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Availability of Roadmaster Base Plate Kits that Fit 2019 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk


Hello etrailer I am looking for a baseplate for my 2019 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk. Roadmasters website says that I need the RM-521451-5 however the pictures of the baseplate do not look like the baseplate on the etrailer site. Where can I find the RM-521451-5 baseplate that is available from Roadmaster and listed on their site for the 2019 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk? Thanks,


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For your 2019 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk the correct base plate kit from Roadmaster is the part # RM-521451-4 that you referenced. We also do carry the # RM-521451-5 which is a fit and is the EZ5 style instead which does not require the tow bar to use the crossbar.

These are the correct kits for your vehicle, since we haven't the chance to take picutres of either kit we use "typical photos" that show what a typical base plate kit looks like.

In addition to the base plates, you will also need a compatible tow bar, safety cables, lighting, and supplemental braking to flat tow your vehicle. The most popular compatible tow bar is the Falcon 2, # RM-520. For safety cables you can use # RM-643. The coiled design helps keep the cables off of the ground.

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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