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Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2000 Jeep Cherokee Behind an RV

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Is there an adapter to mount on the jeep where the tow hooks are ?

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There isn't an attachment to fit the Curt Tow Bar with Adjustable-Width Arms # C19745 to the tow hooks on your 2000 Jeep Cherokee. What you can do is use Roadmaster base plates # 1418-1 or # 1418-3 with adapter # RM-025 but it is not the best fit and the parts haven't been tested together by the manufacturers. But instead of doing all of that I would just go ahead and use either of those base plates listed above with the Roadmaster Tracker tow bar # RM-020. Fewer adapter pieces means a safer tow.

For flat towing you will also need safety cables, lighting, and supplemental braking. For safety cables I recommend using # RM-643. The coiled design helps keep the cables off of the ground. For lighting you can save some money and go with a magnetic light kit such as # 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 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.

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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