Difference between base plates
I bought a used Motor Home and with it came a Roadmaster Falcon 5250 tow bar. It included a base assembly (part no. 910021-00). I think the previous owner towed a Honda Odyssey van.
I am buying a 2011 Ford Explorer to tow. I called Roadmaster and they told me two Bracket assemblies were available, either 4427-3 XL or 4427-3 MX. The guy at Roadmaster told me I could use the 4427-3 XL with the base assembly, but suggested I buy the MX and just not use the base assembly.
I looked online. The only difference between XL and the MX specs was the MX brackets listed
For motorhome-mounted tow bars
Can somebdy explain the difference to me? Why would you use one over the other? I have the base assembly. Why would I not use it. Or is it just something extra I have to hook up. Was it required for the Odyssey and optional with the Explorer? What is the difference between the XL and MX base plates?
I have agonized over what car to tow. Everybody has been helpful and I anxiouosly await the arrival of our Explorer. The MH also came with a Brake Buddy. That will be my next hurdle. We are retiring in 38 days, not that I am counting. You guys have been so helpful. I hope to meet some of you on the road one of these days. Thanks
Jim and Vicky, Belleville, IL
2004 Winnebago Journey
2012 Explorer Toad