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Items Needed To Flat Tow A 2021 Jeep Gladiator  


I have a 2021 jeep gladiator , I was told by the deal it already has the wiring harness for the lights and brake , not sure, Thanks


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To flat tow your 2021 Jeep Gladiator I recommend the following items:

Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit Item # RM-521453-5. The tabs are removable to maintain a clean look on the front of the vehicle when not towing. It connects to the chassis of the vehicle to give the tow bar a solid connection point.

Blue Ox Patriot Portable Braking System Item # BLU37TR. This braking system can be used in multiple vehicles within the household if needed. It is also compatible to be used in a vehicle being towed by a motor home with air brakes or hydraulic brakes. Being portable, the only wiring needed is the cable for the brake away switch, which needs to be ran to the front f the vehicle.

As far as the vehicle already having a wiring harness on it from the manufacturer for towing. I would double check that. I have not heard of a manufacturer adding flat tow wiring to a vehicle. They may have been talking about the plug on the back to tow a trailer with the vehicle. I have included diode wiring just in case it is needed.

Roadmaster 4-Diode Universal Wiring Kit for Towed Vehicles Item # RM-152-1676-7. This diode wiring kit is designed, once installed, to be completely hidden with the exception of the 6 pole plug on the front of the vehicle. The only thing you would need to do is connect the umbilical between the two vehicles.

etrailer SD Non-Binding Tow Bar for Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plates Item # e74ZR. This tow bar is a non binding tow bar which has levers to unlock the arms when you are wanting to disconnect the vehicle. It comes with safety cables pre-installed and has a rod to slide the coils from your wiring on to keep it from hanging below the tow bar.

12 Volt Outlet Kit, 20 amps Item # RM-9332. Since the vehicle goes to sleep after a certain amount of time and the factory 12 volt outlets lose power, you will need a 12 volt outlet for the braking system.

I have included links to videos to help walk you through the instillations.

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