Roadmaster Sterling All Terrain Tow Bar Installation - 2018 Jeep JL Wrangler Unlimited

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How to Install the Roadmaster Sterling All Terrain Tow Bar on a 2018 Jeep JL Wrangler Unlimited

Hi there, Jeep owners. Today on our 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL Unlimited, we're going to be taking a look at Roadmaster's sterling all-terrain non-binding tow bars. The tow bar's one of the main components you're going to need when flat towing your Jeep behind your motor home.Additional components you're going to need is your base plate, this is the connection point between the tow bar and your vehicle. You'll need you're braking system, which is supplemental and installed on the vehicle so when you break in your motor home your vehicle also breaks to help it stop. Your safety cables, which are supplemental with the tow bars to help it stay connected in the event of a catastrophic disconnect. You'll need your diode wiring, and this will transfer all the lighting signals from your motor home to your vehicle so people behind you will know your intentions when going down the road.The sterling tow bar is a non-binding tow bar.

The leverage's located here on each arm will help release the arm inside the tube because if you're parked in any uneven terrain it can bind up and be difficult to release it from the base plate. Being able to pull this lever and slide the arm in and out slightly will help free up the pin making it easier to get it disconnected.On the underside of each arm on our tow bar we have channels to route our wiring and safety cables, and this keeps them up off the road and just gives it an overall cleaner look.The sterling tow bars are rated for 8,000 lbs, and that's going to be more than enough to haul your Jeep. 8,000 lbs is going to give you that additional overhead in case you have your Jeep loaded down with a bunch of equipment and gear.Now if you are going to keep your Jeep empty when flat towing it, a 6,000-lb tow bar will be adequate, and there are many options out there. One that I would recommend is Roadmaster's Falcon all-terrain non-binding tow bar. If you wanted that 6,000-lb option.

If you want the peace of mind of an 8,000-lb option, this is going to be a great solution.Another great feature of the sterling tow bar is its storage position. When you're not towing your vehicle, you can lift it upright, and the head of the bolt on top will lock into place on the release lever here at the top. We can then push it off to one side, wrap up our cables, and our RV is now ready for travel with the tow bar connected.We'll begin our set up by preparing our tow bar. To make it easier to prepare the tow bar, I've done ahead and slid it into our receiver on our motor home. That's just going to hold it up to make things easier.

I'm going to go ahead and insert the included pin to clip to keep that in place and then we can start hooking up our wiring.The wiring does come included with your kit. It comes disassembled like this so you can slide your wiring down through the channels on your tow bars. Each arm has a channel.You'll want to choose the one closest to the connector on your vehicle, which on our Jeep is going to be our diver side. So we've run it down through there and now we can connect all of our wires to the six bolt connector as found in our instructions.Now, the safety cables that come included with your tow bar will not be compatible with the base plate that's installed on your jeep, so we are going using some different safety cables. You can see it's got these ball ends here.

Your tow bar comes with some brackets that would install on a different style base plate.So we'll just set hose aside. We've got our new safety cables here that we will be using. We're going to be feeding these through the arms just like we did out wiring. We're going to use the looped end to feed that through. And we're feeding the looped end towards our motor home here as you see. We're going to do the same thing on the other arm.On the side that has your wiring it may be easier to run the safety cable through first and then the wiring. You'll just have to see depending on the safety cables that you use.We can now make our connection from our motor home and tow bar here to our vehicle. We'll just take the arms, bring them up, and slide them between the connection point on our base plate, then use the included pins to secure the by sliding form the outside in. And then securing that pin with the smaller pin that's tethered to it.We'll do the same thing on the other arm. We can then make our safety chain connections. Make sure that you cross the safety chains on the hitch side. And while we're here we'll go ahead and plug in our seven pull wiring to our motor home. On the vehicle we'll connect our safety chains to the base plate, connect our six pole wiring to the connector at the front, and then make any breaking system connections that your breaking system has that you have installed on your vehicle.This is going to vary depending on the motor home you have and the most appropriate breaking system for that motor home. All breaking systems will have a breakaway switch that you'll want to connect. There may be additional connections that need to be made depending on that system.We're now ready to place our Jeep in tow mode and hit the road. That completes our look at Roadmaster's sterling all-terrain non-binding tow bars on your 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL unlimited.

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