We do this together but can certainly be done by one person. I usually handle everything outside of the vehicle, while Ash handles everything inside the Jeep. Below, the steps are broken down by roles and responsibilities of each person.
Outside Person (Kevin's Responsibilities)
Note: Wear gloves to protect your hands
30 Minutes before departure we plug in the RVi Command Center and RVi Tablet to let them charge
Step 1: Find a safe, level and out of the way location to attach your tow vehicle
Step 2: Put your hazards on.
Step 3: Move the arms vertically and push the release latch and pull the arms down.
Step 4: Have tow vehicle creep towards the tow bars.
Keep hands away from the ends of the tow bars to avoid pinching or collisen. I also position my body as far back as possible just in case.
Step 5: Attach the tow bars and safety cables on one side.
Step 6: Attach the other side
Step 7: Attach power cables and the brake-away teether to the RV and the Jeep.
Step 8: Double check all the pins and cables.
Step 9: Check lights
Step 10: Double check inside of the Jeep is done correctly
Inside the Jeep (Ashley's Responsibilities)
Step 1: Line up the tow vehicle behind the tow bars about 10 feet away.
Step 2: Turn off the Radio and climate control settings
There are charge line kits that can keep your battery charged as you tow which we will be purchasing in the future but currently we rarely have any issues with the keeping the battery charged enough.
Step 3: Put Transfer case into neutral and put Jeep Wrangler TJ into Park
Step 4: Install RViBrake3 Auxiliary Braking System
Step 5: Check if windows are closed, doors unlocked, parking brake off.
Step 6: Double check the outside steps were done correctly.
Step 7: Walk the Perimeter.
Step 8: Once in the cab, check tire pressures on the TPMS and slowly extend the tow arms.
By: Kevin Quiambao
Disclaimer: These are specific steps to attach our 2001 Jeep Wrangler with RoadMaster All-Terrain Falcon Tow Bars and a RVibrake3 Auxiliary Braking System. Use this as a guideline as your parts may vary. Consult your manuals for specific directions.