Blue Ox Baseplate Kit to Flat Tow a 2020 Jeep Gladiator


Are there blue ox base plates available for the 2020 Jeep Gladiator?


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Blue Ox does have a base plate kit that fits your 2020 Jeep Gladiator, it's part # BX1142. It fits regardless of which model Gladiator you have. It sounds like you probably already have a tow bar. If you don't have safety cables use # RM-643 for a set that's coiled. This way they don't drag on the ground.

You also need wiring and a braking system to flat tow the Jeep. I recommend the diode kit # RM-15267 and Stay-IN-Play DUO # SM99251. Both get installed onto the Gladiator so you don't need to set them up each time you're ready to tow and everything you need for their installations is included. I've attached a couple of videos from when we installed them on a Wrangler JL which is a fairly similar install process on your JT.

Depending on how high the Gladiator sits compared to your motorhome you may also need a high-low adapter. Take a look at our selection I've linked because you need to select one that puts your tow bar within 3 inches of level. I've also linked an article to help you determine the rise or drop you need so you know which one to get.

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Ronnie B.

Will this tow plate work with the rubicon steel bumper? 75416

Reply from Chris R.

Yes, the Blue Ox Base Plate Kit # BX1142 is confirmed to fit the Jeep Gladiator Rubicon factory steel bumper. 61571

John V.

Where can I get all this installed on my 2029 Jeep Gladiator? 72440

Reply from Chris R.

If you're around, we're located in Wentzville, MO (just west of St. Louis) and do installs, otherwise your best option is a local trailer/RV dealer that has an on-site shop. If you don't have something close then I recommend finding a good mechanic that has some experience with this type of install. 59332

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