Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2019 Jeep Wrangler Behind a Motorhome

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I have a Falcon 5250 tow bar. What else do I need to tow my 2019 Jeep Wrangler behind a motorhome?

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For your 2019 Jeep Wrangler and Falcon 5250 tow bar you will just need to add base plates, safety cables, lighting, and supplemental braking as the other main components for flat towing.

For base plates you can use # RM-521453-4 or # RM-521453-5. These are custom fit base plates for your 2019 Wrangler and fit models with the standard factory front bumper. These base plates are also compatible with Roadmaster Quick Disconnects and all Roadmaster tow bars. I have included a link to the installation instructions for you. For compatible safety chains I recommend # RM-643. The coiled design helps keep the cables off of the ground.

For lighting the most popular options are kits with diodes such as # RM-15267. The great thing about these kits is once they are installed you will not have to do anything with it again (other than plug the Jeep into the motorhome's trailer connector when ready to flat tow). I have linked a video showing how this type of kit installs.

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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