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Parts Needed for Complete Flat Tow System on 2021 Ram 1500 Classic


I'm looking into possibly installing the etrailer base kit e98945 on my 2021 Ram 1500. It's the Classic version I don't know if that makes a difference or not. Anyways, what other parts do I need to flat tow my pickup? I want to be able to easily setup when I go to tow but I'm going to try to tackle the installation at home so if there is something that doesn't have a super intense installation I'd like to go that route. Thank you!


Expert Reply:

The etrailer Base Plate Kit # e98945 is an excellent option for your 2021 Ram 1500 Classic. I really like the look of it once installed and it's one of the easier systems when you're talking about connecting/disconnecting the tow bar.

For a tow bar I highly recommend the etrailer XHD Non-Binding Tow Bar # e94ZR because it has that non-binding feature and it has a higher weight capacity at 10,500 lbs so you'll have a nice safety margin between that and what your truck weighs in at so you know the tow bar isn't working as hard.

When it comes to wiring I recommend using the Flexo-Coil Kit # RM-15267. This is a full blown wiring kit that you'll have to splice into your OEM wiring, but it's also the best that we have to offer and I don't ever have to wonder how this is going to hold up.

The brake system that I recommend for your application is the Blue Ox Patriot # BLU37TR. This is a portable system so you have to set it up each time, but the setup is minimal and the installation is a breeze. You will need to install a 12V Outlet Kit # RM-9332, and I also recommend adding a Charge Line Kit # RM-156-25 to the mix so that your battery doesn't die while you're towing your truck.

The last thing I recommend checking out is a high-low adapter. I'm attaching a helpful article and our selection of adapters for you to filter through if you do need one.

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