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Base Plate Recommendation for a 1998 Suzuki Sidekick with 2 Doors and 4WD


Hi do you sell base plates for a 1998 Suzuki sidekick two-door four-wheel-drive and if you do how much are they?

Expert Reply:

I spoke to my contact at Roadmaster and he informed me that you would want the Roadmaster XL Base Plate Kit # 1007-2. The current price is on the product page.

There are several other components you may need too to complete your flat towing setup.

The next thing you will need is a tow bar. For that I would recommend the RoadMaster Sterling All Terrain Tow Bar # RM-576. This tow bar comes with quick-disconnects, safety cables are lighting wiring already.

You will also need wiring, for that I attached an FAQ article on how to pick out the best setup based on your needs.

And finally, most states now require a supplemental braking system on the vehicle being towed. The easiest to install and use is the Roadmaster Even Brake portable proportional braking system, part # RM-9400. This unit activates the brakes on the vehicle being towed in proportion to how much the RV is braking. This is the safest type of braking action, and it reduces wear and tear on the RV and towed vehicle brakes.

You will also want to check the vehicle owners manual for additional information on flat towing the vehicle. Some vehicles require an axle disconnect, drive line disconnect, transmission lube pump, or free wheeling hubs in order to be flat towed.

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