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Tow Bar Wiring for 2006 Chevy Suburban Z71

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Why won’t the Hopkins dingy tow wiring kit HM56101 work on a 2006 suburban z71? There website states all models except the z71

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We do have harnesses that will work for your 2006 Chevy Suburban but my guess is the Z71 doesn't have the needed connector to install the Hopkins harness you were referring to. I can see why you would want to use that one as it does not involve splicing, but each of the harnesses that fit a 2006 Suburban Z71 are going to require splicing to install, and for that I recommend the Roadmaster Diode 7-Wire to 6-Wire Flexo-Coil Wiring Kit # RM-15267.

Other parts you'll need to flat tow your 2006 Suburban are:

- Base Plate Kit: Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit # 199-6 (Suburban 1500) or # 3115-3 (Suburban 2500)
- Tow Bar: Roadmaster BlackHawk 2 All Terrain, Non-Binding Tow Bar # RM-422
- Safety Chains: Roadmaster 68" Single Hook, Coiled Safety Cables # RM-643
- Supplemental Braking System: Demco SBS Stay-IN-Play DUO Supplemental Braking System # SM99251
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- For a motorhome with air brakes: Demco SBS Air Force One Supplemental Braking System for Motorhomes with Air Brakes # SM99243

You may also need a high-low adapter such as # RM-048-6 in order to keep your tow bar level, and I've added a link to a help article which shows you how to determine if you need an adapter, as well as a link to our selection of adapters. Additionally, I have added links to instruction manuals, video reviews and installations for you to take a look at.

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Kyle S

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