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  • Base Plates for 2007 Honda Element With Falcon Tow Bar
  • In order to use your Falcon 5250 tow bar to flat tow your 2007 Honda Element you will need specific base plates, the Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit # 1541-5. I am not 100 percent sure what you mean by "purchase the base plate which was sold" with your Element, but you will need the Roadmaster base plates to use your tow bar. I have added a photo a customer sent in which shows these base plates on their Honda Element so you can see how they will look when installed on your car.
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  • How to Use Blue Ox Tow Bar With Roadmaster Base Plates on 2005 Honda CR-V
  • You can use your Blue Ox tow bar on your 2005 Honda CR-V with Roadmaster base plates with the right adapter, depending on the base plates your Honda has. - Roadmaster Crossbar-Style Base Plate Kit # 1555-5 are Roadmaster XL base plates and require the Blue Ox Tow Bar to Roadmaster Standard, EZ and XL Base Plates Adapter # BX88178 - Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit # 1555-3 are Roadmaster MX base plates and require the Blue Ox Tow Bar to Roadmaster EZ5, MS, and MX Base Plates Adapter...
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  • Recommended Base Plates For 2016 Ford Explorer
  • The Roadmaster MX Base Plate Kit, part # 3154-3 will work only with the Roadmaster tow bars that slide into a trailer hitch, such as the Sterling, Blackhawk, Blackhawk 2, Falcon and Falcon 2. The MX base plates will not work with tow bars that require a hitch ball. If you are looking for base plates that are designed to fit your 2016 Explorer, we offer the Blue Ox Base Plate Kit, part # BX2668. These base plates will fit the Blue Ox Aventa, Aladdin, Alpha, and Avail tow bars. These base...
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  • Will Blue Ox Base Plate Arms Fit Roadmaster Base Plates for 2020 Jeep Gladiator
  • The arms of blue ox base plates will not fit the Roadmaster base plates for your 2020 Jeep Gladiator, the Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit # RM-521453-5. However, if that was something you wanted because you had a Blue Ox tow bar, you can still use it with these base plates, and all you need is an adapter, the Blue Ox Tow Bar to Roadmaster EZ5, MS, and MX Base Plates Adapter Brackets # BX88185. I have added links below to video reviews for you to check out as well.
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  • Will Roadmaster Base Plate from 2012 GMC Terrain Fit 2016 Terrain
  • The Roadmaster EZ Base Plate Kit with Removeable Arms # 523163-1 that is confirmed to fit the 2012 GMC Terrain is not a fit for the 2016 Terrain. The # 523163-1 base plate kit is designed to fit the 2010-2015 Terrain. The Roadmaster base plates that are confirmed to fit the 2016 GMC Terrain are the EZ5 Base Plate Kit # RM-523184-5 and the EZ4 Base Plate Kit # RM-523184-4. Both of these base plates are compatible with the Roadmaster Falcon 2 Tow Bar # RM-520.
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  • How To Use Blue Ox Tow Bar with Roadmaster Base Plate Kit on 2022 Chevy Colorado
  • In order to use a Blue Ox Tow Bar with a Roadmaster Base Plate Kit like the Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit part # RM37VR which is a fit for a 2022 Chevrolet Colorado you'll need an adapter, the Blue Ox Tow Bar to Roadmaster EZ5, MS, and MX Base Plates Adapter Brackets part # BX88185.
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  • Base Plate Compatibility of etrailer SD Non-Binding Tow Bar
  • The etrailer SD Non-Binding Tow Bar - RV Mount, # e34ZR is confirmed to fit Demco base plates. However, we offer kits that will attach to Valley or Reese base plates, Blue Ox or Curt base plates, Roadmaster base plates, there are two different kits for the crossbar style or the direct connect style, as well as Duncan base plates. You'll want to make sure you get the appropriate kit with the ends that will attach to the base plate you're installing on your vehicle. Please note the attached...
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  • Using Blue Ox Tow Bars with Roadmaster Base Plate on 2013 Ford F-150?
  • While we usually recommend to get matching base plates and tow bars, since there are no blue ox base plates for your 2013 Ford F-150 I understand wanting a workaround so you can still use your Blue Ox tow bar # BX7380. I have a solution for you! First, for your 2013 Ford F-150 FX4 -without Ecoboost, the Roadmaster Crossbar-Style Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms # 495-1A is a fit. The crossbar style on this base plate is more versatile since it's the "classic" base plate design. The other...
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  • Adapters Need To Connect A Blue Ox Tow Bar To A Roadmaster EZ-5 Direct-Connect Base Plate
  • To connect your Blue Ox tow bar to the Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms # RM-521195-5 you'll need the Blue Ox Tow Bar to Roadmaster EZ5, MS, and MX Base Plates Adapter Brackets # BX88185. These adapters will mount in the tabs of your Blue Ox tow bar allowing you to connect to the EZ-5 base plate style of this base plate. Note: If you have the Blue Ox Rangefinder II there are no available adapters and you will have to instead use a crossbar style base plate like...
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  • Adapters to Use Blue Ox Tow Bar With Roadmaster Base Plates
  • Yes, there are adapters available which allow you to use Blue Ox tow bars with Roadmaster base plates, though the application depends on which tow bar and base plate you have. The Blue Ox Tow Bar to Roadmaster EZ5, MS, and MX Base Plates Adapter Brackets # BX88185 works with Blue Ox motor-home-mounted tow bars and fits Roadmaster EZ5, MS, and MX base-plate models. The Blue Ox Tow Bar to Roadmaster Standard, EZ and XL Base Plates Adapter # BX88178 fits Roadmaster XL, EZ and standard base-plate...
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  • Blue Ox Base Plate For 2018 Jeep Cherokee or Adapter For Blue Ox Tow Bar For Roadmaster
  • Yep, actually there is both; a Blue Ox base plate that fits your 2018 Jeep Cherokee 4WD, or there is an adapter for your Blue Ox tow bar for the Roadmaster base plates that fit. I verified with Blue Ox that you were correct about the part number of their base plates that fit your '18 Cherokee, which is the following: - Blue Ox Base Plate Kit # BX1138 So you can go that route, or if you like the Roadmaster base plates, you can also use them along with your Blue Ox tow bar with the adapter: -...
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  • How To Use Blue-Ox Tow Bar With Roadmaster Base Plates
  • The correct Blue Ox tow bar adapter to use with a Roadmaster base plate kit will be dependent on which exact kit you have, the Blue Ox Tow Bar to Roadmaster Base Plate Adapter part # BX88178 is for Roadmaster EZ and XL Base Plates like part # RM-521440-4 and the Blue Ox Tow Bar to Roadmaster Base Plate Adapter part # BX88185 is for Roadmaster EZ5, MS, and MX Base Plates like part # RM-521453-5.
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  • Adapter Needed For A Blue Ox Aladdin Tow Bar And Roadmaster Base Plate On A 2016 Jeep Wrangler
  • Depending on the Roadmaster base plate you have/choose you could need a different adapter. The following adapters are available for each of the different styles of base plates: Standard (No MX or MS series brackets): RoadMaster Base Plate to Blue Ox and Demco Tow Bars Adapter # RM-033. Roadmaster EZ, EZ2, EZ4, and XL (Crossbar Style): Roadmaster Tow Bar Adapter # RM-032 or Blue Ox Tow Bar to Roadmaster Standard, EZ and XL Base Plates Adapter # BX88178. Roadmaster MS, MX, and EZ5 (Direct...
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  • Will the Etrailer Base Plate Kit Work W/ the Ready Brute Elite Tow Bar?
  • The etrailer Invisible Base Plate Kit # e98946 is actually not going to work with your Ready Brute Elite Tow bar. Instead, you're going to need to use the Blue Ox Base Plate Kit # BX1120 with the Blue Ox Base Plate Adapter Brackets for Ready Brute Elite Tow Bars # BX88297.
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  • Base Plate Covers for Roadmaster EZ4 Base Plates
  • Roadmaster base plates # RM-521567-4 are EZ4 base plates so for covers you will need # RM-210. The other ones you asked about are for EZ2 base plates and would be too small.
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  • Base Plate Kit Needed to Tow a 2001 Jeep Cherokee Sport with a Falcon 2 Towbar
  • The base plate kit needed for your 2001 Jeep Cherokee Sport is the Roadmaster XL Base Plate Kit, item # 1418-1, or the Roadmaster Standard Base Plate Kit, item # 1418-3. One of these base plate kits will be needed to tow your 2001 cherokee Sport with your Falcon 2 Towbar, item # RM-520. The base plate kits available for the 1991 Ford Explorer are the Roadmaster XL Base Plate Kit, item # 449-2 or the Roadmaster Standard Base Plate Kit, item # 409-1, and are not compatible with the 2001...
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  • Will Roadmaster Base Plate to Blue OX Adapter Fit on a 1994 Geo Tracker with Standard Base Plates
  • Yes, you are correct, the Roadmaster Base Plate to Blue Ox and Demco Tow Bars Adapter, item # RM-033 will adapt the Roadmaster Standard Base Plate Kit, item # 118-1 for the 1994 Geo Tracker, for use with a Blue OX towbar. The # RM-033 adapter will work with Roadmaster Standard, EZ or XL Base plate kits. If EZ or XL base plates are used, then the Roadmaster Quick Disconnects, item # RM-201 are required to easily remove the draw bars from the towed vehicle.
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  • Does Blue Ox Base Plate Adapter Kit BX88185 Work with EZ5 Base Plate Kits
  • Yes, the Blue Ox Tow Bar to Roadmaster Base Plate Adaptor part # BX88185 is designed to work with EZ5 base plate kits like the part # 523173-5 that you referenced. I attached an install video for the base plate kit for you to check out as well.
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  • Other Vehicle Fits for the Blue Ox Base Plate on a 2004 Chevrolet Malibu
  • The Blue Ox Base Plate, # BX1679, that you referenced will fit on your new 2012 Chevrolet Malibu. It will not fit on a 2004 Chevrolet Malibu. You probably have either the Blue Ox Base Plate, # BX1648 for classic models or # BX1655 for regular or Maxx models. These are the only two Blue Ox Base plates we carry for the 2004 Malibu. The BX1648 base plate fits a number of vehicles. I have added a link to the product page where you can find all of the vehicle fits for this base plate. You...
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  • Does the Falcon 2 Tow Bar Connect to EZ5 Base Plates on a 2018 Ford Flex
  • The arms of the Falcon 2 tow bar # RM-520 will connect directly to the base plate arms on the EZ5 base plates # RM-524435-5. You will not use the quick disconnect system when using the EZ5 base plates.
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