Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2006 Jeep Wrangler Behind a Motor Home

Question:

i was thinking about using a road master tow bar. Can yout tell me what all I will need? My jeep is a 2006 Jeep Wrangler, 4 wheel drive, 6 speed transmission. What is the best way to haul this behind my RV?

Expert Reply:

There are several items you will need to flat tow your 2006 Jeep Wrangler behind a motor home. First, you will need base plates. The base plates provide the proper attachment point for a tow bar. For your Jeep you can use base plates # RM-521424-4.

You can use the Tracker tow bar you referenced, # RM-020, but you will need to add quick disconnects # RM-201 so that the tow bar and base plate arms are easily removable.

You will also need safety cables, # RM-643, which have the same function as safety chains on a trailer. They are a failsafe so that if the vehicle becomes detached from the motor home the cables will keep the Jeep tethered to the motor home until you can safely stop.

For a lighting solution I recommend the bulb and socket kit # RM-155 because it bypasses the vehicle wiring and is relatively easy to install.

And finally, most states now require supplemental braking on the vehicle being flat towed. One of the preferred systems for our installers is the SMI Stay-IN-Play DUO proportional system, # SM99251. It will apply the vehicle brakes in proportion to how much the tow vehicle is braking. This is the safest way to stop and it reduces wear and tear on both vehicles.

I have also included 2 helpful links to our help articles on flat towing for you.

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