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Flat Towing Jeep Liberty Cover

FLAT TOWING PACKAGE

2008-2009 Jeep Liberty

You love your Jeep Liberty for its comfort and reliability, so why leave it at home when you head to the campsite? A flat tow package will allow you to tow your Jeep behind your motorhome with a few basic components: base plates, a tow bar, safety cables, wiring, and a supplemental braking system. Even more good news—we've made it easy to find everything you need with our flat tow package guide for the 2008-2009 Jeep Liberty. Check out our product recommendations below. What Do I Need to Flat Tow My 2008-2009 Jeep Liberty? Every flat-towed vehicle requires 5 basic components: base plates, a tow bar, safety cables, wiring, and a braking system.That said, there's plenty of variety in these products, plus additional parts that may be required for certain vehicles. Your Jeep Liberty, for instance, requires a stop light switch and battery disconnect. You can also purchase optional covers, screens, and guards to protect your vehicle and flat towing components from wear and tear.Note: Some restrictions may apply to certain models of the Jeep Liberty. See section "Flat Tow Restrictions and Installation Notes" below.
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
Jeep Liberty Labeled Flat Tow Diagram
Complete Package by Roadmaster
WHY GO WITH ROADMASTER?
If you're looking for flat tow product recommendations, Roadmaster will always claim a spot near the top for its superior quality products and time-tested brand. Plus, when you buy Roadmaster, you can rest assured you're taken care of with a Limited Lifetime Warranty.
* Denotes required component
Complete Package by Demco
WHY GO WITH DEMCO?
Our installers have rated the Stay-IN-Play DUO Braking System as one of the easiest braking systems to install. Paired with the sleek tabless base plates and Commander II tow bar, you'll love the clean look and feel of this system.
* Denotes required component
Complete Package by Blue Ox
WHY GO WITH BLUE OX?
If you need a system that's tough enough for rough terrain, you'll love the Blue Ox Avail tow bar. Plus, the Patriot II braking system provides added safety by supplying backup braking power if a breakaway occurs.
* Denotes required component
Chevrolet HHR
Roadmaster Automatic Battery Disconnect
2008-2009 Jeep Liberty Flat Tow Restrictions and Installation NotesRestrictions - 2008 Models: For 2008 Jeep Liberty models, only those vehicles with 4WD should be flat towed. Flat towing a 2WD model with the rear wheels on the ground can result in transmission damage. With 4WD models, the transfer case must be shifted into Neutral (N) for flat towing. There are no speed or distance restrictions.Restrictions - 2009 Models: For 2009 Jeep Liberty models, flat towing a 2WD vehicle is only possible if the rear driveshaft is removed. Flat towing a 2WD 2009 model while the driveshaft is connected can result in transmission damage. With 4WD models, the transfer case must be shifted into Neutral (N) for flat towing. There are no speed or distance restrictions.Installation Notes: A common installation question we receive from customers regards the installation of the Automatic Battery Disconnect with Switch from Roadmaster. While the vehicle's manual states to disconnect the negative battery cable during flat towing, the Automatic Battery Disconnect instructs that the solenoid be installed in line of the positive battery cable. The Automatic Battery Disconnect needs to be installed on the positive side of the battery so that the battery can still power certain aftermarket components needed for flat towing while cutting power to the OEM components. Aftermarket components such as supplemental braking systems typically pull power from the vehicle's battery. Some RVers also choose to run a charge line from their motorhome to their flat towed vehicle's battery while towing. Neither of these scenarios would work if the negative battery cable was disconnected during towing. Generally, vehicle manufacturers suggest removing the negative battery cable for safety reasons. Using hand tools to remove the positive battery cable without first disconnecting the negative battery cable can result in sparks flying if the tool simultaneously makes contact with the positive battery terminal and a ground location, such as the vehicle frame. Roadmaster's Automatic Battery Disconnect with Switch allows you to avoid this dangerous situation and safely disconnect the battery with the simple flip of a switch.
Expert OpinionHow to Flat Tow a Second Generation Jeep Liberty 2008-2011In 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 a rock guard or skid plate excluding Renegade, or the Blue Ox Base Plate Kit part # BX1131 if you do have a Renegade (2010-2011). All of these base plate kits have removable arms which makes for a clean look while not in tow... View full answer
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Want to create your own flat towing package? Check out these product options below.

Base Plates for 2008-2009 Jeep Liberty

Base plates are the custom-fit attachment points that install on the frame of your Jeep 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.
Roadmaster EZ Kit
Roadmaster EZ Kit
# 521433-1
  • Easily removable arms
  • Compatible with Quick Disconnects and all RM tow bars
  • Made in USA
  • Fits: Trimming of spoiler, air dam, grille or plastic fascia may be required. Product does not fit models with brush guard.Fits: 2008-2009 Jeep Liberty without rockguard or skid plate
Demco Classic Kit
Demco Classic Kit
# DM9519222
  • Removable draw bars
  • Clean, tabless design
  • Compatible with Demco tow bars
  • Made in USA
  • Fits: 2008-2009 Jeep Liberty with or without rockguard or skid plate
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Tow Bars for 2008-2009 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 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.
PREMIUM
Roadmaster Nighthawk All Terrain
Roadmaster Crossbar-Style Kit
# RM-676
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  • 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
PREMIUM
Roadmaster Sterling All Terrain
Roadmaster Crossbar-Style Kit
# RM-576
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  • 8,000-lb. capacity
  • Hitch mount style - stores on RV
  • Non-binding
  • Safety cables and wiring included
  • Made of lightweight aluminum
  • Compatible with all RM base plates
  • Made in USA
  • 1-year limited warranty
PREMIUM
Demco Dominator Tow Bar
Demco Dominator Tow Bar
# DM9511008
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  • 7,500-lb. capacity
  • Hitch mount style - stores on RV
  • Non-binding
  • Safety cables included
  • Made of lightweight aluminum & durable steel
  • Limited lifetime warranty
VALUE
etrailer SD Tow Bar
Roadmaster SD Tow Bar
# e74ZR
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  • 6,000-lb. capacity
  • Hitch mount style - stores on RV
  • Non-binding
  • Made of durable steel
  • Compatible with RM Direct-Connect base plates (EZ5, MS, and MX Series)
  • Made in USA
  • Lifetime limited warranty
VALUE
Roadmaster Falcon All Terrain
Roadmaster Falcon All Terrain
# RM522
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  • 6,000-lb. capacity
  • Hitch mount style - stores on RV
  • Non-binding
  • Made of durable steel
  • Compatible with all RM base plates
  • Made in USA
  • 1-year limited warranty
VALUE
Roadmaster Falcon 2
Roadmaster Falcon 2
# RM-520
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  • 6,000-lb. capacity
  • Hitch mount style - stores on RV
  • Made of durable steel
  • Compatible with all RM base plates
  • Made in USA
  • 1-year limited warranty
VALUE
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
ECONOMY
Roadmaster StowMaster Tow Bar
Roadmaster StowMaster Tow Bar
# RM501
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  • 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
ECONOMY
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
ECONOMY
Roadmaster Tracker Tow Bar
Roadmaster Tracker Tow Bar
# RM020
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  • 5,000-lb. capacity
  • Coupler style - stores separately
  • Compatible with Roadmaster crossbar-style base plates
  • Made of durable steel
  • Made in USA
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Safety Cables for 2008-2009 Jeep Liberty

Safety cables are a necessary component of a flat towing setup. Keep the weight of your Jeep 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.
Straight Safety Cables
Straight Safety Cables
  • For use with tow bars with cable guides
Coiled Safety Cables
Coiled Safety Cables
  • Prevents cables from dragging on ground
  • For use with tow bars without cable guides
Safety Cable Tow Bar Cable Channel Guide
Pictured: Tow Bar Cable Channel Guide
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Tow Bar Wiring Kits for 2008-2009 Jeep Liberty

It is important for your Jeep to be wired for flat towing. Tow bar wiring allows your vehicle to have functioning stop, turn, and tail lights while being towed. To make sure your Jeep has functioning tail lights when towed, the Jeep can be hardwired to use the existing tail lights, or a universal lighting kit can be used to add additional lights to your Jeep 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
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  • Hardwire installation
  • Won't interfere with Jeep's factory wiring
  • 6-way to 7-way wiring extensions included
Roadmaster 4-Diode Universal Wiring Kit
Roadmaster 4-Diode Universal Wiring Kit for Towed Vehicles
# RM-152-98146-7
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  • Ideal if wiring included with tow bar
  • Splices into vehicle wiring
Demco Tow Bar Combo Kit with Diode System
Demco Tow Bar Combo Kit with Diode System
# DM9523057
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  • Diode wiring kit
  • 6-way coiled lighting cable
  • 7-way to 6-way adapter
  • Vinyl storage cover included
MaxxTow Magnetic Tow Lights
MaxxTow Magnetic Tow Lights
# MT70097
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  • Economical option
  • Bypasses Jeep wiring
  • Magnetic light bases hold firmly to any metal surface
  • Long-lasting LEDs provide superior operation
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Supplemental Braking System for 2008-2009 Jeep Liberty

Using a supplemental braking system, also called a tow bar braking system, helps make sure your towed Jeep slows down as your motorhome slows down. This helps reduce wear and tear on both your Jeep 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.
FIXED SYSTEM
Brake Buddy Stealth
Brake Buddy Stealth
# HM39530
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  • Proportional braking
  • One-time setup
  • For RVs with hydraulic, air, or air-over-hydraulic brakes
  • Remains virtually invisible when car isn't being towed
  • 5-year warranty
  • Get fully proportional braking with a system that never has to be removed, replaced, or reset. Actuator installs out of sight and remains virtually invisible when your car isn't being towed.
FIXED SYSTEM
Roadmaster InvisiBrake
Roadmaster InvisiBrake
# RM-8700
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  • Pre-set braking
  • One-time setup
  • For RVs with hydraulic brakes
  • Integrated battery protection
  • Made in USA
  • 1-year warranty
  • Installation: Actuator box installs permanently so that you never have to remove, adjust or reactivate.
  • Stop Light Switch # RM-751430 required
FIXED SYSTEM
SMI Stay-IN-Play
DUO
SMI Stay-IN-Play DUO
# SM99251
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  • Proportional Braking
  • One-time setup
  • For RVs with hydraulic brakes
  • Made in USA
  • 5-year warranty
  • Installation: Operating unit mounts out of sight, commonly under hood
  • Stop Light Switch # RM-751430 required
FIXED SYSTEM
Roadmaster BrakeMaster
Roadmaster BrakeMaster
Hydraulic: # RM-9060
Air: # RM-9160
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  • Proportional braking
  • Recurring setup
  • Options for hydraulic and air RV brakes
  • Made in USA
  • Installation: Anchors to required seat adapter # RM-88149 at floorboard and clamps around brake pedal
  • Stop Light Switch # RM-751430 required
FIXED SYSTEM
SMI Air Force One
SMI Air Force One
# SM99243
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  • Proportional braking
  • One-time setup
  • For RVs with air brakes
  • Made in USA
  • 5-year warranty
  • Installation: Operating unit mounts out of sight, commonly under hood
PORTABLE SYSTEM
Demco SBS Delta Force
SMI Delta Force
# SM99242
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  • Proportional Braking
  • Recurring set-up
  • For RVs with hydraulic, air, or air over hydraulic brakes
  • Made in USA
  • 5-year warranty
  • Installation: If your vehicle is equipped with an active power assist braking system, this product cannot be used. Please check owner's manual.
  • Note: 12 Volt Outlet # RM-9332 required
PORTABLE SYSTEM
Roadmaster Even Brake
Roadmaster Even Brake
# RM-9400
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  • Proportional Braking
  • Recurring set-up
  • For RVs with hydraulic, air, or air over hydraulic brakes
  • Made in USA
  • 1-year limited warranty
  • Installation: If your vehicle is equipped with an active power assist braking system, this product cannot be used. Please check owner's manual.
  • Note: 12 Volt Outlet # RM-9332 required
  • Stop Light Switch # RM-751430 required
PORTABLE SYSTEM
Roadmaster 9700
Roadmaster 9700
# RM-9700
  • Pre-set Braking
  • Recurring set-up
  • For RVs with hydraulic, air, or air over hydraulic brakes
  • Made in USA
  • 1-year limited warranty
  • Installation: If your vehicle is equipped with an active power assist braking system, this product cannot be used. Please check owner's manual.
  • Note: 12 Volt Outlet # RM-9332 required
  • Stop Light Switch # RM-751430 required
PORTABLE SYSTEM
Blue Ox Patriot II
Blue Ox Patriot II
# BRK2016
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  • Proportional Braking
  • Recurring set-up
  • For RVs with hydraulic brakes
  • Made in USA
  • 2-year limited warranty
  • Installation: If your vehicle is equipped with an active power assist braking system, this product can be used. Please check owner's manual.
  • Note: 12 Volt Outlet # RM-9332 required
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Additional Flat Towing Components

To complete your Jeep Liberty's flat towing setup, a few additional parts may be required or recommended. Required AccessoriesIn addition to your main wiring harness, you'll also need a few additional components to make your setup fully functional. A stop light switch activates your RV monitoring system to alert you when the brakes of your towed car are being applied. A 12-volt outlet kit provides power to portable braking systems but is not required for fixed systems.
REQUIRED
Stop Light Switch
Roadmaster Stop Light Switch
# RM-751430
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  • Activates supplemental braking system monitor in motorhome
  • Wires directly into towed car
  • Custom-fit for 2008-2009 Jeep Liberty
  • Made in USA
REQUIRED
Battery Disconnect
Roadmaster Battery Disconnect
# RM-766
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  • Lets you easily disconnect your battery so your vehicle can be towed behind your RV
  • Eliminates inconvenience and the potential danger of pulling your battery cable
REQUIRED
Charge Line Kit
Roadmaster Charge Line Kit
# RM-156-25
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  • 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
REQUIRED FOR PORTABLE BRAKES
12 Volt Outlet Kit
12-Volt Outlet Kit
# RM-9332
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  • Provides power for portable braking systems
  • Creates 12-volt power outlet with 20 amps power
  • 5-ft. wire included
Recommended AccessoriesIf your tow bar is level when you attach it to your Jeep 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.
OPTIONAL
High-Low Adapter
High-Low Adapter
# Various Rise/Drops
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  • Allows tow bar to remain level
  • Tow bar should be within 3 inches of level
OPTIONAL
Tow Bar Cover
Tow Bar Cover
# Various Options
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  • 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 Jeep from road debris. Always check the product descriptions to ensure an accessory is compatible with your base plates.
OPTIONAL
Roadmaster Guardian Rock Guard
Roadmaster Guardian Rock Guard
# RM-4000
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  • Shields Jeep from road debris and protects finish
  • Easily removable
  • Attaches to tow bar mounting bracket and side panels
  • Fits all RoadMaster tow bars with Quick Disconnects
OPTIONAL
Sentry Deflector for Demco Tow Bars
Sentry Deflector for Demco Tow Bars
# DM9523135
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  • Shields Jeep from road debris and protects finish
  • 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
OPTIONAL
Blue Ox KarGard Vehicle Protector
Blue Ox KarGard Towed Vehicle Protector
# BX8870
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  • Shields Jeep from road debris and protects finish
  • Mounts onto tow bar arms
  • Fits most Blue Ox and Roadmaster tow bars
  • Shield extends beyond KarGard frame and flexes during turns for improved coverage and aerodynamics
  • Made in USA
  • 1-Year warranty
Protective ScreeningThe RoadMaster Tow Defender provides a heavy-duty nylon screen to deflect rocks, gravel, and road debris down and away from your Jeep. The Tow Defender may also be used in conjunction with the Roadmaster Guardian Rock Guard for ultimate protection. Always check the product descriptions to ensure an accessory is compatible with your base plates.
OPTIONAL
Roadmaster Tow Defender Screening for Quick-Disconnect Systems
Sentry Deflector for Demco Tow Bars
# RM-4700
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  • Deflects road debris and protects Jeep's finish
  • Lightweight - 15 lbs.
  • Fits most Roadmaster tow bars with Quick Disconnect systems
OPTIONAL
Roadmaster Tow Defender Screening for Motorhome Mounts, Demco, & Blue Ox
Roadmaster Tow Defender Protective Screening
# RM-4750
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  • Deflects road debris and protects Jeep's finish
  • Lightweight - 15 lbs.
  • Fits most Blue Ox tow bars/brackets, most Demco tow bars/brackets, and Roadmaster motorhome-mounted tow bars
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