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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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Best 2015 Ford Edge Base Plate Options

Speaker 1: Today we're gonna be taking a look at the best base plate options for your 2015 Ford Edge.Here on top we're gonna have the Roadmaster, part number 524454-4. Here in the center we have the Blue Ox, part number BX2657. Here on the bottom we have another Blue Ox, part number BX 2667. Out of these three, if it was my vehicle, my choice would be the Roadmaster. The reason is, it's gonna install a lot easier, it's only gonna require you to open one hole in your chassis to a half inch. The other two are gonna require a lot more modifying on your chassis to get 'em installed.This bottom Blue Ox here is gonna be a lot heavier.


Best 2018 Ford Edge Base Plate Options

Speaker 1: Today we're going to be taking a looking at the best base plate options for your 2018 Ford Edge. Here on top we're going to have the Road-Master, part number 524454-4. Here in the center we have the Blue Ox, part number BX2657. Here, on the bottom we have another Blue Ox, part number BX2667. Out of these three, if it was my vehicle, my choice would be the Road-Master. The reason is it's going to install a lot easier, it's only going to require you to open one hole in your chassis to a half inch.


Best 2017 Ford Edge Base Plate Options

Speaker 1: Today we're going to be taking a look at the best base plate options for your 2017 Ford Edge. Here on top, we're going to have the Roadmaster, part number 524454-4. Here in the center, we have the Blue Ox, part number BX2657. Here on the bottom, we have another Blue Ox part number BX2667. Out of these three, if it was my vehicle, my choice would be the Roadmaster. The reason is it's going to install a lot easier.


Best 2016 Ford Edge Base Plate Options

Speaker 1: Today, we're going to be taking a look at the best base plate options for our 2016 Ford Edge. Here on top, we're going to have the Roadmaster, part number 524454-4. Here in the center, we have the Blue Ox, part number BX2657. Here on the bottom, we have another Blue Ox, part number BX2667. Out of these three, if it was my vehicle, my choice would be the Roadmaster. The reason is, it's going to install a lot easier.


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  • Recommendations for Flat Towing 2018 Ford F-150
  • As long as you have all the components needed for flat towing, and they are all properly rated for the 2018 Ford F-150, you will not have any issues pulling this vehicle behind your Tiffin RV. There is no need to go to a lighter vehicle if a Ford F-150 is what you truly are wanting. In order to flat tow any vehicle, you will need a base plate kit, tow bar, safety cables, tow bar wiring, and a supplemental braking system. If you do end up deciding on the 2018 Ford F-150, recommendations...
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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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  • 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 a 2015 Smart Car Behind a Motor Home
  • To flat tow your 2015 Smart car behind your motor home you will need base plates on the car, a compatible tow bar to connect the car to the RV, safety cables, lighting, and supplemental braking. For base plates I recommend the Roadmaster EZ base plates # 52285-1. These base plates feature removable arms so that the base plates can't be seen when you are just driving the Smart car like normal. For a compatible tow bar I recommend the Falcon 2, # RM-520. It is a very popular tow bar...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Flat-Towing Setup for a 2018 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2
  • Before you purchase the necessary components needed to flat-tow your 2018 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 behind your 2014 Tiffin Allegro Open Road 36LA you will want to review the "Recreational Towing" section of your owner's manual for any special clauses. In order to flat-tow your Colorado you will need a base plate kit, tow bar, supplemental braking system, safety cables, tow bar wiring, and a possible high-low adapter. The only base plate kit we have for your Colorado with the ZR2 package...
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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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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2017 Buick Enclave with Automatic Transmission
  • Page 297 of the online owner's manual for the 2017 Buick Enclave indicates that both the front-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive automatic transmission versions can be flat-towed from the front(also called dinghy towing) but they CANNOT be dolly towed. Specific important preparation steps are needed at the start of each towing day and these are outlined on pages 298-300. You will want to check your own printed manual just in case it differs. Flat towing requires a few items and all of...
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  • Flat Towing Setup Recommendations for a 1998 Honda CR-V
  • For your 1998 Honda CR-V you would want a Roadmaster XL Base Plate Kit # 1528-3. The Roadmaster XL Base Plate Kit # 1418-1 that you referenced is vehicle specific to the 1991-2001 Jeep Cherokees. There is not anything you could purchase separately or modify on these to have it work on your CR-V. For a tow bar I would recommend the RoadMaster Sterling All Terrain Tow Bar # RM-576. This comes with safety cables, quick disconnects, and wiring. I attached installation instructions for...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow Jeep Wrangler with D-Ring Style Front Bumper
  • How thick are your D-rings? We have two options that will work but you have to know the size of them. If you have 3/4 inch thick D-rings you need the part # RM-035 as an adapter or if you have 1 inch thick D-rings you need part # RM-035-1. 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 you can use # RM-643....
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  • Parts Needed to Flat-Tow a 2016 Subaru Crosstrek with Manual Transmission
  • In order to flat-tow your 2016 Subaru Crosstrek with all four wheels down you will need a base plate kit, tow bar, supplemental braking system, wiring harness, safety cables, and a possible high-low adapter. You may also need a few more items depending on which of the major components above that you select. Therefore, you do have most of the major components listed but there will still be a few more things needed to complete your setup. For a base plate kit I recommend the Roadmaster...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2016 Jeep Wrangler Hard Rock Edition Behind Motorhome
  • We can help you get the parts you'll need to be able to safely and legally flat tow your 2016 Jeep Wrangler Hard Rock Edition behind your motorhome. A great starting point is the comprehensive article I linked for you which explains each of the items needed and the options available. Those items include a tow bar, base plates, safety cables, braking system, wiring kit and often a high/low hitch adapter to keep the tow bar level. Let's start with base plates for the Wrangler. I recommend...
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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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  • Flat Towing 2018 Jeep Wrangler JLU Rubicon With Bumper That Has Roadmaster Tow Bar Bracket Kit
  • The Roadmaster Nighthawk Tow Bar # RM-676 is a great choice for your new 2018 Jeep Wrangler JLU Rubicon; it will attach to the Roadmaster Tow Bar Bracket Kit on your Rock Hard Aluminum 4x4 Front Bumper and has integrated LED lights as well as a plug and safety cables so it offers the most convenience among the tow bar options. For a wiring kit to operate your Jeep's lights, I recommend the Roadmaster Diode 7-Wire to 4-Wire Flexo-Coil Wiring Kit # RM-15247or to add a 6-way plug, the Roadmaster...
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  • Recommended Flat Towing Components For A 2017 Ford F-250
  • In order to flat tow your 2017 Ford F-250 behind a motorhome, you will need the following items: Base Plate Kit, Tow Bar, Wiring Harness, Safety Cables, Supplemental Braking System, and Possible High-Low Adapter. I have attached my recommendation for each of the following items below. For a base plate kit that will work well for your vehicle, I recommend using the Roadmaster EZ5 Base Plate Kit part # RM-524452-5 as this is Roadmaster's most advanced removable arm base plate kit. You...
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  • Is MOPAR Part # 68321424AB Required to Flat Tow a 2018 Jeep Cherokee
  • From our experience the part 68321424AB is required on a 2018 Jeep Cherokee. I recommend checking with a dealership for confirmation. Unfortunately, that part must be sourced at a dealership as well. We do however, have everything else you may need to flat tow the Jeep. The custom base plate kit you need is either part # RM-521447-5, if your Jeep is not a Trailhawk or part # RM-521446-5 if it is. These will connect directly to the Falcon 2 tow bar, part # RM-520. Then you can...
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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 D-Ring Bumper Mounts for Roadmaster Tow Bars on Jeep Wrangler
  • There is an attachment available for your d-rings on your Jeep Wrangler. If you have 1 inch D-ring bumper mounts, then you will want the Adapter for Jeep D-Ring Bumper Mounts to Roadmaster Motor Home Mount Tow Bars - 1" Thick # RM-035-1. If you have the 3/4 inch thick D-rings, then you will want # RM-035. As long as you have a Roadmaster Tow Bar, these mounts will work great. If you need other parts of the flat towing system, let me know the year of your Jeep and I'd be happy...
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