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Parts Needed To Flat-Tow a 2019 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon

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Best system for flat towing 2019 rubicon with steel bumpers

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In order to flat-tow a 2019 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon with all four wheels on the ground behind a motor home you are going to need a tow bar, base plate kit, safety cables, tail light wiring harness, supplemental braking system, and possibly a high-low adapter. There may also be a few other smaller components that are needed depending on options the vehicle is equipped with.

For a tow bar, I recommend the Roadmaster BlackHawk 2 All Terrain Tow Bar part # RM-422. The BlackHawk is one of the best tow bars we offer. It has a non-binding and self-aligning design which makes for an extremely easy hookup. If your steel bumper has either 3/4" thick or 1" thick d-rings then you can use the Adapter for Jeep D-Ring Bumper Mounts part # RM-035 or part # RM-035-1 in order to connect the Nighthawk to your Wrangler Rubicon, otherwise you would need to use the Roadmaster Crossbar-Style Base Plate Kit part # RM-521453-4.

Then for a tail light wiring harness I recommend the Roadmaster Universal Hy-Power Diode Wiring Kit part # RM-154. In order to then make the harness compatible with the wiring extension on the Nighthawk tow bar you will need to cut off the 4-way and wire the 6-way connector which comes with the tow bar. The other end of the umbilical cord is a 7-way that plugs into your motor home.

For a supplemental braking system, I recommend the SMI Stay-IN-Play DUO Supplemental Braking System part # SM99251. I like this system because it is a one time setup and everything will be hidden once installed. In order for this system to operate properly in your vehicle you will also need to use the Roadmaster Stop Light Switch Kit part # RM-751490.

Finally, you may or may not need to use a high-low adapter. In order to determine if there is a need to use one you will want to measure from the ground to the center of the base plate kit on the vehicle and compare that distance to the measurement from the ground to the center of the trailer hitch on the motor home. If this distance is not within 3" of one another then you will want to use a high-low adapter which I have attached a list of for you in addition to several other review videos on the above products.

To summarize, I recommend using the following parts:

Roadmaster BlackHawk 2 All Terrain Tow Bar part # RM-422
Roadmaster Crossbar-Style Base Plate Kit part # RM-521453-4 (Without D-Rings)
Adapter for Jeep D-Ring Bumper Mounts part # RM-035 or part # RM-035-1 (With D-Rings)
RoadMaster 68" Single Hook, Coiled Safety Cables # RM-643
Roadmaster Universal Hy-Power Diode Wiring Kit part # RM-154
SMI Stay-IN-Play DUO Supplemental Braking System part # SM99251
Roadmaster Stop Light Switch Kit part # RM-751490

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