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Base Plates, Tow Bar, Wiring, Safety Cables, Braking System to Flat Tow a 2010 GMC Terrain


can a 2010 gmc terrain be flat towed behind motorhome


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Yes, you can tow the 2010 GMC Terrain behind an RV. You will need to check with the manufacturer for instructions on the proper procedure for towing the vehicle. Some vehicles must be equipped with a transmission lube pump, an axle disconnect, drive line disconnect or free-wheeling hubs before they can be towed.

First, you will need the EZ base plate kit, # 523163-1, to tow your vehicle. With the base plates installed, you would then need a tow bar compatible with EZ style base plates. The RoadMaster Falcon 2 Tow Bar, # RM-520, that you have referenced would be an excellent choice. I have included a link to the installation details and a video review.

To complete the towing set up for your Terrain, you will need safety cables, lighting, and a supplemental braking system as required by law. For safety cables, I recommend RoadMaster 64 inch Single Hook, Coiled Safety Cables, # RM-643.

For lights, there are a couple of options. If you do not plan on towing the Terrain often, I recommend magnetic light kit # RM-2120. If you do plan on towing it frequently, I recommend installing diodes, # 38955. I have included a video along with a couple of FAQ articles on tow bar wiring that should help in choosing the best light kit for your application along with how to go about wiring them.

For a braking system, the easiest to use and install would be the Roadmaster Even Brake Portable Proportional Braking System, # RM-9400. This system installs quickly so you are ready to go in minutes. It engages the towed vehicle brakes proportionally to how much the towing vehicle is braking, reducing wear of both vehicles brakes.

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