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Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2020 Jeep Wrangler JL


I want to flat tow my 2020 Jeep Wrangler Sport JL with my 2014 Ford f150 5.0 with towing package. In my cart I have the etrailer e98948 base plate and the blue ox bx4330 coupler style tow bar. Im wondering what braking system to use as well as what wiring harness. I also want to make sure I have chosen the correct base plate and tow bar and that they will belly up properly.


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The etrailer base plate kit part # e98948 is a confirmed fit for your 2020 Jeep Wrangler and works directly with the Blue Ox tow bar part # BX4330 and would be a great setup.

For lighting you can use the diode kit, # RM-15267, and not have to worry about cutting into the taillight housing. This will splice into your taillight wiring to allow your tow vehicle to control the taillight assemblies of the towed vehicle. This comes with a round 6-way connector that you will install on the front of your towed vehicle and enough coiled wire to go from there to the RV.

And finally, most states now require supplemental braking in the vehicle being flat towed. The easiest system to set up and use is the Blue Ox Patriot # BLU37TR, that applies the vehicle brakes in proportion to how much the tow vehicle is braking. This is the safest way to stop and it reduces wear and tear on both vehicles.

Most likely you will also need a high low adapter so that the tow bar will be level when you are flat towing. I attached a link to a page that has all of the ones we carry.

I have included a couple of helpful links to our articles on flat towing for you. Be sure to consult the vehicle owners manual for more specific information on flat towing your vehicle.

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