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Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2013 Chevy Captiva Sport Behind a Motor Home

Question:

what Chevrolet captiva can be towed four wheels down behind a motorhome

asked by: Frank J


Expert Reply:

There are parts available that will allow you to flat tow a 2013 Chevy Captiva Sport. But to determine if it can be flat towed you will need to check the owners manual in the towing or recreational towing sections to see if it can be flat towed and if there are any special procedures or requirements.

If you can flat tow it then you would start with base plates. You can use the Blue Ox base plates, # BX3332 , that you have referenced. Next you will need a tow bar. I reocmmend the Aventa LX, # BX7445 . This is a motor home mount tow bar that also includes safety cables so you will not have to purchase cables separately.

You will also need a lighting solution. The easiest solution is the EZ mount kit # EZT20B that will fit at the top of the rear hatch. You will not have to cut into the vehicle wiring to use this lighting kit.

And finally, most states now require supplemental braking on the vehicle being flat towed. One of the easiest systems to set up and use is the Even Brake proportional system # RM-9400 . It will apply the Captiva brakes in proportion to how much the tow vehicle is braking. This is the easiest way to stop and it reduces wear and tear on both vehicles. You will also need stop light switch kit # RM-751425 for the braking system to work properly.

Be sure to consult your Captiva owners manual for specific information on flat towing the vehicle. I have also included some helpful links to our series of help articles on flat towing for you.

expert reply by: Michael H




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Products Referenced in This Question

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


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

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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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E-Z Mount Tow Light Kit, 20 ft. Long Cord


E-Z Mount Tow Light Kit, 20 ft. Long Cord

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EZT20B

Price:  $30.95

Product Summary:

Bypasses Vehicle Wiring
Removable Tail Light Kit

Product Specs:

Universal
Trunk Mount


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Roadmaster Stop Light Switch Kit - Saturn Vue


Roadmaster Stop Light Switch Kit - Saturn Vue

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11 reviews

RM-751425

Retail: $40.05

Price:  $32.40

Product Summary:

Stop Light Switch


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Roadmaster Even Brake Portable Proportional Braking System


Roadmaster Even Brake Portable Proportional Braking System

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1 reviews

RM-9400

Retail: $1,555.60

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

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140 reviews

BX3332

Retail: $445.00

Price:  $394.99

Product Summary:

Removable Draw Bars
Twist Lock Attachment


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