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Estimated Installation Time for Blue Ox Base Plates on a 2013 Ford Edge

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2013 FORD EDGE, WHAT IS THE INSTATLION TIME ON THIS BASE PLAT E

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Blue Ox estimates the installation time of base plate kit # BX2628 at 3 hours for an experienced installer. They also add the following comment: The first installation of a particular baseplate, and installation by untrained individuals will likely increase installation time substantially.

In addition to the base plates you will also need a compatible tow bar. For the Blue Ox base plates the most popular compatible tow bar is the Avail, # BX7420, which also comes with safety cables. For the Roadmaster base plates the most popular tow bar is the Falcon 2, # RM-520. You will need to add cables with this tow bar using # RM-643.

Next you will need lighting. There are a few options but if you will not be towing the Edge very often I recommend a magnetic light kit # RM-2120. If you will be towing frequently then I recommend a more permanent solution, # 154-792-118158. You will also need a fuse bypass # RM76511 if you will towing the vehicle frequently.

Most states now require a supplemental braking system on the vehicle being flat towed. One of the easiest systems to set up and use is the Blue Ox patriot proportional system, # BLU37TR, which applies the vehicle brakes in proportion to how much the tow vehicle is braking. This is the safest way to stop and it reduces wear and tear on both vehicles.

I have included some helpful links on flat towing for you. Be sure to consult your vehicle owners manual for the proper towing procedure.

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