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Old 01-31-2015, 07:21 PM   #1
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I am changing toads from a 2009 Silverado to a 2015 Silverado.. Blue OX web site states that the 2009 base plate is not the same as the 2014/15 base plate, they look very similar on the web site does anyone know why they are not interchangeable. If they are not interchangeable I will then have a base plate to sell From my 2009.
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Old 01-31-2015, 07:43 PM   #2
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You would many more answers to your question if you went to the toad department of this website


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Assuming you have a 1500, according to the Blue Ox site even in 2009 there were three different base plates available depending on style or whether HD or not.

I would suggest downloading both the instructions for your particular 2009 model and the 2015 and compare the two.
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I have reviewed the installation instructions @ the Blue Ox web site. They do not differ from the installations of the 2009 Base plate. I am looking for physical reason's for the base plates not being compatible.

I was not aware of a road section available on this web site.

Thank you for your responses
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I believe the Silverado when through a significant redesign in 2014. The baseplates may look similar, but I wouldn't be surprised that there are some significant dimension differences between the old and new models. Even moving a bolt hole half an inch would be enough make something not fit (and re-drilling a matching hole may weaken the mount, which is probably not something you want to do with such a heavy toad.)
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I agree with Adam, but you can always take them off your old truck and try to fit to the new rig. Sounds like you are removing the base plates anyway.
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yes the 2009 toad is already gone.

you have to take the front end apart including removing the bumper to check if the base plate would fit.. I may have to do that but really trying to avoid it if possible.

I got the message about the availability of another forum that would probably be better to have posted on I went to the Monaco forum because I have a Monaco coach.

Thank you for the suggestion will try to follow thru

I have already figured out the wiring part and will not have to purchase the wiring kit.
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