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Tow Ready Adjustable Tow Bar, 5,000 lbs

Tow Ready Adjustable Tow Bar, 5,000 lbs

Item # 63180
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Is this right For you? Product Expert Kristina F says:

Yes, if you:

  • Want to tow your Jeep by its heavy-duty bumper
  • Don’t plan on towing on the highway
  • Want to use your 2" tow ball to tow your car instead of your receiver

No, if you:

  • Tow a larger vehicle or SUV - your loaded down vehicle may exceed the 5,000-lb weight rating
  • Don't want to have to modify your car's bumper
  • Hookup or disconnect on unlevel ground - tension can build up in arms and make it impossible to disconnect on uneven ground
Lowest Prices for the best tow bar from Tow Ready. Tow Ready Adjustable Tow Bar, 5,000 lbs part number 63180 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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Tow Ready Tow Bar - 63180

  • Fixed
  • Coupler Style
  • 5000 lbs
  • Tow Ready
  • Standard
  • Stores Separately
  • Steel


Tow Ready Adjustable Tow Bar by Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch and Reese

  • Light-weight, only 31 lbs
  • Arms adjust from 24" to 41" for universal fit
  • Tow bar mounting brackets bolt securely to vehicle bumper
    • Most applications require a custom bracket due to bumper design
    • Bracket dimensions:
      • 5-1/2" long x 2" tall
      • Distance between mounting holes center to center: 4"
      • Distance between tabs: 2"
  • Heavy-duty quick latch A-Frame coupler fits 2" ball
  • Tow bar comes assembled, complete with installation instructions
  • Safety chain u-bolts sold separately with safety chain kit
  • Some states require the use of double safety chains

Notes:

  • Total weight of vehicle must not exceed 5,000 lbs or exceed the weight of the towing vehicle.
  • This towbar is rated for a maximum 45 mph.


Tow Ready # 63180 Adjustable Tow Bar by Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch and Reese

Replaces Draw-Tite # 2480




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Customer Reviews

Tow Ready Adjustable Tow Bar, 5,000 lbs - 63180

Average Customer Rating:  4.6 out of 5 stars   (26 Customer Reviews)


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Was well made with thick gauge metal.Great finish for good rust protection.Design is good for ease of attachment and tear-down.Am impressed with overall product.

George I am impressed with you and your web page. Your written attitude is something out of the past as I am an old timer who misses the politeness of my past.
Keep on being you. Love ya, Merritt
Ps suggest customers buy chain package, than running around to find all the parts.


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george, havent used yet. Installed the brackets on bumper, everything aligned great. Still think your great! ,
Merritt - 12/06/2018


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Let me start by saying you can't find a better company to work with than etrailer. I placed an order for a Blue Ox tow bar only to find out later that the tow bar hadn't even been manufactured so a reliable deliver date could not be provided. I told the sales rep that I needed the bar ASAP since I had a trip planned and needed to tow my Suzuki Sidekick behind my motorhome. They suggested I change my order for one that was in stock but was told that it would be 7-10 days before it would arrive. I placed the order but expressed my displeasure over the length of time it would take to get to me. Since I didn't want to pay for expedited shipping, I took my chances that it would arrive in time. To my surprise it can two days later. The sales rep apparently picked up on my frustration on the delivery interval and took it upon himself to make sure the tow bar got to me in time for my trip.

Thanks again for such great customer service.



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Exactly what I needed and wanted



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I tow a race car all over the place, and I can truthfully say that this is probably the best tow bar I have ever owned. It’s the FIRST one that I have owned and felt comfortable enough to check it a coupla times and then forget it! For the quality of the product, it has an excellent price tag! Absolutely, I would recommend this to my closest friends!


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Wow, so glad things are working out well for you, Gene, and we wish you the best of luck in your racing career! Just a quick note - the manufacturer recommends that you check your connections at the start of and several times during each trip.
-- Etrailer Expert Laura E - 06/19/2017
Comments
Its GOT to be one of the sturdiest and best-made tow bars I have ever owned. Easy on and off...never have to stop and check it any longer as I know it is right.
Gene D - 06/14/2018


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Won't know if it will work until I get adapters to put it on. Disappointed that it is listed with the backet that I put on the truck only to find out they don't match up with out another adapter.



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I am very happy with the tow bar I got from trailer. The most valuable part was all the advice I got from my salesperson, who helped me figure out all the options that would work on my car and helped me put together the best set of equipment. I highly recommend them!



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Easy to set up and adjust to fit my vehicle. Lite enough for one person to handle and attach if necessary.



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Good quality and easy to adjust and ins tall.


Comments
I have used the towbar several times, it works great and is durable. Great value.
Tern C - 07/24/2018


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Haven’t had a chance too use it



by:

Have used it several times and each time it gets easier to use. Would recommend it to anyone looking to tow a Bronco or any other toy they may have.



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They were exactly what I needed,and were delivered to where I needed them in a timely fashion.


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They are still working fine. I am very hsppy with them.
Jimmy T - 11/01/2016


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I have the product looks great only I got it with one end of box riped open and hardware missing had to go and buy new. cost me 15.03 to replace hardware not a very good start.



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Fast delivery, excellent product and in structions



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Easy install and looks pretty solid, will tow next week.



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I spoke with Mr. Schroeder and he said that the product worked out perfectly! Thank you for following up.



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the tow bar works good thank you



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Great product, easy on easy off



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Excellent customer service!!! Got the item quickly and as described!!



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universal fit functioned well



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Excellent service and quick delivery.



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Can't want for better service, products and delivery.



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Tow bar looks great and came when they said it would! Very happy with the service and will purchase again from etrailer.com!!! Bill S. Lodi, CA



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Great workmanship, bolted right on.



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Great service, quick shipping, great tracking. Hav enot installed yet.



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Just what I ordered


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Ask the Experts about this Tow Ready Tow Bar



  • Total Length of Tow Ready Tracker Tow Bar Part # 63180
    The total length of the Tow Ready Tracker Tow Bar, part # 63180 when measured from the end of the coupler to the vehicle attachment points is 46 inches. If this tow bar is to be used with Roadmaster base plates, you will also need an adapter, part # RM-025. To view the install instructions for the Tracker Tow Bar, click the provided link.
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  • Dimensions of Vehicle Mounting Bracket on Tow Ready Adjustable Tow Bar # 63180
    I went out to the warehouse and measured the mounting holes in the mounting bracket on the Tow Ready Adjustable Tow Bar, item # 63180. These are 4 inches apart on center. The flat part of the mounting bracket is 2 inches by 5-1/2 inches.
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  • Do Manual Transmission Trucks Have to Have a Drive Shaft Disconnect to be Flat Towed
    It really depends on what the owners manual of your truck says. Under the recreational towing section of your owners manual there should be instructions on what needs to be done so that your vehicle can be flat towed. In most circumstances manual transmission vehicles only need to be put in neutral and they are ready to tow as-is. I attached an FAQ on flat towing for you to check out as well.
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  • Mounting Bracket Hole Dimensions for Tow Ready Tow Bar 63180
    The holes of the mounting brackets on the Tow Bar part # 63180 are 1/2 inch in diameter. I attached the picture you mentioned that has the rest of the dimensions as well. Nuts and bolts for attached to a base plate kit are not included. You would need to provide those. Safety chains are not included either. For that you would want the RM-643 for a set of coiled cables.
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  • How Do You Align tow Bar Arms to Make Sure the Vehicle is Being Towed Straight
    With a tow bar such as # 63180 you will have to have the toad lined up straight behind the RV to even attach it to the brackets on the toad. So the process of actually connecting the vehicle to the RV ensures that it is lined up straight. On tow bars that have arms that move in and out you can line up less than perfectly and the arms will retract out once you start moving and the vehicle will be straight. It all depends on the tow bar you are using but they all have built in ways of making...
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  • What is the Distance of the Mounting Bracket Bolt Holes
    The distance between the holes on the Tow Ready Adjustable Tow Bar, # 63180, mounting bracket measures 4 inches from center to center. The attached picture will show you additional measurement information for you to review.
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  • Should Steering Wheel of Towed Vehicle be Secured With Tie-Downs for Flat Towing
    You typically want to leave the steering wheel maneuverable so that the towed vehicle can track behind the vehicle doing the towing. The owner's manual for your Jeep will have a specific set of instructions that you can follow to prep your vehicle and make sure that nothing is damaged while flat towing. If you can let me know the year and model of your Jeep I can look into this further for you and help you figure out what you need to do and the parts needed to flat tow it.
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  • Replacement Pins for Tow Ready Tow Bar 63180
    It sounds like you are talking about the wire lock pin # 2471. But it is a 1/2 inch pin, not a 14mm pin. This is the correct pin for the Tow Ready tow bar # 63180. A diameter of 14mm is close to 1/2 inch (14mm being about 0.55 inches and 1/2 inch at 0.5) so this is likely the correct pin for you.
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  • Installing Replacement Bumper Bracket Kit # 40602
    I have attached an image that details the installation process for the Replacement Bumper Bracket Kit # 40602 referenced in your question. This bracket kit is designed for use with the Tow Ready # 63180 Adjustable Tow Bar along with a couple older models from Draw-Tite and Reese. I highly recommend having a professional installer that is experienced in selecting vehicle attachment areas install the system, as they will need to be attached to areas that have the required strength and support....
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  • Replacement Wire Lock Pin for Tow Ready Tow Bar 63180
    Yes, we do have the replacement pin you need for your Tow Ready tow bar # 63180. It is Replacement Wire Lock Pin # 2471.
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  • Will Recovery Tow Shackles Fit Replacement Bumper Bracket Kit for Reese Adjustable Tow Bars
    Replacement Bumper Bracket Kit # 40602 measure 2-1/8 inches between the bracket arms and use a 1/2 inch diameter pin. However, they are not designed to be used for anything other than a Draw-Tite, Reese, or Tow Ready tow bar, # 63180. I have linked a video review of this tow bar for you.
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  • Availability of an Adapter to Connect Demco Base Plates To Tow Bar on 2001 Chevrolet Tracker
    We do carry the RoadMaster Tow Bar to Demco Base Plates Adapter, part # RM-034, but this adapter will not work if you are using the Tow Ready Adjustable Tow Bar, part # 63180. The # RM-034 is designed to connect Demco base plates to most Roadmaster tow bars. The Tow Ready Adjustable Tow Bar, part # 63180, that you have referenced is designed to be directly bolted to a vehicles bumper or a custom bracket that would have to be designed to fit your vehicle. This tow bar is only rated for...
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  • Does the Tow Ready Adjustable Tow Bar 63180 Fold Up For Storage
    No, the Tow Ready Adjustable does not stand up vertically or fold up for storage, but the Roadmaster Tracker Tow Bar for 5,000 lbs, part RM-020, does. You should also keep in mind that the Tow Ready Adjustable Tow Bar, # 63180, limits your towing speeds to 45 miles per hour or less.
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  • Safety Chain Kit Recommendation for Use with the Tow Ready Tow Bar # 63180
    Yes, the kit needed to install safety cables on the Tow Ready Tow Bar # 63180 is the Safety Chain Kit part # 40604. I attached an FAQ article on flat towing for you to check out as well.
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  • Can A Base Plate Kit Be Installed on a 2009 Honda Odyssey with Transmission Cooler for Flat Towing
    The transmission cooler lines of the 2009 Honda Odyssey are somewhat in the way for installing a base plate kit we have found. I attached an install video though that shows the Blue Ox base plate kit part # BX2251 on a similar Odyssey that has a transmission cooler so it is possible. If you fast forward to around the 21 minute mark of the video you can see that it has to be moved to install portions of the brackets.
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  • Length of the Tow Ready Tow Bar part # 63180
    The total length of the Tow Ready Tracker Tow Bar, part # 63180 when measured from the end of the coupler to the vehicle attachment points is 46 inches. There isn't a set length that a tow bar has to be in case that is your question. If this tow bar is to be used with Roadmaster base plates, you will also need an adapter, part # RM-025.
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  • What is Speed Rating for Reese Tow Bar # 63180
    Tow Ready states that the speed rating for the Tow Ready tow bar part # 63180 is 45 mph. If you go faster than that the inertia of the vehicle can compromise the tow bar in the event of an emergency stop or turn. Since most modern vehicles don't have a flat, metal front bumper like what this requires it's not an ideal solution for most applications. The Roadmaster Stowmaster part # RM-501 is somewhat similar and does not have the same speed rating. It will require you to install a Roadmaster...
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  • Roadmaster Tow Bar Recommendation
    I can't ever recommend you exceed the speed rating for a tow bar. If you need to travel faster than 45 miles per hour you would want to go with a different setup. The Roadmaster Falcon part # RM-520 is a very popular option that would work very well for you. This is one of the nicest tow bars as it has non-binding arms that will make connecting and disconnecting on unlevel ground possible. Other tow bars will bind up unless the towed vehicle is perfectly level and straight behind the vehicle. I...
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  • Installation Video of the Roadmaster 3122-1 Base Plate on a Chevrolet Colorado
    I have what you need. Check out the linked video on the Roadmaster Crossbar-Style Base Plate Kit part # 3122-1. At around the 4:00 minute mark you will see the bracket and it's required position. This video is on a 2010 but it will give you the information you are after in locating the bracket appropriately.
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  • Base Plate Compatible with 2003 Ford Focus Wagon
    The Roadmaster EZ Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms # 52491-1 is a fit for 2000 thru 2004 Ford Focus manual transmission models. This does include the wagon model as long as it is the manual transmission. I've attached a photo that shows this base plate installed.
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  • What is the Measured Distance Between the Attachment Points for the Tow Bar on the Tow Ready Adapter
    I went out and measured the distance between where the legs of the tow bar attach on the Roadmaster Base Plate to Tow Ready Tow Bar Adapter, item # RM-025, and the on center measurement is 31 inches. The distance on center between the mounting bolt holes that attach to the vehicle base plates is 28-1/2 inches. This adapter is designed for use with the Tow Ready Tow Bar, item # 63180. I took photo of the adapter and added the dimensions I took, for you to review.
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  • Trailer Hitch and Cargo Carrier Recommendation for a 2002 Chrysler Sebring
    For a hitch for your 2002 Chrysler Sebring the Draw Tite hitch part # 36301 would work well for you as it has a 300 lb tongue weight capacity. This is a 1-1/4 inch hitch though. The Curt Cargo Carrier part # C18110 also has a 300 lb tongue weight rating and should work well for you as well. This carrier only weighs 30 lbs as well. I attached videos for both products I mentioned.
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  • Towing 2015 Dodge Journey Behind Motorhome
    Let me begin by saying that according to the owner's manual, the 2015 Dodge Journey isn't capable of being flat towed, but we do have an option for FWD vehicles. Front wheel drive models can be dolly towed, using a tow dolly like # RM-2050-1 and both front wheel drive and all wheel drive models can be towed using a trailer.
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  • Flat Towing Setup Recommendation for a 1993 Chevy S-10 Blazer
    There are several components needed to flat-tow a vehicle like your 1993 Chevy Blazer. The first thing you will need is a base plate kit. For a kit that is confirmed to fit your vehicle you would want the Roadmaster Base Plate Kit # 131-15. This provides the attachment point for the vehicle to the tow bar. The tow bar I would recommend to go with that base plate kit would be part # RM-501. This is a car mounted tow bar that comes with Quick Disconnects that would not require the use of...
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