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Installing Brackets 40602 and Parts Needed to flat Tow a 1995 Suzuki Sidekick Behind an RV

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how to install 40602 tow brackets on 1995 sidekick

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Take a look at the picture I have included that shows how the Replacement Bumper Bracket Kit # 40602 should be installed on a vehicle. I recommend having this kit professionally installed.

The best solution is to install custom base plates so the vehicle does not have to be modified for installation. If you have a 2-door model you can use # 118-1. For a 4-door model use # 1005-1.

You could then use Tracker tow bar # RM-020. For safety cables I recommend # RM-643. The coiled design helps keep the cables off of the ground. For lighting you can use a magnetic kit # RM-2120 with tow light partners # TLP01 so a quick and easy solution.

You may also need a high/low adapter to keep the tow bar level. I have linked a help article showing how to measure and a link to the high/low adapters we carry.

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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