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Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2020 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk Behind Motorhome


Hi. 2020 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk. will be towing behind our motorhome and just wondering if you might be able to list out the parts we would need to do this? Recommendations, etc. Thank you for your help.


Expert Reply:

Absolutely! In order to flat tow your 2020 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk behind a motorhome you will need a base plate kit, a tow bar, safety cables, a lighting solution, a supplemental braking system, and most likely a high-low adapter. I will quickly list out my specific recommendations below and go into a bit more detail on each further down.

Base Plate Kit - Roadmaster Direct-Connect # RM-521451-5
Tow Bar - Roadmaster Nighthawk All Terrain # RM-676 (Safety Cables are included)
Lighting Solution - Universal Hy-Power Diode Kit # RM-152
Braking System - Brake Buddy Classic 3 # HM39494

The Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit features hidden brackets to maintain a clean appearance on the Jeep and their drawbars will attach directly to a tow bar like the Roadmaster Nighthawk without the need of an additional crossbar. The Nighthawk itself is one of the best tow bars on the market with its non-binding design that allows for easy release anywhere (even on unlevel ground) and integrated LEDs that provide greater visibility on the road.

The Universal Hy-Power Diode Kit will work perfectly with the Nighthawk's included 7-Way cord and 6-Way socket so that the Jeep's signal lights illuminate in correspondence to the RV's during travel. The Brake Buddy Classic offers an extremely reliable braking system that will physically push down on the Jeep's brake pedal in proportion to your braking in the motorhome. Its portability allows it to easily be removed when it's not in use.

Lastly, you will likely need a high-low adapter to keep the tow bar within the "Safety Zone" (within 3" above or below level). I have attached a great article below that explains how to choose the best one for your setup. I have also included short video reviews on the products mentioned that you can check out.

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Chris R

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