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Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2002 Chevy Tahoe 4x4

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Hello, I have a 2005 Fleetwood Jamboree using the Ford e450 frame. I am wanting to tow my 2002 Tahoe 4WD vehicle, what all is required to do this?

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For a base plate kit for your 2002 Chevy Tahoe 4x4 the part # BX1682 is a confirmed fit and would work well. This provides the attachment point for the tow bars.

Then for a tow bar the part # BX7380 would be a great choice that comes with safety cables and telescoping arms to make connecting/disconnecting easy.

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 # BRK2019, 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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