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1990 Honda Civic Roadmaster Classic Base Plate Kit - Fixed Arms

Roadmaster Base Plates

(74 reviews)


Code:   508-1

Retail:$326.05

Price:$299.00


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1990 Honda Civic - Roadmaster Classic Base Plate Kit - Fixed Arms

Standard base plate brackets attach to your Honda Civic's frame to provide fixed attachment points for your tow bar.


Features:

  • Good-quality base plates at an economical price
  • Fixed-bar design - front arms cannot be removed
  • Computer-cut, all-steel construction provides exceptional strength
  • Black powder coat finish is durable and corrosion resistant
  • Custom base plates ensure a perfect fit for your Honda Civic
  • Compatible with Quick Disconnects and all Roadmaster tow bars
  • Instructions and mounting hardware included
  • Made in the USA
  • Limited lifetime warranty


508-1 Road Master Standard Base Plate Kit



508-1 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details 508-1 Installation instructions


Customer Reviews

Roadmaster Classic Base Plate Kit - Fixed Arms - 508-1

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (74 Customer Reviews)


Standard base plate brackets attach to your vehicle's frame to provide fixed attachment points for your tow bar.


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by: Dan05/23/2016


So far after a year of faithful service, the brackets and the tow bar are still in great working order. I have not had a single problem with them. 251227



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by: Joe Mechanical Engineer06/24/2014

Review from a similar Roadmaster Classic in Base Plates


The Real Story - The real story regarding what it takes to install the base is that it takes about 4 hours and . . - You will need a small sledge hammer to pound the unit into the frame cross tube such that the attach points are solid against the frame and align properly at the center point bottom of the frame. - You will need to remove the wheels to gain access to the side of the vehicle’s frame for drilling the attach points. - You may need to jack the car up for ground clearance, to drill the bottom hole. - I had to cut an access hole through the bumper cover to get the backing plate into the frame channel. - You will need to pry off the frame mud guard, if your car has one. - You may need to make a ruler like metal shim to hold the back plate while you screw the bottom bolt. - A 6 ft pole lever is needed to force the front of the base down and thereby pivot the back flange up to align it to the slot like hole in the frame. This area is critical so make sure the hole you drill is match centered!! - Drill small attach point holes first to make sure you have sufficient clearance on the back side, for the large washers and proper hole alignment with the base flange - If it all goes well . . plan on a 4 hour job. - The base is a real beast and could haul a Mac Truck! - It is by far the easiest base to install, of any I evaluated. - Would you recommend etrailer.com to a friend? Oh hell yes! 137381



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by: John H03/17/2015

Jeep

Review from a similar Roadmaster Classic in Base Plates


I received the Towbar and brackets complete this morning. During the interim I tried to get the bumper off to put onto my drill press once it arrives. A the Torx screws were rustlocked onto the Jeep and created a massive amount of pull to get off. First they didn't budge so I heated the screw to 700 degrees using a soldering gun (torch would also work) then I soaked for two days using WD40. To get the T55s to turn required taking the handle off the floor jack to and place the handle of my 1/2in ratchet in the handle. It worked -Just a note you will struggle with getting the bumper off. Once out and the bumper is off, put the screws in upside down about 3 threads and pour WD40 to soak in the hole. This will help you later in re-installing. Use the brackets as a template using whiteout and draw a line thru the center. You will need to start with a small still 1/2 then 3/8 then 1/2 and finally 17/32 to mount. Its easier to control the walking small bit with a centerpunch. Just a little tip to help out with the product. Biggest drawback with the bar is you cant back up (reverse thrust on the bar). Unhook and turn around then rehook. This happens where turnarounds are required and no space to make a turnaround. 179269



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by: Jim K07/01/2013

Review from a similar Roadmaster Classic in Base Plates


The product was received as expected. The brackets aligned with all points and bolted up first time. The hardware was great, except two lock washer short (but not a problem as I had extras in my parts bins) and double the number of flat washers (extras for the next project). But is was great to have all optional bolts, washers and nuts supplied. Instructions were easy to follow and complete with one excepting. I need a bracket part from the old brackets and that was not included in the instructions, but was clear as I aligned everything in the pre assembly. 86945


Comments

The brackets have performed as expected, no problems or concerns.

Jim K - 07/01/2014

5245

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by: Jeep Base Plates08/04/2013

Review from a similar Roadmaster Classic in Base Plates


These were easy to install and exactly what I needed to tow my Jeep. 93169


Comments

Can these base plates be mounted if I have a winch on the front bumper? and do you use holes already in the bumper or have to drill new ones? can a Roadmaster Falcon 2 Tow bar be connected to these mounts?Thanks Bob S.

comment by: Bob S - 01/03/2014


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That is all dependent on how the bumper mounts to the vehicle, if it is an aftermarket bumper. If it is the factory bumper, then the bolt locations should be clear. The question then becomes, how wide is the winch and will it interfere with the face of the base plates. There is a link to the instructions on the base plate page, I have linked back to it below. Check out the instructions and they will show you how and where the base plates will mount.

Patrick B - 1/14/2014



Comments

These were easy to install and were exactly what I expected. I am very pleased with this product.

Jeep B - 02/06/2015

9320



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by: rick /ny08/02/2014

Suzuki Samurai

Review from a similar Roadmaster Classic in Base Plates


made strong took about 3 hours my tow hooks on my suzuki samural were bent out so that slow me down a bit i used 5 pound sledge out bang them straight then bolts went in i turn the front wheels to the right so to drill the hole in the frame used small bit then went for larger one work out well follow direction they did work but lacking illustration .works good 144105


Comments

Its good works well

rick n - 08/02/2015

13818



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by: Tim G11/07/2014

1993 Ford Ranger

Review from a similar Roadmaster Classic in Base Plates


Product was as advertised. It arrived earlier than expected. The installation instructions were simple and easy to follow. The install had no problems. You need to center punch where you are going to drill because the surface to be drilled is not flat. You need to drill a pilot hole to ease drilling the larger hole. On the my '93 Ranger Splash the bumper came off with only the removal of 4 easy to reach nuts. A wrench is not required on the bolts as they were welded to a metal strip between them that made re-installation simple. The plastic air-dam on the bottom of the bumper can be removed easily to cut holes for the base plate to extend thru. Don't replace it until the bumper has been re-installed. 159816



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by: Glen C.04/20/2014

Review from a similar Roadmaster Classic in Base Plates


Very well made. Easily put together with decent instructions. Etrailer.com a perfect partner for an RVer. 126030


Comments

After about one year and 8,000 miles of use...,,Perfect.

Glen C - 04/20/2015

10958



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by: Henry06/01/2016

Review from a similar Roadmaster Classic in Base Plates


I received the "Classic" base plate kit (model 1528-1) for my 2000 Honda CRV about a week ago, but just had it installed by a local mechanic. Prior to installation, I inspected the package contents, and found it to contain all of the required parts. The material from which the parts were manufactured appear to be somewhat heavier and more substantial than I anticipated. The fit to my car frame was very good, and although the attachment points on this model are not the quick-release design, they are not overly obvious. I can't speak concerning performance, as we haven't had occasion to actually use it yet. 254972



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by: Chuck Thomas03/21/2011

Geo Tracker

Review from a similar Roadmaster Classic in Base Plates


I purchased a small Geo Tracker to tow behind my RV. So I needed the mounts the would allow me to tow it safely. After serching on the internet, I decided to purchase the mounts from etrailer because of low price andsimple design. (Some of them are really large.) The product was received 2 days earlier than expected. It fit like a glove. After drilling the Frame (per Instructions) the mount is as solid as if it came from the factory. What a PHENOMENOL job your company does!!! I would HIGHLEY recommend your company to anyone that needs Towing products such as this. Thanks, Chuck Thomas 10011



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by: Keith R.09/10/2013

Review from a similar Roadmaster Classic in Base Plates


Thank you for very fast delivery of the base plate kit. Once installed, the tow bar fit perfectly. I had to remove the front tire to get to the spot to more easily drill the four holes needed to install the brackets. It would be helpful to see a drawing in the instructions to assure proper installation of bolts, washers, nuts, etc., in addition to the written instructions. With careful reading, I completed the installation but "a picture is worth a thousand words." Thank you for a well-made and well designed kit. 99286



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by: Richard A.03/23/2011

Geo Tracker

Review from a similar Roadmaster Classic in Base Plates


The base plates for my older geo tracker installed as the directions indicated they would and without any unwanted surprises.The plates themselves have quality welds as well as a good apperance. After installation was complete they were even in all perspectives.This product saved me from having to cut holes into the front plastic panels that would most likely not be replaceable.I will be more at ease while towing my tracker behind my motor home 10166



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by: Edward Tan03/14/2014

Review from a similar Roadmaster Classic in Base Plates


The product fits perfectly. Installation is somewhat easy except drilling the opening on the frame. The arms are holding down very strong, good quality. 120654



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by: Stu O Guinn06/25/2016

Review from a similar Roadmaster Classic in Base Plates


This is an excellent, strong product, that fit my older model Honda CRV perfectly. We just drove cross country. Combined with a basic rigid tow bar, this is a reliable, economic light vehicle tow set up, just be sure your hitch is at the correct height so the tow bar is level, otherwise you will have twisting problems in tight turns. 264942



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by: RJ05/14/2011

Review from a similar Roadmaster Classic in Base Plates


I haven't yet installed but I will say that the delivery was prompt and the package appears to be complete as necessary and promised. Everything in the box was well packaged to protect contents (pretty impressive considering that these contents probably don't actually need a whole lot of protection by nature). Thanks. 14004



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by: Ken C.06/30/2016

Review from a similar Roadmaster Classic in Base Plates


Haven't installed these yet as I just received them yesterday. When I opened them I could see they are of the best quality as I have installed other brands before on other toad cars. Doesn't look too hard to install. Plan on doing it this week end. Very quick delivery as usual for e trailer!! 266800



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by: Rick Horak01/23/2015

Review from a similar Roadmaster Classic in Base Plates


The braces are very good. The installation was a BEAR. I had a hard time putting in the bolts that went into the frame. I finally fashioned a stick to hold the special nut plates. You should put a little wire handle on the nut plate to hold them in place when you screw the bolt in. 170912



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by: Wendell R.12/17/2010

1995 Geo Tracker

Review from a similar Roadmaster Classic in Base Plates


Tow Bar parts for my 95 Geo Tracker This company is by far the best I have ever done business with. My order was filled and delivered in less than a week from the time I entered it on line. I was kept up to date on the progress and when it was shipped. I can't say enough about them. 4310



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by: Ralph W.12/13/2014

Review from a similar Roadmaster Classic in Base Plates


my opinion is this product will do what it's supposed to , It's not perfect, but it's heavy duty. I was disappointed with the bolts and nuts that were furnished. Not having self locking nuts. It went on in the time aloted. It took two of us. I would recommend it to a friend. 165417



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by: Jeff K07/01/2014

Grand Cherokee

Review from a similar Roadmaster Classic in Base Plates


Ordered base plates for my 1998 Jeep Gand Cherokee on Thursday June 19 th they got here Monday at 6:00 got them put on that night they installed as easy as they said . Hooked up to my 34 foot RV on Wednesday and went 250 miles to Country Stampede in KS worked Awsome !!! 138628



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by: Anthony Congdon05/06/2013

Review from a similar Roadmaster Classic in Base Plates


The base plates installed very easily. No need to remove the bumper cover or any other parts to the car. However, the bolts on my tow bar are drilled 3 inches apart which is a bit wider than the bolt holes on the base plates and required extra drilling on my part. 79124



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by: Raymond M.09/19/2011

Review from a similar Roadmaster Classic in Base Plates


install went great no lift worked of garage floor 24233



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by: Jerry D.06/23/2014

Review from a similar Roadmaster Classic in Base Plates


Well made , heavy duty construction. Easy to install following instructions. Hardest part was drilling the holes, but that wasn't bad. With these, and the roadmaster towbar, and safety cables, I know my Tracker will still be there when I arrive! 137231



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by: Roger N12/20/2013

Review from a similar Roadmaster Classic in Base Plates


Thank you e trailer, I was browsing and came across your add. Did not only save me money but delivered my order a day early. I will be ordering my tracker items through your business. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year Thanks again Roger N 110663



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by: Terry A.08/14/2014

Review from a similar Roadmaster Classic in Base Plates


Just unpacked box today 8/14. Am assembling components now. Hope it is a good fit. The kit and parts are well finished and the shipment was well packaged and arrived ahead of schedule. Thanks for the great customer service on the order. 146777



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by: John M05/26/2011

Geo Tracker

Review from a similar Roadmaster Classic in Base Plates


I'm impressed by the clever design, very thick metal plates and high quality welds. Looks like it could tow two or three of my 2,200 pound Geo Trackers. Trial fit looks good, now have to drill the holes in the frame rails. 15436



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by: Dallas E08/20/2012

Review from a similar Roadmaster Classic in Base Plates


Timely arrival ... a bolt on installation that went reasonably well. Learned from our mistakes. The next installation would be much easier. All in all a good product. A recommendation for your product. 52432



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by: Mike C.08/06/2014

Review from a similar Roadmaster Classic in Base Plates


Roadmaster makes excellent products; having said that, this bracket system required much drilling to make the bolt holes line up properly. Nonetheless, the brackets are installed,an work as they should.l 144736



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by: Patricia (Dean)03/21/2011

Review from a similar Roadmaster Classic in Base Plates


Received it today. It's in good condition. Already installed, as per instructions. It looks good too. I might need to check on safety cables and lights when I get a chance. Thanks. 10055



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by: Michael West06/10/2015

Review from a similar Roadmaster Classic in Base Plates


Everything was in the box that you could ever need to install this, very easy to read instructions. Shipping was as expected. Definitely the easiest tow bracket install I have ever done 202158



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by: Dennis e.09/17/2014

Review from a similar Roadmaster Classic in Base Plates


product was shipped and delivered promptly.steven c was very helpfull selecting the right product .inststallation went very smooth.very satisfied with product and service. 151662



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by: Mark03/01/2011

Review from a similar Roadmaster Classic in Base Plates


Got the product with two drivers side bases, customer service handled it Professionally and quickly sent me the passenger side and paid for the incorrect part shipping. 8181



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by: William Adams09/04/2012

Review from a similar Roadmaster Classic in Base Plates


Received the base kit,1418-3,and was that very fast shipping.Drove the Jeep to auto body shop and had it mounted.everything worked and it fit very well. thanks William 53905



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by: Thomas02/11/2013

Review from a similar Roadmaster Classic in Base Plates


Just what I wanted, The base plate was accurately described, shipped immediately, and at a much lower price than what I was quoted from the dealer parts department. 65838



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by: Dave P10/06/2015

Review from a similar Roadmaster Classic in Base Plates


very helpful people and product was shipped fast great service is getting hard to find I am very happy with service product knowledge and product. 229323



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by: Bob06/11/2016

Review from a similar Roadmaster Classic in Base Plates


Product is simple and does its job flawlessly. Installation was quite a challenge. Service and delivery from etrailer could not have been better. 260238



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by: Jamie K10/02/2007

Review from a similar Roadmaster Classic in Base Plates


Very simple Installation. This bracket set was a lifesaver. High quality craftsmanship, just an excellent product all the way around 441



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by: Joe T01/12/2016

Review from a similar Roadmaster Classic in Base Plates


Brackets fit perfectly and are easy to install. For my 1999 Jeep TJ I also needed the adapter bar, RM-025 to fit my Reese tow bar. 235265



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by: Ray R.03/23/2011

Review from a similar Roadmaster Classic in Base Plates


The product and the company are the best I have found on the internet. The product was just as stated abd was not hard to install. 10202



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by: Ronnie. H.11/21/2013

Review from a similar Roadmaster Classic in Base Plates


Two holes had to be drilled out in the frame...just on the driver side. Other than that, it went together well...great product. 108009



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by: Charles02/05/2013

Review from a similar Roadmaster Classic in Base Plates


Received product fast. Box had the wrong instructions. Does not fit exactly as purported for my 1988.5 Samurai but works. 65006



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by: Jerry B04/29/2013

Review from a similar Roadmaster Classic in Base Plates


Product, as described. Delivered on time. Best price on internet and free shipping. IMO Roadmaster parts, way over priced. 78282



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by: 1117=108/08/2012

Review from a similar Roadmaster Classic in Base Plates


Great product, fair price, super-fast delivery, no shipping charge. I'd give you a 10 out of 10! Thanks so much. Chuck 51045



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by: Carl C03/16/2015

Review from a similar Roadmaster Classic in Base Plates


Quality seems to be good. Not enough flat washers supplied. Holes in brackets mismatch holes in frame more than stated. 178782



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by: Kerry W03/23/2015

Review from a similar Roadmaster Classic in Base Plates


Products were exactly what we had ordered. Shipping was extremely fast. Very satisfied with over-all experience. 180340



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by: James A12/20/2014

Review from a similar Roadmaster Classic in Base Plates


Excellent company t deal with, fast shipping. Installation took about and hour and a half. Seems to be well built. 166378



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by: JimK06/16/2016

Chevrolet Tracker

Review from a similar Roadmaster Classic in Base Plates


As advertised and arrived in timely manner. Exactly what I was looking for to rig my Geo Tracker for towing. 261833



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by: Scott05/30/2011

Review from a similar Roadmaster Classic in Base Plates


Easy to install. Very secure. I have also mounted a small removable cargo rack to it as well. 15699



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by: Mike M.07/19/2016

Geo Tracker

Review from a similar Roadmaster Classic in Base Plates


Good fit for Geo Tracker. Bottom holes have to be driller perfectly to align bottom bolts. 273834



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by: Dube08/11/2014

Review from a similar Roadmaster Classic in Base Plates


Awesome product. Actually took half the time to install from what the instructions said. 145815

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Ask the Experts about this Roadmaster Base Plates


  • Parts Needed to Flat-Tow My 1991 Honda Civic
  • Yes, you can use a Tow Ready Adjustable Tow Bar, 5,000 lbs, part # 63180, to tow your 1991 Honda Civic. Just keep in mind that this tow bar is rated for towing speeds of 45 miles per hour or less. A better tow bar option would be the RoadMaster Tracker Tow Bar, # RM-020, which is designed for towing long distances and more frequently. With this tow bar you will need a set of Quick Disconnects, # RM-201, to easily connect and disconnect the tow bar from the base plates. You will also...
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  • Parts Needed for a Complete Towing Setup for Flat Towing a 1994 Honda Civic
  • The RoadMaster Tracker Tow Bar, item # RM-020, can be used with all Roadmaster base plate applications. You will need to add a Roadmaster Tow Bar Quick Disconnect Kit, item # RM-201, to the Roadmaster base plates that you select to be able to easily remove the tow bar when not towing the Civic. Base plates for your 1994 Honda Civic are available. For the DX, SI and S and Hatchback models the Roadmaster Classic Base Plate Kit, # 508-1, is the correct fit. For the CX, EX, and LX models...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 1995 Honda Civic Hatchback
  • The 1995 Honda Civic hatchback requires base plates # 508-1. Make sure to consult the vehicle owners manual in the emergency towing section to make sure the vehicle can be flat towed and/or if it requires anything additional. I will be happy to send you a copy of the installation instructions. You will also need a compatible tow bar, like # RM-520, safety cables like # RM-643, a lighting solution, # C-ATL20A (for infrequent towing) or # RM-154 (for frequent towing), and a supplemental...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 1995 Honda Civic DX
  • For a base plate kit for your 1995 Honda Civic DX you would need the part # 508-1 and not the # 510-1 you referenced as it would not fit. The vehicles are different enough that you would not be able to use the # 510-1. In addition to the base plates, you will also need a compatible tow bar, safety cables, lighting, and supplemental braking to flat tow your vehicle. The most popular compatible tow bar is the Falcon 2, # RM-520. For safety cables you can use # RM-643. The coiled design...
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  • Tow Bar Recommendation for a 1990 Honda Civic with a Standard Roadmaster Base Plate Kit
  • Yes, the RoadMaster StowMaster Car-Mounted Tow Bar # RM-501 that you referenced is compatible with the Roadmaster Classic Base Plate Kit # 508-1. The StowMaster would work well for you, if it were me though I would go with a Roadmaster Falcon 2 part # RM-520. This tow bar would store on the RV so when you disconnect your 1990 Honda Civic you would fold up the tow bars on the back of your RV instead of having to remove the tow bars from your vehicle and RV every time you needed to wanted...
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