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wd just got our new 2012 rubicon....yes! ! I want ot flat tow, and was wanting to hear from rvers that own a jeep and flat tow,which tow bar system do you perfer... Please tell me,also want to hange front bumper, wanted the one jeep sells that would bolt right up and is not overlly heavy. Any suggestions welcome. ?

Hope to hear from u all.. thank you
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You probably will get more responses to this thread if you ask the moderator to move it to the Dinghy Towing forum.

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We have a 2007 wrangler unlimited rubicon and use the blue ox aventa lx towbar and mount it to the currie tow bar plate. The currie plate replaces the plastic valance underneath and just aft of the bumper. The currie also acts and looks like a skid plate protecting the bottom side of jeep which other base plates do not do.

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I have been using a fixed-arm adjustable width towbar on my Jeeps (and other vehicles) for many years. The brackets have been bolted to the stock bumpers, and to custom bumpers. It has been totally trouble free (except for having to check the tightness of the bolts that hold the hitch to the arms), it was quite inexpensive ($145, IIRC), saving me several hundred dollars!
When I get where I'm going, I just fold it up against the front bumper and tie it to the winch loop with the safety chains. I have heard that is illegal in some states, but it is OK here in Montana.
It works for me...


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I use the Ready Brute, by Ready Brake with a Demco baseplate on my 08 Wrangler. You can no longer bolt tow brakets to the bumpers.

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psw757 wrote:

We have a 2007 wrangler unlimited rubicon and use the blue ox aventa lx towbar and mount it to the currie tow bar plate. The currie plate replaces the plastic valance underneath and just aft of the bumper. The currie also acts and looks like a skid plate protecting the bottom side of jeep which other base plates do not do.


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2011 Wrangler Sahara Unlimited 4 door. We use the RoadMaster All Terrain towbar and base plate and also a Roadmaster braking system. Install was done by RoadMaster at their Vancouver Washington plant. About 10,000 miles since.

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"You can no longer bolt tow brakets to the bumpers."

Why not?

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mowermech wrote:

"You can no longer bolt tow brakets to the bumpers."

Why not?


Have you ever looked at the bumper and towbar hardware for 07 and up Wranglers? Totally different. Earlier brackets like you use were less than $100. For newer much more.

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No, I haven't looked at the newer Wranglers, since I will never own one. That's why I asked! If they have made them that cheap and wimpy, it is obvious why I have no interest in them!
As for MY brackets, they came with the towbar, included in the box. They cost nothing extra.

Come to think of it, one of my sons recently bought an '07 Rubicon. But, wait, it has a winch and a mild custom bumper.
Never mind...

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