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Old 07-15-2020, 07:49 PM   #1
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Hi all I've recently retired this and January and my DW and I live in Port Charlotte Florida. We also decided to get a newer MKX to replace my DWs 2008 MKX AWD. Problem is when we bought hthe 2008 car and set it up for 4 down towing we were still living in Massachusetts. So I had my son, a very smart mechanic, helped me take off the front of the car and install the base plate and wiring. Fast forward to today i don't have that luxury plus being 1500 miles south, in the midst of a pandemic and I'm not so sure I want to do it on my own. Phew sorry for the long story..so the real question does anyone know of a place, RV shop, etc. within say 40-50 miles of the Port Charlotte area they could recommend to do this work at a reasonable price other than a large RV dealerships which, I'm sure you can imagine, are giving prices that was almost as much as triple the price of the parts. Thanks for any suggestions.
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Wow! So sorry that someone did not reply.

So here is my reply. Call the base plate manufacturer and ask them who in the area can install the base plate. Actually, any good mechanic or repair shop should be able to install it.
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Wow! So sorry that someone did not reply.

So here is my reply. Call the base plate manufacturer and ask them who in the area can install the base plate. Actually, any good mechanic or repair shop should be able to install it.
Thank you for your reply. I actually ended up doing what you had suggested several weeks ago and found a place called the Hitch House up in Sarasota who did the install on the baseplate, wiring even a trailer hitch with a 4 pin for the back. Nice near job and a very reasonable price. I'd recommend them to anyone near me. Thanks I do appreciate the response.
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