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Old 08-15-2010, 08:18 AM   #1
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I bought a used Winnebago from an estate with a Falcon 5250 tow hitch on it. I found a Brake Buddy and a bar (I think it is a link between the baseplate and the hitch))in one of the storage compartments. After doing some research, I believe all I need is a 483-1 Baseplate (or bracket) kit to tow a 2001Mazda B3000 truck 5 speed stick shift. It is the same bracket as used for a Ford Ranger, 1998 -2006. When money dictates i want to buy an explorer, but right now itis either go wihtout a toad or hook up the truck as cheaply as possible. If anyone has advice, or can tell me where I can look for a used Roadmaster(Falcon)483-1 baseplate(they are $350 new), I'd appreciate it. Also, advice on cheap lights would help. I don't want to spend alot of money getting the truck rewired. It has over 140K miles on it and this is a stop gap setup until I can afford a new vehicle. This is either cheap or ride a bike. Thanks for your help

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Can't help with your issue, but I'd be interested to know where in Boeing. I retired (at 57) from Everett Customer Engineering in 1998, now live in Anacortes. I was known at Boeing by my legal fist nsme of Allan.

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Old 08-15-2010, 08:52 AM   #3
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You can get the lights from Harbor Freight, look in some of some of the auto mags and get a coupon, $10 total. Sept's Four Wheeler mag has the coupon on page 37. Can't help you with the towbar, sorry.
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