Originally Posted by RJG
Thanks Lenny & Chrissy, I received the wiring kit today, still waiting for TB and baseplate I no doubt will have questions but wanted to wait until I received everything and had a chance to go threw it I'll be doing the install on a 02 Ranger XLT 4x4 manual, But Just one question for now " is it standard to have to drill through the frame to install baseplates ? and did you find when you first started installing that the instructions were adequate " oops thats two questions. Well thanks very much for your replys Ray.. Oh as far as the video, I think I was confused I belive it was a US Gear installation video, I have been thinking about that system.
Is it standard to drill? Well, every installation is different. I have had only a few that were no drill. Most only require you to enlarge a hole, or there will be a dimple, where they will want you to drill to put a bolt through. Both Roadmaster and Blue--Ox directions are very good. I have had to use Roadmaster Tech support a few times, when things did not look the same as the instructions and they were great.
I have found many companies with the tow bars and baseplates shut manufacture operations over the winter, and now they are behind and very cautious, so generally there is a two week back order from what I have seen. I did wait over a 3 weeks
for a JK Wrangler, with baseplates and battery disconnect system. So people have to remember this when ordering.