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Old 05-26-2014, 11:23 AM   #1
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Tow bar for 99 Jeep wrangler

I just bought a 99 jeep wrangler 4x4 manual transmission to tow behind a Jayco Melbourne Motorhome.

The jeep has been towed before b/c it has some sort of bracket on the front bumper.

I thought I could find a tow bar that would just fit on those but now Im thinking that is going to be difficult since I cant seem to find any tow bar online that looks like it would fit on these I dont know if there is something missing on the bracket or I just havent found the tow bar that the previous owner used. (I didnt buy it from the owner who towed it so I cant ask them)
Is there a way to post photos of the mounts on here?
So what tow bar is recommended for 99 jeep wrangler?
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post a picture of the front bumper and brackets.
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i couldnt figure how how to post a photo.....
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Steve, do you have a photobucket account?
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No but I'll look into getting one
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Ok, those are Roadmaster brackets see attached link.
http://roadmasterinc.com/pdf/85-2282-10.pdf
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You are not limited to Roadmaster tow bar. Other vendors tow bars can have Roadmaster attachment fitted. take a look at thebReadyBrute with built in brake system, good system and bang for the buck.
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Those are Roadmaster brackets alright. However they are generally attached to the frame members below the bumper with baseplates. We have a 2004 Wrangler with the same stock bumper. If you take off the brackets and bumper fascia you'll see the back plate is nothing more than a heavy gauge piece of sheet metal.

It may have been towed that way in the past, but I certainly wouldn't advise it. A panic stop could easily cause the bumper to fold.
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Thank you all for the information!

Did you all install your own, or have it done? Just curious.

I thought I would just buy a bar to fit on what was on there, but now I have some safety concerns.
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Did you all install your own, or have it done? Just curious.
I installed my own (written up here). It is a pretty simple job but I understand it is not for everyone.
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stevertx, If I remember right the front bumpers on the TJ's are a pretty heavy steel channel much different than what's on the current JK's.
I would take it to a Roadmaster installer and get there opinion.
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Here's one with full bumper
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