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Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2018 Ram 1500 Behind an RV with UTB 1000 Supplemental Braking System


Flat tow a Ram 1500 Laramie Big Horn Diesel- I have a UTB 1000 supplement brake system.... US Gear that I’m installing ... Please tell me what else I need-


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Since you already have a supplemental braking system there are just 4 additional major components you will need to flat tow your 2018 Ram 1500: base plates, tow bar, safety cables, and lighting.

For base plates you can use # RM-52289-4. It will work with Big Horn models, Laramie models, and Laramine Longhorn models as well as several other models of the 2018 Ram 1500 including those with the EcoDiesel motor (if that is the type of diesel motor that is in your Ram).

For a tow bar you don't want to trust just any tow bar with your new truck so I recommend going with the Blackhawk 2 All-terrain, # RM-422. This is an excellent tow bar rated for 10,000 pounds. It is a non-binding tow bar which means you won't have to be perfectly level and straight to unhook or hook up the truck. this means that you won't have to spend time fighting with a bound up tow bar and can instead enjoy your trip.

The Blackhawk tow bar has safety cable channels so I recommend straight cable set # RM-645. For lighting I recommend the always popular diode kit # RM-15267. Once installed you won't have to do anything with it again.

You may also need a high-low adapter to keep the tow bar level. I have included a link to a help article that explains how to measure to determine the size adapter needed, if any. 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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