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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 Installation - 2015 Ford C-Max

Today I've got our 2015 Ford C-Max. We're going to be taking a look at and installing the Blue Ox Baseplate Kit, part# BX2639. I'll show you how to put in the attachment tab assembly. This is what you're going to mount your tow bar to. Simply press it in, you'll feel it kind of lock in. Pull this pin back, rotate it, and that's locked. They're easy to put in.


Roadmaster Base Plates RM-521448-4 Review

Today we're going to be taking a look at the Roadmaster Easy 4 base plate kit with removable arms. Now, the Roadmaster Easy 4 twist lock series brackets are going to be virtually invisible on your vehicle. They're very easy to mount and simple to remove. The receiver base, which is this long bar here with all the mounting points, that's going to mount to the frame of your vehicle and then the brackets are these 2 components up here. These are going to install to the receiver base to provide attachment points for your tow bar. The brackets can easily be removed when not in use, which is going to give your vehicle a very very clean look.


Roadmaster EZ2 Base Plate Kit Installation - 2016 Hyundai Elantra

Today on our 2016 Hyundai Elantra, we are going to show you how to install the Road Master EZ2. This is a base plate kit with removable arms, it's part number is 521632-1. Here is what our tow bar is going to look like installed and ready for use. We are ready to attach our quick disconnect or our tow bar, right to our removable arms here, hook it up, and we will be ready to head down the road. You can see we have got good safety chain connection points, so they are going to come out here, these are on quick disconnect. Not only can we take those off quickly, but also our removable arms.


Blue Ox Base Plate Installation - 2015 Chevrolet Equinox

Today on our 2015 Chevrolet Equinox, we're going to take a look at and show you how to install the Blue Ox Base Plate Kit with removable arms. Part number is BX1689. Here's what our base plate looks like once we've got it installed and the fascia back in. You can see it's pretty nice and hidden. You don't see a whole lot of it. When we're ready for towing we've got our removable arms, we'll just slide those in. Rotate them until you hear our pin click into position.


Roadmaster EZ Base Plate Kit Installation - 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt

Today, on our 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt, we are installing our Road Master Easy Base plate Kit with Removable Arms. Part Number 523137-1. To get started we need to take off our front bumper fascia and our radiator protective cover, here. To do that, I grab my puller tool, slide it under the little pin here. That's the head of our pushpin, then slide it underneath the base, and pop that out. Now, if you don't have a tool like this you can use a screwdriver. I've turned our front wheels so I can get in to our wheel well. We have 3 bolts up here to take out and then we will have 2 bolts underneath.


Roadmaster Base Plate Installation - 2015 GMC Acadia

Today on our 2015 GMC Acadia we'll be taking a look at and installing the Roadmaster EZ Base Plate Kit with Removable Arms. Part number 523149-1. This is what it will look like once it's fully installed. We'll take our tow brackets, slide them in with the tab down, and rotate them out, that way the angle goes to the outside of the vehicle with the two holes on top, just like so on the other side. The first thing that we're going to do on the installation of our new base plates is go ahead and open up the hood so we gain access to all the fascia and trim hardware. We're going to need to remove this plastic piece here all the way across as well as this whole front bumper section here and disconnect the fog lights once we get down there as well. We'll just come around. You're going to have one here and so on and so forth across, totaling eight push pin fasteners.


Roadmaster MX Base Plate Kit Installation - 2013 Chevrolet Equinox

Today on our 2013 Chevrolet Equinox we will be taking a look at and installing the Roadmaster MX base plate kit, Part number 3160-3B. And this is what our Roadmaster MX base plate will look like once it's installed on our Equinox, so it will have a sleek tucked away design, with a black powder coat finish, and fully welded, so you know it's going to be durable. Easy custom fit installation with no welding, and no drilling required either. You're also going to see that you're going to have those quick disconnect pins. That way when you're not towing it behind a vehicle you can pull out your brackets and nobody will hardly even know that you have a base plate attached to your vehicle. Place those on the inside of your tow vehicle, or in the vehicle that you're towing.


Blue Ox Base Plate Kit Installation - 2012 Ford Focus

On this 2012 Ford Focus, we're going to review, and install the Blue Ox baseplate kit, part number BX2633. All right, this is what the baseplate looks like once installed in the Ford Focus. Everything is pretty well tucked in behind the grill. The only thing that really sticks out past the grill is a safety cable, or safety chain loops right here, and also a couple of prongs for your electrical. This is one of the tabs right here, it can only go in one way. Put it in this part where it's horizontal.


Roadmaster EZ4 Base Plate Kit Installation - 2015 Jeep Cherokee

Today on our 2015 Jeep Cherokee we are installing our Roadmaster EZ4 base plate kit with removable arms. Part number for that is RM-521446-4. All right, I've got our other side in place already. The way this goes in, we've got our notch sides here. We want to line that up so it's running parallel to our bumper. It'll slide in place. It pushes our pin here backwards and we'll turn it counter-clockwise until it clicks and that pin holds it from turning or moving on you.


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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2013 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Behind a Motor Home
  • Base plates # 1432-3 will fit your 2013 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon as long as it does not have an aftermarket bumper, winch, or guard. If it has the Warn Elite bumper, use # 1439-3. Shims should not be required. Both kits come with all of the necessary hardware required for installation. In addition to the base plates you will also need a compatible tow bar. The most popular option that is compatible with the MX base plates is the Falcon 2, # RM-520. I have linked instructions for you to...
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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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  • 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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  • Installation Of Roadmaster XL Base Plate Kit # 1559-1 On 2010 Honda CR-V And Wiring Needed
  • To install the Roadmaster XL Base Plate Kit, part # 1559-1, on your 2010 Honda CR-V you will need to remove the front fascia and the bumper core. After the base plates are installed the bumper core will remain off of the vehicle , but the front fascia will be trimmed and reinstalled on the vehicle. The Roadmaster Stowmaster tow bar comes with the quick disconnects brackets that allow the tow bar to be disconnected from the base plates quickly and easily. If you need the quick disconnects...
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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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  • Base Plate Kit Recommendation for a 2004 Mini Cooper S for Flat Towing
  • The Roadmaster base plate kit # 521876-1 that you referenced has been confirmed to fit all models of the 2004 Mini Cooper so it will work well on your S model. It will also fit your Falcon Tow Bar part # RM-520 without the use of an additional adapter. The Optronics Magnetic Tow Lights # TL21RK would be a great option. You will also want the # 787196 to connect this wiring from your tow vehicle to the front of the towed vehicle. For safety cables you can use # RM-643. The coiled...
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  • Flat Towing Parts Recommendation for a 2011 Jeep Wrangler with Roadmaster Stowmaster
  • For a tow bar lighting option for your 2011 Jeep Wrangler that would plug in line with the vehicle taillight connectors you would want the TrailerMate Harness part # TM781124 that has been confirmed as a fit. I attached an install video for you to check out as well. The correct Roadmaster XL Base Plate kit is the part # 1432-1. This will work with your Stowmaster 5000 tow bar. Sounds like you have the needed wiring and safety cables, but just in case here is everything else you would...
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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 2005 Honda CR-V with Blue Ox Aventa Tow Bar
  • The BX7330 is an older model Aventa Tow Bar like part # BX7450. To use it with a Roadmaster XL base plate kit will require you use the adapter, part # RM-032. For lighting you can use the bulb and socket kit, # RM-152, and not have to worry about cutting into the taillight housing. You will also want the # BX88206 to connect this lighting solution to your tow vehicle. This comes with a round 6-way connector that you will install on the front of your towed vehicle and enough coiled...
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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 2013 Ford Explorer
  • We have everything you need to flat tow your new 2013 Ford Explorer with your 2009 Winnebago Chalet. Before we get into the parts that you will need, I recommend checking your owners manual for any restrictions or limitations for flat towing your Explorer. I did some research on your vehicle and the Explorer can be flat towed, but Ford may have specific procedures and restrictions for flat towing that will be listed in your owners manual. There are 5 items that you will need to complete...
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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 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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  • Where Do Safety Cables Attach to MX Base Plates for a 2010 Chevy Equinox
  • On the Roadmaster base plates # 3160-3B for the 2010 Chevy Equinox, there is a tab next to each draw bar receiver opening. There are 2 holes in this tab. This is called the cable tab. The cables that go from the toad to the RV use the cable tab. The short cables that come with some base plates are meant to loop around the vehicle frame and the base plates anywhere that is convenient.
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  • Comparing Roadmaster XL and MX Base Plates for a 2012 Chevy Equinox
  • The 2 base plates you have referenced for a 2012 Chevy Equinox are different styles. Base plate # 3160-1B is an XL style base plate. XL style base plates are available for cars, SUVs, and trucks. They feature removable drawbar arms. The frame brackets, when the arms are removed, are nearly invisible. The arms are held in place with a pin and clip. XL style base plates work with all Roadmaster tow bars and they are compatible with quick disconnects. Base plate 3160-3A is an MX style...
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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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  • 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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  • Modifications and Equipment Necessary to Flat Tow 1999 Pontiac Sunfire
  • According to my research, the 1999 Sunfire with the 4T40E automatic transmission is flat-towable, subject to any recommendations listed in the owners manual. From what I have read, the fuses for the instrument panel lighting need to be pulled to prevent the battery from being drained. The steering column should be unlocked by turning the ignition key to the OFF position, which is the next position from LOCK. The transmission should be in neutral. I would strongly recommend you confirm this...
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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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  • Flat Towing Setup for a 2012 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Unlimited Towed by a 2015 Jayco GreyHawk 29MV
  • In order to complete your flat towing setup on your 2012 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon, you will need tow bar, tow bar wiring, safety cables and a supplemental braking system. Since you are getting the Blue Ox base plate kit # BX1126, the Blue Ox Alpha tow bars # BX7365 you referenced is a confirmed fit. Custom wiring that I recommend for your 2012 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon is the Hopkins # HM56200 because you will not need to splice into your existing wiring. Since your Wrangler has a combined...
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