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Can a 2016 Hyundai Elantra Be Flat Towed Behind a Motorhome

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I am looking at purchasing a 2016 or 2017 Hyundai Elantra but would like to know if I can flat tow ,with manual transmission, either of these units. I have a Roadmaster Falcon 2 tow bar presently towing a 2008 Ford Focus with a Manual Transmission. Any help would be greatly appreciated

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The manual transmission 2016 Hyundai Elantra is flat-towable as-is. You would just need the base plate part # 521632-1 as it is a confirmed fit. I attached an install video for this for you to check out as well. I am sure the 2017 model will be as well but since it's not out at this time (May 2016) we don't know yet.

This would work well with you Roadmaster Falcon part # RM-520. 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 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 system to set up and use is the Blue Ox Patriot # BLU37TR, 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.

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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