Originally Posted by dsbear
What equipment do you use to tow the '08? I will be taking delivery of my '11 Astoria want to use my '09 Silverado 4X4 as a toad but would like some info on what is needed, works, doesn't work, as the estimate to make everything work in about 5k and that seems high to me. However I'm new to this game so I'm soliciting input from those that do it. Thanks, DS
dsbear. I bought and installed the base plates and the elec, and the lights for my 2008 GMC. I use:
Blue OX base plate. Bought on ebay, new, for about 360.00, took about 2 hrs to put on the truck, including breaks.
Blue OX light kit which I installed in the tail lights of the truck. Less than 60.00 on ebay new.
I use a brake buddy, came with the motorhome. I did wire the system to the motorhome, uses no power from the truck. This also includes the system that warns you when the brakes are operating, and the break away switch.
Blue OX Adventa tow bar, 10k rated, truck is 6200 lbs. Came with the motorhome. Break away cables also came with the motorhome.
I am very pleased with this system, I did not have to go out and buy everything. I bought the motorhome in a divorce deal and I got a lot of extras because they just wanted it out of their lives.
Not very hard to install, just a little crawling around under the truck, running wires and installing base plates. They attach where the tow hooks go on the front of the truck, all you need is a good breaker bar and torq wrench. Easy instructions.
I had time on my hands, and I just felt that I would give it a try.
GMC is easy to tow. I also use the truck bed for the motorcycle.