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Base Plate Adapter, Tow Bar, & Braking System to Flat Tow 2016 Jeep Wrangler With XRC Bumper

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Hi. I want to get a tow bar that will work with my 2021 Fleetwood Bounder. XRC bumper on 2016 Wrangler Sport. It has the power plug for lights already. Just will need tow bar, safety chains they come w Blue Ox I believe and brake connector. What would you suggest. Love the trailer web site. I have started my cart there. Thanks in advance.

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Thanks for the photo! Glad you're enjoying the site and we can absolutely get your 2016 Jeep Wrangler with an XRC front bumper ready to flat tow. First you'll need the base plate adapters to connect to your D-rings, and the correct one is going to depend on the size of the pin hole on your bumper, which is likely 7/8" but could be 1" so you'll want to verify that size and then you can use either of the following:

- 7/8" Pin: Blue Ox Aftermarket Off-Road Bumper Adapter # BX88357

- 1" Pin: Blue Ox Aftermarket Bumper Adapter # BX88358

Let's move onto the tow bar, and the option I really like, due to it's long arms for optimal maneuverability, non-binding latches so you don't have to struggle to unhook it, and the fact that it comes with safety chains like you mentioned, is the Ascent:

- Blue Ox Ascent Non-Binding Tow Bar # BX4370

It sounds like you already have the wiring such as the Roadmaster Wiring Kit # RM-15247, so the other thing you mentioned needing is the supplemental braking system, and I highly recommend the Demco Stay-IN-Play:

- Demco Stay-IN-Play DUO Supplemental Braking System w/ Wireless Coachlink Monitor # DM86VR

This is the best braking system for a number of reasons, starting with how its braking activates. The Stay-IN-Play DUO gives you braking which is proportional to that of your motorhome, which allows for much smoother braking than most system that just send out a pre-set amount of braking power. With smoother braking comes a much more comfortable and easier-to-control ride in your '21 Fleetwood Bounder when you're flat towing your Jeep. It is also a one-time install which is a lot more convenient than portable systems that you have to continually lug around and re-activate.

2016 Jeep Wrangler With XRC Front Bumper
2016 Jeep Wrangler With XRC Front Bumper
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