savings from using this tow bar will be cancelled out. It is much better and safer to use custom installation parts. I can make some recommendations and keep the total cost down as...
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  • Recommendation for Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2007 Jeep Liberty
    You are correct. For your 2007 Jeep Liberty, you will need base plates to flat tow it. You can use the EZ4 Style Base Plates, # RM-521423-4. I have included a link to a video showing a typical installation. If you would like to use the Tow Ready Tow Bar, # 63180, you will need to use an adapter, # RM-025, and Quick Disconnects, # RM-201, to adapt the tow bar to the base plates. You will also need to Keep in mind that this tow bar is rated for towing speeds of 45 miles per hour or less....
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  • Everything Needed for Towing a 2009 Smart ForTwo
    To tow the Smart ForTwo, you will need base plate kit # 52285-1. This will require a rather lengthy installation which requires removing the front fascia from the car. Also, a helper would be needed. It requires trimming of the fascia on some models. With this EZ2 kit, you will be able to remove the base plates when not towing so the brackets will be hardly noticeable. After you install this kit you will also need a tow bar to attach the towed vehicle to your pulling vehicle. If you...
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  • Tow Bar and Accessories for Flat Towing 2006 Jeep Liberty
    The Tow Ready # 63180 tow bar you referenced could be used on a 2006 Liberty, but you would be limited to towing at a maximum of 45 mph. In order to be able to tow at normal highway speeds, you would need a standard tow bar like the Blue Ox Alpha, part # BX7380. The tow bar includes the necessary safety cables, but you will also need a base plate kit like the Blue Ox # BX1122 to provide an attachment point on the vehicle for the tow bar, a lighting solution like the Hopkins # HM56203...
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  • Parts Needed To Flat Tow a 2011 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
    From the information I was able to obtain, the 2011 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited does not require a transmission lube pump to be flat-towed. You will still need to check your owners manual or with your Jeep dealer on flat towing the vehicle. Some vehicles require an axle disconnect, drive line disconnect, or free wheeling hubs in order to be flat towed. To complete your towing setup, you will also need a base plate kit, tow bar, safety cables, wiring or lighting, and a supplemental braking...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2009 Jeep Liberty with a 1999 Lazy Daze 26 ft Motorhome V10
    Yes, there are parts available that will allow you to flat tow your 2009 Jeep Liberty. The first thing to check is the vehicle owners manual for specific information on flat towing the Liberty. The first thing you are going to need are base plates. The base plates, # BX1976, will provide the proper and safe attachment point on your Liberty for the tow bar. For a compatible tow bar I recommend the Alpha, # BX7365. It comes with safety cables and it is rated for 6,500 pounds. If you...
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  • Recommended Flat Towing Setup for 2005 Subaru Outback Wagon with 5-Speed Manual Transmission & AWD
    The only model of the 2005 Subaru Outback Wagon that can be flat towed is a 5 speed manual transmission with AWD and the H4 2.5L engine. If this is the model you have then you will be able to flat tow this vehicle with 4 wheels on the ground. First thing to get for your vehicle is a base plate kit like the Roadmaster # 917-3. Next you will need a tow bar that is rated for your vehicle. A tow bar like # RM-576 that includes the safety cables is a great choice. The Tow Ready...
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  • Can 2000 Ford Focus Wagon with Manual Transmission be Flat-Towed Behind Motorhome
    According to our primary resource for flat-towing information, Roadmaster Engineering, the 2000 model year Ford Focus wagon with manual transmission can be flat towed, unless the owner's manual for your particular vehicle indicates otherwise. It is always wise to check your manual for any guidelines, restrictions or special preparations needed to safely flat tow your Focus wagon. Safe and legal flat towing requires a number of components: a tow bar, safety cables, a wiring or lighting...
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  • Budget-Priced Tow Bar for Towing 1987 Suzuki Samurai behind Dodge Ram
    In addition to the tow bar you mentioned, you will need a base plate kit, an adapter to connect the base plate to the tow bar and safety cables. Depending on the state you will be towing the Samurai through, you might also need a supplemental braking system. If your Samurai does NOT have a brush guard, you would need base plate kit # 1003-1. Base plates are not available for brush guard equipped models. You would also need the Roadmaster Base Plate to Tow Ready Tow Bar Adapter, part...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2011 Ford Ranger with Manual Transmission
    Yes, I did some checking and your 2011 Ford Ranger with a manual transmission can be flat towed as-is. You'll need to check the owners manual though for the correct procedures on this. You should be able to just put it in neutral though. For a base plate kit you'll want the part # 477-1 for if you have a 4WD or Sport 2WD. Then if you have an XL or XLT 2 wheel drive you'll want the part # 477-5. In addition to the base plates, you will also need a compatible tow bar, safety cables,...
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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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  • Can a 2000 Ford Ranger Manual Transmission and Rear Wheel Drive be Towed with a TowReady Tow Bar
    Yes, the Tow Ready Adjustable Tow Bar, # 63180, can be used to tow the 2000 Ford Ranger with manual transmission. You will need to refer to your owners manual for procedures and restrictions for towing your Ranger, and make sure that the Ranger is below the 5,000 pound capacity of the tow bar. You will also have to keep in mind that this tow bar is rated for towing speeds of 45 miles per hour or less. A better tow bar option would be the Blue Ox Adventurer Tow Bar, # BX7322, which is...
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  • Can a 2008 Honda CR-V be flat Towed Behind and RV Using a Tow Ready/Reese Tow Bar 63180
    I would actually advise against using Tow Ready tow bar # 63180 for a couple of reasons. First, this tow bar is rated for a maximum of 45 miles per hour which is fine for short hops around town but useless for highway use. And second there are base plates required, # 40602, but they are going to require major modifications to the bumper and need to be reinforced so professional installation is recommended. The other option is to use custom base plates # RM-521559-4 with an adapter # RM-025...
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  • What is the Most Economical Way to Flat Tow a 1994 Mazda Miata with a Nissan Murano
    I recommend going with the Roadmaster XL Base Plate Kit # 711-4 for your 1994 Mazda Miata because it has removable arms which will give your Miata more of an OEM look when you are not towing it with your Nissan Murano. A more economical option would be the Roadmaster Classic Base Plate Kit # 711-2, but it does not have removable arms. You can use the Tow Ready Adjustable Tow Bar, 5,000 lbs # 63180 that you referenced, but you will also need the Adapter # RM-025 and if you choose the...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2007 Chevy Express Van Behind an RV
    More than likely you will need to reinforce the bumper on the vehicle tow bar # 63180 is going to be used on. Take a look at the instructions I have linked for you. This tow bar is only rated for 45 miles per hour and 5,000 pounds so for larger vehicles like your 2007 Chevy Express van it is not a great option. At the minimum the curb weight of the van is nearly 4,900 pounds and can be as much as 6,300 pounds or more. To flat tow the van safely I recommend using custom base plates...
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  • Options for Flat Towing a 1974 Toyota FJ40 Landcruiser with a 2011 Fleetwood 32BH Storm
    There is a flat towing solution, but if there was a Roadmaster base plate kit available for your 1974 Toyota Land Cruiser you could use a Tow Ready Adjustable Tow Bar # 63180 if your vehicle weighed less than 5,000 lbs. and you do not plan on towing the vehicle at over 45 miles per hour. However, at this time there is not a Roadmaster custom base plate kit available for your vehicle. What you could do is install a Blue Ox Bolt-On Base Plate Bracket Kit # BX88230 onto your vehicle to...
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  • Recommendations for Flat Towing Components for a 1997 GMC Yukon
    The Tow Ready Adjustable Tow Bar # 63180 that you referenced has a 5,000 lb limit and cannot exceed 45 miles per hour. Most likely the weight of your 1997 GMC Yukon would exceed this so I do not recommend this tow bar for you. The first thing you will need to flat tow your vehicle would be a base plate kit. For that I recommend you get a Roadmaster XL Base Plate Kit # 131-15. This provides a safe, secure connection point for your vehicle. Next you will need a tow bar. For that I recommend...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 1993 Toyota 4Runner Behind an RV
    In order to use the Tow Ready tow bar # 63180 with Roadmaster base plates # 1146-1 on your 1993 Toyota 4Runner you will also need an adapter, # RM-025. However, I do not recommend this set up primarily because the tow bar # 63180 is rated for just 45 miles per hour. For just a little more you could use the Roadmaster Tracker tow bar, # RM-020, which does not have a 45 mile per hour limit. I also recommend quick disconnects # RM-201 to make removing the tow bar, and the base plate arms,...
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  • Flat Towing Accessories for 2001 Ford Focus
    In my research, I found that manual transmission-equipped Focus models are capable of being flat towed without modification. I was not able to find any information about automatic transmission models, however. If your Focus has an automatic transmission, please check with your owners manual or with Ford for more information. If you should confirm that your vehicle is indeed capable of being flat towed, you will need base plates, a tow bar, safety cables, a wiring solution so that...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 1995 Jeep Wrangler with a Falcon 5250 Tow Bar
    Tow bars are not vehicle specific but the base plates are. You can use the Falcon 5250 tow bar with your 1995 Jeep Wrangler as long as you first install the correct base plates, see link. Either set will be compatible with the 5250 tow bar. You will also need safety cables like # RM-643, a lighting solution, and supplemental braking. Also check the vehicle owners manual for more information on recreational towing of the Wrangler. For lighting there are several possible options. If...
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