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Flat Towing A 2020 WRX Premium 6 Speed Manual  


I was hoping you could provide a list of recommended items to tow behind our motorhome. I see several base plate kits for this car, and was hoping for a suggestion on which one is best. Also are there electronic modifications or something that attaches to the obd port that need to be purchased and installed? Ive only towed vehicles with actual keys, and not push to start buttons. Do you simply put the car in accinch mode like with a traditional key? Im trying to confirm everything needed before purchasing the car. Thanks in advance for your time, I know thats a lot of questions. !


Helpful Expert Reply:

To flat tow your vehicle you'll need the following items:

Tow Bar: I recommend the Roadmaster Falcon All Terrain, Non-Binding Tow Bar - Motorhome Mount - 2" Hitch - 6,000lbs Item # RM-522. It has a non-binding feature that will allow you to easy attach or remove the arms when on uneven surfaces.

Tow Bar Wiring: I recommend the Roadmaster Universal Hy-Power Diode Wiring Kit Item # RM-154 as it's a one time setup that uses your vehicle's lights instead of having to run magnetic lights to the back of your vehicle every time you want to flat tow.

Base Plates: Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms Item # RM-52924-5A. These will match up with your Roadmaster Tow Bar.

Braking System: I recommend the Brake Buddy Classic 3 Portable Supplemental Braking System Item # HM39494. It comes with a battery charger that will keep your vehicle's battery charged while towing and is an easy setup.

Safety Cables: Curt Single Hook, Coiled Safety Cables with S-Hooks - 42" Long - 5,000lbs - Qty 2 Item # C80151

You'll have to turn off the "Auto Vehicle Hold" to prevent the vehicle from automatically staying stopped even after releasing the brake and the ignition will need to be in the "ON" position with the transmission in neutral while towing.
You'll want to read your owner's manual for more specific information about flat towing your vehicle and what steps need to be taken.

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