My JLU's turning into a TOAD

Ron_H

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Our Punk'n JLU is on order, will soon become a TOAD (towed all wheels down) behind our motorhome.

Has anyone here set their Wrangler JL up for towing? It would be great to get some discussion going on good tow systems.

Ours will be towed behind a 43ft diesel pusher, replacing the Honda CR-V we've dragged from coast to coast for the last 50K miles. We already have a Blue Ox Aventa tow bar and an AirForce One supplemental braking system, both of which will be migrated to the Wrangler.

I've thought of installing a Blue Ox base plate or possibly replacing the Wrangler's front bumper with an aluminum Hard Rock bumper with their Blue Ox tow bar attachment points. The cost is holding me back on this however as the bumper, not including freight and tax, is $1299.

Thoughts and ideas would be appreciated as well as info on your experience.
 
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There's a similar thread here on this same topic. People seem to be saying good things about the Rockhard bumper - and the aluminum one is nice because of the weight savings. CoolTechLLC has a wiring kit out for the JL to control the lights.
 
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If you are looking for abase plate for your tow bar, there will be another option available soon, possibly at a better price than Roadmaster or Blue Ox.

Below is an image of the JK version of the base plate from Currie Enterprises (www.currieenterprises.com). They stated that their JL version was in production and would be available in about two weeks. they did not provide pricing but their JK version is $265.

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There's a similar thread here on this same topic. People seem to be saying good things about the Rockhard bumper - and the aluminum one is nice because of the weight savings. CoolTechLLC has a wiring kit out for the JL to control the lights.
Just towed our JL for the 1st time. All worked well. Have the Rock Hard set up for Blueox. Also used the CoolTech wiring

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