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Recommended Flat Towing Equipment For A 2021 Chevy Colorado

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I have a 2021 Chevrolet Colorado what base plates do I need to use this tow bar. I have two slide bars. Previously it was used to tow a Saturn.

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To flat tow your 2021 Chevy Colorado it'll need to be the 4WD model and you'll need to follow the steps listed under "Recreational Vehicle Towing" in your owner's manual to get your vehicle ready to tow. If you have 2WD you will not be able to flat tow or dolly tow your Colorado and will need to have it towed on a trailer. To flat tow your Colorado you'll need a Tow bar, tow bar wiring kit, base plate, breaking system, and safety cables. I have the following recommendations for you below:

Tow Bar: You will want to use a tow bar and not just two slide bars. You could use the # RM-501 you linked to if you stay under the 6000lbs weight capacity and have a ball mount to attach to. The dry weight of the 2021 Colorado ranges from 4,000 to 4,700lbs dry so you'll need to make sure you don't load up the truck and surpass the weight capacity of the tow bar.

Tow Bar Wiring Kit: Roadmaster Universal Hy-Power Diode Wiring Kit Item # RM-154. This kit is a one time install that will splice into your vehicle's wiring to signal using your tail lights instead of running magnetic lights to the rear of your vehicle every time you want to tow.

Base Plate: Roadmaster Crossbar-Style Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms Item # RM57VR. This base plate will match up to your tow bar with no adapters needed. The removable arms provide a clean and unobtrusive look when not in use.

Braking System: Brake Buddy Stealth Supplemental Braking System - Proportional Item # HM39530. This kit is a one time install that will bolt under your driver's seat and comes with a charge line kit included that will keep your battery charged while towing so you don't get to your destination and try to start your vehicle with a dead battery.

Safety Cables: RoadMaster 68" Single Hook, Coiled Safety Cables - 6,000lbs # RM-643. The coiled design will help prevent the cables from fragging on the ground and being damaged.

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