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Parts Needed to Safely Flat Tow a 2010 Chevrolet Silverado


Parts Needed to Safely Flat Tow a 2010 Chevrolet Silverado

Question:

What Blue Ox system/items do I require to tow my 2010 Chevrolet Silverado extended cab short box 4x4 with 4 wheels down. A braking system included in the hitch would be nice. Please advise what you think I should have for a safe dinghy towing experience. Thank you

asked by: Andy M


Expert Reply:

You will need to check your owners manual or with the Chevrolet dealer to see if your 2010 Chevrolet Silverado 4x4 can be flat towed. 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. If the correct procedure is not followed it will cause severe damage to the transmission.

If you will be able to flat tow your vehicle, you will need a tow bar, base plate kit, safety cables, wiring, and a supplemental braking system as required by law.

If your 2010 Chevrolet Silverado is a 1500 model the Blue Ox Base Plate Kit, part # BX1674, will be the correct application for the base plates that attach to your vehicle. If it is the 1500 HD model you will need the Blue Ox Base Plate Kit, part # BX1681.

The tow bar to use for your vehicle will be the Blue Ox Aventa LX Tow Bar, part # BX7445. This tow bar has a 10,000 lb weight capacity and is designed with an RV mount that will slide into a 2 inch receiver on your RV. It comes with safety cables.

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 the towing vehicle and towed vehicle brakes.

To use this braking system you will also need the Roadmaster Seat Adapter, part # RM-88158, and either the Roadmaster Stop Light Switch Kit, part # RM-751220, if you have adjustable pedals or the Roadmaster Stop Light Switch Kit, part # RM-751421, if you have non-adjustable pedals.

Finally, the wiring you will need for the tow vehicle will be Blue Ox Tow Bar Wiring Kit, part # BX8848.

With these items installed you will have a safe towing experience.

I am including links to a few of the items mentioned above.

expert reply by: Jeff D


Jeff D


Products Referenced in This Question

Blue Ox Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms


Blue Ox Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms

BX1681

Retail:$445.00

Price:$394.99

Product Summary:

Removable Draw Bars

Twist Lock Attachment


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Blue Ox Aventa LX Tow Bar - Motor Home Mount - 10,000 lbs


Blue Ox Aventa LX Tow Bar - Motor Home Mount - 10,000 lbs


16 reviews

BX7445

Retail:$895.00

Price:$749.99

Product Summary:

Hitch Mount Style

Telescoping

Non-Binding

Steel

10000 lbs

Product Specs:

Blue Ox

Stores on RV


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Blue Ox Tow Bar Wiring Kit - 4 Diodes


Blue Ox Tow Bar Wiring Kit - 4 Diodes


4 reviews

BX8848

Retail:$80.00

Price:$71.95

Product Summary:

Splices into Vehicle Wiring

Diode Kit

Product Specs:

Universal

Tail Light Mount


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RoadMaster BrakeMaster Custom Seat Adapter


RoadMaster BrakeMaster Custom Seat Adapter


1 reviews

RM-88158

Retail:$55.20

Price:$51.95

Product Summary:

Tow Bar Braking Systems

Accessories

Product Specs:

Seat Adapter


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Roadmaster Even Brake Portable Proportional Braking System


Roadmaster Even Brake Portable Proportional Braking System


2 reviews

RM-9400

Retail:$1,537.39

Price:$1,249.00

Product Summary:

Brake Systems

Proportional System

Product Specs:

Not Power Assist Brake Compatible

Portable System

Recurring Set-Up


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Blue Ox Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms


Blue Ox Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms


2 reviews

BX1674

Retail:$445.00

Price:$394.99

Product Summary:

Removable Draw Bars

Twist Lock Attachment


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