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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 EZ5 Base Plate Kit Installation - 2015 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

Today on our 2015 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, we are going to take a look at and show you how to install the Road Master EZ5. This is a removable arm base plate kit. It's Part Number is RM-521448-5. Now here is what the base plate is going to look like once you get it installed on your vehicle. Really nice clean looking setup here on the front of the jeep. It doesn't really come down any lower than what the air damn does. We used all existing holes in the frame so no drilling was required.


Roadmaster XL Base Plate Kit Installation - 2012 Ford Edge

Today, on this 2012 Ford Edge, we're going to show you the Roadmaster XL Base Plate Kit with Removable Arms, part number 4408-1. This is what the base plate looks like when it's installed on the Ford Edge. While you can see, when it's not being towed, the receiver ends here on passenger side and of course one on the driver side. It does require some cutting around the plastic fascia in the grill right here. Other than that, there's very little to show on our base plate. This tab right here with the hole is designed for your safety chain cables.


Roadmaster EZ5 Base Plate Kit Installation - 2014 Honda CR-V

Today on this 2014 Honda CRV, we're going to show you the Roadmaster EZ5 Base Plate Kit, part number RM-521567-5. This is what the base plate looks like when it's installed on the Honda CRV. What's nice is that it fits in the existing holes right here, so there's no modifications needed to the outside of the vehicle. We have our receiver openings right here with the removable arms that go in there that your tow bar eventually connects up to. You'll also have some tabs right here for your safety chains or cables. If we move over to the center, we have two supports here for your electrical connections. This will work with a four pole, six pole or even seven pole connector.


Roadmaster EZ4 Base Plate Kit Installation - 2014 Chevrolet Sonic

Today I have a 2014 Chevrolet Sonic. We are going to show you the Roadmaster EZ4 Base Plate Kit, Part No. 523173-4. This is what the Roadmaster EZ4 Base Plate looks like once it is installed on our Sonic. Not much really sticking out from the grill located right here. Here is one of the openings for one of the arms that goes into place. You also has a point here for your safety chains, as well.


Roadmaster EZ Base Plate Kit Installation - 2015 GMC Terrain

Today on our 2015 GMC Terrain we'll be installing the Roadmaster EZ Base Plate Kit with removable arms, part number 523163-1. This is what your road master base plate will look like installed on your GMC Terrain. It has the quick disconnect arms here, easy access to your safety chain cables, so you can hook it up to your RV. Nice clean look here and it doesn't require any trimming. Pretty easy installation, you just got to take the fascia off, remove the bumper core, and bolt your new base plate into place. When you're not using it, it really gives your vehicle a nice clean look, not having a big bulky base plate sticking out, and you can remove your safety cables, or you just tuck them here behind your fascia and zip tie them. To start our install, we need to remove the fascia. To do that, we'll first raise the hood. There are eight fasteners that we need to remove here on the top side of our fascia.


Blue Ox Base Plate Kit Installation - 2015 Jeep Cherokee

Today on a 2015 Jeep Cherokee we're going to show you the Blue Ox base plate kit, part number BX1135. This is what the base plate looks like when it's installed on the vehicle. There's very little showing. Most of it sits behind the grill. We have a receiver for our tab that will connect it to the tow bar. To install the tab take this edge, line it up horizontally, and push in place.


Blue Ox Base Plate Installation - 2013 Jeep Liberty

Today on our 2013 Jeep Liberty, we're going to review and install the Blue Ox Base Plate Kit with Removable Arms, part number BX1131. Now here's what our base plate is going to look like once it's installed. Currently, our base plate is set up not to be used, as we have the cups that are installed into the base plate openings. We can remove the cup and install the removable tab or arm. The tab will slide into the opening, rotate, push in, which you'll notice, pushes out on the pin that's spring loaded, will rotate, and it locks into position, holding the removable arm or tab into the base plate. This will allow us, then, to hook up to our tow bar.


Blue Ox Base Plate Installation - 2010 Ford Escape

Today on our 2010 Ford Escape, we're going to review and install the Blue Ox Base Plate with removable arms, part number BX2605. Here's what our base plate will look like once it's installed. To use our base plate, we'll simply remove the plastic cups that go into the receiver tubes when it's not in use. Then we can take our removable arm, slide it into the receiver tube until the detente pin is depressed and rotate it until it locks into position. Same thing here on the other side. Then once we're finished towing our vehicle, we want to take out the removable arms, we'll simply pull back on the detente pin and rotate it to unlock. We can put our plastic cups back into the receiver tube, to help keep that dirt, dust and debris out of the receiver tube. A couple of the really nice features about our base plate is how easy it is to install and equipped with it, our chain hold downs, or cable hold downs on each side.


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  • Tow Bar, Base Plate, Wiring, Braking System to Flat Tow 2003 Subaru Impreza and 1998 Toyota 4Runner
  • I spoke with my contact at Roadmaster and Base Plate Kit, # 916-1 is the correct base plate kit for your 2003 Subaru Impreza. The Base Plate Kit, # 1148-1, is the correct kit for your 1998 Toyota 4Runner. The RoadMaster Falcon 2 Tow Bar, # RM-520, that you mentioned is a good, economical choice with many great features like a quick disconnect system, telescoping arms for easy hookup, and a full length steel cross bar to help support your vehicle frame. As for a towing kit, I recommend...
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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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  • Recommended Components For Flat-Towing 2015 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
  • We do offer base plates that are designed to work with a 2015 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited as long as it has factory bumpers installed. When flat-towing there are 5 items needed. You will need base plates, a tow bar, safety cables, lighting for the towed vehicle, and most states not require a supplemental brake system. I recommend either the Roadmaster part # RM-521448-5 and part # RM-521448-4. These will not work with the 10th Anniversary Rubicon or Call of Duty Edition. The tow bar...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2015 Mini Cooper Behind a Motor Home
  • I will be happy to help you get the parts needed to flat tow your 2015 Mini Cooper behind your motor home. The first thing you will need is base plates. For your 2015 Mini Cooper use # BX1307. I have linked a video showing how they install. Next you will need a compatible tow bar. The tow bar I recommend the most is the Alpha, # BX7365. This tow bar does include another item you will need, safety cables. I have linked a video review of the tow bar as well. Next you will need lighting....
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  • What Parts are Needed to Flat Tow a 2012 Ford Focus
  • The Roadmaster Base Plates, # 524430-1, are a fit for the 2012 Ford Focus SE. These base plates will not work on ST models. Also, if the vehicle has the adaptive cruise control feature, it cannot be flat towed. Adaptive cruise control uses a forward facing radar that detects other vehicles in front of the vehicle and adjusts the speed accordingly. You will also want to consult the vehicle owners manual on how the vehicle should be towed. Some vehicles will accrue mileage when flat towed,...
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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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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2012 Honda CR-V Behind a Motor Home
  • I will be happy to help you with the parts you will need to start the next chapter in your lives. There are at least 5 things you will need to flat tow your 2012 Honda CR-V: base plates, tow bar, safety cables, lighting, and supplemental braking. For base plates the most popular option are the Roadmaster EZ4 base plates # RM-521567-4. I have linked a video showing how these base plates install. For a compatible tow bar the most popular option is the Falcon 2 # RM-520. I have linked...
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  • Base Plates and Tow Bar Recommendation for 2005 Honda Civic LX
  • The base plates we offer for the 2005 Honda Civic are specific to the version of the car. Since you do not have a hybrid, SI or SIR model you can use Roadmaster EZ Base Plates # 521537-1 which have removable arms that will help prevent bumps to your shins. The written instructions and an installation video are linked for you. All of the base plates we offer for the various versions of the car cost pretty much the same. There is no entry-level base plate that costs substantially less...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2015 GMC Yukon XL Denali Behind a Motor Home
  • You could always install a automatic battery disconnect, # RM-765, which will keep power going to the vehicle battery as long as it is connected to the motor home. But I cannot recommend going against what the owners manual says on your 2015 Yukon Denali. We currently do not have any fuse bypasses listed for the 2015. Most likely, when the key is in the correct position for flat towing there is something that would drain the battery unless the battery is disconnected. Hence the manual...
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  • Components Needed to Flat-Tow a 2015 GMC Yukon XL With Adaptive Cruise
  • Flat towing a vehicle requires base plates, a tow bar, safety cables, a lighting/wiring kit and in most states a supplemental braking system to operate the dingy's brakes. Each of these items is detailed in the linked article. According to my contact at Blue Ox the correct base plate kit for your 2015 GMC Yukon XL with adaptive cruise is # BX1718. A tow bar that will work well with these plates is the Blue Ox Aventa LX Tow Bar # BX7445 which includes safety cables. Since your vehicle...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2014 Honda CR-V
  • Yes, I checked with Roadmaster and base plates # 521567-1 are listed as a fit for the 2014 Honda CR-V, all models, but excluding models that have a brushguard or extra bumper trim package. You will also need a compatible tow bar. The Falcon 2, # RM-520, is a popular option for CR-V owners. You will also need some safety cables like # RM-643. In addition to the above items you will also need to get a lighting system. I recommend a simple magnetic kit like # C-ATL20A because with it...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat tow a 2004 Chevy Avalanche Z-71 4x4 with a Roadmaster Falcon Tow Bar
  • The first thing you will want to do is consult the vehicle owners manual for the proper procedure for towing your 2004 Chevy Avalanche. If you have a 1500 model, you can use the Roadmaster XL base plates, # 199-5, that you have referenced. If you have a 2500 model, you can use # 3112-1. Either of these base plate kits are compatible with a Falcon tow bar. With the base plates and tow bar out of the way, you will also need to add safety cables, # RM-643, a lighting solution, and...
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  • Determining if a 2013 Honda Fit Can Be Flat Towed Behind a Motor Home
  • When flat towing a vehicle with a motor home, the end of the tow bar that attaches to the base plate arms should not exceed a rise or drop of 3 inches from the center of the motor home hitch receiver. Once installed, the height of the arms of the Blue Ox Base Plate Kit, # BX2253, on your 2013 Honda Fit will be 13-1/2 inches. Next, park your motor home on level ground and measure from the ground to the center of the trailer hitch receiver. If the center of your hitch receiver is above...
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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, but there may not be one available currently. If you have a 4-wheel drive vehicle you will need to put the transfer case in the neutral position and...
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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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  • Safety Cable Attachment Points on the Roadmaster MX Base Plates for a 2012 Jeep Wrangler
  • The safety cables attach to the loop at the bottom of the brackets. I have attached a photo showing where these attachment points are located on the brackets. The Falcon All Terrain Tow Bar, # RM-522, does not come with safety cables, but has channels on the side so the cables are not sagging near the ground. You will want to get safety cables, # RM-645, in addition to the tow bar and mounting brackets. You will also may also want a supplemental braking system and wiring harness...
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  • Recommended Flat-Towing Setup for a 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited
  • The items you will need to flat tow your 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee are base plates, tow bar, tow bar wiring and a brake controller is for towing a trailer with electric or electric/hydraulic brakes. For a flat towed vehicle, a supplemental braking system is needed. The base plates I recommend are the Roadmaster # 521440-1B as these will work with several versions of your 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited. The steel construction is computer cut providing awesome strength. Within the instructions...
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  • Dinghy Towing a 2011 Chevy Equinox Behind a Motorhome
  • The Roadmaster XL Base Plate Kit, # 3160-1B, is designed to fit your 2011 Chevy Equinox so that you can flat tow it behind your motorhome. Another option would be to use a tow dolly, # RM-2000-1. This tow dolly comes with electric brakes, safety cables, adjustable axle and ramps, and adjustable wheel nets. I have included a link to the installation details below. If you decide to use base plates, there are a couple more items you will need before you can safely tow the Equinox. For...
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  • Blue Ox Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2002 Chevy Tracker Behind a 2006 Winnebago Adventurer Motor Home
  • There are 5 basic components that you will need to flat tow your 2002 Chevrolet Tracker behind your 2006 Winnebago Adventurer. You will need base plates, a tow bar, a wiring kit, safety cables and a supplemental braking system. You would only want a fuse bypass switch if your vehicle requires fuses to be pulled when flat towing. To determine this, I recommend checking your owners manual under the recreational towing section. From my research, I could not find any information that showed...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2012 Chevy Silverado 1500 Behind a Motor Home
  • Given that your 2012 Chevy Silverado 1500 could easily get over the 5,000 pound limit of base plates # BX88152 I recommend going with a different set. The Roadmaster MX base plates, # 3154-3, are generally considered more heavy duty and are recommended for trucks and SUVs. For a compatible tow bar, you will want a Roadmaster model that slides into the hitch on the RV. For a compatible tow bar that will match the capacity of your hitch and cover the vehicle weight, take a look at the...
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