Go Back   iRV2 Forums > MOTORHOME FORUMS > Toads and Motorhome Related Towing
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 01-04-2007, 05:40 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
The Shadow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Southern Ontario/Palmetto FL
Posts: 1,092
I just swapped my 2004 Colorado for a 2007 Tahoe (well, the 04 plus a "bit" of cash).

I've now got to get Blue Ox baseplates for the Tahoe and make a decision on lights. I had separate bulbs in the Colorado but have been wondering about mag lights for the Tahoe. I've also noted an interesting hitch mounted light bar put out by BlueOx link.

Has anyone obtained baseplates for an 07 Tahoe? If so, how long did installation take. BO says 1 hour but I've got quotes that imply they will be taking several hours - which doesn't jive.

Has anyone tried this new hitch mounted light bar yet?

Thanks

Don
__________________

__________________
2011 Itasca Impulse 26QP Silver, 2014 Jeep Cherokee Limited V6 Active Drive II
The Shadow is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 01-04-2007, 05:40 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
The Shadow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Southern Ontario/Palmetto FL
Posts: 1,092
I just swapped my 2004 Colorado for a 2007 Tahoe (well, the 04 plus a "bit" of cash).

I've now got to get Blue Ox baseplates for the Tahoe and make a decision on lights. I had separate bulbs in the Colorado but have been wondering about mag lights for the Tahoe. I've also noted an interesting hitch mounted light bar put out by BlueOx link.

Has anyone obtained baseplates for an 07 Tahoe? If so, how long did installation take. BO says 1 hour but I've got quotes that imply they will be taking several hours - which doesn't jive.

Has anyone tried this new hitch mounted light bar yet?

Thanks

Don
__________________

__________________
2011 Itasca Impulse 26QP Silver, 2014 Jeep Cherokee Limited V6 Active Drive II
The Shadow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2007, 04:42 PM   #3
paz
Senior Member
 
paz's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Full-timers - Home is where we park it.
Posts: 4,716
One possibility is that the shops are basing their quote for installation on the BX1651 baseplate that fits the 2000 thru 2006 Tahoe. Blue Ox estimates 2 hr. for this baseplate as opposed to only 1 hour for the BX1668 used for the new '07. I installed a BX1651 on an '02 Silverado and it was definitely at least a 2 hr. job for a do-it-yourselfer without a lift and without a helper. The new baseplate looks like it is 2 smaller assemblies that replace the tow hooks instead on one big, unwieldy, heavy assembly with non-removeable tabs that have to be maneuvered into position.
__________________
2015 DRV Tradition 375KPS
2015 Chevy Duramax 3500HD LTZ Dually
Full-timers...Home is where we park it.
Check out our blog: Living Our Dream
paz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2007, 12:50 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
The Shadow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Southern Ontario/Palmetto FL
Posts: 1,092
Thanks Paz.

There is no cross support for the 2007 since the frame is supposed to be really strong and it is not needed.

Have now had a quote of $100 which is more in line with what one would expect.

Don
__________________
2011 Itasca Impulse 26QP Silver, 2014 Jeep Cherokee Limited V6 Active Drive II
The Shadow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2007, 04:51 PM   #5
Member
 
909dude's Avatar
 
Tiffin Owners Club
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Southern California
Posts: 47
Good choice in toads. I dumped my '06 Canyon and bought an '06 Sierra 1500 crew cab. I couldn't be happier! I stayed with the dedicated light sockets. My base plate went on like a champ. Good luck!
__________________
2015 Tiffin Open Road 36LA
2016 Chevy Equinox LTZ V6
Unified tow brakes; Roadmaster All Terrain
909dude is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2007, 07:58 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
The Shadow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Southern Ontario/Palmetto FL
Posts: 1,092
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by 909dude:
Good choice in toads. I dumped my '06 Canyon and bought an '06 Sierra 1500 crew cab. I couldn't be happier! I stayed with the dedicated light sockets. My base plate went on like a champ. Good luck! </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Guess you weren't very happy with the Canyon. The Colorado did have some good features but it is only 68 inches wide and the transmission creates a real problem - right leg cannot go straight forward and now I have a damaged knee. Just sore as can be. After a half hour on the road the pain was terrible. Tahoe is outstanding other than fuel consumption. On the highway back north for Xmas we got a sold 25 mpg with the Colorado. Tahoe on the return trip to FLA got 18 to 19 and is getting 14.5 in the city.

Don
__________________
2011 Itasca Impulse 26QP Silver, 2014 Jeep Cherokee Limited V6 Active Drive II
The Shadow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2007, 04:06 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Cleveland, OH
Posts: 392
Just ordered baseplates from Roadmaster for my 2007 Suburban LTZ. I was told that installationis would be 2 hours. What are you using for toad brake? I need to decide if I should reinstall my SMI silent partner system or upgrade to a system that works off of the MH air brake system. If I do this, I need to install an aux air system on the MH, according to Spartan.
__________________
Jerry

Newmar Mountain Aire
JerryKelly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2007, 06:44 AM   #8
Senior Member
 
The Shadow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Southern Ontario/Palmetto FL
Posts: 1,092
BlueOx says 1 hour and when you read the instuctions (good PDF download) it sure does look quick and easy.

I'm going to keep using my Brake Buddy. It worked well with the Colorado and should be fine for the Tahoe. Weight is 1200 lbs more but as a percentage of the MH weight that is not a lot.

Use will be easier with the adjustable pedals and more movement in the power seat.

I stewed over a Suburban vs Tahoe for a while but felt the extra 20 inches was more length than I wanted behind the Ambassador (40 ft 10 inches). The extra storage room in the back would sure be nice though.
__________________
2011 Itasca Impulse 26QP Silver, 2014 Jeep Cherokee Limited V6 Active Drive II
The Shadow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2007, 08:33 AM   #9
Member
 
909dude's Avatar
 
Tiffin Owners Club
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Southern California
Posts: 47
My Canyon had so many problems, mainly the a/c would not work and GM couldn't fix it. Consumer Reports beat them up pretty good. I wish I would have read it before I purchased it. Good luck with the install and your new toad.
__________________
2015 Tiffin Open Road 36LA
2016 Chevy Equinox LTZ V6
Unified tow brakes; Roadmaster All Terrain
909dude is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2007, 06:38 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
Camping Dutchman's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 146
I am doing a 07 2500 which if the holes line dup and the planets aligned, it would be an hour, but i have to do a little reaming, they don't line up perfect, so far I have 1/2 hour in, so I will keep you posted, I removed our lights from our 04 Yukon and have remounted them already inside the 2500 lights, just have to string the wire now...
__________________
Good Sam Haulin Highlanders
Camping Dutchman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2007, 05:54 PM   #11
Senior Member
 
Camping Dutchman's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 146
Ok i'm done took me another hour to finish it, just have the breakaway switch to mount now
__________________

__________________
Good Sam Haulin Highlanders
Camping Dutchman is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Lake Tahoe Gadget Man Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 6 12-11-2008 02:27 AM
Anyone tow a TT with a Tahoe? horseshowmom Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 12 05-31-2008 07:33 AM
Towing a 98 Tahoe Randy Law Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 6 03-15-2008 05:54 AM
Tahoe kbm Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 12 11-06-2005 10:24 AM
Anyone tow a TT with a Tahoe? New Member Check-In 12 12-31-1969 07:00 PM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:38 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.