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What Base Plate Adapter is Used to Attach a Roadmaster Tow Bar to a 3/4 inch Shackle  


I have a Roadmaster Falcon All Terrain tow assembly that I want to adapt to JCR Offroad Jeep Tj bumper D-rings. The D-rings are 3/4inch thick with 1inch holes. The RM-035 series items appear to be appropriate but the listings arent clear as to which, if either, would work here. Please advise


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You are correct. The part # RM-035 would work for you as it is designed to provide a tow bar attachment point for 3/4 inch shackle rings like what you have.

This will work well with your Roadmaster Falcon part # RM-522 as well.

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, 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 that you will install on the front of your towed vehicle and enough coiled wire to go from there to the RV.

And finally, most states now require supplemental braking in the vehicle being flat towed. The easiest system to set up and use is the Blue Ox Patriot # BLU37TR, that applies 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.

Most likely you will also need a high low adapter so that the tow bar will be level when you are flat towing. I attached a link to a page that has all of the ones we carry.

I have included a couple of helpful links to our articles on flat towing for you. Be sure to consult the vehicle owners manual for more specific information on flat towing your vehicle.

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