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Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2011 Chevy HHR Behind an RV


Will a Falcon 2 brackets that came off of a 2003 Saturn , interchange with a 2011 HHR? Thank you.


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No, the 2003 Saturns and the 2011 HHR require different base plates. The Roadmaster base plates for the 2011 Chevy HHR are # 3141-1 (excludes SS models).

Since you already have a Falcon 2 tow bar, # RM-520, you will just need a few more items if you do not have them already.

Safety cables # RM-643
Light kit # RM-2120 (magnetic) or # RM-154 for a diode kit
Fuse bypass # RM76511 since a fuse has to be pulled to flat tow the HHR
You may also need a high/low adapter to keep the tow bar level. I have linked a help article showing how to measure and a link to the high/low adapters we carry.

And finally, most states now require supplemental braking on the vehicle being flat towed. One of the preferred systems for our installers and what I recommend is the SMI Stay-IN-Play DUO proportional system, # SM99251. It will apply the vehicle brakes in proportion to how much the tow vehicle is braking. This is the safest way to stop and it reduces wear and tear on both vehicles.

Be sure to consult your vehicle 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.

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