My First Flat Tow

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Cool, glad it worked out but honestly the Gladiator looks a bit silly back there. Wondering why you didn't get a camper that you could've towed with the JT, isn't that the perk of having one, that u can pull up to 7600#?
Bought my F450 in 2017, my Lance in 2018... then fell in love with the Gladiator in 2020! who actually knows what's in the future?





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Thank you for the Hopkins part #. I currently flat tow a 2016 JK using a Hopkins harness. Works flawlessly. Plans are back in the works to get my Gladiator. I use a 10,000# Blue Ox tow bar. Are you using a Blue Ox base plate?
Yes, I used the Blue Ox Base Plate.
 

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Greetings; I’m new here to the forum I just purchased the rubicon Gladiator, and I’m going to tow with my diesel pusher. I have 2 issues, I need the 56210 Hopkins wire kit, they do have but I can get any of their retail dealers to order for me, and my other question is I want to hook up my brake master (from tow master) and I need to hook up the monitor wire( LED light in motorhome) to the cool side of the brake switch on the gladiator. I’m thinking the wire harness that is under the dash for the brake controller, should have the wire their to hook up? Not sure anyone has hooked up to their air brakes? Regards Marc
 

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Did you ever get the Hopkins wiring kit?
Update-Late!
I was never able to get the Hopkins kit for some reason. Ended up going with the Cooltech system. Pretty neat and easier install than I thought it would be. The only wire routing was from the drain plug under the passenger seat (grommet included) to the front of the Jeep. Splicing was easy after identifying the 4 wires. I like the isolation switch and no diodes. I've only forgot to switch it back once, but the Jeep let me know! A buddy liked it so much, he returned his Roadmaster diode kit before installing. He also used the Maximus-3 tow loops, and RVi3 brake. I helped him install it all. We've been dragging the Gladiators around all summer with no problems. One more trip before winterizing the RV. :(


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Update-Late!
I was never able to get the Hopkins kit for some reason. Ended up going with the Cooltech system. Pretty neat and easier install than I thought it would be. The only wire routing was from the drain plug under the passenger seat (grommet included) to the front of the Jeep. Splicing was easy after identifying the 4 wires. I like the isolation switch and no diodes. I've only forgot to switch it back once, but the Jeep let me know! A buddy liked it so much, he returned his Roadmaster diode kit before installing. He also used the Maximus-3 tow loops, and RVi3 brake. I helped him install it all. We've been dragging the Gladiators around all summer with no problems. One more trip before winterizing the RV. :(


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Sorry about your luck. The Hopkins kit is a much better way to go. I actually got mine directly from Hopkins before they said you can only buy from a dealer.
 

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