Can you tell us what parts we need to dinghy tow our 2012 gmc terrains being our hurrican motorhome. Just purchase and new to pulling a tow vehicle . Also is it advisable to get the fuse by pass and brakes..we are getting various reply
asked by: Cheryl/rodger
The first thing you are going to need to flat tow your 2012 GMC Terrain is a set of base plates like the Roadmaster EZ Base Plate Kit # 523163-1.
Next thing you will need is a tow bar to provide the attachment point from your Hurricane Motorhome to your towed vehicle. For that I would recommend you get a RoadMaster Sterling All Terrain Tow Bar # RM-576. This tow bar comes with safety cables, quick disconnects and wiring for lighting.
For lighting solutions check out the FAQ I attached that shows how to pick the correct lighting solution for you application.
And finally, most states now require a supplemental braking system on the vehicle being towed. The easiest to install and use is the Roadmaster Even Brake portable proportional braking system, part # RM-9400. This unit activates the brakes on the vehicle being towed in proportion to how much the RV is braking. This is the safest type of braking action, and it reduces wear and tear on the RV and towed vehicle brakes.
You will also want to check the vehicle owners manual for additional information on flat towing the vehicle. Some vehicles require an axle disconnect, drive line disconnect, transmission lube pump, or free wheeling hubs in order to be flat towed. I did some checking and it looks like your vehicle is flat-towable as-is, but you will still need to check your owners manual.
Also, the Discrete Logic Ignition Switch fuse (fuse #32) needs to be removed from the instrument panel fuse box. The instrument panel fuse box is located on the passenger side of the center console, behind a cover. That fuse needs to be removed to keep the battery from being drained when towing.
expert reply by: Jameson C
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