Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2020 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon with Plastic Front Bumper

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I will be getting a 2020 Jeep Rubicon with the standard plastic front bumper. I currently have a Roadmaster base plate with a tow defender installed. We are also using a falcon all terrain two bar with a tow defender installed. What will I need to purchase in order to flat tow the new Jeep ?

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We have just what you need! The correct base plate kit you need for your 2020 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon with the plastic bumper is the part # RM-521453-4. This will work great with your Roadmaster Falcon 2 part # RM-520 and Tow Defender part # RM-4750 as well.

For lighting/safety cables, locks, and covers for the tow bar we have the Roadmaster Falcon All Terrain kit part # RM-9243-1 which comes with all of that as one part number. The diode kit that comes with this allows you to splice into the taillight wiring so that your RV controls the vehicle taillights and does not require drilling into the taillight housings. 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 # BRK2016, 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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Follow up Questions

Dustin C.

What about the battery during towing? I know for my 2014 wrangler I installed a quick battery disconnect. Is there a quick battery disconnect available for 2020 rubicon wranglers? Or is this not needed? 74115

Reply from Chris R.

Unlike with your 2014 model Wrangler, the battery for the 2020 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon actually doesn't need to be disconnected before flat towing - so a quick battery disconnect isn't necessary. 60313

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