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Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2015 Chevy Malibu LS  


I am looking at a 2015 Malibu LS to use as a toad, since I understand it can be flat towed in neutral, to pull behind multiple RV’s as a drive-away driver. What do I need to achieve towing? I’ve been looking up what I might need an like the features of the Invisible brake, but not sure what else I will need


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The first thing you'll need to flat tow your 2015 Chevy Malibu LS is a base plate kit like the Roadmaster part # RM-523178-5 that is a confirmed fit.

In addition to the base plates, you will also need a compatible tow bar, safety cables, lighting, and supplemental braking to flat tow your vehicle. The most popular compatible tow bar is the Falcon All Terain, # RM-522. This has non-binding arms which makes the setup very easy to connect/disconnect.

For lighting/safety cables, locks, and covers for the tow bar we have the Roadmaster Falcon All Terrain kit part # RM-9243-1 which comes with all of that as one part number. The diode kit that comes with this allows you to splice into the taillight wiring so that your RV controls the vehicle taillights and does not require drilling into the taillight housings. This comes with a round 6-way connector that you will install on the front of your towed vehicle and enough coiled wire to go from there to the RV.

And finally, most states now require supplemental braking in the vehicle being flat towed. The easiest system to set up and use is the Blue Ox Patriot # BLU37TR, that 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.

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