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Old 12-27-2018, 04:52 PM   #1
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Towing a TJ Wrangler

I've got a 2001 Monaco and am trying to find the most efficient way to tow a 1998 Jeep Wrangler. Any suggestions?

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Old 12-27-2018, 05:04 PM   #2
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Hi ! Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined the gang!

Not a Jeep guy so I'll let others answer your question! Have fun and keep her between the ditches!

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!

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Old 12-27-2018, 05:50 PM   #3
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The simplest and least expensive, I believe is the Ready Brute Elite tower by NSA, along with thier breakaway system, then whichever baseplate system you prefer. In our case, we used Blue Ox. Cant get much simpler than this.
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Old 12-27-2018, 06:34 PM   #4
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I tow a 2001 TJ using the falcon 2 tow bar. If u happen to have an after market bumper, with the D rings on it u won't need a base plate.
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Old 12-27-2018, 06:57 PM   #5
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I tow an '06 TJU. NSA Ready Brake and Blue Ox tow bar. I already had to Blue Ox tow bar or I would have gone with a complete NSA system like the Ready Brute Elite.

My Jeep has a Smittybilt front bumper with recovery tabs. I hook the towbar directly to the front of the bumper. A baseplate of your choice could work good too if you prefer to keep the stock look of the bumpers. NSA will sell you an adapter to connect from their tow bar to whichever baseplate you decide on. If you decide on using the recovery tabs of an aftermarket front pumper NSA will sell you the adapter for that too.

The NSA Ready Brake/Ready Brute products are very good. They have progressive braking. They are simple to install. They are incredibly cost effective at about $1600 for everything including towbar, baseplate or bumper, break away system and brake/blinker lights for the toad.

The Ready Brute is the complete brake system integrated into the tow bar.


The Ready Brake is just the brake system to be used with your own tow bar.


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I use the ready brute elite but tow off my d-rings with adaptors made by r.b.e. Nice easy system.
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Old 12-28-2018, 07:54 AM   #7
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Couple observations on pulling a TJ. I pull my 06 TJ with a Blue Ox tow bar and faceplate. I like the BO system because of the additional safety cables that lock the faceplate to the frame, preferably a cross-member. If I did it over, I would buy a good after market bumper vs the faceplate, as the faceplate does impact clearance a bit. Would still add safety cables to frame. Be careful as some after market pull tab adaptors don't replicate the geometric offset of the brand name tow bar [like BO] so damage or failure is possible.
PS--all kinds of options on taillights and aux. braking....built in systems are convenient once installed but also like the self-contained systems like Brake Buddy for portability between vehicles...

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