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Flat-Towing a Standard 2016 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Behind RV

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Can you give me everything I will need to tow my Jeep behind my RV? Maybe a premium package and a low-cost package?

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Flat-towing your 2016 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited will require a few different pieces, starting with a base plate that is designed to fit on your vehicle, the Blue Ox Base Plate Kit, # BX1126.

A tow bar will also be needed, and I recommend the Blue Ox Alpha # BX7380. The bar slides into your RV's two-inch trailer hitch receiver and has a swivel function, which means you won't have to be exactly level to hook your Jeep up.

You will want wiring in order to operate your Jeep's tail lights, and I recommend the Hopkins Custom Tail Light Wiring Kit for Towed Vehicles # HM56200, which works by simply plugging the kit into your existing wiring instead of having to splice or cut wires. You will also want the Blue Ox Coiled Electrical Cord, # BX88206, as a wired connection between your Jeep and RV.

A supplemental braking system s needed as well, and I recommend the SMI Stay-IN-Play DUO Supplemental Braking System # SM99251. This system will never have to be removed, automatically working when you tow your Jeep. Using a braking system will require Brake Lite Relay # RM-88400.

This will keep your Jeep's brake signal from overriding the turn signals sent by your RV. It is also recommended you get a 12-Volt Outlet Kit, # RM-9332.

Keep in mind you may also need a high-low adapter like the Blue Ox Six-Inch Drop or Rise Receiver, # BX88130, if your base plate is three or more inches higher or lower than the center of your RV hitch receiver. The bracket height of the Blue Ox base plate recommended above is 14-1/2 inches, and if you compare that to the height of your hitch as outlined in a help article I have linked, you can determine if an adapter is necessary.

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