Roadmaster Crossbar-Style Base Plate Kit - Fixed Arms

Roadmaster Crossbar-Style Base Plate Kit - Fixed Arms

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Roadmaster Base Plates - 118-1

Base plate brackets attach to your vehicle's frame to provide fixed attachment points for your tow bar.


Features:

  • Good-quality, crossbar-style base plates at an economical price
  • Fixed-bar design - front arms cannot be removed
  • Computer-cut, all-steel construction provides exceptional strength
  • Black powder coat finish is durable and corrosion resistant
  • Custom base plates ensure a perfect fit for your vehicle
  • Compatible with Quick Disconnects and all Roadmaster tow bars
  • Instructions and mounting hardware included
  • Made in the USA
  • Limited lifetime warranty


118-1 Road Master Standard Base Plate Kit



118-1 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details 118-1 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

1989 - 1990 Suzuki Sidekick

1989 - 1995 Geo Tracker

1991 - 1995 Suzuki Sidekick 2-Door





Customer Reviews

Roadmaster Crossbar-Style Base Plate Kit - Fixed Arms - 118-1

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (132 Customer Reviews)

Base plate brackets attach to your vehicle's frame to provide fixed attachment points for your tow bar.

- 118-1
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Delivery of the products was EXTREMELY fast. The installation instructions referred to a page with adjustment instructions but the page was not included and I couldn't find the missing page on-line either. Installation was a bit more complicated than I thought it was going to be. Very sturdy product. It should do a great job for me. 480691


Comments

The base plates worked perfectly

Gary - 03/03/2019

50081

- 118-1
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The Real Story - The real story regarding what it takes to install the base is that it takes about 4 hours and . . - You will need a small sledge hammer to pound the unit into the frame cross tube such that the attach points are solid against the frame and align properly at the center point bottom of the frame. - You will need to remove the wheels to gain access to the side of the vehicle’s frame for drilling the attach points. - You may need to jack the car up for ground clearance, to drill the bottom hole. - I had to cut an access hole through the bumper cover to get the backing plate into the frame channel. - You will need to pry off the frame mud guard, if your car has one. - You may need to make a ruler like metal shim to hold the back plate while you screw the bottom bolt. - A 6 ft pole lever is needed to force the front of the base down and thereby pivot the back flange up to align it to the slot like hole in the frame. This area is critical so make sure the hole you drill is match centered!! - Drill small attach point holes first to make sure you have sufficient clearance on the back side, for the large washers and proper hole alignment with the base flange - If it all goes well . . plan on a 4 hour job. - The base is a real beast and could haul a Mac Truck! - It is by far the easiest base to install, of any I evaluated. - Would you recommend etrailer.com to a friend? Oh hell yes! 137381



- 118-1
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WELL BUILT PRODUCT. GOT IT HOOKED UP- NOW GOING CAMPING. THANKS FOR PROMPT DELIVERY. 85397



- 118-1
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Ashley, every thing you mailed me, fits perfect. Your one great Lady, you know your job without a doubt. I would you ask for a pay raise. Thank you. 710650



- 118-1
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1995 Geo Tracker

The quality of this product is unbelievably good. Installation was a breeze and took about an hour including clean up of tools. The welds and heavy gauge of the material used in fabrication tells me this tow bar will be around long after I am gone. Thank You for an excellent American made product. 493404



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1995 Geo Tracker

Perfect fit for my used 1995 Geo Tracker. Install took 2.5 hour. The next day towed the car for 800 miles without any issues. The only negative is the almost none existing instructions provided. 368919



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1993 Geo Tracker

Installed in about an hour 1/2 did not even have to Jack up truck. Then towed truck 4 hours right after had no problems . read other reviews first and was expecting to have more problems than I did. 315084


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Have been towing our truck up and down the east coast and all around FL at least once a month and have had no problems what so ever good product

DONALD H - 11/08/2017

30635

- 118-1
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1993 Suzuki Sidekick

Installed this set-up on a '93 Suzuki sidekick is use as my toad. 297539



- 118-1
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1992 Geo Tracker

What can I say, I towed for 7,244 miles this year and it works great. Thanks Jerry 278846



- 118-1
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1992 Geo Tracker

Good fit for Geo Tracker. Bottom holes have to be driller perfectly to align bottom bolts. 273834



- 118-1
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1991 Geo Tracker

Haven't installed these yet as I just received them yesterday. When I opened them I could see they are of the best quality as I have installed other brands before on other toad cars. Doesn't look too hard to install. Plan on doing it this week end. Very quick delivery as usual for e trailer!! 266800



- 118-1
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EASY TO PUT ON. WORK JUST FINE. 243589



- 118-1
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1990 Suzuki Sidekick

Received the brackets in a timely manner & they fit great thanks 226547



- 118-1
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1995 Geo Tracker

Excellent company t deal with, fast shipping. Installation took about and hour and a half. Seems to be well built. 166378



- 118-1
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1994 Geo Tracker

Thank you for very fast delivery of the base plate kit. Once installed, the tow bar fit perfectly. I had to remove the front tire to get to the spot to more easily drill the four holes needed to install the brackets. It would be helpful to see a drawing in the instructions to assure proper installation of bolts, washers, nuts, etc., in addition to the written instructions. With careful reading, I completed the installation but "a picture is worth a thousand words." Thank you for a well-made and well designed kit. 99286



- 118-1
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1991 Geo Tracker

The base plates installed very easily. No need to remove the bumper cover or any other parts to the car. However, the bolts on my tow bar are drilled 3 inches apart which is a bit wider than the bolt holes on the base plates and required extra drilling on my part. 79124



- 118-1
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Roadmaster

Product, as described. Delivered on time. Best price on internet and free shipping. IMO Roadmaster parts, way over priced. 78282



- 118-1
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Just what i expected 21007



- 118-1
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Geo Tracker

I'm impressed by the clever design, very thick metal plates and high quality welds. Looks like it could tow two or three of my 2,200 pound Geo Trackers. Trial fit looks good, now have to drill the holes in the frame rails. 15436



- 118-1
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The product and the company are the best I have found on the internet. The product was just as stated abd was not hard to install. 10202



- 118-1
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Geo Tracker

The base plates for my older geo tracker installed as the directions indicated they would and without any unwanted surprises.The plates themselves have quality welds as well as a good apperance. After installation was complete they were even in all perspectives.This product saved me from having to cut holes into the front plastic panels that would most likely not be replaceable.I will be more at ease while towing my tracker behind my motor home 10166



- 118-1
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Geo Tracker

I purchased a small Geo Tracker to tow behind my RV. So I needed the mounts the would allow me to tow it safely. After serching on the internet, I decided to purchase the mounts from etrailer because of low price andsimple design. (Some of them are really large.) The product was received 2 days earlier than expected. It fit like a glove. After drilling the Frame (per Instructions) the mount is as solid as if it came from the factory. What a PHENOMENOL job your company does!!! I would HIGHLEY recommend your company to anyone that needs Towing products such as this. Thanks, Chuck Thomas 10011



- 118-1
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1995 Geo Tracker

Tow Bar parts for my 95 Geo Tracker This company is by far the best I have ever done business with. My order was filled and delivered in less than a week from the time I entered it on line. I was kept up to date on the progress and when it was shipped. I can't say enough about them. 4310



- 607-4
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Review from a similar Roadmaster Classic Kit in Base Plates


It does what it suppose to. It was a easy hookup 8 bolts And the bar up front. I've pull lil truck a year no problems. Thanks 572246



- 108-1
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Review from a similar Roadmaster Classic Kit in Base Plates


I purchased tow bar attachments for my '89 Suburban in perpetration for 900 mile tow. The parts I purchased fit perfectly, no modifications needed and worked as expected. Very happy with purchase, Dave Mueller 556934



- 1117-1
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Review from a similar Roadmaster Classic Kit in Base Plates


Timely arrival ... a bolt on installation that went reasonably well. Learned from our mistakes. The next installation would be much easier. All in all a good product. A recommendation for your product. 52432



- 161-2
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Review from a similar Roadmaster Classic Kit in Base Plates


Received it today. It's in good condition. Already installed, as per instructions. It looks good too. I might need to check on safety cables and lights when I get a chance. Thanks. 10055



- 161-2
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Review from a similar Roadmaster Classic Kit in Base Plates


Quality seems to be good. Not enough flat washers supplied. Holes in brackets mismatch holes in frame more than stated. 178782



- 435-1
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Review from a similar Roadmaster Classic Kit in Base Plates


Product was as advertised. It arrived earlier than expected. The installation instructions were simple and easy to follow. The install had no problems. You need to center punch where you are going to drill because the surface to be drilled is not flat. You need to drill a pilot hole to ease drilling the larger hole. On the my '93 Ranger Splash the bumper came off with only the removal of 4 easy to reach nuts. A wrench is not required on the bolts as they were welded to a metal strip between them that made re-installation simple. The plastic air-dam on the bottom of the bumper can be removed easily to cut holes for the base plate to extend thru. Don't replace it until the bumper has been re-installed. 159816



- 801-1
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Review from a similar Roadmaster Classic Kit in Base Plates


I received the tow bar package one day after ordering it! I was relatively easy to install and came with excellent instructions. Bolt up application for an old car)1986 Montero.) 705981



- 1003-1
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Review from a similar Roadmaster Classic Kit in Base Plates


etrailer is super,what else can I say. The Roadmaster base plate, for my Samuari ,fit perfect and was super easy to install. I will be ordering a towbar, from etrailer, soon as I get time. 699715



- 118-8
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Review from a similar Roadmaster Classic Kit in Base Plates


installed the tow brackets per the instructions - the pictures in the instructions were small and weren't real helpful so I contacted Customer Service which sent me detailed photos of an installation on a similar vehicle - helped a lot! Thanks! Within a week we were off on a cross country trip down to Mexico, put on 6000 miles and then retorqed the bracket bolts. This is a good product, easy to use, and we've used it pretty hard - no problems so far! 697182



- 1418-3
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Review from a similar Roadmaster Classic Kit in Base Plates


I AM PERFECTLY HAPPY WITH THE BASE PLATE THAT I PURCHASED FROM YOU 690579



- 154-2
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Review from a similar Roadmaster Classic Kit in Base Plates


Finished the install on my 2002 Saturn SL-1 this afternoon. I won't be towing this vehicle until next month but this setup looks like it"s up to the job !!! 653373



- 1528-1
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Review from a similar Roadmaster Classic Kit in Base Plates


Good quality, reasonable price, simple installation. Also adds some protection to the underside of the CRV! GREAT customer service by Derek S!!! 652683



- 1411-1
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Review from a similar Roadmaster Classic Kit in Base Plates


Great quality and price excellent service first class all around 644913



- 607-5
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Review from a similar Roadmaster Classic Kit in Base Plates


Everything so far I have purchased has performed perfectly but even better has been the customer service which has been exemplary. Every question I have had has been answered in a timely and knowledgeable way. Thank you. 636233



- 1418-3
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Review from a similar Roadmaster Classic Kit in Base Plates


Awesome service 616572



- 711-2
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Review from a similar Roadmaster Classic Kit in Base Plates


Very satisfied. They fit perfectly. 611163



- 711-2
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Review from a similar Roadmaster Classic Kit in Base Plates


Ordered base plates to tow the Miata. Parts arrived very quickly and reasonably well packaged, Parts fit just as they should have. Very happy with transaction and will order from this vendor again. 593768



- 1208-1
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Review from a similar Roadmaster Classic Kit in Base Plates


The person that printed the directions had never installed a hitch on a vw transporter. I figured it out and got it installed. 590989



- 1208-1
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Review from a similar Roadmaster Classic Kit in Base Plates


I got my tow package and I just got it mounted on my Westvalia Vanagon went together real smooth, I'm very happy. Thank you again for your help and support Ted 10/26/2018 577863



- 427-8
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Review from a similar Roadmaster Classic Kit in Base Plates


Easy to put on once you sort out the mm & sae bolts and different sizes. Some fasteners had to be used to pull the brackets into position. The brackets fit in place without any trimming. (1997 Escort LX Sport 4 door) 427-8 kit Very easy install and low cost. 576632



- 1117-1
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Review from a similar Roadmaster Classic Kit in Base Plates


Very sturdy construction. Installation could be easier if the bolt that is inserted through unthreaded frame hole had eccentric head to facilitate tightening without holding bolt head. Fit was good! 546445



- 154-3
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Review from a similar Roadmaster Classic Kit in Base Plates


Very happy with the service I received, and so pleased with the base plate easy to install. Pics soon. Thank you etrailer 519657


Comments

I am very pleased with the baseplate and tow bar, I have had zero problems with any of it , so glad I chose etrailer

Jerry - 07/01/2019

57328

- 1003-1
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Review from a similar Roadmaster Classic Kit in Base Plates


Works great 509059



- 1417-1
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Review from a similar Roadmaster Classic Kit in Base Plates


Very well made and Fit perfectly . Was easy to install ... Good and secure ...I was missing a few washers and nuts ... but wasn't a problem ... just got them at a hardware store and was able to complete the job ... Highly recommend 502160



- 1401-1
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Review from a similar Roadmaster Classic Kit in Base Plates


Very easy to install and well built product. Instructions made the job go smoothly. With the tight tolerance on the backing plate bolt spacing, I had to do a small amount of filing on the 1989 Jeep Cherokee frame holes so that the plates would slide easily through. Other than that, no real problems. As mentioned in the instructions, I had to cut small sections out of the top and bottom of the bumper for the new brackets but the install looks really clean. 500673



- 118-8
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Review from a similar Roadmaster Classic Kit in Base Plates


well built fast ship great customer support what more can you ask for 498197



- 711-2
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Review from a similar Roadmaster Classic Kit in Base Plates


Works great, I only wish I had ordered the hidden brackets instead, kind of big on my Miata. 495203


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  • Base Plates, Tow Bar, and Accessories Needed to Flat Tow a 1993 Geo Tracker 4x4
  • Bascially, the Roadmaster Base Plates, # 118-1, will attach flat to the frame on the front of your 1993 Geo Tracker. We have not yet had the opportunity to install the base plates on a vehicle so we do not have pictures at this time. These base plates are what are called fixed brackets so they will always be visible on the vehicle. I recommend going with the XL style, # 118-3, which has removable arms, but otherwise install the same way. There are several other parts you will need to...
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  • Installing Brackets 40602 and Parts Needed to flat Tow a 1995 Suzuki Sidekick Behind an RV
  • Take a look at the picture I have included that shows how the Replacement Bumper Bracket Kit # 40602 should be installed on a vehicle. I recommend having this kit professionally installed. The best solution is to install custom base plates so the vehicle does not have to be modified for installation. If you have a 2-door model you can use # 118-1. For a 4-door model use # 1005-1. You could then use Tracker tow bar # RM-020. For safety cables I recommend # RM-643. The coiled design...
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  • Base Plate Kit for a Geo Tracker
  • In order to make the correct recommendation I need to know the year, make, and model of your Geo Tracker and if it is the 2-door or 4-door body style. Base plate kits are vehicle specific and you need to make sure you get the correct one for your specific vehicle; otherwise it will not fit. Base Plate Kits for Geo Trackers by Year Year Base Plate Kit 1989-1995 # 118-1 1996-19998 4-Door # 1007-2 1996-1998 2-Door # 118-8 1999-2004...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 1992 Geo Tracker Behind a Motor Home
  • I will be happy to help you out with your flat towing needs. The first thing you are going to want to do is consult the owners manual for your 1992 Geo Tracker. There should be information in the towing section or look for recreational towing in the index for more information on the specific procedure for your Tracker. The tow bar does not have a speed rating but the vehicle might. There are 5 items that will be needed to flat tow a vehicle: base plates, tow bar, safety cables, lighting,...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 1995 Geo Tracker 2 Door
  • All of the base plate kits available for your 1995 Geo Tracker will require drilling to install. The Roadmaster Base Plates # 118-1 is no exception. The drilling isn't anything major though and wouldn't be too big of an issue as long as you have access to a drill. There are several other components needed to flat tow a vehicle. When choosing a tow bar, you will need one that is compatible with standard base plates. I recommend the Roadmaster Stowmaster tow bar, part # RM-501. I have...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 1995 Geo Tracker Behind a Motor Home
  • Think of base plates the same way you would any vehicle specific part. Specific models of base plates are designed to fit specific vehicles and cannot be moved to other vehicles. The Roadmaster base plates # 1146-1 will not fit a 1995 Geo Tracker. You would not be able to modify them without compromising their integrity. Doing so would make them unsafe to use and may not even be possible depending on just how different the two vehicles are underneath. Roadmaster has 2 base plate options...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow 1994 Geo Tracker Behind Motorhome
  • We can help you get set for flat towing your vehicle behind your RV. A great starting point for you is the linked article on flat towing and the related articles on braking systems and hitch adapters. Each of the items required for safe and legal flat towing is described in the flat towing overview article. The parts needed include a tow bar, safety cables, a wiring/lighting kit of some kind, a high/low hitch adapter, sometimes a wiring extension and then also base plates and a braking...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 1994 Suzuki Sidekick Behind a Motor Home
  • Yes, Roadmaster base plates # 118-1 will fit your 1994 Suzuki Sidekick 2-door. All of the Roadmaster tow bars are compatible with these base plates. For an economical tow bar I recommend the Tracker # RM-020. For safety cables use # RM-643. For lighting, if your Sidekick has a metal roof, I recommend magnetic light kit # C-ATL20A. If it does not have a metal roof you can still use the magnetic light kit but you will also need magnetic tow light partners # TLP01. And finally, most...
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  • Recommended Base Plates Compatible With Roadmaster Falcon Tow Bar for a 1995 Geo Tracker 4WD
  • The Roadmaster Classic Base Plate Kit - Fixed Arms # 118-1 or the Roadmaster XL Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms # 118-3 are confirmed to fit your 1995 Geo Tracker. Either will work with your Quick Disconnect Plate on your Roadmaster Falcon Tow Bar. With either base plate, you will need to buy the complete base plate to utilize your quick disconnect plate and your Falcon 5250 tow bar. Let me know if you'd like help with the wiring, supplemental brake system, or other components for...
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  • Will Roadmaster Base Plate to Blue OX Adapter Fit on a 1994 Geo Tracker with Standard Base Plates
  • Yes, you are correct, the Roadmaster Base Plate to Blue Ox and Demco Tow Bars Adapter, item # RM-033 will adapt the Roadmaster Standard Base Plate Kit, item # 118-1 for the 1994 Geo Tracker, for use with a Blue OX towbar. The # RM-033 adapter will work with Roadmaster Standard, EZ or XL Base plate kits. If EZ or XL base plates are used, then the Roadmaster Quick Disconnects, item # RM-201 are required to easily remove the draw bars from the towed vehicle.
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  • Flat Towing Parts Needed for a 1990 Geo Tracker
  • Your vehicle is too old for me to be able to pull up the owners manual online, but if you check the owners manual in your vehicle there should be a section about recreational towing that details whether or not your vehicle can be flat towed and all the steps needed to be taken. For fixed arms that will always be visible at the front of the vehicle but that also cost less, use # 118-1. For base plates with removable arms but cost more use # 118-3. Next you will need a compatible...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 1994 Suzuki Sidekick Behind an RV with a Falcon II Tow Bar
  • It sounds like you not only need the bar but some of the other parts that originally came with it and the Falcon II tow bar # RM-520. That means you would need the whole assembly which is # 910021-00. The assembly and the tow bar will then be compatible with base plates # 118-1 for your 1994 Suzuki Sidekick. If the tow bar did not come with safety cables you will need a set of those as well # RM-643. You will also need a lighting solution. A popular option is the LED bulb and socket...
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  • Troubleshooting Misalignment After Roadmaster Base Plate Installation on 1994 Geo Tracker
  • The Roadmaster base plate kit # 118-1 should mount on your 1994 Geo Tracker so that you have a distance between the two front braces of 28-1/2-inches (with a 1/2-inch tolerance). The instructions (linked for reference) note this dimension and also to leave all fasteners loose after initial installation to allow for final adjustment and positioning before applying the final torque. Since the vehicle's front frame crossover tube is used for this installation you might try loosening the fasteners...
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  • Base Plate Kit Recommendation for Towing a 1995 Geo Tracker
  • You will need the Roadmaster Standard Base Plate Kit, item # 118-1, or the Roadmaster XL Base Plate Kit, item # 118-3, for your 1995 Geo Tracker. If you will not be towing the vehicle often I would recommend the standard base plate kit but if you are planning on towing more often then I would recommend the XL base plates with one of the nicer tow bars for convenience. Along with the base plate kit you will need a tow bar and wiring for the towed vehicles taillights. With the Standard...
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