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Base Plate Recommendation for a 1985 Toyota Pickup 4x4


Sir, Will this base plate fit my 1985


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As long as your 1985 Toyota Pickup 4x4 has front leaf springs the Roadmaster Classic Base Plate Kit # 1123-1 would be the correct base plate kit for you.

If you do not have front leaf springs you would want a Roadmaster XL Base Plate Kit # 1146-1.

There are several other components needed for a flat towing setup also. You will need tow bars, safety chains, lighting, and supplemental braking.

If you do not have a tow bar I would recommend you get a RoadMaster Sterling All Terrain Tow Bar # RM-576. This is a great performing tow bar that includes: safety chains, quick disconnects and wiring. Check out the review video and installation instructions for this product that I attached.

Next, you will need lighting. Check out the FAQ article I attached that will help you pick out a lighting solution based on your needs.

And finally, most states now require a supplemental braking system on the vehicle being towed. The easiest to install and use is the Roadmaster Even Brake portable proportional braking system, part # RM-9400. This unit activates the brakes on the vehicle being towed in proportion to how much the RV is braking. This is the safest type of braking action, and it reduces wear and tear on the RV and towed vehicle brakes.

You will also want to check the vehicle owners manual for additional information on flat towing the vehicle. Some vehicles require an axle disconnect, drive line disconnect, transmission lube pump, or free wheeling hubs in order to be flat towed.

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