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Old 07-30-2016, 10:00 PM   #1
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Calling all FJ Cruiser Toad Owners

What baseplate are you using? I need to install one and leaning toward the Roadmaster over Blue Ox.(the only two baseplates I can find for FJ Cruiser) The Tab/Pin height is almost 25" withBlue Ox, near 20"? on the Roadmaster. I think my MH receiver is close to 21", Roadmaster appears to be the better 'level' tow bar match. What do you guys think? Did I miss any options other than custom fab? (I have a Blue Ox - AventaII tow bar.)

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Old 07-31-2016, 01:36 AM   #2
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Are you sure you can tow the FJ "4 down" ? I didn't buy one of them or an older 4Runner because they couldn't be towed this way... At least this is what I was told by several people...

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Old 07-31-2016, 09:00 AM   #3
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I towed a 09 Tacoma, same drive line for 6 years. They are towable with a drive shaft disconnect and they make great toads! Even my dealer honored the warranty even though it was set up for towing. I would tow another Toyota with no hesitations.

I used the Blue Ox baseplate....on mine it was 17 inches at the tow pins and the hitch 21 inches. I used a 4 inch drop down receiver which made the alignment perfect.
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Old 07-31-2016, 10:09 AM   #4
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Brobox is right. 4WD FJ-Tacom Toyota's are flat towable with a rear Driveline disconnect. (has to be an Automatic, Manual Trannies are not flat towable, has a full time 4wd driveline. I'm in the early stages in towing setup for the New (to me) 2014 FJ I just bought. I'm getting a transport delivery on it late next week. I am puzzled why the Blue Ox baseplate has such a high tab height when installed. Tabs come out above the bumper in the center grill area. 25" seems really high for a the hitch receiver for proper level tow bar. My MH receiver is approx 20" and I would need a 5-6" riser (drop) receiver extension for a tow bar to level out correctly. Why I'm leaning toward the Roadmaster, its much lower, but it does appear to be more obtrusive than the Blue Ox baseplate. ???
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