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Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2016 Ram 1500 Sport


Does Blue Ox offer a tow bar system that will work on my 2016 Dodge Ram 1500 Sport 4X4 with plastic bumpers?


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For the 2016 Ram 1500 Sport and Express Tradesman trim packages, there is the Blue Ox Base Plate Kit, # BX2409. Please note the installation video below of these being installed on a 2012 model year Ram. Yes, it works with your bumper.

For a tow bar, I recommend the etrailer XHD Non-Binding Tow Bar for Blue Ox Base Plates, # e67ZR. This is specifically designed to work with Blue Ox base plates and is rated for a full 10,500 lbs. The built-in trigger releases make it easy to disconnect as tension can build up in a telescoping arm when the RV and towed vehicle are not perfectly aligned. This also comes with the needed safetry cables as part of the unit, no extra purchase required.

You will also need the Roadmaster Diode 7-Wire to 6-Wire Flexo-Coil Wiring Kit part # RM-15267 to tie in you motorhomes indicator lights with the Ram truck when being towed and you will also need a supplemental braking system. I suggest the Blue Ox Patriot 3 Radio Frequency, Portable Braking System, # BRK2019 and you will need the 12 Volt Outlet Kit, # RM-9332.

Many flat towing setups require a high-low adapter for the tow bar to remain level while towing. I linked our selection of adapters for you to check out as well as an article that will help you determine which is the best one for your application.

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