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Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Behind RV


hello i will be purchasing a 2017 jeep wrangler unlimited sport.. to tow 4 down behind motor looking at blue ox base plate bx1126,blue ox tow bar ALPHA BX7380, and blue ox brake system brk2012 ,, is this a good set up and do i need a wire kit as well,, thanks.


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Flat towing a vehicle behind a motorhome does require the tow bar, base plates and braking system you referenced, but additional items are also needed. The linked article concerning flat towing details each of the components required, which include a tow bar, safety cables, a lighting/wiring kit of some type, a high-low hitch adapter, a wiring umbilical as well as the toad's base plates and supplementary braking system. Additional articles are included for other items.

Starting with base plates, I suggest the Blue Ox kit you mentioned, part # BX1126, which fits models with standard factory bumper and no winches or grille guards. An install video is linked for you. Their Alpha tow bar # BX7380 is an excellent choice, as is the fully-portable and wireless Patriot braking system # BLU37TR. You'll also need 12V outlet kit # RM-9332.

For a wiring/lighting solution I suggest you go easy and inexpensive by using a magnetic kit # TL21RK. You do not have to cut into your new vehicle's wiring and installation and removal takes only seconds. For easier hookup use a wiring umbilical # BX8861; this kit provides sockets for both MH and toad as well as a coiled cable.

Finally, for a high/low hitch adapter to keep the tow bar level, please refer to the linked article and page showing all such adapters, like # BX88130.

Always check your vehicle owner's manual for any required preparation steps for flat towing the vehicle.

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