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Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2014 Chevy Spark

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I was told a chevy spark had only around 18 inche base plate. Most are around 23. Is this towbar to big for my spark. If anything haopens will it be warrented

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For a base plate kit confirmed to fit your 2014 Chevy Spark that would also work with the tow bar part # RM-501 that you referenced you would want the part # 523174-1. This base plate has been confirmed to work with all Roadmaster tow bars.

In addition to the base plates and tow bar, you will also need safety cables, lighting, and supplemental braking to flat tow your vehicle. For safety cables you can use # RM-643. The coiled design helps keep the cables off of the ground.

For lighting you can use the bulb and socket kit, # RM-152, and not have to worry about cutting into vehicle taillight sockets. You will also want the # BX88206 to connect this lighting solution to your tow vehicle. This comes with a round 6-way connector that you will install on the front of your towed vehicle and enough coiled wire to go from there to the RV.

And finally, most states now require supplemental braking in the vehicle being flat towed. The easiest system to set up and use is the Blue Ox Patriot # BRK2016, that applies 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. You will also need the outlet kit part # RM-9332 to power as well.

Most likely you will also need a high low adapter so that the tow bar will be level when you are flat towing. I attached a link to a page that has all of the ones we carry.

I have included a couple of helpful links to our articles on flat towing for you. Be sure to consult the vehicle owners manual for more specific information on flat towing your vehicle.

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