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Old 05-27-2012, 07:52 AM   #1
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Can the HHR-SS be flat towed?

We are presently towing a 2000 Pontiac Sunfire GT convertible and are looking at Chevy HHR's. The model we want is the 2008-2010 SS. Blue Ox does not show a base plate for this model; however they do not show one for our Pontiac either and their base plate fit without modification.
Has anyone done this with the HHR-SS with automatic transmission?
Thanks in advance, DACOTAH
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Old 05-27-2012, 07:54 AM   #2
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We are presently towing a 2000 Pontiac Sunfire GT convertible and are looking at Chevy HHR's. The model we want is the 2008-2010 SS. Blue Ox does not show a base plate for this model; however they do not show one for our Pontiac either and their base plate fit without modification.
Has anyone done this with the HHR-SS with automatic transmission?
Thanks in advance, DACOTAH
I wouldn't think that the SS model would make a difference. There are a lot of us towing HHR's. They're a great tow car.
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Here is a base plate for HHR Ss w/ turbo http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B004RC...dir_mdp_mobile
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I don't see why you could not tow the HHR Ss. I think the only difference is a little more hp. Been towing 09 HHR LT and couldn't ask for better. Make sure you install a fuse switch before you tow it.
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HHR-SS.....Solved!!

Thanks, CLIFFTALL, that is the info that I needed. The reason for my interest in the SS model is, you guessed it, the awesome motor, brakes, suspension, and trim package. There are not to many light weight toads with 260 HP turbo motors and all the special stuff. Even the fuel economy is great if you drive conservatively. As always, IRV 2 is a site full of knowledgeable RVers like yourself. Thanks again, DACOTAH
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You're welcome and also as has been posted , get the fuse switch as the # 8 fuse needs to be pulled and that is a PITA if you don't have one of these http://www.rv-partsplus.com/RVing%20FuseSwitch/5/0
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I have a 2006 HHR with auto. trans. It has been flat towed for 5 years. No problem. You do need to pull one fuse and place the ignition switch in the first position above OFF. I bought a special switch with fuse holder and wiring for $30 or so that you simply turn the toggle switch on before towing and off after towing--no longer need to pull the fuse!
Roadmaster makes a base plate that is made for the HHR. Also the Roadmaster Sterling
towbar set up is very easy to connect and disconnect---it costs a little more, but to me it is definitely worth it. Good luck!
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I tow an HHR also. I just checked the Blue Ox Website. Enter 2010 Chevrolet HHR and you will see a baseplate for the SS model. The Remcotowing website also says the HHR is towable as is.....does not rule out the SS model. Other advice I've received is to install fuse switch for fuse #8 and to turn off the auto headlights switch.
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