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Installation of Blue Ox Base Plates
Pictures I took during the process of installing Blue Ox Base Plates on my Cherokee Trailhawk.
Picture of my RV with the Trailhawk in tow.  The Brake Relay from Roadmaster worked well and I connected the 12v from RV to the relay so that when...
I have the breakaway cable from underneath and when not in use I just stuff in under the dash to the left where it is easy to reach but not in the...
Picture of my Blue Ox Patriot set up in floorboard
Mounted a 12v plug outlet under dash on far left, this is tied directly to 12v from RV
Close up of bolting of Breakaway bracket mount.
Showing location of bolts for Trailer 6-wire connector
Closeup of trailer connector and breakaway switch
6 wire trailer connector and breakaway switch mounted on front.
Trailer wire now tucked down around fuse box.  String is to guide route and pull through firewall for 12v accessory wire and wires for breakaway...
Splicing into white (ground) wire and bolting to frame on top of wire harness ground.
Trailer wire around driver side of engine compartment.
Trailer wiring coming through wire harness boot on engine compartment side.
Trailer wiring run through the boot alongside the wiring harness.  Be careful to not damage wiring harness.  I thought I may have damaged it which...
Below the basket is where the diodes are put out of sight.
Wires from Left and Right Turn signals and Tail lights from both sides connected to diodes and to trailer wiring run along the driver side wall and...
Cut wires on Right Turn wire and Tail Light and ran a wire from each end (4 total) to a pocket location in bottom driver side of cargo area to...
Cut wires on Left Turn wire and Tail Light and ran a wire from each end (4 total) to a pocket location in bottom driver side of cargo area to connect...
Closeup of Permanent Safety Cables on Passenger side.
Permanent Safety Cable on Passenger Side,   I put tape on to help hold in place.
Closeup of Permanent Safety Cables on Driver Side
Permanent Safety Cables on Driver Side
Blue Ox Base Plates installed with the removable tabs installed.  Still need to install breakaway switch, electrical connecter adapter and wiring for...
Close up of Blue Ox Base plate with tab installed on passenger side.
Front view of installed Blue Ox Base Plates and ready to roll.  Still have to install breakaway switch and electrical connector and wiring for brake...
Close up of installed Passenger side Blue Ox Base plate installed.
 

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