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Flat Towing Packages for 2002 to 2004 Jeep Liberty Image

FLAT TOWING PACKAGE

2002-2004 Jeep Liberty

The 2002-2004 Jeep Liberty is a comfortable, reliable choice to accompany you on your next camping trip. Before you can hook up your Jeep and hit the road, however, you'll need a few basic components, including base plates, a tow bar, safety cables, wiring, and a supplemental braking system. Our flat tow package guide for the Jeep Liberty will help you choose the best products confirmed to fit your vehicle, so you can focus less on traveling and more on your destination.
WHAT DO I NEED TO FLAT TOW MY JEEP?* Denotes required component1. *Base Plates2. *Tow Bars3. *Safety Cables4. *Tow Bar Wiring5. *Supplemental Braking System6. Additional required or optional components, such as a *stop light switch, high-low adapter, and vehicle guard
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Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2002-2004 Jeep Liberty
We have everything you'll need to flat tow a 2002 through 2004 Jeep Liberty. But the first thing you need to determine is if you will buy one with a brush guard or without. If there isn't a brush guard you'd want the base plate kit part # RM-521423-5 with the Roadmaster Nighthawk part # RM-676. Or if you go with a brush guard you'd want the base plate kit part # 521426-1 with the Sterling tow bar part # RM-576. To protect either tow bar when not in use the cover part # RM-055-3 is recommended as well.For wiring to control the taillights of the vehicle on the highway you'd want the Hopkins kit part # HM56203 which is a custom fit kit that will install easily...View full answer
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Flat Tow Restrictions and Installation Notes
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Restrictions: Only 4WD models of the Jeep Liberty can be flat towed behind your motorhome. The vehicle's transfer case must be put in Neutral and the transmission must be placed in park for flat towing. There are no speed or distance restrictions when flat towing the Liberty. Box braking systems will not fit the 2002-2004 Jeep Liberty.
Flat Tow ProductsBase Plates for 2002-2004 Jeep Liberty Base plates are the custom-fit attachment points that install on the frame of your vehicle and allow you to connect a tow bar to your vehicle. This is the part of a flat towing setup that is truly vehicle specific and custom fit for a particular vehicle and style. The base plate kits below are designed to fit the 2002-2004 Jeep Liberty with a brush guard.
Roadmaster EZ Kit
Roadmaster EZ Kit
#521426-1
  • Easily removable arms
  • Compatible with Quick Disconnects and all RM tow bars
  • Made in USA
  • Installation: Trimming of spoiler, air dam, grille or plastic fascia may be required on some models.
  • Fits: 2002-2004 Jeep Liberty with brush guard
Demco Classic Kit
Demco Classic Kit
#DM9518126
  • Fixed draw bars
  • No crossbar required
  • Compatible with Demco tow bars
  • Made in USA
  • Fits: 2002-2004 Jeep Liberty with or without brush guard
Blue Ox Kit
Blue Ox Kit
#BX1119
  • Removable draw bars
  • No crossbar required
  • Hidden reinforcement for clean look
  • Compatible with Blue Ox tow bars
  • No welding required
  • Made in USA
  • Installation: Bumper fascia must be removed and replaced during installation. Requires some minor drilling.
  • Fits: 2002-2004 Jeep Liberty with or without brush guard
Return to topTow Bars for 2002-2004 Jeep Liberty Another necessary component of a flat towing setup is the tow bar. While tow bars are not a custom-fit component, it is important to make sure that the tow bar and base plates you choose for your Jeep Liberty are compatible with each other. A good rule of thumb is to use a tow bar from the same manufacturer as your base plate kit. If you have base plates or a tow bar of one brand and wish to use a counterpart from a different manufacturer, you will likely need an adapter. Check out our base plate adapter table for help on choosing the correct product. Tow bars come in two styles: those that mount on the motorhome (hitch mount style) and those that mount on the vehicle (coupler style). For frequent RVers, motorhome-mounted tow bars are generally preferable. They provide a more stable connection, are easy to adjust, and do not require a separate coupler. On the other hand, those who RV less frequently may consider a vehicle-mounted tow bar for a more economical option.
Roadmaster Nighthawk All Terrain
Roadmaster Nighthawk All Terrain
#RM-676
  • 8,000-lb. capacity
  • Hitch mount style - stores on RV
  • Non-binding
  • LED lighted arms
  • Safety cables and wiring included
  • Made of lightweight aluminum
  • Compatible with Roadmaster Direct-Connect base plates
  • Made in USA
  • 1-year limited warranty
Roadmaster Sterling All Terrain
Roadmaster Sterling All Terrain
#RM-576
  • 8,000-lb. capacity
  • Hitch mount style - stores on RV
  • Non-binding
  • Safety cables and wiring included
  • Made of lightweight aluminum
  • Compatible with Roadmaster base plates
  • Made in USA
  • 1-year limited warranty
Demco Dominator Tow Bar
Demco Dominator Tow Bar
#DM9511008
  • 7,500-lb. capacity
  • Hitch mount style - stores on RV
  • Non-binding
  • Safety cables included
  • Made of lightweight aluminum & durable steel
  • Limited lifetime warranty
Roadmaster Falcon All Terrain
Roadmaster Falcon All Terrain
#RM522
  • 6,000-lb. capacity
  • Hitch mount style - stores on RV
  • Non-binding
  • Made of durable steel
  • Compatible with all Roadmaster base plates
  • Made in USA
  • 1-year limited warranty
Roadmaster Falcon 2
Roadmaster Falcon 2
#RM-520
  • 6,000-lb. capacity
  • Hitch mount style - stores on RV
  • Made of durable steel
  • Compatible with all Roadmaster base plates
  • Made in USA
  • 1-year limited warranty
Demco Excali-Bar Tow Bar
Demco Excali-Bar Tow Bar
#DM9511009
  • 10,500-lb. capacity
  • Hitch mount style - stores on RV
  • Non-binding
  • Safety cables included
  • Made of durable steel
  • Limited lifetime warranty
Roadmaster StowMaster Tow Bar
Roadmaster StowMaster Tow Bar
#RM501
  • 6,000-lb. capacity
  • Coupler style - stores on Jeep
  • Made of durable steel
  • Compatible with Roadmaster crossbar-style base plates
  • Made in USA
  • 1-year limited warranty
Demco Kwik Tow Bar
Demco Kwik Tow Bar
#DM9511011
  • 5,000-lb. capacity
  • Coupler style - stores separately
  • Safety cables included
  • Made of durable steel
  • Limited lifetime warranty
Roadmaster Tracker Tow Bar
Roadmaster Tracker Tow Bar
#RM020
  • 5,000-lb. capacity
  • Coupler style - stores separately
  • Made of durable steel
  • Compatible with Roadmaster crossbar-style base plates
  • Made in USA
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Safety Cables for 2002-2004 Jeep Liberty Safety cables are a necessary component of a flat towing setup. Keep the weight of your Jeep Liberty in mind when choosing safety cables, as safety cables come in a variety of capacities. Blue Ox and Demco typically include safety cables with their tow bars, making it easy to complete your flat towing setup. Both manufacturers also offer replacement safety cables. Some premium Roadmaster tow bars include safety cables, but most do not. Roadmaster offers a number of capacites and both coiled and straight cables for your flat towing setup. The coiled design helps keep the safety cables from dragging the ground, while straight cables work best with tow bars that have channels, or cable guides, for the safety cables to feed through.
Tow Bar Cable Channel Guide
Tow Bar Cable Channel Guide
Straight Safety Cables
Straight Safety Cables
  • For use with for tow bars with cable guides
Coiled Safety Cables
Coiled Safety Cables
  • Prevents cables from dragging on ground
  • For use with for tow bars without cable guides
Return to topTow Bar Wiring for 2002-2004 Jeep Liberty It is important for your 2002-2004 Jeep Liberty to be wired for flat towing. To make sure your vehicle has functioning tail lights when towed, you have a few options. You can use the existing tail lights by installing a tow bar wiring kit that plugs or splices into your current wiring. You can also bypass your factory wiring by installing a bulb and socket kit that uses the vehicle's tail light housings. Finally, you can install a universal magnetic or trunk-mounted lighting kit to add additional lights to your vehicle specifically for towing.
Roadmaster Diode 7-Wire to 6-Wire Flexo-Coil Wiring Kit
Roadmaster Diode 7-Wire to 6-Wire Flexo-Coil Wiring Kit
#RM-15267
  • 6-way plug on vehicle
  • Hardwire installation
  • Won't interfere with vehicle's factory wiring
  • 6-way to 7-way wiring extensions included
Roadmaster Universal Hy-Power Diode Wiring Kit
Roadmaster Universal Hy-Power Diode Wiring Kit
#RM-154
  • 4-pole flat wire connectors included
  • For use if wiring included with tow bar
  • Hardwire installation
Demco Tow Bar Combo Kit with Diode System
Demco Tow Bar Combo Kit with Diode System
#DM9523057
  • Diode wiring kit
  • 6-way coiled lighting cable
  • 7-way to 6-way adapter
  • Vinyl storage cover included
Hopkins Custom Tail Light Wiring Kit
Hopkins Custom Tail Light Wiring Kit
#HM56203
  • 4-way flat plug included
  • Plugs into vehicle wiring
  • Won't interfere with Jeep's factory wiring
Roadmaster Tail Light Wiring Kit
Roadmaster Tail Light Wiring Kit
#RM-155
  • Bulb and socket kit
  • Bypasses vehicle wiring
  • Independent plugs and sockets mount inside tail lights
MaxxTow Magnetic Tow Lights
MaxxTow Magnetic Tow Lights
#MT70097
  • Economical option
  • Bypasses vehicle wiring
  • Magnetic light bases hold firmly to any metal surface
  • Long-lasting LEDs provide superior operation
E-Z Mount Tow Light Kit
E-Z Mount Tow Light Kit
#EZT20B
  • Universal trunk mount kit
  • Bypasses vehicle wiring
  • 20-ft. cord with 4-pole trailer end
Return to topSupplemental Braking System for 2002-2004 Jeep Liberty Using a supplemental braking system, also called a tow bar braking system, helps make sure your towed Jeep Liberty slows down as your motorhome slows down. This helps reduce wear and tear on both your vehicle and your motorhome, as well as helps shorten the braking distance of your towing setup. It is also important to keep in mind that supplemental braking systems are required by law in many states. It is important to check the requirements for areas you will be traveling through.
Roadmaster InvisiBrake
Roadmaster InvisiBrake
#RM-8700
  • Pre-set braking
  • One-time setup
  • For RVs with hydraulic brakes
  • Integrated battery protection
  • Made in USA
  • 1-year warranty
Note: Brake Lite Relay #RM-88400 required
SMI Stay-IN-Play DUO
SMI Stay-IN-Play DUO
#RM-8700
  • Proportional Braking
  • One-time setup
  • For RVs with hydraulic brakes
  • Made in USA
  • 5-year warranty
Note: Brake Lite Relay #RM-88400 required
Roadmaster BrakeMaster
Roadmaster BrakeMaster
Hydraulic: #RM-9060
Air: #RM-9160
  • Proportional braking
  • Recurring setup
  • Options for hydraulic and air RV brakes
  • Made in USA
Note: Brake Lite Relay #RM-88400 requiredInstallation: Anchors to required seat adapter #RM-88184 at floorboard and clamps around brake pedal.
SMI Air Force One
SMI Air Force One
#SM99243
  • Proportional Braking
  • One-time setup
  • For RVs with air brakes
  • Made in USA
  • 5-year warranty
Return to topAdditional Flat Towing Components To complete your 2002-2004 Jeep Liberty's flat towing setup, a few additional parts may be required or recommended. Some of these components, such as brake-lite relays and high-low adapters, ensure that your flat tow setup functions properly. Other accessories work to protect your vehicle from rocks and other road debris while your vehicle is being towed. Required Accessories In addition to your main wiring harness, you'll also need a brake-lite relay to keep your Jeep's brake signal from overriding the turn signal sent by the RV. Because the vehicle's battery will drain while being flat towed, a fuse bypass is also required to pull the fuses that cause the drain.
Brake-Lite Relay
Brake-Lite Relay
#RM-88400
  • Keeps Jeep's brake signal from overriding turn signal sent by RV
  • Required on towed cars with combined lighting if using supplemental braking system
  • Not required if using magnetic tow lights
  • Does not interfere with Jeep's electrical system
Charge Line Kit
Charge Line Kit
#RM-156-25
  • Maintains battery charge in towed vehicle
  • Provides 15 amps to avoid overcharging
  • Requires #RM-156-75 if no charge line present in RV
  • Made in USA
Recommended Components If your tow bar is level when you attach it to your vehicle and RV, then great! You don't need a high-low adapter. However, if your tow bar is not level, you will need a high-low adapter. Your tow bar should always be within 3 inches of level. A tow bar cover is also recommended to protect your tow bar when not in use.
High-Low Adapter
High-Low Adapter
#Various Rise/Drops
  • Allows tow bar to remain level
  • Tow bar should be within 3 inches of level
Roadmaster Combo Towing Kit
Roadmaster Combo Towing Kit
#RM-9243-1
  • Kit includes wiring, safety cables, tow bar cover, and storage bag
  • Wiring provides 4-pole and 7-way connectors
  • Straight safety cables offer 8,000-lb. capacity
  • Tow bar cover protects stowed tow bar from elements
  • Storage bag lets you keep components organized for easy access
Tow Bar Cover
Tow Bar Cover
#Various Options
  • Keeps dirt and road grime off tow bar when not in use
  • Various sizes available
Protective Shields Protective guards such as the Roadmaster Guardian Rock Guard and Demco's Sentry Deflector attach to your tow bar and protect the front of your vehicle from road debris.
Sentry Deflector for Demco Tow Bars
Sentry Deflector for Demco Tow Bars
#DM9523135
  • Protects vehicle's finish and resale value
  • Attaches to connecting ears (20-30 in.) of Demco tow bars
  • Adapter kit required with Roadmaster and Blue Ox tow bars
  • Easy installation - no tools required
  • Made in USA
  • 1-year warranty
Roadmaster Guardian Rock Guard
Roadmaster Guardian Rock Guard
#RM-4000
  • Shields vehicle from rocks and road debris
  • Easily removable
  • Attaches to tow bar mounting bracket and side panels
  • Fits all RoadMaster tow bars with Quick Disconnects
Protective Screening The Roadmaster Tow Defender provides a heavy-duty nylon screen to deflect rocks, gravel, and road debris down and away from your vehicle. The Tow Defender may also be used in conjunction with the RoadMaster Guardian Rock Guard for ultimate protection.
Roadmaster Tow Defender Protective Screening
Roadmaster Tow Defender Protective Screening
#RM-4700
  • Deflects rocks, gravel, and road debris
  • Lightweight - 15 lbs.
  • Rolls up to 4-in. diameter for storage
  • Fits most Roadmaster tow bars with Quick Disconnect systems
Roadmaster Tow Defender Protective Screening
Roadmaster Tow Defender Protective Screening
#RM-4750
  • Deflects rocks, gravel, and road debris
  • Lightweight - 15 lbs.
  • Rolls up to 4-in. diameter for storage
  • Fits Demco tow bars, Roadmaster motorhome-mounted tow bars, and Blue Ox tow bars
Return to topRelated Products Written by: Amber SUpdated by: Jacob JUpdated on: 4/3/2024


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