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Tow Bar Recommendation for Flat Towing 1995 Jeep Wrangler YJ at Highways Speeds with Ford F-150

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Hello, I have a 1995 Jeep Wrangler YJ that I want to flat tow behind an RV motorhome and a Ford F150 Pickup truck. I understand that some tow bars are only rated for a maxium 45mph. I plan to tow at highway speeds 60-70mph for long distances. What towbar setup do you recommend for my situation? Thank you!

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The Tow Ready Adjustable Tow Bar 63180 does have a speed limitation of 45 miles per hour, but this is the only tow bar we offer with a limit on driving speed.

A great option for a tow bar that does not have a speed limit and will work well for you is the Roadmaster Falcon 2 Tow Bar # RM-520. I recommend the Falcon 2 tow bar because it is a popular tow bar from a high quality manufacturer that is a leader in the flat towing industry. The Falcon 2 is a hitch-mounted tow bar that will store on the trailer hitch of the F-150 when not in use, leaving the front of the Wrangler open.

There are a number of other components you will need in order to flat tow your Wrangler, such as a base plate kit, tow bar wiring, safety cables, and a supplemental braking system. If your Wrangler has a U-channel bumper, the Roadmaster Classic Base Plate Kit # 1409-1 is a great option to fit your vehicle and the Falcon 2 tow bar. The installation instructions for the base plate kit are linked for you.

I recommend using safety cables such as Roadmaster's 68 Inch Single Hook, Coiled Safety Cables # RM-643 as the coiled design will help keep the cables off the ground while towing.

For tow bar wiring, I recommend the Roadmaster Diode 7-Wire to 6-Wire Flexo-Coil Wiring Kit # RM-15267. This kit will provide you with the diodes, wiring, and connector to wire up your Wrangler so the taillights will work in tandem with the F-150's taillights. The Flexo-Coil wiring will bridge the space between the trailer connector at the rear of your tow vehicle and the plug at the front of your Jeep.

The supplemental braking system I recommend is the Stay-IN-Play DUO # SM99251. This is a proportional braking system that will apply the Wrangler's brakes with the same intensity as the brakes are being applied in the F-150. It's easy to set up each time you're ready to tow and doesn't need to be taken out of the Jeep when you're not towing.

One other component you may need in order to tow your Jeep level is a high-low adapter. I've attached a link to this page that will take you to all of our high-low adapters. Also linked are some help articles on flat towing for you.

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