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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 MX Base Plate Kit Installation - 2015 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

Today on our 2015 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon edition, we're going to be taking a look at and installing the Roadmaster MX Base Plate Kit with removable arms, part number 1444-3. Here's what the base plate is going to look like once it's installed on our vehicle. As you can see, it comes out right underneath our front bumper which is going to give us great, easy access in order to use it. This base plate is going to be nice and easy to use because it's very accessible, and you've got your safety chain connection point right up over here. Then you've got your receiver which your removable arm will slide into. This base plate comes with a wiring bracket welded to it, so it's going to make it nice and easy to have a place to mount your wiring between your vehicle and your motor-home. Installing the arms is very easy.


Roadmaster EZ Base Plate Kit Installation - 2010 Mini Clubman

Today on the 2010 Mini Clubman, we're going to review and install the Roadmaster EZ Base Plate Kit, part number 521877-1. This is what the bracket looks like when it's installed. All you need is the two openings here and here and you're ready to tow it behind your motor home. We can go ahead and put our arms into place, this tab vertical, push it in, rotate to the side. At this point, you're ready to attach your safety cables, which will go from our bracket out to your tow bar. Use included quick link for the cable. Of course, we've got one for each side. We'll take a little closer look at one little detail right here. This extra hole is for a pad lock right here to help secure the arms to the bracket.


Roadmaster EZ4 Base Plate Kit Installation - 2016 Jeep Cherokee

Today in our 2016 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk, we'll be installing the Roadmaster EZ4 Base Plate Kit with removable arms, Part number RM-521446-4. All right, here is what our base plate looks like once it's been installed. As you can see it's nice and tucked up behind our bumper cover of our vehicle. Very little sticks out, so we don't have to worry about running into it with our knees or our legs while we're walking in front of our vehicle. So, this is what it looks like when you're not towing your vehicle behind your motor home or your RV. When you want to hook it up, you take the removable arms, slide them in at a horizontal angle, twist it until the pin locks it into place. It's the same on the other side of the vehicle, and then your tow bar will attach here. Once you're hooked up to your RV, this base plate will allow you to flat tow your vehicle with all four wheels on the ground without having the added expense of having to purchase a trailer. Now once we've arrived at our destination, and we've unhooked from the RV, we want make our vehicle clean and have a nice look while we're driving down the road. You just pull the pin out, twist it 90 degrees, and pull straight out. All right, here's what our base plate kit consists of.


Blue Ox Base Plate Kit Installation - 2006 Saturn Vue

Today on our 2006 Saturn Vue, we're going to be taking a look at and installing the Blue Ox Base Plate Kit with removable arms, part number BX3335. Here's what this base plate is going to look like once it's installed. As you can see, this base plate is going to give us a nice, clean look on the vehicle because it's not going to come out very far. It's overall going to be pretty well hidden when not attached to the vehicle. You're going to have your attachment points for your removable arms. You're also going to have your safety chain connection points here, which are going to be nice and easy to access. Our attachment tabs here are going to make it very easy because they're easily accessed, but also with where they sit, since they're about flush with the front of the vehicle, it's going to be very easy to operate our arms with them.


Roadmaster EZ5 Base Plate Kit Installation - 2016 Cheevrolet Colorado

Today on our 2016 Chevrolet Colorado we're going to be taking a look at and installing the Roadmaster EZ5 Base Plate Kit with Removable Arms, Part No. RM-523182-5. Here's what it looks like once it's installed on the vehicle. As you can see, it's very well hidden and it's well hidden because it replaces the factory tow hooks. One of the things our customers seem to like most about it is how well constructed it is. As you can see, it's nice and compact. That's going to give it a lot of strength and durability.


Blue Ox Base Plate Kit Installation - 2016 Ford F-150

Today on our 2016 Ford F-150 we're going to take a look at and also show you how to install the Blue Ox Base Plate Kit with removable arms, part number is BX2635. Here is what our base plate is going to look like installed. You see it's a two piece kit, so we've got one portion here, one portion here. It really stays nice and hidden. We did also add on our braking system components and our lighting components. You can see there is a nice area there on the grill for that. Each of these are going to have the black plastic caps in right now.


Roadmaster EZ5 Base Plate Kit Installation - 2015 Chevrolet Malibu

Today on our 2014 Chevrolet Malibu we're going to be taking a look at an installing the Roadmaster EZ5 Base Plate Kit with Removable Arms, part number RM-523178-5. Here's what this base plate is going to look like once it's installed on the vehicle. As you can see it maintains a very nice clean look on the front. All you're really able to see that stands out is these safety chain connections points here and they don't come out very far past the fascia here. Everything is going to stay pretty well hidden when it's not in use. You've got your two mounting rods for your electrical connection here in order to operate the vehicle's lights.


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Base Plates Questions and Answers

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Battery Drain When Flat Towing 2015 Ford Explorer
  • The first thing you will want to do is check the owner's manual for your vehicle. Sounds like you either need to disconnect the battery or pull a fuse(s). If the manual says you have to pull a fuse/fuses you can bypass this by installing a Roadmaster # RM76511 Fuse Bypass System. If the manual says you must disconnect the battery you can use the Roadmaster - Auto Battery Disconnect, # RM-766. It is specifically designed for vehicles that have something that drains the battery while being...
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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 Comes with the Adapter for Jeep D-Rings to Roadmaster Tow Bars
  • I attached a picture that shows all of the components that come with the # RM-035-1. It does not come with safety chain loops so you would have to run them to the bumper of the vehicle.
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  • Recommended Base Plates and Braking System to Flat Tow A 2016 Ford Edge
  • For a 2016 Ford Edge, I'd recommend the Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms, # BX2661 for SE and SEL models excluding 2.0L EcoBoost. Base plates aren't available for the 2017 models yet, so I cannot give you a recommendation for that model year vehicle yet. These base plates are a custom fit for specific vehicles, so depending on what vehicle you purchase, you will want to make sure you get the right base plates. I recommend the Blue Ox Patriot Radio Frequency Portable Braking System #...
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  • Equipment Needed for Flat Towing 2016 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Behind Motorhome
  • According to my research and what I read in an online copy of the owner's manual for your 2016 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, your vehicle is capable of being flat towed without major modification. There are specific steps that must be followed addressed in the owner's manual and you'll need to follow them exactly to avoid damaging your Jeep. To complete your towing system, you'll need base plates, a tow bar, safety cables, a wiring solution to operate the taillights of the Jeep as it's being...
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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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  • Difficulty of Installing Base Plates on a 2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Z71
  • Yes, this is something that anyone with basic mechanical skills and a torque wrench can install a set of base plates. They do include instructions with a complete of bolt torque requirements, and there are only about 10 steps total to complete the install. I will send a second email with a copy of the instructions attached.
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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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  • 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 2016 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk Behind an RV Using Sterling Tow Bar
  • To start, you can use the Sterling tow bar # RM-576 with the EZ 5 base plates, # RM-521446-5, on your 2016 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk. But the cable anchors must be attached to the frame of the vehicle or welded to the receiver portion of the bracket. The crossbar is required when using the tow bar with EZ or XL base plates. It is not required on MX or MS base plates but there are only EZ base plates for your vehicle. The same goes for any Roadmaster tow bar. So it would be easier to just...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2016 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk
  • The correct Blue Ox base plate kit for your 2016 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk is the part # BX1136 which has been confirmed as a fit. I attached an install video for this kit for you to check out as well. 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 Blue Ox Alpha # BX7365 which comes with safety cables. The coiled design helps keep the cables off of the ground. For lighting you...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2009 Chevy HHR Behind a Motor Home
  • This has actually come up before and Roadmaster explained that they have not tested their base plates with the EAZ Lift tow bars so I cannot say if they will fit or not. You would need to contact EAZ Lift to determine if they have tested it with Roadmaster or Blue Ox base plates. What I recommend is using the Roadmaster base plates, # 3141-1, and using a tow bar that you know is compatible like the Falcon 2, # RM-520. You will also need safety cables like # RM-643. Next you will need...
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  • Roadmaster Base Plate Kit Recommendation for a 2005 Jeep Wrangler
  • The removable arms of the Roadmaster base plate kits are made specifically for the vehicle and base plate they were designed to fit. They have several variations that would prevent you from being able to take the arms of one kit and successfully install them in a different base plate kit. You would need to go with a new base plate kit for the 2005 Wrangler. For that you would want the part # 1424-1. This would work well with your Roadmaster Stowmaster 5000 tow bar # RM-501. For lighting...
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