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Recommended Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2007 Jeep Wrangler  


Hi - What do I need to tow a 2007 jeep wrangler Sahara . I need the complete setup. I will be towing it behind a 2010 Mercedes sprinter. Thanks


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When flat towing a vehicle, there are 5 main components that are needed. Starting with base plates, you would want the Roadmaster Base Plate kit part # 1429-3 if you do not have any aftermarket bumpers, winches or guards. Part # 1430-1 if you have a Warn or Mopar Bumper. Part # 1437-3 if you have a Rugged Ridge bumper.

Next you will need a tow bar. The RoadMaster Falcon 2 Tow Bar # RM-520 that you referenced is our most popular tow bar and would be an excellent choice for you.

You will also need safety cables. I recommend Roadmaster safety cables, part # RM-643. These are coiled so they will not drag on the ground. If you use the Sterling tow bar, it comes with safety cables.

For lighting you can use the bulb and socket kit, # RM-155, and not have to worry about cutting and splicing into the vehicle wiring.

And finally, most states now require a supplemental braking system on the vehicle being towed. The easiest to install and use is the Roadmaster Even Brake portable proportional braking system, part # RM-9400. This unit activates the brakes on the vehicle being towed in proportion to how much the RV is braking. This is the safest type of braking action, and it reduces wear and tear on the RV and towed vehicle brakes.

You will also want to check the vehicle owners manual for additional information on flat towing the vehicle. Some vehicles require an axle disconnect, drive line disconnect, transmission lube pump, or free wheeling hubs in order to be flat towed

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