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Roadmaster EZ4 Base Plate Kit Installation - 2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

Today on our 2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited we'll be having a look at and installing the Roadmaster EZ4 Base Plate Kit with removable arms, Part Number RM-521448-4. All right, here's what our base plate looks like installed. Now with our base plate mounted up high against our factory bumper here, it does offer us optimal ground clearance, so if we still want to take our Jeep off road, we can do that without worrying about having any damage to the base plate or hindering our approach angles. This base plate offers several great features, one of which is our integrated safety chain loops right here to hook our safety chains up to. Our removable arm tube right here, we have one of those on both sides. In the middle we have a place to mount any electrical connections that we need for running our towed vehicle lighting systems. Okay, now our removable arms, they go in one direction. We'll have this tab at a 90-degree angle.


Blue Ox Base Plate Kit Installation - 2015 Jeep Wrangler

Today on our 2015 Jeep Wrangler we'll be having a look at and installing the Blue Ox Base Plate Kit with removable arms, part number BX1126. All right, here's what our base plate looks like installed. It sits up nice and high against our factory bumper, and doesn't stick out past it. This will allow us to take our Jeep off road, not hindering our ground clearance at all. When we're not flat towing our vehicle, this is what it would look like with the arms removed. Provided, we have two dust caps here that go in where the arms go to help keep dirt and debris from entering our base plate, making it difficult to insert our arms. When we're ready to flat tow our Jeep behind our motor home, we just need to remove the plastic plugs by pulling out on them.


Blue Ox Base Plates BX1134 Review

Today we're going to be taking a look at the Blue Ox base plate kit with removable arms. This product fits certain years and models of the Jeep Wrangler. To ensure that this is a fit for your vehicle, you can use the vehicle fit guide located at etrailer.com. The custom fit base plates provide attachment points for your tow bar. The unit features hidden reinforcement which means that less of the bracket shows once this is fully installed, and your base plate tabs remove easily for a nice hidden look. To remove them, you just pull this pin right here, just spring loaded design, and then that allows you to remove the arm. When your arm's not in that mount location again, you're going to have a nice hidden look once it's installed.


Blue Ox Base Plates BX2635 Review

Today we're going to be taking a look at the Blue Ox Base Plate Kit. This product fits certain gear and models of the Ford F-150, Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator. To ensure that this is a fit for your vehicle, you can always use the vehicle fit guide located at etrailer.com. This strong and durable base plate kit is custom designed to fit your vehicle. It's going to have the hidden reinforcements, along with the removable bracket arms. It's going to provide a clean, unobtrusive look when your truck is not being towed. Now again, this is a custom fit, base plate system.


Blue Ox Base Plate Kit Installation - 2013 Chevrolet Sonic

Today, on our 2013 Chevrolet Sonic, we'll be having a look at and installing the Blue Ox Base Plate Kit With Removable Arms, part number BX1703. All right. Here's what it looks like installed. As you can see, with our removable arms out of the base plate, we have a very nice and clean look on the front of our vehicle. The only part that sticks out past our license plate frame here is the safety chain attachment points that will go between our motor home and our Sonic. Now, when we're ready to flat tow, we can take our arms, we'll put them in at a 90 degree angle where the arm is horizontal here on the tab.


Roadmaster EZ4 Base Plate Kit Installation - 2015 Ford Fiesta

Today on our 2015 Ford Fiesta ST Hatchback, we'll be installing the Roadmaster EZ4 base plate kit with removable arms, part number RM-524441-4. Okay, here's what our base plate looks like once it's actually been installed all the way. As you can see, it's a nice, clean look. It's tucked up very nicely behind our fascia here. The one thing that really sticks out at all is our safety chain cable attachment points here. Our arms are completely removable; they almost sit flush with the grille on the Focus ST.


Roadmaster Base Plates 521433-1 Review

Today, we're going to be taking a look at the Roadmaster EZ Base Plate kit with removal arms. This product fits certain years and models of the Jeep Liberty. You can use the vehicle fit guide located at Etrailer.com to ensure that this is a fit for your vehicle. This base plate kit attaches to the front of your vehicle and allows you to easily connect your tow bar system so you can flat tow your vehicle. It is compatible with quick disconnects and all Roadmaster tow bars. The kit features a hidden bracket design that provides improved aesthetics compared with standard brackets.


Roadmaster XL Base Plate Kit Installation - 2007 Chevrolet HHR

Today in our 2007 Chevrolet HHR, we'll be installing the Roadmaster XL base plate kit with removable arms, part number 3141-1. All right, so here's what our base plate looks like installed. Now we're going to take our removable arms, slide them in place, and we'll secure them with the included pin and clips. With our pins secure, we now have an attachment point for our tow bar arms. Right here at the bottom of our base plate where our arm connects, we have this tab where you can insert a padlock if you want to secure your arms to your base plate so you don't have to worry about someone just pulling the pins out and taking your base plate arms and your tow bar off. It'll be a secure and locked connection.


Roadmaster EZ4 Base Plate Kit Installation - 2017 Chevrolet Spark

Today in our 2017 Chevrolet Spark we'll be having a look at and installing the Roadmaster EZ for base plate kit with removable arms. Part number RM-523185-4. Here's what our base plate looks like installed. As you can see it's nice and tucked up behind our fascia. The only part you really see sticking out in front of the fascia is our safety chain attachment points right here on either side of our license plate. That gives you your attachment point here for your electrical connector, for your towed vehicle lighting system, or a charge align, or anything of that nature that's electrically related. We have a nice attachment point right here to mount a breakaway switch, which we've utilized here today.


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  • 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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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2013 Honda CR-V Behind a Motor Home
  • Blue Ox does make some good products and the Patriot # BRK2012 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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  • 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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  • 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 2015 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Hard Rock Edition Behind a Motor Home
  • There are 2 base plate kits that will fit the Hard Rack models of the 2015 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited: Roadmaster base plates # 1444-1 and Blue Ox base plates # BX1134. In both cases the front cross member will be visible. These are the only options so there isn't anything that is any more hidden than them. the Blue Ox base plates cost a little less so I would go with them. For a compatible tow bar the most popular option for Wrangler owners is the Alpha, # BX7365. It is rated for 6,500...
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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 2016 Subaru Crosstrek
  • The Roadmaster base plate kit part # 52922-1A is a great choice for a base plate kit for your 2016 Subaru Crosstrek. Roadmaster makes high quality flat towing products that are easy to use and install. 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 you can use # RM-643. The coiled design helps keep the...
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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 2015 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT
  • The correct base plate kit for your 2015 GMC Sierra 1500 is the Blue Ox kit part # BX1711 that you referenced. Between the two wiring kits you referenced the correct one will be the one that will match the connector you have at the back of your 2014 Tiffin. If you have a 7-way there you would want the # BX88231. If you have a 6-way round there you would instead want the # BX88190. The # BX88231 does not come with safety chains, the # BX88190 does so you would need the # BX88197 if you...
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  • Roadmaster Adapter for 3/4 Inch or 1 Inch Diameter D-Ring Holes on Off-Road Bumper
  • The part of the adapter that attaches to the D-rings will have a fixed size pin; either 3/4 inch for # RM-035 or 1 inch for # RM-035-1. The other ends of these adapters attach to the tow bars. So neither one of the adapters will work with both 3/4 and 1 inch D-ring mount holes.
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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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  • 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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  • Recommend Base Plate and Tow Bar For 2010 Smart For Two
  • For your 2010 Smart For Two, we have the Roadmaster EZ Base Plate Kit, part # 52285-1, and the Blue Ox Base Plate Kit, part # BX1987. Both the Roadmaster and Blue Ox base plate kits feature removable drawbars, so that the base plate kit is less visible when you are not towing the vehicle. Both the Roadmaster and Blue Ox base plate kit would be a good option for your 2010 Smart Car. In addition to a base plate kit, you will need a tow bar, safety cables, wiring or lighting, and a supplemental...
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  • Recommended Parts Needed To Flat Tow 2000 Dodge Dakota With Automatic Transmission
  • Your 2002 Dakota can be flat-towed. I did some research and found the recreational towing instructions on page 202 of the owner's manual. There are restrictions and instructions you will need to follow in order to tow your truck. You will need several items when you want to tow your Dakota. First you will need base plates. I recommend the Blue Ox Base Plate kit, part # BX1939. For a tow bar I recommend the Blue Ox Alpha, part # BX7365. This comes with safety cables. If you plan...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2016 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk Behind an RV Using Sterling Tow Bar
  • To start, you can use the Sterling tow bar # RM-576 with the EZ 5 base plates, # RM-521446-5, on your 2016 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk. But the cable anchors must be attached to the frame of the vehicle or welded to the receiver portion of the bracket. The crossbar is required when using the tow bar with EZ or XL base plates. It is not required on MX or MS base plates but there are only EZ base plates for your vehicle. The same goes for any Roadmaster tow bar. So it would be easier to just...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
  • Yes, all of the parts you mentioned would cover what you need to flat tow your 2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. The base plate kit part # BX1126 is a fit for your vehicle and the Alpha Tow Bar part # BX7365 is a great option that includes safety chains. The DUO part # SM99251 is a great option as well as it's our installers favorite. Check out the install video I attached that shows this kit installed in a similar Wrangler as yours. The most common lighting option we recommend is...
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  • Parts to Flat Tow a 2016 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited with Custom Poison Spyder Bumper
  • It sounds like you're having trouble finding baseplates that will fit your 2016 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited with a custom Poison Spyder front bumper so you can flat tow it. I may have something that will work for you, but first you'll want to check with the manufacturer and make sure your bumper is approved for flat towing. If you can flat tow your Jeep and your custom bumper has D-ring bumper shackle mounts you might be able to use Roadmaster's adapters. We have two sizes available, part...
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  • Which Tow Bar Should Be Used with Roadmaster EZ Base Plates for 2010 Dodge Caliber
  • With Roadmaster base plates, like the EZ Base Plate Kit # 52281-1 that are confirmed to fit the 2010 Dodge Caliber excluding SRT-4, you will want to use a Roadmaster tow bar to ensure the base plates and tow bar are compatible. I recommend the Roadmaster Falcon Tow Bar, Motor Home Mount # RM-520. A motor home mount tow bar fits into the trailer hitch receiver on the motor home or tow vehicle and will store on the motor home when not in use. The quick-disconnect system on the Falcon...
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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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  • Flat Towing Base Plates for 2017 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Hard Rock Edition
  • For a 2017 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Hard Rock Edition the Roadmaster base plate kit you can use is part # 1444-3 which will fit your Hard Rock so long as you do NOT have the American Expedition Vehicles bumper. The linked video shows installation of this kit on a 2015 Unlimited. These base plates work with Roadmaster's motorhome-mounted tow bars, such as the Falcon 2 Tow Bar # RM-520 or the all terrain version # RM-522. I linked an article that covers the basics of flat towing and which...
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