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Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2020 Jeep Wrangler with Smittybilt SRC Front Bumper

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We have a 2020 Jeep Gladiator Rubicon we need to flat tow. We are replacing the front bumper with: the Smittybilt Gen 2 SRC Front Bumper 77724 Warn VR EVO 10-S Winch with Synthetic Rope 103253 Smittybilt Tow Bar Adapter Bracket 874551 Smittybilt Jeep Tow Barb 87450 Can you tell me what else I need to flat tow the Gladiator Rubicon with a Class A RV? We haven’t received the bumper yet so I didn’t supply any photos.

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For the Smittybilt SRC front bumper we've checked with our manufacturers in the past and they have recommended the off-road bumper adapter part # BX88357 which would allow you to use a Blue Ox tow bar like the # BX7420.

For lighting you can use the diode kit, # RM-15267, and not have to worry about cutting into the taillight housing. This will splice into your taillight wiring to allow your tow vehicle to control the taillight assemblies of the towed vehicle. 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 # BRK2019, 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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