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mike brez

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Posted: 04/17/21 08:00am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Base plate on the way. Was wondering if anyone installed one?
Looking for some tips or tricks. Haven’t seen a video of one being installed on it.


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What make towbar/baseplate setup are you using?


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phil-t wrote:

What make towbar/baseplate setup are you using?


Roadmaster RM39FR baseplate with a Demco Aluminator tow bar.

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Maybe comparing apples to oranges, but installed Roadmaster baseplate on my 2013 Ford Edge last weekend. Instructions were very good, so just follow closely. Took less than 3 hours with my 2 talented (take after their father[emoticon] ) sons. Hardest part was installing brake and breakaway cables for my ReadyBrake surge brake. Good luck!


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Well you did great. This is about three hours in and a few beers Friday after work.
Hopefully I can complete it and the tail light wiring today(Saturday) and won’t need a Uber ride to work Monday lol.

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All done and wired up. Took about 7 hours. Wired tail lights with diodes and ran a charge line after hearing of a few dead batteries after towing.

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Nice job Mike, which model Escape did you get the gas version or the hybrid. I was looking at the hybrid and plug in hybrid which are towable also.

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Congrats on the self-install and thanks for sharing your experience.


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Gjac wrote:

Nice job Mike, which model Escape did you get the gas version or the hybrid. I was looking at the hybrid and plug in hybrid which are towable also.


Hey Gary how you been?
I ended up with a 2020 Titanium Hybrid. I must admit I kinda miss my Wrangler but the technology and fuel mileage is much better. I really like my sons 2021 Rav4 Hybrid if it were towable I would have got one.

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mike brez wrote:

Gjac wrote:

Nice job Mike, which model Escape did you get the gas version or the hybrid. I was looking at the hybrid and plug in hybrid which are towable also.


Hey Gary how you been?
I ended up with a 2020 Titanium Hybrid. I must admit I kinda miss my Wrangler but the technology and fuel mileage is much better. I really like my sons 2021 Rav4 Hybrid if it were towable I would have got one.
I bought the Rav 4 Hybrid in 2019 and averaging 42 mpgs. I wish it was towable also, so I started looking at the Escape hybrid, thinking that it could tow 3500 lbs as well as towable 4 wheels down but only the ICE escape can tow that much. I was holding out for the plug-in but where we live at $.22/KWH, gas would have to be $3.40 just to break even, so the hybrid is a better deal. Let us know how it is working out for you. I also read about people having trouble with a drained battery so I think a separate charge line is a good idea.

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