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Flat Towing Components Needed for a 2009 Chevy HHR LT


I am buying a 2009 HHR LT. I want to add a base plate and tow bar to tow the unit. Everything on here is a bit confusing.


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I can help you pick out everything you would need to flat tow your 2009 Chevy HHR. There are a few components needed and it can be overwhelming at first but let's first start with a base plate kit.

For that you would want the Roadmaster Base Plates # 3141-1. This will provide you with the connection point for the tow bars.

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 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 Patriot # BLU37TR and outlet kit part RM-9332, that applies the vehicle brakes in proportion to how much the two 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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