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Old 05-18-2010, 03:35 PM   #1
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05' AWD Honda CRV base plate install

Recently I purchased a 05' Honda CRV. I have been looking at the Roadmaster base plates, Falcon all terrain tow bar and the even brake system.

Has any one installed the base plates by them self? Do you recoomend any other model or products. Seems like after all the reading that I have done I'm not able to decide which one to go with. Thanks for your help.

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I have the 06 CRV with the Blue Ox base plate. I was going to install it myself but after reading the directions I decided to have a pro install it. He had to remove a lot of the front end to get to the frame to install the base plate. Not sure what special tools (if any) are required to remove the grill and sheet metal.
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Just finished installing a roadmaster baseplate on my 2003 AWD CR-V. If you are handy it's pretty easy. You have to take off everything from the headlights down. All that stuff is held on with plastic push clips. I am rather dyxlexic, also a bad speller, and it took me about three hours. Just keep track of where the different shape screws and push clips go. For the wiring I installed a seperate lights in the tailight housing. and ran the wires underneath. There are holes under the tail lights that go down under the car and thats where I ran my wires.
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I also had separate bulbs installed in the housings so as not to tap into the existing wires.
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Here's the link to the Blue Ox instructions for installing their product on your CRV. I read thru them and they appear more involved than the installation on newer CRVs.
Read them carefully and see if you think you're up to the task.
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Old 06-07-2010, 06:41 PM   #6
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Steve,
Thanks for the informaiton. Did it take a while for you to install? What break system did you go with.
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Appreciate everyones feedback. Thanks, Sanjay
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The baseplate on my 1999 CR-V was a simple 45 minute install with a Blue Ox baseplate. When I bought my 2007 CR-V I decided to stick with Blue Ox and I did the install myself. It was actually a fun project. I installed separate bulbs in the tail lights and I still use my old Brake Buddy that I bought 11 years ago.
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cant speak to the CRV but i installed a blueox on my 2010 wrangler east install and i believe it is very well designed ,for lighting i used seperate bulbs and sockets about $200.00 . i tows easy and tracks perfect, the base plate was 410 and the matching hitch (slightly used looks new) 300 at my dealer. good luck with yor choice and a self install should not be all that challanging
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Did the whole install on our 06 CR-V in about 2 hours with the roadmaster baseplate.
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How much for the road master set up?
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How much for the road master set up?
Bought it off ebay for $246.00 plus shipping.
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