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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 - 2011 Ford Edge

Speaker 1: Today on this 2011 Ford Edge, we will be having a look at and showing you how to install the Blue Ox Base Plate Kit with Removable Arms, part number BX2628.Here's what our base plate looks like installed. This base plate gives us the vital connection point between our Ford Edge and our motor home, allowing us to safely and easily flat tow it. One of the great features about this base plate compared to others on the market, is that once we have arrived at our destination and we have unhooked our tow bar from our base plate, we have these removable arms where you can pull this pin, rotate it 90 degrees, and remove the arm and you have very little sticking out from the front, giving you a nice, clean look. Our other side's the same way.Next to where our removable arm goes into, we have our safety cable attachment point right here. Your safety cables will go in here, and then clip onto your motor home, providing you the sense of security and the required safety cable that you need when you're flat towing. Over towards the driver's side a little bit we have an attachment point here for mounting any electrical connectors that we may have, such as a six way round, a four pole flat, or whatever other electrical style connector that we're using in order to provide our Edge with a towed vehicle lighting system or part of your braking system.


Roadmaster EZ5 Base Plate Kit Installation - 2016 Ford F-150

Speaker 1: Today on our 2016 Ford F-150, we're going to be taking a look at and showing you how to install the Roadmaster EZ5 Base Plate Kit with Removable Arms. Part number RM-524431-5. Here's what our EZ5 Base Plate looks like once we have it installed. Now, this is going to allow us to safely and securely flat tow our F-150 behind our motorhome going down the road. It does come with removable arms, which is going to be nice. When we're not flat towing, it's going to be hidden behind the bumper pretty well.


Blue Ox Base Plate Kit Installation - 2018 Chevrolet Equinox

Speaker 1: Today on our 2018 Chevrolet Equinox 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 BX1730. Here's what our base plate's going to look like on our Equinox once we have it installed. I do want to mention that the breakaway switch here, as well as the wiring you see tucked behind here, are sold separately, part of a braking system, and the diode wiring kit that we're going to be putting on later.Our base plate is going to allow us to tow our Equinox down the road safely and securely behind our motor home. It's going to evenly distribute the weight off of our suspension and take some of that strain off while we're towing it. One of the nice features is, when we're not towing, we pull this pin right here, we can rotate the arm, and it'll actually come out, giving it more of a clean look.It's also going to come with a protective cap to go in the receiver tube here for whenever we're not towing and we remove the arms. Right here on the inside of our arms, we're going to have a couple tabs and that's where we hook up our safety chains, so there's going to be a nice, large loop.


Blue Ox Base Plate Kit Installation - 2016 Ford F-150

Speaker 1: Today on this 2016 Ford F150, we'll be having a look at and showing you how to install the Blue Ox Base Plate kit with removable arms, Part Number BX2671.Here's what our base plat looks like installed. As you can see, when it's not in use it doesn't take up much space underneath the front of our vehicle. The attachment tabs for our safety chains or safety cables don't stick out past our front bumper. So we don't have to worry about running our leg into it as we walk in front of our truck.When we're not being flat-towed behind our motor home, and we don't have our removable arms in place, we have these plugs to insert into our base plate to help keep any dirt and debris out, making it easy for us to install our arms when we need them. One great thing about this base plate, is not only is it compatible with most Blue Ox tow bars, but if you purchase an adapter, you can even use it with some RoadMaster tow bars.Now, when we want to flat-tow our F150 behind our motor home, we can take our removable arm, make sure our tab is horizontal, push it in, rotate, and then our spring-loaded pen will secure it into place. Now, when we have arrived at our destination and we've unhooked from our motor home, to remove our arms, we simply pull the pen, rotate 90 degrees and pull out.What I really like about this base plate, unlike some other options on the market, is that this is a very quick and easy install, which requires very little modification to the vehicle.


Blue Ox Base Plates BX1986 Review

Speaker 1: Today we're taking a look at the Blue Ox Base Plate Kit with removable arms. This product fits certain years and models of the Dodge Ram and Ram 1500 trucks. To ensure that this is a fit for your vehicle, you can always use the vehicle fit guide, which is located at etrailer.com.This is a custom fit kit, so the custom fit base plates provide attachment points for your tow bar. It does feature hidden reinforcement design. So you'll notice that there's two separate pieces here. So there's no crossbar, support beam, or large protruding brackets visible once the unit is installed.


Blue Ox Base Plates BX1315 Review

Speaker 1: Today, we're taking a look at the Blue Ox baseplate kit with removable arms. This product fits certain years and models of the Mini Cooper Clubman. To assure that this is a fit for your vehicle, you can always use the vehicle fit guide, located at etrader.com.This custom fit baseplate provides the attachment points for your tow bar. It does feature a hidden reinforcement design, which means that less of the bracket shows. So, there's no crossbar support beam or large protruding brackets visible once the unit is installed. The baseplate tabs easily remove for a completely hidden look.


Blue Ox Base Plates BX1120 Review

Speaker 1: Today, we're taking a look at a Blue Ox base plate kit. This product fits certain years and models of the Jeep Wrangler and Wrangler TJ. To ensure that it is a fit for your vehicle, you could always use the vehicle guide, located at etrailer.com.This is a custom-fit base plate that provides attachment points for your tow bar. That way, you can easily tow your vehicle behind your motor home. The unit does feature a hidden reinforcement design, so that means that less of the bracket actually shows, once it's installed. You won't have that crossbar support beam or large, protruding brackets.It's a sturdy, dependable design.


Blue Ox Base Plates BX1656 Review

Speaker 1: Today, we're taking a look at the Blue Ox base plate kit. This product fits certain years and models of the GMC Canyon and Chevrolet Colorado. To ensure or double check that this is a fit for your vehicle, you can use the vehicle fit guide at etrailer.com. Now, this custom fit base plate provides attachment points for your tow bar. This allows you to easily tow your vehicle or flat tow your vehicle behind your motor home. That way, you can easily get your vehicle out on your trip with you.Now, once installed, this does feature a hidden reinforcement design.


Roadmaster EZ5 Base Plate Kit Installation - 2007 Jeep Liberty

Speaker 1: Today on our 2007 Jeep Liberty we're going to be taking a look at the Roadmaster EZ5 Base Plate Kit with removable arm, Part Number RM-521423-5.So here's what our base plate looks like fully installed. It's going to allow us to take our motor home and tow our Jeep behind it. Make sure it's nice, safe, and secure. Now this is going to work with Roadmaster Tow Bars that are mounted to a motor home. When we're not towing our Jeep we do have the option of removing our draw bars. If we come right on the inside here, we're going to have a pull ring.


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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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  • 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 System to Flat Tow a 2017 Jeep Wrangler Sport
  • For your 2017 Jeep Wrangler Sport, I recommend you start with the Blue Ox Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms # BX1126. Then I recommend using the Blue Ox Alpha Tow Bar - Motorhome Mount - 6,500 lbs # BX7365. I recommend using the Blue Ox Base-Plate and Receiver Lock Kit - Qty 4 # BX88177 to keep everything secure. For your wiring, I recommend the Roadmaster Diode 7-Wire to 6-Wire Flexo-Coil Wiring Kit # RM-15267 which will allow you to use your factory wiring, have a clean connection...
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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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  • Base Plate and Flat Towing Setup Recommendation for 2013 Chevy Equinox
  • The best base plate kit option we have for your 2013 Chevy Equinox and what you are looking for is the Blue Ox base plate kit part # BX1689 which has been confirmed as a fit. It has the simplest install and we had the chance to install this base plate kit so we have an install video that you can use as a guide which I attached below. The vehicle is a 2013 Chevy Equinox just like what you have too. The tow bar part # BX7365 would be the tow bar you would want too. This tow bar is the...
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  • Flat Towing Equipment Recommendations for 2016 Ford F150
  • The first thing you'll need to do is confirm that your truck is capable of being flat towed. According to my research, 4WD models can be towed without modification as long as the procedures outlined in the owner's manual are closely followed. 2WD models need a transmission lube pump installed before they can be safely towed. To flat tow the vehicle, you'll need a tow bar, base plates, a wiring solution so the lights on the RV and towed vehicle act in tandem, safety cables, a supplemental...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Recommended Flat Towing System for 2016 Ram 4WD Behind Motorhome with Air Brakes
  • Your 2016 Ram 1500 4WD EcoDiesel is towable without any speed or distance restrictions. Page 714 of the online manual for the 2016 Ram 1500 says that the 4WD with automatic transmission can be flat towed if you follow the guidelines spelled out in the manual. Automatic transmission trucks should be shifted into PARK and the transfer case shifted into NEUTRAL. Pages 714 through 722 detail the procedures required. For your towing, I recommend we start with the Blue Ox Base Plate Kit...
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  • EZ4 or Ez5 Roadmaster Base Plate Kit for 2015 Chevy Traverse
  • The primary difference between the two designs is the way they attach to the tow bar. The EZ5 does not use the quick-connect crossbar which provides a cleaner look, but prevents you from using some accessories that mount to the crossbar such as a Rock Guard like the Roadmaster # RM-4000. If you are at all interested in using a rock guard or protective screening, I recommend the Roadmaster EZ4 # 523175-4 on your Chevy Traverse. Otherwise the EZ5 part # RM-523175-5 would be a great choice. In...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2016 Ford F-150
  • For lighting for flat towing your 2016 Ford F-150 you can use the diode kit, # RM-15267, and not have to worry about cutting into the taillight housing. This will splice into your taillight wiring to allow your tow vehicle to control the taillight assemblies of the towed vehicle. This comes with a round 6-way connector that you will install on the front of your towed vehicle and enough coiled wire to go from there to the RV. The base plate kit part # BX2671 that you referenced is a confirmed...
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  • Tow Bar and Base Plate Kit Recommendation for a 2015 Ford F-150
  • The Blue Ox base plate kit you referenced, part # BX2671, is compatible with your 2015 Ford F150. The Blue Ox Aladdin tow bar, part # BX4325 would be a good choice for you. Its 7500 lb capacity will accommodate your F150 with no problem, and the safety cables are included. There are several options for wiring your F150 for towing (see link), I would recommend the Hopkins Custom Wiring Harness, part # HM56000. This harness is compatible with supplemental braking systems like the...
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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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • 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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