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Can 2010 Chevy Silverado 2500HD RWD be Flat Towed

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Dealer is not sure told me to check with you. Like to flat tow my 2010 Silverado 2 wheel drive 2500hd. Thanks

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I did some checking and it looks like your 2010 Chevy Silverado 2500HD RWD can be flat towed, but if you have the gas engine you'd need a transmission lube pump kit installed or if you have a diesel you'd need to install a drive shaft disconnect. We do not carry either of these things but we do carry the other flat towing components needed.

For a base plate kit you'd want the Roadmaster kit part # 3148-3 which is a confirmed fit. This will work great with the Roadmaster Falcon tow bar part # RM-520 that you referenced as well.

For safety cables you can use # RM-643. The coiled design helps keep the cables off of the ground.

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 # BLU37TR, 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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