To flat tow a Jeep – follow these simple steps:
With engine off, press brake pedal, shift automatic transmission into NEUTRAL or press clutch pedal on manual transmission, shift transfer case lever into NEUTRAL. Start engine, shift automatic transmission into DRIVE or manual transmission into gear, release brake pedal and turn engine off. You’re now ready to tow!
One of the most common questions we get about the BX1126 Baseplate is: “Can I install this myself?”
The short answer – YES! If you are even slightly mechanically inclined then you can install this baseplate on your own! There is some MINOR drilling involved but it is not much and Blue Ox makes it very simple as you will have the baseplate partially installed to line up where the hole needs to be. Jeeps have plenty of clearance so this install can easily be completed without the need for a lift too.
To make installation even easier – Blue Ox put together this great instructional video of the BX1126 Baseplate Installation!
To make it even easier for our customers to get down the road with their Jeep in tow, HitchSource has put together TowBar Packages for this and other vehicles. The Jeep Wrangler Blue Ox Towing Package comes with everything you need! It includes the very popular Alpha Tow Bar rated to 6500 lbs and allows for easy single-person hook-up, the BX1126 Baseplate and the Blue Ox 7 to 6 Accessory Kit. This kit includes everything you need to wire the taillights of the towed vehicle, the 7 to 6 coiled electrical cable to run between your RV and the Jeep, a 3-set lock kit to keep everything secure and a protective bag to keep the tow bar safe from the elements went not in use and stowed on the back of your RV!
The only item left that you may need and is not included in this package is a Supplemental Braking System!
(Not sure if you’ll need a braking system? Know the Laws in Your State for braking requirements!)