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Compatible Base Plate And Tow Bar For A 2003 Volkswagen Golf TDI


Hi, could you verify that roadmaster baseplate #521277-3 and towbar #rm-501 are compatible with each other and that the baseplate is correct fit for my 2003 vw golf tdi? Thanks.


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The Roadmaster EZ Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms # 521227-3 and the Roadmaster StowMaster Tow Bar - Car Mount - 2" Ball - 6,000lbs # RM-501 both have crossbar-style connection points so they are compatible with each other and are also compatible with your 2003 Volkswagen Golf TDI. To flat tow your Golf you'll also need a tow bar wiring kit, braking system, and safety cables. If you haven't purchased these yet then I have the following recommendations for you below:

Tow Bar Wiring Kit: Roadmaster Diode 7-Wire to 6-Wire Flexo-Coil Wiring Kit # RM-15267. This diode kit allows you to use your Volkswagen Golf's tail lights and wiring system while preventing feedback from your RV and includes everything you need to install.

Braking System: Brake Buddy Select 3 Portable Supplemental Braking System - Proportional # HM39524. This system offers intense, emergency braking or steady, smooth braking in a single portable system. Easily switch between proportional or full braking using the remote from the cab of your motorhome. The included charge line kit will keep your vehicle's battery charged as you tow.

Safety Cables: RoadMaster 68" Single Hook, Coiled Safety Cables - 6,000lbs # RM-643. The coiled design of these cables will help prevent them from dragging on the ground and being damaged.

You will also most likely need a high/low adapter or adjustable ball mount to keep your tow bar level while towing. This does require some measuring so I've attached our help guide article below that will walk you through finding the correct drop/rise.

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Kevin C

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