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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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Roadmaster EZ4 Base Plate Kit Installation - 2018 Ford Focus

Today on our 2018 Ford Focus we're gonna be taking a look at, I'm gonna show you how to install the Roadmaster EZ4 Base Plate Kit with removable arms, part number RM-524443-4.This is what our base plate looks like when it's installed. It's gonna be one of five main components in a flat tow setup. The other four are gonna be your safety cables, your tow bar, your wiring, and your braking system.Your base plate's gonna give you a solid connection point between your RV and your Ford to safely flat tow your vehicle.Our base plate's gonna be compatible with quick disconnects and all Roadmaster tow bars.It is gonna come with removable arms. Simply pull the spring loaded pin, twist, and remove. When not in use, maintains a nice clean look on the front of the vehicle. When you're ready to use it, the pin is gonna go on the notched side, so you know which side you have the correct way.


Roadmaster EZ5 Base Plate Kit Installation - 2019 Chevrolet Colorado

Today we're going to be taking a look at how to flat tow your 2019 Chevrolet Colorado. We'll start with our base plate, which will be using Roadmaster's EZ5 base plate kit. In addition, we'll be using Roadmaster's diode wiring kit. SMI's Stay-IN-Play DUO supplemental braking system, Roadmaster's battery charge line kit, Roadmaster's automatic battery disconnect switch, Roadmaster's Falcon All-Terrain non-binding tow bars, and lastly, Roadmaster's 64" single-hook safety cables.So you're looking to flat tow your Chevrolet Colorado Well we've got our whole setup here, and there's several components we're going to need to complete that. Let's go over those now. The first component you're going to need is your base plate.


Roadmaster EZ5 Base Plate Kit Installation - 2018 Chevrolet Colorado

Today we're gonna be taking a look at how to flat-tow your 2018 Chevrolet Colorado.We'll start with our base plate, which we'll be using Roadmaster easy 5 base plate kit. In addition, we'll be using Roadmaster's Diode Wiring kit, SMI's Stay-in-play duo supplemental braking system, Roadmaster's battery charge line kit, Roadmaster's automatic battery disconnect switch, Roadmaster's Falcon All-Terrain non-binding tow bars, and lastly, Roadmaster's 64-inch, single hook safety cables.So you're looking to flat-tow your Chevy Colorado We've got our whole setup here, and there's several components we're gonna need to complete that. Let's go over those now.The first component you're gonna need is your base plate. This is the interface that's going to allow your vehicle to be connected to your motor home and pulled behind it. This base plate is easy to install. You do have to remove the fascia, but there is no drilling required.


Roadmaster EZ5 Base Plate Kit Installation - 2017 Chevrolet Colorado

Today we're going to be taking a look at how to flat tow your 2017 Chevrolet Colorado. We'll start with our base plate, which will be using Roadmaster's EZ5 base plate kit. In addition, we'll be using Roadmaster's diode wiring kit. SMI's Stay-IN-Play DUO supplemental braking system, Roadmaster's battery charge line kit, Roadmaster's automatic battery disconnect switch, Roadmaster's Falcon All-Terrain non-binding tow bars, and lastly, Roadmaster's 64" single-hook safety cables.So you're looking to flat tow your Chevrolet Colorado Well we've got our whole setup here, and there's several components we're going to need to complete that. Let's go over those now. The first component you're going to need is your base plate.


Roadmaster EZ5 Base Plate Kit Installation - 2015 Chevrolet Colorado

Today we're going to be taking a look at how to flat tow your 2015 Chevrolet Colorado. We'll start with our base plate, which we'll be using Roadmaster's EZ5 base plate kit. In addition, we'll be using Roadmaster's diode wiring kit, SMI's stay-in-play duo supplemental braking system, Roadmaster's battery charge line kit, Roadmaster's automatic battery disconnect switch, Roadmaster's Falcon all-terrain non-binding tow bars, and lastly, Roadmaster's 64-inch single hook safety cables.So, you're looking to flat tow your Chevy Colorado We've got our whole setup here and there's several components we're going to need to complete that. Let's go over those now. The first component we're going to need is your base plate. This is the interface that's going to allow your vehicle to be connected to your motorhome and pulled behind it.


Roadmaster Base Plate Installation - 2010 Jeep Commander

Today on our 2010 Jeep Commander we're going to be taking a look at the Roadmaster XL Base Plate Kit with Removable Arms as a part of our flat tow setup.There are five main components to our flat tow setup for the 2010 Jeep Commander. You have your base plate, you have your diode wiring kit, you have your braking system, your tow bar and your safety cables.Here we have the Roadmaster XL base plate. This is going to be one of four base plate options for the 2010 Jeep Commander. The base plate is going to mount to the front of your Jeep and it's going to give you a solid mounting point or solid connection point between your RV and your Jeep to flat tow it. You just want to make sure whichever base plate you choose, your tow bar is going to work with that base plate. You can find that information here at etrailer.com on the product page.Here we have Roadmaster's four diode, seven to six wire straight wiring kit.


Roadmaster XL Base Plate Kit Installation - 2007 Jeep Wrangler

Today on our 2007 Jeep Wrangler we're going to be taking a look at and I'm going to show you how to install the Roadmaster XL Base Plate Kit with Removable Arms, part number 1429-1. This is what our base plate's going to look like when it's installed. It's going to be one of five main components in a flat tow setup. The other four are going to be your tow bar, your safety cables, your braking system, and your wiring.This base plate is going to be compatible with all Roadmaster tow bars, and quick disconnects. It's going to have removable arms. We simply match up the holes, slide your arm into place, a standard 5/8th pin and clip, slide it in, insert your pin, and your tad is looked into place.


Roadmaster XL Base Plate Kit Installation - 2015 Lincoln MKX

Today on our 2015 Lincoln MKX, we're going to be installing Roadmaster's XL base plate Kit, part number 4408-1. A baseplate is one of five major components needed to properly flat tow your vehicle, the others being a tow bar, safety cables, a braking system, and wiring for your taillights.This base plate is going to allow you to connect your vehicle behind your motor home so you can tow it with you wherever you go. The base plate is going to install behind the bumper, so you're only going to be able to see the tube sticking out that you see here.This will be the interface that your tow bars will connect to. You can pick up many different tow bar styles here at etrailer.com. Located at the bottom of the tube is a place to go for your safety chain. Included with it, you're going to receive some small safety chain extensions and this will help keep the safety chain away from your vehicle so it won't cause any damage to the front of your fascia.Coming out of the tubes in your base plate is the quick disconnect that is included with the base plate.





Base Plates Questions and Answers

  • Recommended Parts Needed to Flat Tow a Jeep Wrangler JL or JL Unlimited
  • For your Jeep Wrangler JL, I recommend starting with the Roadmaster EZ5 Base Plate Kit # RM-521450-5. This kit has removable arms to give you a very clean look when not flat towing your Jeep, and also gives you a clean connection to your tow bar when towing behind your motorhome. I recommend installing this base plate using Loctite threadlocker # LT37420 to keep your hardware from vibrating loose over time. For your tow bar, I recommend the Roadmaster Nighthawk All Terrain, Non-Binding...
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  • Recommendations for Flat Towing 2018 Ford F-150
  • As long as you have all the components needed for flat towing, and they are all properly rated for the 2018 Ford F-150, you will not have any issues pulling this vehicle behind your Tiffin RV. There is no need to go to a lighter vehicle if a Ford F-150 is what you truly are wanting. In order to flat tow any vehicle, you will need a base plate kit, tow bar, safety cables, tow bar wiring, and a supplemental braking system. If you do end up deciding on the 2018 Ford F-150, recommendations...
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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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  • Demco Base Plate Kit Recommendation for 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL with Steel Bumper Kit and Winch
  • The Steel Bumper Group/Package of the 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL Rubicon has the removable end caps to convert to a stubby along with being winch ready. The Demco Tabless Base Plate Kit # DM9519339 is compatible with this and would work well. Demco has several excellent tow bar options that you can use: Commander # DM9511010 is rated for 6,000 pounds and is a non-binding tow bar which makes hookup and disconnect easy even on uneven terrain. Excali-Bar II # DM9511009 is rated for 10,500...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2018 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk Behind Motor Home
  • To flat tow your 2018 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk behind your motor home, you will need a base plate kit, tow bar, safety cables, a lighting solution and a supplemental braking system. Starting with the base plate kit, I recommend the Roadmaster EZ5 Base Plate Kit # RM-521446-5. I checked with Roadmaster and confirmed that these will fit your 2018 Cherokee Trailhawk. The EZ5 brackets are virtually invisible and easy to mount and remove. Then for a compatible tow bar, I recommend the Roadmaster...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat-Tow a 2019 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk
  • In order to flat-tow a 2019 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk you are going to need a base plate kit, tow bar, safety chains, flat-tow wiring, a supplemental braking system, and a possible high-low adapter. I have attached my recommendation on the following parts for you below. Base Plate Kit: Roadmaster EZ4 Base Plate Kit part # RM-521451-4 - This kit has removable arms for a clean look while unhooked from the RV. As long as you do not have the active air shutter system it will work for you....
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  • Can a 2017 Chevy Colorado be Flat Towed?
  • Yes, you can flat tow your 2017 Chevy Colorado so long as it has a Four-Wheel Drive Low setting. There are a number of things you will need to flat tow, starting with base plates. If your Colorado does not have Adaptive Cruise Control, I recommend going with the Roadmaster EZ5 Base Plate Kit # RM-523182-5. If you do have Adaptive Cruise Control or your Colorado is a Z71 Trail Boss or ZR2 model you would need to go with the Blue Ox Base Plate Kit # BX1721. For a tow bar, a great option...
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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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  • 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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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2018 GMC Sierra 1500 Behind a Motorhome
  • We do have base plates for your 2018 GMC Sierra 1500 but # RM-3180-2 will not fit. The comparable set that will fit your 1500 is # RM-3177-3. This set actually has removable arms so that when you take them out the base plates are essentially invisible. I have linked the installation instructions for you to view. For a compatible tow bar I recommend the Blackhawk 2 # RM-422. This is an all-terrain tow bar which means you will not have to be lined up perfectly straight and level to hook...
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  • Flat-Towing Setup for a 2018 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2
  • Before you purchase the necessary components needed to flat-tow your 2018 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 behind your 2014 Tiffin Allegro Open Road 36LA you will want to review the "Recreational Towing" section of your owner's manual for any special clauses. In order to flat-tow your Colorado you will need a base plate kit, tow bar, supplemental braking system, safety cables, tow bar wiring, and a possible high-low adapter. The only base plate kit we have for your Colorado with the ZR2 package...
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  • How to Tow a 2019 Jeep Cherokee Behind a Motorhome
  • You can flat tow the 2019 Jeep Cherokee if it is a 4x4 model with 2-speed power transfer unit. Models with the 1-speed power transfer unit would have to be put on a trailer. None of the 2-wheel drive models can be flat towed but you can dolly tow front wheel drive models from the front. If you do have a model that can be flat towed and it is a Trailhawk or Overland edition you can use base plates # RM-521451-5. For a compatible tow bar I recommend the Falcon All-Terrain # RM-522. This...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2019 Honda Fit with Manual Transmission
  • In order to flat tow your 2019 Honda Fit with all 4 wheels on the ground you will need a base plate kit, a tow bar, safety cables, a lighting solution, and a supplemental braking system. Starting with the base plates I recommend the Roadmaster EZ5 Base Plate Kit # RM-521571-5. I like this kit a lot because it doesn't need an obtrusive crossbar to connect with the RV and the hidden brackets allow for a really clean look when you aren't towing. For a compatible tow bar that will work...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2019 Honda Fit with Manual Transmission
  • First thing you'll need to flat tow your 2019 Honda Fit with a manual transmission is a base plate kit designed for your vehicle so that the tow bar has something to attach to. For that we have the Roadmaster EZ4 kit part # RM-521571-4. 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....
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  • Can the OEM Red Tow Hooks be Used to Flat Tow a 2016 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk
  • On the 2016 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk, the OEM installed tow hooks CANNOT be used as a connection point for the tow bar when flat towing this vehicle. There are many components that are needed to safely flat tow vehicle behind your RV. You will need base plates, tow bar set-up, safety chains, a lighting solution and a supplemental braking system. Some applications also may need a high-low adapter to make sure the tow bars are level when towing. For the 2016 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk,...
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  • All Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2019 Jeep Wrangler JL Unlimited With Factory Bumper
  • There are a number of parts you're going to need in order to flat tow your 2019 Jeep Wrangler JL Unlimited and I'll list the parts you need below: - Base Plate Kit: Roadmaster EZ5 Base Plate Kit # RM-521450-5 - Tow Bar: Roadmaster Falcon All Terrain, Non-Binding Tow Bar # RM-522 - Safety Chains: RoadMaster 68" Single Hook, Coiled Safety Cables # RM-643 - Wiring Kit: Roadmaster Diode 7-Wire to 6-Wire Flexo-Coil Wiring Kit # RM-15267 - Supplemental Braking System: SMI Stay-IN-Play...
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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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  • Difference Between Roadmaster EZ4 and EZ5 Base Plate Kits for 2019 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
  • The main difference between the EZ4, part # RM-521450-4, and EZ5, part # RM-521450-5, base plate kits is how they connect to the tow bar. The EZ4 kit uses Roadmaster's Quick Disconnects that are included with a lot of their tow bars. The EZ5 kit doesn't use the Quick Disconnects but uses pins and clips and clips instead. The tow bar's crossbar is used with the Quick Disconnects of the EZ4 but with the EZ5 the lugs of the tow bar fit directly into the base plate brackets. Take a look...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2018 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk
  • Can you be more specific on if you are referring to the price of the parts or an installation? If it is the parts, there are a number needed and I'll be happy to let you know what they are if you need recommendations.
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2019 Subaru Crosstrek with Manual Transmission
  • First thing you'd need to flat tow your 2019 Subaru Crosstrek manual transmission with is a base plate kit that's a confirmed fit. For that you'd want the Roadmaster EZ5 kit part # RM-52927-5 will fit and work well. It has removable arms too so that when not in use you can remove them and the front of the vehicle would look stock. 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...
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