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Parts and Accessories Needed for Flat Towing 2019 Ford Fiesta

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What parts will I need to flat tow my 2019 Ford Fiesta Behind my 2018 Class C Thor Compass.

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To successfully flat tow your 2019 Ford Fiesta behind your Class C motorhome, you'll need a towbar, safety cables, base plates, a supplemental braking system, a wiring solution for the towed vehicle taillights, and possibly a few other items.

For a towbar, the Roadmaster # RM-522 Falcon All-Terrain Towbar would be an excellent choice. The towbar is self centering and self locking, allowing you to easily hook up or detach the vehicle on uneven terrain.

The base plates needed will depend on the model of vehicle. For a non ST model, without the turbo engine use # RM-524438-5 for a the turbo engine, use # RM-524441-4. For safety cables, use # RM-643.

Although there are several wiring solutions available, the most popular and easiest to use once installed is the Roadmaster # RM-15267. If the vehicle has an automatic transmission, you'll also need the battery quick disconnect, part # RM-766.

For a supplemental brake system, I like the Invisibrake # RM-8700 if you're planning on keeping the vehicle for awhile. Once installed, the system is very unobtrusive and works great. You'd also need the # RM-88400 relay. If you don't hang on to a vehicle for long something more portable like the # RM-9400 Brake Master would be a better choice. With this system, you'd also need the # RM-751450 stop light switch and the # RM-9332 12 volt outlet.

When the base plates are installed, they'll be approximately 21-1/4 inches off the ground. If the height of the hitch receiver on your motorhome is NOT within 3 inches of that height, you'd need the appropriate hi/lo adapter to place it within 3 inches +/- of level. I've linked you to our selection of adapters.

I'll link you to some help articles that further explain how all the systems work together for a great flat-towing experience.

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