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Old 07-06-2015, 12:13 PM   #1
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Which base plates for 2005 Honda CR-V?

New to class A and towing. I have a choice of 2 used towbars, a Blue Ox or Falcon 2. Can anyone share their experience installing base plates on a 2005 Honda CR-V? I want to do the install myself so I prefer the one easier to install as both systems seem to have good reviews. Thanks in advance.






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New to class A and towing. I have a choice of 2 used towbars, a Blue Ox or Falcon 2. Can anyone share their experience installing base plates on a 2005 Honda CR-V? I want to do the install myself so I prefer the one easier to install as both systems seem to have good reviews. Thanks in advance.






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Gilbert huh? You're not too far from us, Lake Havasu City. Anyway, to me, you're talking two different mechanisms here. A "base plate" and a Tow bar. Most tow bars can adapt to just about any maker of base plate. There's adapter plates for everything now days. Now, as for installing a base plate on your model CRV, I really can't help that much because I installed ours on our '11 CRV. The '11 model wasn't all that hard. There were quite a few clips that just popped out and, a few screws.

Then, the whole front end of the car just "popped" off. It looked like it was in a car wreck. But, that's what's needed for all the access of installing a base plate. Once it's done, you simply POP it all back on. But again, an '05 body style is quite a bit different from an '07-'11. The '12s changed again.

As for your tow bar, you're good with either one. By the way, if you're interested, I've got a complete Ready Brake system for sale that would work perfectly for you, if you're interested.
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Bill both Blue Ox and Roadmaster are good base plates and tow bars. Go to their web site both has. The install procedure with pictures, I like the round base plate arms that twist to lock because ease of installation . I think Blue Ox will be a little cheaper.

Roadmaster Inc. - Tow Bars, Braking Systems & RV Accessories
Click on the part no for the installation and pictures.

http://blueox.com/wp-content/uploads...11/bx22381.pdf
This is the blue Ox
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