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Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2018 Chevy Equinox Diesel Premier


Good morning, I just bought a 2018 Chevy equinox premier diesel to flat tow behind my dynamax isata 3 motorhome. I believe I should get the roadmaster nighthawk towbar, if you agree with this choice, would you please list all the other components I must purchase in order to tow correctly and safely? Also for the braking system I am considering the rvi3, your opinion please and once again all required components? Thank you for your time and effort!


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We have all the parts you need to flat tow your 2018 Chevy Equinox Diesel. The first thing you'll want is a base plate kit confirmed as a fit. For that the Roadmaster EZ4 kit part # RM-523193-4 is what you need. It has removable arms too which means it won't be visible when you aren't flat towing. I attached an install video and picture for this for you to check out.

In addition to the base plates, you will also need a compatible tow bar, safety cables, lighting, and supplemental braking to flat tow your vehicle. The most popular compatible tow bar is the Roadmaster Nighthawk All Terrain # RM-676 that you mentioned that comes with safety cables and wiring.

For lighting you can use the diode kit, # RM-154, 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 will work well with the wiring that comes with the Nighthawk. Install video attached for this as well.

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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