Road Master Base Plate
I need an opinion.
I have a road master 5250 tow bar.
I just bought a 2012 Explorer and need to get it set up for towing.
I can use either the 4427 -3A MX or 4427-1A XL.
When I started doing research on a new toad, Roadmaster suggested that I use the -3A MX and not use the base assembly (cross bar pt no 910021-00).
Here's the problem. The -3A (MX) base plate is not available. It is back ordered for 2 weeks (or so). We are leaving for an East Coast trip around that time, which means that we would be without a toad. The -1A (XL) is available and can be shipped immediately.
My question is, what is the difference between using the MX and XL. I know with the XL I would have to use the base assembly (cross bar). Is using the base assembly ( cross bar) a big deal or not. I don't want to use it if I don't have to but waiting for an MX would be a problem. Do they look the same on the car when not towing? Is it easier to hook up the car with or wothout using the base assembly (cross bar).
I need to make a quick decision. I don't want to tell her "I told you so", but I told her NOT to plan the trip until we got the car set up for towing, but who listens to me?
Jim and Vicky, Belleville, IL
2004 Winnebago Journey
2012 Explorer Toad