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Old 09-18-2016, 06:06 AM   #1
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Best Hitch for Jeep Toad?

I am looking to buy a Jeep Wrangler Sport (2 door) as a toad behind our 22' Forester. Naturally, finding one alreadyset-up with its front tow hitch bars would be ideal, but I haven't seen one yet. I understand there are a variety of set-ups available. I would appreciate seeing photos of what people here have installed, and why you chose that one, so I know what I am looking at when I find my Jeep and take it to our RV service place.
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Old 09-18-2016, 07:08 AM   #2
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This is kind of like opening a can of worms. Everyone has an opinion, which is good, but ....
I've got a Liberty, not a Wrangler. I have a Blue Ox base plate and Blue Ox Alpha tow bar. My braking system is courtesy of NSA Ready Brake. Rear light wiring is Hopkins. BlackJeep22 and jjSpeedwagon both have Wranglers, I believe, as do several others. I'm sure they will jump in here soon to expound upon the virtues of their set-ups.
One thing, though, If you are looking to go with a surge type brake, I believe there was a Ready Brute Elite for sale by a forum member, I just can't find it right now.

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Old 09-18-2016, 07:18 AM   #3
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I am just learning about the options and know nothing. All info is welcomed!
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Old 09-18-2016, 11:59 PM   #4
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I have a 2008 JK that I have setup with the Roadmaster Invisibrake and Sterling Tow Bar. Very pleased with the system. I went with the JK (over a TJ) because of the rear seat headrests among other safety features that are standard in the JK. I don't technically need an auxiliary brake, but I think it's the only way to go unless maybe I was driving a big class A with some massive brakes.
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Old 09-19-2016, 03:57 AM   #5
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I have a 2008 JK that I have setup with the Roadmaster Invisibrake and Sterling Tow Bar. Very pleased with the system. I went with the JK (over a TJ) because of the rear seat headrests among other safety features that are standard in the JK. I don't technically need an auxiliary brake, but I think it's the only way to go unless maybe I was driving a big class A with some massive brakes.
Good info. I am going to make notes of the equipment posted so I can make an informed decision. I hadn't thought of any particular model of little Jeep, just if I will end up with a namual or auto trans. Our two little dogs will be the back seat passengers and I can tether them from their harnesses into the seat belt.
I like the idea of an auxiliary brake. I have never towed anything, and I am concerned about safety, ease of hitching up and unhitching, and cost, in that order!
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Old 09-19-2016, 12:33 PM   #6
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Don't know where you reside, but I am in Niagara Falls Canada and have a Blue Ox tow plate assembly from a 2007 Jeep Wrangler for sale, which fits a number of yes of Wranglers.
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Old 09-19-2016, 01:05 PM   #7
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I pull a Wrangler 4 door JK using a Blue ox Hitch and base plate, with a Sunseeker 2850. I also use a RVI surge break in the Jeep. Most states require a auxiliary brake system for toads.
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Old 09-19-2016, 01:06 PM   #8
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Don't buy a vehicle already set up for towing! Bought a Liberty that Roadmaster set up and wiring, wow, great, right? Wrong....One base plate came loose first trip and the wiring setup fried the tail lights on my Concord. Start from scratch!
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Old 09-19-2016, 01:10 PM   #9
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My 2014 Wrangler Unlimited Sport has the Blue Ox base plate installed and all you see are the two pin insertion points. Use the Blue Ox Adventa tow bar and an Invisibrake. Towed 12,000 miles so far without a problem. Love it!
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Just finished rigging my 2015 Wrangler Sport to tow this past weekend. I opted for a Blue Ox base plate and the Ready Brute Elite tow bar / braking system. Here are a couple of pix I have handy.
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