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Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 1998 Toyota Rav4 with Roadmaster Nighthawk Tow Bar and Brake Buddy 3

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I have a Roadmaster Nighthawk towbar for my 2017 wrangler... what baseplate/connector do i need to tow my RAV4...would also need an extra vehicle kit for my brakebuddy 3 unit im guessing. the RAV4 is standard shift thanks

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From what I could find on your 1998 Toyota Rav4 it looks like it can be flat towed if you have the manual transmission. In order to use your Roadmaster Nighthawk All Terrain, Non-Binding Tow Bar # RM-676 you would need the Roadmaster Crossbar-Style Base Plate Kit # 1142-3 and the Replacement Quick Disconnect Crossbar Assembly # 910021-00.

For your Brake Buddy Select 3 # HM39524 you would want to add the Replacement Dash Mount Connector # HM39342, Replacement Breakaway System # HM39340 and the BrakeBuddy Towed Vehicle Battery Charge Kit # BB54FR for your 2nd vehicle.

You would still need tow bar wiring like the Roadmaster Universal Hy-Power Diode Wiring Kit # RM-154 to allow you to use your Toyota RAV4's tail lights and wiring system while preventing feedback from your RV. You will want to be sure to check the owners manual of your Rav4 to ensure you are doing everything that is recommended/required for flat towing your Rav4.

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