My base plate did not fail (the car did but that has nothing to do with towing)
But..... The bolts very nearly failed.. Thankfully I checked them in time... The installers do not, as a rule, use products like Locktite and as a result they come loose. One bolt was missing and had to be replaced. One bolt was still tight.. the rest were loose. Thankfully a wrench was then applied and the missing bolt replaced BEFORE towing the next time.
In addition.. I noticed the occurance of the 2nd BANG.
I wonder what brake system he has.. When the welds on the motor home failed my Chevy Lumina stopped right where it would have stopped had they not failed.
US Gear, Unified Brake Decelerator
A "Brake in a box" system like the Brake Buddy or Even brake would NOT have stopped the car till it hit the motor home. The US gear did, M&G would have too as would Air Force one and a host of others, But the box in the driver's seat systems would not have done so.
Home is where I park it!