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Base Plate for Tow Bar > 2002 > Ford > Explorer Sport Trac

Roadmaster Base Plates for the 2002 Explorer Sport Trac by Ford

Roadmaster Base Plates

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Code:   474-1

Retail:$429.95

Price:$399.00


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Roadmaster XL Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms - 2002 Explorer Sport Trac by Ford

The XL series hidden brackets attach to your Ford Explorer Sport Trac's frame to provide attachment points for your tow bar. The visible portions of the brackets can be removed when you are not towing.

Features:

  • Hidden bracket design - drawbars are easily removable via 2 pins
    • Improved aesthetics compared with standard brackets
  • Computer-cut, all-steel construction provides exceptional strength
  • Black powder coat finish is durable and corrosion resistant
  • Simple installation - no welding required
    • Custom base plates ensure a perfect fit for your Ford Explorer Sport Trac
  • Compatible with Quick Disconnects and all Roadmaster tow bars
  • Instructions and mounting hardware included
  • Made in the USA


The square drawbars, or front arms, on the XL series base plate kit are simple to mount and remove, easily securing with hitch pins. Once the drawbars have been removed, the remaining brackets are virtually invisible. On most automobiles, the brackets are mounted within the grille, where they remain not only unseen, but protected from scrapes and scuffs as well.



474-1 Road Master XL Base Plate Kit






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Customer Reviews

Roadmaster XL Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms - 474-1

Average Customer Rating:  ratingratingratingratingrating4.8 out of 5 stars   (191 Customer Reviews)

The XL series hidden brackets attach to your vehicle's frame to provide attachment points for your tow bar. The visible portions of the brackets can be removed when you are not towing.
Reviews for other XL Base Plate Kit :

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Bob T.04/20/2014

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Great product for my 2014 Wrangler. Good materials, solid attachment to vehicle, and looks good. The e trailer installation video was great for assisting installation. Made the install much quicker and easier. The most difficult procedure for me was disconnecting the wiring harness on the back of the bumper. An old tack puller (or tool of similar design) would have been great for leveraging the pins out of their holes. Cutting the air dam was a slow process to ensure I didn't cut too much. A paper template to mark where to cut the air dam would make this process much simpler. Again, I can't emphasize enough how great the installation video was for making the steps easier. 126011






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Robert F.11/21/2013

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The brackets came quickly after I had ordered them, customer service actually shipped them on a shorter transit time so that I could definitely get them before my vacation and I didn't have to pay the extra shipping charge. Installation was a breeze, straight forward and I feel very confident that I won't foresee any complications or problems in towing. The craftsmanship of these brackets are top notch. Very strong and durable and everything lined up perfectly on the frame. I recommend this to everyone who wants to tow their vehicle. 108070






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Bill G.04/24/2013

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Received this towing bracket...did not fit......but....got another within 3-4 days....good service....directions are good for a Honda Element, mine was a 2004 CRV.....if you cannot ad lib...do not try to do the install, otherwise an excellent fit and easy for the not challanged mechanically....if it says 10 mm might be 8 or here rather than there.....very happy with a quality product even if it took a second time.....everyone is allowed a screwup occasionally....and it was taken care of well.... 77741





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Not a single complaint.......everything works as it should!!

Bill G. - 04/24/2014

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Ron W.06/06/2012

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I love the product! It looks and works great. The only problem I have is with the installation, otherwise I would definately give it an excellent. I did the install by myself, in my own garage, with what I consider, tools that almost every "handy" homeowner has. A set of wrenches (metric and sae), both socket and open/boxed end, screw drivers, hammer, jig saw, cordless drill, torque wrench, etc. The 2.5 hrs shown as installation time was at least doubled, mostly due to somewhat difficult to understand instructions/photos, and several very (and I mean very) close tolerances. I realize I have fairly large hands, but nothing unusual for someone 6 ft tall. I was going to take photos all along the way, but quickly realized it would push the installation into a second day. The finished product looks just like the pictures in the installation instructions. Mine even happen to match the color, so not much point in adding before and after photos. Overall, I say it is a great product that almost any moderatly handy person can install. 43067






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Scott Parker04/24/2013

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Fit right up!! 77677





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So far the plates are working great, it is an easy attachment for the tow bar and nothing gets in the way at all. Thanks again for the brackets..

Scott Parker - 04/24/2014

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Scott, I have rock bumper like you have in the picture. Did you use the 1424-1 Road Master XL Base Plate? Was this very hard to install? Thanks for any information. Rich.

comment by: Rich Allen - 06/07/2014


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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Ken09/01/2013

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Great product...Good fit and appearence. The installation instructions were FAIR at best. There are alot of missing steps in the instruction sheet, so if you are not talented with tools let a professional tackle this job. Also if you are going to install these brackets yourself, I suggest that you raise the vehicle up on jack-stands or up on a lift. I did this install while all 4 tires were on the floor and it was very difficult to reach some of the bolts in order to tighten them. The most difficult part of this install is placing the front bumper back to it's original position. It can be done, but it is best to have a helper...you will have to apply some force!! Take your time and test fit everything, hope this helps. Ken 97822






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Scott04/17/2013

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This towbar attachment fit right up to my 97 Legacy wagon. Like the instructions said, there was just a little trimming of the black, soft plastic air foil under the plastic bumper cover. I did that with a tin-snip and a utility knife. I had it installed in a couple hours, including set-up and clean-up. 76622





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I got this for a trip from California to Minnesota, pulling the Subaru. Approximately 2000 miles. Pulled the Subaru just fine.

Scott - 04/18/2014

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Dave11/19/2010

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Every part needed was there I am definitely not worried about this base plate coming of the truck! It is always a little suprising on stuff like this when all the bolts and steel that are attached to the vehicle eventually pass the stress onto 1 or 2 bolts down the system. I guess overbuilding the base plate is cheaper than engineering a lighter and smaller one. The It took two of us all day to put it on, but that was to be expected. As careful as we were, some holes didn't line up right, and we had to do some grinding to account for weld beads on the tow vehicle. I'd say that the tolerances were too tight, and un-necessarily so. Overall the fitment issues were anticipated and we had the tools (large drills and metal grinder) to address them. The effort was worth it to save the $ on a self install. I can see why the RV shops charge so much to install, however. 3649






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Dale C09/27/2012

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Haven't towed the Vue yet but the install was pretty much as described on the video and written instructions. One suggestion is to install the air dam over the tabs before putting the grill back on . The air dam was a very tight fit and I had to remove more material above the cut outs to get it over the tabs. I think it would be simpler to put air dam over the tabs install grill and then attach the air dam to the bottom of the grill. It looks great exactly as in photos on your install page. 55869





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Back from our trip Towed the Vue 14,000 miles, Coast to coast, never had any problems with the base plate or hardware checked the torque on the bolts a couple of times, they were exactly as when I installed the unit. very little signs of wearing where the pins secured the tow bar to the base plate. good value!

comment by: Dale C - 06/09/2013


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We are glad to hear the trip was a success and the base plates performed as they should. Thank you for the update.

Patrick B - 6/10/2013



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still pleased with the base plate and it appears to be doing its job!

comment by: Dale C - 04/02/2014


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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Rick J03/25/2014

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Recently, we decided to setup our 2008 Wrangler JK to be towed behind the motorhome. All I needed were base plates because we had a previous tow car. After doing a search for parts, I decided on etrailer.com to be the source. The product search was easy and the descriptions along with the large photos helped me determine my mechanical skills were enough to install the plates. The order process was quick and easy and the tracking info was helpful. A three day delivery delay occurred due to a snow storm in the mid-west. Once the parts arrived, I installed the parts in about four hours. The instructions were easy to follow, the pictures helped determine the procedure for installing, and everything fit as expected. I could not be more pleased with the base plates and etrailer.com. Thanks very much! 122073






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Mel W.05/22/2013

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Installation instructions were superb. Tow bar easy to attach. 81491





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I dont have the car that I bought the base plate for, however, I bought a new Honda CR-V and had a Road Master base plate put on it and it is really working out great.

Mel W. - 05/23/2014

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Dr. D07/06/2014

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Installed on 1998 Honda CR-V. Excellent instructions and online video. NO cutting or modification was required to vehicle (some CR-V models have additional plastic trim). The adapter kit fit PERFECTLY per instructions. Total install time was ONE HOUR. Please note the instructions require Locktite RED for the bolts which should be acquired before starting the project. You will need metric tools for the Honda bolts and standard US tools, including torque wrench, for the adapter kit. The kit is EXCELLENT quality. Etrailer provides OUTSTANDING customer service from the pre-sale process to post-install. THANK YOU! A special THANK YOU goes to my customer support and shipping reps! 139483






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: James D.05/11/2009

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Near perfect match for the 09 Advertise to be 2.5 hours for the installation. Plan on much more if you attempt to install yourself. I had a reliable Body Shop install the base plate and I'm glad I did. About 4-hours to install the base plate. Instructions are complex and it requires a good deal of expertise for installing on Toyota Camry. Instructions are not 100% accurate and the installation will require some cuting or removal of Camry components. Upon completion of the installation it looks great and everything worked to hook up the tow bar. Etrailor package arrived ahead of schedule with all the necessary components and instructions. 1836






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Sheb M10/08/2012

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Ordered on Saturday, received on Thursday. I have waited 2 to 3 weeks for free shipping from other companies. This base plate fit like a glove and the instructions were very easy to follow. This is my 3rd order from etrailer and it won't be my last... 56653





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I work for a Drive-Away service and do a lot of towing behind a varied assortment of tow vehicles..The items mentioned in this Email have been performing flawlessly since I purchased them. When several of us go on a big job, I am hooked up and ready to roll while they are still struggling with magnetic lights etc. The job is so much simpler when it is done right.

comment by: Sheb M - 04/10/2014


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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Erik H.08/22/2012

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I purchased these for my 1995 Full Size Ford Bronco. They are very well built and heavy duty, the pictures don’t do them justice. I was pleasantly surprised with the quality. They were very easy to install, and although the instructions say about 2 hours, I was finished in about 45min taking my time. The fit was perfect. I was originally planning to fabricate some myself due to not wanting to spend the 400.00 but I am so glad I didn’t, as these are worth every penny. Shipping was also way faster than I expected! They arrived within a few days of my order! THANKS ETRAILER! 52632






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Jim K08/30/2011

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Product arrived earlier than scheduled, in good condition. It is installed on my HHR which was fairly easy. Instructions were fair to good, pictures could be clearer. It took me about 8 hours all together, most of the extra time a result of my poor tools and being old and slow. One problem was the nut plate inside the frame was spinning and not holding properly because it is a bit small. I would think an experienced person with proper tools could complete the installation in about 2 hours. Looks good, you can't see it. This is my second baseplate from eTrailer. 23167






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Pete S05/20/2011

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The tow brackets were installed on a 2011 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. Brackets are well made and the fit was excellant. The installation takes some time as you have to remove and reinstall the bumper and drill some 1/2" holes to get the Brackets mounted. The average homeowner who is a little mechanically inclined will have no problem. The only improvement that we see is with the instructions. Could of supplied a Template for cutting the plastic splash shield under the bumper. If you take you time with measuring the cuts the fit will be excellant. 14883






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Mike T.01/30/2012

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When I called etrailer with my order, we discovered that the Roadmaster Combo Kit with straight cables and wiring was out of stock. Katie called Roadmaster to find out when it would be shipped, but it was longer than I wanted to wait. She suggested coiled cables which could be shipped with my Base Plate Kit so I ordered that. I got exactly what I needed/ordered and it arrived in less than 48 hours! Everything arrived in good shape in 2 boxes right on my front porch. Great prices, great service and great delivery! 30557






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: James Mcdonald02/06/2014

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The part seems to fit well with one exception. Although the tab for the main support fit the drivers side perfectly, I experienced a 1/4" gap between the tab (vertical) and the frame on the passenger side. A search of the Internet discovered others have experienced a similar problem.... some reported up to a 1/2" gap. In my cased, I shimmed the gap with three 2" flat washers. I have not yet trimmed and reinstalled the fascia as I will do that tomorrow. I am a bit anxious about the fascia fit at this point. 115967






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Bruce E07/30/2012

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The Roadmaster XL base Plate Kit was dead on, it looks and feels rugged, was welded together very well and the welds were cleaned up, the kit was painted well, I put the kit in over a two night period about 2 1/2 hrs a night, it went very well, I had alittle trouble seeing the pics in the directions, but once the front bumper is off it made more sense, I had a harder time removing the plastic pieces from my jeep than I did with the install of the brackets, in my opinion this is a great product, it fit perfectly. 49758






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Jim E.03/19/2014

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These base plates are going on my 2014 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Freedom edition. This is our new tow vehicle. We previously had a 2004 Jeep Wrangler TJ. I ordered base plates for it from etrailer. Both orders were timely and received in excellent condition. Seems like everyone sells the base plates for the same price, but I went with etrailer the second time because of my great experience with the first order. I will definitely consider etrailer when I have similar needs in the future. 121234






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Mark McG.09/17/2013

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It took me about 4 hours to install this bar on a Dodge Dakota. I needed an impact driver to loosen the truck bolts but other than that it went just as the directions detailed. You will need to remove the side bumper brackets in order to get the fender assembly on. The base plate is in the way but the side brackets went back on without a issue. I was missing 1 lock washer but it was not a big deal. I used a laminate trimmer to cut the plastic grill so it would fit over the base plate. 100351






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Joe R, Tallahassee, Fl11/11/2012

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What a great company to do business with. I was going to have my Son do the install but with the help from the Pro’s at E-Trailers I did it my self with no problem. I take my Hat off to, Michael H, Nicole, and Amy who gave me advice and answered all my questions. Thanks again, Joe R 59196






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Phil01/21/2013

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Roadmaster always has complete install instructions which are easy to follow. There is one thing about this kit that be improved, and that would be the directions for cutting holes in the grill. Their picture leaves a lot to be desired. I have the kit installed, the wireing in place, and cutting the grill and replacing it are all that remains. I am going to make a template out of the box to make me a little less worried cuttting the grill of my wifes new car. 63665






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Gene Z.05/26/2013

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The cost of having the baseplate installed on my car was less than anticipated because it fits so well. Only minimal cuts had to be made to the front grill to allow installation of the tow bar. Thanks for a good product. 82015





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Is there any more equipment needed to complete the installation to make the car towable?Can the installation be completed at home?Are any modifications to the car needed?Does the towbar connect to a standard receiver with a 2 ball?

comment by: Roger - 07/22/2013


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There are a number of things that will still be needed including a light system, in most states a supplemental braking system, and a tow bar. Other parts may be needed depending on the tow bar selected. Tow bars either attach to a traditional ball and ball mount or slide directly into the hitch of the motorhome, it depends on the towbar being used. Bumper cover trimming will be required and varies by year and model. The air temperature sensor is also relocated. I have included a link to a help article on the basics of flat-towing a vehicle.

Patrick B - 7/23/2013




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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Dave S11/23/2010

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Excellent product and service The Base Plate kit was exactly as advertised. Cristy was extremely helpful and made sure that I was ordering the proper Kit for my vehicle. I installed the base plate myself, the instructions were very easy to follow and I have towed my new jeep from Texas to Florida and up to Georgia and will be going back to Florida after Thanksgiving. I will be sure to ask for Cristy if I order more accessories for my jeep. 3737






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Don E08/21/2007

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Best I've seen yet This base plate "rocks" - fairly easy install (it's kind of heavy and awkward to hold lying on the ground on your back, but I decided to save money and install it myself - a bit hard to "fit," but it did fit) - REALLY, REALLY strong base plate (attaches in 6 places) Very well thought out. I hate to be hit by a Saturn with one of these installed. It's going to be tough to crumble with this much reinforcement! 356






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: James01/12/2013

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The package arrived and was complete. I elected to install myself. Instructions were good and most pictures explained what to do but a few pictures did not adequately cover some procedures . I did not need to do the wire over the bolt pull procedure, instead used a magnetic stick to position the two vertical bolts in the frame. I will now order the emerg. Cables and tail light packages to complete the process. 62796






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Dave L11/02/2012

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Nicely made parts.The bracket that that extends to the sway bar mount is welded a little close to one of the bolt holes. With the hex head bolts supplied i could barely get a socket on it.I wound up breaking one of the blind nuts inside of the frame loose,this was difficult to fix. I used 2 allen socket head bolts 10mmx1.25 to remedy the clearance problems. Maybe this will save someone else the same trouble. 58714






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: John P04/23/2014

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Had just a bit of a problem with the bracket on the outside of the frame on the 3500 Chevy van. The body mount bracket and the outside frame bracket for the tow brackets made contact prior to the holes lining up. Solution was to remove about a 1/4" off the bottom of the body mount bracket. After I figured this out, the installation was a snap. I always get great service/shipping/and products.. John 126936






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Paul O.01/31/2014

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Thanks for your super support. You were very prompt answering any questions I had, and the shipping was very fast. Sorry I have taken so long in installing and then reviewing, but all went well. The product itself is excellent and fits the vehicle just fine. There was a 1/4" or so gap on one side to the frame, but you helped me with that question and by just tightening the hardware it came together fine. 115320






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Warren W.09/11/2012

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The draw plate that we ordered for our car in order for us to have it towed arrived promptly. The company was very knowledgable in what I needed and saved me a lot of money by not selling me more than what I needed. I had a Pontiac Vibe before and the draw plate I had on the Pontiac would not fit my new Chevy Equanox. I highly recommend this company with excellent prices and great service. 54376






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: william03/01/2013

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product looks very heavy duty, product should have better instructions with step by step including pictures. installation was easier when i took off front bumper (which wasn't in instructions) . i would have gave it an excellent review but instructions need improvement. also i called an installation location & they had ridiculous prices of $580-$640 for installation only. 68309






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Randy f.03/19/2008

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pricing is totally out of cont Product is excellent. But the pricing is totally out of control. In a professional welding shop the cost of building this product is less than $15.00 worth of materials, and approx. 1.5 hours of labor to build. I understand the profit margin is required, but a profit margin of approx. 107% + freight, + installation?(+ tax in some states) 676






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Charlie W03/25/2014

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We requested it be delivered ASAP and it arrived at just the right time. Product works perfect. It was easy to installand took about 1 hour without any experience with this kind to attachment. Directions to attached to vehicle were correct and easy to follow. Had to figure out the reciever attachment for my self. Not that hard to figure out. Would recommend product. 122074






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: William A.10/14/2011

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The shipment was very fast(free shipping) and the item was exactly as expected. The install was completed following the instructions included in the shipment. The only minor problem encountered was the quick links provided (for the bracket cable) would not fit through the holes in the base plate. I would recommend etralier.com to anyone looking for tow equipment. 25563






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Dr Bob03/07/2011

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I have several full size GM trucks with tow bar "base plates" and have towed these vehicles extensively, including cross country. The Roadmaster 3154-1 are by far the strongest to the point of being almost over built and well concealed. etrailer ordering was easy. Delivery was very quick. Price was lower than competitors I checked. What's not to like? Nothing! 8715






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Stephen F.03/03/2014

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It worked perfectly for my 2002 Jeep Wrangler. Easy to install. Drill one hole as outlined! Etrailer was great about customer service! Package arrived on time. 118244






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: tim w12/12/2012

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The installation had a couple of small problems. The tabs on the back of the grill contact the main cross bar of the base plate and prevent the grill from droping fully into place. Removing 1/4" from the tabls solved that problem. There were no weld nuts for the bottom 2 bolts on each side so I enlarged the bottom hole and fish wired the bolts into place. Tim 61230






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Edward M.09/24/2013

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I had purchased this product elsewhere and got stiffed by a shady online seller (beware). Etrailer was highly recommended by Roadmaster and they lived up to it. I had the brackets by Friday and was able to install them on Saturday morning. The instructions were easy to follow and the parts all lined up as explained. Thanks for the great service! 101298






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Ken J.12/05/2012

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I am very pleased with my experience with etrailer.com. The customer service was great and the order arrived very promptly with very easy to follow instructions that made installation a breeze. I completed the entire project within less that 2 hrs and it looks great on my truck. I wouldn't hesitate to order any future needs from etrailer.com. 60759






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Randy04/09/2008

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DIFFICULT TO INSTALL This is an efficient and well hidden bracket unit. But, having an automotive mechanical background I found it difficult to install. It required a "C" clamp and hydraulic jack to position it so the bolt holes would line up. No mention of these procedures in the instructions. "Just lift in place and bolt it up". Not Quite. 741






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: jerrymarlow09/23/2011

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Received my base plate the next day after ordering it. Thats good and is greatly appreciated. Had a little trouble installing it the instructions from roadmaster were not as clear as Ithought they should have been but calling roadmaster got me out of trouble. Thanks for the great service!! Jerry Marlow 24464






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Rick A.03/16/2012

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E-trailers Customer service is tops. I ordered on Sunday morning and was notified that afternoon that my product was reasy to ship. Excellent communication through the whole process. I received my product with free shipping in 4 business days! I will be shopping again with Etrailer. Great product great company and service, ....... thanks! 34157






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Doug02/12/2013

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The items were delivered faster than I thought, only six days. Installed the base plate in less than three hours. It helps if you have an extra person to help remove the bumper assembly. No triming or cutting of the bumper assembly was needed in my install on a 2013 Silverado. The wiring kit will be installed in the next few days. 65893






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Don B.08/11/2013

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I'm 57 yrs old and I installed this bracket in the heat of the day here just south of Atlanta, Georgia today August 11 in about 4 hours. That's accounting for water breaks and helping a neighbor load something in his vehicle. The hardest part at my age is getting the 150 lbs of torque while under the truck. Piece of cake otherwise! 94483






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Dan03/02/2013

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The installation instructions could be better. May pictures are black on black and you can't really see what they are trying to show you. With a little imagination and some work the installation went well. Doing it myself was a lot better than paying CW hundreds of dollars in labor. Overall I am happy with the product. 68471






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Bob B.01/06/2012

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The tow bar was the best priced product I could find. It is a great quality and I look forward to installing it and even more so to use it to pull my HHR behind our motor home on vacation. I have ordered additional items from etrailer.com after this initial order. You have a great product to offer. Keep up the good work. 29186






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Dennis Klein04/07/2012

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This was a simple and uncomplcated order that arrived just a few short days after I placed the order. No hidden fees and the prodoct was just what I ordered. I order from a lot of different vendors and would certainly order from this one again. The cost savings were considerable by eliminating middle dealers! 36463






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: MERL C.05/11/2012

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TALKED TO JUDY & WAS VERY PLEASED WITH HER KNOWLEDGE & PATIENCE WITH ALL MY QUESTIONS ABOUT THE PRODUCT. I EASILY INSTALLED BASE PLATE IN 3 HRS. WITH NO PROBLEM. VIDEO & INSTRUCTIONS WERE VERY EASY TO FOLLOW. WOULD BUY FROM ETRAILER AGAIN, DUE TO JUDY'S HELP IN ORDERING ALL REQUIRED PARTS NEEDED FOR MY CAR. 40138




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  • The Blue Ox Base Plate Kit, # BX2166, is the only Blue Ox base plate kit that is available for your 2004 Ford Explorer Sport Trac, but it does not have removable tabs. You may be interested in the Roadmaster XL Base Plate Kit, # 474-1. This base plate kit includes removable draw bars and is compatible with all Roadmaster tow bars. You could also get the Roadmaster to Blue Ox Adapter, # RM-033, to use the Roadmaster base plate kit with Blue Ox tow bars. If you were looking for any...
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  • You will want to consult your owners manual to see what is involved when you flat tow your 2002 Ford Explorer Sport Trac. The items needed to flat-tow are base plates, a tow bar, safety chains, lighting for your Explorer, and most states now require a supplemental brake system. For the base plates I recommend the Roadmaster Base Plates, part # 474-1. When you are not towing, you can remove the visible part of the brackets from the Explorer, making the system almost invisible. I then...
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  • Parts to Flat Tow 2001 Ford Explorer with a Roadmaster Base Plate Kit and Blue Ox Tow Bar
  • The first thing you are going to need is replacement draw bars for the base plate kit that is on your 2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac. It looks like you have the Roadmaster Base Plate Kit # 474-1, which for replacement arms you would need a Replacement Passenger Side Drawbar # C000155 and a Replacement Driver Side Replacement Side Drawbar # C000154. Next, you would need a Roadmaster Tow Bar Adapter # RM-032 like you referenced to allow your Blue Ox tow bar to attach to the base plate as...
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  • Replacement Drawbar Arms for Roadmaster Base Plate Kit # 474-1
  • We do have the replacement drawbar arms for Roadmaster base plate kit # 474-1. For the driver side use # C000154. For the passenger side, use # C000155. Current pricing is available on the product pages.
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  • What do I need to Flat Tow A 2001 Ford Explorer in the Least Expensive Manner
  • I am not sure if you will have to disconnect the drive shaft. This varies from vehicle to vehicle and drive line packages within that vehicle. Consult the Explorer Owner Manual to see what will be involved in flat towing your Explorer. The least expensive flat tow route I would recommend is using the Roadmaster Tracker Tow bar, part # RM-020. You will also need base plates that attach to the frame of the Explorer and provide a mounting location for the tow bar. Roadmaster XL Base Plates,...
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