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Recommended Items For Flat-Towing 2012 Toyota Tacoma With RV With Hydraulic Brakes

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I have the RoadMaster Falcon 2 tow bar installed on our RV 40foot diesel power w/ hydraulic brakes, electrical and compressor fitting located on the RV at the hitch. I will towing a 2012-Toyota Tacoma 2 WD, GVW 5600 lbs. I am seeking recommendations for the appropriate braking/lighting package for the Toyota. Thank You.

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There are 5 items you need when you flat-tow a vehicle behind your RV. You need base plates, a tow bar, safety cables, lighting for the towed vehicle and most states now require a supplemental brake system.

You said you have the RoadMaster Falcon 2 Tow Bar, part # RM-520. The base plates I recommend is the Roadmaster XL Base Plate Kit, part # 1175-1. The drawbars are easily removed when you are not towing the Tacoma.

The safety cables I recommend are the Roadmaster Coiled Safety Cables, part # RM-643.

The lighting I recommend is the Roadmaster Tow Bar Wiring, part # RM-155. This uses the Tacoma lights without splicing into the wiring and bypasses your Tacoma electrical system.

Since you have hydraulic brakes on your RV I recommend the Roadmaster BrakeMaster w/ BrakeAway and Pressure Reducer, part # RM-9060-900002. This system connects directly to your RV brake system so that your Tacoma brakes are synched to the brakes on your RV.

I have attached some links to some helpful articles you can check out.

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