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Old 04-06-2010, 06:10 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by RMS View Post
... at least I can't lose the tabs.
RMS, I have been running Blue Ox baseplates for 10 years on 4 different cars and I have not lost a tab.

I have a small Blue Ox carry bag and everything fits inside the bag. It's about the size of a small handbag. The pins, tabs, umbilical and break away cable all fit in the bag with a little room to spare.

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Old 04-07-2010, 04:36 AM   #16
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Gee! That's great, Driver.

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Old 04-12-2010, 02:48 PM   #17
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I did the Roadmaster install myself. Not too complicated. Need to drill 2 holes on the underneath side of the metal bumper support. The whole front end needs to come off. The instructions were simple to follow. My HHR didn't quite fit on the driver side... so some "force" was needed. The biggest thing to do is to trim enough of the facia where they tell you to trim. Otherwise, the facia will not sit properly (flush with the fender) when you tried to reinstall it. I had to do it more than 3 tries and finally just trimmed alot of it. Turns out you can't see that area anyways (it's way under the bumper). My brackets are at 14" and needed just a 2" drop hitch to maintain the +/- 3" that roadmaster recommends. Just came back from a 2400 mile round trip. The HHR is a good traveler compared to the heavy trailblazer that I used to tow. I get better mpg driving the HHR around and I think Imy MH improved .25-.5 mpg during this trip.
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Old 10-08-2010, 01:14 AM   #18
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Blue Ox base plate. Much easier to install. Like the easy and removable tow pins. Used a Falcon All Terrain Tow bar from RoaMaster. Best of both worlds. Roadmaster sells the adapter for the Blue Ox to Falcon. Hook ups are s snap.

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