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Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2016 Jeep Wrangler Behind a Motor Home


Bought a 2016 Wrangler that I want to tow behind my RV. What do I need?


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To flat tow a vehicle you will need base plates, a tow bar, safety cables, lighting, and supplemental braking.

The base plates provide a secure attachment point for the tow bar. You can use # RM-521448-5. These base plates are compatible with Roadmaster RV-mounted tow bars. For a compatible tow bar the most popular option is the Falcon 2, # RM-520, rated for 6,000 pounds. I have linked a video showing an example installation of the baseplates and a review of the Falcon tow bar.

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 Roadmaster 4-diode kit # RM-154. I have linked a video showing an example installation of the diode kit as well.

I also recommend coiled umbilical kit # HM47054. One end plugs into a 7-Way on the RV and the other end plugs into the 6-Way included with the kit. Replace the 4-Way on the diode kit with the 6-Way in the umbilical kit.

And finally, most states now require supplemental braking on the vehicle being flat towed. One of the preferred systems for our installers is the SMI Stay-IN-Play DUO proportional system, # SM99251. It will apply the vehicle brakes in proportion to how much the tow vehicle is braking. This is the safest way to stop and it reduces wear and tear on both vehicles.

Be sure to consult your vehicle owners manual for specific information on flat towing the vehicle. I have also included some helpful links to our series of help articles on flat towing for you.

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