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Old 03-24-2015, 01:48 PM   #1
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Getting the CRV ready to tow!

Got the baseplate, wiring kit, brake cable, and breakaway cable installed on the 2013 Honda CRV last week!

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Joe It looks like they did a nice install.

Best of luck with it.
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I need to do this for my 2012 CR-V. I'd love to know which baseplate you chose, and why. I intend to use the M&G braking system, but have no idea how to choose between the various brands of baseplates and towbars.
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Looks very good
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Looks like the Roadmaster XL....same as I have on my Terrain.
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I need to do this for my 2012 CR-V. I'd love to know which baseplate you chose, and why. I intend to use the M&G braking system, but have no idea how to choose between the various brands of baseplates and towbars.

I used the Roadmaster 521567-1 baseplate, Roadmaster 032 crossbar, Roadmaster 154 lighting kit with the 88400 BrakeLite relay, ReadyBrake braking system, and ReadyStop breakaway kit.

We have the ReadyBrute Elite towbars with the built-in ReadyBrake. These towbars are rated to tow 8000 lbs.

You will find this combination will save you hundreds of dollars over others!
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I used the Roadmaster 521567-1 baseplate, Roadmaster 032 crossbar, Roadmaster 154 lighting kit with the 88400 BrakeLite relay, ReadyBrake braking system, and ReadyStop breakaway kit.

We have the ReadyBrute Elite towbars with the built-in ReadyBrake. These towbars are rated to tow 8000 lbs.

You will find this combination will save you hundreds of dollars over others!

Thank you. I have some research to do now.
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Thank you. I have some research to do now.

Check with Roadmaster, but I'm pretty sure that same baseplate will fit your 2012!

BTW, I bought the baseplate from Amazon for $365.42 with free shipping. Everyone else wanted $399 for it!
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We have the Blue Ox baseplate on our 2014 CR-V and the finished installation looks nearly identical. We had to go with the Blue Ox because our ReadyBrute Elite has Blue Ox end pieces.
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We have the Blue Ox baseplate on our 2014 CR-V and the finished installation looks nearly identical. We had to go with the Blue Ox because our ReadyBrute Elite has Blue Ox end pieces.

You can get those end pieces for most any baseplate you want. I think they are called "clevis'" or something like that!
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The Blue Ox baseplate was roughly the same price and the end result looks the same so there really wasn't a driver to change what we had.
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We had our's done a couple of weeks ago with the Blue Ox gear. This is the front end of the car. We had the Invisbrake transferred from our 94 Accord to the CR-V.

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I painted everything under there with flat black paint so it wouldn't "stand out".

I just discovered that I forgot to paint the eye bolts on each side in front of the wheels that are used to attach the Protect-A-Tow! It's done now!
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We had our's done a couple of weeks ago with the Blue Ox gear. This is the front end of the car. We had the Invisbrake transferred from our 94 Accord to the CR-V.

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Nice install, now you need to go and find a couple of 1 7/8" Trailer Ball Covers to keep the crud out of the pin receivers when your not towing. They can be a little tricky to find for some reason but they fit like a glove.
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