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Flat Towing Components for a 2000 Jeep Wrangler 4.0L Sahara Edition


I plan on flat towing a 2000 Jeep Wrangler 4.0L Sahara Edition with a stock bumper. I like the Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms. I also like the Roadmaster Nighthawk All Terrain, Non-Binding Tow Bar. What wiring harness do you recommend? The Jeep weighs in at 3,300 pounds. Is it absolutely necessary to have a supplemental braking system? If so, which one do you recommend? And, would that complete the project? Would there be anything else that Id nee to purchase?


Helpful Expert Reply:

You are on the right start for flat towing components for your 2000 Jeep Wrangler with the Direct Connect base plate kit # RM-521424-5 and the Nighthawk Tow Bar # RM-676. These are our two easiest to use and best options for your Wrangler.

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 # 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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