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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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Blue Ox Base Plate Kit Installation - 2017 Ram 1500

Speaker 1: Today on our 2017 Ram 1500 Rebel we're going to take a look at and also show you how to install the Blue Ox Base Plate Kit with Removable Arms. Its part number is BX2412.Now, this is what our base plate's going to look like when not in use. As you can see, you're not really changing the overall look of your Ram all that much, but we're going to have a very convenient connection point for when we want to flat tow our truck. Our removable arms are designed to slide in, and then rotate in position. You can see to release you just pull on that pin, rotate them, and pull them out. It's a really quick, easy way to get your vehicle set up for flat towing, providing us a very nice, easy to get to connection point.


Blue Ox Base Plate Kit Installation - 2002 Honda CR-V

Speaker 1: Today on our 2002 Honda CR-V, we'll be having a look at and installing the Blue Ox Base Plate Kit with Removable Arms, part number BX2232.Here's what our base plate looks like installed. What's really nice about this with the removable arms, you'll hardly know that the vehicle's been set up to be flat-towed when you don't have the arms in place. It'll still look just like a Honda CR-V in the front of it, and you won't have hardly anything sticking out. The part that sticks out the furthest is the safety cable attachment points that will go between your CR-V and your motor home. Once you have your license plate bracket fully installed, though, if you have a license plate bracket, or front license plate depending on your state, it'll be almost flushed with your license plate, so just keep that in mind.Now when we don't have our arms in place, we have some protective plugs here that we can slide in to help keep dirt and debris out of the socket where the arm goes into, that way you don't have to worry about this arm being difficult to insert.Now our arms are really easy to install. Make sure this tab here is horizontal, slide it in, push, twist, and then the retention pin, which is spring loaded, will lock it into place.


Roadmaster EZ4 Base Plate Kit Installation - 2010 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

Speaker 1: Today we're going to be taking a look at the best baseplate options for your 2010 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. Now when it comes to Jeeps, there is a lot of different options with the Jeep itself. We're going to be going over the baseplate options, and since they are so many different editions and models of Jeeps, we're going to try our best to cover them all.The baseplates we have here are going to fit your standard Jeeps that have no winch and no guards on the bumper. Later on, we'll be talking about some of the specialty Jeeps that have some of the off-road bumpers and different styles that they have.Here we have one of our baseplates mounted on our Jeep. What our baseplates are all going to do is they're going to allow us to safely hook up a tow bar to tow our Jeep behind our motor home or coach and safely get down the road.Upfront here we're going to have the Roadmaster EZ4 baseplate kit. Right here we're going to have the Roadmaster EZ5 baseplate kit.


Best 2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Base Plate Options

Speaker 1: Today we're going to be taking a look at the best base plate options for your 2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. Now, when it comes to Jeeps, there is a lot of different options with the Jeep itself. We're going to be going over the base plate options, and since there are so many different editions and models of Jeeps, we're going to try our best to cover them all. The base plates we have here are going to fit your standard Jeeps that have no winch and no guards on the bumper. Later on, we'll be talking about some of the specialty Jeeps that have some of the off road bumpers and different styles that they have.Here we have one of our base plates mounted on our Jeep, and what our base plates are all going to do, is they're going to allow us to safely hook up a tow bar to tow our Jeep Behind our motor home or coach, and safely get down the road. Up front here we're going to have the Roadmaster EZ4 Base Plate Kit.


Best 2016 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Base Plate Options

Speaker 1: Today we're going to be taking a look at the best baseplate options for your 2016 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. Now when it comes to Jeeps, there is a lot of different options with the Jeep itself. We're going to be going over the baseplate options, and since they are so many different editions and models of Jeeps, we're going to try our best to cover them all.The baseplates we have here are going to fit your standard Jeeps that have no winch and no guards on the bumper. Later on, we'll be talking about some of the specialty Jeeps that have some of the off-road bumpers and different styles that they have.Here we have one of our baseplates mounted on our Jeep. What our baseplates are all going to do is they're going to allow us to safely hook up a tow bar to tow our Jeep behind our motor home or coach and safely get down the road.Upfront here we're going to have the Roadmaster EZ4 baseplate kit. Right here we're going to have the Roadmaster EZ5 baseplate kit.


Best 2015 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Base Plate Options

Speaker 1: Today we're going to be taking a look at the best baseplate options for your 2015 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. Now when it comes to Jeeps, there is a lot of different options with the Jeep itself. We're going to be going over the baseplate options, and since they are so many different editions and models of Jeeps, we're going to try our best to cover them all.The baseplates we have here are going to fit your standard Jeeps that have no winch and no guards on the bumper. Later on, we'll be talking about some of the specialty Jeeps that have some of the off-road bumpers and different styles that they have.Here we have one of our baseplates mounted on our Jeep. What our baseplates are all going to do is they're going to allow us to safely hook up a tow bar to tow our Jeep behind our motor home or coach and safely get down the road.Upfront here we're going to have the Roadmaster EZ4 baseplate kit. Right here we're going to have the Roadmaster EZ5 baseplate kit.


Best 2014 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Base Plate Options

Speaker 1: Today we're going to be taking a look at the best baseplate options for your 2014 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. Now when it comes to Jeeps, there is a lot of different options with the Jeep itself. We're going to be going over the baseplate options, and since they are so many different editions and models of Jeeps, we're going to try our best to cover them all.The baseplates we have here are going to fit your standard Jeeps that have no winch and no guards on the bumper. Later on, we'll be talking about some of the specialty Jeeps that have some of the off-road bumpers and different styles that they have.Here we have one of our baseplates mounted on our Jeep. What our baseplates are all going to do is they're going to allow us to safely hook up a tow bar to tow our Jeep behind our motor home or coach and safely get down the road.Upfront here we're going to have the Roadmaster EZ4 baseplate kit. Right here we're going to have the Roadmaster EZ5 baseplate kit.


Best 2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Base Plate Options

Speaker 1: Today we're going to be taking a look at the best baseplate options for your 2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. Now when it comes to Jeeps, there is a lot of different options with the Jeep itself. We're going to be going over the baseplate options, and since they are so many different editions and models of Jeeps, we're going to try our best to cover them all.The baseplates we have here are going to fit your standard Jeeps that have no winch and no guards on the bumper. Later on, we'll be talking about some of the specialty Jeeps that have some of the off-road bumpers and different styles that they have.Here we have one of our baseplates mounted on our Jeep. What our baseplates are all going to do is they're going to allow us to safely hook up a tow bar to tow our Jeep behind our motor home or coach and safely get down the road.Upfront here we're going to have the Roadmaster EZ4 baseplate kit. Right here we're going to have the Roadmaster EZ5 baseplate kit.


Best 2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Base Plate Options

Speaker 1: Today we're going to be taking a look at the best baseplate options for your 2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. Now when it comes to Jeeps, there is a lot of different options with the Jeep itself. We're going to be going over the baseplate options, and since they are so many different editions and models of Jeeps, we're going to try our best to cover them all.The baseplates we have here are going to fit your standard Jeeps that have no winch and no guards on the bumper. Later on, we'll be talking about some of the specialty Jeeps that have some of the off-road bumpers and different styles that they have.Here we have one of our baseplates mounted on our Jeep. What our baseplates are all going to do is they're going to allow us to safely hook up a tow bar to tow our Jeep behind our motor home or coach and safely get down the road.Upfront here we're going to have the Roadmaster EZ4 baseplate kit. Right here we're going to have the Roadmaster EZ5 baseplate kit.


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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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  • Items Needed to Flat Tow 2017 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk Behind Class A Motorhome
  • Since you already have your Alpha tow bar with safety cables # BX7365, you'll need only base plates, a braking system, a wiring/lighting kit and a high/low hitch adapter. We can help you with each of these. A great place to start are the linked articles on flat towing, as well as your Jeep owner's manual, which will tell you about any special preparation steps, if any, required to flat tow your particular Cherokee. I recommend Blue Ox base plates # BX1136 which are shown in the linked...
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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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  • Parts Needed to Flat Towing 2014 Honda CR-V
  • You are correct with the parts you listed. I double checked for you, the Blue Ox Base Plates # BX2258, Blue Ox Alpha Tow Bar # BX7365, Hopkins Tow Bar Wiring # HM56304, Roadmaster InvisiBrake Supplemental Braking System # RM-8700 , Roadmaster Brake-Lite Relay # RM-88400, Roadmaster FuseMaster Fuse Bypass # RM76511, and Roadmaster 7-way to 4-way Extention # RM-164-7 will all fit and will be needed to flat tow your 2014 Honda CR-V. The Blue Ox Base Plate and Receiver Lock Kit # BX88177 is...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2016 GMC Acadia behind Motorhome
  • For your 2016 GMC Acadia we have all the parts needed to flat tow it behind your motorhome. You would need to start with a base plate kit though. For that you would need the part # 523149-1 which is a confirmed fit. These kits aren't incredibly hard to install but they are a bit time consuming. I attached an install video for you to check out, but to find an installer in your area I would recommend you find a local mechanic in your area who is interested in taking on the project. It really...
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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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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2014 Honda CR-V Behind a Motor Home
  • There are at least 5 items you will need to flat tow your 2014 Honda CR-V: base plates, tow bar, safety cables, lighting, and supplemental braking. Cost of installation is going to be different depending on where you go. You would have to know what a place charges for labor per hour. I can give you rough estimates for installation time. For base plates you can use Blue Ox model # BX2258. I have included a link to a video that shows how they install. Blue Ox gives them an installation...
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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 2015 Ford Edge Titanium with 3.5 Liter Motor Behind a Motor Home
  • According to the 2015 Ford Edge owner's manual you can flat tow the 2015 Edge Titanium if it has the 2.7 liter EcoBoost or 3.5 liter motor and 6-speed automatic transmission. Since you have a 3.5 liter then as long as you have the 6-speed automatic you can flat tow your Edge using Blue Ox base plates # BX2656. And for a compatible tow bar I recommend the Alpha, # BX7365. This tow bar also comes with safety cables. For lighting you can use a simple magnetic kit such as # C-ATL20A....
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2013 Honda CR-V Behind a Motor Home
  • Blue Ox does make some good products and the Patriot # BRK2016 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, make...
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  • Needed Equipment to Flat Tow 2014 Ford Explorer
  • Before attempting to flat tow your vehicle, I would suggest you consult the owners manual or with Ford for any special procedures or prohibitions regarding flat towing your vehicle. I found flat towing procedures on page 292 of the owners manual. For the 2014 Explorer Sport with the Eco Boost engine and adaptive cruise, you would want to use the Blue Ox # BX2632 base plate kit. An adapter like # RM-031 would be needed in order for the Blue Ox base plates to work with the Roadmaster Blackhawk...
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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 a 2013 Jeep Wrangler Sport
  • To flat tow your 2013 Jeep Wrangler Sport behind your RV you will need a Base Plate Kit, Tow Bar, Safety Cables, Vehicle Tow Bar Wiring, a Supplemental Braking System, and possibly a High-Low Adapter. There are a couple of great brands that we carry for all of this equipment and a lot of it depends on what kind of setup you want when it comes to the brand. The 2 dominating brands for the Base Plate and Tow Bar are Blue Ox and Roadmaster. Although they are very similar in quality I prefer...
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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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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2008 Chevy HHR
  • For your 2008 Chevy HHR you would want a Roadmaster XL Base Plate Kit # 3141-1 like you referenced. The most popular compatible tow bar is the Falcon 2, # RM-520. This base plate kit will bolt onto your vehicle and would not require any welding to install. You will also need safety cables. I recommend Roadmaster safety cables, part # RM-643. These are coiled so they will not drag on the ground. The next component you will need to flat tow the Malibu is lighting. There are actually...
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  • Roadmaster Sterling Tow Bar Compatibility With Roadmaster EZ5 Base Plate Kit On 2017 Jeep Wrangler
  • The Roadmaster EZ5 Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms # RM-521448-5 are a confirmed fit for your 2017 Jeep Wrangler and is compatible with your Roadmaster Sterling All Terrain # RM-576. For your wiring, I recommend using the Roadmaster Diode 7-Wire to 6-Wire Flexo-Coil Wiring Kit # RM-15267. This will use your factory wiring, and yet protect it from overload as well as give you a nice clean connection to your motorhome. You'll also have a backup cable in case your tow bar wire goes bad. For...
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  • Is Adapter Needed for Roadmaster Classic Base Plate to Connect to Roadmaster Tow Bar
  • With the Roadmaster Classic Base Plate Kit part # 118-8 that you referenced you will need to use a tow bar that has a quick disconnect crossbar like the Stowmaster part # RM-501. No other hardware or brackets would be needed to make the connection.
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