Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2014 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

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Hey... We are purchasing our first motorhome diesel pusher and want to tow our 2014 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited behind it. We are looking at purchasing the Roadmaster BlackHawk2 and the supplemental XL Base Plate Kit with Removable Arms for the Jeep. That should work... right??? but will we need any other parts too? Like brake? Lights? I know theres away we should be able to wire into the Jeep - but not sure what we need to do that either. We are driving the Jeep down to Texas to pick up the motorhome in three weeks. Would love your advice on what we need to purchase and have installed before we leave... so that we can just hook up when we get there. Thanks!

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You are on the right track. The Roadmaster Blackhawk part # RM-422 would do a great job flat towing your 2014 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. For a base plate kit to attach the tow bar to you would need the # RM-521448-4.

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 your vehicle.

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