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Baseplate Installation-- Memphis TN Area

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#1 tguthrie



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Posted 19 May 2014 - 03:41 PM

Does anyone know a good place to have a baseplate and wiring done on new dinghy anywhere in the Memphis, TN area?  It will need to be a Blue Ox system and I have already checked the Blue Ox dealer in Memphis, but was not to impressed.  Thanks for any suggestions.


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#2 rossboyer


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Posted 19 May 2014 - 06:23 PM

I have only worked with Roadmaster, but the instructions are very clear to do it your self if you have common tools.  I have installed base plates on 4 autos.  The worst was to drill a 7/16 hole. The first took 4 hours and the last one 2 1/2.


The wiring is another story because wiring takes much longer.  I do recommend using diodes vs. second light socket and bulbs in the tail and brake lights.


Camping Worlds will do either or both, but may be pricy.

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Posted 19 May 2014 - 07:06 PM


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Posted 19 May 2014 - 09:27 PM

I'm installing a Blue Ox baseplate on my 2014 Jeep JKU Wrangler tomorrow.  This will be my third install - 2011 Malibu, 2005 Jeep Wrangler TJ.  The Jeep are easy.  If your mechanically inclined and have a the necessary tools, its a doable DIY project. I prefer the separate bulb vs the diodes.  I used diodes on the Malibu and they were a constant problem.


I will install the M&G Engineering brake system next.


Camping World has a special installation price if you purchase the baseplate from them.  I believe its $29 or $39. 

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Posted 27 May 2014 - 09:55 PM

I have installed at least 15 +- Roadmaster Brackets in the last 20 yrs including a few for friends but the last two I installed it sure is taking longer the older I get the harder it is get up and back down about 50 times for the install, takes a couple days for me to get over it. I need to hire someone to hand me tools and it would be a easy job. Its 4 Roadmaster Brackets in my shop now off of some of my toads and one that was never installed, a 2011 Flex,  a 2010 Equinox, a 2011 Edge, and a little Ford Festiva bracket

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