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Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 1993 Toyota 4Runner Behind an RV


If i use the tow bar #63180 with roadmaster #1146-1 will this work or will I need something else? Thanks


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In order to use the Tow Ready tow bar # 63180 with Roadmaster base plates # 1146-1 on your 1993 Toyota 4Runner you will also need an adapter, # RM-025.

However, I do not recommend this set up primarily because the tow bar # 63180 is rated for just 45 miles per hour. For just a little more you could use the Roadmaster Tracker tow bar, # RM-020, which does not have a 45 mile per hour limit. I also recommend quick disconnects # RM-201 to make removing the tow bar, and the base plate arms, easier.

In addition to the base plates and the tow bar you will also need safety cables # RM-643, a lighting kit, and supplemental braking. For lighting I recommend a simple magnetic kit such as # RM-2120.

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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