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All Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2014 Ford Flex  


What products would I need to purchase to be able to tow my 2014 Ford Flex AWD four wheels down behind a 40’ Diesel Motorhome with air brakes? 1999 Fleetwood American Dream


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There are a number of parts you're going to need in order to flat tow your 2014 Ford Flex, starting with compatible base plates. I recommend the Roadmaster EZ5 Base Plate Kit # RM-524435-5. 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 Flex'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 because your 1999 Fleetwood American Dream has air brakes, I highly recommend the SMI Air Force One # SM99243 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 reactivate it. You will need to use Roadmaster Brake-Lite Relay Kit # RM-88400 along with your supplemental braking system to prevent your Flex's brake signal from overriding the turn signal from your Fleetwood when using your brakes while turning.

Finally, it is likely you will need a high-low adapter such as # RM-076 to keep your tow bar 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.

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