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Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2016 Jeep Wrangler with Off-Road Bumper and 3/4 inch D-Ring  


I have an aftermarket off-road bumper with 9500lb D-ring mounts, that Id like to hook up a tow bar to for pulling behind our pickup F-250 or motorhome when we finally figure out what we want to get. Do you have any recommendations? I know an adapter will most likely be required, but your assistance is greatly appreciated!


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Since the D-rings on your Off-Road bumper are 3/4 inch thick you would need the part # RM-035 as it is a confirmed fit for your vehicle.

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 2, # RM-520. 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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