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Can 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 RST 4X4 be Flat Towed


Can this model of Silverado be flat towed behind my motorhome ? Im confused as to whether it can be put into a neutral position on the transmission.


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I pulled up the owners manual of your 2020 Chevy Silverado 1500 and it can be flat towed if your 4WD transfer case has two speeds and a N (neutral) and a four-wheel-drive-low setting. For the exact procedure and more info flip to page 402 in your owners manual.

You'll need a Roadmaster Base Plate Kit part # RM-523199-5 which is a confirmed fit. I attached an install video for this as well.

In addition to the base plates, you will also need a compatible tow bar, safety cables, lighting, and supplemental braking to flat tow your vehicle. The most popular compatible tow bar is the Falcon All Terain, # RM-522. This has non-binding arms which makes the setup very easy to connect/disconnect.

For lighting/safety cables, locks, and covers for the tow bar we have the Roadmaster Falcon All Terrain kit part # RM-9243-1 which comes with all of that as one part number. The diode kit that comes with this allows you to splice into the taillight wiring so that your RV controls the vehicle taillights and does not require drilling into the taillight housings. This comes with a round 6-way connector that you will install on the front of your towed vehicle and enough coiled wire to go from there to the RV.

And finally, most states now require supplemental braking in the vehicle being flat towed. The easiest system to set up and use is the Blue Ox Patriot # BLU37TR, that applies the vehicle brakes in proportion to how much the tow vehicle is braking. This is the safest way to stop and it reduces wear and tear on both vehicles.

Most likely you will also need a high low adapter so that the tow bar will be level when you are flat towing. I attached a link to a page that has all of the ones we carry.

I have included a couple of helpful links to our articles on flat towing for you. Be sure to consult the vehicle owners manual for more specific information on flat towing your vehicle.

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