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How to Flat-Tow a 2015 Fiat 500

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I am very new to RVing and would like to know what set-up is best recommended for flat towing a 2015 Fiat 500 Sport non-Turbo manual . I read a similar Q and A on this site, but I was uncertain of the month/year of the post and the model was a 500L not sure if that changes much. Thank you in advance and I look forward to your recommendation.

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In order to flat-tow a 2015 Fiat 500 with all four wheels on the ground behind a motorhome you are going to need a tow bar, base plate kit, safety cables, tail light wiring harness, supplemental braking system, and possibly a high-low adapter. There may also be a few other smaller components that are needed depending on the options the vehicle is equipped with.

For a tow bar, I recommend the Roadmaster Nighthawk All Terrain Tow Bar part # RM-676. The Nighthawk is one of the best tow bars we offer. It has a non-binding and self-aligning design which makes for an extremely easy hookup. It also comes with safety cables and a wiring extension. This towbar is then compatible with the Roadmaster EZ2 Base Plate Kit part # 522013-1A. The EZ2 Base Plate Kit is a custom fit for your Fiat 500 and will provide you with removable arms which makes for a clean look while not in tow.

Then for a flat-tow wiring harness I recommend the Curt Towed-Vehicle RV Harness part # C58911. This kit is almost completely plug and play. In order to then make the harness compatible with the wiring extension on the Nighthawk tow bar you will need to cut off the 4-way and wire the 6-way connector which comes with the tow bar.

For a supplemental braking system, I recommend the SMI Stay-IN-Play DUO Supplemental Braking System part # SM99251. I like this system because it is a one time setup and everything will be hidden once installed. In order for this system to operate properly in your vehicle you will also need to use the Roadmaster Stop Light Switch Kit part # RM-751455.

Finally, you may or may not need to use a high-low adapter. In order to determine if there is a need to use one measure from the ground to the center of the base plate kit on the vehicle and compare that distance to the measurement from the ground to the top of the inside edge of your trailer hitch on the motorhome. If this distance is not within 3" of one another then you want to use a high-low adapter which I have attached a list of for you in addition to several other review videos on the above products.

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Conner L

Question:

I previously inquired about the flat towing a 2015 Fiat 500 non turbo. I received a great answer and recommendation from Conner L thanks again Conner. Do any of the previous recommendations change in regards to towing a 2013 Fiat 500 Turbo? Thanks in advance for your guidance. Respectfully

asked by: Joshua

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The above components which were originally listed for a 2015 Fiat 500 Sport will all fit a 2013 Fiat 500 Turbo. There will be no changes as they are the best of the best in regards to flat-towing equipment. Please let me know if you need further clarification or have any more questions as I would be glad to help.

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