I have a Falcon All-Terrain Tow Bar. Would the Blue- Ox base plate work with this? I plan on towing a 2000 Mitsubishi Eclipse. Thank you!
asked by: Jason
In order to use your Roadmaster Falcon All-Terrain Tow Bar, # RM-522, with Blue Ox Base Plates, you will need to use an adapter. The correct adapter is Roadmaster Tow Bar to Blue Ox Brackets Adapter, # RM-031. The correct base plates for a 2000 Mitsubishi Eclipse are # BX1941.
If your 2000 Mitsubishi Eclipse has an F4A51 or F4A42 automatic transmission, you will need to use a transmission lube pump to flat tow it.
If it has a 5 speed manual transmission, it can be flat-towed. If it has any other transmission type, you will need to consult the vehicle owners manual to determine how to tow the vehicle.
In addition to a tow bar and base plates, you will also need a few other items. You will need a set of safety cables, like # RM-643. The coiled design helps keep the cables from touching the ground.
You will also need a lighting solution. There are several lighting solutions available depending on your specific needs. I have included a link to an FAQ article that will help you choose the correct solution for your vehicle and needs.
Most states now require a supplemental braking system installed on the vehicle that is being towed. The easiest to install and use is the Roadmaster Even Brake, # RM-9400. This unit applies the vehicles brakes in proportion to how much the towing vehicle is braking. This makes for safer braking and reduces wear and tear on both vehicles.
I have included a link to our series of FAQ articles on flat towing for you.
expert reply by: Michael H
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