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Custom Roadmaster and Blue Ox base plates are designed to help you safely tow your vehicle. A variety of styles that allow for permanent or removable draw bars and different attachment methods will allow you to choose the system that best fits your towing needs.

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Roadmaster EZ4 Base Plate Kit Installation - 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Speaker 1: Today on this 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee, we'll be having a look at and showing you how to install the Roadmaster EZ4 base plate kit with removable arms. Part number RM-521440-4.Here's what our base plate looks like installed. Now what sets this base plate apart from other options in the market, is how clean it looks once it's installed and not in use. With the removable arms taken out, the socket on the base plate goes right inside of where our tow hook housing is. Maintaining a nice clean look on our vehicle. With the arm not in place, the furthest point out is our safety cable attachment point right here.


Roadmaster EZ4 Base Plate Kit Installation - 2014 Jeep Wrangler

Speaker 1: Today on our 2014 Jeep Wrangler, we're gonna take a look at and show you how to install the Roadmaster EZ4 Base Plate Kit with removable arms. Part number is RM-521448-4. As you can see the base plate is gonna give us a perfect connection point for our tow bar to our vehicle. This is designed, as you can see, to work with the Roadmaster Quick-Disconnect Crossbar, also with any other Roadmaster tow bar it'll work out fine. On our website we also have adapters available if you already have a tow bar by a different manufacturer. This can easily be converted over to work with that tow bar.As you can see this is gonna give us that nice heave duty cross bar, allow us to haul our vehicle behind our motor home and to do it safely.


Roadmaster EZ5 Base Plate Kit Installation - 2018 Chevrolet Equinox

Speaker 1: Today on our 2018 Chevrolet Equinox, we're going to be installing Roadmaster's EZ5 base plate kit, part number RM-523193-5. This base plate's going to allow you to hook your vehicle up to the back of your RV. So you no longer need to get a dolly or trailer to haul that car behind you.The detachable arms can be removed by releasing the pin here and sliding and spinning it outward. This way when you're not hauling your vehicle behind your RV, you can remove these, you don't have to worry about those hitting anything when you're parking.There's a location on each side of the base plate to hook up the safety chain. So when you're flat towing it behind your RV, you've got that extra layer of security. There's two brackets located on your base plate.


Roadmaster Base Plates RM-523195-5 Review

Speaker 1: Today we're going to take a look at the Roadmaster EZ5 Base Plate kit with the removal arms. This is a custom fit part. It is designed to fit the 2016 and newer Chevrolet Suburban 1500 and Chevrolet Tahoe vehicles. On a custom fit part I always like to recommend for you to go to our web site, use our fit guide. Put in your year and model vehicle and it'll show you if this will work for your application. Now, these EZ5 brackets provide attachment points for your motorhome-mounted tow bar.


Blue Ox Base Plate Kit Installation - 2018 Ford F-150

Speaker 1: Today on our 2018 Ford F150, we're gonna be taking a look at and showing you how to install the Blue Ox baseplate kit with removal arms, part number BX2671. This baseplate is gonna allow us to tow our Ford safely down the road behind our RV while we're traveling. It's gonna spread towing force between two brackets, minimizing the weight placed on the suspension. This is gonna be one of five main components in a flat two setup. Along with this, there's wiring, the braking system, safety cables, and your tow bar. This is what our baseplate looks like when it's installed.


Roadmaster EZ5 Base Plate Kit Installation - 2018 Chevrolet Malibu

Speaker 1: Today, in this 2018 Chevrolet Malibu, we'll be having a look at and showing you how to install the Roadmaster EZ5 Base Plate Kit with Removable Arms, part number RM-523186-5. This is what our base plate looks like installed. What's really great about this base plate, which sets it apart from other options in the market, is how clean it looks once it's installed. With the removable arms out for when you're not towing it, the only part you're going to see is our safety chain attaching point right here by our license plate. This gives it a really great clean look. Now, the socket for removable arm is recessed inside the bumper, so you can barely see it.When we do need to tow, we can take our arm.


Roadmaster EZ5 Base Plate Kit Installation - 2017 Ford Focus

Speaker 1: Today on our 2017 Ford Focus, we're going to take a look at and show you how to install the Roadmaster EZ5 direct connect base plate kit with removable arms. Part number is RM-524443-5. Here's what our base plate's going to look like once you get it installed. As you can see with the removable arm design, we're not leaving or really changing the overall look of the vehicle with a big cross bar or big arms that hang out.Now when ready for use, we have our removable arms. You can see our tow bar's actually going to attach right to that pin location there. So all we'll need to do is slide it in and rotate it.


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Base Plates Questions and Answers

  • 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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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2018 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk Behind Motor Home
  • To flat tow your 2018 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk behind your motor home, you will need a base plate kit, tow bar, safety cables, a lighting solution and a supplemental braking system. Starting with the base plate kit, I recommend the Roadmaster EZ5 Base Plate Kit # RM-521446-5. I checked with Roadmaster and confirmed that these will fit your 2018 Cherokee Trailhawk. The EZ5 brackets are virtually invisible and easy to mount and remove. Then for a compatible tow bar, I recommend the Roadmaster...
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  • Flat Towing Setup Recommendation for a 2014 Honda CR-V
  • We have everything you would need to flat tow your 2014 Honda CR-V. First lets start with a base plate kit as that is the attachment point on the vehicle. For that you would want the Blue Ox Base Plate kit part # BX2258. I attached an install video for you to check out as well. The Blue Ox Alpha # BX7365 is the most popular tow bar we offer that has been confirmed to work with the base plate kit so it should work very well. It also comes with safety cables. For trailer wiring you...
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  • Recommended Flat-Towing Equipment for 2017 Jeep Cherokee
  • The base plates we offer that are designed to fit your Cherokee is the Roadmaster EZ5 Base Plate Kit, part # RM-521447-5. This base plate kit has drawbars that can be removed for a clean, almost-hidden look. The installation may require trimming of spoiler, air dam, grille or plastic fascia. We do not offer any Blue Ox base plates that are designed to fit your Jeep. There are five items needed when you are flat-towing. You need the base plates, like those mentioned, a tow bar, safety...
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  • Recommended Flat Towing System For 2017 Chevy Spark With Manual Transmission
  • According to the 2017 Chevy Spark owners manual, only the manual transmission vehicles can be flat towed. Automatic transmission vehicles can only be transported with all four wheels off the ground on a trailer. If you have the manual transmission, then I recommend the Roadmaster EZ4 Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms # RM-523185-4 if you don't have active air shutters. This installation should use the Loctite Threadlocker # LT37420. For a tow bar that either stays with the vehicle...
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  • Can a 2017 Chevy Colorado be Flat Towed?
  • Yes, you can flat tow your 2017 Chevy Colorado so long as it has a Four-Wheel Drive Low setting. There are a number of things you will need to flat tow, starting with base plates. If your Colorado does not have Adaptive Cruise Control, I recommend going with the Roadmaster EZ5 Base Plate Kit # RM-523182-5. If you do have Adaptive Cruise Control or your Colorado is a Z71 Trail Boss or ZR2 model you would need to go with the Blue Ox Base Plate Kit # BX1721. For a tow bar, a great option...
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  • All Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Behind a Motorhome
  • You are correct that there are quite a few parts necessary to flat tow your 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee behind your motorhome but I'll be happy to list everything you'll need. As you mentioned, you'll need base plates, and the Roadmaster EZ5 # RM-521440-5 is a confirmed fit for your Jeep so long as it is not an SRT-8 model, which since you listed this part I assume it is not. For a tow bar I recommend the Roadmaster Falcon 2 # RM-520 which is out most popular option due to how easy it is...
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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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  • Which Models of a 2017 Ford Edge are Flat Towable
  • I did some research on the 2017 Ford Edges and it looks like as long as you have a V6 model it can be flat towed. That includes AWD and FWD models. The 4 cylinders are not flat-towable, yet the 6 cylinders are. For a base plate kit you then would want the part # RM-524444-4 which is a confirmed fit and would work well for a base plate kit. 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....
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  • Parts Required to Flat Tow 2015 Fiat 500 Sport Behind Motorhome
  • Safe and legal flat towing requires a few components, all of which are detailed in the linked overview article. These items include the tow bar, safety cables, a wiring/lighting kit of some kind, a high/low hitch adapter and base plates and a braking system for the towed car. Additional articles are linked too. Starting with base plates, you can use the Roadmaster EZ2 kit # 522013-1A along with their Falcon 2 tow bar # RM-520. For safety cables use the coiled type # RM-643 and for lighting...
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  • What is Needed to Flat Tow a 2007 Hummer H3
  • For a base plate kit for your 2007 Hummer H3 I would recommend the Roadmaster XL Base Plate Kit # 2505-1. Next you will need a tow bar, I recommend the RoadMaster Sterling All Terrain Tow Bar # RM-576. This tow bar comes with wiring, safety cables and quick-disconnects. I attached installation instructions for you to check out also. The next component you will need to flat tow the vehicle is lighting. There are actually several lighting methods depending on your needs and how often you...
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  • Flat Towing a 2016 Chevy Sonic Behind a Motorhome
  • To flat tow your 2016 Chevrolet Sonic you're going to need several items. For starters, I recommend the Blue Ox Alpha Tow Bar # BX7365 which connects to your RV by your trailer hitch receiver. The arms swivel, making it easier to connect to your Sonic and the Alpha comes with safety cables. Next you'll need the Blue Ox Base Plate Kit # BX1703 which is compatible with your Sonic. It's fairly easy to install, with no welding and is barely noticeable when the tabs are removed. For...
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  • Recommendations for Towing a 2017 Fiat 500 Behind a Motorhome
  • If you have the automatic transmission, then your 2017 Fiat 500 FWD must be towed using a tow dolly like # RM-2050-1. This is due to the transmission design style to prevent damage. If you have the manual 5 speed, you can tow it as it with a speed restriction of 65 mph. If you have the manual 5 speed transmission, I recommend the following: *Roadmaster EZ2 Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms # 522013-1A *Roadmaster Falcon 2 Tow Bar - Motorhome Mount - 2" Hitch - 6,000 lbs # RM-520 *Safety...
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  • What do I Need to Flat Tow a Jeep Wrangler JK with Factory Bumper
  • To flat tow your Jeep Wrangler JK behind your motorhome, you will need a base plate kit, tow bar, safety cables, tail light wiring harness, and a supplemental braking system. Depending on the year of your Wrangler, you may also need a Brake-Lite Relay, # RM-88400, (2012, 2013, 2015-2018) or a Stoplight Switch, # RM-751452 (2007-2011, 2014). For your base plates and tow bar, I recommend using the Roadmaster Direct Connect Base Plate Kit, # RM-521448-5 for 2010-2018 or # 1429-3 for 2007-2009,...
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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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  • Everything Needed to Flat Tow a 2016 GMC Canyon 4x4
  • I checked the owners manual of a 2016 GMC Canyon it states that the 4x4 models that have a Neutral and Four-Wheel Drive Low setting can be flat towed. For a base plate kit for your Canyon you would want the part # RM-523182-4 that has been confirmed as a fit. 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...
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  • Recommended Components For Flat-Towing 2015 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
  • We do offer base plates that are designed to work with a 2015 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited as long as it has factory bumpers installed. When flat-towing there are 5 items needed. You will need base plates, a tow bar, safety cables, lighting for the towed vehicle, and most states not require a supplemental brake system. I recommend either the Roadmaster part # RM-521448-5 and part # RM-521448-4. These will not work with the 10th Anniversary Rubicon or Call of Duty Edition. The tow bar...
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  • Recommendations on Flat Towing a 2017 Honda Fit with a Manual Transmission.
  • According to the Owner's Manual, the 2017 Honda Fit is towable behind a motorhome if it has the manual transmission. The Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) model cannot be flat towed. The base plate that I recommend for the Honda Fit is the Blue Ox Base Plate Kit # BX2261. The Blue Ox base plate is a custom fit piece that is hidden beneath the vehicle's body. Blue Ox also provides all the hardware needed. Blue Ox does state that the bumper fascia will have to be removed and...
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  • Difference Between Roadmaster EZ5 and EZ4 Base Plates For 2016 Jeep Wrangler
  • The difference between the EZ4 Base Plate kit part # RM-521448-4 and the EZ5 kit # RM-521448-5 is that the EZ4 uses twist-lock drawbars while the EZ5 uses drawbars held in place by pins and doesn't require the use of a crossbar. I would go with the EZ5 if it were me since not having to use the crossbar is just one less thing to worry about. 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....
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  • Baseplate Kit And Adapter Compatible With Duncan Towmatic II For 1991 Toyota Pickup
  • For your 1991 Toyota Pickup the Duncan Towmatic II can be used if you use the Roadmaster XL Base Plate Kit # 1146-1 along with the RoadMaster Base Plates to Duncan Towmatic II, Karbar and EazAligner Tow Bars Adapter # RM-038. These removable drawbars, are held in place with a pin and clip, and make the baseplates virtually invisible when not towing the car. I recommend using Loctite Threadlocker # LT37420 for your baseplate installation. I also recommend the RoadMaster 68" Single Hook,...
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