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Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Behind an RV with Stowmaster Tow Bar


looking fo correct base plate for my 2013 jeep wrangler unlimited to a roadmaster stowmaster tow bar


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If your 2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited has the standard factory bumper you can use EZ4 base plates # RM-521448-4. If it is a 10th anniversary addition but does NOT have the American Expedition Vehicles bumper you can use # 1444-1. If it is a MOAB addition OR has the Warn Elite bumper and is NOT a 10th anniversary model you can use # 1439-1. All of these base plates are compatible with the Stowmaster # RM-501 or # RM-504.

In addition to the tow bar and base plates you will also need safety cables # RM-643 if you do not already have some. The coiled design of these cables helps keep them off of the ground.

For lighting diode kit # RM-15267 is a popular option for Jeep owners. I have linked a video showing an example installation for you.

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. The # RM-88400 relay is not required when using magnetic tow lights.

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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