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Flat Towing Recommendations For A 2021 Jeep Gladiator Rubicon


I have a 2021 Jeep Gladiator - Rubicon with the steel belly pan. I was reading the installation instructions for the base plate and saw where they cut the plastic belly pan, however mine is steel. Is there a system/base plate installation that works with the steel belly pan without cutting it? I also take my Jeep off roading and want a system that has easy removal or is tucked away such that it wont interfere when out on the extreme trails. Please give my your recommended setup to flat tow my Jeep. Thank you


Expert Reply:

All base plates are going to require you to trim the belly pan of your 2021 Jeep Gladiator - Rubicon. The only way to avoid that would be if you had a bumper with D-Ring Mounts that was rated to flat tow your vehicle.

The Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms Item # RM-521453-5 are more tucked away and the arms are easily removable when not in use.

To flat tow you'll also need the following things:

Tow Bar: Roadmaster Falcon All Terrain, Non-Binding Tow Bar - Motorhome Mount - 2" Hitch - 6,000lbs Item # RM-522. This tow bar has a non binding feature that will make attaching and detaching the arms to your baseplates on uneven ground much easier.

Tow Bar Wiring: Roadmaster Universal Hy-Power Diode Wiring Kit Item # RM-154. This system is a one time setup that uses your vehicle's tail lights to signal instead of running magnet lights to the back of your vehicle every time you want to tow.

Safety Cables: RoadMaster 68" Single Hook, Coiled Safety Cables - 6,000lbs Item # RM-643. The coils on these safety cables will help prevent damage due to dragging on the ground.

Braking System: Brake Buddy Stealth Supplemental Braking System - Proportional Item # HM39530. This system is a one time setup that will bolt down under your seat. It also comes with a battery charger that will trickle charger your vehicle's battery to prevent it from draining while you tow.

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