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Do Demco Base Plates for a 2006 Hummer H3 have a Weight Capacity Rating


What is the weight capacity for this bracket?


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Demco Classic Base Plate Kit # DM9518193 is rated for the gross vehicle weight rating of the 2006 to 2010 Hummer H3 or 2009 to 2010 Hummer H3T. So in other words, since it is a custom part designed for specific vehicles, it doesn't have a stand alone capacity. It has the capacity for the vehicles for which it was designed. This is the case for any set of base plates.

For a compatible tow bar I recommend the Excali-Bar # DM9511013. This tow bar is rated for 10,500 pounds and comes with safety cables as well so you won't have to add them separately.

For lighting a popular option is diode kit # RM-154. Or you could also use a simple magnetic kit such as # RM-2120. I have linked a video showing an example installation of the diode kit.

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.

The # RM-88400 relay is required to prevent the towed vehicle's brake signal from overriding the turn signal from the RV when applying the brakes during a turn. The RM-88400 relay is not required when using magnetic tow lights.

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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