Best 2012 Honda CR-V Base Plates

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  • Photos? I can do you one better than that. If you click the provided link, you can see the Blue Ox # BX2258 being installed on a 2014 Honda CR-V. The install on your 2012 model would be identical. If you haven't already chosen a tow bar, you can't go wrong with the Blue Ox Alpha, part # BX7365. The Alpha's swiveling and self-aligning arms make attaching the vehicle to the tow bar easy, even when you're not on perfectly level ground. Safety cables are included. To wire your...
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  • I will be happy to help you with the parts you will need to start the next chapter in your lives. There are at least 5 things you will need to flat tow your 2012 Honda CR-V: base plates, tow bar, safety cables, lighting, and supplemental braking. For base plates the most popular option are the Roadmaster EZ4 base plates # RM-521567-4. I have linked a video showing how these base plates install. For a compatible tow bar the most popular option is the Falcon 2 # RM-520. I...
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  • Blue Ox base plates are not compatible with a Demco tow bar. Base Plates # BX2258 will fit Blue Ox Aventa # BX7445, Aladdin, # BX4325, Alpha, # BX7365, and Allure, # BX7460P tow bars. The Aventa, # BX7445, is a popular option and it also comes with safety cables. For lighting on your 2012 Honda CR-V, I recommend the bulb and socket kit # RM-155 because you will not need to cut into the vehicle wiring to install it. Most states now require supplemental braking on the vehicle...
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  • The Roadmaster EZ Base Plate Kit, part 521567-1 and EZ4 Base Plate Kit, part # RM-521567-4 are both designed to fit your 2012 Cr-V. We do not have the EZ2 base plates available for your vehicle. The biggest difference between the 2 base plate kits is that the # RM-521567-4 sits further back when installed for a cleaner look. Both system feature removable arms and are compatible with all Roadmaster tow bars, so either one will work great with your Falcon 2. It sounds...
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  • The Blue Ox Alpha, # BX7365, Aventa LX, # BX7445, and the Aladdin, # BX4325, are all folding tow bars that are compatible with the Blue Ox Base Plate Kit, # BX2258. Each of these tow bars have folding arms and can secure in place horizontally using a hold-up bolt. They also feature telescoping, non-binding arms that make connecting and disconnecting easy. You may also be interested in the Blue Ox Towing Accessories Kit, # BX88229. This kit includes many items needed to flat...
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  • The base plate kit for your 2012 Honda CR-V, part # 521567-1, will work with all current Roadmaster tow bars. I would recommend using the RoadMaster Falcon All Terrain Tow Bar, # RM-522, with this base plate kit. We have a demonstration video featuring this tow bar for you to check out, see link. Other tow bars can be used with the Roadmaster base plates. We have a Base Plate Adapter Table, see link, that you can use to select a base plate adapter if you are looking at a...
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  • The Blue Ox base plates # BX2258 will fit your 2012 Honda CR-V. Make sure to consult the vehicle owners manual to determine if the vehicle can be flat towed and if there are any specific recommendations from the manufacturer. In addition to base plates you will also need a tow bar, safety cables, lighting, and supplemental braking. For a tow bar, the base plates are compatible with the Aventa, Aladdin, Alpha and Allure tow bars. I recommend the Aventa # BX7445 because it also...
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  • Installation of base plates like the Roadmaster EZ5 kit # RM-521567-5 can be done by the end user or by a local shop if you prefer. The linked instructions outline the process and include color photos to help illustrate. I also linked an install video showing this kit installed on a 2014 CR-V. The linked article on flat towing may be of interest; it details all of the items needed for safe and legal flat towing.
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  • You are on the right track, but you will need a few more components to flat tow your 2012 Honda CR-V. The Blue Ox base plate part # BX2258 is a confirmed fit for your vehicle and would work well with the Alpha Tow Bar part # BX7365. The Trailermate harness part # TM783120 is also a confirmed fit for wiring and would work well. Fuse(s) must be pulled during towing. Please check owner's manual. We have a product that allows you to deactivate the circuit with the flip of a...
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  • First, you will want to consult the vehicle owners manual and/or Honda because in the research I did I found that Honda does not recommend flat towing the 2012 CR-V. The LX model may be the one exception but you will need to consult the vehicle owners manual to be sure. For base plates you can use # BX2258 that you have referenced. The compatible tow bars for this base plate set do mount to the RV receiver. These types of tow bars are preferred because they offer a better ride...
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  • Roadmaster EZ5 Base Plate Kit # RM-521567-5 consists of the main base plate assembly that bolts on to the CR-V and the removable twist-lock arms that connect to a compatible tow bar like the Falcon All Terrain # RM-522. Lighting/wiring components for the towed vehicle are not included with the kit but you can see such items using the linked page. Wiring/lighting kit options for your CR-V include custom-fit plug-in harnesses like the Hopkins # HM56304, magnetic light kits like...
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  • The advantage to pulling a fuse to allow your 2012 Honda CR-V to be towed is that you don't end up losing your radio presets. Also using a fuse bypass switch like the part # RM76512 will be much easier than disconnecting the vehicle battery every time you go to tow. You would just need to flip the switch and it would be ready to tow.
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  • In order to use the Blue Ox Base Plate kit part # BX2258 with a Roadmaster Falcon Tow 2 Bar part # RM-520 you would just need to use the correct adapter, part # RM-031. To complete your tow bar setup you may also be interested in the Hopkins Tow Bar Wiring # HM56304 that is custom fit for your vehicle. See install video. And finally, most states now require supplemental braking in the vehicle being flat towed. The easiest system to set up and use is the Even Brake proportional...
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  • Yes, the Blue Ox Base Plate Kit # BX2258 that you referenced is compatible with your Blue Ox Aventa LX tow bar part # BX7445. I attached an install video for you to check out as well. For lighting I would recommend the custom install kit part # HM56304 which will install by plugging inline with the taillight harnesses you have on your vehicle. Install video for this attached as well. And finally, most states now require supplemental braking in the vehicle being flat towed....
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