CRV Baseplate Installation

Today we had the CRV baseplate installation done. To do this right, a lift is almost a necessity as well as all the right tools. For that reason, I had A and A Trailer Hitches in Bradenton, FL do all the work. They are both a Blue OX and Roadmaster dealer and have done great work for us before. http://www.aandatrailerhitch.com/ They had all that done and installed a trailer hitch for a future bike rack in around 3 hours.

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100_5198This is the before shot.

100_5199The lift makes everything much easier

The front facia is off
The front facia is off

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The silver looking bar is the original equipment bumper that will be removed

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Here is the baseplate that will go in the place of the original bumper.

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Baseplate installed and wiring for the rear lights

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Now the connector and harness for the rear lights is installed as well as the breakaway switch for the auxiliary braking system.

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The facia is back on. Just need to complete wiring of the lights and the aux. brake wireless transmitter and we’re all done.

Our previous car was a 2003 Hyundai Santa Fe which had to have a transmission pump installed in order to be flat towable. After 11 years and 160,000 miles plus another 65,000 being towed, it was time to get a new ride. The CRV is a 2014, and is the last of the flat towable Hondas as they have put CVT transmissions in the new CRV’s and Fit’s for 2015.




This was an easy job and I can highly recommend A and A. They have many year’s experience with hitches and flat towing solutions.