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Blue Ox Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2019 Ford Ranger 4x4


I am looking at the Blue Ox Ascent tow bar. I need a base plate for my 2019 ford ranger, 4x4 pickup. I was going to purchase the Blue Ox base plate BX2679. I also need the Blue Ox tow bar cover BX88309.


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The Blue Ox Ascent part # BX4370 is a great choice for a tow bar to flat tow your 2019 Ford Ranger with the base plate kit # BX2679. The cover part # BX88309 is the correct one for this tow bar as well.

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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