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Can 2020 Jeep Wrangler with Smittybilt Atlas Front Bumper be Flat Towed behind Motorhome  


My 2020 Jeep Wrangler has a Smittybilt Atlas front bumper that I want to flat tow. How can I connect a tow bar to it so that I can flat tow it behind my motorhome.


Expert Reply:

Blue Ox has the base plate kit part # BX88357 which was designed specifically for fitting the Smittybilt Atlas front bumper you have on your 2020 Jeep Wrangler so it is exactly what you need to connect to a Blue Ox tow bar like the # BX7420 which is really easy to use and very well made.

For lighting you can use the diode kit, # RM-15267, and not have to worry about cutting into the taillight housing. This will splice into your taillight wiring to allow your tow vehicle to control the taillight assemblies of the towed vehicle. 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 # 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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