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Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2014 Fiat 500L with Manual Transmission Behind a Motor Home

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flat tow a 2014 Fiat 500L trekking

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The 2014 Fiat 500L Trekking, Easy, Pop, and Lounge can all be flat towed behind a motor home as long as they have a manual transmission and they can all use base plates # RM-522014-5.

In addition to the base plates you will also need a compatible tow bar. The Falcon 2 # RM-520 is compatible and is the most popular option. I have included a link to a video review of this tow bar for you.

You will also need safety cables and lighting. For safety cables you can use # RM-643. The coiled design helps keep the cables off of the ground. For a quick and easy lighting solution a magnetic kit such as # RM-2120 is a great option. Or for a more permanent solution our installers prefer the bulb and socket kit # RM-155. For either type the wiring bypasses the vehicle wiring so you don't have to splice into the Fiat tail light wires for installation.

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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