Recommended Blue Ox Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2016 Chevy Colorado


I want to get everything I need to flat tow my 2016 Chevy Colorado. Blue Ox base plate, patriot brake system, tow arm and wiring for the lights. THank You


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We can help you with everything you'll need for safe and legal flat towing of your 2016 Chevrolet Colorado. The essential items include a tow bar, safety cables, a wiring/lighting solution, base plates and a supplementary braking system for the towed vehicle. Often a wiring extension and a high/low adapter are also required. The linked article covers each of these in detail.

Blue Ox offers base plate kit # BX1721 that fits the 4WD 2016 Chevy Colorado with or without the Adaptive Cruise Control feature. This kit requires factory tow hooks be present on the truck. As with all base plates for your truck some minor trimming of the air dam is also needed. I suggest the Blue Ox Alpha Tow Bar # BX7365 since it includes the necessary safety cables. For a lighting kit use the bulb and socket kit # BX8869 which will save you the anguish of cutting into your new truck's wiring. For a wiring extension for the light kit use part # BX88254. This will allow for a simple hookup each time you flat tow.

Blue Ox's Patriot braking system # BRK2019 is among the easiest to set-up and use and it is fully portable. This proportional system slows your towed vehicle in direct proportion to the braking action in the motorhome.

For a high/low adapter you can use the linked page to see all such items like # BX88129 which provides 4-inches of rise or drop to keep your tow bar level, or within 3-inches of level at a minimum.

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