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Can A Chevy Be Flat Towed?

Flat Tow a Chevy

If you’re looking for a new truck or SUV to upgrade your adventures and four-down tow behind an RV or motorhome, you might be wondering if you can flat tow a Chevy. The answer is yes; you can flat tow most Chevy vehicles equipped with a manual transmission and/or four-wheel-drive.

What Does “Flat Towing” Mean?

The terms “flat towing,” “dinghy towing,” and “four-down towing” all mean the same thing: the vehicle you’re towing behind your RV or motorhome is rolling along on its own four tires and not attached to a trailer.

When using an RV or HD truck to pull a second vehicle, flat towing is a great alternative to using two-wheel tow dollies or four-wheeled trailers. This is because your towing vehicle won’t need to pull as much weight, so you’re less likely to run the risk of exceeding the towing capacity of the lead vehicle.

Can I Flat Tow a Chevy?

Yes, you can flat tow Chevy Silverado 1500 trucks when they’re equipped with four-wheel drive and a two-speed transfer case system. Popular Chevy Silverado trucks for flat towing are the 2019 and 2020 Silverado 1500, 2500, and 3500. However, if you’re looking to flat tow a Chevy Trax, it won’t be possible. Even if you have the AWD version, the Chevy Trax is not equipped for four-down towing.

What about flat towing a Chevy Spark, you ask? Yes, you can flat tow a Chevrolet Spark when it is equipped with a manual transmission. You can only tow a Chevy Spark equipped with an automatic transmission when all four wheels are off the ground.

Which Chevrolets Can You Flat Tow and From Which Years?

The most popular options for flat towing a Chevy are the 2019 and 2020 Silverado trucks for sale at our Chevy dealership, but most four-wheel-drive Chevy trucks can be dinghy towed.

Does that mean you can flat tow a Chevy Colorado? Yes, you can flat tow a Chevrolet Colorado truck when properly equipped but not all Chevy Colorado trucks can be flat towed. You need to make sure your new Chevy Colorado lease deal is equipped with 4×4 capability, neutral gear, and a four-wheel-drive low setting.

Can you flat tow a Chevy Equinox? Yes, some 2018 Chevy Equinox models can be flat towed when properly equipped, as well as the 2021 Chevy Equinox Premier models.

If you are unsure whether or not you can flat tow your Chevy, the best thing to do is consult your vehicle’s owner’s manual or call our dealership’s service department. We can help you figure out if you can flat tow your vehicle or if it needs to be dolly towed.

How to Flat Tow a Chevy

Now that you know about flat towing a Chevrolet and which models and years and can be flat towed, you might be starting to wonder about what parts and equipment you need to flat tow a vehicle.

After you lease or buy a Chevy, you’ll want to swing by our parts department and pick up a few parts for flat towing. The most popular items for flat towing are an automatic battery disconnect switch and a supplemental braking system to help your vehicle manage the extra weight of a second vehicle when stopping.

Steps for Flat Towing a Chevy Silverado

To flat tow a 2019 or 2020 Chevy Silverado with a two-speed transfer case, you’ll want to put the vehicle into neutral gear. The first step will be to start the vehicle and make sure you are in 2WD High Mode. Next, shift to neutral, then set the parking brake.

Then, in fewer than 10 seconds, press the 2WD High button on the dashboard five times in rapid succession. A red “N” will appear on the 2WD High button to let you know that the vehicle is ready to be flat towed.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you flat tow a Chevy Trax?

If you’re shopping for base plate kits, battery disconnect switches, safety cables, tow bars, wiring kits, or high-low adapters for a Chevy Trax and are having a hard time finding the parts you need for flat towing, that’s because it’s not possible to flat tow a Chevy Trax. The FWD Chevy Trax requires a tow dolly behind an RV or HD dually truck.

Can the Chevy Spark be flat towed?

Yes, the Chevy Spark can be flat towed or dinghy towed, but only when the vehicle is equipped with a manual transmission. Only the manual transmission Chevy Spark models are equipped for four-down towing. If you’re shopping for a small Chevrolet that can be flat towed, we also suggest the Chevy Equinox. Let our dealership know if you need any help with equipping your vehicle for flat towing.

Can a Chevy Equinox be flat towed?

Yes, many Chevy Equinox models are capable of being flat towed behind an RV or Heavy Duty dually pickup truck. The Chevy Equinox is flat towable at the front of the vehicle and requires special tow bars for flat towing. Consult with our parts department to make sure you have the parts you need for dinghy towing before trying to set out.

Can you flat tow a Chevy Silverado?

Yes, many Chevy Silverado trucks are capable of being flat towed behind an RV or second vehicle. Many popular 2019, 2020, and 2021 Chevy Silverado 1500 trim models are equipped with the two-speed transfer case and neutral gear required for dinghy towing behind a motorhome. For steps on how to flat tow a 2019 or 2020 Chevy Silverado with a two-speed transfer case, feel free to contact our team.


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