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Custom Fit Base Plate for Tow Bar


Roadmaster MX Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms

Roadmaster Base Plates

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Code:   469-3

Retail:$429.95

Price:$399.00


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Roadmaster Base Plates - 469-3

Designed specifically for heavy-duty applications, MX series brackets install onto your vehicle's frame to provide attachment points for a motor-home-mounted tow bar. Front arms are easily removable when not in use.

Features:

  • Hidden bracket design - drawbars are easily removable via 2 pins
  • Computer-cut, all-steel construction provides exceptional strength
  • Black powder coat finish is durable and corrosion resistant
  • Simple installation - no welding
    • Custom base plates ensure a perfect fit for your vehicle
  • No crossbar needed - faster hookup and sleeker appearance
    • Crossbar not required because MX series base plates are designed for strong, heavy-duty applications
  • Compatible with all Roadmaster tow bars that slide into trailer hitch receivers
  • Instructions and mounting hardware included
  • Made in the USA


Note: MX base plates will work only with the Roadmaster tow bars that slide into a trailer hitch, such as the Sterling, Blackhawk, Blackhawk 2, Falcon and Falcon 2. The MX base plates will not work with tow bars that require a hitch ball.


MX Series brackets do not require a crossbar because of the heavy-duty nature of your vehicle's frame. Thus, installation is simplified, the hookup process is faster, and the total appearance is enhanced.


Note: The EZ Hook safety cables included with Roadmaster's Sterling tow bars will not work with MX series base plates. These cables connect to an anchor plate on the Quick Disconnect crossbar, which will not be present when you are using MX base plates.


The drawbars, or front arms, on the MX series base plate kit are simple to mount and remove, easily securing with 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.



469-3 Road Master MX Base Plate Kit








This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

1999 - 2001 Mercury Mountaineer All Models

1999 - 2001 Ford Explorer excluding Sport

1999 - 2000 Ford Explorer Sport







Customer Reviews

Roadmaster MX Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms - 469-3

Average Customer Rating:  ratingratingratingratingrating4.7 out of 5 stars   (30 Customer Reviews)

Designed specifically for heavy-duty applications, MX series brackets install onto your vehicle's frame to provide attachment points for a motor-home-mounted tow bar. Front arms are easily removable when not in use.
Reviews for other MX Base Plate Kit :

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Jim C03/31/2014

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Etrailer has the best customer service of any company I have dealt with in several years. I ordered a base plate and custom wiring harness for my 2014 Jeep Wrangler. I received a call from etrailer that the wiring harness was back ordered and the company that made the harness could not give a shipping date. I was offered to change to another harness (Hoskins) but I decided to go with the TrailerMate since I had prior experience with that brand. I told etrailer to send the items together when the wiring harness was available. I received an email about a week later that said the harness was still not available and I then ask to have the base plate shipped and I would continue to wait for the harness. Etrailer shipped the base plate and I received the wiring harness a week later. During all these changes etrailer kept me informed of what was taking place and offered to help me in any way I needed. Etrailer is a outstanding company and I try to spread the word to all my RV friends. The Roadmaster base plate worked well. However Roadmaster needs to have an update on their instructions from 2012. There are some changes for the 2014 but they become obvious as you install the base plate. They also should include shims for the passenger side base plate where it fastens to the main frame or correct the fit. As others have stated make sure you have a die grinder or at the least a drill that will accept a grinding stone to enlarge the holes on the frame of the Jeep. I used a three inch metal cutting wheel to trim the plastic rock shield around the base plate. I lined up the holes used to attach the shield and marked the area where the base plate needed trimming with a sharpie. The cutting wheel cuts so quick through the plastic I didn’t need very much cleanup of the trimmed area. Just a note the push in plastic pins for the shield must be for one time use because they would not hold the shield tight after they had been removed. I replaced them with bolts, washers, lock washers and nuts. The shield is now solid. 123094






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Jim C04/02/2014

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The Roadmaster base plate worked well. However Roadmaster needs to have an update on their instructions from 2012. There are some changes for the 2014 but they become obvious as you install the base plate. They also should include shims for the passenger side base plate where it fastens to the main frame or correct the fit. As others have stated make sure you have a die grinder or at the least a drill that will accept a grinding stone to enlarge the holes on the frame of the Jeep. I used a three inch metal cutting wheel to trim the plastic rock shield around the base plate. I lined up the holes used to attach the shield and marked the area where the base plate needed trimming with a sharpie. The cutting wheel cuts so quick through the plastic I didn’t need very much cleanup of the trimmed area. Just a note the push in plastic pins for the shield must be for one time use because they would not hold the shield tight after they had been removed. I replaced them with bolts, washers, lock washers and nuts. The shield is now solid. 123384






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: MED01/22/2013

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The kit arrived within a few days. All the necessary parts were included, and the instructions were clear and concise. Some of the pictures were a bit difficult to interpret, but that was easily overcome. Installation required some basic tools, listed in the instructions, and relatively modest mechanical aptitude. I'd place the difficulty of the task somewhere between an oil change and replacing brake shoes or pads. As another reviewer has noted, make sure you have all the necessary tools that are listed in the instructions. In my case, a few extra plastic automotive fasteners were also handy. 63821






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Rod C.03/27/2014

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Installation was pretty straightforward and took about 3 hours. The brackets are very strong, well built and solid. Good quality. I like the removeable brackets since you don't have them sticking out the front of the vehicle when not in use. My last vehicle had permanent brackets and I didn't really notice them until now, when they are not there. I also received very good service from etrailer - same day shipping and they kept me informed of the process by email. I will buy here again. 122501






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Scott C05/14/2014

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These brackets are stout - and the directions are top notch. They showed exactly how to install them and I didn't once have to question anything. Took roughly 1.5 hours and now my Jeep is a Toad! 130577






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: John O08/15/2012

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The representative that I talked to , Rose, was very efficient and knew the products well. I was planning to order the 1432 - 1 but she advised that the 1432 - 3 was easier to install and use. I ordered the baseplate on Friday and received it yesterday (Tuesday). Super service!!! I haven't installed it yet but when I do I will send you a picture. Thanks for your assistance. John 51817






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Alfred A.04/12/2013

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High quality Roadmaster MX Base Plates. Received in a few days to my home and installed on my 2013 Jeep Unlimited myself in five hours taking my time and double checking all bolting. Following the instruction fully it bolted right on with no problems. Drilling was the only hard project of the installation. Very happy with the kit. 75589






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: TPW09/07/2013

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The product was delivered in a very timely manner and installation was fairly easy.Highly recommend this product and seller,Etrailer. Etrailer website was easy to navigate and as said earlier,UPS delivered on time ,actually sooner than I expected.Base plate looks good on my truck and I am expecting years of good service from it.. 98753






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Fred G.04/09/2013

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Product arrived when promised. Bought for a 2012 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon. Instruction were 95% right on. Luckily I had a die grinder on hand to enlarge one of the factory holes. If I didn't have it I could have probably drilled it larger. It took me almost as long to trim the Rock Guard as it did to install the Base Plates. :) 75198






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Harold04/21/2011

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The item was delivered on time. The two hour installation time has run over seven hours and I am not through yet. If you don't have all the correct tools, don't try to install this base plate yourself. Also the receivers did not fit my 2011 Jeep Wrangler frame. I had to find 1/8th inch thick spacers for both sides 12153






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Johnny W.03/21/2012

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This is exactly what I wanted for my new pickup. Put them on yesterday. We have bought all of our baseplates from etrailer.com. They stand by their products, price is great, customer service great and shipping excellent. Wouldn't buy from anyone else. Thank you Etrailer. 34596






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: William J. Kuykendall05/05/2011

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Great product, but there is alot of work to cut material away from the bumper to have the Roadmaster MX Base Plate Kit properly mounted. It is more cutting than I had seen from previous instructions from Roadmaster. 12921






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Steve K.08/23/2012

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These brackets were relatively easy to install and appear like they will last the life of the vehicle. Thanks to Roadmaster for a great product and etrailer.com for excellent service and a fair price. 52732






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Greg D.08/01/2011

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Fit was great, easily bolted right in and had no problems with the install. Total install time was just under 3 hours start to finish (spent most of the time trimming the plastic air dam). 20789






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: David L avender07/06/2011

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Very easy to install ,myself and a friend installed brackets in about a hour and a half. Main thing is to have the right tools ,drill 3 holes 18 and 19 mm sockets and screw driver a must 18728






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: John D.06/17/2014

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Really fast delivery and very easy instructions. If there is a video, it is really easy to install. This was my second purchase and install, the other one was for a 2012 Chevy Equinox. 136052






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Bob Avant01/06/2013

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Product is good, but I had to fabricate a shim for the passenger side. Driver side has a plate for the pump on a 2013 Wrangler. Minor issue, but a shim should have been included. 62531






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Cecil Ivy10/05/2012

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The roadmaster base plate is high quality, has good directions and is easy to install. This was the ninth install i've done. The purchase was easy and delivery was as promised 56407






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: John02/05/2013

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After buying a used class A motor home w/an Falcon II tow bar, this fit the bill for my 2008 Jeep Wrangler. It arrived quickly to my address and of good quality. 65064






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: carl r.02/26/2014

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very good product ,not to hard to install as long as you have the correct tools(die-grinder).needs template to cut-out rock shield. 117774






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Ken L12/03/2013

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I have used Roadmaster many times. I will always use them for my towing needs. Service from etrailer.com was FAST and accurate. 109047






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Frank R.08/25/2012

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I bought the Roadmaster Jeep Wrangler tow brackets, and received them within 2 days! They have always been prompt and accurate. 53017






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: larry carneal07/04/2013

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everthing looks great!!! what would be nice to have the cut out pattern of the rock panel and the wire to wrap the bolts. 87731






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Edmund H11/09/2012

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Product as advertised. Mounted on motorhome and ready to head south. Thank you for the excellent service. 59058






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Bak J10/02/2012

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The product came as instructed. Easy install - smooth transaction and GREAT CUSTOMER SERVICE. 56247






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: charles wall07/17/2012

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i,am very satisfide with the product and service 48272






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Mike M10/09/2011

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Good service. Quick delivery. Great Pr ice. 25296






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: John09/16/2012

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Everything worked and fit great. 54849






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Don F01/31/2011

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Have not installed it yet 6472




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