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Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 1982 Jeep J-20 Behind an RV


What are the connections for flat towing a 1982, J-20, Jeep, pick up, 4x4 ? We have the Roadmaster Falcon 2 for the motor home .


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Neither Roadmaster nor Blue Ox have a custom base plate option for your 1982 Jeep J-20 but there are some universal base plates, # BX88230 rated for 5,000 pounds, that you could use. For the Falcon 2 tow bar to work with these base plates you will also need adapter # RM-031.

If you don't already have safety cables I recommend # RM-643. The coiled design helps keep the cables off of the ground. For lighting I recommend a simple magnetic kit # RM-2120.

You may also need a high/low adapter to keep the tow bar level. I have linked a help article showing how to measure and a link to the high/low adapters we carry.

And finally, most states now require supplemental braking on the vehicle being flat towed. One of the easiest systems to set up and use is the Even Brake proportional system # RM-9400. It will apply the vehicle brakes in proportion to how much the RV is braking. This is the easiest 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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