All Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee


I'm looking to flat tow my 2018 Grand Cherokee, the regular model not the SRT-8. I know it will be a lot of parts but can you let me know just what I'd need?


Expert Reply:

There are a number of parts you're going to need in order to do this, starting with compatible base plates. I recommend the Roadmaster EZ4 Base Plate Kit # RM-521440-4 because the brackets will be hidden away so your Grand Cherokee can maintain a clean look. For a tow bar I recommend going with the Roadmaster Falcon 2 Tow Bar # RM-520 because of how easy the tow bar is to connect to the base plates as well as its long arms, which make it easier to maneuver when towing; you will also need safety chains # RM-643.

For wiring kit that will allow your Grand Cherokee's lights to function while being towed you can use the Roadmaster 7-Wire to 6-Wire Flexo-Coil Wiring Kit # RM-15267. A supplemental braking system is a requirement in most states and I highly recommend the SMI Stay-IN-Play # SM99251 for this.

This is a proportional braking system which is a one-time install which you can leave in so you'll never have to deactivate or reactivate it. You will need to use Roadmaster Stop Light Switch Kit # RM-751449 along with your supplemental braking system.

Finally, it is likely you will need a high-low adapter such as # RM-076 to keep your tow bar level with your tow vehicle. The adapter you need is going to depend on some measurements you'll need to take. I have added a link to a help article on high-low adapters which explains the measurements you'll need, as well as a link to our page with our selection of adapters.

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