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Old 02-06-2020, 01:31 AM   #1
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Hopkins 56210 flat tow harness instead of Mopar

Has anyone looked at or already purchased the Hopkins flat tow harness instead of the Mopar one? Obviously the price point makes it interesting, but I have to wonder how the two are different with such a large price difference.

Forgot to mention this is for Wrangler JL.
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Old 02-06-2020, 11:27 AM   #2
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Hmmm... According to the RV Upgrades website, there's some question whether it will fit the Wrangler without tow package, but does fit the Gladiator with or without: https://www.rvupgradestore.com/Jeep-...it-p/56210.htm


I'm in the process of gathering all I need to hook up our '18 JLU and will be checking this out. Have the Invisibrake and all the wiring in our Xterra, but need a baseplate and the harness. Will leave the baseplate (proprietary anyway, of course) and harness in the Xterra, in case we go back to using it.



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Old 02-06-2020, 02:41 PM   #3
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I used model 56200 on my jk. Dont know the difference between the two

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Old 02-07-2020, 12:01 AM   #4
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Yeah, I don't know why they want you to have the tow package. The instructions don't have you plug into it, just the tail light plug. Instructions actually say if you have the tow package there will be 2 plugs and to be sure to use the one plugged into the tail light or it won't work.
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Old 02-07-2020, 10:23 AM   #5
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We run the Hopkins 56200 on our 2014 Wrangler Rubicon. Purchased on eBay and it didn't have any restrictions for a tow package versus without. As noted in another response, just make sure you're hitting the right plugs under the left taillight for them to work correctly, and be sure to fasten the ground wire!
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Old 02-07-2020, 10:46 AM   #6
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I submitted a question to the website I linked above, and someone responded that it will fit both. Re-checked the website listing and they have corrected the wording. Looks like I'll be ordering that one post haste!


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Old 02-19-2020, 07:25 PM   #7
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I have a 2019 JLUR I used the mopar wiring harness just because of the plug and play ability with the wiring. I do not have tow package on my JL only problem I have found with the mopar package is you are forced to use the Mopar umbilical cord as well since their plug is a different shape and size.. cut their plug off and rewire to a normal plug and good to go with all cords ��
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