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Old 12-06-2018, 04:48 AM   #1
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Just bought a toad...Now what do I do?

Just purchased a 2004 Jeep Wrangler and have no idea what I need to buy in order to tow it! Help! Please
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Old 12-06-2018, 04:57 AM   #2
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base plate, tow bar, brake system, light kit, 7 to 6 pin cable

Ready brute is the tow bar and brake system in one unit

Good luck. Jeeps tow great

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Old 12-06-2018, 10:13 PM   #3
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Just purchased a 2004 Jeep Wrangler and have no idea what I need to buy in order to tow it! Help! Please
Locking hubs? What kind of jeep?


The distance between the centerline of your base plates, hitch apparatus, tow bar design are be determinants (assuming tow bar and not dolly).


See this to get you started. It worked out in the end, just a trudge through physics and geometry getting there: This Doesn't Seem Right?
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Old 12-06-2018, 11:26 PM   #4
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Where would I go to get all this installed? Please don’t say CW. ��
Can I getall of these things in a kit? If so,from whom?
Sorry for all the questions but I am truly in the dark!
My jeep is a Wrangler X. Manual transmission. 4x4
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Old 12-07-2018, 12:34 AM   #5
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I was looking at the Ready Brute and it seems like a good system. Do the tow bars stay on the MH like the Blue Ox system?
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Old 12-07-2018, 12:49 AM   #6
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I have Ready Brute Elite and Blue Ox base plate. Works terrific! Highly recommend.
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Old 12-07-2018, 12:51 AM   #7
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Where would I go to get all this installed? Please donít say CW. ��
Can I getall of these things in a kit? If so,from whom?
Sorry for all the questions but I am truly in the dark!
My jeep is a Wrangler X. Manual transmission. 4x4


I got all of my stuff from etrailer.com. Competitive prices and lots of very helpful installation videos if you elect to do it yourself. I self-installed the base plate and light kit on my Wrangler. I had the brake controller installed by a local hitch shop.
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Old 12-07-2018, 02:39 AM   #8
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In addition to the Ready Brute and Blue ox baseplate what else will I need?
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Old 12-07-2018, 03:28 AM   #9
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I got everything at Amazon. Etrailer is good to buy from also. If you call etrailer to place the order they will give you an additional discount from their web price, Amazon still had them beat when I got mine. May not be the case now

THis is everything I purchased and needed to tow my mh. THe ready brute elite has worked great for me. I highly recommend it

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Base plate will be different because of the year of your Jeep

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Cover not needed but nice to have

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Clevis pin adapter for whichever base plate you get. THis works with the road master base plate above

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Also not needed but Im paranoid and like to lock everything

You will most likely need a drop hitch but this is determined by the height of both your motorhome and jeep THis will need to be purchased after the baseplate is installed to get the proper measurement. THe base plate and hitch have to be within 3" of each other. THe more level they are when hooked up the better. I needed a 4" drop.

I did the install myself Was fairly easy but time consuming running the wires along the frame.

If you cant or dont want to do the install and trailer, rv shop can do it.

Good luck

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In addition to the Ready Brute and Blue ox baseplate what else will I need?
I went with the roadmaster base plate. It was a direct bolt on install, 6 bolts. Very easy The Blueox required removing the bumper, forget that to much work

imo both are quality base plates

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Old 12-07-2018, 02:36 PM   #11
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Halfprice thank you! Thatís just what I needed to know
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Old 12-07-2018, 05:09 PM   #12
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You need to buy a tire cover that has the right vinyl graphics on it...

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Old 12-07-2018, 05:11 PM   #13
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Bob Of course! Lol
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The rest of the gang took care of all the important info...
I just threw some humor into the mix!

Congrats on a great choice! How about a picture or two of it?
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Old 12-07-2018, 08:56 PM   #15
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I’m not sure I know how to post pictures but if I figure it out I will.
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Old 12-08-2018, 04:59 AM   #16
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Well since everyone has added their choice I will through in mine. We have road master all terrain tow bars and base plate. For braking we have their invisibrake which fits perfectly under the drivers seat and makes the braking system just plug and play.
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Towing a jeep

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Where would I go to get all this installed? Please donít say CW. ��
Can I getall of these things in a kit? If so,from whom?
Sorry for all the questions but I am truly in the dark!
My jeep is a Wrangler X. Manual transmission. 4x4
Blue ox has everything you need, easy to install yourself. Look it up on the internet!
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Get a Blue Ox from Extreme Terrain. We have a 32' Chateau Thor and it is easy to hook and unhook and we don't even know it's back there
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Currie base plate w/ readybrute

If you still are looking this worked great for me.

Here is what I did.

Saved lots of money just a little over 1400.00 for everything got it on amazon


Currie base plate this comes with clevuis that will work. 213.00
NSA Elite ready brute. 1050.00
NSA Breakaway 97.00
Road master 7 to 6 wire 46.00

Watch runamud on YouTubeís. You tube will have others as well
1 Thru 5 installations
Done 3 , 200+ mile trips worked great.
Click on link below or search nsa ready brute install

https://youtu.be/GDid5PpEuF4
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Thanks to each of you for your help! I’ve decided to go with the Ready Brute Elite with a Blueox baseplate. I chose the Blueox because it’s the one the guy doing the install recommends.
For those of you that have the Ready Brute system, did you have the indicator light installed in your MH that shows when the brakes on the toad are applied and released?
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