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  • Recommended Supplemental Braking System for Flat Towing 2015 Jeep Wrangler
  • A Tow Bar and Braking System like the Ready Brute Elite combines a tow bar with a built-in supplemental braking system. The Ready Brute Elite braking system activates the brakes on your towed vehicle when your RV stops or slows. Basically the braking force of your RV works in combination with the forward surge of your towed vehicle to make it slow down and stop - like a surge brake trailer coupler. Instead I would recommend a proportional braking system like the Roadmaster tow bar braking...
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  • Recommended Flat Towing Components For A 2022 Ram 3500
  • To flat tow your 2022 Ram 3500 behind your 2021 NeXus RV Ghost 36DS Class C Motorhome you'll need a tow bar, base plate, tow bar wiring kit, braking system, and safety cables. I have the following recommendations for you: Tow Bar: etrailer XHD Non-Binding Tow Bar for Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate # e84ZR. This tow bar features non-binding latches and as well as telescoping, self-supporting arms make for fast, easy hookup or disconnection no matter what terrain you're on. The adjustable...
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  • Recommended Flat Towing Equipment For A 2001 Jeep Wrangler
  • To flat tow your 2001 Jeep Wrangler you'll need a tow bar, baseplate, braking system, tow bar wiring kit, and safety cables. I have the following recommendations for you below: Tow Bar: etrailer SD Non-Binding Tow Bar # e74ZR. The shank has built-in 1-1/2" rise or drop for additional adjustability to keep the tow bar level between the motorhome and Jeep. Baseplate: Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit # RM-521424-5. Note: Not compatible with models with front leaf springs. Tow...
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  • Base Plate and Tow Bar Recommendation for a 2011 Chevrolet Malibu
  • Of the base plate options that fit your 2011 Chevrolet Malibu I recommend the Roadmaster EZ base plate kit because the installation will be a little easier and will not require you to remove and reinstall the headlights. The EZ base plates are compatible with all Roadmaster tow bars. The Falcon 2 Tow Bar, # RM-520, is our most popular Roadmaster tow bar. Along with a base plate kit and tow bar, you need safety cables, tow bar wiring and a supplemental braking system to complete your flat...
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  • Parts Needed To Flat Tow 2014 Ford C-Max Hybrid Behind A Motor Home
  • When you plan on flat-towing your 2014 Ford C-Max Hybrid, there are 5 things that are needed. You will need base plates, a tow bar, safety chains, wiring for the lights on your towed vehicle, and a supplemental brake system. I recommend the Blue Ox Base Plate Kit, part # BX2639. This is a custom fit system that provides attach points for your tow bar. The tow bar I recommend is the Blue Ox Alpha Tow Bar, part # BX7380. This tow bar system comes with the motor home mount so no ball mount...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat-Tow My 1991 Honda Civic
  • Yes, you can use a Tow Ready Adjustable Tow Bar, 5,000 lbs, part # 63180, to tow your 1991 Honda Civic. Just 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 RoadMaster Tracker Tow Bar, # RM-020, which is designed for towing long distances and more frequently. With this tow bar you will need a set of Quick Disconnects, # RM-201, to easily connect and disconnect the tow bar from the base plates. You will also...
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  • Recommended Components For Flat-Towing A 1997 Jeep Wrangler Behind A Motorhome
  • When you decide to flat-tow a vehicle there are 5 things needed. You will need base plates for the towed vehicle, a tow bar, safety cables, lighting for the towed vehicle, and now most states require a supplemental brake system. If you have a double tube bumper on your Wrangler the base plates I recommend are part # DM9517046. If you have a U-channel bumper, the base plates you will need are part # DM9518045. The Demco Commander tow bar, part # DM9511012, would work well with the base...
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  • Can Blue Ox AutoStop Supplemental Braking System be Used with Excali-Bar Tow Bar
  • The Blue Ox AutoStop Supplemental Braking System # BX8893 referenced in your question is designed for use only with the Blue Ox Alpha or Aladdin motor-home mounted tow bars. You will not be able to use this system with your Excali-Bar Tow Bar. For a braking system, I instead recommend looking at the Blue Ox Patriot # BLU37TR. This is a very nice proportional system that will activate the brakes on your towed vehicle at the same time and with the same intensity that you apply to them in...
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  • Base Plate Recommendations for 2001 Jeep TJ
  • For your 2001 Jeep Sport with double tube bumper, you will want to use the Roadmaster EZ4 Base Plate Kit # RM-521424-4. This product features removable arms that can be easily removed via 2 pins. The installation is easy and requires no welding and instructions and mounting hardware is included. In addition to the base plate, you will need a tow bar, a safety cable set, tow bar wiring, and a supplemental braking system to tow your Jeep if you do not have these components already. The tow...
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  • Recommended Flat Towing Equipment For A 2022 Ram 3500 Longhorn DRW 4x4
  • For your 2022 Ram 3500 Longhorn DRW 4x4 you'll need a tow bar, base plate, tow bar wiring kit, braking system, and safety cables. I have the following recommendations for you: Tow Bar: etrailer XHD Non-Binding Tow Bar for Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate - 2" RV Mount - 10.5K # e84ZR. This tow bar features non-binding latches and telescoping, self-supporting arms that make connecting/disconnecting your vehicle on any terrain easy peasy. This tow bar comes with safety cables included...
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  • Recommended Flat Towing Equipment For A 2021 Chevy Silverado 1500 Trail Boss
  • To flat tow your 2021 Chevy Silverado 1500 Trail Boss you'll need to review the owner's manual to ensure your specific model can be flat towed. You'll need a tow bar, tow bar wiring kit, base plate, braking system, and safety cables to complete your setup. I have the following recommendations for you below: Tow Bar: Blue Ox Ascent Non-Binding Tow Bar - Motorhome Mount - 2" Hitch - 7,500lbs Item # BX4370. This tow bar has a non-binding latches make it easy to unhook tow bar on any terrain...
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  • Recommended Flat Towing Equipment For A 2022 Ford Maverick
  • To flat tow your 2022 Ford Maverick you'll need a tow bar, base plate, tow bar wiring kit, braking system, and safety cables. I have the following recommendations for each of these items: Tow Bar: The Roadmaster Falcon All Terrain, Non-Binding Tow Bar # RM-522 is a great tow bar but I prefer the etrailer SD Non-Binding Tow Bar for Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plates # e74ZR instead. For a similar price to the Falcon you'll get much more in return. It features non-binding latches and...
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  • Parts Needed With Tow Bar for Towing a Vehicle
  • With any tow bar system, including the Blue Ox Ascent Tow Bar - Motorhome Mount - 2-1/2" Hitch - 7,500 lbs # BX4375, you will still need a few other components including a supplemental braking system, base plates, tow bar wiring, safety cables, and often a high-low adapter. I recommend the Blue Ox Patriot Portable Braking System - Proportional # BLU37TR because it is compatible with most vehicles. I have attached a video to assist. I have also linked an article to help overview the...
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  • Recommended Parts To Flat-Tow 2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer
  • The Roadmaster XL Base Plate Kit, part # 3109-1 work on all 2007 Chevrolet Trailblazers except the SS model. With the removable drawbars, the base plates become nearly invisible when not towing. There are 5 things needed when flat-towing a vehicle. You will need the base plates, a tow bar, safety cables, lighting for the towed vehicle and most states now require a supplemental brake system. The tow bar I recommend is the Roadmaster Tracker, part # RM-020. These are foldable so they can...
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  • Flat Towing Recommendations For 2021 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara 4DR Diesel
  • To flat tow your 2021 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara you'll need a tow bar, tow bar wiring kit, base plate, braking system, and safety cables. I have the following recommendations for you below: Tow Bar: The Roadmaster Nighthawk All Terrain, Non-Binding Tow Bar w/ LED Lights - RV Mount - 8K Item # RM-676 is a great tow bar for your vehicle. The non-binding feature will make connecting and disconnecting on uneven terrain super easy and the LED lights will make doing this in the dark no...
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  • Best Tow Bar Braking System Recommendation for a 2012 Chevy Silverado 3500
  • As long as your motorhome has air or air over hydraulic brakes the Roadmaster BrakeMaster # RM-9160 that you referenced would be a great choice for supplemental braking for your 2012 Chevy Silverado 3500. You will also need the Roadmaster Stop Light Switch Kit # RM-751220 and the Seat Adapter part # RM-88158. Some argue that this is the best tow bar braking system on the market so it should work very well for you.
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  • Will Roadmaster XL Base Plate Kit # 278-1 Fit a 2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser
  • Yes, the Roadmaster base plate kit # 278-1 is a fit for your PT Cruiser. This base plate kit features computer-cut powder-coated steel construction and installs with included hardware and no welding. This is compatible with the 5000-pound capacity RoadMaster Tracker Tow Bar, part # RM-020. A tow bar bracket and tow bar are just two of the components required by law to safely tow your auto. The other required parts include a wiring harness for tow lights, safety cables and a tow bar braking...
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  • Will Installing A Base Plate On A 2022 GMC Sierra Denali Interfere With The Adaptive Ride Control
  • The sensors for the adaptive ride control system in your 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 Limited Denali are located in the wheel wells so they will not be affected when installing the Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms # RM-523198-5. To flat tow your Sierra you'll also need a tow bar, tow bar wiring kit, braking system, and safety cables. If you haven't already purchased these items then I have the following recommendations for you below: Tow Bar: Roadmaster Nighthawk All...
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  • Does the Demco Stan-IN-Play Supplemental Braking System Provide Power to the Towed Vehicle?
  • The Demco # DM86VR Stay-IN-Play Supplemental braking system gets its power from the towed vehicles battery to run all of its systems. However, I think you might be asking about the tow bar wiring harness such as the Roadmaster # RM-152-98146-7 that provides the lighting systems (not brakes) for your towed vehicle. A tow bar wiring kit is sold separately from the supplemental braking system. If you need recommendations for other flat-tow parts just let me know.
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  • Flat Towing 2015 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup
  • To flat tow a 2015 GMC Sierra 1500 you will need the following parts. First you will need a towed vehicle specific Base Plate Kit. I recommend the Roadmaster # RM-3177-3 kit. This Direct-Connect kit is designed for full size trucks eliminating the need for crossbars. Next you need a tow bar. The Roadmaster # RM-576 “Sterling” All Terrain and Non-Binding tow bar that you mentioned will work great and include the safety cables. A non-binding tow bar will let you easily disconnect your...
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