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Old 11-06-2015, 10:26 PM   #1
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So, what is the "most invisible" baseplate and towbar setup for my new to me mini-Jeep?

I was in my local CW the other day and they only carry the RoadMaster line. They have huge flat black brackets.

Online, I looked at pictures and installation videos for the Blue Ox product which has nice removable brackets and is almost invisible when not in use.

Did I miss any others out there?
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Old 11-07-2015, 12:04 AM   #2
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I installed a Blue Ox baseplate on my Jeep Patriot.

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Online, I looked at pictures and installation videos for the Blue Ox product which has nice removable brackets and is almost invisible when not in use
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Old 11-07-2015, 02:54 AM   #3
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The factory for Blue Ox is in Pender, Nebraska. They do a nice tour, and offer a free campsite on the grounds. I've used their baseplate and tow bars for years with no problems.
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Old 02-15-2016, 06:53 PM   #4
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I have 2011 Liberty with Blue OX tow bar, works great!
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Old 02-15-2016, 08:04 PM   #5
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The other baseplate mfg I've used was Demco.

The Blue Ox looks to have an easier hardware install but shows the full bottom grill getting cut out. The Roadmaster EZ baseplate with removable tabs, looks least noticeable on the last model liberty because it shows just cutting the 2 openings a little larger. My visual choice in non-tow mode here would be the Roadmaster. However I'd most likely pick Blue Ox for easiest to use and install.

For my wrangler, it was Blue Ox that required the least cutting.
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Old 02-15-2016, 08:38 PM   #6
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I was in my local CW the other day and they only carry the RoadMaster line. They have huge flat black brackets.
Those huge flat black brackets come off when not in use...
This is what the Roadmaster system looks like when not in use.
(2 small square receivers tucked under the bumper. Silver metal in the center is the brake away sensor.)
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