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XL Base Plate Recommendation for a 2012 GMC Sierra 1500 and a Roadmaster Falcon 2 Tow Bar

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can you get base plate to fit 2012 gmc sierra 1500 that will work with a falcon 2 hitch

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Yes, you will need Roadmaster XL Base Plate Kit # 3154-1 for your 2012 GMC Sierra 1500. This is an XL base plate that is confirmed to fit on the RoadMaster Falcon 2 Tow Bar # RM-520 that you referenced.

This tow bar comes with quick disconnects, but you may be interested in purchasing the following products to complete your flat towing setup:

RoadMaster 68 inch Coiled Safety Cables # RM-643, coiled safety cables are nice because you just wrap them around the arms of the tow bar and you will not have to worry about them dragging.

Roadmaster Even Brake Portable Proportional Braking System # RM-9400, many states require supplemental braking systems to lighten the braking load of your tow vehicle. This unit activates the brakes on the vehicle being towed in proportion to how much the RV is braking. This is the safest type of braking action, and it reduces wear and tear on the RV and towed vehicle brakes.

The next component you will need is lighting. There are actually several lighting methods depending on your needs and how often you will be towing the vehicle. I have included a link to our series of FAQ articles on flat towing, some of which cover choosing the best lighting for your needs.

You will also want to check the vehicle owners manual for additional information on flat towing the vehicle. Some vehicles require an axle disconnect, drive line disconnect, transmission lube pump, or free wheeling hubs in order to be flat towed.

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