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Old 04-27-2015, 06:32 AM   #1
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Flat Towing a 2015 Chevy Silverado 1500 4wd

I will try to make this as short as I can. First, I have a 2012 Silverado, and have towed it with no trouble "SO FAR". Here is the Issue, My buddy, just purchased a 2015 and we have just finished installing the Blue-Ox base plate, the toad wiparing, and the "Air-Force" braking system.
Then while reading the owners manual, there is a warning about the
steering on the new truck, and that the Battery must be disconnected because of the "Electronic Steering" Do any of you out there that tow, have a 2014 or 2015 Silverado for a toad, and know why the battery needs to be disconnected? Seems to me that the radio memory would be lost, and anything inside, run be 12 volts would not operate. such as the brake indicator. I hope this makes sense and someone out there knows the answer.

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Chevy makes the same recommendation on the 2015 Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon, both of which have electric power steering. My understanding is that for some reason it's a major no-no to have the tires turn the steering rack (as while tracking behind your MH) with power still applied by the battery, even though the ignition is off. Hence, the requirement to disconnect the battery before dinghy towing. On my Colorado I do not lose radio presets when the battery is disconnected. I lose date/time and fuel economy memory, but nothing else. Most Colorado/Canyon owners are installing battery disconnect switches, either blade style or marine style. If running a 12V powered supplemental brake unit owners are wiring in a battery direct 12V plug. Toad tail light power coming from the MH. Not sure how much of this is applicable to the Silverado, but hope it helps.
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