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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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Demco Tabless Base Plate Kit Installation - 2019 Jeep Cherokee

Speaker 1: Today on our 2019 Jeep Cherokee, we're gonna be taking a look at and I'm gonna show you how to install Demco Tabless Base Plate Kit, part number DM 9519340.Your base plate is gonna give you a solid connection point between your tow bar and your vehicle so you can safely flat tow it down the road. This is what our base plate looks like when it's installed. As you can see, it's not gonna stick out from the vehicle. It looks very, very nice on there, it keeps the front of the vehicle looking very nice and clean.Your base plates gonna be one of five main components in a flat tow setup. Your other four are gonna be your breaking system, your wiring, your safety cables, and your tow bar. We're gonna have nice caps that come included in our kit.


Roadmaster XL Base Plate Kit Installation - 2006 Scion tC

Speaker 1: Today in this 2006 Scion tC, we'll be having a look at and showing you how to install the Roadmaster XL Base Plate Kit with removable arms part number 1176-1. Here's what a base plate looks like installed. What's great about this, with its removable arms, it's gives us a nice clean look and doesn't even stick out past the license bracket on our vehicle.Now the reason you're gonna want a base plate for your tC is that this will serve as the connection point between your tC and your motor home. It'll allow you to hook up your tow bar, so you can safely flat tow your tC behind it.Now the way our removable arms work, we'll install them so they're horizontal like this. This pin hole here will line up with that pin hole there, and we'll secure it in place with our pin, and we'll lock the pin in place with a clip. This will keep it from being able to be pulled out.


Demco Tabless Base Plate Kit Installation - 2018 Jeep Cherokee

Speaker 1: Today on our 2018 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk, we're going to take a look at, and show you how to install the Demco Tabless Base Plate Kit. Part number is DM9519308.Now here's what our base plate's going to look like once we have it finally installed. See we're going to have two pods, which are essentially going to come right out of our tow hook locations there. Now this is with the arms removed, and overall, it gives a pretty nice, clean look. We got kind of a hammered finish to it. It's got a little bit of a texture.


Best 2013 Jeep Wrangler Base Plate Options

Speaker 1: Today we're going to be taking a look at the best base plate options for your 2013 Jeep Wrangler. Here we're going to have the Roadmaster's EZ4. Here in the back we're going to have Roadmaster's EZ5. Here we're going to have Demco. Here in the back we're going to have Blue Ox.Each one of these base plates is going to mount directly to the vehicle chassis to give you a solid connection point between your RV and your Jeep to safely flat tow your vehicle while you're traveling. These base plates will only work on the Wrangler with the standard bumper.In my professional opinion, what I would choose if it was my Jeep would be the Demco.


Blue Ox Base Plate Kit Installation - 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Speaker 1: Today in this 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee we'll be having a look at and showing you how to install the Blue Ox Base Plate Kit with removable arms, part #BX1128.Now the reason you're going to want a base plate like this for your Grand Cherokee is that this will allow you to safely and easily hook up a tow bar to your vehicle so you can safely flat tow it behind a motor home. Here's what our base plate looks like installed. What's great about this base plate is that it's designed to work in the cutouts where your factory tow hooks would be on your vehicle. If your vehicle doesn't have factory tow hooks there is an area that you can follow to easily score out with a utility knife to remove it and have access to your removable arms.The way the arms work, you simply take the arm, have this tab at a horizontal angle, push it in and twist it 90 degrees, and it'll lock into place with the spring loaded pin. The way this pin works is it prevents it from rotating so you can't take out the arm and this is where your tow bar will attach to. When you want to remove it, simply pull on the pin, twist and you pull off the arm.To help keep dirt and debris from entering the socket we do have these included cups which just slide into place and it'll make it easy for you to reinsert your arms when you need to because it keeps all the road debris, and dirt, and whatnot out of there.


Best 2017 Jeep Wrangler Base Plate Options

Speaker 1: Today we're going to be taking a look at the best base plate options for your 2017 Jeep Wrangler. Here we're going to have the Roadmaster's EZ4. Here in the back we're going to have Roadmaster's EZ5. Here we're going to have Demco. Here in the back we're going to have Blue Ox.Each one of these base plates is going to mount directly to the vehicle chassis to give you a solid connection point between your RV and your Jeep to safely flat tow your vehicle while you're traveling. These base plates will only work on the Wrangler with the standard bumper.In my professional opinion, what I would choose if it was my Jeep would be the Demco.


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Base Plates Questions and Answers

  • 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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  • 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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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2015 Fiat 500 Pop Behind and RV
  • To flat tow your 2015 Fiat 500 Pop behind your RV you will need base plates, a tow bar, safety cables, lighting, and supplemental braking. For base plates I recommend the Blue Ox base plates # BX2801. Our installers find that the Blue Ox base plates are easier to install than other brands. For a compatible tow bar I recommend the Blue Ox Alpha, # BX7365. this tow bar is rated for 6,500 pounds, more than enough for your Fiat 500, and it comes with safety cables so you will not need...
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  • Parts Required to Flat Tow 2016 Jeep Wrangler Behind Motorhome
  • Flat towing a vehicle behind a motorhome requires a number of items apart from the tow bar and base plates. These other items include safety cables, a wiring/lighting kit, a high/low hitch adapter and a braking system for the Jeep. Each of these items is explained in detail in the linked articles. Starting with base plates, I suggest the Blue Ox kit # BX1126, shown in the linked installation video, which will work great with their Alpha tow bar # BX7365. Safety cables are included with...
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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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  • 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 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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  • What do I Need to Flat Tow a Jeep Wrangler JK with Factory Bumper
  • To flat tow your Jeep Wrangler JK behind your motorhome, you will need a base plate kit, tow bar, safety cables, tail light wiring harness, and a supplemental braking system. Depending on the year of your Wrangler, you may also need a Brake-Lite Relay, # RM-88400, (2012, 2013, 2015-2018) or a Stoplight Switch, # RM-751452 (2007-2011, 2014). For your base plates and tow bar, I recommend using the Roadmaster Direct Connect Base Plate Kit, # RM-521448-5 for 2010-2018 or # 1429-3 for 2007-2009,...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow Jeep Wrangler with D-Ring Style Front Bumper
  • How thick are your D-rings? We have two options that will work but you have to know the size of them. If you have 3/4 inch thick D-rings you need the part # RM-035 as an adapter or if you have 1 inch thick D-rings you need part # RM-035-1. 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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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Compact Cars with Automatic Transmissions that Can Be Flat Towed
  • It is very common for automatic transmission vehicles to need to be started and ran for a couple minutes every couple of hours or at every fuel stop. This is because the engine lubricates while running, so every couple hours of towing the engine will need to be lubricated again by running. Typically, an RV will need to be refueled every 5 to 6 hours, so the towed vehicle can be started whenever the RV needs fuel. In my research, I found several compact, automatic cars that can be flat...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2018 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk
  • 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 2018 GMC Acadia
  • I took a look at the online owner's manual for your 2018 GMC Acadia. It states that the 3.6L V6 engine model, both front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive, can be flat towed with all 4 wheels on the ground. If you happen to have the 2.5L L4 engine, it states that this particular model cannot be flat towed with all 4 wheels on the ground. I just recommend verifying this information in your copy of the owner's manual, as it's possible that you have a slightly different model Acadia. The owner's...
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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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  • 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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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2015 Smart Car Behind a Motor Home
  • To flat tow your 2015 Smart car behind your motor home you will need base plates on the car, a compatible tow bar to connect the car to the RV, safety cables, lighting, and supplemental braking. For base plates I recommend the Roadmaster EZ base plates # 52285-1. These base plates feature removable arms so that the base plates can't be seen when you are just driving the Smart car like normal. For a compatible tow bar I recommend the Falcon 2, # RM-520. It is a very popular tow bar...
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