Im interested in towing a 1998 Tahoe with a 1996 Class A motorhome, Spartan chassis. Towed vehicle weight of 6200 lbs.. Could you please recomend a hitch,tow bar, and wiring for a complete installation.
asked by: Michael B
First, make sure to consult the vehicle owners manual on the proper procedure for towing your vehicle. There are a few different base plate options available for a 1998 Chevy Tahoe. If you wanted to go with Roadmaster base plates, you will have to measure the distance between 2 holes on the frame rail. Details are on each of the product pages for Roadmaster base plates for your Tahoe, see link.
The other option is to skip having to measure and use Blue Ox base plates, # BX1623. With these base plates, it does not matter what that frame measurement is.
You will then need a compatible tow bar and safety cables. The most popular options is the Aventa LX, # BX7445. The safety cables are included with this tow vehicle mounted tow bar. I have included a link to a video featuring the tow bar for you.
Next, you will need a lighting solution. There are several options depending on your specific needs and how often you will be flat towing the Tahoe. I have included a link to an FAQ article that covers the various options for you.
Most states now require a supplemental braking system on the vehicle being flat towed. The easiest system to set up and use is the Blue Ox Patriot, # BRK2012. This is a proportional system that applies the vehicle brakes in proportion to how much the towing vehicle is braking. Proportional systems are the safest way to stop and they reduce wear and tear on both vehicles.
I have also included a link to our series of FAQ articles on flat towing for you.
expert reply by: Michael H
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