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Old 09-14-2019, 03:48 PM   #1
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Does anybody know of a place I can have a baseplate installed on my Honda in the Dallas/Ft Worth area that doesnít charge an arm and a leg? (Less than $1000?)
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I don't know what a arm & leg means to you (I guess under 1K)....but from our experience, a baseplate for a vehicle like yours, just buying the baseplate alone is like what—$500-$700 or so. Right? If that's the case, there's no shop that's going to install that for $200-$300 bucks to give you less than 1K total out the door cost. It's a lot of work.

The time to install the baseplate alone on our toad took a whole day and that was at a well known, respected shop in Houston, TX that does this all day, everyday, for the last 30 years and they know what they're doing. It's a lot of time and labor.

Less than $1K I think is a low. IMO...more like $1200-$1500 for the baseplate hardware purchase and install in your situation.
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I just had a new baseplate put on my new Wrangler about a month ago. It took them three hours with two men working on it. For the record a Wrangler is relatively easy to install a baseplate on. Your limit is kinda low.
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I just had a new baseplate put on my new Wrangler about a month ago. It took them three hours with two men working on it. For the record a Wrangler is relatively easy to install a baseplate on. Your limit is kinda low.
I just picked up a Currie base plate for my Wrangler for $230 and the install looks pretty straight forward, maybe an hour or two, by myself, so I’m doing it. A grand seems really high to me, even if it include the price of the base plate.

My advise to the OP, buy the base plate then find a small local garage to install it. I know nothing about how to install one on a Honda, so maybe I’m off base, but a base plate is a pretty easy install. Good luck.
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Misleading. Add the price of the aftermarket bumper.
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Sorry, I don't have a shop recommendation. Go to the local auto body shop for estimates. What model Honda?
I did the baseplate installation on my Jeep plus the hard wiring for lights, breakaway system and battery charger. The job took about 8 hours plus research prior to installation. If I had to do it again I could shave about 2 hours off the job.
If done correctly the installer earns there money.
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Misleading. Add the price of the aftermarket bumper.
Sorry but not misleading at all. Here is the exact bumper and exact place I got it from and I paid $349 for it. I even sold the stock one on Facebook market place for $50

So just as I said under $400 and a couple hours of my time

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Please accept my apology. I had understood the those bumpers were north of $1,000. I will consider that for my wrangler.
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Please accept my apology. I had understood the those bumpers were north of $1,000. I will consider that for my wrangler.
Who is the bumper manufacturer?
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Sorry but not misleading at all. Here is the exact bumper and exact place I got it from and I paid $349 for it. I even sold the stock one on Facebook market place for $50

So just as I said under $400 and a couple hours of my time

I could not find anywhere that states if that bumper is tow rated. Iím not saying it isnít, Iím just saying I didnít find anywhere that stated it is. Iíd hate for another Jeep owner & RVíer get into an unsafe situation. Iíd verify it was tow tested/rated. I have a similar bumper that Iím pulling off because it isnít tow rated, better safe than sorry.
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Hi ! Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined the gang!

I had a local truck accessories shop install mine!

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!
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Does anybody know of a place I can have a baseplate installed on my Honda in the Dallas/Ft Worth area that doesnít charge an arm and a leg? (Less than $1000?)


142rv. You should identify the model and year of your Honda. Without that, your thread turned into a do it yourself thread for the Jeep Wrangler. If itís a CRV, I had one and itís definitely not something that I wanted to do by myself. The entire front fascia has to be removed in order to install the baseplate. Hope you find a reasonable shop for the work.

If you get to the Ocala Fl. area, the Hitching Post is the most reasonable. Might be worth a call just to get an idea on price.
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I could not find anywhere that states if that bumper is tow rated. Iím not saying it isnít, Iím just saying I didnít find anywhere that stated it is. Iíd hate for another Jeep owner & RVíer get into an unsafe situation. Iíd verify it was tow tested/rated. I have a similar bumper that Iím pulling off because it isnít tow rated, better safe than sorry.
The tow bar plate bolts right to were the factory recovery hooks were bolted. I towed my old wrangler over 50k miles with these U brackets that were bolted to were the stock recovery hooks bolt.

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