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Old 01-09-2009, 09:29 AM   #1
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I bought a set of tow bar mounts for my 2002 wrangler as I want to tow behind my motorhome does anybody know where to mount these on front bumper- how far apart or at frame rails? Never done this before so is all new to me.
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What tow bar did you get?

frame width is good.

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Old 01-09-2009, 05:22 PM   #3
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I havent gotten one yet any recomendations for a good one?
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Old 01-09-2009, 05:34 PM   #4
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I flat tow my Jeep with this towbar set-up:



I like it a lot and it's very easy to use. takes me about a minute to hook-up / un-hook the Jeep. Cost was about $800. A lot of people balk at spending that much for a tow bar, but do you want to trust you $20,000 Jeep to a $50 tow bar? I didn't, I think it was money well spent.
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sorry but the pic didnt work and at the risk of sounding real stupid what is flat tow? This is all new to me. sorry but pic finaly came thru where did you buy maybe a link?
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Flat tow = Towing a vehicle while it is still flat on the ground ""all vehicle tires on ground".

Just what your doing when you tow your jeep with a tow bar. Flat towing it.
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Sorry it took me so long to respond... Being from Cali, I don't frequent the Kansas forum too often.

Anyway, I bought my tow bar through a local muffler shop / trailer repair place that I know the owner of. If you're not sure what you are doing, I would seek out the advice of an expert at a RV place or somewhere that sells trailer hitches.

I choose the Sterling bar based on weight and ease of use. Like I said before, it is exceptionally easy to use. You don't have to line up perfectly to hook-up, you just need to get close. I have a friend that uses a cheeper tow bar that mounts permanently to the jeep. It often takes him a half an hour to get hooked-up and ready to roll. Never takes me more than a minute or two and I can do it myself. No need for a spotter to help get ligned up. You don't know how nice this is until you've done it in the rain.

Here is a Link for etrailer.com. They have good prices and provide a lot of good information.

If you have any more questions, PM me.

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