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Old 04-27-2012, 08:06 PM   #29
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I just picked up a '98 Wrangler. It's auto and 4x4. It appears it's been a toad. There are two square metal pieces sticking out the front and a plug for lights, etc to plug into. I have a Blue Ox tow bar, but missing the finger like pieces that would go in the square holes on front of the Jeep. What are they called? Where would I find them? This is my first experience putting together a toad to follow our Winnie. Help..
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I just picked up a '98 Wrangler. It's auto and 4x4. It appears it's been a toad. There are two square metal pieces sticking out the front and a plug for lights, etc to plug into. I have a Blue Ox tow bar, but missing the finger like pieces that would go in the square holes on front of the Jeep. What are they called? Where would I find them? This is my first experience putting together a toad to follow our Winnie. Help..
I believe they are called "tabs". Check the pic on this website... Baseplates

and here... http://www.rvupgradestore.com/Blue-O.../blueox-rt.htm
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I just picked up a '98 Wrangler. It's auto and 4x4. It appears it's been a toad. There are two square metal pieces sticking out the front and a plug for lights, etc to plug into. I have a Blue Ox tow bar, but missing the finger like pieces that would go in the square holes on front of the Jeep. What are they called? Where would I find them? This is my first experience putting together a toad to follow our Winnie. Help..

Just take your Jeep and tow bar to an RV dealer, they'll be able to get you the right parts.....
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Just take your Jeep and tow bar to an RV dealer, they'll be able to get you the right parts.....
That is if money is no object and you don't mind paying top dollar for all the components they choose. Otherwise go with the Ready brute Elite towbar and Blue OX plates, shop around for the lowest price and you'll be all set.
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Thanks for the advice...unfortunately the Jeep has square holes as receivers for some kind of adapter to make it work with the Blue Ox Aladdin tow bar I got. Oh, Jeep is Grand Cherokee, not Wrangler, but got the old '98 at a steal.
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The little square holes are where the receivers are placed. How about you take a picture or two and post them so we could help you.
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You're right, a look would be helpful. So you can help me help myself -- here are photos.....Home Page


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What brand is your baseplate? If you know the manufacturer, you can contact them to see if they sell the tabs you need. You might take your Jeep to a hitch shop and see if they can fix you up.
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2011 unlimited again-wiring?

Traded my full sized pickup for a 2011 unlimited. I've moved my roadmaster bracket and tow bar onto the jeep (after buying the appropriate jeep bracket, of course), but now I need a wiring harness, and good directions to install it. Any suggestions on that? I did appreciate one person's mentioning possible warranty implications so also wonder about that.

I also pulled my air-assist brakiing system off my truck (dang I forget the name of it - it's not the air force one...) and hope to move it to the jeep, but I imagine the best thing is to call the manufacturer of that brake and seek further info...??

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Traded my full sized pickup for a 2011 unlimited. I've moved my roadmaster bracket and tow bar onto the jeep (after buying the appropriate jeep bracket, of course), but now I need a wiring harness, and good directions to install it. Any suggestions on that? I did appreciate one person's mentioning possible warranty implications so also wonder about that.

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Sharon--here's the best and easiest wiring solution for your Wrangler ...

Cool Tech LLC. JK Tow Harness Kit

It's plug and play.

I had the same concern about the impact on the Jeep warranty, so I called Jeep Customer Service. I was told that there is no problem with warranty coverage unless something we install is directly responsible for a failure.
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I don't know the brand. Was hoping the pictures would do the trick. Guess I'll go to one of our two hitch specialty places Monday.
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That is if money is no object and you don't mind paying top dollar for all the components they choose. Otherwise go with the Ready brute Elite towbar and Blue OX plates, shop around for the lowest price and you'll be all set.

There's only two specific pieces to buy!
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Just two pieces. Problem is, who has them. I think I've got it down to Roadmaster base plate to Blue Ox. That said, I have gone blind looking for such an adapter.
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Max, you'll probably find what you need at a hitch store. I notice from your pics that the Jeep receivers are pretty low to the ground. How high is the hitch on your moho? We had to use an 8" drop receiver on our Bounder to make sure the tow bar was level. Just a thought.
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