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Old 09-08-2011, 06:14 PM   #1
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Hi all, I have a 30 ft Winnie vista and have a 2010 Honda crv that we want to flat tow. we have never towed behind a motor home. we have decided on buying the readybrut tow bar with the braking system and am thinking about the blue ox base plate. it is advertised as removable or permanent. can someone tell me what they mean by "removable" ? Thanks, Dale and Darlene
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Thanks 66 for the reply, that helps me understand the base plate better now and I think I would like the removable system.
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Ideally you want the base plate attachment points for the tow bar the same height as the receiver hitch on the Winnie. That should be one of your criteria for selecting a base plate.
Ready-brute should have some information on the topic.
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Thanks GaryM, I talked to Ready Brake and and was told when ready call and talk to one the techs and they will explain how to measure and you shouldn' have more than a two inch difference. Possibly have to use a drop hitch. do the Crv's clock mileage when towing?
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I looked in my owners manual and it states to turn the key to accessory 1 when towing. I read in one of these forums that you should turn the key to accessory II because 1 will clock the miles. They were referring to a CRV. Can anyone shed any light on this?
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