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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2020 Jeep Wrangler With Factory Bumper
  • We have all of the parts you need to flat tow your 2020 Jeep Wrangler, and while it may seem like a lot of parts, it's actually just four basic components - base plates on the Jeep, a tow bar to connect the Jeep to your motorhome, wiring to power your Jeep's lights while it is being towed, and a braking system. Here is a list of what you'll need: - Base Plate Kit: Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit # RM-521453-5 - Tow Bar: Roadmaster Nighthawk All Terrain, Non-Binding Tow Bar...
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  • Install Video for Tow Bar Wiring for 2019 Ford Ranger
  • The electrical plug you see on the front of the 2019 Ford Ranger in the install instructions for the Blue Ox base plate kit part # BX2679 is part of a diode style tow bar wiring kit. We have an install video that shows the process of this install with the # RM-154 that I attached to this page. The specific wiring connector is different but the in-depth part of the install that wires to the vehicle wiring is shown in the video.
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  • Recommended Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL or JL Unlimited
  • For your 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL, I recommend starting with the Roadmaster EZ5 Base Plate Kit # RM-521453-5. This kit has removable arms to give you a very clean look when not flat towing your Jeep, and also gives you a clean connection to your tow bar when towing behind your motorhome. I recommend installing this base plate using Loctite threadlocker # LT37420 to keep your hardware from vibrating loose over time. For your tow bar, I recommend the Roadmaster Nighthawk All Terrain, Non-Binding...
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  • What Do I Need To Flat Tow 2020 A Jeep Gladiator
  • I am happy to help you get the parts you need to flat tow the 2020 Jeep Gladiator Austin. First you need a base plate on the Jeep. I recommend the Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms part # RM-521453-5 because it is the cleanest and more streamlined base plate available due to it's hidden brackets that sit farther back then standard base plate brackets. It also does not require a crossbar. Next you will need a tow bar, I recommend the Roadmaster Falcon All Terrain,...
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  • Best Complete Flat Towing System for 2016-2018 Ford Focus
  • In order to flat tow your 2016-2018 Ford Focus without adaptive cruise control I recommend starting with the Roadmaster EZ5 Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms # RM-524443-5. These base plates will give you a really clean look when installed and will work very well with the Roadmaster Nighthawk All Terrain, Non-Binding Tow Bar w/ LED Lights - RV Mount - 8K # RM-676. This tow bar is really nice with the integrated LED lights wiring connector and safety cables. To finish the wiring on...
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  • Comparing the Roadmaster Direct-Connect and Crossbar-Style Base Plate Kits
  • The only difference between the Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate Kits like part # RM-523179-5 and the Roadmaster Crossbar-Style Base Plate Kits like part # RM-523179-4 are the removable arms. The Direct-Connect style means you can attach a tow bar to this like the Roadmaster Nighthawk All Terrain Tow Bar part # RM-677 without the need for a crossbar to go between the two arms. The Crossbar-Style style means you will need the crossbar that goes between the two arms like the Roadmaster...
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  • Recommended Flat Towing System for 2019 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk 4x4
  • The 2019 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk models are all flat towable. They all include the 4x4 with 2 speed transfer case required to have the neutral for flat towing safely. The Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms # RM-521451-5 is what I recommend starting with and then the using the Roadmaster Falcon 2 Tow Bar # RM-520. This is a very reliable system that will work very well for you. Then you will need safety cables like # RM-643. You may also be interested in tow...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2018 Jeep JL Wrangler Unlimited
  • For your 2018 Jeep JL Wrangler, I recommend the Roadmaster EZ5 Base Plate Kit #RM-521453-5. This base plate kit is confirmed to fit your Jeep with the factory bumper and will work perfectly with your existing Falcon 2 Tow Bar. When installing the base plates, you will likely need to trim some fascia to allow enough room for the receivers (see attached pictures). I have attached the complete installation instructions that you can also look through. In order to flat tow your Jeep...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2020 Jeep Wrangler Behind Motorhome
  • The first thing you need to flat tow your 2020 Jeep Wrangler is a base plate kit which provides the connection between the vehicle and the tow bar. For that the Roadmaster Direct Connect # RM-521453-5 is what I recommend as it's easier to use than other base plate kit options. 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,...
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  • Best Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2019 Jeep Wrangler JL Recommendation
  • Thanks for the picture of your 2019 Jeep Wrangler! Based on that we know that you do have the plastic bumper so the Roadmaster base plate kit part # RM-521453-4 is the correct fit and will work great. It's the easiest to use option to so I think you'll like it the best. The lightest weight and easiest to use compatible tow bar is the aluminum Roadmaster Nighthawk part # RM-676 which would be your best option for sure. The # SM99243 is also a really great option so you are on the right...
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  • What are the Differences in the Curt and Blue Ox Base Plates on my 2020 Ford F-150
  • The only difference in the two base plates you mentioned the Curt Custom Base Plate Kit part # C78FR and the Blue Ox Base Plate Kit part # BO74FR is the manufacturer. I would take the value all day long! We do have a Roadmaster 10k tow bar like the Blue Ox Avail Tow Bar part # BX7420 in the Roadmaster BlackHawk 2 All Terrain, Non-Binding Tow Bar part # RM-422 you will use the Blue Ox Adapters part # RM-031 to adapt it to the Curt Base Plate part # C78FR. The Blackhawk does not include...
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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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  • Flat Tow Setup For 2020 Jeep Gladiator Rubicon Factory Steel Bumper and Adaptive Cruise Control
  • The Blue Ox Base Plate Kit part # BX1142 is a fit for the 2020 Jeep Gladiator with steel factory bumper and adaptive cruise control. I have attached a video for your reference. You will also need a compatible tow bar, safety cables, tow bar wiring, supplemental braking system and possibly a high low adapter to flat tow the Rubicon. I have attached my recommendations below to use a long with the Blue Ox base plate. Blue Ox Alpha 2 Tow Bar part # BX7380 (comes with safety cables) Roadmaster...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2019 Jeep Wrangler
  • The first thing you need is a base plate kit that is designed for your 2019 Jeep Wrangler. For that you'd want the Roadmaster EZ5 part # RM-521453-5. Next you'll want a tow bar to connect the base plate to your motorhome. The Roadmaster Falcon 2 part # RM-520 would be your best option. It's the easiest to use and our most popular option. For safety cables you can use # RM-643. The coiled design helps keep the cables off of the ground. For lighting you can use the diode kit, # RM-15267,...
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  • Is Fuse Bypass Needed and All Parts Required to Flat Tow 2019 Honda Civic
  • A fuse bypass is not needed to flat tow your 2019 Honda Civic with manual transmission, though there are a number of other parts that are required, which I'll list for you to make it easy to see exactly what is required. - Base Plate Kit: Blue Ox Base Plate Kit # BX2265 - Tow Bar: Demco Commander 2 Tow Bar for Blue Ox Base Plates # DM9511012-BX - Wiring Kit: Roadmaster Diode 7-Wire to 6-Wire Flexo-Coil Wiring Kit # RM-15267 - Supplemental Braking System: SMI Stay-IN-Play DUO Supplemental...
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  • Difference Between Crossbar Style Baseplate and Direct Connect Baseplate Towing 2019 Ford F-150
  • The main difference between the Roadmaster Crossbar Style Baseplate # RM-524431-4 and the Roadmaster Direct Connect Baseplate # RM-524431-5 comes down to the ease of installation of the tow bars; typically vehicles that require some extra stability will only have the crossbar style available. Crossbar style tow bars are traditionally going to be much heavier and more difficult to install on the tow vehicle than the direct connects, but once you're pulling I don't think you'll notice a considerable...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2019 GMC Acadia Denali with Adaptive Cruise Control
  • I checked with Roadmaster concerning a base plate kit for your 2019 GMC Acadia Denali with adaptive cruise control and there is a fit, the Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit # RM-523189-5, which is one of the parts you will need to flat tow your vehicle, and I'll list each of them for you. - Base Plate Kit: Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit # RM-523189-5 - Tow Bar: Roadmaster Nighthawk All Terrain, Non-Binding Tow Bar w/ LED Lights # RM-676 - Wiring Kit: Roadmaster Diode...
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  • What do I Need to Flat Tow a Jeep Wrangler JK with Factory Bumper
  • To flat tow your Jeep Wrangler JK behind your motorhome, you will need a base plate kit, tow bar, safety cables, tail light wiring harness, and a supplemental braking system. Depending on the year of your Wrangler, you may also need a Brake-Lite Relay, # RM-88400, (2012, 2013, 2015-2018) or a Stoplight Switch, # RM-751452 (2007-2011, 2014). For your base plates and tow bar, I recommend using the Roadmaster Direct Connect Base Plate Kit, # RM-521448-5 for 2010-2018 or # 1429-3 for 2007-2009,...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat-Tow a 2019 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk
  • In order to flat-tow a 2019 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk you are going to need a base plate kit, tow bar, safety chains, flat-tow wiring, a supplemental braking system, and a possible high-low adapter. I have attached my recommendation on the following parts for you below. Base Plate Kit: Roadmaster EZ4 Base Plate Kit part # RM-521451-4 - This kit has removable arms for a clean look while unhooked from the RV. As long as you do not have the active air shutter system it will work for you....
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  • Difference Between Roadmaster Base Plate Kits for 2019 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
  • Well you're right that it's not EZ1! In fact, Roadmaster quit using the EZ4 and EZ5 names in the baseplates. Now they're called Crossbar-Style and Direct-Connect because it's more clear. The main difference between the two styles, part # RM-521453-4 for the Crossbar-Style and # RM-521453-5 for the Direct-Connect style, base plate kits is how they connect to the tow bar. The Crossbar-Style kit uses Roadmaster's tow bars that have a crossbar to make the connection. They also fit the Roadmaster...
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  • How to Set Up a 2017 GMC 1500 Sierra for Flat Towing Behind an RV
  • It sounds like you already have the parts and just need to know the process of preparing the 2017 GMC Sierra 1500 for flat towing. To start only 4-wheel drive models that have a two-speed transfer case with neutral and Four-Wheel Drive Low setting can be flat towed. For those vehicles you will: 1. Position the vehicle being towed behind the tow vehicle, facing forward and on a level surface. 2. Securely attach the vehicle being towed to the tow vehicle. 3. Apply the parking brake...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2008 Honda CR-V Behind Motorhome
  • Your 2008 Honda CR-V is a popular vehicle for towing behind a motorhome and we can help you get yours all set with the items needed for safe and legal flat towing. The linked overview article has lots of helpful information and is a great place to start your planning. Let's start with a baseplate for the CR-V. For this I recommend the Roadmaster EZ5 kit # RM-521559-5. This base plate features removable arms with a handy twist-lock attachment so there are no pins to get lost. The arms...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL With BrakeBuddy Supplemental Braking System
  • To flat tow your 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL you will need to start with compatible base plates; because you have a Blue Ox tow bar and assuming you have the standard factory bumper the best option is the Blue Ox Base Plate Kit # BX1139 which will be compatible with Blue Ox tow bars Alpha # BX7380, Avail # BX7420 as well as Aventa, Aladdin, Adventurer, Ambassador, Acclaim, Allure, and Trion. If your Blue Ox tow bar does not have integrated safety cables you will need those and can use the Blue...
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  • Comparing Roadmaster Direct Connect and Crossbar Base Plate Kits for 2019 Ford Ranger
  • Personally I prefer the direct connect base plate kits like the part # RM-524459-5 as they are easier to connect/disconnect, are simpler overall like you said, and require keeping track of fewer things (the crossbar). While the crossbar does add sturdiness the Direct Connect kits are more reinforced where they attach to the vehicle frame and to the arms of the kit so they overall are just as strong. This would work really well with the Blackhawk part # RM-422. I attached an install...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2020 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk Behind Motorhome
  • The first thing you'll need to flat tow your 2020 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk is a base plate kit confirmed as a fit for your vehicle. For that I recommend the Roadmaster Direct Connect kit part # RM-521451-5 as it's easy to connect to and also really well made. I attached an install video for this on a 2019 Cherokee for you to check out as well. 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....
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2018 Jeep Wrangler Sahara Unlimited JL
  • I'd love to help. The first thing you need is a base plate kit confirmed as a fit for your 2018 Jeep JL Wrangler Unlimited. For that we have the # RM-521453-4 from Roadmaster. 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 Terain, # RM-522. This has non-binding arms which makes the setup very easy to connect/disconnect. For lighting/safety...
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  • Base Plate For 2019 Jeep Cherokee Trail Hawk and Replacement Air Line Caps For Air Force One
  • The Blue Ox Base Plate part # BX1143 is what you need for the 2019 Jeep Trail Hawk with steel bumper. Yes, the Tow Ready Tail Light Isolating Diode System part # TR118821 will work to allow the RV to power your Jeep Cherokee's lights. I have attached an installation video for your reference. I believe you are also asking about the Vinyl Cap for SMI Air Force One Supplemental Braking System part # SM99608 that covers the air valve connection point on the vehicle side to avoid damage. The...
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  • All Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2019 Jeep Wrangler JL Unlimited With Factory Bumper
  • There are a number of parts you're going to need in order to flat tow your 2019 Jeep Wrangler JL Unlimited and I'll list the parts you need below: - Base Plate Kit: Roadmaster EZ5 Base Plate Kit # RM-521453-5 - Tow Bar: Roadmaster Falcon All Terrain, Non-Binding Tow Bar # RM-522 - Safety Chains: RoadMaster 68" Single Hook, Coiled Safety Cables # RM-643 - Wiring Kit: Roadmaster Diode 7-Wire to 6-Wire Flexo-Coil Wiring Kit # RM-15267 - Supplemental Braking System: SMI Stay-IN-Play...
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  • Parts Needed To Flat Tow 2020 Jeep Wrangler With Smittybilt XRC Bumper Gen 2
  • The Smittybilt XRC Gen2 bumper on the 2020 Jeep Wrangler has 3/4" thick d-rings so you can use the Adapter for Jeep D-Ring Bumper Mounts to Roadmaster Motor Home Mount Tow Bars part # RM-035 to tow with the D-rings on your bumper. Smittybilt is one of the few after market bumper manufacturers that are rated for flat towing. To flat tow the 2020 Jeep Wrangler you will also need, a tow bar, safety cables, supplemental braking system, wiring and possibly a high low adapter. I have listed...
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  • Parts Needed To Flat Tow A 2020 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk
  • I am happy to help you with the components needed to flat tow a 2020 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk. A complete flat tow system includes a base plate, tow bar, tow bar wiring, safety cables, braking system and possibly a high low adapter. For the base plate, I recommend Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit part # RM-521451-5 which is a direct connect base plate that does not require an obtrusive cross bar on the front of your vehicle like the other base plate options. The direct connect...
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  • Why is Disconnecting Battery Necessary When Flat Towing a 2019 GMC Canyon Denali?
  • It is necessary to disconnect the negative battery cable according to the manufacturer to protect your vehicle electronics. Some vehicles have some built in battery capacitors that keep the radio presets and some even do the seat memory settings. I'm not sure on your 2019 GMC Canyon Denali what will still be saved and what will be lost and need reset. If you use the Roadmaster Automatic Battery Disconnect with Switch for Towed Vehicle w/ Supplemental Braking System # RM-766 you won't...
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  • How to Flat Tow a Second Generation Jeep Liberty 2008-2011
  • In order to flat-tow a second generation (2008-2011) Jeep Liberty with all four wheels on the ground you will need a base plate kit, tow bar, flat-tow wiring harness, safety cables, supplemental braking system, and possibly a high-low adapter. I have attached my recommendations for each of these parts below. For a base plate kit I recommend the Roadmaster Base Plate Kit part # 521434-1 if you have a have rock guard or skid plate excluding Renegade, part # 521433-1 if you do NOT have...
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  • Is Demco Tabless Base Plate Kit # DM9519336 Compatible with Blue Ox Tow Bar
  • The Demco Tabless Base Plate Kit # DM9519336 that you referenced will work perfectly with your Blue Ox Avail Tow Bar as long as you add the Demco Adapter # DM9523127. The adapter is what will allow the tabless base plates to attach to the Avail Tow Bar. I absolutely agree that the Demco Base Plate Kit offers an extremely clean appearance as there won't be any protruding brackets. I have attached an image of this kit installed on your 2018 Jeep JL Wrangler Unlimited that you can check...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2005 Jeep Wrangler with D-Rings on Smittybilt Front Bumper
  • The front bumper on your 2005 Jeep Wrangler does resemble the Smittybilt XRC. If that is what you have then you actually won't need a base plate kit as you can use D-Ring adapters to flat tow your Wrangler. We have verified this with Smittybilt in the past. What you will need is either the Roadmaster 1" D-Ring Bumper Mounts # RM-035-1 or the 3/4" D-Ring Bumper Mounts # RM-035 and then a compatible tow bar like the Falcon 2 # RM-520. If you don't already have safety cables then I recommend...
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  • Best Parts to Use to Flat Tow 2020 Jeep Wrangler JL
  • The first thing you need to flat tow your 2020 Jeep Wrangler JL is a base plate kit like the Roadmaster Direct Connect kit part # RM-521453-5 which I recommend for you. This kit is the easiest to connect and disconnect due to how it connects to the tow bar. I attached a picture that shows it installed as well as an install video for you to check out. In addition to the base plates, you will also need a compatible tow bar, safety cables, lighting, and supplemental braking to flat tow...
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  • Blue Ox Baseplate Kit to Flat Tow a 2020 Jeep Gladiator
  • Blue Ox does have a base plate kit that fits your 2020 Jeep Gladiator, it's part # BX1142. It fits regardless of which model Gladiator you have. It sounds like you probably already have a tow bar. If you don't have safety cables use # RM-643 for a set that's coiled. This way they don't drag on the ground. You also need wiring and a braking system to flat tow the Jeep. I recommend the diode kit # RM-15267 and Stay-IN-Play DUO # SM99251. Both get installed onto the Gladiator so you...
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  • Is Mopar 68321424AB Harness Needed on 2020 Jeep Cherokee for Flat Towing
  • The Mopar 68321424AB harness that you referenced is not needed on your 2020 Jeep Cherokee to set it up for flat towing. As you mentioned, this particular harness was needed on earlier model Jeeps to eliminate the "wobble" that would occur when being towed but this has been resolved on your 2020 model so the harness is no longer required. You might already have everything you need to flat tow your Jeep (base plates, tow bar, safety cables, lighting solution, braking system) but just...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2020 Chevy Spark Behind Motorhome
  • I can absolutely help set your 2020 Chevy Spark up so that it can be flat towed behind your motorhome, as long as it has a manual transmission. To do this you will need a base plate kit, a tow bar, safety cables, a lighting solution, a supplemental braking system, and possibly a high-low adapter. I will quickly list my specific recommendations below and then go into further detail on each further down. Base Plate Kit - Roadmaster Direct-Connect # RM-523202-5 (excludes ACTIV models) Tow...
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  • Wiring 2019 Ram 1500 to be Flat Towed Behind RV
  • When wiring up your 2019 Ram 1500 so that it accepts the signal lights from your RV, you will indeed need to probe/test the wiring behind the tail lights for function to ensure you are making the correct connections. The process should not be any different for your truck's LEDs than with standard incandescent bulbs. If you already have a wiring kit and it does not include diodes, these will still need to be added to prevent feedback to the RV. We do have diodes available with part #...
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  • Flat Towing 2019 Ford F-150 with 5,000 Pound Trailer Hitch on RV
  • The 6,500 pound GVW of your 2019 Ford F-150 refers to the most it can weigh with seated passengers and cargo loaded. Since the truck won't have any passengers inside when flat towing it behind an RV it's not going to weigh this much. I looked up the base weight of your F-150 and depending on your exact model and specs it has a weight of around 4,000 to 5,697 pounds. Since the higher end of this range does still exceed the hitch capacity on your RV I highly recommend taking the truck...
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  • Roadmaster Direct-Connect vs Crossbar-Style Base Plates for 2020 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
  • The main difference between the Roasmaster # RM-521453-5 (previously known as EZ5) and # RM-521453-4 (previously known as EZ4) base plate kits for your 2020 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, is that the RM-521453-5 is a Direct-Connect style, meaning your motor-home mounted tow bar attaches directly to the base plate's removable arms, without the need for a crossbar. This is the easiest to connect and disconnect, and it also makes your tow-bar about 20 lbs lighter, so the # RM-521453-5 is your best...
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  • Roadmaster Base Plates for 2019 Ford Ranger- Distance from Ground to Center of Draw Bar Pins
  • There are a lot of moving pieces with this, since there are variables with tire size, lift kits, payload, etc. and when I reached out to Roadmaster, they weren't able to provide me with any type of precise measurements on the Roadmaster # RM-524459-5 ; they mentioned that it's not something they would typically measure because of all these moving parts. With that being said, they did mention that their best guess is that it's going to be roughly 18" based on the stock 8.9" ground clearance...
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  • Best Parts for Flat Towing 2019 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk
  • I'm happy to give you my recommendations for all the best parts for flat towing your 2019 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk, including a way to protect it from rocks and debris to keep it looking sharp. The best parts to flat tow your '19 Cherokee Trailhawk are: - Base Plate Kit: Demco Tabless Base Plate Kit # DM9519340 - Tow Bar: Demco Dominator Non-Binding Tow Bar # DM9511008 - Vehicle Guard: Sentry Deflector for Demco Tow Bars # DM9523135 - Wiring Kit: Roadmaster Diode 7-Wire to 6-Wire Flexo-Coil...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2018 Chevy Spark
  • If you are getting the manual transmission 2018 Chevy Spark, and it does not have the Active Air Shutters, then I recommend the Roadmaster EZ5 Base Plate Kit # RM-523185-5. These base plates are confirmed to fit this vehicle and feature brackets that are virtually invisible, which allows for a clean look when you aren't towing. For a compatible tow bar that will work great with the Chevy Spark, I recommend the 2018 Roadmaster Falcon All Terrain # RM-522. This is an excellent, 6,000...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2019 Chevy Sonic Sedan
  • I'd be happy to give you all the parts that are needed to flat tow a 2019 Chevy Sonic, though there was not an available version of an online owner's manual for a '19 Sonic I could refer to so you will want to check your copy to confirm any necessary steps you need to take before flat towing. Here are the best parts for you to flat tow your Sonic: - Base Plate Kit: Blue Ox Base Plate Kit # BX1703 - Tow Bar: Blue Ox Avail Tow Bar # BX7420 - Wiring Kit: Roadmaster Tail Light Wiring Kit...
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  • Demco Base Plate Kit Recommendation for 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL with Steel Bumper Kit and Winch
  • The Steel Bumper Group/Package of the 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL Rubicon has the removable end caps to convert to a stubby along with being winch ready. The Demco Tabless Base Plate Kit # DM9519339 is compatible with this and would work well. Demco has several excellent tow bar options that you can use: Commander III # DM9511013 is rated for 6,000 pounds and is a non-binding tow bar which makes hookup and disconnect easy even on uneven terrain. Excali-Bar II # DM9511009 is rated for...
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  • Recommended Parts to Flat Tow 2019 Ford Fiesta SE
  • There are a number of parts I recommend for you to flat tow your 2019 Ford Fiesta: - Base Plate Kit: Demco Tabless Base Plate Kit # DM9519285 - Tow Bar: Demco Excali-Bar III Non-Binding Tow Bar # DM9511013 - Wiring Kit: Roadmaster Diode 7-Wire to 6-Wire Flexo-Coil Wiring Kit # RM-15267 - Roadmaster Even Brake Portable Supplemental Braking System # RM-9400 - 12 Volt Outlet Kit # RM-9332 - Stop Light Switch Kit # RM-751450 (Automatic Transmission) - Automatic Battery Disconnect with...
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  • Difference Between Roadmaster EZ4 and EZ5 Base Plates for 2020 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
  • Both the Roadmaster EZ4 # RM-521453-4 and EZ5 # RM-521453-5 Base Plate Kits are confirmed to fit your 2020 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, however I do recommend the EZ5 # RM-521453-5 because of how it attaches to the tow bar. Unlike the EZ4 mounts that require a crossbar to connect to a Roadmaster tow bar, the EZ5 design lets you directly attach to the tow bar arms for an easier hookup and cleaner appearance. I have attached the complete written installation instructions that you can check...
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  • All Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee
  • There are a number of parts you're going to need in order to do this, starting with compatible base plates. I recommend the Roadmaster EZ4 Base Plate Kit # RM-521440-4 because the brackets will be hidden away so your Grand Cherokee can maintain a clean look. For a tow bar I recommend going with the Roadmaster Falcon 2 Tow Bar # RM-520 because of how easy the tow bar is to connect to the base plates as well as its long arms, which make it easier to maneuver when towing; you will also need...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2020 Chevy Colorado ZR2
  • To flat tow your 2020 Chevy Colorado ZR2 the first thing you need is a base plate kit which for that the # RM-523182-5 from Roadmaster is the easiest to install and use so it's what I recommend. I attached an install video for this for you to check out as well. 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 Terain, # RM-522. This...
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  • Blue Ox Base Plate Kit for 2019 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk
  • For your 2019 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk you'd want the Blue Ox base plate kit part # BX1143 since you have a Blue Ox tow bar. I attached an install video for this for you to check out as well. The special harness you need to prevent the wobble while flat towing is not needed for your year vehicle. For lighting you can use the diode kit, # RM-15267, and not have to worry about cutting into the taillight housing. This will splice into your taillight wiring to allow your tow vehicle to...
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  • Comparing Direct-Connect and Crossbar Base Plates for 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL Unlimited
  • The difference between the Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit # RM-521453-5 and Roadmaster Crossbar-Style Base Plate Kit # RM-521453-4 is how tow bars attach. As the name suggests, you will connect your tow bar straight to the direct-connect base plates while the crossbar style will require you use your tow bar's crossbar or quick-disconnect. This makes the direct-connect the easiest base plate to connect to and disconnect from. Because of that, for your 2018 Jeep JL Wrangler Unlimited...
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  • Procedures and Equipment for Flat Towing 2016 Fiat 500 Manual Transmission
  • When flat towing your 2016 Fiat 500 Easy, you'd leave the steering wheel unlocked to avoid tire scrub. I've checked the owner's manual, as well as the industry resources at my disposal and have found that it's not necessary to pull any fuses or disconnect the battery. To flat tow a vehicle, you'll need base plates, a tow bar, safety cables, a wiring solution so the vehicle taillights work along with those of the tow vehicle, a supplemental braking system and possibly a high/lo adapter. For...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2017 Jeep Wrangler Recon Behind RV
  • For your 2017 Jeep Wrangler Recon, I recommend the Roadmaster MX Base Plate Kit # 1444-3. This base plate kit is confirmed to fit your Jeep and features a nice, hidden bracket design and a black powder coat finish. All of the necessary hardware for installation is included. In addition to the base plates, you will also need a tow bar, safety cable set, lighting solution, and a supplemental braking system to complete your flat towing setup. For the tow bar, I recommend the Roadmaster...
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  • Recommended Parts to Flat Tow a 2020 Jeep Gladiator
  • You have definitely come to the right source and I'll be happy to help you get all of the equipment needed to flat tow your 2020 Jeep Gladiator. For a complete flat towing setup you will need a base plate kit, tow bar, safety cables, vehicle tow bar wiring, a supplemental braking system, and possibly a high-low adapter. For a base plate kit and tow bar combo I really like the Demco products because they are easy to use and the tow bars are some of the best out there that don't break...
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  • Tow Bar Wiring For Flat Towing A 2020 Jeep Gladiator
  • There are most likely components of the existing tow bar wiring that you can re-use when flat towing the Gladiator but since I am not sure which wiring setup you have I cannot say that you definitely can or cannot. The 2020 Jeep Gladiator does not have a custom plug in harness available for flat towing so if the wiring harness you are referring to is custom it will not fit the Gladiator. If you tell me what harness or wiring kit you are referring to I can tell you which if any parts of...
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  • Flat Towing Procedures and Setup for 2020 Jeep Gladiator
  • On the Jeep Wrangler and Jeep Truck models the steering wheel does not actually lock with the ignition in the off position, it just has a loss of power steering-which is likely what you're experiencing. Jeep removed the steering wheel lock from their models in 2008, I believe, so even without a key in the ignition you'll be able to turn the wheels; it's just going to be really difficult. With that being said, in order to flat tow you'll need to have the transfer case set to N (neutral)....
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  • How Long Does It Take/Cost To Install Flat-Towing Components On a 2019 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
  • I have done a few flat-tow setups myself and can admit they do take time. The Jeep Wrangler luckily is one of the easier vehicles to install flat-towing components on, the base plates in particular because you don't have to make any major modifications to the front bumper fascia. In regards to time and cost, there are a lot of variables at play here. That said, I have attached for you below a list of components I recommend for a 2019 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited and the average install time...
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  • Is There a Blue Ox Base Plate Kit that Fits 2020 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk
  • We have the Blue Ox base plate kit part # BX1143 which is a confirmed fit for your 2020 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk. For a tow bar the Blue Ox part # BX7420 is very easy to use and also comes with safety cables as well. For lighting you can use the diode kit, # RM-15267, and not have to worry about cutting into the taillight housing. This will splice into your taillight wiring to allow your tow vehicle to control the taillight assemblies of the towed vehicle. This comes with a round 6-way...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2017 Cadillac Escalade 4WD
  • The 4WD 2017 Cadillac Escalade can indeed be flat towed with all 4 wheels on the ground. In order to flat tow the vehicle behind your RV you will need a base plate kit, a tow bar, safety cables, a lighting solution, a supplemental braking system, and most likely a high-low adapter to keep the tow bar level. Starting with the base plate kit I recommend the Roadmaster Direct-Connect # RM-523179-5, which is custom designed for your Escalade and uses hidden brackets that maintain a...
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  • Does 2019 Jeep Cherokee Require Special Harness When Flat Towing for Steering Wobble
  • Mopar did make an update for the newer Jeep Cherokees like your 2019 model so now the harness for the steering wobble issue isn't required thankfully. For full instructions on how to flat tow your vehicle you should always consult the owners manual or with a Jeep dealer but from what I found online it looks like it's a pretty extensive procedure that involves turning the ignition to run to complete a few processes and then eventually back to OFF when you are finally ready to tow. I'd recommend...
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  • Best Complete Flat Towing System for 2019 Ram 2500
  • We have all the parts you need so you can flat tow your 2019 Ram 2500, and the best ones for your truck are the following: - Base Plates: Blue Ox Base Plate Kit # BX2415. These base plates are the best for your '19 Ram because they are going to be hidden so your Ram keeps its aesthetic appeal. In the accompanying photo you can see this kit installed on a Ram, and when those protruding tabs you see are removed there's no way to tell you even have a baseplate kit on the truck. - Tow...
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  • What is the Difference Between the Blue Ox Base Plates # BX1134 and # BX1126?
  • The Blue Ox Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms # BX1126 is the correct fit for a 2008 Jeep Wrangler with a standard factory bumper. The base plates # BX1134 are also a fit for the ARB Stubby Bar bumper as well as the standard bumper. It is a mounting point difference as well as the brackets are 3-1/2 inches higher on the latter. I've attached the photos of each on a standard bumper that don't make it real easy to distinguish so I've also attached the installation details.
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  • Correct Blue Ox Base Plates for 2019 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk With Steel Bumper and Tow Hooks
  • Thanks for being a regular customer and I have confirmed with Blue Ox that the correct base plate kit for your 2019 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk with a steel bumper and tow hooks is the Blue Ox Base Plate Kit # BX1143. The reason you are seeing a different part number on the Blue Ox site is because the # BX1143 actually replaced the BX1140 for the 2019 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk with a steel bumper and tow hooks; it was simply a part number change (for reasons that go beyond my pay grade). Since...
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  • Demco Tabless Baseplate Kit for 2019 GMC Sierra 1500
  • I reached out to my contact at Demco and was able to confirm that the best baseplate kit option for your 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 is the Demco Tabless Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms # DM29FR (Demco part number 9519345). While the # 9519342 will fit both the 2019-2020 Sierra 1500 and Silverado 1500, it does requires significantly more cutting to the front fascia on the GMC. Demco created the # DM29FR baseplate which is very similar, but is slightly modified to reduce the amount of cutting...
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  • Recommended Parts to Flat Tow 2020 Chevy Silverado 2500HD
  • First thing you need to flat tow your 2020 Chevy Silverado 2500 is a base plate kit like the easy to install and use Blue Ox kit part # BX1740. Next for a tow bar the Avail part # BX7420 is the best option as it has the higher weight capacity your truck needs, is the easiest to use, and has longer arms which makes turning a bit easier on the towed vehicle. This also comes with safety cables. For lighting you can use the diode kit, # RM-15267, and not have to worry about cutting into...
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  • Flat Towing Base Plates for 2020 Ram 1500 Big Horn
  • We do have baseplate kits for the new 2020 Ram 1500. If you need a direct connect base plate, take a look at the Roadmaster # RM-522203-5 , which offer a quick and easy installation as well as a concealed design to make them barely visible when not in use. The built-in pull rings let you unlock arms so you can twist and remove them to make attaching and detaching the draw bars easy. If you've got a crossbar style tow bar, you'll need to use the Roadmaster # RM-522203-4 . If the brake...
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  • Does 2019 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk Require MOPAR Flat Towing Wiring Harness
  • If your 2019 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk is a 4x4 with a 2-speed power transfer case it can be flat towed but it DOES require a Mopar flat tow wiring kit. We do not offer this OEM item. Please refer to page 384 of your owner's manual for more information. We DO offer all of the other required flat towing components like base plates, safety cables and tow bars. For your 2019 Cherokee Trailhawk I recommend Roadmaster's Direct-Connect kit # RM-521451-5 so long as it has tow hooks and does...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2019 Jeep Cherokee Limited, Latitude or Latitude Plus
  • For your 2019 Jeep Cherokee you'll need to first start with a base plate kit. For that you'd want the part # RM-521452-4. This fits the Latitude, Latitude Plus and Limited models. If you have an Overland, Trailhawk, or Trailhawk Elite you'd want the # RM-521451-5. Next you'll need a tow bar which for that the Roadmaster Sterling part # RM-576 is your best option for if you have the Latitude or Limited models since you'll need the included crossbar. If you have an Overland or Trailhawk...
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  • Product Comparison of Roadmaster Base Plates for 2020 Chevy Traverse
  • You are correct that the Roadmaster Base Plate # RM-523200-5 fits both models, it just happens to be how our site fitguides the different items; Blue Ox offers base plates that are dependent on this feature, but the Roadmaster base plates will not effect the Adaptive Cruise Control feature on your 2020 Chevy Traverse. These base plates are compatible with a number of different Roadmaster brand tow bars like the Roadmaster Nighthawk # RM-676. If you've got a tow bar from a different manufacturer,...
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  • Can D-Ring Bumper Mount Adapters be Used to Tow a Jeep Wrangler with a Stowmaster Tow Bar
  • If the D-ring bumper mounts on the Rock Crawler bumper are 3/4 inches then the Roadmaster adapters, part # RM-035, will work on the bumper. If the mounts are 1 inch then instead part # RM-035-1 is the correct size. However, neither are compatible with the Roadmaster Stowmaster tow bar. The adapters can only be used with tow bars that are mounted onto the motorhome instead of on the vehicle, like the Falcon 2, part # RM-520.
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  • How To Use a Tow Bar With a Poison Spyder/Smittybilt Front Bumper on a 2018 Jeep JK Wrangler
  • I do have an option for you but the Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit part # RM-521448-5 is designed to be used with the factory front bumper on a 2018 Jeep JK Wrangler only. Unfortunately, Roadmaster does not test this base plate kit with aftermarket bumpers so there would be no way to confirm fit on the brands you mentioned (Poison Spyder/Smittybilt). I took a look at both the Smittybilt 76744 SRC Carbine Front Bumper and the Poison Spyder 17-59-010DBP1 Brawler Lite Front Bumper....
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  • Install of Roadmaster Baseplate on 2019 Ford Ranger
  • I have a video of a 2019 Ford Ranger getting the Roadmaster Crossbar-Style Base Plate Kit # RM-524459-4, which is the same process as the one your referenced, # RM-524459-5. The difference between the 2 is how the tow bar mounts, and the removable arms. Each base plate installs exactly the same, the direct connect has less components to hook up to the tow bar. Instead of using a quick disconnect cross bar, it connects directly to the base plate. I linked the parts and a video showing...
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  • Most Cost-Effective Way to Flat Tow 2012 Ram 1500
  • There are quite a few parts you will need to flat tow your 2012 Ram 1500, and you will need an appropriately-rated tow bar, as well as base plates, safety chains, a lighting system and a supplemental braking system; I will give you the most cost-effective options for each for this truck. - Base Plates: Roadmaster Crossbar-Style Base Plate Kit # 52289-1 - Tow Bar: Roadmaster StowMaster Tow Bar # RM-501, which will require your current truck have a ball mount and 2" hitch ball. You...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2019 Ram 2500 Behind Motorhome
  • To flat tow your 2019 Ram 2500 the first thing you'll need is a base plate kit. Which for that you'd want the Blue Ox part # BX2415 which is very easy to use and install. I attached a picture of what the kit looks like installed but keep in mind the aluminum arms you see are removable so when you are towing the kit is almost totally out of plain sight. Then for a tow bar the Blue Ox Alpha part # BX7420 would be the best option as it's the easiest to use and has the needed weight capacity...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2019 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk
  • For your 2019 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk we have everything you'll need to flat tow it besides the harness that Chrysler mentioned. They did recently take off the market the old harness they recommended and last we heard are still in process of redesigning it like what they told you (as of June 2018). Even when it is available it won't be a part we'll carry though as it's a Mopar only product. We do have the base plate you'll need which is part # RM-521451-5. This would work well with our...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2018 Chevy Colorado
  • There are a number of parts you're going to need in order to flat tow your 2018 Chevy Colorado, starting with compatible base plates. If you have Adaptive Cruise Control you will need the Blue Ox # BX1721 Base Plate Kit, and if you do NOT have Adaptive Cruise Control I recommend the Roadmaster EZ Base Plate Kit # RM-523182-5. For a tow bar I recommend going with the Roadmaster Falcon 2 Tow Bar # RM-520 because of how easy the tow bar is to connect to the base plates as well as its long...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat-Tow a 2014 Jeep Wrangler Sahara
  • I have attached for you a list of parts you will need to flat-tow your 2014 Jeep Wrangler Sahara below. These will all work great on your Class C Motorhome for long distance trips. The Jeep Wrangler is actually one of the easiest vehicle's to flat-tow because it does not require as many components or special procedures. Required: Blue Ox Base Plate Kit part # BX1126 Blue Ox Alpha 2 Tow Bar part # BX7380 Blue Ox Patriot Portable Braking System part # BRK2016 Hopkins Custom Tail Light...
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  • Blue Ox Flat Towing Components to Tow 2020 Jeep Wrangler
  • A complete flat towing setup normally gets pretty expensive if you do it the right way. It's hard to give an exact figure but if you check out the part links on this page you'll see all the prices listed. The correct Blue Ox base plate for your 2020 Jeep Wrangler is the part # BX1139 and then the Alpha 2 part # BX7380 is a really great choice. For lighting you can use the diode kit, # RM-15267, and not have to worry about cutting into the taillight housing. This will splice into your...
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  • Will the Roadmaster Base Plates for a 2020 Jeep Gladiator Work With Winch Mounted On Bumper
  • The Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit part # RM-521453-5 which is a fit for a 2020 Jeep Gladiator installs in place of the tow hooks. I have attached a photo for you of this as well as an install video to give you a better idea of how it mounts. In regards to compatibility with a winch, this all depends on where the winch would sit but if it mounts on top of the bumper then I don't see any issues. I have attached for you below as well the rest of the parts you'd need to complete...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2020 Chevy Colorado behind Motorhome
  • The first thing you need to flat tow your 2020 Chevy Colorado is a base plate kit like the Roadmaster # RM-523182-5 which fits your truck and provides the connection point for a tow bar. I attached an install video for this on a similar 2019 Colorado for you to check out as well. 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,...
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  • Parts Needed To Flat-Tow a 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4x4
  • Yes, a 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4x4 High Country can be flat-towed as it has two-speed transfer case which is standard on this model as well as on the Custom Trail Boss and LT Trail Boss. I have attached for you below a list of parts you will need. Blue Ox Base Plate Kit part # BX1736 Blue Ox Avail Tow Bar part # BX7420 Roadmaster Diode 7-Wire to 6-Wire Flexo-Coil Wiring Kit part # RM-15267 Roadmaster Automatic Battery Disconnect with Switch part # RM-766 Stay-IN-Play DUO Supplemental...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2015 Jeep Wrangler Sport
  • First let's start with a base plate confirmed as a fit for your 2015 Jeep Wrangler Sport. For that you'd want the Roadmaster EZ5 part # RM-521448-5 which is a confirmed fit. I attached an install video for this kit for you to check out as well. 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. For safety cables you can use #...
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  • Do Base Plates for 2020 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited with Factory Steel Bumper Alter Skid Plate
  • Each of the base plates that fit your 2020 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon do require the altering or even replacement of the skid plate (also sometimes called a rock guard). The base plate kit I recommend because it will allow the skid plate to be trimmed but not outright replaced is the Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit # RM-521453-5. I have added a link to a video install of this kit on a 2020 Wrangler Unlimited showing you what the install looks like. There are a number of...
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  • Base Plate Fit and Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2019 Chevy Silverado 1500 LD
  • Definitely a good idea to ensure what base plates are a fit for your 2019 Chevy Silverado 1500 LD, and I'll confirm the correct Blue Ox base plates as well as a link to all the other parts you need to flat tow this truck. - Base Plate Kit: Blue Ox Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms # BO94FR - Blue Ox Avail Tow Bar # BX7420 - Wiring Kit: Roadmaster Diode 7-Wire to 6-Wire Flexo-Coil Wiring Kit # RM-15267 - Roadmaster Automatic Battery Disconnect with Switch # RM-766 - Supplemental Braking...
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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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  • What Parts are Needed to Flat Tow a 2011-2014 Ford F-150
  • In order to flat tow a twelfth generation (2011-2014) Ford F-150 behind your RV, you will need a base plate kit, tow bar, safety cables, a lighting solution, a supplemental braking system, and most likely a high-low adapter. Starting with the base plates, I recommend the Roadmaster EZ5 Base Plate Kit # RM-524431-5 if you have the EcoBoost or the Roadmaster MX Base Plate Kit # 495-3A if you don't have the EcoBoost. Both options feature a hidden bracket design that will provide a nice...
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  • Best Parts to Flat Tow 2020 GMC Canyon Denali
  • I can definitely make a list of all the best parts so you can flat tow your 2020 GMC Canyon Denali behind your motorhome. The parts you need are: - Base Plate Kit: Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms # RM-523182-5 - Tow Bar: Roadmaster Nighthawk All Terrain, Non-Binding Tow Bar with LED Lights # RM-676 - Wiring Kit: Roadmaster Diode 7-Wire to 6-Wire Flexo-Coil Wiring Kit # RM-15267 - Roadmaster Automatic Battery Disconnect with Switch # RM-766 (not compatible...
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  • Will a Grill Guard and a Blue Ox Base Plate Both Fit on my Ford Ranger 2019 Lariat
  • After taking a look at the instructions for the Blue Ox Base Plate Kit - Removable Arm part # BX2679 and the Westin Sportsman Grille Guard part # 40-3985 and others like it. They are not compatible together. Unfortunately, they use the same attachment areas eliminating the possibility of them working together. While this may not help all the time using a Rock Gaurd like the Roadmaster Guardian Rock Guard part # RM-4000 can help to protect your vehicle from damage caused while flat towing...
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  • Can 2018 Chevy Colorado 4x4 be Flat Towed behind Motorhome
  • The four wheel drive versions of the V6 gas and 4 cylinder diesel 2018 Chevy Colorados can be flat towed as long as the truck has a two speed transfer case that has a neutral and 4 low setting. Then for a base plate kit the Roadmaster part # RM-523182-4 that you referenced are the correct fit and very easy to use so I recommend them. I attached an install video for you to check out as well. In addition to the base plates, you will also need a compatible tow bar, safety cables, lighting,...
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  • Comparing Roadmaster Base Plates for 2020 Chevy Spark
  • If your 2020 Chevy Spark is a manual transmission than it can be flat towed, but if it is an automatic transmission, the CVT cannot be flat towed and you will need a tow dolly like # DM9713046 for example. This is outlined in the owners manual. Assuming you have the manual transmission model, then you can use either the Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms # RM-523202-5 if your Spark is an LT model, or the Roadmaster Crossbar-Style Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms...
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  • Recommended Flat Towing Setup for a 2007 Jeep Wrangler
  • In order to flat-tow a 2007 Jeep Wrangler you will need a base plate kit, tow bar, safety cables, flat-tow wiring harness, and supplemental braking system. In regards to installation, the base plates will likely take the longest but it's actually pretty easy for most Jeeps so you should not have too much of an issue. I have listed below the parts needed. Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit part # 1429-3 Roadmaster Falcon 2 Tow Bar part # RM-520 RoadMaster 68" Single Hook, Coiled...
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  • Is Roadmaster Stowmaster 5000 Tow Bar Compatible with Base Plate for 2020 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
  • Yes, the Roadmaster Stowmaster 5000 tow bar you have is perfectly compatible with the Roadmaster base plate kit # RM-521453-4. The crossbar of your tow bar would connect to the removable arms of this base plate kit and you'd be set.
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  • Recommended Parts To Flat-Tow a 2019 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk
  • I have attached for you below a list of parts I recommend using to flat-tow a 2019 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk. Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit part # RM-521451-5 (Easiest To Use) Roadmaster Nighthawk All Terrain Tow Bar part # RM-676 (Includes Safety Cables and Umbilical Cord) Roadmaster Universal Hy-Power Diode Wiring Kit part # RM-154 (Cleanest Install Look) Blue Ox Patriot Portable Braking System part # BRK2019 (Easiest Install) Roadmaster Battery Charge Line Kit for Towed...
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  • Availability of Roadmaster Base Plate Kits that Fit 2019 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk
  • For your 2019 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk the correct base plate kit from Roadmaster is the part # RM-521451-4 that you referenced. We also do carry the # RM-521451-5 which is a fit and is the EZ5 style instead which does not require the tow bar to use the crossbar. These are the correct kits for your vehicle, since we haven't the chance to take picutres of either kit we use "typical photos" that show what a typical base plate kit looks like. In addition to the base plates, you will...
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  • Can I Flat Tow a 2018 Ford Explorer with EcoBoost Engine and Adaptive Cruise Control
  • I have a solution for you, but the Ford Edge, Explorer and Taurus vehicles equipped with the 2.0-liter EcoBoost I-4 or 2.3L EcoBoost I-4 engine CANNOT be towed four wheels down. The 3.5L EcoBoost Engines do allow for flat towing. For the FWD versions of the 2018 Ford Explorer with EcoBoost engine you will need to use a tow dolly like the Demco Kar Kaddy 3 Tow Dolly # DM9713046. This tow dolly comes with disc brakes and a steerable axle that allows the trailer to track well behind the motorhome...
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  • Can a 2019 Chevrolet Equinox with 2.0L Gas Engine Be Flat-Towed
  • According to the owner's manual (page 355) for your 2019 Chevrolet Equinox, all models with the 2.0L gas engine can be flat-towed with four wheels down. Therefore, it does appear you are getting incorrect information from the dealer. I have attached a list of the best parts to use to flat-tow the above vehicle along with some install videos for you as well. Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit part # RM-523193-5 Roadmaster Nighthawk All Terrain, Non-Binding Tow Bar part # RM-677 SMI...
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  • How Can Roadmaster Direct Connect Base Plate Connect to Blue Ox Alpha Tow Bar
  • You can use the Roadmaster Base Plate kit part # RM-523184-5 you referenced with the Blue Ox Alpha Tow Bar part # BX7420 but you need to use the correct adapter part # BX88185 and you'd be set.
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  • Is Blue Ox Alpha Tow Bar Compatible With Blue Ox Base Plate on 2019 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk
  • The Blue Ox Base Plate Kit # BX1143 is the correct option for base plates on your 2019 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk, but these base plates are not compatible with the Blue Ox Alpha 2 Tow Bar # BX7380. The reason for that is the spacing of the tabs on the base plate, which are 37-1/4" apart, and the Alpha 2 is only compatible with between 16" and 36" apart. Due to that larger spacing, the tow bar that is needed for the Blue Ox Base Plate Kit # BX1143 is the Blue Ox Avail Tow Bar # BX7420. The...
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  • Is Drilling Required to Install Demco Base Plate Kit on 2020 Jeep Gladiator
  • The Demco Tabless Base Plate Kit # DM9519339 is actually a custom fit for your 2020 Jeep Gladiator (if you have a Rubicon with the factory steel bumper) and it does not require any drilling into the vehicle frame. I have attached the installation instructions to this page for you to check out. If you don't already have everything you need for towing your Gladiator then I also recommend using the Demco Dominator # DM9511008 because it has an aluminum construction so you know it will last....
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