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Old 08-10-2015, 09:42 AM   #1
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I picked up a 2005 Jeep Wrangler and seeing a lot of options for towing hardware. Besides all the expensive "RV" options out there, can one use a simple "Smith Built" tow bar that pivots up and stays on the jeep?
Also does anyone have recommendations for light wiring setup?
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Old 08-10-2015, 09:58 AM   #2
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Jeep dealers used to offer a tow harness that plugged into Wrangler for the vehicle to be RV towed. Make sure the dealer knows you want to tow the Jeep, not tow with it.


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Old 08-10-2015, 11:44 AM   #3
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I used Blue Ox for everything except the aux braking system (which is Air Force One). Blue Ox offers a diode block that makes the wiring pretty easy. I would also recommend removing the steering wheel lock that actuates with the ignition key. Had a bad experience with my 2002 Wrangler when the wheels locked slightly turned and I scrubbed two tires really bad. The key was in the correct position for towing...really don't know how it happened but it won't again.
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Old 08-10-2015, 02:56 PM   #4
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Yes we used one for years until we sold the jeep. I miss my jeep.

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Old 08-10-2015, 05:16 PM   #5
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I have used Blur Ox with all the class A's that we have had. The are extremely easy to hook up due to the telescopic arm and the studs can be removed from the toad when not in use.
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Old 08-10-2015, 07:07 PM   #6
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When choosing a tow bar get a all terrain model. Other than that they all work about the same. I would shop Roadmaster and Blue Ox and get the best price. Also you certainly can you the A frame tow bar. It's the cheapest way to go and will do the job just fine.
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Old 08-10-2015, 09:07 PM   #7
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Look into Cool Tech for your wiring harness, they make it specially for Wranglers. It''s simple to install.

I believe it's Rugged Ridge that makes a front bumper that has attachment spots for a tow bar. Instead of buying a base plate, get the bumper. It'll look cool too!!!
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Old 08-10-2015, 09:20 PM   #8
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Check out our pictures.. We tow our Jeep Wrangler Rubicon behind our Coach. Started out behind our CLass C and just upgraded to a Class A. Jeep is a great flat tow vehicle.

Demco is the brand we use with RV1 Brake controller. A little pricy but money well spend with safety in mind.
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Old 08-10-2015, 09:23 PM   #9
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One more thing. Most if not all states require a braking system with a toad.. Plus tail lights and brake lights..
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Old 08-10-2015, 10:21 PM   #10
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I got a rockhard bumper with the blue ox attachment points. Love it!

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