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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 XL Base PLate Kit Installation - 2011 Chevrolet Equniox

Today on this 2011 Chevrolet Equinox we're going to install part number 3160-1B from Roadmaster. This is the Roadmaster XL baseplate kit with removable arms. To install a baseplate we need to temporarily remove the front fascia or bumper-cover. Just underneath the hood there's a series of fasteners we have to remove. We have a plastic fastener right here. Take the flat screwdriver, there's a little slot where you can put it in, and pull out the center, and work it loose. The trim panel tool works just a little bit better.


Blue Ox Base Plate Kit Installation - 2014 Hyundai Elantra

Today on our 2014 Hyundai Elantra, we're going to be installing the Blue Ox base plate kit with removable arms, part number BX2331. We'll begin our installation by first raising up the hood of the vehicle. With the hood up, we'll need to remove some fasteners underneath the hood here. There's a total of five fasteners that we'll need to take out. Now to remove the fasteners, we'll take a Philips head screwdriver, we'll loosen them up a little, and we'll take our trim panel removal tool or a large flat-head screwdriver and we'll pull them out the rest of the way. We'll go ahead and repeat this same process for the other four fasteners. Next, we're going to need to go into the fender well and we're going to begin here on the passenger side. We're going to need to take that bolts out right there. To remove the bolt, we're going to be using a 10mm socket.


Blue Ox Base Plate Kit Installation - 2014 Lincoln MKX

Today, on this 2014 Lincoln MKX, we're going to install part number BX2625. A few things to know about our install, the fascia or the bumper cover, the ACC box, coolant lines, and windshield washer fluid reservoir are removed, but then are reinstalled after the baseplate is installed. Now, the mental bumper is removed and not reinstalled because the baseplate takes its place. Well have to drill out some large holes to make room for access for our fasteners as well.To start off were going to go ahead and remove this bolt and these three plastic fasteners. This is the driver side and were going to do the same thing on passenger side. Just let the weight of the screwdriver sit on top of the center part here.


Blue Ox Base Plate Kit Installation - 2013 Ram 1500

Today on our 2013 Ram 1500 we'll be installing the Blue Ox base plate kit with removable arms, part number BX1986. To begin our install, we'll first go ahead and remove the lower air dam. The lower air dam is secured with two bolts and multiple push pin fasteners. We're going to remove the two bolts, which are on each corner. Here we have the push pin fasteners. There are going to be a total of 13 of them going across the lower portion of the bumper. To remove them, we're just going to take a flat-bladed screwdriver and pry out on the center of the push pin fastener.


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Base Plates Questions and Answers

  • Does Air Dam get Permanently Removed to Install Base Plates on a 2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
  • Looking at the installation instructions for base plates # RM-521448-5 you will need to remove the air damn, trim it according to the instructions, and then reinstall it. Trimming is needed for proper installation of the base plates.
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  • Battery Disconnect Solution for Flat Towing a 2015 GMC Yukon Denali XL
  • Instead of having to disconnect the negative battery terminal every time you flat tow your 2015 GMC Yukon Denali you could just use a # DW05312 to make the process simpler. No tools or anything would be needed to disconnect the battery, I attached an install video for you to check out as well. If you need a base plate kit you would want part # BX1716 for if you don't have adaptive cruise control or part # BX1718 for if you do. I also attached an FAQ on flat towing for you to check...
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  • What Vehicles Does the Roadmaster Base Plate Kit part # 1559-1 Fit
  • The Roadmaster Base Plate kit part # 1559-1 that you referenced is only designed to fit 2007-2011 Honda CR-Vs. I attached a couple FAQ articles that you might find helpful as well.
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  • Can I Flat Tow a 2015 Honda Fit EX with Manual Transmission Behind A Motorhome
  • Yes, you can flat tow your 2015 Honda Fit EX with manual transmission behind a motorhome. There is slight differences between the Roadmaster EZ4 # RM-521569-4 and EZ5 # RM-521569-5. The main difference is the EZ4 is more universal and will have more fit options. Both will feature Twistlock series brackets that are virtually invisible. Since you will be flat towing your 2015 Honda Fit EX manual transmission, you will need the following items: a tow bar, safety cables, wiring and...
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  • Flat-Towing Items Recommendations For 2010 Honda Fit
  • The Blue Ox Aladdin Tow Bar, part # BX4325, will work well with the Blue Ox Baseplates, part # BX2253 on your 2010 Honda Fit. There are 5 items you need when you flat-tow a vehicle. With the tow bar and the base plates mentioned above, 2 of those items are taken care of. You will still need safety cables, lighting for the towed vehicle and most states now require a supplemental brake system. If the safety cables did not come with the tow bar from the previous owner, I recommend the...
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  • Recommended Flat Towing Setup for a 2014 Chevy Sonic
  • The base plate kits we currently offer will fit all models of the 2014 Chevy Sonic. I recommend the Roadmaster EZ4 base plate kit # 523173-4 because the brackets are nearly invisible once installed. It's a simple installation as no welding is required. Note that trimming of your spoiler, air dam, grill or fascia may be required on some models. Since you are flat towing your 2014 Chevy Sonic, you will need the following items: a tow bar, safety cables, wiring and a supplemental braking...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2015 Nissan Versa Behind Motorhome
  • Yes, to flat tow your 2015 Nissan Versa behind a motorhome you can use Roadmaster Base Plates, # RM-52357-4A, which you reference, along with the Blue Ox Aventa LX Tow Bar, part # BX7445. You will also need a RoadMaster Base Plate to Blue Ox and Demco Tow Bars Adapter # RM-033. Next you will need lights on the Versa. If you will not be towing it frequently then I recommend a magnetic kit like # C-ATL20A. If you will be towing it often I recommend kit # 154-792-118158. I have linked instructions...
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  • Will the Blue Ox Base Plate Kit # BX3611 fit a 2000 Subaru Legacy Outback
  • The Blue Ox Base Plate Kit # BX3611 is confirmed to fit the 2000 Subaru LEGACY Outback, but not the 2000 Subaru Outback Wagon or Sedan. There are no base plates available for those two vehicles. So if you have a Legacy Outback this kit would work for you. I attached installation instructions for this base plate kit plus an FAQ on flat towing for you to check out.
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  • Quick Disconnect Recommendation for a Roadmaster Falcon Tow Bar to Connect to Base Plates
  • Yes, to connect your Roadmaster base plate kit part # 495-1A that you have to your Roadmaster Falcon Tow Bar all you need is a set of quick disconnects like the part # RM-222. These will bolt to the arms of the base plate kit and will provide the connection point for your tow bar. I attached an FAQ on Roadmaster tow bars and base plate kits for you to check out as well.
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  • Does Flat Towing Put Miles on a Vehicles Odometer
  • Yes, when you are flat towing a vehicle like your 2004 Jeep Liberty the vehicle's odometer will keep track of the miles just as if you were driving the vehicle. I attached an FAQ on flat towing for you to check out as well.
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  • Quick Disconnects or Crossbar Missing from Falcon 5250 Tow Bar
  • It sounds like your Falcon 5250 is missing a piece. This is not uncommon. You should be using the quick disconnect tow bar base assembly, # 910021-00. If you have the bar, which it sounds like you do, then you would need the quick disconnect part, # RM-201.
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  • Blue Ox Base Plate Kit Recommendation for a 2012 Chevy Equinox
  • The base plate kit you had on your 2005 Honda CRV would not be compatible with your new Chevy Equinox. You will need to buy a new base plate kit for you 2012 Chevy Equinox to use with your Blue Ox flat towing setup. The Blue Ox base plate kit part # BX1689 is confirmed to fit all models of the 2012 Chevy Equinox so it will work for you. I attached an install video for this base plate kit as well as installation instructions. I also attached an FAQ article on flat towing for you to...
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  • Base Plate and Tow Bar Compatibility for 2014 Chevy Captiva
  • First, you'll want to positively confirm that the vehicle is capable of being flat towed. My research indicates the vehicle can be flat towed at speeds up to 65 mph, but you'll want to confirm this for yourself with your owner's manual or Chevy. The correct Roadmaster base plate kit for your Captiva would be part # 3151-1A, which is compatible with your Falcon 5250 tow bar. If you were using the Blue Ox # BX3332 base plate kit, you'd need the # RM-031 adapter. You'll need some other...
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  • Will the Roadmaster EZ5 Base Plate Kit # RM-521448-5 Fit a Roadmaster BlackHawk Tow Bar
  • Yes, the Roadmaster EZ5 Base Plate Kit # RM-521448-5 that you referenced is compatible with the RoadMaster Blackhawk 2 All Terrain Tow Bar # RM-422. It also includes installation instructions for installation on your 2012 Jeep Wrangler. I attached a link to the instructions for you to check out as well. I attached an FAQ article on flat towing for you to check out as well.
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  • Are the Attachment Tabs of Blue Ox Base Plate Kits Replaceable
  • Yes, the attachment tab assembly of the Blue Ox Base Plate kit part # BX2635 (item 4 in the picture), are replaceable. For that you would just need part # BX62-3468.
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  • Does Odometer Still Work When Flat-Towing A Vehicle
  • It sounds like you are asking if flat towing your vehicle will keep the odometer from registering mileage. When flat-towing a vehicle all four wheels of the towed vehicle are on the road surface so the miles will continue to be registered on the odometer. The Blue Ox Base Plate Kit, part # BX2258 you referenced are designed to fit 2012 through 2014 Honda CR-V. When flat towing a vehicle you will need 5 items. You will need base plates for the towed vehicle, a tow bar, safety cables,...
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  • Availability of Base Plates to Flat Tow 2013 Nissan Rogue
  • According to my contacts at Blue Ox and Roadmaster, your Rogue isn't capable of being flat towed due it its CVT transmission. Attempting to flat tow the vehicle would damage the transmission, and there aren't any modifications that can be made that would allow the Rogue to be safely flat towed. If your Rogue is an AWD model, it'll need to be towed on a trailer. FWD models can be towed on a tow dolly like part # RM-2000-1. To actuate the electric brakes on the tow dolly, you'll need...
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  • Availability of Blue Ox Base Plates for 2013 Jeep Wrangler 10th Anniversary Rubicon
  • We do offer Blue Ox base plates for the 2013 Jeep Wrangler 10th Anniversary Rubicon. I confirmed with my contact at Blue Ox that their kit # BX1134 will fit this vehicle as long as it does not have aftermarket bumpers, winches or guards. Be sure to check your Wrangler owner's manual for any preparations required for safe flat towing of this vehicle. Flat towing requires a number of components in addition to the base plates and tow bar. You will also need a wiring/lighting kit, safety...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2014 Ford F-150 STX Behind a Motor Home
  • The Roadmaster Falcon 5350 tow bar will work with the XL base plates # 495-1A on your 2014 Ford F-150 STX. No adapter will be needed. But this tow bar is rated for a maximum of 5,000 pounds. If your truck is heavier then you will need to use a different tow bar. The Falcon 2, # RM-520, is rated for 6,000 pounds. The Blackhawk 2, # RM-422, is rated for 10,000 pounds. In addition to the tow bar and the base plates you will also need safety cables if you do not have some already. For...
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  • Recommended Components Needed When Flat-Towing 2014 GMC Acadia Behind Motorhome
  • If you are flat-towing your 2014 GMC Acadia behind your 2015 Fleetwood there are 5 things you will need. You will need base plates for the Acadia, a tow bar, safety cables, wiring for the Acadia for lights, and most states now require a supplemental brake system. First I recommend the Roadmaster EZ Base Plate Kit, part # 523149-1. With the hidden brackets, these are virtually invisible when the drawbars are removed. The tow bar I recommend is the RoadMaster Falcon 2 Tow Bar, part...
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