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Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2015 Jeep Wrangler Behind a 2016 Thor Vegas


I have been looking for a flat towing system so I can pull my 2015 jeep wrangler, my motor home is a 2016 Thor Vegas 25.2. . I would like also to k ow where I can get insalled.


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There's a number of parts you need to set up your 2015 Jeep Wrangler to be flat towed. You definitely need a tow bar, base plate kit, safety cables, a lighting kit, braking system, and probably a high-low adapter. Most shops that work on trailers or trailer dealers can do the work. I recommend shopping around at pricing in your area.

I recommend using the Falcon 2 tow bar, part # RM-520. It's one of the most popular tow bars we carry and pairs up great with Roadmaster base plate kits. If your Jeep has the standard front bumper then I recommend the EZ5 kit, part # RM-521448-5. If you have a different front bumper, or a specific trim package that doesn't use the standard bumper, let me know which one and I'll recommend the correct kit. If it's easier send me a picture of your bumper.

Safety cables, part # RM-643, will work or your setup. They're coiled which is nice because they stay off the ground.

The Jeep's lights need to function with the RV's. If you're going to be pulling the Jeep very often a permanently installed diode kit is the way to go. Part # RM-15267 is a great kit since it gives you a 6-way the Jeep's front and includes the cord to connect it to the Thor's 7-way connector.

I also prefer permanently installed braking systems even though the install is more in depth. I like them because once they're installed all you need to do is plug Jeep into the motorhome and you're good to go. It doesn't need to be setup each time you tow. The Stay-IN-Play DUO, part # SM99251, is a great option and it's the one our installers prefer because it's easier to do than most permanent installs. With the DUO installed you also need a Brake-Lite relay, part # RM-88400, to keep the Jeep's lights from overriding the Thor's.

Finally, you might need a high-low adapter to keep the tow bar level. I've linked an article to help you stay within the 3 inch "safe range" you want to keep. I've also linked our selection of high-low adapters for you to look at once you know what you need.

There's also a number of articles on flat towing linked that you might find helpful.

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Charles S

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