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Blue Ox Base Plate Kit that Fits 2021 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited with Upgraded Steel Bumper


I am purchasing a 2021 Jeep Unlimited Rubicon with the upgraded steel bumper. I have the Avail towbar and want to know my options to add to my steel bumper so I can pull the jeep with my motorhome. Do I need a complete baseplate or are there adapter plates, etc?


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You can use the Blue Ox base plate kit part # BX1139 with the steel bumper of your 2021 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited and your Blue Ox Avail Tow Bar # BX7420 and you'd be set.

For lighting the diode kit part # RM-15247 would be a really great option. 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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