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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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Blue Ox Base Plate Kit Installation - 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Today on our 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee, we'll be a look at installing the Blue Ox Base Plate Kit with Removable Arms, part number BX1123. This is what it's going look like once it gets installed. As you can see, it's got a nice powder coated finish. Does have our mounting tabs to mount our electrical connectors, whichever one you should decide to use being at a 4 or a 6 or a 7 weight connector. Going to have your safety chain loop hole and will have your spot for your arms to fit into to attach your tow bar. Simply slide them into position, turn it down and it locks. Now you're ready to put on your tow bar.


Roadmaster MX Base Plate Kit Installation - 2015 Scion xB

Today in our 2015 Scion XP we're going to be taking a look at installing the Roadmaster MX Base Plate Kit with removable arms, part number 1187-3A. This is what it's going to look like once it's installed. As you can see they're a nice black power-coated finish. Once we've removed our tow bar ends, it's virtually invisible. You can just slide it into place, you install your pin and clip. It does give you an area to attach your safety chain loop.


Blue Ox Base Plate Kit Installation - 2013 Cadillac SRX

Speaker: Today on our 2013 Cadillac SRX we will be installing the Blue Ox Base Plate Kit, part number BX1690. With our base plate installed there's not very much at all sticking out from the front of the vehicle. It's a very clean look, so you don't have to worry about running your knees into anything while you're walking around the front of it. It comes with these plastic dust caps here to keep any dirt and debris out of where the removable arms go into. That way, when you actually do need to put them in to tow your vehicle, they go in nice and smoothly; you're not fighting the arms at all. They just pop right in there and they pull out real easily, but not easily enough that they'll fall out while you're driving down the road. Here's our removable arm.


Roadmaster EZ5 Base Plate Kit Installation - 2016 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

Today on our 2016 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, we're going to be taking a look at and showing you how to install the Roadmaster EZ5 Base Plate Kit. This offers the removable arms. Its part number is RM-521448-5. Here's what our base plate is going to look like installed. As you can see, we'll kind of see it all the way across the front of the vehicle here. We're going to have our openings here, where we're we'll be able to slide in our removable arms. Really heavy duty construction.


Roadmaster EZ5 Base Plate Kit Installation - 2015 Ford Focus

Today on our 2015 Ford Focus we're going to be taking a look at and installing the Roadmaster EZ5 Base Plate Kit with removable arms, part number RM-524443-5. Here's what it looks like once it's installed. As you can see, it's got a nice black powder-coated finish. It's going to come with a bracket to mount either your 4 flat 00:00:26 in the center here, or you can use a 4 pole or a 5 pole, or you can switch it out to use a 7 pole without the adapter. It's got your safety chain hook connections, and it does have a bracket to mount your breakaway switch. The breakaway switch doesn't come with the kit; that's included with your braking system. When you're ready to take these off, you can just pull back the spring-loaded clip, turn it, and it slips out.


Blue Ox Base Plate Kit Installation - 2015 Ford Focus

Today on our 2015 Ford Focus we're going to show you how to install the Blue Ox Base Plate Kit with removable arms, part number BX2654. Here's what the base plate's going to look like installed on our vehicle. As you can see, we're not adding a whole lot to the car. It's pretty low-vis. We're going to have our connection points for our removable arms on each side here via round holes. Had to cut our fascia right here on each side to accommodate for it.


Roadmaster EZ4 Base Plate Kit Installation - 2016 Subaru Forester

Today on our 2016 Subaru Forester, we're going to be taking a look at installing the Road Master Easy 4 Base Plate kit with removable arms. Part number RM-52923-4. Here's what it's going to look like once it's installed. As you can see it's going to fit inside of our fascia, very nice. The only thing that's going to protrude is going to be our breakaway switch that we've added and our six pole connector. Now these are not included with your kit. Both go with our breaking system that we're going to install.


Blue Ox Base Plate Kit Installation - 2015 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

Today on this 2015 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited we're going to review and install the Blue Ox base plate kit, part number BX1126. This is what the base plate looks like when it's installed on our Jeep. On our first glance, you can see it does sit below the bumper right here. Our base plate features removable arms. This is one of the arms right here. To install it's pretty simple. Make sure this tab is horizontal.


Roadmaster EZ5 Base Plate Kit Installation - 2015 Jeep Cherokee

Today on our 2015 Jeep Cherokee we're going to be taking a look at and installing the Roadmaster EZ5 Base Kit with Removable Arms, part number RM-521446-5. It's got a nice black powder coated finish that's going to help with rust and corrosion. They fit back nice and flush against the bumper. The only protrusion's going to be your safety chain loop. Very minimal cutting around the outside edges just so you can slide it back. This is a complete bolt on design, it doesn't require any drilling, uses factory holes.


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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 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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  • 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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  • Flat Towing Parts Needed for a 2006 GMC Yukon XL
  • For your 2006 GMC Yukon XL you would want to first start with a base plate kit. I really like the Blue Ox setups so you would want the part # BX1660. For a tow bar you would want the Blue Ox Aventa part # BX7445. This is the nicest tow bar on the market and it comes with safety cables. For lighting you would want the part # HM56101. This kit is custom fit for your vehicle and won't require any cutting or splicing to activate your vehicle taillights. And finally, most states now...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2016 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Hard Rock Behind a Motor Home
  • The Roadmaster base plates # 1444-1 do fit your 2016 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Hard Rock edition. Trimming sheet metal can be done with precision using the right cutting wheel on a rotary tool. Mark the area ahead of time and then trim. This base plate kit is compatible with the Sterling tow bar, # RM-576. The bumper being the Hard Rock, winch-ready model indicates that you can use Bulldog winch mount # BDW20208. The mount attaches mostly to the bumper structure and will not interfere...
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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 2015 Smart Car Behind a Motor Home
  • To flat tow your 2015 Smart car behind your motor home you will need base plates on the car, a compatible tow bar to connect the car to the RV, safety cables, lighting, and supplemental braking. For base plates I recommend the Roadmaster EZ base plates # 52285-1. These base plates feature removable arms so that the base plates can't be seen when you are just driving the Smart car like normal. For a compatible tow bar I recommend the Falcon 2, # RM-520. It is a very popular tow bar...
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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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  • 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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  • How to Flat Tow a 2015 GMC Terrain
  • According to the online manual for the GMC terrain that I reviewed the vehicle can be flat-towed once a few preparation steps are taken, including removal of fuse 32 to prevent battery drain. I suggest you refer to your owners manual, specifically the section identified in the index as Recreational Towing, just to confirm that your particular Terrain is suitable for flat-towing and to become familiar with the steps necessary. For a base plate kit I would recommend the Roadmaster Base...
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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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  • What are the Rods at the Center of the Blue Ox Base Plate Kit part # BX1126 For
  • The two pins that mount at the center of the Blue Ox Base Plate kit part # BX1126 are for mounting a 6-way round or 4-way round electrical connector for the tow bar lighting like the part # PK11404 or part # BX294-0902. Check out the picture I attached as well.
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  • Availability of Tow Bar Mounting Brackets for a 2003 Honda Pilot
  • The mounting brackets or base plate kits I have available for your 2003 Honda Pilot are the RoadMaster brand and the Blue Ox brand. If you have a Blue Ox tow bar you will need the Blue Ox Base Plate Kit, part # BX2227. These base plates have removable arms and can be used with the Blue Ox Adventurer, Acclaim, Ambassador, Aventa, Aladdin, Alpha and Allure tow bars. It can be used with a RoadMaster tow bar by using the Roadmaster Adapters, part # RM-031. If you have a RoadMaster tow...
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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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  • Can the Safety Cables on a Roadmaster Sterling Tow Bar be Used with MX Base Plates, 2011 Ford Escape
  • According to Roadmaster on the MX style base plates, like # 4414-3, the safety chain anchor brackets for Sterling cables will not fit. To use these base plates with the Sterling tow bar, # RM-576, the Sterling cable anchors must be attached to the frame of the vehicle or welded to the receiver portion of the bracket. You may need to use some extensions, like # RM-650646-10, and connectors, like # RM-910022, in order to attach them to the vehicle frame. If you choose to have them welded,...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2015 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Hard Rock Edition Behind a Motor Home
  • There are 2 base plate kits that will fit the Hard Rack models of the 2015 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited: Roadmaster base plates # 1444-1 and Blue Ox base plates # BX1134. In both cases the front cross member will be visible. These are the only options so there isn't anything that is any more hidden than them. the Blue Ox base plates cost a little less so I would go with them. For a compatible tow bar the most popular option for Wrangler owners is the Alpha, # BX7365. It is rated for 6,500...
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  • Tow Bar and Shield Recommendation for Roadmaster EZ5 Base Plates on 2015 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
  • The Roadmaster EZ5 Base Plate # RM-521448-5 for your 2015 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited is compatible with the Roadmaster Eagle 8000 Towbar. I spoke with my contact at Roadmaster and confirmed that these components are compatible together. Since the Eagle 8000 is an old-model tow bar, it is likely time to upgrade to a new tow bar. The typical life expectancy for a tow bar is approximately 10 years/70,000 miles. If you'd like to upgrade the tow bar, I recommend the Roadmaster Falcon Tow Bar...
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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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  • 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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