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Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2007 Chevy Silverado Classic Z71 Behind a Motor Home


I have a 2007 Chevy Silverado Classic Z71 crew cab. What base plate should be used and what kind of difficulty will this be?


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There are 2 base plate options for your 2007 Chevy Silverado Classic Z71. You could install MX base plates # 199-6 or XL base plates, # 199-5. In either case installation is moderately difficult and Roadmaster does recommend professional installation. But I have included links to the instructions for both kits so you can see what all is involved in the process.

In addition to the base plates you will also need a compatible tow bar, safety cables, lighting, and supplemental braking.

The Falcon 2 tow bar, # RM-520, is rated for 6,000 pounds and will work with either set of base plates. For safety cables you can use # RM-643. The coiled design helps keep the cables off of the ground.

For lighting you can use a simple magnetic kit such as # RM-2120. Or for a more permanent solution use 4-diode kit # RM-154.

And finally, most states now require supplemental braking on the vehicle being flat towed. One of the preferred systems for our installers is the SMI Stay-IN-Play DUO proportional system, # SM99251. It will apply the vehicle brakes in proportion to how much the tow vehicle is braking. This is the safest way to stop and it reduces wear and tear on both vehicles.

I have also included 2 helpful links to our help articles on flat towing for you.

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