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Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 1995 Geo Tracker 2 Door

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Are there base brackets for tow bars for my Geo Tracker that dont require any drilling? Im looking for something I can bolt on and go.

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All of the base plate kits available for your 1995 Geo Tracker will require drilling to install. The Roadmaster Base Plates # 118-1 is no exception. The drilling isn't anything major though and wouldn't be too big of an issue as long as you have access to a drill.

There are several other components needed to flat tow a vehicle. When choosing a tow bar, you will need one that is compatible with standard base plates. I recommend the Roadmaster Stowmaster tow bar, part # RM-501. I have included a link to the installation details and a link to a video review for you to view.

You will also need safety cables. I recommend Roadmaster safety cables, part # RM-643. These are coiled so they will not drag on the ground.

The next component you will need to flat tow the vehicle is lighting. There are actually several lighting methods depending on your needs and how often you will be towing the vehicle. I have included a link to our series of FAQ articles on flat towing, some of which cover choosing the best lighting for your needs.

And finally, most states now require a supplemental braking system on the vehicle being towed. The easiest to install and use is the Roadmaster Even Brake portable proportional braking system, part # RM-9400. This unit activates the brakes on the vehicle being towed in proportion to how much the RV is braking. This is the safest type of braking action, and it reduces wear and tear on the RV and towed vehicle brakes.

You will also want to check the vehicle owners manual for additional information on flat towing the vehicle. Some vehicles require an axle disconnect, drive line disconnect, transmission lube pump, or free wheeling hubs in order to be flat towed.

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