Flat Tow Setup – Buick Envision


Join us In The RV Shop as the techs from California RV Specialists installed a Blue Ox RV Flat Towing System on a 2017 Buick Envision. Are you looking to setup a flat tow vehicle? You have come to the perfect spot!

2017 Buick Envision In The RV Shop getting base plate installed

California RV Specialists sells and installs all the top towing packages, braking systems, tow bars, base plates and wiring kits in the industry. When it comes to towing a recreational vehicle, it’s important to have the right equipment to keep your family and others safe on the road. California RV Specialists wants to express that safety is priority number one when it comes to installation and the products we use.

During installation the front noise of the vehicle all have to be removed for base plate installation picture taken during installation at California RV Specialists

This customer decided to go with the Blue Ox brand that has a solution for everything you want to tow. From there award winning tow bars and innovative vehicle base plates and much more.

Picture taken during the installation by California RV Specialists


To provide you with an accurate estimate we will need to know the following information:

  • Tow vehicle information including:
    • Year
    • Make
    • Model
    • Edition
    • If you have an aftermarket bumper installed (you will need to provide a picture of the bumper or bring your tow vehicle by).
  • Motorhome information:
    • Year
    • Make
    • Model
    • Chassis brand including gas or diesel.


Each flat tow setup is unique, meaning these are special order parts.  We do require a deposit on all parts to get these items ordered.  Labor will be due at the completion of the installation.

Once we have received all parts, we will call you to schedule an appointment.  This appointment will be for the vehicle being towed, not your motorhome.  On average, we will need your tow vehicle for 3-days minimum.  90% of labor is spent on the tow vehicle itself.

Whether you drop your motorhome off at the same time as the tow vehicle or schedule it for a few days later, once the work on the tow vehicle is complete, we will then need your motorhome to complete the tow package.  This allows us time to check for any adjustments that need to be made for height difference between the motorhome and tow vehicle, we also fully test the braking system for proper operation.  Additionally, if your motorhome has a diesel engine, we will need to install an expansion tank.    Allowing us time with both vehicles ensures your vehicles are safe for towing and ensures a seamless demonstration at pick-up time!

Finally, you will be scheduled for pick-up with a full demonstration.  Feel free to record the demonstration and ask questions.  We take pride in the work that we do and want to ensure you feel confident and safe towing your vehicle.

Contact Ashley or Sam at 209-263-7040 for more information and to help you get you vehicle ready for the road!

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