Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2018 Chevy Colorado

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Parts needed to Flat tow a 2018 Colorado 4wd

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There are a number of parts you're going to need in order to flat tow your 2018 Chevy Colorado, starting with compatible base plates. If you have Adaptive Cruise Control you will need the Blue Ox # BX1721 Base Plate Kit, and if you do NOT have Adaptive Cruise Control I recommend the Roadmaster EZ Base Plate Kit # RM-523182-5.

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 though you will need Adapter # RM-031 to use this tow bar with the Blue Ox base plates. Keep in mind you will also need safety chains # RM-643.

For wiring kit that will allow your '18 Colorado's lights to function while being towed you can use the Roadmaster 7-Wire to 6-Wire Flexo-Coil Wiring Kit # RM-15267. Since your truck needs to have its battery disconnected to flat tow I recommend using the Automatic Battery Disconnect with Switch # RM-766 with Charge Line # RM-156-25 to keep your battery charged.

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 reactivate it.

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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