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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 EZ5 Base Plate Kit Installation - 2016 Mini Countryman

Speaker 1: Today on our 2016 Mini Countrymen, you're going to take a look at and I'm going to show you how to install the Roadmaster EZ5 base plate kit with removable arms, part number RM-521883-5.This is what our EZ5 base plate looks like when it's installed. As you can see, it fits nice and flush with the fascia. It's not going to stick out, protrude. It's not an eyesore. It looks really nice on there. It's going to have a nice black powder coat finish, so it's going to resist and rust or corrosion.


Roadmaster EZ2 Base Plate Kit Installation - 2015 Ford C-Max

Speaker 1: Today on our 2015 Ford C-Max, we're going to be installing Roadmaster's EZ2 base plate. Part number 524432-1.This is what your base plate's going to look like when it's fully installed. As you can see here, most of it's going to be hidden behind your fascia. There's going to be a little bit sticking out. However, these portions here that connect to your tow bar are removable. Twist, and they slide out.


Roadmaster XL Base Plate Kit Installation - 2009 Pontiac G6

Speaker 1: Today in our 2009 Pontiac G6, we're going to be installing Roadmaster's XL baseplate kit, part number 3132-1. This is what your baseplate's going to look like when it's installed. As you can see, you really only can see the adapters that come out that hook to your tow bars. The rest of the system's going to be hidden behind your bumper. It's compatible with all Roadmaster tow bars and quick disconnect systems. It comes with eight inch safety chain cable extensions to give you that optimum length.


Roadmaster EZ Base Plate Kit Installation - 2015 Smart fortwo

Speaker 1: Today, on our 2015 smart fortwo, you're going to be taking a look at and I'm going to show you how to install the Roadmaster EZ base plate kit with removable arms, part number 52285-1. This is what our base plate looks like when it's installed. This is going to be a custom-fit base plate. It's going to attach directly to the frame and it's going to allow you to safely flat tow your vehicle behind your RV while you're traveling. This is going to be one of five main components in a flat-tow setup. This base plate's going to have a black, powder-coated finish, so it's going to last a long time.This is going to be a custom-fit base plate and it's going to be compatible with quick disconnects and all the Roadmaster tow bars.


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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • Flat Towing a 2016 Chevy Sonic Behind a Motorhome
  • To flat tow your 2016 Chevrolet Sonic you're going to need several items. For starters, I recommend the Blue Ox Alpha Tow Bar # BX7365 which connects to your RV by your trailer hitch receiver. The arms swivel, making it easier to connect to your Sonic and the Alpha comes with safety cables. Next you'll need the Blue Ox Base Plate Kit # BX1703 which is compatible with your Sonic. It's fairly easy to install, with no welding and is barely noticeable when the tabs are removed. For...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 2017 Buick Enclave with Automatic Transmission
  • Page 297 of the online owner's manual for the 2017 Buick Enclave indicates that both the front-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive automatic transmission versions can be flat-towed from the front(also called dinghy towing) but they CANNOT be dolly towed. Specific important preparation steps are needed at the start of each towing day and these are outlined on pages 298-300. You will want to check your own printed manual just in case it differs. Flat towing requires a few items and all of...
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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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  • Parts Needed to Flat-Tow a 2016 Subaru Crosstrek with Manual Transmission
  • In order to flat-tow your 2016 Subaru Crosstrek with all four wheels down you will need a base plate kit, tow bar, supplemental braking system, wiring harness, safety cables, and a possible high-low adapter. You may also need a few more items depending on which of the major components above that you select. Therefore, you do have most of the major components listed but there will still be a few more things needed to complete your setup. For a base plate kit I recommend the Roadmaster...
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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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  • Flat Towing 2018 Jeep Wrangler JLU Rubicon With Bumper That Has Roadmaster Tow Bar Bracket Kit
  • The Roadmaster Nighthawk Tow Bar # RM-676 is a great choice for your new 2018 Jeep Wrangler JLU Rubicon; it will attach to the Roadmaster Tow Bar Bracket Kit on your Rock Hard Aluminum 4x4 Front Bumper and has integrated LED lights as well as a plug and safety cables so it offers the most convenience among the tow bar options. For a wiring kit to operate your Jeep's lights, I recommend the Roadmaster Diode 7-Wire to 4-Wire Flexo-Coil Wiring Kit # RM-15247or to add a 6-way plug, the Roadmaster...
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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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  • Which Models of a 2017 Ford Edge are Flat Towable
  • I did some research on the 2017 Ford Edges and it looks like as long as you have a V6 model it can be flat towed. That includes AWD and FWD models. The 4 cylinders are not flat-towable, yet the 6 cylinders are. For a base plate kit you then would want the part # RM-524444-4 which is a confirmed fit and would work well for a base plate kit. 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....
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  • Demco Excali-bar Compatibility With Roadmaster D-Ring Adapters RM-035
  • I reached out to my contact at Demco and he confirmed that the Demco Excali-bar will work with the Roadmaster # RM-035 Adapters for your Jeep. However, the Roadmaster D-ring Adapters are not confimed to fit a Rugged Ridge XHD bumper, so if that is the model you have there are not base plates confirmed to fit.
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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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