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Recommended Flat Towing System for 2016 Wrangler JK 2 Door

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Can I get a full listing of everything I need to set up a 2016 Wrangler JK 2 Dr to flat tow. Im looking at the SM99251 supplemental braking, the RM-576 tow bar, and probably the RM-521448-4 baseplate. Not sure yet on what wiring solution needed. My head is spinning from looking at all the options so would love some recommendations if the above is heading in the right direction for cost and ease of installation and or you have better recommendations for a total solution. I want to order everything at the same time. Thanks for your time.

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I'm happy to help get you everything you need for your 2016 Jeep Wrangler JK to flat tow it. You have done your homework so my recommendations will be in line.

I recommend the Roadmaster Crossbar-Style Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms # RM-521448-4 you suggested which will utilize the crossbar of the Roadmaster Sterling All Terrain Tow Bar # RM-576. This is a great combination with the tow bar also having the wiring cord and the safety cables integrated.

Then you will use the Hopkins Custom Tail Light Wiring Kit for Towed Vehicles # HM56200 which will plug directly into your factory wiring and then you'll just cut the 4-way and add it to the back of the 6-way connector that came with your tow bar. I've attached a diagram to help with positioning and the attached video shows this as well. I also recommend using the Roadmaster Battery Charge Line Kit for Towed Vehicles # RM-156-25 to keep your Jeep battery maintained while towing.

For your supplemental braking, the SMI Stay-IN-Play DUO Supplemental Braking System - Proportional # SM99251 is the best on the market. It is easy to use and literally only requires a flip of a switch to transfer from driving mode to flat tow mode. No additional adjustments are required.

The final thing you will need is a high-low adapter, but you will need to measure to get the correct fit. I've linked a page to all you options and an article to assist.

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Thanks Jason, exactly what I was looking for. A quick question, I know you sell hitch receiver locking pins, but do you also sell locking pins that fit the roadmaster clevis side?

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We do have a combination of hitch lock and padlocks for that application. It is the Roadmaster Lock Set - Hitch Lock and 2 Quick-Disconnect Padlocks # RM-304. I've attached a video of this to assist.

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