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Old 09-21-2020, 08:10 PM   #1
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Mounted a base plate today!

Getting our Buick Envision ready to tow!
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Old 09-21-2020, 08:24 PM   #2
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Nice!

I did one on our brand new Mini Cooper back on 2010 .... my wife nearly fainted as she came out into the garage and saw the front end parts strewn about
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My DW trusts me to maintain our vehicles. I was able to get her to help refit the fascia on our new grand cherokee. Still, she would rather it just happens, and that she did not see it apart. Part of the trust is my skills and experience, part is not having to hear me complain about letting someone else touch my vehicle!
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The DW has assisted in the last 2 installs. O2 Odyssey and 12 Flex.
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Finished! About 5 hours later!
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So, why do so many people black out their tag #'s when posting a picture ? It's in plain sight when out on the road or parked in the driveway. Just wondering

Good Job--- I get nervous when popping off all the plastic fasteners they use now.
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Finished! About 5 hours later!
Looks great! I would never attempt that!
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Nice to do things yourself right? Good job.

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I feel your pain

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Interesting how we all view this - In my case I would Never let someone else do it!!!! - to many chances to make a mistake - Red - Loctite is Critical.

Couple other things to keep in Mind - Tail Lights and - Is the Hook up level between the toad and the Coach????

All this is important in the hook up.

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So, why do so many people black out their tag #'s when posting a picture ? It's in plain sight when out on the road or parked in the driveway. Just wondering.
Because the Internet not only never forgets, a post is available to everyone in the world with Internet access, unlike a local drive-by.

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Interesting how we all view this - In my case I would Never let someone else do it!!!! - to many chances to make a mistake - Red - Loctite is Critical.
Demco specs and supplies Blue Loctite for their baseplates. When I read up it seemed to me that the torque of the nut or bolt was a major factor in whether it was red or blue. Obviously either is better than none...

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Took it out for a 20 mile test drive! Everything worked perfectly and I barely noticed the Buick being back there!
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Because the Internet not only never forgets, a post is available to everyone in the world with Internet access, unlike a local drive-by.

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