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Parts Recommended for Flat Towing a 2015 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon/ Automatic Trans.

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What is a list of the gear i will need to flat tow a 2015 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon w/ Automatic Trans.? what do you recommend?

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For starters, you'll need base plates, but the base plates needed will depend on the front bumper your Wrangler is equipped with. If it's the straight factory bumper, use # RM-521448-5. If you have the Warn Elite 87750 or 87775 bumper, use # 1439-3. For a Warn Elite 101420 bumper with no lower valence below the bumper, use # RM42FR.

For a tow bar, I'd recommend the Roadmaster Falcon All-terrain tow bar, part # RM-522. The Falcon All-terrain will self center and lock into place while you drive away, so there's no need to have the Jeep perfectly aligned behind the motorhome in order to connect up. The non-binding latches make disconnecting easy, even when the vehicle and motorhome aren't on perfectly level ground. You'll also need safety cables like # RM-643.

To wire the Jeep to the motorhome for the taillights, I'd recommend the # RM-15267 diode system. For a supplemental braking system the Blue Ox Patriot III you'd looked at, part # BRK2019 would be perfect. Using a portable braking system wouldn't require the time consuming and expensive installation of a permanently mounted system, plus you could transfer it to another vehicle in the future if needed. You'll also need the # RM-9332 12-V outlet kit and the # RM-156-25 charge line kit.

Finally, if the installed height of the base plates has a height difference of more than 3 inches +/- compared to the receiver height, you'll need a high/low adapter to bring it within that range. I'll link to our selection of adapters.

I've linked to some installation and demonstration videos that you might find helpful.

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