Best 2013 Honda CR-V Base Plates

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  • 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,...
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  • Yes, you absolutely have to remove the fuse from your 2013 Honda CR-V when flat-towing. One option that will alleviate this process is installing a Roadmaster # RM76511 Fuse Bypass System. This unit is basically a permanent solution being that it is hardwired into your vehicle. There is a rocker switch that you depress when you are either driving which will activate the fuse or towing which will de-activate your fuse. By using this product, you do not have to worry about removing...
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  • After consulting with Blue Ox, I have found that the Blue Ox Base Plate Kit # BX2258 is a good fit for the 2013 Honda CR-V you are looking at. Regarding the radiator/oil cooler, if it is a factory-installed item, you will have no problem with the installation of the base plates. If it is an after-market product, you can simply move it to a more convenient location behind the grille. To install the Blue Ox base plates you referenced, you will need to remove the bumper fascia...
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  • Page 236 of the owners manual for a 2013 Honda CR-V states for extended towing you will need to remove the 7.5 amp accessory radio fuse located in the interior fuse box. This fuse should not be too difficult to pull but if you wanted to use a fuse bypass it is # RM76511. There should not be a problem installing any tow package components under the vehicle. For any wiring you can zip tie it up to an existing wiring harness. Avoid areas that may pinch or burn the wiring.
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  • First you will need to start with a base plate kit, the Blue Ox base plate kit part # BX2258 would be an excellent choice. Next, you will need a tow bar. For that I would go with the Blue Ox Alpha Tow Bar # BX7365 as it is the most popular tow bar we have with other CRV owners. This come with safety cables. For tow bar wiring I would recommend the Hopkins Kit part # HM56304. This will plug in line with your taillights and allow the tow vehicle to activate the turn signals...
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  • First let's start with a base plate kit for your 2013 Honda CR-V. For that you would want the Blue Ox Base Plate kit part # BX2258. The most popular tow bar we offer that would work great with this base plate kit is the Blue Ox Alpha part # BX7365. This tow bar has telescoping arms that will make connection and disconnection possible on unlevel terrain. These are much easier to use than the fixed arms tow bars. This comes with safety cables as well. For lighting you can...
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  • Flat towing a vehicle requires 5 essential components: a tow bar, safety cables, base plates, a wiring/lighting kit and a supplementary braking system, which is now required by law in most states. The linked article covers in detail each of these items and the available options. This will be a good starting point to familiarize yourself with the basics of flat towing, or dinghy towing as it is also known. As a general note, it is often easier (and less costly) to stay with one...
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  • There are five items needed when you flat-tow a vehicle. You will need base plates, a tow bar, safety cables, lighting for the CR-V, and most states now require a supplemental brake system. I will make some recommendations that will work with your 2013 CR-V. The base plates I recommend is the Roadmaster EZ4 Base Plate Kit, part # RM-521567-4. The tow bar I recommend is the RoadMaster Falcon All Terrain Tow Bar, part # RM-522. For safety cables I recommend part # RM-645. I...
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  • We offer three different Roadmaster base plate kits for your 2013 Honda CR-V. The one I would recommend for you would be the EZ5 # RM-521567-5 since you have a Roadmaster Falcon # RM-520 that installs in the hitch of your RV. All of the base plate kits for your vehicle are similar, but the advantage this system has is that it doesn't require the crossbar and it's a bit easier to connect and disconnect. For lighting you can use the diode kit, # RM-15267, and not have to worry...
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  • The two rods you referenced that are on the front of the Blue Ox Base Plate Kit # BX2258 that you referenced are designed for the installation of a connector used for tow bar lighting like what comes on the part # RM-2100.
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  • The EZ Roadmaster Base Plate kit part # 521567-1 that you have installed on your 2013 Honda CR-V is compatible with the Roadmaster Falcon Tow Bar part # RM-520. These two products were designed to work together so the Falcon would be a great tow bar for you to use. For safety cables you can use # RM-643. The coiled design helps keep the cables off of the ground. For lighting you can use the diode kit, # RM-15267, and not have to worry about cutting into the taillight...
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  • On the 2013 Honda CR-V there could one or two fuses that need to be pulled depending on the features of the vehicle. Consult the vehicle owners manual in the recreational towing section to determine which you have. If your owner's manual says to only pull the #19 ACC radio fuse, use fuse bypass # RM76511. If it states to pull the #19 ACC radio fuse and the #20 ACC key lock fuse, use fuse bypass # RM76512. I have linked a video showing installation of fuse bypass # # RM76511...
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  • If you look in the owners manual for your 2013 Honda CR-V it will tell you what fuse to pull and where it is located so you can flat tow your CR-V. From what I could find it is the accessory radio fuse that has to be pulled from the interior fuse panel. It is the 4th one from the left in the middle row, # 19. Confirm this with your owners manual.
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  • When flat towing a vehicle, there are 5 components that you are required to install to complete the connection between your motorhome (tow vehicle) and your vehicle (dinghy). Theses components include the vehicle base plates, tow bar, safety cables, tow bar wiring, and a supplemental braking system. Unfortunately, these components can be expensive due to their complex design and safety tolerances, like the supplemental braking system. However, these components are required...
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  • To flat to your 2013 Honda CR-V you would need to first start with a base plate kit. For that you would want the Blue Ox Tow Bar part # BX2258 which is a confirmed fit. It sounds like you have a Blue Ox tow bar already so this would attach directly to it. For wiring, I'd recommend the TrailerMate # TM783120 wiring harness, which is a plug and play installation that would require no cutting or splicing of the factory wiring. A fuse bypass like part # RM76511 is also recommended....
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  • For your 2013 Honda CR-V there are two options for base plate kits. Both of which would work with the Roadmaster Falcon tow bar part # RM-520 that you have already. The EZ4 part # RM-521567-4 is probably the set up that is the most similar to what you already have. It requires the crossbar of the Falcon to be used. If instead you don't want to use the crossbar you would want the EZ5 part # RM-521567-5. If it were me I would go with the EZ5 since you wouldn't have to use the...
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  • The Blue Ox Base Plates you referenced, their part # BX2258, are a correct fit for your 2013 Honda CR-V and these are fully compatible with your Blue Ox Aventa Tow Bar # BX7335. Flat towing a vehicle requires a number of components in addition to the tow bar and base plates: safety cables, a lighting kit and a supplementary braking system are also required for safe and legal flat-towing. You will also want to verify in your CR-V owner's manual that it can be transported in...
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  • We offer two base plates that are designed to fit your 2013 Honda CR-V. The first is part # RM-521567-4. These base plates have removable drawbars that make the base plates almost invisible. These base plates will work with any Roadmaster tow bars. The second base plate kit we offer is part # RM-521567-5. This has the same features with removable arms but will work with Roadmaster tow bars that are motor-home-mounted only. There are five items you need when flat-towing....
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  • The base plates I recommend that will work with your Falcon 5250 tow bar is the Roadmaster EZ4 Base Plate Kit, part # RM-521567-4. These will work with the adapters you have mounted on the arms in the photo you sent. You also need safety cables like part # RM-643. For tow bar wiring I recommend part # RM-15247. You will need to pull fuses per your owner's manual. You can simply flip a switch by using a fuse bypass like part # RM76511 for the number 19 ACC radio fuse and part...
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  • Thanks for your picture, it helped out a lot. As long as your 2013 Honda CR-V doesn't have a brush guard the Roadmaster EZ5 Base Plate Kit # RM-521567-5 will the right base plate kit for you. It's important to note that safety chain anchor brackets for Sterling cables will not fit this base plate kit. To use with Sterling tow bar the Sterling cable anchors must be attached to the frame of the vehicle or welded to the receiver portion of the bracket. I have linked the...
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