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Recommended Flat Towing Equipment For A 2021 Chevy Silverado 1500 Trail Boss

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40foot Dutch Star and a Silverado Trail Boss. What tow Bar? Blue OX or Hercules with ready brake?

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To flat tow your 2021 Chevy Silverado 1500 Trail Boss you'll need to review the owner's manual to ensure your specific model can be flat towed. You'll need a tow bar, tow bar wiring kit, base plate, braking system, and safety cables to complete your setup. I have the following recommendations for you below:

Tow Bar: Blue Ox Ascent Non-Binding Tow Bar - Motorhome Mount - 2" Hitch - 7,500lbs Item # BX4370. This tow bar has a non-binding latches make it easy to unhook tow bar on any terrain and swivel function that makes it easy to connect, even on unlevel ground.

Tow Bar Wiring Kit: Roadmaster Universal Hy-Power Diode Wiring Kit Item # RM-154. This wiring kit will splice into your vehicle's wiring to signal using the tail lights instead of having to run magnetic lights to the rear of your vehicle every time you need to tow it.

Base Plate: Blue Ox Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms Item # BLU54VR. The removable bracket arms, provide a clean, unobtrusive look when your car is not being towed and will attach to the tow bar I recommended with no adapters needed.

Braking System: Brake Buddy Select 3 Portable Supplemental Braking System - Proportional Item # HM39524. This system offers intense, emergency braking or steady, smooth braking in a single portable system. Easily switch between proportional or full braking using the remote from your RV.

Safety Cables: Blue Ox 7' Safety Cables - 7,500lbs - Qty 2 Item # BX88196. The coiled design helps prevent the cables from dragging on the ground and being damaged.

Flat towing your vehicle will require the battery to be disconnected so if you would like to make it as easy as flipping a switch then you can install the Roadmaster Automatic Battery Disconnect with Switch for Towed Vehicle w/ Supplemental Braking System Item # RM-766.

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