Factory steel bumper + JCR winch plate tow bar options

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I have searched for three days and cannot find a thread that covers this question.

I have a 2019 Rubicon with factory steel bumpers, running a JCR winch plate. I want to tow this behind a motorhome to the 'wheeling spots.

What works with this combo? Roadmaster baseplate? Maximus-3 tow loops? I dont want the Blue Ox one that hangs down so low, I 'wheel this thing constantly and need the ground clearance.
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I have searched for three days and cannot find a thread that covers this question.

I have a 2019 Rubicon with factory steel bumpers, running a JCR winch plate. I want to tow this behind a motorhome to the 'wheeling spots.

What works with this combo? Roadmaster baseplate? Maximus-3 tow loops? I dont want the Blue Ox one that hangs down so low, I 'wheel this thing constantly and need the ground clearance.
Our tow loops will work with this setup and we have had no issues with ground clearance when out wheeling our Jeeps here.

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Our tow loops will work with this setup and we have had no issues with ground clearance when out wheeling our Jeeps here.

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Thank you.

In addition to the Blue Ox tow bar adapters #BX88296, it appears the Roadmaster #035 adapters may fit the tow loops. That opens the door for more tow bar options.
 

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I also use the @Maximus-3 Tow Loops......they are stout!

I'm also using their Blue Ox adapter lugs..
 
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Maximus 3 tow loops now installed. For factory steel bumpers, the bumper and skid both need notched for the tow loops. Super Stout and look great!

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Does the bumper have to be removed to add the tow hoops? Does it appear the hoops will fit a 2020 JLR?
 

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I removed the skid plate below the bumper, but kept the bumper in place. It would have been much better to remove it, though.

I marked what I needed for a hole and used the plasma cutter to trim it out for clearance.
 

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Great pictures, AnnDee. Thanks. I think I'm too old to do it myself, so trying to guesstimate about how many hours of shop time for this install and winch install.
 

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Great pictures, AnnDee. Thanks. I think I'm too old to do it myself, so trying to guesstimate about how many hours of shop time for this install and winch install.
It took me about 3 hours to install the winch, and another 3 hours for the tow hooks. I installed the tow hooks a month after the winch, so installing everything all at once would probably save 1-2 hours. Also the winch plate instructions were not 100% correct, which wasted some time also (I guess there were production changes made).
 

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Our tow loops will work with this setup and we have had no issues with ground clearance when out wheeling our Jeeps here.

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Unable to find these on line. Could you please give me the URL?
 

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Unable to find these on line. Could you please give me the URL?
I GOOGLED "Maximus-3 Tow Loops" and the first item that came up was their tow loops! (I'd send a link but my software doesn't allow it)

Great product in all ways. Yes, a little work to install, but I think you'll be happy with it. Looks so much better than Blue Ox cross bar, too, besides being more functional by not being in the way.
 

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Our tow loops will work with this setup and we have had no issues with ground clearance when out wheeling our Jeeps here.

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Will they work with your Maximus 3 winch plate on a 2021 Unlimited Rubicon?
 

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Will they work with your Maximus 3 winch plate on a 2021 Unlimited Rubicon?
The loops will work. Just be prepared to convert metric to standard, a royal PITA for those that only have SAE measuring tapes with metric too small to read for old eyes.
 
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