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Flat Towing Parts Needed for a 2007 Jeep Wrangler


Is the tow bar package complete or is it necessary to order additional parts to use this tow bar? Thank you,


Helpful Expert Reply:

The Stowmaster Tow Bar part # RM-501 is one component of a flat towing setup, but it does come with everything needed on the tow bar side of things to operate.

When flat towing a vehicle, there are 5 main components that are needed. Starting with base plates, you would want the Roadmaster Base Plate kit part # 1429-3 if you do not have any aftermarket bumpers, winches or guards. Part # 1430-1 if you have a Warn or Mopar Bumper. Part # 1437-3 if you have a Rugged Ridge bumper.

You will also need safety cables. I recommend Roadmaster safety cables, part # RM-643. These are coiled so they will not drag on the ground. If you use the Sterling tow bar, it comes with safety cables.

For lighting you can use the bulb and socket kit, # RM-155, and not have to worry about cutting and splicing into the vehicle wiring.

And finally, most states now require a supplemental braking system on the vehicle being towed. The easiest to install and use is the Patriot III # BRK2019. This unit activates the brakes on the vehicle being towed in proportion to how much the RV is braking. This is the safest type of braking action, and it reduces wear and tear on the RV and towed vehicle brakes.

You will also want to check the vehicle owners manual for additional information on flat towing the vehicle. Some vehicles require an axle disconnect, drive line disconnect, transmission lube pump, or free wheeling hubs in order to be flat towed

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Jameson C

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