For more information, please read "Towing 101"
An Introduction to Towing with an RV
In order to properly tow your vehicle with a tow bar, a minimum of five items are required:
- Tow hitch
- Tow bar
- Base plate
- Safety cables
- Taillight kit or light bar
Other items may be added to improve security, convenience and handling. Automatic recommends these items:
- Supplemental braking system (Autostop, Toadstop, Brakesafe, SCV, Brakemaster)
- KarGard or RV Underskirt Vehicle Protector
- Locking pins
- Tow bar cover
- Speedometer Disconnect
Additional accessories are available to make towing your vehicle as easy as possible.
Most vehicles on the road today can be towed "four-wheels down." Cars with manual transmissions are the easiest to tow. These require little or no modification be towing. Some automatics like the newer Chevy Cavaliers, Chevy Malibus, Pontiac Sunfires and all Saturn vehicles, as well as many four-wheel drives are also designed for towing with no modifications. However, most vehicles with automatic or four-wheel drive transmissions require a lubrication pump or driveline disconnection before towing. Ask your local car dealer if you're unsure of your vehicle's towing requirements.
- Read and follow all instructions.
- Make sure restraints are installed correctly and are in good condition.
- Use RV-actuated tail lights or light bar on the towed vehicle.
- Make sure hitch is snugly engaged and the safety pin is in place to prevent accidental unhitching.
- Inspect all lights at the rear of the towed vehicle.
- Don't let anyone ride in a towed vehicle.
- Use an S.A.E. Class II hitch for vehicles up to 3,500 pounds.
- Use an S.A.E. Class III hitch for vehicles up to 5,000 pounds.
- Make sure all safety decals are readable.
If your vehicle is a 2002 or newer model and you do not find it in our fit list, please contact Blue Ox at (402) 385-3051 for information regarding our special customer fit program.
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