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Recommended Flat Towing Equipment For A 2017 Ram 1500 Limited


I have a 2017 Ram 1500 Limited and will be flat towing behind a motor home with air brakes. Can you please tell me what I will need for components. Thanks


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To flat tow your 2017 Ram 1500 Limited behind your motorhome you'll need a tow bar, base plate, tow bar wiring kit, braking system, and safety cables. I have the following recommendations for your:

Tow Bar: etrailer XHD Non-Binding Tow Bar for Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate # e84ZR. This tow bar has a 10.5K weight capacity to allow you to haul items in your bed as well. It features non-binding latches and telescoping arms to make connecting/disconnecting on any terrain a breeze. The adjustable head tilts up or down 3" to keep the tow bar parallel with road during towing and the shank has a built-in 1-1/2" rise or drop for additional adjustability. This tow bar also comes with safety cables so you won't have to purchase any separately.

Base Plate: Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit # RM-52289-5. The direct-connect attachment points on this base plate make connecting and disconnecting from the tow bar quick and simple. The removable arms provide a clean factory look when removed.

Tow Bar Wiring Kit: Roadmaster Diode 7-Wire to 4-Wire Flexo-Coil Wiring Kit # RM-15247. This diode kit allows you to use your Ram 1500's tail lights and wiring system while preventing feedback from your RV.

Since your Ram has combined lighting you will also need the Roadmaster Universal Stop Light Switch Kit # RM-751000 to prevent the brake signal from overriding the turn signal.

Braking System: Brake Buddy Select 3 Portable Supplemental Braking System # HM39524. This system offers intense, emergency braking or steady, smooth braking in a single portable system. Easily switch between proportional or full braking from the cab of your motorhome using the remote. The included charge line kit will keep your Ram's battery charged while you tow so you don't have to worry about arriving at your destination and then having to deal with a low or dead battery.

Safety Cables: Since the tow bar already comes with safety cables you won't have to purchase any separately.

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