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Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2018 Ford Fiesta SE


I have a 2018 Ford Fiesta SE 4 Door Sedan and need to figure out the parts I need to flat tow behind my Class C Coachmen RV. I was looking at the different types and want something that would be the lease modifications to the Fiesta. Also besides the parts needed can you recommend an reliable installer in my area.


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There are a number of parts that are needed to flat tow your 2018 Ford Fiesta SE, and I'll make a list of the recommended parts for you.

- Base Plate Kit: Demco Tabless Base Plate Kit # DM9519285
- Tow Bar: Commander II Non-Binding Tow Bar # DM9511012
- Lights: Heavy Duty Magnetic Tow Lights - 20' Wiring Harness with 4-Way Flat Trailer Connector # TL21RK
- Supplemental Braking System: Demco SBS Stay-IN-Play DUO Supplemental Braking System # SM99251 (if your Fiesta has a manual transmission you also need Roadmaster Brake-Lite Relay Kit # RM-88400)
- For a motorhome with air brakes: Demco SBS Air Force One Supplemental Braking System for Motorhomes with Air Brakes # SM99243

The Demco Tabless Base Plates give your car a clean look, and the Commander tow bar is the best option because it has long arms which make it easier to maneuver when towing, along with integrated safety cables and an adjustable tilting head so a high-low adapter won't be needed.

The magnetic tow lights are the least invasive option for lights for your Fiesta, though if your motorhome has a 7-way you will need the Pollak 7 Pole to 4 Way Connector Adapter # PK12716 to connect it. Both the Stay-IN-Play DUO and Air Force One are strongly recommended because they are one-time installs which will never require any type of removal or reactivation, and give you braking proportional to that of your motorhome. This results in much smoother braking than most systems which send out a pre-set amount of braking power and thus are more rigid.

I have added links to some video reviews of thees parts for you to check out as well.

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Kyle S

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