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Old 06-18-2021, 02:14 PM   #1
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Toad parts installation in Portland OR for Chevy Colorado

Hi,

I don't have a motorhome yet, but plan to buy a class A DP in a month or so, and tow our 2016 Chevy Colorado, which I gather can be towed four-down.

So I thought I could get it ready for that by getting the necessary modifications (base plate, lights/brakes systems, battery disconnect, etc) installed now. I don't want to DIY.

Does anyone have recommendations for a place in the Portland, Oregon area that could do this for us?

Thanks!
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Good luck!

When I set my Focus up in late 2016 I called three places asking, still waiting for two of them to call back and the other place I got the "Did you buy it here?" crap. I DIY.

You might contact Roadmaster in Vancouver. At least they will likely do it correctly.
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Hi,

I don't have a motorhome yet, but plan to buy a class A DP in a month or so, and tow our 2016 Chevy Colorado, which I gather can be towed four-down.

So I thought I could get it ready for that by getting the necessary modifications (base plate, lights/brakes systems, battery disconnect, etc) installed now. I don't want to DIY.

Does anyone have recommendations for a place in the Portland, Oregon area that could do this for us?

Thanks!
Yes... Todd's Auto and RV. They are the best. I have had two vehicles set up by Todd and he does great work. He used to work at Roadmaster and been in the business for 30 years.

I would not go to anyone else.


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Old 06-18-2021, 08:25 PM   #4
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Roadmaster is just across the river in Vancouver.
Years ago had them install baseplates and set up MH for our Ford Explorer, then with second (and current MH) had them install the MH portion. For our current toad (Ford Expedition) I ordered and installed the Roadmaster baseplates myself. Also had to order a new tow bar from them as the Expedition weights considrably more than the Explorer did.
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Roadmaster in Vancouver is the place to go. They setup my Ford Ranger. Who better to install what you need than the company that designed and built it.
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Thank you. Looking at Roadmaster's site, it wasn't clear if they are just the manufacturer, or they do installation too. I agree it makes sense for them to do it if they're able.

Todd's Auto and RV seems very highly rated too, so also seems like a great option.
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just had Todds in portland do my yukon great guy and service plus no sales tax in oregon he is very very busy took me 5 weeks for my appointment
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Roadmaster will do the install. Give them a call and they will give you a quote for the parts and installation.
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If you plan on towing your truck with a DP, you need to use the Roadmaster base plates. Almost every vehicle sold, no matter who makes the base plate, the base plates mount and connect at the same spot.....except on the Canyon/Colorado's. If you buy Blue Ox, they connect above the bumper, which is a good height for a gasser, who's hitch is mounted higher. The Roadmaster base plates mount down at the tow hooks, which will be a better alignment height on a DP.
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If you plan on towing your truck with a DP, you need to use the Roadmaster base plates. Almost every vehicle sold, no matter who makes the base plate, the base plates mount and connect at the same spot.....except on the Canyon/Colorado's. If you buy Blue Ox, they connect above the bumper, which is a good height for a gasser, who's hitch is mounted higher. The Roadmaster base plates mount down at the tow hooks, which will be a better alignment height on a DP.
Good tip, thanks!
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Todd's provided these prices and part numbers for the needed Roadmaster components and installation for my 2016 Chevy Colorado. Any comments on the parts etc?

NightHawk Package Installed: $2,739.00
EZ 5 Bracket (523182-5)
NightHawk Tow Bar (676)
Combo Kit (9284-2)

BrakeMaster Installed: $1,450.00
BrakeMaster ~ Air Brakes (9160)
Seat Adaptor (88315)
Diodes/Stoplight Switch/Relay (751472)

Battery Disconnect Installed: $300.00
Remote Battery Disconnect (766)

Total Parts & Labor: $4,489.00
Payment By Credit Card: $4,630.00
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If you're buying a used DP you might hold off until you find out if the coach already has a hookup for a system. We have used the Air Force One, now by Demco, and have been totally satisfied with the system. I'm not familiar with the Brakemaster at all.

When we purchased our '17 Ventana I had ProRV in Vancouver install the coach side of the AFO. I supplied the parts and they installed it. Had no complaint on the process.

I would suggest checking the owners manual on your pickup to make sure of towing requirements before you do anything.

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