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Complete Flat Towing Setup For A 2021 Ford Bronco Big Bend

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Looking to flat tow our 2021 Big bend bronco stock bumper 1-what would be the best setup? 2-What is difference between BX7380 and BX7365 3-also what is difference between BX4370 and the others other than the tow capacity. 4- I also want the least noticeable tow plates thanks

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First, we'll start with a complete flat towing setup, and while we go through it I will address some of your concerns as well.

It sounds like you may be interested in using Blue Ox products to complete this setup.

In that case, the first thing you'll need is a base plate, in which the Blue Ox Base Plate Kit # BLU23XR will work great. This base plate is confirmed to fit your 2021 Ford Bronco, and will work with all Blue Ox tow bars, and when paired with select adapters, can be also used with Roadmaster and Demco Tow Bars.

Next, we'll move onto a tow bar. When selecting a tow bar, you'll want to consider what brand of base plate you have, as well as your vehicle's GVWR. With a quick Google search you should be able to find that your vehicle has a GVWR of 5,540 to 5,980 lbs.

With that being said, we'll need to look for a tow bar that is capable of handling at least 5,980lbs, or, if you know specifically what your GVWR is, you can narrow it down to that value.

Sticking with the Blue Ox brand, I recommend using the Blue Ox Alpha 2 Non-Binding Tow Bar # BX7380 instead of the Blue Ox Alpha # BX7365 that you mention since it has for one been discontinued, and, the newer improved Alpha 2 tow bars # BX7380 have a refined non-binding system, and also include a set of safety cables, so you do not need to purchase them separately.

You could also use the Blue Ox Ascent Non-Binding Tow Bar # BX4370 that you mention, however it isn't necessary to pay the extra price for an increased weight capacity that is not needed.

Continuing on, you're going to need some tow bar wiring that way your 2021 Ford Bronco Big Bend can utilize your RV's tail, brake and turn signal lights.

There isn't a fancy option for this, so the Blue Ox Tow Bar Wiring Kit # BX8848 will work just fine.

You're also going to need a 7 way to 6 way cord # DM9523054, and a mounting bracket # DM9523056.

The purpose of this plug is to supply your toad with taillights, turn signals, brake lights, electric trailer brakes, reverse lights, auxiliary power and a ground connection.

Following the wiring, you're going to need a braking system. I recommend going with theBrake Buddy Select 3 Portable Supplemental Braking System # HM39524. This kit is really nice since it has a super easy install, and is portable, meaning when you're done, or you want to transfer this unit to a new toad in the future, you can easily remove it and do so.

Finally, you may also need a high-low adapter. This isn't always necessary, however to be sure, you're going to need to measure the necessary rise and drop needed for your toad and your motorhome.

I have included a link to our selection of high-low adapters, as well as a FAQ that goes into a bit of detail on how you can determine what high-low adapter is needed.

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