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Old 03-04-2021, 10:33 AM   #1
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Flat Towing Install Recommendations - Oregon

Hey All!

Wondering if anyone has recommendations for a facility near Salem, OR that will install all of the components for flat towing.

Camping World wants $3k in parts and over $2k (over 13 hours) in labor and most of the posts I've read on this forum suggest that labor should be roughly 6-8 hours.

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Roadmaster 521452-5 Baseplate
All Terrain Falcon Tow Bar
Brakemaster 9060

Of course all of these are cheaper on Amazon or eTrailer, but CW won't install unless you buy from them. And they want me to absorb the shipping cost but if I buy them online from CW website, I can get shipping for free, so I don't know what the deal is with that.


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What car are you hooking up?

Some require extensive work to install the base plate.
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You could drive up I-5 to Vancouver, WA, where the Roadmaster factory is located. They installed everything to include baseplate, AirForce 1, lighting kit, and a battery disconnect switch for $1000. My Tahoe requires that the battery be disconnected to flat tow. That alone added a couple of hours to the install. I bought all the parts at etrailer or Amazon, which was ok with them. They don’t even sell the AF1 but installed it anyway. I was there from 10:00am to 5:00pm. The only drawback is the waiting area leaves a bit to be desired. CW seems high. My tow bar was $850, the AF1 about the same and less than $400 for the baseplate.
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What car are you hooking up?

Some require extensive work to install the base plate.
2021 Jeep Cherokee

It shouldn't need a ton of work other than the front bumper needs some fins cut out so the quick disconnects can poke through.

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You could drive up I-5 to Vancouver, WA, where the Roadmaster factory is located. They installed everything to include baseplate, AirForce 1, lighting kit, and a battery disconnect switch for $1000. My Tahoe requires that the battery be disconnected to flat tow. That alone added a couple of hours to the install. I bought all the parts at etrailer or Amazon, which was ok with them. They donít even sell the AF1 but installed it anyway. I was there from 10:00am to 5:00pm. The only drawback is the waiting area leaves a bit to be desired. CW seems high. My tow bar was $850, the AF1 about the same and less than $400 for the baseplate.
That's not a bad idea. Thanks!
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Just came across Roadmasterís invoice. They charged $350.00 to install the baseplate. The next most expensive item was AF1 install at $240.00 and another $180.00 for wiring the brake lights.
Battery disconnect was only $120.00. Total would have been under $1000 but they didnít like my emergency disconnect and supplied one as well as 2 plastic plugs for the baseplate. Total $1010 including almost $80.00 in tax. And, they are the factory.
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Wow, a huge difference. Definitely going to give them a call. Appreciate the detail!!
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Roadmaster was definitely the way to go.

They quoted $3790 (+ tax) for all hardware and installation.

Thanks again for the recommendation seeg!
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Roadmaster also has a good facility in Portland. Todd's auto and RV repair. Tod reworked my air braking system in Quartzsite the Camping World installed wrong. Todd did good work and a good price and used Roadmaster parts.
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