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Old 09-15-2019, 06:52 AM   #1
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Hi all! Back again for some advice. This site has been soooo helpful to my questions. I have a 2019 Wrangler JLU. Any recommendations about base plates and tow bar set ups? I would like to keep as simple as possible (of course!). Thanks in advance for any info!
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Old 09-15-2019, 07:05 AM   #2
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You tube has videos on installing baseplates. They very good.
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Just get an after market bumper.
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Just get an after market bumper.


Since I also installed a winch afterward the base plate, the aftermarket bumper would have been the way to go. Less expensive overall, that way, and 1 part instead of 3 (base plate, bumper, and winch plate).

We went with Blue Ox.
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Make sure to get a good bumper, there is plenty of imported crap out there.


RockHard 4x4 makes bumpers and has tow brackets. As an example see this bumper. The 4 bolts on each side are the mounting points used for any bumper they connect directly to the frame rails.


https://www.rockhard4x4.com/product_p/rh-5005.htm
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Keep in mind that you should use a braking system compatible with the Jeep and you coach. This actually cost me more then he tow bar and base plate.
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How many forums did you post this question in?

Just curious - saw it on Tiffin's...
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I picked up a 2 year old Ready Brute Elite II w/ Ready Brake on CL for $610, READYSTOP™ TOWED VEHICLE EMERGENCY BREAK AWAY KIT & EXTRA CABLE HARNESS KIT for $155 and a Currie base plate for $235, all in I’m at $1k. I’ll do the install myself.

Here’s some info:

https://www.readybrake.com
https://www.currieenterprises.com/jk...r-mounting-kit
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x2 on the Ready Brute

Also get a Tow Mate wireless tow light bar. Easy peasy.
https://www.amazon.com/Lime-Light-Wi...60&sr=8-3&th=1
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Hi all! Back again for some advice. This site has been soooo helpful to my questions. I have a 2019 Wrangler JLU. Any recommendations about base plates and tow bar set ups? I would like to keep as simple as possible (of course!). Thanks in advance for any info!

You don't show whether you have a gas powered coach or a diesel.

If you have a gas coach then hands down the most cost effective and functional tow bar set up is the Ready Brute Elite. The new RBE 2 is even better than the original RBE. Installation of a JLU is simple. Even with the most basic mechanical skills the baseplate will take you an hour max and the entire braking system will take an hour max.

If you decide to go with an aftermarket front bumper the installation is super simple too.

For brake/blinker/tail lights you might have to go with a diode kit. Several vendors offer complete kits. Installation of the wiring is straight forward and fairly simple too.

Before you commit to another brand of towbar and braking system definitely check out the Ready Brute Elite from NSA.

If your coach is a Diesel Pusher there are better options than the RBE but they are significantly more expensive.

Nothing beats the RBE for cost.
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Just the two, since I own a Tiffin.
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It is a DP.
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It is a DP.
For a DP with air brakes one of the very best systems available is the M&G System. This system uses a device that installs between the brake booster and the master cylinder. Once installed this system is perfectly proportional very effective. One air hose connects between the coach and the toad. Installation is slightly more complex but likely doable on a new JL. You should probably call M&G to see if they have a system for your Jeep.

https://m-gengineering.com/products/...-brake-system/

For a towbar and baseplate/bumper you can use just about anything from a Blue Ox to a Road Master. All of the top shelf towbars are very good.

Several regulars here use the M&G system. They can provide much more feedback than I can.
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I have a Rock Hard 4x4 bumper, Blue Ox tow bar and Airforce One brake system. Have about 15k trouble free miles towing ! SO easy to hookup and go !!
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