Can a 2017 Chevy Colorado be Flat Towed?


Can I flat tow a 2017 4-wheel drive Chevy Colorado?

Helpful Expert Reply:

Yes, you can flat tow your 2017 Chevy Colorado so long as it has a Four-Wheel Drive Low setting. There are a number of things you will need to flat tow, starting with base plates. If your Colorado does not have Adaptive Cruise Control, I recommend going with the Roadmaster EZ5 Base Plate Kit # RM-523182-5. If you do have Adaptive Cruise Control or your Colorado is a Z71 Trail Boss or ZR2 model you would need to go with the Blue Ox Base Plate Kit # BX1721.

For a tow bar, a great option would be the Roadmaster Falcon 2 # RM-520, which has long telescoping arms and a self-aligning design (you would need Tow Bar Adapter # RM-031 to connect this tow bar if you have the Blue Ox base plates). The Falcon tow bar does not have integrated safety cables so for those you would want # RM-643.

A wiring kit is also necessary to power the brake lights and turn signals work on your Colorado while it's being towed, and for that you would want the Roadmaster Universal Hy-Power Diode Wiring Kit # RM-154, or Magnetic Tow Lights # TL21RK if you do not want to splice into your Colorado's wiring system.

A supplemental braking system is required by most states now, and I recommend checking out the SMI Stay-IN-Play DUO Supplemental Braking System # SM99251. The Roadmaster Stop Light Switch Kit # RM-751472 will be needed to ensure the braking system is working as intended. It will also be necessary for you to disconnect your Colorado's battery when it is being towed, and I recommend using the Roadmaster Automatic Battery Disconnect # RM-766 for that. I've added links to video reviews of many of the aforementioned products for you to check out.

Finally, you will likely need to use a high-low adapter to ensure your tow bar is level. I have included a link to each of our high-low adapters for you, as well as a link to a help article on high-low adapters which you may find useful.

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Kyle S

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