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Blue Ox Base Plate Kit Recommendation for 2018 Chevy Spark with Manual Transmission


I just purchased a 2018 Chevy Spark LS Manual transmission for use as a toad. How do I determine if this vehicle has Active Air Shutters before ordering a Blue Ox base plate.


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The 2018 Chevy Spark EV has the active air shutters so the Blue Ox base plate kit part # BX1725 will work well for you.

For a tow bar the Blue Ox part # BX7380 would be a great option that would fit and work well too.

For lighting you can use the diode kit, # RM-15267, and not have to worry about cutting into the taillight housing. This will splice into your taillight wiring to allow your tow vehicle to control the taillight assemblies of the towed vehicle. This comes with a round 6-way connector that you will install on the front of your towed vehicle and enough coiled wire to go from there to the RV.

And finally, most states now require supplemental braking in the vehicle being flat towed. The easiest system to set up and use is the Blue Ox Patriot # BLU37TR, that applies 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.

Most likely you will also need a high low adapter so that the tow bar will be level when you are flat towing. I attached a link to a page that has all of the ones we carry.

I have included a couple of helpful links to our articles on flat towing for you. Be sure to consult the vehicle owners manual for more specific information on flat towing your vehicle.

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