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Old 08-08-2007, 11:02 PM   #1
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RV Towbar and aftermarket front bumpers for my TJ

Hi All,

I have a 99 TJ that I would like to tow behind my RV. I've been looking at the Rock Hard front bumper among others on the market. Has anyone configured a tow-bar (Roadmaster, Blue Ox etc) to work with an aftermarket bumper? If so what are some suggestions?
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Old 08-08-2007, 11:13 PM   #2
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Old 08-09-2007, 09:49 AM   #3
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I tow mine with a Sterling all-terrain tow bar.



I like how easy it is to use and the fact that it attaches to the frame instead of the bumper. I run an RRC front bumper and have no problems with it interfering with the tow bar brackets. This picture shows the mounting points.



I'm having a skid fabricated that will mount in the brackets and function as a steering box protector as well as protecting the mounts themselves. I have a friend that runs a solid a-frame tow bar that mounts to the bumper of his Jeep. It was a lot cheaper than the sterling, but it usually takes him about 30 minutes of monkeying around to get the jeep and motor home in just the right position to hook up. It takes me about 1 minute because I just have to get close.
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Excellent, this is exactly what I was hoping for. I too was looking at the Sterling line for the reasons you mentioned. It wasn't clear to me that the mounts are attached to the frame and not the bumper.

Thanks to both for your advice.
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Old 08-09-2007, 10:24 AM   #5
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This PDF shows how the brackets mount to the frame.
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