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Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2019 Cadillac Escalade


2019 Cadillac Escalade. Has the adaptive cruise control. Flat tow parts, everything I need. Go.


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In order to flat tow your 2019 Cadillac Escalade (with the Adaptive Cruise Control) behind an RV with all 4 wheels on the ground you will need a base plate kit, a tow bar, safety cables, a lighting solution, a supplemental braking system, and likely a high-low adapter to keep everything level. I will list out my recommendations and go into my reasoning a bit more in detail below.

Base Plate Kit - Roadmaster Direct-Connect # RM-523179-5 (which IS compatible with Adaptive Cruise Control)
Tow Bar - Roadmaster BlackHawk 2 All Terrain # RM-422
Safety Cables - # RM-653
Lighting - Roadmaster Flexo-Coil Wiring Kit # RM-15267
Supplemental Braking System - SMI Air Force One # SM99243 for RV air brakes or SMI Stay-IN-Play DUO # SM99251 for RV hydraulic brakes
Quick Battery Disconnect (optional) # RM-766

The Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit offers a streamlined design with hidden brackets that let you maintain a clean look on the Escalade when you aren't towing and the Blackhawk 2 All Terrain Tow Bar features non-binding and self-aligning functions to ease the process of both hooking up and actually driving down the road. Its robust 10,000 pound capacity matches up well to larger vehicles like yours as well. The Roadmaster Diode Kit lets you wire the vehicle so that it accepts the RV's basic signal lights during travel and the diodes prevent any feedback. I really like the SMI Braking Systems because after the initial installation they require a simple and quick plug-in process each time you're ready to tow again and stay hidden and out of the way when you're not.

The Quick Battery Disconnect will help speed up the process of disconneting your battery before flat towing, which is required on your Escalade (check your owner's manual).

As mentioned at the beginning of this answer you will also likely need a high-low adapter. I have attached a great article that explains how to choose the best one for your setup along with a link that will take you to our available selection. I have also included video demonstrations and instruction manuals for the products mentioned.

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Chris R

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