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Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 1999 Chevy Tahoe 4 Wheel Drive

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Im wondering if can I flat tow my 4 wheel drive LT chey tahoe with my Class A RV .. and what do I have to do if nay thing special to do it ?

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In order to determine if your 1999 Chevy Tahoe 4WD can be flat towed behind your RV you will need to consult the owners manual of the vehicle. I did some checking and wasn't able to determine anything. A Chevy dealer would be able to help you as well.

If you determine you can flat tow your vehicle you will need to first start with a base plate kit. In order to pick the correct one out you will want to follow the link I attached to the right. This link has a drop down menu that will allow you to select which specific model Tahoe you have and the correct base plate kit will be listed.

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 2, # RM-520. For safety cables you can use # RM-643. The coiled design helps keep the cables off of the ground.

For lighting you can use the bulb and socket kit, # RM-155, and not have to worry about cutting and splicing into the tow vehicle wiring.

And finally, most states now require supplemental braking in the vehicle being flat towed. The easiest system to set up and use is the Even Brake proportional system, # RM-9400, 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.

I have included a couple of helpful links to our articles on flat towing for you. Be sure to consult the vehicle owners manual for more specific information on flat towing your vehicle.

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