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Old 05-17-2017, 08:27 PM
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Newbie tow question

I just got a 2013 jeep wrangler 2 Dr. I am planning on towing it behind my
Motor home. My question is do I have to turn the key on when I tow it?

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Old 05-17-2017, 09:39 PM   #2
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Nope, there is no steering wheel lock. Just put the tcase in neutral and leave it in park.

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My 2015 has no steering wheel lock. Still it is good to check and make sure: Jack the front end up so the front tires are off the ground, and with the key removed turn the wheels lock to lock several times. If they don't lock, you are fine.
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Nope, there is no steering wheel lock. Just put the tcase in neutral and leave it in park.
There are some special instructions on how to prepare for flat towing. The OP would be wise to read the owner's manual on this.
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Tow Bar?

Are you using Roadmaster or Blue Ox tow bar set up?

I am 'bout to hook up my 2017 JKU behind my E450 class C RV similar to your question.

Just curious what the better set up looks like from those with RV towing experience.

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Are you using Roadmaster or Blue Ox tow bar set up?



I am 'bout to hook up my 2017 JKU behind my E450 class C RV similar to your question.



Just curious what the better set up looks like from those with RV towing experience.



Thanks!


Super easy to tow a Wrangler. I tow my 2016 JKU that I purchased a couple of months ago. I remove the key and lock the doors. I use Blue Ox tow bar and baseplate. I think both are solid products. Blue Ox seems a bit cleaner looking on the toad.

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My 2013 does not have a steering wheel lock. You are good to go.
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I just installed the BO tow plate on our 17 JK and use the Ready Brute tow bar. Yes a Jeep is a wonderful tow vehicle. Her is a pic connected and not.
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I just installed the BO tow plate on our 17 JK and use the Ready Brute tow bar. Yes a Jeep is a wonderful tow vehicle. Her is a pic connected and not.


How well does the readybrake work? I have one that I need to install. Did you do the install or someone else? Sorry to hijack the thread.


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The Jeep Wrangler is structurally sound for towing because of the body on frame structure. The forces are felt by the frame, not a junction in the body like unibody cars and crossovers. Of course it would be far better for the Jeep to be on a trailer, then you don't need towbars, brake actuators and wiring modifications.
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I installed. I drilled out one of the metal tubes attached to the top of the bar - there for brake plug mounting - and used it for the cable output. Install of the cable took about an hour and it works amazingly well.
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Blue Ox Toad Go Behind Set Up

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Super easy to tow a Wrangler. I tow my 2016 JKU that I purchased a couple of months ago. I remove the key and lock the doors. I use Blue Ox tow bar and baseplate. I think both are solid products. Blue Ox seems a bit cleaner looking on the toad.

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Craig:

Been out of country for a while; sorry for delay. Agreed! I also have the Blue Ox set up. Very clean look and bracket mount on the JKU is practically invisible. Seems just as good (maybe better) as the Roadmaster set up; just went this route and happy...

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