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Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2003 Jeep Wrangler

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I need a tow bar set up including base plate and wiring for my 2003 Jeep Wrangler. Im towing it with my motorhome. I live in NC. Something basic that will do the job. Thanks

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First thing you need to flat tow your 2003 Jeep Wrangler is the correct base plate kit. For that you would want the Roadmaster EZ4 kit part # RM-521424-4.

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 # RM-643. The coiled design helps keep the cables off of the ground.

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 connector that you will install on the front of your towed vehicle and enough coiled wire to go from there to the RV.

And finally, most states now require supplemental braking in the vehicle being flat towed. The easiest system to set up and use is the Blue Ox Patriot # BRK2019, that applies 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.

Most likely you will also need a high low adapter so that the tow bar will be level when you are flat towing. I attached a link to a page that has all of the ones we carry.

I have included a couple of helpful links to our articles on flat towing for you. Be sure to consult the vehicle owners manual for more specific information on flat towing

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Michael S.

I installed all of the recommended products above on my 2003 Jeep Wrangler Sport. Everything fit and functions great. I would recommend these kits to anyone wanting to tow their Jeep behind an motor home.

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