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Comparin EZ4 and EZ5 Base Plate Kit for Flat Towing 2015 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk

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2015 Cherokee Trailhawa You show two base plate, which should be used with Roadmaster Stirling two bar 4 or 5

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We have two different style of Roadmaster base plate kits that fit your 2015 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk. The EZ5 part # RM-521446-5 which does not require the use of the included crossbar of a tow bar, or the EZ4 part # RM-521446-4 which does.

If it were me I would go with the EZ5 as it's a simpler connection that's easier to make. Both work great with the Roadmaster Sterling part # RM-576 which is a very nice tow bar that you'll really like. It comes with safety cables too.

For lighting you can use the diode kit, # RM-15267, and not have to worry about cutting into the taillight housing. This will splice into your taillight wiring to allow your tow vehicle to control the taillight assemblies of the towed vehicle. This comes with a round 6-way connector that you will install on the front of your towed vehicle and enough coiled wire to go from there to the RV.

And finally, most states now require supplemental braking in the vehicle being flat towed. The easiest system to set up and use is the Blue Ox Patriot # BLU37TR, that applies 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.

Most likely you will also need a high low adapter so that the tow bar will be level when you are flat towing. I attached a link to a page that has all of the ones we carry.

I have included a couple of helpful links to our articles on flat towing for you. Be sure to consult the vehicle owners manual for more specific information on flat towing your vehicle.

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