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Old 01-06-2016, 06:11 PM   #21
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Even though you're getting everything you need, short if install, I think 4K is high. I have about $1,500.00 invested with my Roadmaster Falcon II, wiring kit from eTrailor, but no brake system. Might be good to check he show next week if you can wait. ..some of us Berk owners are going on Friday

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Old 01-06-2016, 06:33 PM   #22
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Joe, I hope that your CRV is older then 2015. In 2015, the CRV got a CVT tranny and is no longer towable on all fours. I have a 2013 and done the baseplate and also on a friend's. Its a little tricky getting the nose off.
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Hank, I have the base plate and tow bar which I won't need for a while. So when I do the install on the base plate and while I have the front cover off the car is it advantageous to run the wire kit for lights or not. I still need to get that kit. We still have the leased car for another month so no hurry to get the cr-v done on same day. If it makes sense I'll order the wire kit and run before putting car back together. Thanks for your input. Sorry for hijacking post !!

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Old 01-07-2016, 07:22 AM   #23
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It's a 2013 Hank. I do do a little research every once in a while.
Joe, I'm sure that your do a lot of research - good going!
When I took the front shroud/ bumper off I first had some trouble removing it around the head lights. The next big problem is that my instruction said to free four yellow plastic clips from behind the grille. After much time wrestling with that, I found that the grille could be released from the front side by inserting a thin screwdriver in a slot where the plastic clips were. the plastic clips are like a 1.5 inch square post that has different detention mechanisms on the fron and rear,

After getting the shroud off leaving the clips attached to the car, I removed the clips and inserted into the grille.
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Old 01-07-2016, 08:03 AM   #24
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It doesn't matter about when you install the light kit. I installed the BlueOx BX2258 Baseplate. I did modify the two rod posts that the electrical connector is attached to. I bent each rod slightly downward and then cut a little off the length to achieve the look in the posted picture (just being anal). Careful if you do this, do not stress the rods weld by placing a supporting 2x4 under it.

Also shown is a fuzzy picture of the yellow clip, the shrouds retainer around the headlights and the notch in the front grille where you can access the clip. Hope this helps. Hank
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Old 01-07-2016, 08:42 AM   #25
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I installed a Blue Ox Alpha with Autostop brake system on a friends Ram. Whole system was less than $1200 with base plate and works amazingly well. Install on Ram was piece of cake.

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