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Recommended Parts to Flat Tow a 2015 Dodge Ram 1500


What do I need to flat tow my 2015 Dodge Ram 1500 Sportsman 4x4 behind my 2008 Forest River Georgetown.


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There isn't a Sportsman model, so I assume you have a 2015 Ram 1500 Outdoorsman 4x4, I recommend the Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms # RM-52289-5 if that is the case. If you have the Sport, then I recommend the Roadmaster # RM-298-3 which is a similar baseplate but fits that sport frame.

For your tow bar, I recommend the Roadmaster BlackHawk 2 All Terrain, Non-Binding Tow Bar # RM-422. This will meet up to your base plates to give you a really nice connection. Then you will use safety cables # RM-653.

For your tow bar wiring, I recommend the Roadmaster Diode 7-Wire to 6-Wire Flexo-Coil Wiring Kit # RM-15267 which will splice into your vehicle wiring with diodes to protect your electrical system and give you a very clean look. I also recommend adding the charge line kit # RM-156-25 to maintain your vehicle battery while towing.

For your braking system I recommend the SMI Stay-IN-Play DUO Supplemental Braking System - Proportional # SM99251. This will work very well for your truck and will give you a simple system that after the initial installation and adjustment becomes a simple plug and play system. This will allow you to simply flip a switch to get your vehicle ready to tow.

The final thing you will need is a high-low adapter. I've linked the page to your options and have linked an article to help you with the measurements to determine the correct fit.

Let me know if you have any questions as I know that is a lot of information.

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