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Old 12-11-2012, 10:04 PM   #1
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Flat tow set up for stock bumper

I have a 1998 Sport with a stock front bumper. I need to find a way to tow the Jeep behind my F-150 so my kids and I can have some fun further away from our house. Any suggestions for a reasonably priced tow bar and base plate set up? I've seen base plates as high as $600. That seems ridiculous.
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Old 12-11-2012, 10:34 PM   #2
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I have a 1998 Sport with a stock front bumper. I need to find a way to tow the Jeep behind my F-150 so my kids and I can have some fun further away from our house. Any suggestions for a reasonably priced tow bar and base plate set up? I've seen base plates as high as $600. That seems ridiculous.
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Excellent! Thanks. Looks like I'll be swinging by my local U-Haul service center soon.
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the two rubber bumpers on your front bumper come off and the brackets fit the hole pattern. Just be sure that your tow vehicle has good brakes.
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Old 12-12-2012, 01:59 AM   #5
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Did the exact same setup, minus the electrical, i did the magnetic taillights.
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Old 12-12-2012, 07:56 AM   #6
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I've got the same brackets and I picked up a used Road Master Falcon 5250 towbar on Craigslist. The nicer towbar just makes hooking up a disconnecting a little easier. I used the cheap magnetic lights from harbor freight. Towed about 100 miles with my rv and it towed great. Didn't really even know it was back there. Good luck.

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