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Old 07-21-2014, 06:39 AM
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Re: Flat towing behind an RV

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I tried plastic rivets but they did not hold well so I went with small small machine screw with phillips head and nut and lock washer, it is underneath where don't see anyways

The rivets you need are available at Autozone, sold in packets of two. Demco actually provided a full set with their kit of parts.


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Re: Flat towing behind an RV

What is a full set? We needed 4 and BO provided 4, but they were not very strong and 2 broke on installation.

From what I recall none of the BP manufacturers included a rivet tool on their list of required tools.

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Flat towing behind an RV

I don't know the exact rivets, but a few different sizes are included with this tool. I bought it when I did my GC mud flap install, worked great:

http://m.harborfreight.com/hand-rive...ets-97757.html
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Re: Flat towing behind an RV

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I don't know the exact rivets, but a few different sizes are included with this tool. I bought it when I did my GC mud flap install, worked great:

Hand Riveter with 40 Industrial Strength Poly Rivets
What I was asking was what you got with the baseplates and if that was the full set you were referring to.

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What I was asking was what you got with the baseplates and if that was the full set you were referring to.



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I was just referring to the rivet tool and some extra rivets, incase someone needed either =)
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What I was asking was what you got with the baseplates and if that was the full set you were referring to.



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Demco provided 4 pop rivets with the kit of parts. These rivets are specials, not like those which come with a pop rivet gun. The reason I had to buy some more was I used 2 of them at the back of the car after detaching the trim to run in a wiring loom for the lights. I've had a pop rivet gun in my tool set for longer than I care to remember.


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...to run in a wiring loom for the lights.
@MartinC - Did you run your wiring loom under or in the chassis as opposed to through the vehicle's interior?
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Re: Flat towing behind an RV

I installed the BO baseplate months ago on Trailhawk
For the rivets I used some ss screws with nylock nuts, any HW store has them
For the safety cables I just installed as instructed, not difficult.
I also printed the RM instructions, is I did not understand the BO instruction, I looked at the RM instruction, between the two, is was not difficult to figure out.
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Old 07-21-2014, 10:48 AM
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@MartinC - Did you run your wiring loom under or in the chassis as opposed to through the vehicle's interior?
OK. From the front, the 4-wire set (white, brown, yellow and green) plus red (continuous 12v) all within a " convoluted conduit pass up and to the outside of the battery and fuse box on the driver's side. (at this point, the red and white are tapped off to a toad charger and also an in-line fuse in the red). With some trepidation, I managed to punch a hole in the side of the major firewall grommet to the right of the brake servo and fed all wires through there. Be very careful not to damage the car wiring passing through that grommet. I then removed (un-clipped) all the driver's side sill plate trim and fed the wires through to an area under the small 'basket' in the trunk floor (driver's side). A fair amount of fishing is required here. Wires to and from the tail lamps run in convoluted conduit between the inner and outer fenders and through the ventilation window into the same area under that 'basket'. In that area I placed the diodes and relay in an electrical box. (See my earlier post giving more details and photos).
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Re: Flat towing behind an RV

@MartinC - Ok, I remember your earlier post now. Thanks. I misunderstood your post above when you said: "...I used 2 of them at the back of the car after detaching the trim to run in a wiring loom for the lights." I was thinking you meant exterior trim.

I just ordered a 2015 so I'll be installing a set of BO plates in about 10-12 weeks. The guy that wired my current CR-V toad zip tied the wiring loom under the chassis. I'm considering that option but I haven't been under a Cherokee Limited yet so I'm assuming at this point it's possible. If not, I guess I'll go fishing too.
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Re: Flat towing behind an RV

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Demco provided 4 pop rivets with the kit of parts. These rivets are specials, not like those which come with a pop rivet gun. The reason I had to buy some more was I used 2 of them at the back of the car after detaching the trim to run in a wiring loom for the lights. I've had a pop rivet gun in my tool set for longer than I care to remember.


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Ah, we got four as well and as I mentioned 2 broke. We have a bunch of "stuff" leftover because I use mag lights so I didn't have any need for those components that were included.
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Re: Flat towing behind an RV

Are there any changes for the 2015's to flat-towing (behind motorhome)?
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