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Base Plates, Safety Cables, Lighting, and Braking System to Flat To a 2010 Nissan Frontier

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I have a 2010 Nissan Frontier SE. What all do I need to connect your tow bar to the truck ? Does it require an additional bracket, or just the tow bar ?

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In order to flat tow your 2010 Nissan Frontier using the RoadMaster Falcon 2 Tow Bar, # RM-520, you will need to add base plates to the truck. The base plates would then be the attachment point on the vehicle for the tow bar.

For your truck, you will need Roadmaster XL Base Plate Kit, # 344-1B. I have included a link to the installation details below. These base plates feature removable arms which leaves the remainder of the base plates all but invisible on the truck.

To complete the towing set up for the Frontier, you will also need safety cables, wiring, and a supplemental braking system as required by law. For safety cables, I recommend RoadMaster 64 inch Single Hook, Coiled Safety Cables, # RM-643. For wiring, there are a couple of options. If you do not plan on towing the truck very often, I would go with a magnetic light kit like # RM-2120. If you do plan on towing the truck frequently, it would beneficial to install diodes, # 38955. I have included a video along with a couple of useful FAQ articles on tow bar wiring that should help in choosing the best light kit for you along with how to go about wiring them.

For a braking system, The easiest to use and install is the Roadmaster Even Brake Portable Proportional Braking System, # RM-9400. This unit installs quickly so you are ready to go in minutes. It engages the towed vehicle brakes proportionally to know how much the towing vehicle is braking, reducing wear of both the towing vehicle and towed vehicle brakes.

Finally, you will need to check with the manufacturer and/or your vehicle owners manual for instructions on the proper procedure for towing your vehicle because some vehicles must be equipped with a transmission lube pump, an axle disconnect, drive line disconnect, or free-wheeling hubs before they can be towed.

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