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What Flat-Tow Setup do You Recommend for My 2022 Ford Ranger?

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Im looking for companies who can do the installation of a complete flat tow system for a 2022 Ford Ranger. Can you provide local installer contacts to me?

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I have a great way to locate installers near you. On each product page, there is a link that says Need help with installation? Locate installers near me." From that link, you can input your zip code and find our recommended installers in your area. I went ahead and attached a screenshot that shows where this link is located.

If you need the components for flat-towing, the required parts are base plates, a tow bar, a tow braking system, safety cables, and vehicle tow wiring. For those parts on your 2022 Ford Ranger, I recommend the following setup:

- Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms # RM-524459-5
- Roadmaster Falcon All Terrain, Non-Binding Tow Bar - 2" Hitch - 6,000 lbs # RM-522
- 40" Vinyl Coated Safety Cables with Clevis Hook # DL20119
- Roadmaster Diode 7-Wire to 4-Wire Flexo-Coil Wiring Kit # RM-15247

It is important to note that, due to the newness of this model, our installers and manufacturers have not confirmed a flat-towing supplemental braking system that works with your 2022 Ford Ranger. This usually occurs with newer vehicles because manufacturers take a while to keep up.

The great thing about the Roadmaster base plate kit is that is simply installs into your Ranger's chassis. It comes with all required hardware. As far as the Falcon tow bar, it allows for you to easily release your vehicle even in uneven ground and simply slides into the RV's hitch receiver without the need of a ball mount. With the diode kit, this will allow you to connect your RV's tail, brake, and turn signal lights to your Ranger's lighting system.

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Bob C

Question:

Can the Guardian rock shield be used on ALL brands of flat towing cross bars, or just the Roadmaster brand? I am planning on using Blue Ox.

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Unfortunately, the Rock Guardian # RM-4000 is only engineered to fit Roadmaster tow bars. It is also important to note that it does not work with EZ5, MS, or MX base plates (which is the model of the base plate # RM-524459-5 I mentioned in my previous answer).

If you plan to use a Blue Ox Tow Bar such as the Blue Ox Alpha 2 # BX7380, there is a rock guard that is specifically designed for Blue Ox. That is the Blue Ox KarGard Towed Vehicle Protector # BX8870. It is important to note that the KarGard does not work with the Blue Ox Acclaim Tow Bar # BX4330. If you plan on goint with a Blue Ox Tow bar like the Alpha 2, you need a specific adapter # RO64FR to use that with the Roadmaster Base Plate # RM-524459-5 I mentioned in my previous answer.

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