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Old 11-09-2019, 12:41 PM   #1
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2008 Colorado base plate installation

I am looking for a video showing the process for installing a base plate on a 2008 ChevY Colorado 4x4. I have visited YouTube, the etrailer and Roadmaster sites with no luck. Havenít been able to find videos for older model pickups.
I have the Roadmaster tow bar and other accessories from my last RV...would need to purchase the base plate but first Iíd like to see the process. ( I installed a baseplate on a Honda CR I used to own and video was really helpful.)
Any suggestions from experienced diyís would be appreciated.
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Old 11-09-2019, 01:28 PM   #2
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I just installed the blue ox base plate on my 07. I found videos on how to remove the grill and bumper and skid plate, which is some kind of plastic.. those were really easy. grill just pulled off after unpluging turn signal lights. bumper was a total of 8 bolts.. Remove the tow hooks.. the new baseplate lined up with the bolt holes from the tow hooks, and I had to drill a 1/2inch hole in the bottom of the frame where the tow hooks were for a bolt. It was really easy. whole job about 3 hrs by myself. don't have to over think it.. it is really easy on the early Colorado's
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I installed a Blue OX on my 2005 Colorado just following the instructions in the box. I am not a mechanic!
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Hi ! Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined the gang!

I can't help with that but noticed you are kinda new on the forum and wanted to say hello!

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!
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