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Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 1993 Honda Accord with a Draw-Tite Tow Bar

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I have a standard draw tite tow bar. Will the above base plate work with an adapter kit?

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If you have the Draw-Tite tow bar 2480 then you would need to use adapter # RM-025 to be compatible with Roadmaster base plates, # 1506-1. These base plates have fixed arms so they will always be present and visible. For a set that has removable arms and will not be visible, go with # 1526-3. But you would also need quick disconnects, # RM-201, to make them removable when using the adapter.

With the base plates and the tow bar figured out, next you will need safety cables like # RM-643. The coiled design helps keep the cables off of the ground.

You will also need a lighting solution. The easiest and most cost effective lighting solution is a magnetic kit like # RM-2120.

And finally, most states now require a supplemental braking system on the vehicle being flat towed. The easiest to set up and use is the Even Brake, # RM-9400, proportional system. It 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.

You will want to be sure to consult your vehicle owners manual for specific information on flat towing the vehicle. I have included some helpful links on flat towing for you to view.

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