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Will EZ5 Base Plates for a 2001 Jeep Wrangler Work with an Older Falcon Tow Bar

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I have a 2001 jeep wrangler and a Falcon 5120. Will this bar work or do I need any other parts?

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Roadmaster EZ5 Base Plate Kit # RM-521424-5 will work with your older Flacon tow bar. You will not use the tow bar's crossbar though when connecting to these EZ5 base plates. Instead the tow bar arms attach directly to the base plates.

In addition to the tow bar and base plates you will also need safety cables (unless you already have some) lighting, and supplemental braking.

If you do need safety cables I recommend # RM-643. The coiled design helps keep the cables off of the ground. For lighting the most popular option for Jeeps is diode kit # RM-15267. I have linked a video showing an installation on a newer Jeep.

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.

The # RM-88400 relay is required to prevent the towed vehicle's brake signal from overriding the turn signal from the RV when applying the brakes during a turn.

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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