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Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 1994 Ford Escort Behind a Motor Home

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Good Afternoon, Ive a 1994 Ford Escort, I am in need of a front tow bar set-up to tow this vehicle as tow-behind. Please advise on a few options. Thanks

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To flat tow a vehicle you will need at least 5 items: base plates, tow bar, safety cables, lighting, and supplemental braking. For base plates I recommend # 427-3 because they fit both GT and non-GT models of the 1994 Ford Escort.

For a compatible tow bar you can use the Falcon 2 # RM-520. Or for a more economical option you can use the Tracker # RM-020. If you go with the Tracker tow bar you will also need quick disconnects # RM-201 to make it easily removable.

For either tow bar you can use safety cables # RM-643. The coiled design helps keep the cables off of the ground.

For lighting I recommend a simple magnetic kit # RM-2120 because it is inexpensive and is easy to use.

The supplemental braking is the biggest cost item. 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.

Be sure to consult the vehicle owners manual for more specific information on towing your Escort. I have also included 2 helpful links to our help articles on flat towing for you.

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