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Old 03-07-2003, 03:36 PM   #1
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Towing a Jeep

We have all the info we need to tow the wrangler, I just finished the hitch assembly now for the wiring. I have towed with the Jeep and have all the appropiate connections now I want to TOW the Jeep has anyone done that wiring to a tag along? Is there a place I can look at a diagram? Any help would be appreciated thenks Dave.

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Old 09-13-2003, 11:36 AM   #2
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I tow a Jeep Wrangler also. I bought a nice looking pair of tail lights from an auto parts store for about $20 each and mounted them on top of the rear bumper. There was just enough room so that the rear door did not hit them. I then ran wiring through the frame of the jeep to the front, which I plug into the motorhome. This way I do not use the jeep tail lights at all for towing. My front bumper is attached to a round tubular bar. This is where I store the wiring when I am not towing. There can be complications if you try to use the vehicle tail lights when towing. I think it is easier to simply add an extra pair of lights. The extra tail lights actually look good on the jeep. Adding an extra pair of tail lights to a car would probably look odd. If you want to spend more than $20 you can buy really nice chromed tail lights that are sold for motorcycles and mount them on the real bumper.

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Here is a very simple solution. Run a 4 conductor wire to the back of your jeep to where the 4 flat plug is for towing. Connect it to the jeeps plug (no splicing or taping into the jeeps wiring harness. It will feed to the jeeps lights as would it feed from your jeep to a trailer. Good thing is you can take this wire and rolll it up and put away when you dont need or leave it perminantly attached to the jeep.
Other option is to get a set of those magnetic lights, again no mounting or wiring required to the jeep.
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Old 09-13-2003, 04:21 PM   #4
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Check the "flat plug" circuitry

Depending on the OEM wiring circuit, the flat plug idea may or may not work.

On some autos three or four diodes will be required.

They run about 10 bucks apiece.

If the extra set of running lights is acceptable, or if there is a place to mount temporary lights dedicated to towing, then a separate light system is, IMHO, is the way to go.

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Old 09-19-2003, 07:33 PM   #5
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Independent lights without bolt on reflectors


My last Toad was a Jeep Cherokee. There was enough room inside the Jeep's tail light housing to drill a hole and install an extra bulb socket. Make sure they are behind the red lens. Simply wire them directly to a 4 pin flat plug up front completely isolated from the vehicle's wiring. It worked for me better than isolating the vehicle's bulbs with diodes which often short out or open up. And there are no extra lamp housings to bolt on.

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