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Parts Needed To Flat Tow a 2015 Ford Fiesta Behind a Motor Home


Do you have a plug-in light connecting kit to tow a 2015 Fiesta Sedan behind my motor home?


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A plug in tow bar lighting system is not available for your 2015 Ford Fiesta but there are other options that will work. You could use a magnetic light kit, # RM-2120, a bulb and socket kit, # RM-155, or a diode kit, # 154-792-118158.

The magnetic light kit will be the most cost effective option and the least permanent. The diode kit is the most involved of the installations and requires splicing into the vehicle wiring for installation. The bulb and socket kit bypasses the vehicle wiring and is a less involved installation. If it were me I would choose the bulb and socket kit. I have linked a few videos for you.

If you don't already have the other parts needed to flat tow the Fiesta then I can recommend them for you. To flat tow a vehicle it will need base plates, a tow bar, safety cables, and supplemental braking in addition to the lighting.

For base plates I recommend Blue Ox base plates # BX2622 if the Fiesta does NOT have the EcoBoost motor. Or, use # BX2650, if it does have the EcoBoost motor.

For a compatible tow bar I recommend the Alpha, # BX7365. This tow bar also features safety cables so you would not have to get any separately.

And finally, most states now require supplemental braking on the vehicle being flat towed. One of the preferred systems for our installers and what I recommend 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 your vehicle owners manual for specific information on flat towing the vehicle. I have also included some helpful links to our series of help articles on flat towing for you.

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