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  • Base Plates for 2007 Honda Element With Falcon Tow Bar
  • In order to use your Falcon 5250 tow bar to flat tow your 2007 Honda Element you will need specific base plates, the Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit # 1541-5. I am not 100 percent sure what you mean by "purchase the base plate which was sold" with your Element, but you will need the Roadmaster base plates to use your tow bar. I have added a photo a customer sent in which shows these base plates on their Honda Element so you can see how they will look when installed on your car.
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  • Base Plate Receiver Cover Options For Roadmaster And Blue Ox Base Plates
  • We do have a couple of base plate plug options for your Ram 1500 depending on what base plate you have. If you have the Roadmaster EZ TwistLock base plate brackets with 1-1/2" inner diameter receivers, including EZ4 and EZ5, then you can use the Roadmaster EZ Base Plate 1-1/2" Receiver Covers # RM-210. If you have the Roadmaster EZ2 TwistLock base plate brackets with 1-1/4" inner diameter receivers, then you can use the Roadmaster EZ2 Base Plate 1-1/4" Receiver Covers # RM-212. Or If...
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  • Does Base Plate for 2019 Jeep Wrangler with Steel Bumper Replace Skid Plate
  • When installing the Demco base plate kit on a 2019 Jeep Wrangler like your Rubicon you end up removing the skid plate under the vehicle and replacing it with the diamond plate skid plate that comes with this. There is no drilling required to install the base plate though.
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  • How to Use Blue Ox Tow Bar With Roadmaster Base Plates on 2005 Honda CR-V
  • You can use your Blue Ox tow bar on your 2005 Honda CR-V with Roadmaster base plates with the right adapter, depending on the base plates your Honda has. - Roadmaster Crossbar-Style Base Plate Kit # 1555-5 are Roadmaster XL base plates and require the Blue Ox Tow Bar to Roadmaster Standard, EZ and XL Base Plates Adapter # BX88178 - Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit # 1555-3 are Roadmaster MX base plates and require the Blue Ox Tow Bar to Roadmaster EZ5, MS, and MX Base Plates Adapter...
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  • Recommended Base Plates For 2016 Ford Explorer
  • The Roadmaster MX Base Plate Kit, part # 3154-3 will work only with the Roadmaster tow bars that slide into a trailer hitch, such as the Sterling, Blackhawk, Blackhawk 2, Falcon and Falcon 2. The MX base plates will not work with tow bars that require a hitch ball. If you are looking for base plates that are designed to fit your 2016 Explorer, we offer the Blue Ox Base Plate Kit, part # BX2668. These base plates will fit the Blue Ox Aventa, Aladdin, Alpha, and Avail tow bars. These base...
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  • Will Blue Ox Base Plate Arms Fit Roadmaster Base Plates for 2020 Jeep Gladiator
  • The arms of blue ox base plates will not fit the Roadmaster base plates for your 2020 Jeep Gladiator, the Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit # RM-521453-5. However, if that was something you wanted because you had a Blue Ox tow bar, you can still use it with these base plates, and all you need is an adapter, the Blue Ox Tow Bar to Roadmaster EZ5, MS, and MX Base Plates Adapter Brackets # BX88185. I have added links below to video reviews for you to check out as well.
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  • Are Base Plates Necessary to Tow 2005 Chevy Aveo with a Tow Bar
  • A vehicle specific Base Plate Kit is required to complete the connection between the tow bar system and the towed vehicle. The base plates remain permanently affixed to the vehicle being towed. A 2005 Chevy Aveo would need the part # 3129-1 XL Style Base Plate Kit. You would then choose a tow bar with the features you want that is compatible with the XL style base plates. The Roadmaster Tracker Tow Bar, part # RM-020, or any other tow bar that is compatible with the XL base plates would...
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  • Will Roadmaster Base Plate from 2012 GMC Terrain Fit 2016 Terrain
  • The Roadmaster EZ Base Plate Kit with Removeable Arms # 523163-1 that is confirmed to fit the 2012 GMC Terrain is not a fit for the 2016 Terrain. The # 523163-1 base plate kit is designed to fit the 2010-2015 Terrain. The Roadmaster base plates that are confirmed to fit the 2016 GMC Terrain are the EZ5 Base Plate Kit # RM-523184-5 and the EZ4 Base Plate Kit # RM-523184-4. Both of these base plates are compatible with the Roadmaster Falcon 2 Tow Bar # RM-520.
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  • Differences Between the Roadmaster XL and EZ4 Base Plates
  • Aside from the difference you noted, the Roadmaster XL Base Plate Kit # 1444-1 is intended for use on Rubicon Hard Rock models only. The EZ4 Base Plate Kit # RM-521448-4 is designed for most 2 door models, but will not fit aftermarket bumpers, winches, guards, Call of Duty of 10th Anniversary models. For your 2016 Wrangler Sahara you will want to use the EZ4 # RM-521448-4 base plate kit. The other base plate option for your Sahara is the Roadmaster EZ5 Base Plate Kit # RM-521448-5. These...
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  • Are There Base Plate Plugs Available to Keep Base Plate Sockets Clean
  • We have a number of base plate plugs available. Whether we have one for you will depend on the size you need. I have listed our base plate plugs and the size plug that they are. You can measure your base plate socket to see what size you need. The Replacement Cap for Blue Ox Base Plate Kits # BLU96XR is 1-1/8". The Roadmaster EZ2 Base Plate 1-1/4" Receiver Covers # RM-212 are 1-1/4" The Roadmaster EZ Base Plate 1-1/2" Receiver Covers # RM-210 are 1-1/2" If the Curt Custom Base Plate...
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  • Purpose of Short Safety Cables that Come with Blue Ox Base Plate Kits
  • They are basically a safety chain setup for the base plate kit. They are designed to attach to the frame of the vehicle and the base plate kit. This is actually a common issue that our installers also deal with on many different vehicles. It is not spelled out in the instructions but since these base plates do not have an attachment point especially for the short cables included with the base plates you will have to loop the cables around the base plate assembly and around the frame somewhere...
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  • How To Use Blue Ox Tow Bar with Roadmaster Base Plate Kit on 2022 Chevy Colorado
  • In order to use a Blue Ox Tow Bar with a Roadmaster Base Plate Kit like the Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit part # RM37VR which is a fit for a 2022 Chevrolet Colorado you'll need an adapter, the Blue Ox Tow Bar to Roadmaster EZ5, MS, and MX Base Plates Adapter Brackets part # BX88185.
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  • Base Plate & Tow Bar For 2018 Toyota 4Runner
  • I checked with our manufacturers and there is one base plate that fits a 2018 Toyota 4Runner, the Roadmaster Crossbar-Style Base Plate Kit # 1185-1. Your 4Runner must have tow hooks, and the base plate won't fit Limited or Nightshade Special Edition models, or models with Kinetic Dynamic Suspension. An accompanying tow bar that will work with these base plates is the etrailer SD Non-Binding Tow Bar for Roadmaster Crossbar-Style Base Plates # e44ZR.
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  • Base Plate Compatibility of etrailer SD Non-Binding Tow Bar
  • The etrailer SD Non-Binding Tow Bar - RV Mount, # e34ZR is confirmed to fit Demco base plates. However, we offer kits that will attach to Valley or Reese base plates, Blue Ox or Curt base plates, Roadmaster base plates, there are two different kits for the crossbar style or the direct connect style, as well as Duncan base plates. You'll want to make sure you get the appropriate kit with the ends that will attach to the base plate you're installing on your vehicle. Please note the attached...
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  • Installation Comparison of Roadmaster and Blue Ox Base Plate Kit for Ford Flex
  • The Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit, # RM-524435-5 is supplied with all needed hardware for installation. This base plate kit is not designed with same type cables as the Blue Ox Base Plate Kit, # BX2645.
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  • Additional Base Plate for the Rack'em Manufacturing Removable Wheel Chock Part # RA-17
  • The part number for the base plate used in the Rack'em Manufacturing Removable Wheel Chock part # RA-17 is the Steel Replacement Base part # RA-17B. Please keep in mind that this is the base plate only and you will need to supply your own hardware in order to secure the base plate to your trailer.
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  • Base Plate Kit for 2017 Jeep Wrangler Willys Edition
  • For your 2017 Jeep Wrangler with the Willy's Edition trim package, providing you have the standard front bumper, I recommend the etrailer Invisible Base Plate Kit, # e98949. While not a Blue Ox base plate kit such as the Blue Ox Base Plate Kit, # BX1133 that is for a Winter Edition trim package, this base plate kit is compatible with all etrailer, Demco, and Blue Ox tow bars.
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  • Using Blue Ox Tow Bars with Roadmaster Base Plate on 2013 Ford F-150?
  • While we usually recommend to get matching base plates and tow bars, since there are no blue ox base plates for your 2013 Ford F-150 I understand wanting a workaround so you can still use your Blue Ox tow bar # BX7380. I have a solution for you! First, for your 2013 Ford F-150 FX4 -without Ecoboost, the Roadmaster Crossbar-Style Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms # 495-1A is a fit. The crossbar style on this base plate is more versatile since it's the "classic" base plate design. The other...
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  • Adapters Need To Connect A Blue Ox Tow Bar To A Roadmaster EZ-5 Direct-Connect Base Plate
  • To connect your Blue Ox tow bar to the Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms # RM-521195-5 you'll need the Blue Ox Tow Bar to Roadmaster EZ5, MS, and MX Base Plates Adapter Brackets # BX88185. These adapters will mount in the tabs of your Blue Ox tow bar allowing you to connect to the EZ-5 base plate style of this base plate. Note: If you have the Blue Ox Rangefinder II there are no available adapters and you will have to instead use a crossbar style base plate like...
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  • Adapters to Use Blue Ox Tow Bar With Roadmaster Base Plates
  • Yes, there are adapters available which allow you to use Blue Ox tow bars with Roadmaster base plates, though the application depends on which tow bar and base plate you have. The Blue Ox Tow Bar to Roadmaster EZ5, MS, and MX Base Plates Adapter Brackets # BX88185 works with Blue Ox motor-home-mounted tow bars and fits Roadmaster EZ5, MS, and MX base-plate models. The Blue Ox Tow Bar to Roadmaster Standard, EZ and XL Base Plates Adapter # BX88178 fits Roadmaster XL, EZ and standard base-plate...
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