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Old 04-24-2014, 07:30 PM   #11
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I installed myself. I know Roadmaster supplies the instructions to install the base plates, I would think Blue Ox does the same. If you're handy with tools it's not a hard job.

If not or you're unsure then find a qualified installer.
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Old 04-28-2014, 11:49 PM   #12
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I had the RV dealer that sold me the tow bar (Falcon II) and baseplate (Roadmaster) do the installation. I consider myself a better than average do it myselfer, but like others wanted to be sure it was done right, and the extra cost was minimal considering the cost of the RV, base plate and tow bar. I think my parts for all, including Brake II system and toad wiring was around $4k
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Old 04-29-2014, 10:45 AM   #13
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Be aware also that the towbar requires cleaning and servicing. I do this once a year. I also check the base plate bolts and re-torque them also.
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Be aware also that the towbar requires cleaning and servicing. I do this once a year. I also check the base plate bolts and re-torque them also.
Roadmaster states that the bolts should be re-torqued every 3000 miles. Some cars, like our Explorer, have a lot of bodywork that is plastic and isn't made to be removed and installed several times. I backed-up all the 3/4" hardware with nylocks so I don't have to remove everything every year. There are a few bolts that I can get to, and I plan to check those periodically. If those bolts are maintaining torque, then I will feel comfortable with the remainder that I can't get to.
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Old 05-17-2014, 02:54 PM   #15
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I'm getting into this discussion a bit late, but will say something anyway. I pull a towed behind a Greyhawk 31FK.
I have installed my own Blue Ox baseplates two times. The first was on a 1998 Dodge RAM stick shift pickup. It was a bit of work but certainly doable. After the motor in the RAM died after only 272,000 miles I bought a Nissan Frontier with stick shift. Again it was a bit of work that I did a bit here and there over a period of three days. Most things take me longer to do now that I am a Traumatic Brain Injury survivor.
In both cases the instructions had a few errors that I had to figure out in order to get the job finished. For example, on the Frontier instructions in step 8 it said to remove some bolts and then remove the fascia. In step 10 it said to remove some more bolts. These bolts also have to be removed before the fascia can be removed. In both installs I found that a rat tail file came in handy to widen some holes so that the provided bolts would fit.
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