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Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2006 Chevy Silverado 2500HD

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Need to know what I need as a complete kit to tow my truck behind motor home

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For flat towing your 2006 Chevy Silverado 2500HD you will first need to start with a base plate kit. The Demco # DM9517148 has been confirmed as a fit for your truck and would work well.

In addition to the base plates, you will also need a compatible tow bar, safety cables, lighting, and supplemental braking to flat tow your vehicle. The best compatible tow bar is the Dominator # DM9511008 that comes with safety cables and a 7,500 lb capacity.

For lighting you can use the diode kit, # RM-15267, and not have to worry about cutting into the taillight housing. This will splice into your taillight wiring to allow your tow vehicle to control the taillight assemblies of the towed 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 portable systems, like the Delta Force # SM99242, are the easiest to install. It 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 also need a Brake-Lite relay, # RM-88400, to keep the truck's lights from overriding the motorhome's.

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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