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Old 04-17-2016, 01:44 AM   #1
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How to tell what baseplate I have

So we got a deal on a stowmaster 5000. But, um, I have no clue what vehicle the baseplate goes with. Is there an easy way to tell? Can't find any marking.
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Try giving Roadmaster a call. Roadmaster Inc. - Tow Bars, Braking Systems & RV Accessories
They are in Vancouver Wa. Don't know any more but in the past you could take your tow bar to them and they would even do a free tune up on it. They did mine while I waited.
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I figured I would have to call. I was just hoping I missed something.
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So we got a deal on a stowmaster 5000. But, um, I have no clue what vehicle the baseplate goes with. Is there an easy way to tell? Can't find any marking.
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With the "proper adapters" the Roadmaster "Stowmaster 5000 tow bar" can be used with any brand of base plate.
Send a photo of your base plate to Roadmaster and they will sell you the necessary adapters".
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Ok, I have emailed them pics and what vehicle I hope to attach to.
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Uh, you can adapt a base plate to a different brand of tow bar, but you cannot realistically adapt it to a non-matching vehicle. Each base plate is designed to fit a certain vehicle frame and mounting position, so they are not interchangeable. Sometimes even the same year/make/model of vehicle will have different base plates, depending on different drive trail or trim option.

So the base plates you got with the tow bar are probably worthless to you unless you are planning on buying a matching vehicle. Makes more sense to buy new base plates for the vehicle you already have, or the vehicle you want to tow.

If you could learn what they fit, you might be able to sell them for a few bucks on Ebay or CL.
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Yeah, that is my thought, to sell the baseplate when I figure out what vehicle it fits, as long as it isn't one of my vehicles, of course. I have been looking for a baseplate with no luck so far. Trying not to pay new price.
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