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Old 03-15-2016, 08:23 PM   #1
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Roadmaster base plate compatibility (CRV)

When we bought a very nice '07 Honda CRV Ex-L AWD last year, it came with Roadmaster XL base plates already installed by the previous owner. Will only Roadmaster tow bars work with them or will Blue Ox or others work? Is there any compatibility between the various base plate configurations?
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The only difference in base plate/tow bar compatibility is the ends of the tow bar where they are connected to the base plate extensions. Adaptors are available to hook your tow bar to a Roadmaster base plate.

Here's one example:
BX88151 Triple Lug Kit, Roadmaster (Falcon, Sterling or Eagle)-to-Blue Ox Adapter | Blue Ox
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I agree with Bob. Further, a call to BlueOx will most certainly Answer your question.
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We originally used a DEMCO tow bar and base plate when we had our Jeep Wrangler back in 2009. When we purchased our CRV a few years back we went with a Blue Ox base plate ( liked the removable tow pins ). I was going to order a new Blue Ox tow bar..... but instead called Demco and asked if they made any adaptors ?? They sent me a conversion kit .... don't recall the cost....but I remember it was bunch of $$$ cheaper then buying a new Blue Ox tow bar. We have used it on the CRV and now our FIT..... with zero issues for about 4+ years now.


I would assume that most tow bar manufacturers make adaptor kits ?


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I have Roadmaster tow brackets on my toads and use a Blue Ox tow bar and this is the X over brackets I used, there is more than one way to adapt the two but this is the best and cheapest way in my opinion if you have the X arm set up on your Roadmaster brackets.

https://www.rvupgradestore.com/Blue-...-p/bx88185.htm
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Thanks for the information! I appreciate it.
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When we bought a very nice '07 Honda CRV Ex-L AWD last year, it came with Roadmaster XL base plates already installed by the previous owner. Will only Roadmaster tow bars work with them or will Blue Ox or others work? Is there any compatibility between the various base plate configurations?
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I believe every tow bar manufacturer has/sells adapters to make their tow bars compatible/usable with any other brand of base plate.
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