The other is LOD Off-road. They have frame-tie brackets and the appropriate adapters for BlueOx or Roadmaster tow bars.In most cases, you are correct, but not in all cases. That is one of the problems with making general and ill-informed "All those" types of statements.
Rock Hard manufactures a number of models designed with flat towing in mind with the tow point bolted directly to the frame rails. There is at least one other brand that I am aware of, though I do not recall their name at the moment.
Many 3rd party bumper pull scenarios do not bolt directly to the frame rails and as a result to not satisfy the required safety regulation for flat towing.
When done right, these can offer a number of advantages, such as raising all tow connections to a greater height, eliminating all deep bending and kneeling on the rocky or wet ground to connect/disconnect. Our Rock Hard bumper solution works great and is faster and easier to connect than any alternate system I have seen. In addition, its easy-to-access tow connection bolts make period torque checking easy. This was a royal pain on our last flat tow using a BlueOx base plate.
Any brake system?I have a year and 10k miles on my setup.
-LOD Destroyer shorty with the bracket reinforcement option
-cool tech JL wiring harness
-blue ox bx4720 10,000lb tow bar
absolutely perfect, the towbar is probably overkill but my first one on my jk was subject to bind, and this one seems to be a better design.
There is no battery drain, I leave my fob inside 24/7 when at home. Which is a lot lately. Everything goes to sleep in short order. You cannot even get a brake signal for an Aux Brake system or Tow Light Feedback after the computers have gone to sleep.Like a hide a spare, but inside I guess? Does it not adversely affect the battery drain being in the vehicle? I have heard that the car remains awake when key is around, but maybe there is a timeout feature.
It sure is! Good eye!Are you on Elephant HillTr?
I'm going to PM you at some point in the near future if that's OK regarding picking your brain on your setup I have a 2dr Rubi on orderIt sure is! Good eye!
Elephant hill rocks ! (haha get it?)
Actually though, the reason I posted the photo was to show the Rockhard aluminum bumper which I have been using to tow the jeep behind our motorhome. It works great with a Smittybilt towbar and simple magnetic tail-lights. The entire package cost less than $200 (not including the bumper, Which by the way looks awesome) and weighs less than 50 pounds.
I also maintain all my much-needed ground clearance without a bunch of unnecessary bulky stuff dragging from the bottom of my frame.
Highly recommend this system.