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Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2002 Chevy Tracker

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I read your last reference what would be needed to tow this 02 tracker 4d behind a 2013 class c coachman freelander? Thank you

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To flat tow your 2002 Chevy Tracker you would need to first start with a base plate kit confirmed as a fit for it. Personally I like the Demco products and the # DM9518079 is what fits your Tracker.

In addition to the base plates, you also need a compatible tow bar, safety cables, lighting, and supplemental braking to flat tow your vehicle. The Demco tow bar that's best for you is the Commander # DM9511012. Demco tow bars have independent arms which makes hooking up a lot easier. The Commander specifcally has a 6,000 pound weight rating which is plenty for the Tracker.

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 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.

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