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Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2017 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk


Hi, I am looking for a flat tow package for my 2017 Cherokee Trailhawk. Havent heard anything. Is this the right format for that request? Do you provide that advice? I read some blog comments but they were all slightly different. Looking to buy soon, can you help? Thanks,


Helpful Expert Reply:

We definitely can help with a flat towing setup for your 2017 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk. The first thing you need is a base plate kit like the Roadmaster Direct Connect kit part # RM-521446-5 which is easy to use and install. I attached an install video for more info on this 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 # BRK2019, 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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