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Blue Ox Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2006 Jeep Wrangler Behind RV

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I am in the market for a complete set up to flat tow my 2006 Jeep Wrangler. I have been interested in blue ox products. However, I need professional help. Thanks

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We can help you with choosing the components needed for safe and legal flat towing of your 2006 Jeep Wrangler behind your RV. A good starting point is the linked article that covers the essentials of flat towing. Additional articles on specific items, wiring kits, high/low adapters and braking systems, are also included.

Our installers do tend to prefer the Blue Ox flat towing items for their consistently clean installation. We can start with the base plates needed for the Wrangler.

Blue Ox fixed base plate kit # BX1120 can be used for both u-channel and double-tube type bumpers. If you have another type of bumper you can select it using eh drop-down menu at the top of the page. Base plate fits are dependent on the bumper installed on your Wrangler. For a tow bar I suggest their Alpha model # BX7365 which features non-binding arms for easier connection; it also includes the required safety cables, saving you that expense.

For a wiring/lighting solution you have a lot of choices, including simple and inexpensive magnetic light kits like # TL21RK, diode kits like # RM-154 and custom harness kits like the Hopkins # HM56202. The best option depends on your taste for convenience. The linked article will offer you some guidance. A wiring umbilical kit like # BX8861 can make wiring hookup easier since one of the supplied sockets can mount to the front of the Jeep.

With braking systems it is easy to recommend the Blue Ox Patriot portable braking system # BRK2019. This avoids the need for permanent mods to the Jeep and it means you can easily move it to another vehicle when that time comes. Use Brake-Lite Relay Kit # RM-88400 to prevent interference with the RV lighting. All brake system options are displayed on the linked page. I also include a link to our high/low hitch adapters, one of which will allow you to keep the connected tow bar level, or no more than 3-inches above or below level, for best operation.

Naturally, you will want to confirm in your owner's manual that your specific RV has the towing capacity needed for the weight of your Wrangler.

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