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Base Plate Recommendation for 2015 Chevy Tahoe Without Adaptive Cruise Control

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2015 Tahoe wo/cruise. Looking at the blue Ox 1716 base plate and roadmaster 5231795. What base plate and tow bar do you recommend?

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The base plates I recommend for your 2015 Chevy Tahoe without adaptive cruise control is the Roadmaster # RM-523179-5

These base plates are going to give your Tahoe the cleanest possible look when removing the tabs, which is why I really like them. Just keep in mind they will not fit Z71 models and are designed for 4WD Taholes. Along with these base plates there are a number of other parts you'll need to flat tow your 2015 Tahoe, and the recommended parts are the following:

- Tow Bar: etrailer SD Non-Binding Tow Bar for Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plates # e74ZR
- Wiring Kit: Roadmaster Diode 7-Wire to 6-Wire Flexo-Coil Wiring Kit # RM-15267
- Automatic Battery Disconnect # RM-766
- Supplemental Braking System: Demco SBS Stay-IN-Play DUO Supplemental Braking System # DM86VR
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- For a motorhome with air brakes: Demco SBS Air Force One Supplemental Braking System # DM26VR

The Avail tow bar is the best option because it has long arms which make it easier to maneuver when towing, along with integrated safety cables to save you from making an extra purchase, and a 10,000 lb capacity which is more than most tow bars so it can handle the weight of your Tahoe.

I really like the Flexo-Coil wiring kit because it is designed to prevent any type of electrical feedback, keeping your Tahoe's electrical system safe. As for the braking systems, both the Stay-IN-Play DUO and Air Force One are strongly recommended because they are a one-time install which will never require any type of removal or reactivation, and give you braking proportional to that of your motorhome for much smoother braking than most systems for a more comfortable and easier-to-control ride when flat towing.

You may also need a high-low adapter 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 below to instruction manuals, video reviews and installations for you to take a look at.

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