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Old 06-04-2010, 09:23 AM   #1
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Towing Pontiac G6- Remco LP-1

Possibly looking at towing our 2008 Pontiac G6 GT Convertible. It is equipped with the 4T65E transmission. According to Remco's site it needs a LP-1 lube pump. Anybody have experience installing one of these? I have above average mechanical skills and LOTS of tools.

Also looking at the baseplates for this, Blue Ox and Roadmaster both make them, but the Roadsmaster looks a little heavier duty and uses 1/2" mounting bolts, where as Blue Ox uses 3/8" bolts. Any preference?

I already own a Falcon 2 towbar & Brake Buddy that came with the coach.

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Also looking at the baseplates for this, Blue Ox and Roadmaster both make them, but the Roadsmaster looks a little heavier duty and uses 1/2" mounting bolts, where as Blue Ox uses 3/8" bolts. Any preference?
Kerry, I have been using Blue Ox baseplates over the years on as many as 5 vehicles. The removable tabs and clean look is what differentiates the baseplates. All my towing gear fits into a small bag which gets stored in a small compartment in the car.

Blue Ox baseplates will be able to integrate with your tow bar, just give them a call for the items that you need.
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Just an update.
l Ordered a lube pump kit from Remco. It is here and awaiting me to install it (lots of parts, yeah!).
Ordered the crossbar assembly from Roadmaster. It is here as well.
Ordered the baseplates (Roadmaster) from AdventureRV (they had them on sale for $299) they will be here on Monday the 14th.
Plan is to only jack up the car once and install the baseplates , lube pump, and light wiring all at the same time. Big task, but I figure I'm saving "Mucho Dinero" by doing it myself.
I'll post how it all turns out.

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Got it all installed and have towed it 250 miles so far. No problems at all.

Used the Roadmaster baseplates and Quick disconnect. Took me approx. 4-5 hrs to install, but I wasn't working real fast. It went on very well, I thought 2 of the bolts could have been 1/4" longer, but they worked. The instructions were very concise and the color pictures helped a lot.

The LP-1 lube pump from Remco went on rather smooth as well. They could show you where to mount the pump, since they ask all your car info you'd think they would right where to put it. I ended up fabbing up my own bracket and it looks nearly factory where I put it. This unit also included all the wiring for the lights and pump. Very complete kit. I did have to splice on about 10' to the MH wiring to reach the dash of my 40'er. The instructions, once again, are very clear (not many pictures) and in the order that they need to be done.

All in all, it wasn't a bad job. I had the car down for 2 full days doing the complete install. Don't know how much $$$$$ I saved doing it all myself but it had to be a wallet full. Lube pump was $850 (Remco), baseplates $299 (found them on sale @ adverturerv.net), quick disconnect $149 (Roadmaster). I already had a falcon 2 tow bar and a Brake Buddy.

Now just have to figure out how to keep the diesel exhaust film off the white car....

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