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Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2004 GMC Sierra 1500 z71 Behind an RV Using Blue Ox Aventa II Tow Bar

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Can a Blue Ox Base Plate BX1660 be installed on a 2004 GMC Sieera 1500 Z71. The GVWR is 6400 lbs. I have an Aventa II tow bar.

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Blue Ox base plates are specifically for the 3/4 ton 2500 Sierras. For a 2004 Sierra 1500 Z71 you will need to use # BX1682. These base plates are compatible with your Aventa II tow bar. If you need to add safety cables you can use # BX88197.

For a lighting solution you can use the 6-diode kit # 154-792-118158. Once the kit is installed you will not have to worry about again so it is a great option.

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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