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Which Base Plate Kit Fits 2017 Nissan Versa

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Hello. I purchased a used stowmaster by roadmaster. When I check your site out it shows a base plate Kit but almost every pic and comment was about a Jeep. I just want to make sure I get the right plate kit for my toad. 2017 Nissan Versa. Can you please point me in the right direction? I need to get this installed in the next 12 days before I get on the road. Thanks!

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The Roadmaster base plate kit part # RM-52357-5 that you referenced is the correct base plate kit for your 2017 Nissan Versa and will fit with the Roadmaster Stowmaster # RM-501. You might be seeing reviews that are listed as "similar products" which basically means a Roadmaster base plate kit for a Wrangler. The # RM-52357-5 for sure fits your Versa though.

For safety cables you can use # RM-643. The coiled design helps keep the cables off of the ground.

For lighting you can use the diode kit, # RM-15267, and not have to worry about cutting into the taillight housing. This will splice into your taillight wiring to allow your tow vehicle to control the taillight assemblies of the towed vehicle. This comes with a round 6-way connector that you will install on the front of your towed vehicle and enough coiled wire to go from there to the RV.

And finally, most states now require supplemental braking in the vehicle being flat towed. The easiest system to set up and use is the Blue Ox Patriot # BRK2019, that applies the vehicle brakes in proportion to how much the tow vehicle is braking. This is the safest way to stop and it reduces wear and tear on both vehicles.

Most likely you will also need a high low adapter so that the tow bar will be level when you are flat towing. I attached a link to a page that has all of the ones we carry.

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