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Old 02-23-2013, 08:39 AM   #1
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Where to get a base plate installed in Chicago suburbs?

I'm trying to find a reputable place to get a Blue Ox baseplate installed on my 2012 Subaru Impreza. All of the body shops I've called have no idea what I'm talking about and "don't do that kind of work" I guess they have so much collision work around here they don't need to do anything else.
Does anyone have any suggestions for a place to get this done in Chicago's western 'burbs? There are no RV places close by that I would trust to disassemble my car, I'm really thinking a body shop would be my best bet.
I'd do it myself, but the last time I installed one I was sore for a week and I really don't have the time. Getting too old to do this kind of work anymore.....
Thanks for any suggestions you can make.
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Blue ox lists on their site where all their dealers are. Or try a trailer place or your local Subaru dealer
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Here's one.

http://www.etrailer.com/Base-Plates/...eid=2012956633
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Old 02-23-2013, 06:13 PM   #4
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Might want to try Bob Guhl at Autoshades in Villa Park. I had some body work done on our RV and he did a good job, I think he could handle a baseplate on a car
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I'm trying to find a reputable place to get a Blue Ox baseplate installed on my 2012 Subaru Impreza. All of the body shops I've called have no idea what I'm talking about and "don't do that kind of work" I guess they have so much collision work around here they don't need to do anything else.
Does anyone have any suggestions for a place to get this done in Chicago's western 'burbs? There are no RV places close by that I would trust to disassemble my car, I'm really thinking a body shop would be my best bet.
I'd do it myself, but the last time I installed one I was sore for a week and I really don't have the time. Getting too old to do this kind of work anymore.....
Thanks for any suggestions you can make.
I took mine (2010 Honda CRV) to my local friendly auto muffler/brake shop. He installed the base plate plus the wiring for less than $280. The instructions are very nice ad easy to follow especially easy if you have a lift. Some people do it themselves by jacking up the car, but much easier with the lift. I just ordered one for my 02 Nissan Frontier and am taking to them next week.
Good Luck!
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Not sure if you're as far out as Rockford but we have some friends in the area who use Scott's RV and Truck for a lot of their service work. I just looked it up and they are an authorized Blue Ox dealer. They also have good reviews on the internet.

Click here for their website.

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Does PPL have a location in the Chicago area now? That's great!

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I had Midwest Finest RV install a Blue Ox baseplate on a Smart Car in 2008 and was pleased with their work. They are located in the Joliet/New Lenox area.
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