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Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2002 GMC Yukon XL


Can I flat tow it? What blue ox kit do I need? Do you have a video for the installation?


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Yes, you can flat tow your 2002 GMC Yukon XL. There are a number of parts you need in order to do this, and they are all available separately instead of in a single kit.

Starting with compatible base plates, for your 2002 GMC Yukon XL you need Blue Ox Base Plates # BX1682. For a tow bar I recommend going with the Blue Ox Alpha # BX7380 because of how easy the tow bar is to connect to the base plates as well as its long arms, which make it easier to maneuver when towing; it also comes with safety chains already attached.

For wiring kit that will allow your Yukon's lights to function while being towed you can use the Roadmaster Universal Hy-Power Diode Wiring Kit # RM-154. A supplemental braking system is a requirement in most states and I highly recommend the SMI Stay-IN-Play # SM99251 for this. This is a proportional braking system which is a one-time install which you can leave in so you'll never have to deactivate or re-activate it.

Finally, it is likely you will need a high-low adapter such as # RM-076 to keep your tow bar level with your tow vehicle. The adapter you need is going to depend on some measurements you'll need to take. I have added a link to a help article on high-low adapters which explains the measurements you'll need, as well as a link to our page with our selection of adapters.

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