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Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2016 Nissan Frontier


can I use this for my 2016 Nissan Frontier?


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The Commander tow bar # DM9511012 can be used to flat tow your 2016 Nissan Frontier. You need to install the Demco base plate kit part # DM9518186 that has been confirmed as a fit for it as well.

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 easiest systems to set up and use are the portable systems, like the Delta Force # SM99242. 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.

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. From my research the manual transmission models can be flat towed as-is but the automatic versions require a drive shaft disconnect.

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