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Needed Items To Flat Tow a 2021 Jeep Wrangler


We have a Blue Ox tow bar DM1080. Would that be sufficient to pull our vehicle and what base plate/hardware/wiring kit would we need? Thank you!


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Since you already have the tow bar, I suggest the etrailer Invisible Base Plate Kit, # e98948. This is a confirmed fit for your 2021 Jeep Wrangler. With this you get a clean, factory look for your car when it's not being towed by using these invisible base plates. Tabs remain on tow bar arms and easily secure to base plate receivers with a quick turn. Simple, bolt-on installation with included hardware. Please note the installation video showing installed on a 2020 model Jeep.

For the needed wiring I suggest the Roadmaster Universal Hy-Power Diode Wiring Kit, # RM-152. This diode kit allows you to use your vehicle's tail lights and wiring system while preventing feedback from your RV. Wires 2-wire and 3-wire systems to operate as a combined lighting systems. You will also need the Roadmaster Stop Light Switch Kit, # RM-751490. There is an attached video showing step-by-step installation of both of these items.

My recommendation for supplemental braking is the Demco SBS Stay-IN-Play DUO Supplemental Braking System - Proportional, # SM99251. This too is a confirmed fit for your 2021 Jeep Wrangler. It is a proportional braking system that never has to be removed, replaced, or reset. The DUO activates when your RV's brake lights go on and an inertia sensor in the towed car detects deceleration.

And finally, you may/may not require the use of a high-low adapter. I have attached a link to a help article "HOW TO CHOOSE A HIGH-LOW ADAPTER" to assist you in making this determination. To flat tow your vehicle behind your RV the tow bar adapter is used to raise or lower the height of the tow bar to the "Safe Zone". The "Safe Zone" for a motor-home-mounted tow bar ranges from 3" above level to 3" below level. A tow bar adapter will provide the necessary rise/drop to get into the "Safe Zone". Discover this by measuring from the ground to the center of the base plate kit on your Jeep and compare that to the measurement from the ground to the top of the inside edge of the hitch on your motorhome. If this distance is not within 3" of one another then you want to use a high-low adapter. Please note the link to a selection of adaptors attached.

Several product review and installation videos of the items discussed here have been linked. I hope they are of value to you and can provide the needed information. Please let us know what other assistance we can provide. Happy Camping.

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Michael R

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