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Old 11-30-2021, 11:04 AM   #1
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What 4wd and vehicles in the 2010 range can you easily bolt on a standard tow bar?
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What do you mean "easily bolt on to a standard towbar"? Without a baseplate?
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I am interpreting that to mean easy to install base plate
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I am interpreting that to mean easy to install base plate

I reread the original post. he may mean an old-school A-frame tow bar like they used to put on Jeeps that folds up and usually stays on the jeep. Connects to a ball hitch.
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I reread the original post. he may mean an old-school A-frame tow bar like they used to put on Jeeps that folds up and usually stays on the jeep. Connects to a ball hitch.
Exactly!! Any ideas, thank you
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Exactly!! Any ideas, thank you

Not really, I think you are mostly going to be limited to Jeeps or some thing that has substantial places where tow hooks are bolted and can be replaced with “base plates”.
The problem with an old-school tow bar is that they have a rigid set width measurement where they would pin to the vehicle.
The foldaway towbars that everybody uses these days, the width is floating so they work on various applications with an appropriate “baseplate” bolted to the vehicle.
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The tow bar has to fasten solidly to the vehicle frame, not just a bumper. That pretty well limits your choice to a Jeep Wrangler, with its heavy front plate bumper that is directly bolted to the chassis.


Most modern vehicles have safety bumpers designed to absorb low impact collisions. They are floating rather than solidly attached and suitable to pull the vehicle.
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Even then only a few aftermarket Jeep bumpers are tow rated on modern Jeep Wranglers, most are only recovery rated. There is a video on youtube of one of these non-tow rated bumpers failing and the jeep going rolling down the road when the motorhome made a turn in Colorado a year or so ago. The incident made the national news.
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My 2010 ford ranger base plate bolted on where the tow hooks were. That was easy but then install wires, brake stuff and that safety cable had to go around the frame.
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