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2012 Jeep Unlimited Rubicon with Warn Bumper Base Plate Kit Recommendation

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I have a Falcon 5250 tow bar. I want to tow my 2012 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Unlimited. I have a Warn front bumper with Warn winch. What base plate do I need? What are my options for lights? Which option do you recommend for lights?

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The correct Roadmaster base plate kit to use on your 2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited with the Warn front bumper is the Roadmaster kit part # 1430-1 which is a confirmed fit.

This would work great with your Falcon part # RM-520. If you need safety cables you would want the part # RM-643 which are coiled to keep them easily off 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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