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Custom Roadmaster base plates are designed to help you safely tow your vehicle. A variety of styles that allow for permanant or removable draw bars and different attachement methods will allow you to choose the system that best fits your towing needs.

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Roadmaster Base Plates 521433-1 Review

Today, we're going to be taking a look at the Roadmaster EZ Base Plate kit with removal arms. This product fits certain years and models of the Jeep Liberty. You can use the vehicle fit guide located at Etrailer.com to ensure that this is a fit for your vehicle. This base plate kit attaches to the front of your vehicle and allows you to easily connect your tow bar system so you can flat tow your vehicle. It is compatible with quick disconnects and all Roadmaster tow bars. The kit features a hidden bracket design that provides improved aesthetics compared with standard brackets.


Roadmaster XL Base Plate Kit Installation - 2007 Chevrolet HHR

Today in our 2007 Chevrolet HHR, we'll be installing the Roadmaster XL base plate kit with removable arms, part number 3141-1. All right, so here's what our base plate looks like installed. Now we're going to take our removable arms, slide them in place, and we'll secure them with the included pin and clips. With our pins secure, we now have an attachment point for our tow bar arms. Right here at the bottom of our base plate where our arm connects, we have this tab where you can insert a padlock if you want to secure your arms to your base plate so you don't have to worry about someone just pulling the pins out and taking your base plate arms and your tow bar off. It'll be a secure and locked connection.


Roadmaster EZ4 Base Plate Kit Installation - 2017 Chevrolet Spark

Today in our 2017 Chevrolet Spark we'll be having a look at and installing the Roadmaster EZ for base plate kit with removable arms. Part number RM-523185-4. Here's what our base plate looks like installed. As you can see it's nice and tucked up behind our fascia. The only part you really see sticking out in front of the fascia is our safety chain attachment points right here on either side of our license plate. That gives you your attachment point here for your electrical connector, for your towed vehicle lighting system, or a charge align, or anything of that nature that's electrically related. We have a nice attachment point right here to mount a breakaway switch, which we've utilized here today.


Blue Ox Base Plates BX1721 Review

Today, we're going to be taking a look at the Blue Ox base plate kit with removable arms. This product fits certain years and models of the GMC Canyon and Chevrolet Colorado. You can always use the vehicle fit guide located at etrailer.com to ensure that this is a fit for your vehicle. The custom fit base plates provide attachment points for your tow bar system. It allows you to flat tow your GMC Canyon or your Chevrolet Colorado. The product's fully made in the USA. Now, this specific kit from Blue Ox offers hidden reinforcement, which means that less of the bracket shows once the unit's fully installed.


Blue Ox Base Plate Kit Installation - 2016 Lincoln MKX

Today in our 2016 Lincoln MKX, we'll be installing the Blue Ox Base Plate Kit with removable arms, part number BX2659. Here's what our base plate looks like installed. As you can see it's nice and tucked up behind our bumper cover, it's very well hidden. We only have our safety cable attachment points here, and our tow-bar arm attachments there. Then we have our bracket here, where we can mount any electrical connection that we need for our towed vehicle lighting system. Now we just want to drive our vehicle normally, we don't want to tow it behind our RV. What we can do is insert these included plastic plugs into where the removable arms go, and this will help keep any dirt and debris from entering there, making it difficult for you to insert your removable arms.


Roadmaster Base Plate Installation - 2015 Chevrolet Captiva Sport

Today on our 2015 Chevrolet Captiva Sport, we're going to be taking a look at and installing the Roadmaster XL base plate kit with removable arms, part number 3151-1A. Here's what the base plate is going to look like once it's installed on the vehicle. As you can see, it maintains a nice, tight, clean appearance underneath the front fascia here as it just comes out through the lower air dam. This base plate is designed to make it nice and easy for hookup in order to put your removable arms in for attaching to the motor home. It's got a nice clean appearance here, and you've got your opening in order to put that removable arm into, and over here, this little tab with the hole in it is going to match up to the tab just like it on the removable arm. That way if you want, you can lock them together so that they can't be taken and move your vehicle. The arms are nice and easy to use.


Roadmaster Base Plates RM-521567-4 Review

Today we're going to be taking a look at the Roadmaster EZ4 base plate kit. This product fits a 2012 to 2014 Honda CRV. This is a hidden bracket design that's going to provide improved aesthetics compared to standard brackets. The EZ4 brackets sit even further back than the Roadmaster EZ and EZ2 brackets for a very clean look. The draw bars, which are these attachment points right here, these attach and remove quickly and easily. The arms actually click to lock in place in the brackets.


Roadmaster Base Plates RM-035-1 Review

Today we're going to be taking a look at the Roadmaster adapters for Jeep D-ring bumper mounts to Roadmaster motorhome mount tow bars. This product fits a 1987 to 1995 Jeep YJ, 1997 to 2006 Jeep TJ, 1987-current Jeep Wrangler, and a 2007 to current Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. You can always use the vehicle fit guide located at etrailer.com to determine whether or not these are a fit for your vehicle. Basically these adapter brackets let you use your Roadmaster tow bar to tow your off-road vehicle with bumper-mounted D-rings. These brackets attach to one-inch thick shackle mounts on the Jeep bumper that are approved for flat towing. These brackets are constructed of a durable steel construction. They're going to have a black powder-coated finish, which is going to do a great job at resisting rust and corrosion. The biggest advantage of this is that it's a very fast and simple installation. All you have to do is replace the quick disconnect from the tow bar arms with the adapter brackets.


Roadmaster Base Plates RM-035 Review

Today we're going to be taking a look at the Roadmaster adaptors for Jeep D-ring bumper mounts to Roadmaster motorhome mount tow bars. This product fits a 1987-1995 Jeep YJ, 1997-2006 Jeep TJ, 1987 to current Jeep Wrangler, 2007 to current Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. Now you can always use the vehicle fit guide located at etrailer.com to determine whether or not these are a fit for your vehicle. These adaptor brackets let you use your Roadmaster tow bar to tow your off-road vehicle with bumper mounted D-rings. These brackets attach to the 3/4" thick shackle mounts on the bumpers approved for flat towing. These units are constructed of a durable steel construction with a black powder coated finish designed to resist rust and corrosion, and the neat thing about this is it's a very fast and simple installation. What you need to do is you need to replace the quick-disconnects from the tow bar arms with the adaptor brackets. To do that, you take off the nut here on the bottom, remove that screw, place this over the tow bar arm, line up the holes and simply drop back down the screw and secure the lock nut on the bottom.


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  • Equipment Needed for Flat Towing 2016 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Behind Motorhome
  • According to my research and what I read in an online copy of the owner's manual for your 2016 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, your vehicle is capable of being flat towed without major modification. There are specific steps that must be followed addressed in the owner's manual and you'll need to follow them exactly to avoid damaging your Jeep. To complete your towing system, you'll need base plates, a tow bar, safety cables, a wiring solution to operate the taillights of the Jeep as it's being...
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  • Needed Equipment to Flat Tow 2014 Ford Explorer
  • Before attempting to flat tow your vehicle, I would suggest you consult the owners manual or with Ford for any special procedures or prohibitions regarding flat towing your vehicle. I found flat towing procedures on page 292 of the owners manual. For the 2014 Explorer Sport with the Eco Boost engine and adaptive cruise, you would want to use the Blue Ox # BX2632 base plate kit. An adapter like # RM-031 would be needed in order for the Blue Ox base plates to work with the Roadmaster Blackhawk...
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  • Complete Flat Towing Package Recommendation for a 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited
  • To tow your 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee with your motorhome there are several things that you will need. You will need a tow bar, base plate kit, safety cables, tow bar wiring, and a supplemental braking system. The tow bar installs on your motorhome and then connects to the base plates on your Jeep. I was able to find that your 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee has a gross vehicle weight of up to 6500 pounds, so a tow bar that is rated for this weight that I recommend is the Roadmaster Blackhawk...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2016 GMC Sierra 1500
  • Yes, the Blue Ox Base Plate Kit part # BX1723 has been confirmed as a fit for the 2016 GMC Sierra 1500 and would work well for you. 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 Blue Ox Aventa LX part # BX7445 that has a 10k capacity and comes with safety cables. The coiled design helps keep the cables off of the ground. For lighting you...
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  • Battery Drain When Flat Towing 2015 Ford Explorer
  • The first thing you will want to do is check the owner's manual for your vehicle. Sounds like you either need to disconnect the battery or pull a fuse(s). If the manual says you have to pull a fuse/fuses you can bypass this by installing a Roadmaster # RM76511 Fuse Bypass System. If the manual says you must disconnect the battery you can use the Roadmaster - Auto Battery Disconnect, # RM-766. It is specifically designed for vehicles that have something that drains the battery while being...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2015 Ford Edge Titanium with 3.5 Liter Motor Behind a Motor Home
  • According to the 2015 Ford Edge owner's manual you can flat tow the 2015 Edge Titanium if it has the 2.7 liter EcoBoost or 3.5 liter motor and 6-speed automatic transmission. Since you have a 3.5 liter then as long as you have the 6-speed automatic you can flat tow your Edge using Blue Ox base plates # BX2656. And for a compatible tow bar I recommend the Alpha, # BX7365. This tow bar also comes with safety cables. For lighting you can use a simple magnetic kit such as # C-ATL20A....
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  • What Parts Needed to Use a Roadmaster Falcon 5250 Tow Bar on a 2007 Jeep Wrangler for Flat Towing
  • Flat towing your Jeep Wrangler behind your Class A motor home will require the tow bar, a lighting/wiring kit, safety chains, base plates and a supplemental braking system. The linked article will give you background on each of these. The Quick Disconnect system for Roadmaster tow bars consists of both vehicle-side and tow-bar-side parts. Car-side brackets are available alone as part # RM-222 and tow bar-side brackets as part # RM-221. The complete bracket kit is part # RM-201; this...
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  • What Comes with the Adapter for Jeep D-Rings to Roadmaster Tow Bars
  • I attached a picture that shows all of the components that come with the # RM-035-1. It does not come with safety chain loops so you would have to run them to the bumper of the vehicle.
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  • How to Tow Kia Soul with Automatic Transmission
  • Since the Kia Soul with automatic transmission cannot be flat-towed with all wheels on the ground, your best option for towing your Soul is to use a towing dolly, such as the RoadMaster Tow Dolly with Electric Brakes, part # RM-2000-1. This product is adjustable to fit many vehicles, and includes electric trailer brakes, radial tires, adjustable wheel nets, tail/brake lights and a 6-way round trailer connector. Since the front wheels are kept off the ground there is no need to alter your...
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  • Recommended Base Plates and Braking System to Flat Tow A 2016 or 2017 Ford Edge
  • For a 2016 or 2017 Ford Edge, I'd recommend the Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms, # BX2667 for SE and SEL models excluding 2.0L EcoBoost. These base plates are a custom fit for specific vehicles, so depending on what vehicle trim/model you purchase, you will want to make sure you get the right base plates. I recommend the Blue Ox Patriot Radio Frequency Portable Braking System # BRK2012 for your braking needs. This is a proportional braking system that will give you full-power emergency...
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  • Installing Winch Mount & Base Plates on 2016 Jeep Wangler Unlimited 75th Anniversary
  • Blue Ox base plate kit # BX1134, which fits various versions of the 2016 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited including your 75th edition, can be installed along with a winch mount so long as they do not share the same mounting points on the vehicle. Usually on Jeeps a winch mount will attach to the bumper beam rather than the frame where base plates attach. Flat towing requires a few specific components in addition to the base plates, such as a tow bar like the Alpha # BX7365. The linked articles...
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  • Base Plates Compatible to Flat Tow a Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 75th Anniversary Edition
  • The Roadmaster EZ5 Base Plates # RM-521448-5 will not fit the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 75th Anniversay Edition. For base plates that will you can use the Roadmaster XL # 1444-1 or Roadmaster MX # 1444-3. I've attached videos with both kits installed.
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  • Difference Between Base Plate Kits for 2016 Jeep Wrangler 75th Anniversary
  • The difference between the two Roadmaster base plate kits you referenced is the design of the removable arms of the kit. The part # 1444-3 is a MX kit which does not use a crossbar and would be easier to install in my opinion. The XL part # 1444-1 uses removable arms that require attaching to a crossbar like what comes with the Roadmaster tow bars. The kit would be just as involved as the Blue Ox kit part # BX1134 as the attachment brackets are very similar. In addition to the base...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2016 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk Behind an RV Using Sterling Tow Bar
  • To start, you can use the Sterling tow bar # RM-576 with the EZ 5 base plates, # RM-521446-5, on your 2016 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk. But the cable anchors must be attached to the frame of the vehicle or welded to the receiver portion of the bracket. The crossbar is required when using the tow bar with EZ or XL base plates. It is not required on MX or MS base plates but there are only EZ base plates for your vehicle. The same goes for any Roadmaster tow bar. So it would be easier to just...
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  • Recommended Base Plates And Flat Towing Accessories For 2008 Saturn Astra
  • We do have a baseplate that will fit your 2008 Saturn Astra. It is the Blue Ox Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms # BX3333. This base plate kit will require the bumper fascia to be removed and will require some trimming. There are adapters needed to make these baseplates work with your Falcon Roadmaster All Terrain Tow Bar # . You can use the Roadmaster Tow Bar to Blue Ox Brackets Adapter # RM-031 or the Blue Ox Base Plate Adapter Brackets for Roadmaster Tow Bars # BX88151. If...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2013 Honda CR-V Behind a Motor Home
  • Blue Ox does make some good products and the Patriot # BRK2012 is one of the best braking systems you could use. It is relatively easy to install, much more so than some other braking systems out there. And it can be used with active power assist braking systems. I would go with it. I have included a link to the installation instructions for you to view. I have also included a link to an FAQ article on supplemental braking systems for you to view. For the BX2258 base plates, make...
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  • Items Needed to Flat-Tow 2014 Ram 1500 Crew Cab Laramie Limited Behind Diesel Pusher Motor Home
  • The Blue Ox Base Plate Kit # BX2409 is indeed a correct fit for your 2014 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie Limited; I confirmed this with my technical contact at Blue Ox. The Aventa LX tow bar # BX7445 you referenced is fully compatible and is the most popular choice for owners of the Dodge Ram. This tow bar includes the required safety cables. The other components you'll need for safe and legal flat-towing are a lighting/wiring kit and a supplementary braking system for your towed truck. The...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2015 Jeep Cherokee Trail Hawk
  • We have everything you would need to flat tow your 2015 Jeep Cherokee Trail Hawk behind your motorhome. First you will need a base plate kit, which for that I would recommend the Roadmaster Base Plate kit part # RM-521446-4. 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...
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  • Everything Needed to Flat Tow a 2016 GMC Canyon 4x4
  • I checked the owners manual of a 2016 GMC Canyon it states that the 4x4 models that have a Neutral and Four-Wheel Drive Low setting can be flat towed. For a base plate kit for your Canyon you would want the part # RM-523182-4 that has been confirmed as a fit. 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...
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  • Parts Needed To Flat-Tow My 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Behind Motor Home
  • To determine if it is acceptable to flat-tow your 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee, you will need to check your vehicle owners manual. I did some research and it looks like if your vehicle is 2-wheel drive with the 5-speed automatic you would need a lube pump. If you have a 2-wheel drive with an 8-speed automatic you will also need a lube pump. If you have a 4-wheel drive vehicle you will need to put the transfer case in the neutral position and you would be good. If you do not have a neutral...
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