Recommended Parts to Flat Tow a 2018 Ford C-Max Hybrid

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Hello, We are purchasing a 2018 Ford C Max hybrid and would like your latest recommendations for flat towing, to include towing, braking, etc. Thank you

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There are a number of parts you're going to need in order to flat tow your 2018 Ford C-Max Hybrid, starting with compatible base plates. I recommend the Roadmaster EZ2 Base Plate Kit # 524432-1. For a tow bar I recommend going with the Roadmaster Falcon 2 Tow Bar # RM-520 because of how easy the tow bar is to connect to the base plates as well as its long arms, which make it easier to maneuver when towing; you will also need safety chains # RM-643.

For wiring kit that will allow your vehicle's lights to function while being towed you can use the Roadmaster Universal Hy-Power Diode Wiring Kit # RM-154. A supplemental braking system is a requirement in most states and I highly recommend the SMI Stay-IN-Play # SM99251 for this. This is a proportional braking system which is a one-time install which you can leave in so you'll never have to deactivate or re-activate it.

Finally, it is likely you will need a high-low adapter such as # RM-076 to keep your C-Max level with your tow vehicle. The adapter you need is going to depend on some measurements you'll need to take. I have added a link to a help article on high-low adapters which explains the measurements you'll need, as well as a link to our page with our selection of adapters. I've also attached links to video reviews and installs of the other aforementioned parts for you to take a look at.

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