I noticed a small movement up and down while grasping the safety cable attachment holes on my base plate. I thought the bolts were loose, but inspection revealed they were tight, but the frame of my Liberty was torn, thus allowing the up and down motion by flexing the frame. The photo shows the location of the frame damage on the passenger's side. The driver's side was the same, but the horn prevented a good picture.
2005 Gulf Stream Sun Voyager, 2005 Jeep Liberty, Blue Ox base plate, tow bar and Apollo brake system. All purchased new and accident free.
If you tow a Jeep Liberty, I suggest you check your base plate for up and down motion. Eventually this problem will lead to a breakaway while towing.
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