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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 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.


Roadmaster EZ4 Base Plate Kit Installation - 2017 Chevrolet Equinox

Speaker 1: Toady on this 2017 Chevrolet Equinox we will be having a look at and showing you how to install the Roadmaster EZ4 base plate kit with removable arms, part number RM-523184-4. Here's what our base plate looks like installed. As you can see with our arms removed we have a nice, clean look on the front of the vehicle. The safety cable attachment point doesn't stick out very far passed our fascia, in fact it's behind our license plate bracket so we have no added length to the vehicle at all.Now when it comes to flat towing a vehicle you are going to need to have a lighting system of some sort on it. This base plate has prongs on it that we can attach a wiring bracket for any wiring that we have. In our case we have a four-pole flat for our wiring.


Best 2017 Chevrolet Equinox Base Plate Options

Speaker 1: Today on our 2017 Chevrolet Equinox we'll be having a look at our best baseplate options. We have three baseplates here today. On the top we have the Roadmaster EZ5 baseplate. This is part number RM-523184-5. In the middle we have another Roadmaster. This is the EZ4 baseplate, part number RM-523184-4.


Best 2016 Chevrolet Equinox Base Plate Options

Speaker 1: Today on our 2016 Chevrolet Equinox we'll be having a look at our best baseplate options. We have three baseplates here today. On the top we have the Roadmaster EZ5 baseplate. This is part number RM-523184-5. In the middle we have another Roadmaster. This is the EZ4 baseplate, part number RM-523184-4.


Blue Ox Base Plate Kit Installation - 2017 Ford Explorer

Speaker 1: Today on our 2017 Ford Explorer we're going to be taking a look at and showing you how to install the Blue Ox Base Plate Kit with Removable Arms, part number BX2668. This is what our base plate looks like when it's installed. This is going to allow you to hook up to your RV and properly tow your vehicle.These are going to be your safety chain hookups, and it's going to have a low profile look when not in use. It's going to come with covers or caps that we'll slide in to keep moisture from getting inside of the holes. When you're ready to use it, you're going to have removable arms. You simply slide them into place, turn them until they lock in.


Roadmaster XL Base Plate Kit Installation - 2008 Ford Edge

Speaker 1: Today on our 2008 Ford Edge we're gonna take a look at and also show you how to install the Roadmaster XL baseplate kit with removable arms. Part number is 4408-1.Now, here's what your baseplate's gonna look like not in use. We'll have our arms removed at this point. And as you can see, you're not really changing the looks of the front of the vehicle very much. Your safety chain connection point can also be removed to leave you with a much cleaner look, as well.And when it is time to haul our vehicle we'll take the removable arms, we'll slide it in so that the tabs are on the same side. And we've got our pin that we slide through, and we secure it on the other side with a clip.


Roadmaster EZ4 Base Plate Kit Installation - 2017 Ford F-150

Speaker 1: Today on our 2017 Ford F150 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-524431-4. Here's what our base plate looks like installed.What's great about this base plate is with removable arms out you don't have to worry about anything sticking out passed the bumper of your truck giving you a nice clean look. These are direct replacements for your factory tow hooks. When we do want to flat tow we can take our removable arm, stick it in, and rotate it until the pin locks it into place. The other side is the exact same way. Now what's great about this base plate compared to other options on the market is that this will work with quick disconnects and every tow bar that Roadmaster offers.Now off to the side of our removable arm we have an attachment point for our safety cables.


Blue Ox Base Plate Kit Installation - 2017 Jeep Cherokee

Speaker 1: Today on our 2017 Jeep Cherokee we're gonna be taking a look at and showing you how to install the Blue Ox Base Plate Kit with removable arms, part number BX1138. Here's what our base plate looks like once we have it fully installed. Now this is gonna allow us to hook up to our motor home on our tow bar and safely tow our Cherokee down the road.Our base plate has removable arms so when we're not towing our Cherokee we can pull on this pin here, rotate it, and then pull the arm out and it's very unnoticeable because it's gonna be hidden behind the grill and it's gonna have this nice black powder coat finish that blends in nicely. After you remove the arm they come with these plastic caps so we can put it inside the baseplate so it'll be nice and protected and keep any kind of debris from getting inside.The distance between our two brackets is gonna be 34 inches and the brackets themselves are gonna be 19 inches off the ground, which is a good measurement to know because you're gonna want to make sure that you're towing your Cherokee nice and flat when you're going down the road.Our Blue Ox base plate is gonna work with a wide variety of Blue Ox tow bars as well as some Roadmaster tow bars with an adapter that is sold separately. Our base plate is gonna be custom designed for our Cherokee so there's gonna be very minimal cutting or any kind of drilling that we're gonna have to do. Compared to the Roadmaster base plate our Blue Ox is gonna be a lot simpler of an installation with a lot less cutting and drilling involved.


Roadmaster EZ4 Base Plate Kit Installation - 2016 Chevrolet Tahoe

Speaker 1: Today on our 2016 Chevrolet Tahoe, we're gonna take a look at and show you how to install the Roadmaster EZ4 base plate kit. Its part number is RM-523179-4.Here's what your base plate's gonna look like installed. As you can see, we're gonna have our removable arms here on each side. That gives us that connection point we need to connect from our vehicle to the back of our towed vehicle. When not in use, these can be removed so you don't have big arms hanging out of the front of your Tahoe. Just pull the little pin on each side.


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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • 2017 Subaru Crosstrek Manual Transmission Base Plate and Tow Bar Options
  • As long as you have a manual transmission on your 2017 Subaru Crosstrek you can use the Roadmaster EZ2 Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms # 52922-1A which is compatible with Falcon 2 # RM-520, Stowmaster # RM-501 or # RM-504, Falcon # RM-522, Sterling # RM-576, or BlackHawk 2 # RM-422. Another base plate option is the Blue Ox Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms # BX3620. This baseplate is compatible with the Alpha # BX7365, Aladdin, Avail # BX7420, or Acclaim # BX4330. Let me know if you'd...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2017 Subaru Crosstrek Behind an RV
  • Yes, I checked with Roadmaster and base plates # 52922-1A will fit the 2017 Subaru Crosstrek but does not include hybrid models. They also note that they only work with models with a manual transmission. For a compatible tow bar I recommend the Falcon 2 # RM-520 and for safety cables you can use # RM-643. I have linked a video on the tow bar for you. For lighting you can use a 4-diode kit # RM-15267. Or you could use a magnetic kit such as # C-ATL20A. You may also need a high/low...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2016 Subaru Crosstrek
  • The owner's manuals I'm able to find online for a 2016 and 2017 Subaru Crosstrek don't mention flat towing at all. Your best bet is to check with Subaru to find out if it can be flat towed, and what steps are necessary to do so. If you find that a 2016 can be, we have the parts for you and I can help you with those. Unfortunately, we do not have any confirmed fits for a 2017 at this time. Although most manual transmission vehicles can be flat towed. For a base plate kit I suggest...
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  • Complete Flat Towing Setup for a 4 Wheel Drive 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
  • If your 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is the 2 wheel drive model then the vehicle cannot be towed with all four wheels down as this would likely cause damage to the vehicle's driveline components. The only way to flat tow a 2 wheel drive model is with a tow dolly. Unfortunately, we do not have a tow dolly that is compatible with your truck at this time. If you have a 4 wheel drive model then the vehicle can be flat towed with all four wheels down. In order to do this you will need a...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Complete Flat Towing Package Recommendation for a 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited
  • To tow your 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee with your motorhome there are several things that you will need. You will need a tow bar, base plate kit, safety cables, tow bar wiring, and a supplemental braking system. The tow bar installs on your motorhome and then connects to the base plates on your Jeep. I was able to find that your 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee has a gross vehicle weight of up to 6500 pounds, so a tow bar that is rated for this weight that I recommend is the Roadmaster Blackhawk...
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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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  • Recommend Base Plate and Tow Bar For 2010 Smart For Two
  • For your 2010 Smart For Two, we have the Roadmaster EZ Base Plate Kit, part # 52285-1, and the Blue Ox Base Plate Kit, part # BX1987. Both the Roadmaster and Blue Ox base plate kits feature removable drawbars, so that the base plate kit is less visible when you are not towing the vehicle. Both the Roadmaster and Blue Ox base plate kit would be a good option for your 2010 Smart Car. In addition to a base plate kit, you will need a tow bar, safety cables, wiring or lighting, and a supplemental...
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  • What Comes with the Adapter for Jeep D-Rings to Roadmaster Tow Bars
  • I attached a picture that shows all of the components that come with the # RM-035-1. It does not come with safety chain loops so you would have to run them to the bumper of the vehicle.
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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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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2017 Chevy Equinox Behind an RV
  • You are correct about active air shutters; they are motorized. Since your 2017 Chevy Equinox does not have them or adaptive cruise control you can use Blue Ox base plates # BX1689. I have included a link to a video showing an example installation for you. For a compatible tow bar I recommend the Alpha, # BX7365. This tow bar is rated for up to 6,500 pounds and it comes with safety cables. For lighting I recommend the diode kit # RM-15267. It also comes with a coiled umbilical and...
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