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Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2008 Hummer H3 Behind a Motor Home

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I want to buy one of your tow bars and attach it by simply removing the bolts and tow hooks and replacing the towbar in the yolk. Do you have experience with this type of set up for the Hummer H3?

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Tow bars are meant to attach to base plates which mount to the frame of the vehicle. They are not meant to attach directly in place or or to the tow hooks or tow hook mounts on a vehicle. Your 2008 Hummer H3 may be constructed to be pulled from those hooks (check owners manual to be sure) but there is no tow bar or adapter that will work for this application.

To flat tow the H3 start with base plates, # DM9518193. They will provide the proper attachment point for the tow bar. They do basically install the way that you want them to. With these base plates installed you can use the Demco Dominator tow bar # DM9511008 which is rated up to 7,500 pounds and includes safety cables which you will also need.

Next you will need a lighting kit. I recommend a simple magnetic kit, # RM-2120. With this kit, set up is quick and easy and you will not have to cut into the vehicle wiring for installation.

And finally, most states now require supplemental braking on the vehicle being flat towed. You can use the Invisi-Brake, # RM-8700 with brake light relay # RM-88400.

Be sure to consult your vehicle owners manual to make sure it can be flat towed and for any special procedures and requirements. I have included two helpful links on flat towing for you.

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