List of Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Behind an RV

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What all do I need to tow my 2017 Wrangler Unlimited behind my motor home?

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There are several items needed to flat tow your 2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited behind an RV: base plates, a tow bar, safety cables, lighting, and supplemental braking.

For base plates you can use the Roadmaster base plates # RM-521448-4. Please note the base plates do not fit Hard Rock or 75th Anniversary models. I have linked a video showing an example installation for you.

For a compatible tow bar you can use the popular Falcon 2, # RM-520. I have linked a video review of this tow bar for you to check out. For safety cables I recommend # RM-643. The coiled design helps keep the cables off of the ground.

Next for lighting diode kits such as # RM-15267 are very popular for Jeep owners. After the initial installation you will not have to worry about it again. I have linked a video showing an example installation for you.

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 preferred systems for our installers and what I recommend is the SMI Stay-IN-Play DUO proportional system, # SM99251. It will apply 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.

The # RM-88400 relay is required to prevent the towed vehicle's brake signal from overriding the turn signal from the RV when applying the brakes during a turn.

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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