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Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2018 Jeep Cherokee Trail Hawk

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So what parts do I actually need to flat tow my 2018 jeep Cherokee trail hawk, please.

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To flat tow your 2018 Jeep Cherokee Trail Hawk you will need at least 5 parts. These 5 parts are a base plate kit, tow bar, tow bar wiring, safety chains and a supplemental braking system. You may need additional parts depending on what is recommended in the owners manual for your Cherokee Trail Hawk. I have included a recommendation for each part below that is compatible with your 2018 Jeep Cherokee Trail Hawk and a brief description of the purpose it serves.

Base Plate Kit: This is a custom fit part for your Trail Hawk and is what the tow bar coming from the RV will attach too. I recommend the Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit # RM-521446-5 which is made in the USA and has a limited Lifetime Warranty.

Tow Bar: This is what will attach to the RV and then to the base plate kit. I recommend the Roadmaster Nighthawk All Terrain, Non-Binding Tow Bar # RM-676 which is made in the USA and has a limited lifetime warranty. This tow bar is compatible with the base plate kit I recommended and includes the safety chains so you will not need to get those separately.

Tow Bar Wiring: This lets you wire your vehicle to accept your RV's tail, brake, and turn signal lights for flat towing. I recommend the Roadmaster Diode 7-Wire to 6-Wire Flexo-Coil Wiring Kit # RM-15267. This is made in the USA and has a limited lifetime warranty.

Supplemental Braking System: This is what will allow you to travel with and safely stop your Trail Hawk while flat towing. I recommend the Demco Stay-IN-Play DUO Supplemental Braking System # DM86VR. This is made in the USA and will provide you with an automatic, proportional braking system that never has to be removed, replaced, or reset.

You may also need a high-low adapter. I have included a help article that goes over whether you need an adapter and how to determine the correct one. I have also linked our selection of high-low adapters so that you can select the correct one if it is determined that you need one.

You will want to check the owners manual for your 2018 Jeep Cherokee Trail Hawk to ensure you are following all requirements and recommendations from the manufacturer for flat towing your Trail Hawk.

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