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Old 09-05-2015, 12:50 PM   #1
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Blue OX - 2007 Honda CRV

We are new to this whole game. Recently bought a 2016 Forrest River Sunseeker 3100SS. Have some trips under my belt and have purchased a Blue OX Alpha, Base Plate, Wiring System, and Patriot Brake system. Starting to worry about installation of base plate and wiring system, which I had planned on doing myself. I have watched all videos on You-tube
Would appreciate any comments on pitfalls, shortfalls, and any other falls that I should be aware of that might make this project more worry free.
It felt so good when ordering from Hitch Source. As the time increases from ordering to delivery, my angst increases.
Thanks in advance!

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Old 09-05-2015, 01:00 PM   #2
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The installation of the base plate is pretty difficult. Not really hard but you must keep up with a lot of fasteners. as you remove any part, make sure you keep the correct fastener with the different parts. make lots of pictures and make sure you note which part goes over and which part goes under. Number one is the order in which they come off, so you can reverse the order going back.

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Old 09-05-2015, 01:04 PM   #3
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This is probably not a help, but...

I put a Blue Ox base plate on my 2003 CRV. For this generation, it was not too hard. I think your 2007 is a different geometry. For one thing, the bumper centerline on yours is lower to the ground.

The not-too-hard part is removing the bumper fascia. Lots of plastic clips and a few screws to get it off. Be careful of the air bag sensors on the end of the 'horns' that support bumper structure.

You can do this...
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Old 09-05-2015, 03:24 PM   #4
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I put the blue ox on my 2008 CRV. It was not easy! USE GOOD DRILL BITS!
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Old 09-05-2015, 03:26 PM   #5
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Nothing to worry about.If anybody can do it's you.Great to talk to you today.
Good luck.

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Old 09-05-2015, 03:38 PM   #6
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Installed baseplate on a 2001 Olds Alero. Much sweat and dirty hands. I needed the help of my son at one point to align the plate on both sides of frame.
Didn't do wiring since I'm using magnetic tail lights on the car.
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Old 09-06-2015, 01:53 PM   #7
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I installed Blue Ox on my 2006. It was not real hard, just use the proper drill bit. I did have to cut holes in the plastic grill and bumper for the hitch to go through, after checking with factory that I had the correct base plate. I used the Air Force One so I did not have to deal with the brake lights and used a diode block for the turn & tail lights. So far I have not needed to install a charge line. I only have to remove one fuse, so I installed a switch to by-pass the fuse.

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