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Best Tow Bar and Flat Towing Components for 2016 Jeep Wrangler


I am looking for the best lightweight, tow bat for my 2016 Jeep Wrangler. Also need the base plate, wiring and brake system. Prefer plug and play vs cutting wires.


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Since you said you want the best and lightest weight tow bar for your flat towing setup the Roadmaster Nighthawk part # RM-676 is the way to go. It's about 20 lbs lighter than the competition, is very easy to use, and comes with safety cables and and an umbilical wire kit.

The correct base plate kit you'll want that fits your 2016 Jeep Wrangler and this tow bar is the Direct Connect kit part # 1444-3.

Since we don't have any plug and play tow bar lighting kits the best option is the Roadmaster Diode Kit part # RM-152 with the round connector part # RM-910030-1. I attached an install video for this for you to check out as well.

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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