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Old 02-28-2013, 06:30 PM   #1
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flat towing questions

i'm shopping for baseplate and tow bar to pull stock 05 rubicon unlimited. i'm looking at blue ox, demco, roadmaster. are there others i should look at?

1. the roadmaster plate(s) are separate pieces on each side. the others are one piece. is one better than the other?

2. i don't want to have to do any cutting away of any of my skid plates etc. which ones are good here?

3. the tow bars go from $250 to way up. i'm thinking i want the cheapest bar that allows the arms to move around length-wise to make hook-up easier. are there other things i should think about here?

anything else i haven't thought of? i hope to not use aux brakes, and use magnetic taillights.

thanks for any help!
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Old 02-28-2013, 10:44 PM   #2
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I used the Currie Enterprise tow plate on my 2012 I don't know if they have a plate for a 05. I strongly suggest a aux. breaking system. I had to make a stand on the breaks panic stop from 50 mph when some a-hole stopped in front of me on the e-way. With out the aux. breaks I would have run him over as it was I stopped about 20 foot from hitting him. Most states require breaks on towed vehicles over a certain weight check what the law states where you will be pulling it through.

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Old 03-01-2013, 01:15 AM   #3
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I'd try craigslist for a used one. I bought a lightly used Falcon II tow bar off there from some older folks who were getting out of RV'n for a 1/4 the cost of new. They threw in most of the goodies: safety cables, thru pins (secure the bar ends to the mount). So all I needed was a mount. I looked around at different mounts and decided on a one piece design and fab'd one up. It's basically a piece of heavy angle iron with mounting tabs & some gussets bolted up to the underside of the bumper. It works great. I didn't want to hack into by factory wire harness so I bought a magnetic light set from Harbor Freight. The wires weren't really long enough, so I had to add in some addl wire to lengthen make them longer.
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Old 03-01-2013, 09:47 AM   #4
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Go to an RV FORUM and ask your questions there. While there are a few on here that have experience towing, those guys do it every day. And they're usually very willing to offer their experience.
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