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Old 04-18-2013, 08:56 AM   #1
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Base Plate for Honda Fit recommendation

I just bought a 2013 Honda Fit to tow behind the motorhome. Which base plate should I order for it? I plan on doing the install myself. I found a video on installing the Road Master EZ base plate and the installation looks pretty straight forward. I could not find one for the Blue OX base plate. Both seem to be completely hidden once removed so that is good. The wife only had one requirement and that is it's completely hidden when not towing.

Is there an advantage to one or the other?

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Old 04-18-2013, 09:46 AM   #2
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Roadmaster bracket

I have a almost new roadmaster baseplate I would sell for half price. email jmbridges@redshift.com

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Old 04-18-2013, 07:48 PM   #3
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I put the Roadmaster on mine and it was a simple, follow the directions, fit.

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Old 04-19-2013, 01:18 PM   #4
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I put the Roadmaster on mine and it was a simple, follow the directions, fit.

I ordered it! I plan on installing it myself. I decided on this one vs the Blue Ox because I have read several threads that said the Blue Ox sometimes required persuasion to fit properly. Most of the Roadmaster threads were very positive with no fitment issues.

I am doing this one step at a time to spread the cost out as much as possible. I will post pics of the install when I get it. I have to say it is a little nerve racking taking a brand new car apart!
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Old 04-25-2013, 05:53 AM   #5
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I was able to get the base plate bracket from Roadmaster installed. The install was pretty easy. The clips around the headlight were difficult but not impossible. I just kept fiddling with it until they let go. It's a little weird taking the entire bumper beam out of the car and not putting it back in. Hopefully the car is still just as safe. I feel like I have removed a vital safety part of the car. It took some searching but was able to find the torque value for the bumper beam bolts (16 lb/ft). The instructions didn't have this information.

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