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  • Parts Needed To Flat Tow New 2021 Ford F-150
  • I would be happy to recommend everything you need to flat tow your 2021 Ford F-150. Currently the only base plate kit confirmed to fit your vehicle is the Blue Ox Base Plate Kit # BLU33FR which will pair up perfectly with the Blue Ox Avail Tow Bar # BX7420. Since the Avail # BX7420 includes safety cables you will not need to purchase them separately. To complete your flat towing set up you will need wiring, and a supplemental braking system. For wiring I recommend the Blue Ox...
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  • Best Way To Flat Tow A 2021 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
  • I suggest getting the etrailer Invisible Base Plate Kit # e98948 for your 2021 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. This comes with everything you need to get it installed. To get your Jeep ready for the flat tow, I suggest getting the Blue Ox Altha 2 Tow Bar # BX7380, a portable braking system # BRK2019 and wiring # DM9523010-54 to complete your setup.
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  • What Do I Need To Flat Tow 2020 A Jeep Gladiator
  • I am happy to help you get the parts you need to flat tow the 2020 Jeep Gladiator Austin. First you need a base plate on the Jeep. I recommend the Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms part # RM-521453-5 because it is the cleanest and more streamlined base plate available due to it's hidden brackets that sit farther back then standard base plate brackets. It also does not require a crossbar. Next you will need a tow bar, I recommend the Roadmaster Falcon All Terrain,...
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  • Comparing the Roadmaster Direct-Connect and Crossbar-Style Base Plate Kits
  • The only difference between the Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate Kits like part # RM-523179-5 and the Roadmaster Crossbar-Style Base Plate Kits like part # RM-523179-4 are the removable arms. The Direct-Connect style means you can attach a tow bar to this like the Roadmaster Nighthawk All Terrain Tow Bar part # RM-677 without the need for a crossbar to go between the two arms. The Crossbar-Style style means you will need the crossbar that goes between the two arms like the Roadmaster...
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  • Install Video for Tow Bar Wiring for 2019 Ford Ranger
  • The electrical plug you see on the front of the 2019 Ford Ranger in the install instructions for the Blue Ox base plate kit part # BX2679 is part of a diode style tow bar wiring kit. We have an install video that shows the process of this install with the # RM-154 that I attached to this page. The specific wiring connector is different but the in-depth part of the install that wires to the vehicle wiring is shown in the video.
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  • Parts Needed To Flat Tow a 2020 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
  • It sounds like you are pretty much looking for a full flat-tow kit for a 2020 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited so I will attach below all of the parts needed to do so such as the base plates, tow bar, safety cables, wiring harness, and braking system. etrailer Invisible Base Plate Kit part # e98948 etrailer SD Non-Binding Tow Bar part # e34ZR Sentry Deflector for Demco Tow Bars part # DM9523135 (Works With etrailer Tow Bars) Roadmaster Diode 7-Wire to 6-Wire Flexo-Coil Wiring Kit part # RM-15267 Blue...
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  • Best Parts to Use to Flat Tow 2020 Jeep Wrangler JL
  • The first thing you need to flat tow your 2020 Jeep Wrangler JL is a base plate kit like the Roadmaster Direct Connect kit part # RM-521453-5 which I recommend for you. This kit is the easiest to connect and disconnect due to how it connects to the tow bar. I attached a picture that shows it installed as well as an install video for you to check out. In addition to the base plates, you will also need a compatible tow bar, safety cables, lighting, and supplemental braking to flat tow...
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  • What are the Differences in the Curt and Blue Ox Base Plates on my 2020 Ford F-150
  • The only difference in the two base plates you mentioned the Curt Custom Base Plate Kit part # C78FR and the Blue Ox Base Plate Kit part # BO74FR is the manufacturer. I would take the value all day long! We do have a Roadmaster 10k tow bar like the Blue Ox Avail Tow Bar part # BX7420 in the Roadmaster BlackHawk 2 All Terrain, Non-Binding Tow Bar part # RM-422 you will use the Blue Ox Adapters part # RM-031 to adapt it to the Curt Base Plate part # C78FR. The Blackhawk does not include...
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  • Difference Between Crossbar Style Baseplate and Direct Connect Baseplate Towing 2019 Ford F-150
  • The main difference between the Roadmaster Crossbar Style Baseplate # RM-524431-4 and the Roadmaster Direct Connect Baseplate # RM-524431-5 comes down to the ease of installation of the tow bars; typically vehicles that require some extra stability will only have the crossbar style available. Crossbar style tow bars are traditionally going to be much heavier and more difficult to install on the tow vehicle than the direct connects, but once you're pulling I don't think you'll notice a considerable...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2020 Jeep Wrangler With Factory Bumper
  • We have all of the parts you need to flat tow your 2020 Jeep Wrangler, and while it may seem like a lot of parts, it's actually just four basic components - base plates on the Jeep, a tow bar to connect the Jeep to your motorhome, wiring to power your Jeep's lights while it is being towed, and a braking system. Here is a list of what you'll need: - Base Plate Kit: Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit # RM-521453-5 - Tow Bar: Roadmaster Nighthawk All Terrain, Non-Binding Tow Bar...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2019 Jeep Wrangler
  • The first thing you need is a base plate kit that is designed for your 2019 Jeep Wrangler. For that you'd want the Roadmaster EZ5 part # RM-521453-5. Next you'll want a tow bar to connect the base plate to your motorhome. The Roadmaster Falcon 2 part # RM-520 would be your best option. It's the easiest to use and our most popular option. For safety cables you can use # RM-643. The coiled design helps keep the cables off of the ground. For lighting you can use the diode kit, # RM-15267,...
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  • Parts Needed To Flat-Tow a 2021 Jeep Gladiator
  • In order to flat-tow a 2021 Jeep Gladiator you'll need base plates, tow bar, safety cables, supplemental braking system, and a lighting kit. The Jeep is pretty easy to setup for flat-towing and you'll only need the basics for this. I have attached for you below my recommendations. etrailer Invisible Base Plate Kit part # e98948 etrailer XHD Non-Binding Tow Bar part # e94ZR Blue Ox Patriot 3 Radio Frequency, Portable Braking System part # BRK2019 Roadmaster Diode 7-Wire to 4-Wire Flexo-Coil...
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  • Best Complete Flat Towing System for 2016-2018 Ford Focus
  • In order to flat tow your 2016-2018 Ford Focus without adaptive cruise control I recommend starting with the Roadmaster EZ5 Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms # RM-524443-5. These base plates will give you a really clean look when installed and will work very well with the Roadmaster Nighthawk All Terrain, Non-Binding Tow Bar w/ LED Lights - RV Mount - 8K # RM-676. This tow bar is really nice with the integrated LED lights wiring connector and safety cables. To finish the wiring on...
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  • Comparing Roadmaster Direct Connect and Crossbar Base Plate Kits for 2019 Ford Ranger
  • Personally I prefer the direct connect base plate kits like the part # RM-524459-5 as they are easier to connect/disconnect, are simpler overall like you said, and require keeping track of fewer things (the crossbar). While the crossbar does add sturdiness the Direct Connect kits are more reinforced where they attach to the vehicle frame and to the arms of the kit so they overall are just as strong. This would work really well with the Blackhawk part # RM-422. I attached an install...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2019 Ford Ranger
  • For your 2019 Ford Ranger you are on the right track for picking out flat towing components with the Blue Ox base plate kit part # BX2679 and tow bar # BX7380 but the wiring kit you mentioned is for trailer towing so instead you can use the diode kit, # RM-15267, and not have to worry about cutting into the taillight housing. This will splice into your taillight wiring to allow your tow vehicle to control the taillight assemblies of the towed vehicle. This comes with a round 6-way connector...
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  • Roadmaster Direct-Connect vs Crossbar-Style Base Plates for 2020 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
  • The main difference between the Roasmaster # RM-521453-5 (previously known as EZ5) and # RM-521453-4 (previously known as EZ4) base plate kits for your 2020 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, is that the RM-521453-5 is a Direct-Connect style, meaning your motor-home mounted tow bar attaches directly to the base plate's removable arms, without the need for a crossbar. This is the easiest to connect and disconnect, and it also makes your tow-bar about 20 lbs lighter, so the # RM-521453-5 is your best...
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  • Install of Roadmaster Baseplate on 2019 Ford Ranger
  • I have a video of a 2019 Ford Ranger getting the Roadmaster Crossbar-Style Base Plate Kit # RM-524459-4, which is the same process as the one your referenced, # RM-524459-5. The difference between the 2 is how the tow bar mounts, and the removable arms. Each base plate installs exactly the same, the direct connect has less components to hook up to the tow bar. Instead of using a quick disconnect cross bar, it connects directly to the base plate. I linked the parts and a video showing...
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  • Flat Towing Base Plates for 2020 Ram 1500 Big Horn
  • We do have baseplate kits for the new 2020 Ram 1500. If you need a direct connect base plate, take a look at the Roadmaster # RM-522203-5 , which offer a quick and easy installation as well as a concealed design to make them barely visible when not in use. The built-in pull rings let you unlock arms so you can twist and remove them to make attaching and detaching the draw bars easy. If you've got a crossbar style tow bar, you'll need to use the Roadmaster # RM-522203-4 . If the brake...
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  • Parts Needed To Flat Tow A 2020 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk
  • I am happy to help you with the components needed to flat tow a 2020 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk. A complete flat tow system includes a base plate, tow bar, tow bar wiring, safety cables, braking system and possibly a high low adapter. For the base plate, I recommend Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit part # RM-521451-5 which is a direct connect base plate that does not require an obtrusive cross bar on the front of your vehicle like the other base plate options. The direct connect...
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  • Parts Needed To Flat Tow 2020 Jeep Wrangler With Smittybilt XRC Bumper Gen 2
  • The Smittybilt XRC Gen2 bumper on the 2020 Jeep Wrangler has 3/4" thick d-rings so you can use the Adapter for Jeep D-Ring Bumper Mounts to Roadmaster Motor Home Mount Tow Bars part # RM-035 to tow with the D-rings on your bumper. Smittybilt is one of the few after market bumper manufacturers that are rated for flat towing. To flat tow the 2020 Jeep Wrangler you will also need, a tow bar, safety cables, supplemental braking system, wiring and possibly a high low adapter. I have listed...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2017 Cadillac Escalade 4WD
  • The 4WD 2017 Cadillac Escalade can indeed be flat towed with all 4 wheels on the ground. In order to flat tow the vehicle behind your RV you will need a base plate kit, a tow bar, safety cables, a lighting solution, a supplemental braking system, and most likely a high-low adapter to keep the tow bar level. Starting with the base plate kit I recommend the Roadmaster Direct-Connect # RM-523179-5, which is custom designed for your Escalade and uses hidden brackets that maintain a...
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  • Recommended Flat Towing Parts Needed for 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee
  • A complete flat towing setup consists of base plates, a tow bar, safety cables, tow bar wiring, supplemental braking and potentially a high/low adapter, and I can help you find all of those parts and get you on the road with your 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee in tow. For base plates I recommend using the Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms # RM-521440-5 because of the quality of Roadmaster towing components. These base plates come with removable arms that will keep your...
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  • Blue Ox Base Plate Kit for 2019 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk
  • For your 2019 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk you'd want the Blue Ox base plate kit part # BX1143 since you have a Blue Ox tow bar. I attached an install video for this for you to check out as well. The special harness you need to prevent the wobble while flat towing is not needed for your year vehicle. For lighting you can use the diode kit, # RM-15267, and not have to worry about cutting into the taillight housing. This will splice into your taillight wiring to allow your tow vehicle to...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee
  • For your 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee the Roadmaster Direct Connect base plate kit part # RM-521440-5 is a fit and a great option that is easy to use and install. I attached an install video for more info on this kit as well. In addition to the base plates, you will also need a compatible tow bar, safety cables, lighting, and supplemental braking to flat tow your vehicle. The most popular compatible tow bar is the Falcon All Terain, # RM-522. This has non-binding arms which makes the setup...
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  • Flat Towing 2019 Ford F-150 with 5,000 Pound Trailer Hitch on RV
  • The 6,500 pound GVW of your 2019 Ford F-150 refers to the most it can weigh with seated passengers and cargo loaded. Since the truck won't have any passengers inside when flat towing it behind an RV it's not going to weigh this much. I looked up the base weight of your F-150 and depending on your exact model and specs it has a weight of around 4,000 to 5,697 pounds. Since the higher end of this range does still exceed the hitch capacity on your RV I highly recommend taking the truck...
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  • Will the etrailer Invisible Base Plate Kit Fit a 2005 Jeep Wrangler With Aftermarket Steel Bumper
  • The etrailer Invisible Base Plate Kit part # e98946 which is a fit for a 2005 Jeep Wrangler is designed for models with the factory front bumper. It actually attaches to the bottom of the bumper beam which you can see in the attached installation instructions. Instead, for an aftermarket steel bumper I recommend using the Blue Ox Bolt-On Base Plate Bracket Kit part # BX88230 which attaches directly to the bumper. This can then be used with a tow bar like the Blue Ox Alpha 2 Tow Bar...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2020 Chevy Spark Behind Motorhome
  • I can absolutely help set your 2020 Chevy Spark up so that it can be flat towed behind your motorhome, as long as it has a manual transmission. To do this you will need a base plate kit, a tow bar, safety cables, a lighting solution, a supplemental braking system, and possibly a high-low adapter. I will quickly list my specific recommendations below and then go into further detail on each further down. Base Plate Kit - Roadmaster Direct-Connect # RM-523202-5 (excludes ACTIV models) Tow...
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  • What Do I Need To Flat Tow A 2004 Jeep Wrangler Behind A Motor Home
  • I am happy to help you find the parts to flat tow your 2004 Jeep Wrangler. The Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit part # RM-521424-5 is a better option for a base plate compared to the Roadmaster # RM-521424-4 that you referenced because the Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit doesn't require you to leave the crossbar of your tow bar on the base plate to use the quick disconnect like the slightly older version. The Direct-Connect is a bit easier to use. I attached a video that...
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  • Why is Disconnecting Battery Necessary When Flat Towing a 2019 GMC Canyon Denali?
  • It is necessary to disconnect the negative battery cable according to the manufacturer to protect your vehicle electronics. Some vehicles have some built in battery capacitors that keep the radio presets and some even do the seat memory settings. I'm not sure on your 2019 GMC Canyon Denali what will still be saved and what will be lost and need reset. If you use the Roadmaster Automatic Battery Disconnect with Switch for Towed Vehicle w/ Supplemental Braking System # RM-766 you won't...
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  • Best Parts for Flat Towing 2019 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk
  • I'm happy to give you my recommendations for all the best parts for flat towing your 2019 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk, including a way to protect it from rocks and debris to keep it looking sharp. The best parts to flat tow your '19 Cherokee Trailhawk are: - Base Plate Kit: Demco Tabless Base Plate Kit # DM9519340 - Tow Bar: Demco Dominator Non-Binding Tow Bar # DM9511008 - Vehicle Guard: Sentry Deflector for Demco Tow Bars # DM9523135 - Wiring Kit: Roadmaster Diode 7-Wire to 6-Wire Flexo-Coil...
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  • All Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2019 Ram 1500 New Body Style
  • We do have all the parts you need in order to flat tow your 2019 Ram 1500 with the new body style; the exact parts you'll need to tow your truck are the following: - Base Plate Kit: Demco Tabless Base Plate Kit # DM9519341 - Tow Bar: Demco Dominator Non-Binding Tow Bar # DM9511008 - Wiring Kit: Roadmaster Diode 7-Wire to 6-Wire Flexo-Coil Wiring Kit # RM-15267 - Supplemental Braking System: Demco SBS Stay-IN-Play DUO Supplemental Braking System # SM99251 OR - For a motorhome with...
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  • Recommended Flat Tow Base Plate Kit For 2021 Jeep Gladiator Mojave
  • For your 2021 Jeep Gladiator Mojave I recommend the Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms # RM77VR which will only require you to cut a slot in the skid plate on each side as shown in the included cut out from the instructions, but will not require you to modify the bumper. The # RM77VR will pair up perfectly with the Roadmaster Falcon All-Terrain # RM-522 which is a very popular tow bar due to its non-binding arms that allow you to quickly and easily unhook your...
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  • Wiring 2019 Ram 1500 to be Flat Towed Behind RV
  • When wiring up your 2019 Ram 1500 so that it accepts the signal lights from your RV, you will indeed need to probe/test the wiring behind the tail lights for function to ensure you are making the correct connections. The process should not be any different for your truck's LEDs than with standard incandescent bulbs. If you already have a wiring kit and it does not include diodes, these will still need to be added to prevent feedback to the RV. We do have diodes available with part #...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2020 Ford F-150 Raptor
  • There are a number of parts you will need for a complete flat towing setup for your 2020 Ford F-150 Raptor, including base plates, a tow bar, safety cables, tow bar wiring, supplemental braking and a high low adapter. I've listed the recommended parts for this setup below for you to easily find them. Base Plates: Curt Base Plates with Removable Arms # C78FR (compatible with Curt and Blue Ox tow bars) Tow Bar: Blue Ox Avail # BX7420 (comes with safety cables integrated) Tow Bar Wiring:...
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  • Roadmaster Base Plates for 2019 Ford Ranger- Distance from Ground to Center of Draw Bar Pins
  • There are a lot of moving pieces with this, since there are variables with tire size, lift kits, payload, etc. and when I reached out to Roadmaster, they weren't able to provide me with any type of precise measurements on the Roadmaster # RM-524459-5 ; they mentioned that it's not something they would typically measure because of all these moving parts. With that being said, they did mention that their best guess is that it's going to be roughly 18" based on the stock 8.9" ground clearance...
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  • Recommended Tow Bar Base Plate Kit For 2021 GMC Canyon AT4
  • I reached out to my contact at Roadmaster and she confirmed that the Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit # RM37VR you were looking at will work on just fine your 2021 GMC Canyon AT4. The Roadmaster Nighthawk All Terrain, Non-Binding Tow Bar w/ LED Lights # RM-676 you mentioned will work perfectly with the Roadmaster # RM37VR, and the safety cables that your Nighthawk came with will also still work. To complete your flat-tow setup you will need wiring, and a supplemental system. For...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2020 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk Behind Motorhome
  • Absolutely! In order to flat tow your 2020 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk behind a motorhome you will need a base plate kit, a tow bar, safety cables, a lighting solution, a supplemental braking system, and most likely a high-low adapter. I will quickly list out my specific recommendations below and go into a bit more detail on each further down. Base Plate Kit - Roadmaster Direct-Connect # RM-521451-5 Tow Bar - Roadmaster Nighthawk All Terrain # RM-676 (Safety Cables are included) Lighting...
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  • Is Mopar 68321424AB Harness Needed on 2020 Jeep Cherokee for Flat Towing
  • The Mopar 68321424AB harness that you referenced is not needed on your 2020 Jeep Cherokee to set it up for flat towing. As you mentioned, this particular harness was needed on earlier model Jeeps to eliminate the "wobble" that would occur when being towed but this has been resolved on your 2020 model so the harness is no longer required. You might already have everything you need to flat tow your Jeep (base plates, tow bar, safety cables, lighting solution, braking system) but just...
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  • Flat Tow Setup For 2020 Jeep Gladiator Rubicon Factory Steel Bumper and Adaptive Cruise Control
  • The Blue Ox Base Plate Kit part # BX1142 is a fit for the 2020 Jeep Gladiator with steel factory bumper and adaptive cruise control. I have attached a video for your reference. You will also need a compatible tow bar, safety cables, tow bar wiring, supplemental braking system and possibly a high low adapter to flat tow the Rubicon. I have attached my recommendations below to use a long with the Blue Ox base plate. Blue Ox Alpha 2 Tow Bar part # BX7380 (comes with safety cables) Roadmaster...
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  • Blue Ox Base Plate for a 2021 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara
  • I called Blue Ox to double check, and I'm happy to inform you that the Blue Ox Base Plate, part # BX1139, will indeed fit the 2021 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara. In fact, it will fit all models of the Wrangler Unilimited. I've linked to a video installation of this base plate on a 2020 Wrangler. It will install the same. If you're planning on towing the Wrangler, remember that you will need a tow bar, safety cables, wiring, and a brake system. Keeping with Blue Ox, I recommend...
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  • What Gear Does 2020 Chevy Silverado 1500 Need to be In to be Flat Towed
  • Here's the full steps you'll need to do when flat towing your 2020 Chevy Silverado 1500 4WD: 1. Position the vehicle being towed behind the tow vehicle, facing forward and on a level surface. 2. Securely attach the vehicle being towed to the tow vehicle. 3. Start the engine. 4. Shift the transfer case to N (Neutral). 5. With the engine running, release the parking brake and verify that the transfer case is in N (Neutral) by shifting the transmission to D (Drive) and then to R (Reverse)....
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  • Comparing Base Plate Kits for a 2019 Ford Expedition
  • The best base plate kit for a 2019 Ford Expedition is the Demco Tabless Base Plate Kit part # DM9519318 because it does not have any sort of cross tube that attaches the two side together unlike the Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit part # RM-524457-5 or Blue Ox Base Plate Kit part # BX2678. The lack of a cross tube is going to limit the amount of modifications that are needed which then reduces install time as well so this is really the best route to take. Furthermore, the Demco...
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  • Is Demco Tabless Base Plate Kit # DM9519336 Compatible with Blue Ox Tow Bar
  • The Demco Tabless Base Plate Kit # DM9519336 that you referenced will work perfectly with your Blue Ox Avail Tow Bar as long as you add the Demco Adapter # DM9523127. The adapter is what will allow the tabless base plates to attach to the Avail Tow Bar. I absolutely agree that the Demco Base Plate Kit offers an extremely clean appearance as there won't be any protruding brackets. I have attached an image of this kit installed on your 2018 Jeep JL Wrangler Unlimited that you can check...
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  • All Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2019 Jeep Wrangler JL Unlimited With Factory Bumper
  • There are a number of parts you're going to need in order to flat tow your 2019 Jeep Wrangler JL Unlimited and I'll list the parts you need below: - Base Plate Kit: Roadmaster EZ5 Base Plate Kit # RM-521453-5 - Tow Bar: Roadmaster Falcon All Terrain, Non-Binding Tow Bar # RM-522 - Safety Chains: RoadMaster 68" Single Hook, Coiled Safety Cables # RM-643 - Wiring Kit: Roadmaster Diode 7-Wire to 6-Wire Flexo-Coil Wiring Kit # RM-15267 - Supplemental Braking System: SMI Stay-IN-Play...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2019 Ram 2500 Behind Motorhome
  • To flat tow your 2019 Ram 2500 the first thing you'll need is a base plate kit. Which for that you'd want the Blue Ox part # BX2415 which is very easy to use and install. I attached a picture of what the kit looks like installed but keep in mind the aluminum arms you see are removable so when you are towing the kit is almost totally out of plain sight. Then for a tow bar the Blue Ox Alpha part # BX7420 would be the best option as it's the easiest to use and has the needed weight capacity...
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  • Recommended Parts To Flat-Tow a 2019 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk
  • I have attached for you below a list of parts I recommend using to flat-tow a 2019 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk. Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit part # RM-521451-5 (Easiest To Use) Roadmaster Nighthawk All Terrain Tow Bar part # RM-676 (Includes Safety Cables and Umbilical Cord) Roadmaster Universal Hy-Power Diode Wiring Kit part # RM-154 (Cleanest Install Look) Blue Ox Patriot Portable Braking System part # BRK2019 (Easiest Install) Roadmaster Battery Charge Line Kit for Towed...
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  • Parts Needed To Flat-Tow a 2021 Jeep Cherokee
  • In order to flat tow a 2021 Jeep Cherokee you'll need a list of parts such as base plates, safety cables, tow bar, braking system, wiring harness, etc. I have attached my recommendations for each of these parts below. etrailer Invisible Base Plate Kit part # e98951 etrailer SD Non-Binding Tow Bar part # e34ZR Demco SBS Stay-IN-Play DUO Supplemental Braking System part # SM99251 Roadmaster Diode 7-Wire to 6-Wire Flexo-Coil Wiring Kit part # RM-15267 If purchased from us, I personally...
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  • Can I Flat Tow a 2020 Chevy Sonic LT with Automatic Transmission and What Parts Do I Need
  • From what I was able to find in the owner's manual for the 2020 Chevy Sonic LT, it does appear that this vehicle can be flat towed; there is a note that explains the following procedure for the models with an automatic transmission: "When dinghy towing a vehicle with an automatic transmission, the vehicle should be run at the beginning of each day and at each RV fuel stop for about five minutes. This will ensure proper lubrication of transmission components"- As long as these procedures...
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  • Can Blue Ox Tow Bar be Used with Roadmaster Direct Connect Base Plate Kit
  • Yes, you can use a Blue Ox tow bar with the Roadmaster base plate kit part # RM-523182-5 as long as you use the adapter part # BX88185.
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  • Flat Towing Equipment Needs for 2021 Chevy Equinox
  • According to Roadmaster, their # RM-523193-5 direct connect base plate is a confirmed fit for the 2021 Chevy Equinox. The # BX1689 you'd looked at is a fit for the previous generation Equinox, and wouldn't be a fit for your 2021 model. To flat tow your vehicle, you'll need a tow bar, base plates, a taillight wiring harness, safety cables, a supplemental braking system and and possibly a high/low adapter if there's a greater than 3 inch height difference between the 18-1/2 inch base plate...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2005 Jeep Wrangler with D-Rings on Smittybilt Front Bumper
  • The front bumper on your 2005 Jeep Wrangler does resemble the Smittybilt XRC. If that is what you have then you actually won't need a base plate kit as you can use D-Ring adapters to flat tow your Wrangler. We have verified this with Smittybilt in the past. What you will need is either the Roadmaster 1" D-Ring Bumper Mounts # RM-035-1 or the 3/4" D-Ring Bumper Mounts # RM-035 and then a compatible tow bar like the Falcon 2 # RM-520. If you don't already have safety cables then I recommend...
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  • Demco Tabless Baseplate Kit for 2019 GMC Sierra 1500
  • I reached out to my contact at Demco and was able to confirm that the best baseplate kit option for your 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 is the Demco Tabless Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms # DM29FR (Demco part number 9519345). While the # 9519342 will fit both the 2019-2020 Sierra 1500 and Silverado 1500, it does requires significantly more cutting to the front fascia on the GMC. Demco created the # DM29FR baseplate which is very similar, but is slightly modified to reduce the amount of cutting...
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  • Recommended Base Plate Kit Confirmed To Fit 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe Z71
  • I have another option for you, but the Blue Ox Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms # BLU58FR you were looking at is not confirmed to fit your 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe Z71. Instead I recommend the Demco Tabless Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms # DM9519342 which my contact at Demco was able to confirm will fit perfectly on your 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe Z71. To complete your flat towing setup you will still need a tow bar, safety cables, tow bar wiring, and a supplemental braking system. Starting...
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  • Difference Between Roadmaster Base Plate Kits for 2019 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
  • Well you're right that it's not EZ1! In fact, Roadmaster quit using the EZ4 and EZ5 names in the baseplates. Now they're called Crossbar-Style and Direct-Connect because it's more clear. The main difference between the two styles, part # RM-521453-4 for the Crossbar-Style and # RM-521453-5 for the Direct-Connect style, base plate kits is how they connect to the tow bar. The Crossbar-Style kit uses Roadmaster's tow bars that have a crossbar to make the connection. They also fit the Roadmaster...
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  • Confirming Flat Tow Components for 2019 Ford F-150 4x4
  • You have done your homework for your 2019 Ford F-150 4x4. You can use either the Roadmaster EZ5 # RM-524431-5 base plates or the EZ4 # RM-524431-4. The difference is the EZ5 directly connect to the tow bar and the EZ4 will use a crossbar for connection. So specifically with the Nighthawk tow bar # RM-676, I recommend the EZ5 # RM-524431-5 because the crossbar doesn't come with that tow bar. This tow bar also comes with the umbilical cord and safety cables, so you won't need to get those...
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  • Will Base Plate Kit from 2015 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Fit 2020 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
  • Sounds like you've gotten some good use out of the Blue Ox Base Plate Kit # BX1126 for your 2015 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited! Jeep actually had a generation swap mid-year for 2018 models so your 2020 Wrangler Unlimited will use a different base plate kit which I've listed out for you below: Standard Factory Bumper - # BX1139 Off-Road Bumper with 1" D-Ring Mounts with a 1 inch pin diameter - # BX88358 Off-Road Bumper with 1" D-Ring Mounts with a 7/8 inch pin diameter - # BX88357 If you...
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  • Best Flat-Tow Setup for a 2021 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk
  • It order to flat-tow a 2021 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk you'll need a few different parts such as a base plate kit, tow bar, wiring, safety cables, and braking system. I have attached for you below a full, complete list of recommended parts. etrailer Invisible Base Plate Kit part # e98951 (Replaces Factory Tow Hooks) etrailer SD Non-Binding Tow Bar part # e34ZR Roadmaster Diode 7-Wire to 6-Wire Flexo-Coil Wiring Kit part # RM-15267 Blue Ox Patriot 3 Radio Frequency, Portable Braking System...
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  • Blue Ox Flat Towing Components to Tow 2020 Jeep Wrangler
  • A complete flat towing setup normally gets pretty expensive if you do it the right way. It's hard to give an exact figure but if you check out the part links on this page you'll see all the prices listed. The correct Blue Ox base plate for your 2020 Jeep Wrangler is the part # BX1139 and then the Alpha 2 part # BX7380 is a really great choice. For lighting you can use the diode kit, # RM-15267, and not have to worry about cutting into the taillight housing. This will splice into your...
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  • Are Direct Connect Plates Strong Enough To Flat Tow 2021 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
  • The reason the Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit # RM-521453-5 for your 2021 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited does not use a crossbar for the tow bar is due to the design of the removable arms that connect directly to the tow bar instead of requiring a tow bar. There is not a hidden cross bar on the base plate. You are correct that the crossbar adds strength to the system, but on Jeeps like yours direct connect base plates are plenty strong and are the most common option due to them allowing...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2012 Honda Civic with Manual Transmission
  • We can definitely help you find the parts you're looking for; a full flat towing setup consists of base plates, a tow bar, safety cables, tow bar wiring, and supplemental braking. I recommend starting with Blue Ox base plates # BX2256 since they are designed to work with all models of the 2012 Civic. Your tow bar will need to be compatible with your base plates, so I recommend using the Blue Ox Avail, # BX7420. This tow bar also comes with safety cables so you will not need to add any additional...
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  • Recommended Flat Towing System for 2018 Chevy Silverado 1500 and Blue Ox Tow Bar
  • It looks like you simply have an older style Blue Ox tow bar from your photo. You will simply need to make sure it is rated for the weight of your truck and that capacity should be listed on one of the stickers. You already have the safety cables and a high-low adapter, so there are a few components you need for your 2018 Chevy Silverado 1500. I recommend using the Blue Ox Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms # BO94FR which will work well with your tow bar. For your wiring, I recommend...
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  • Curt Base Plate for 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Blue Ox Bars
  • Yes, the Curt Base Plate Kit # C58FR will work with the Blue Ox Tow Bars. You do not need any special adapters. I recommend the Blue Ox Ascent Tow Bar # BX4370 for your 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee. For the Tail Light Wiring Kit # C63CR will allow you to use the taillights on Jeep rather than using separate towing lights. The Brake Buddy Select 3 # HM39524 is a convenient and small portable braking system that will work well for your Jeep. It folds down when not in use so that it takes...
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  • Recommended Parts to Flat Tow 2020 Chevy Silverado 2500HD
  • First thing you need to flat tow your 2020 Chevy Silverado 2500 is a base plate kit like the easy to install and use Blue Ox kit part # BX1740. Next for a tow bar the Avail part # BX7420 is the best option as it has the higher weight capacity your truck needs, is the easiest to use, and has longer arms which makes turning a bit easier on the towed vehicle. This also comes with safety cables. For lighting you can use the diode kit, # RM-15267, and not have to worry about cutting into...
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  • Can 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 RST 4X4 be Flat Towed
  • I pulled up the owners manual of your 2020 Chevy Silverado 1500 and it can be flat towed if your 4WD transfer case has two speeds and a N (neutral) and a four-wheel-drive-low setting. For the exact procedure and more info flip to page 402 in your owners manual. You'll need a Roadmaster Base Plate Kit part # RM-523199-5 which is a confirmed fit. I attached an install video for this as well. In addition to the base plates, you will also need a compatible tow bar, safety cables, lighting,...
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  • Do Base Plates for 2020 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited with Factory Steel Bumper Alter Skid Plate
  • Each of the base plates that fit your 2020 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon do require the altering or even replacement of the skid plate (also sometimes called a rock guard). The base plate kit I recommend because it will allow the skid plate to be trimmed but not outright replaced is the Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit # RM-521453-5. I have added a link to a video install of this kit on a 2020 Wrangler Unlimited showing you what the install looks like. There are a number of...
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  • Will the Roadmaster Base Plates for a 2020 Jeep Gladiator Work With Winch Mounted On Bumper
  • The Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit part # RM-521453-5 which is a fit for a 2020 Jeep Gladiator installs in place of the tow hooks. I have attached a photo for you of this as well as an install video to give you a better idea of how it mounts. In regards to compatibility with a winch, this all depends on where the winch would sit but if it mounts on top of the bumper then I don't see any issues. I have attached for you below as well the rest of the parts you'd need to complete...
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  • Parts Needed To Flat-Tow a 2021 Ford Ranger
  • In order to flat-tow a 2021 Ford Ranger you'll need base plates, safety cables, tow bar, wiring harness, and supplemental braking system. I have attached my recommendations for these parts below. Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit part # RM-524459-5 Roadmaster Nighthawk All Terrain, Non-Binding Tow Bar part # RM-676 (Safety Cables Included) Roadmaster Diode 7-Wire to 6-Wire Flexo-Coil Wiring Kit part # RM-15267 Roadmaster Brake-Lite Relay Kit for Towed Vehicles part # RM-88400 Demco...
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  • Base Plate Kit for Blue Ox Tow Bar on 2021 Jeep Wrangler
  • The etrailer # e98948 Base Plate Kit is a confirmed fit for your Jeep with standard factory bumper. If you want to use a Blue Ox tow bar (excluding the Ambassador) you will need the etrailer # e98986 adapters. Alternatively, instead of getting the etrailer base plate and the etrailer adapters for Blue Ox, you could just get the Blue Ox # BX1139 Base Plate kit and not need the adapters. This requires your Jeep to have factory standard plastic bumper. It sounds like you are getting...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat-Tow a 2014 Jeep Wrangler Sahara
  • I have attached for you a list of parts you will need to flat-tow your 2014 Jeep Wrangler Sahara below. These will all work great on your Class C Motorhome for long distance trips. The Jeep Wrangler is actually one of the easiest vehicle's to flat-tow because it does not require as many components or special procedures. Required: Blue Ox Base Plate Kit part # BX1126 Blue Ox Alpha 2 Tow Bar part # BX7380 Blue Ox Patriot Portable Braking System part # BRK2019 Hopkins Custom Tail Light...
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  • Best Flat Towing Setup for 2019 Ford Fiesta
  • Absolutely! In order to flat tow your 2019 Ford Fiesta you will need a base plate kit, a tow bar, safety cables, a lighting solution, a braking system, and likely a high-low adapter. I will list my specific recommendations below and go into a bit more detail on each further down. Base Plate Kit - Roadmaster Direct-Connect # RM-524438-5 Tow Bar - Roadmaster Nighthawk All Terrain # RM-676 (includes safety cables) Lighting Solution - Roadmaster Hy-Power Diode Kit # RM-152 Braking System...
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  • Best Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2019 Jeep Wrangler JL Recommendation
  • Thanks for the picture of your 2019 Jeep Wrangler! Based on that we know that you do have the plastic bumper so the Roadmaster base plate kit part # RM-521453-4 is the correct fit and will work great. It's the easiest to use option to so I think you'll like it the best. The lightest weight and easiest to use compatible tow bar is the aluminum Roadmaster Nighthawk part # RM-676 which would be your best option for sure. The # SM99243 is also a really great option so you are on the right...
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  • How to Connect Blue Ox Tow Bar to etrailer Base Plate Kit
  • To connect the etrailer base plate # e98948 to the Blue Ox Avail part # BX7420 you just need the adapter part # e98986.
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  • Flat Towing Components Recommended for 2020 Jeep Wrangler
  • For your 2020 Wrangler JL the complete list of parts I recommend to allow you to safely tow your Jeep is: -Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms # RM-521453-5 which are a custom fit. -Roadmaster Falcon 2 Tow Bar - Motorhome Mount - 2" Hitch - 6,000 lbs # RM-520 -RoadMaster 68" Single Hook, Coiled Safety Cables - 6,000 lbs # RM-643 -Roadmaster 4-Diode Universal Wiring Kit for Towed Vehicles - 7-Way to 6-Wire Hybrid Cord # RM-152-1676-7 which will use your factory...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2020 Buick Envision
  • That's correct, if you used the Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit # RM-523196-5 with the Falcon 2 Tow Bar # RM-520 you wouldn't need the Blue Ox Adapter Brackets # BX88185 to tow your 2020 Buick Envision (and you wouldn't need to use the crossbar that comes with the tow bar). Just be sure you pick up a pair of safety cables like part # RM-643 as well. The Blue Ox Patriot III # BRK2019 is a very popular choice for a portable braking system and would allow you to transfer the kit to future...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2020 Jeep Wrangler Behind Motorhome
  • The first thing you need to flat tow your 2020 Jeep Wrangler is a base plate kit which provides the connection between the vehicle and the tow bar. For that the Roadmaster Direct Connect # RM-521453-5 is what I recommend as it's easier to use than other base plate kit options. In addition to the base plates, you will also need a compatible tow bar, safety cables, lighting, and supplemental braking to flat tow your vehicle. The most popular compatible tow bar is the Falcon All Terrain,...
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  • Blue Ox Baseplate Kit to Flat Tow a 2020 Jeep Gladiator
  • 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...
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  • Demco Base Plate Kit Recommendation for 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL with Steel Bumper Kit and Winch
  • The Steel Bumper Group/Package of the 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL Rubicon has the removable end caps to convert to a stubby along with being winch ready. The Demco Tabless Base Plate Kit # DM9519339 is compatible with this and would work well. Demco has several excellent tow bar options that you can use: Commander III # DM9511013 is rated for 6,000 pounds and is a non-binding tow bar which makes hookup and disconnect easy even on uneven terrain. Excali-Bar II # DM9511009 is rated for...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2010 Mini Cooper S with Manual Transmission
  • You're on the right track; the Blue Ox # BX1307 are a fit on your 2010 Mini Cooper S and since you've got the manual transmission model, my research says that this model can be flat towed; just as a reference- the automatic transmission models cannot be flat towed. When it comes to a tow bar, the Blue Ox base plates are compatible with a number of Blue Ox tow bars without the need for adapters. These plates are compatible with the Adventurer, Aladdin, Allure, Alpha, Avail, Aventa, and...
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  • What Tow Bars Work With Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit On 2021 Jeep Wrangler
  • The Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit part # RM-521453-5 is a great option for a 2021 Jeep Wrangler. It can then be used with any Roadmaster motorhome mounted tow bar and not require the use of the crossbar. I recommend the Roadmaster Falcon All Terrain, Non-Binding Tow Bar part # RM-522 but have attached a list of all options below. Please note, just because the tow bar comes with the crossbar does not mean it's required.
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  • Does 2020 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk Require Wiring Harness to Prevent Steering Issue when Flat Towed
  • I believe you are referring to the Jeep/Mopar wiring harness that was needed on the Cherokees to prevent steering system issues when flat towing. The great news is that your 2020 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk does not need that harness as Jeep was able to solve that issue. The base plate kit part # RM-521451-5 that you referenced is the correct fit for your 2020 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk and would be a really great, easy-to-use base plate. In addition to the base plates, you will also need...
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  • Is There a Blue Ox Base Plate Kit that Fits 2020 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk
  • We have the Blue Ox base plate kit part # BX1143 which is a confirmed fit for your 2020 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk. For a tow bar the Blue Ox part # BX7420 is very easy to use and also comes with safety cables as well. For lighting you can use the diode kit, # RM-15267, and not have to worry about cutting into the taillight housing. This will splice into your taillight wiring to allow your tow vehicle to control the taillight assemblies of the towed vehicle. This comes with a round 6-way...
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  • Parts Recommendation to Flat Tow 2019 GMC Canyon Denali
  • There are a number of parts needed in order to flat tow your 2019 GMC Canyon Denali, which I'll list for you: - Base Plate Kit: Roadmaster Crossbar-Style Base Plate Kit # RM-523182-4 - Tow Bar: Roadmaster Sterling All Terrain Tow Bar # RM-576 - Wiring Kit: Roadmaster Diode 7-Wire to 6-Wire Flexo-Coil Wiring Kit # RM-15267 - Roadmaster Automatic Battery Disconnect with Switch # RM-766 (Please note this cannot be used if cannot be used if your Canyon is diesel or has dual batteries,...
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  • Difference Between Roadmaster EZ4 and EZ5 Base Plates for 2020 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
  • Both the Roadmaster EZ4 # RM-521453-4 and EZ5 # RM-521453-5 Base Plate Kits are confirmed to fit your 2020 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, however I do recommend the EZ5 # RM-521453-5 because of how it attaches to the tow bar. Unlike the EZ4 mounts that require a crossbar to connect to a Roadmaster tow bar, the EZ5 design lets you directly attach to the tow bar arms for an easier hookup and cleaner appearance. I have attached the complete written installation instructions that you can check...
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  • Recommended Flat Towing Equipment For A 2021 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 4XE
  • If you went with the etrailer Invisible Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms Item # e98948 you would need to also get an adapter so I recommend the Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms Item # RM-521453-5 instead. The Blue Ox Patriot 3 Radio Frequency, Portable Braking System - Proportional Item # BRK2019 will work with your Jeep and I recommend installing the 12 Volt Outlet Kit, 20 amps Item # RM-9332 to have a dedicated 12v outlet to power it. The Demco 4-Diode...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2020 Chevy Equinox Behind Motorhome
  • This is a really good question and I can tell you did your homework on this. But the great news is that your 7-way trailer connector already has the turn signals and brake lights combined onto the same circuit since that is the standard for trailer wiring. Everything you mentioned so far for your 2020 Chevy Equinox is a really solid flat towing setup. The Roadmaster base plate # RM-523193-5 is easiest to use option with the Falcon All Terrain # RM-522. For lighting/safety cables,...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2020 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk Behind Motorhome
  • The first thing you'll need to flat tow your 2020 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk is a base plate kit confirmed as a fit for your vehicle. For that I recommend the Roadmaster Direct Connect kit part # RM-521451-5 as it's easy to connect to and also really well made. I attached an install video for this on a 2019 Cherokee for you to check out as well. In addition to the base plates, you will also need a compatible tow bar, safety cables, lighting, and supplemental braking to flat tow your vehicle....
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  • Blue Ox Base Plate Kit for Flat Towing 2019 Ford F-150 King Ranch
  • The Blue Ox base plate kit part # BO74FR that you referenced is the correct Blue Ox base plate kit part number for your 2019 Ford F-150 King Ranch. For a tow bar to use with this the Blue Ox Avail part # BX7420 is a really great option. It's very easy to use and also tracks the towed vehicle behind the tow vehicle better than most bars. For lighting you can use the diode kit, # RM-15267, and not have to worry about cutting into the taillight housing. This will splice into your taillight...
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  • Is There a Curt Base Plate Kit that Fits 2013 Jeep Wrangler with Aftermarket Bumper
  • The Curt base plate kit part # C33FR was designed for aftermarket bumpers whereas the part # C38FR was designed for factory bumpers so the # C33FR would be the kit to use with an aftermarket bumper like the Smittybilt you mentioned.
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  • Is A Battery Disconnect Recommended for the 2021 Jeep Cherokee
  • According to Roadmaster the 2021 Jeep Cherokee will require a Roadmaster # RM-156-25 Battery Charge Line Kit that will add a cable from the 6-way connector to your Jeep's battery. Of course this is different than a battery disconnect which was not suggested. Kit allows up to 15 amps from your RV's battery to be used to maintain the charge of your towed car's battery while the car is being towed. Charge line connects to the 6-way or 7-way plug on your vehicle I have attached a review...
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  • Tow Bar Wiring For Flat Towing A 2020 Jeep Gladiator
  • There are most likely components of the existing tow bar wiring that you can re-use when flat towing the Gladiator but since I am not sure which wiring setup you have I cannot say that you definitely can or cannot. The 2020 Jeep Gladiator does not have a custom plug in harness available for flat towing so if the wiring harness you are referring to is custom it will not fit the Gladiator. If you tell me what harness or wiring kit you are referring to I can tell you which if any parts of...
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  • Flat Towing a 2021 Ford Escape
  • Yes we have everything you need to flat tow your 2021 Ford Escape Hybrid. To begin with you will need a base plate kit, I recommend the Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit with Removable Arms, # RM39FR. This will mate to the Roadmaster Falcon All Terrain, Non-Binding Tow Bar, # RM-522; this is a non-binding type allowing you to unhook your tow vehicle easily and quickly even if you are parked on un-even ground. For safety cables and wiring I suggest staying with the Roadmaster...
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  • Best Parts to Flat Tow a 2019 Ford Ranger
  • While you can flat tow a 2019 Ford Ranger, like you mentioned, tow hooks are for emergency towing only and do not have the necessary strength to flat tow this truck, so you will need base plates. The good news is we offer every part you need to flat tow your '19 Ranger, and the best parts to do so are the following: - Base Plate Kit: Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit # RM-524459-5 - Tow Bar: Roadmaster Nighthawk All Terrain, Non-Binding Tow Bar w/ LED Lights # RM-676 - Wiring...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2021 Ford Ranger with Blue Ox Tow Bar
  • You'll need the Blue Ox base plate kit part # BX2679 which is a confirmed fit for your 2021 Ford Ranger and will work great with your Blue Ox tow bar like part # BX7420. This will also work great with your Brake Buddy like part # HM39530. You will need a lighting solution as well like with the # RM-152-98146-7 which allows your tow vehicle to control the Ranger taillights when you are travelling. I attached an install video for this for you to check out as well.
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2021 Ford Escape and Who Could Install Them
  • Base plate kits like the Blue Ox part # BO24FR that fits your 2021 Ford Escape do not require a specialist at all. They are pretty basic and mostly just require removing some front fascia components and then attaching directly to the vehicle frame. So if you have a local buddy shop you trust they'd easily be able to handle the install. I attached an install video for this kit on a 21' Escape just like yours as well for you or your shop to check out. In addition to the base plates, you...
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  • Product Comparison of Roadmaster Base Plates for 2020 Chevy Traverse
  • You are correct that the Roadmaster Base Plate # RM-523200-5 fits both models, it just happens to be how our site fitguides the different items; Blue Ox offers base plates that are dependent on this feature, but the Roadmaster base plates will not effect the Adaptive Cruise Control feature on your 2020 Chevy Traverse. These base plates are compatible with a number of different Roadmaster brand tow bars like the Roadmaster Nighthawk # RM-676. If you've got a tow bar from a different manufacturer,...
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  • Low Cost Base Plate and Tow Bar Recommendation to Flat Tow 2016 Jeep Wrangler with Factory Bumper
  • I have a solution for you, however, the Demco # DM9518320 baseplate kit you were checking out is only compatible with the 75th Anniversary or Rubicon Hard Rock Edition. The Roadmaster EZ5 Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit # RM-521448-5 is the most economical and cleaner looking option that will fit your 2016 Jeep Wrangler Sport with a standard factory bumper. The advantage of the EZ5 over the EZ4 # RM-521448-4 (also a fit) is that you're not required to use a crossbar which makes for a...
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  • Will Roadmaster Base Plate Kit Interfere With Adaptive Ride Control System On 2020 GMC Sierra Denali
  • I reached out to my contact at Roadmaster and he confirmed that the Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit # RM-523198-5 and Crossbar-Style Base Plate Kit # RM-523198-4 will NOT interfere with the adaptive ride control system on your 2020 Sierra 1500 Denali 4WD Crew Cab with the 3L diesel. With that being said, I recommend the Direct-Connect # RM-523198-5 as it offers the same rigidity as the Crossbar-style, but will be one less thing to deal with when installing your tow bar. I included...
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  • Base Plate Kit Fit for a 2019 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2
  • Correct, the Blue Ox Base Plate Kit part # BX1721 will fit both the ZR2 and Z71 trim packages on a 2019 Chevrolet Colorado. I have attached an install photo on a 2019 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 so you can see what it will look like and to confirm fit additionally. I have also attached a list of other parts you will need to complete your flat-towing setup as well if you are interested. Blue Ox Alpha 2 Tow Bar - part # BX7380 Roadmaster Diode 7-Wire to 6-Wire Flexo-Coil Wiring Kit - part...
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  • Flat Towing Equipment for 2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon Recon
  • To flat tow your 2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon Recon, you'll need base plates, safety cables if you don't already have them, a taillight wiring solution, a supplemental braking system and possibly a high/low adapter. For base plates, you'll want to use the # 1444-3 which is compatible with the Rubicon Recon edition Wrangler with a stock bumper (the # RM-521448-5 you'd looked at isn't compatible with Recon models). For safety cables, use # RM-643. For wiring, use # RM-15267. For...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2019 Chevy Colorado Z71
  • We do have the parts needed to flat tow a 2019 Chevy Colorado 4x4 as long as it doesn't have adaptive cruise control. For that you'd want the # RM-523182-5 that you referenced as long as your Z71 isn't a Trail Boss model. I attached a link to an install video for this kit on a 2019 Colorado just like your for you to check out as well. In addition to the base plates, you will also need a compatible tow bar, safety cables, lighting, and supplemental braking to flat tow your vehicle. The...
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