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Demco Classic Base Plate Kit - Fixed Arms

Demco Classic Base Plate Kit - Fixed Arms

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2009 Chevrolet Avalanche - Demco Classic Base Plate Kit - Fixed Arms

  • Demco
  • Fixed Drawbars

This custom-fit base plate kit lets you hook up your tow bar to your Chevrolet Avalanche. No external crossbar means that only the base plate tabs are visible. Simple bolt-on installation with included hardware.


Features:

  • Custom-fit base plates provide attachment points for your tow bar
  • Hidden reinforcement means that less of the bracket shows
    • No crossbar support beam or large, protruding brackets
    • Tab covers provide a clean look for your car
  • Sturdy, dependable design
    • Spreads towing force evenly to minimize weight placed on suspension
    • Constructed of durable steel
  • Simple installation - no welding required
    • Bolts securely to your vehicle's chassis
  • Electrical bracket lets you easily mount a round electrical connector plug
  • Instructions and necessary hardware included
  • Compatible with all Demco tow bars
    • Adaptable for use with tow bars from other manufacturers (adapters sold separately)
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

  • Distance between brackets: 31"
  • Bracket height: 18-1/2"
  • 1-Year limited warranty


Tab Covers

Demco Pull Ear Cover

When you're not towing, the included tab covers provide a clean look for your car by covering the protruding brackets. They also keep dirt and debris out of the base plate tabs, and even act as a shin guard to help cusion the blow if you walk into the base plate tabs. These high-density polyethylene covers easily snap into place over each pull point when your tow bar is not attached.


Tow Bar Adapters

If you have a tow bar from a different manufacturer, an adapter may be available. Demco makes adapters for use with other manufacturer's tow bars so that you don't have to go through the added hassle and expense of replacing your tow bar when outfitting your new towed car with base plates.


Demco Base Plate Adapters

Type of Tow Bar Use Adapter
Roadmaster Eagle and Eagle 8000 DM9523014
Reese Tow Champ and Valley Industries DM9523015
Roadmaster Falcon 5250 DM9523023
Roadmaster Tracker, Falcon 2, Falcon All Terrain, Blackhawk, Blackhawk All Terrain, and Sterling tow bars with serial numbers up to 14,500 DM9523036
Roadmaster Sterling All Terrain and Sterling tow bars with serial numbers above 14,501 DM9523062



9518200 Demco RV Classic Baseplates

Installation Details DM9518200 Installation instructions


Customer Reviews

Demco Classic Base Plate Kit - Fixed Arms - DM9518200

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (53 Customer Reviews)

This custom-fit base plate kit lets you hook up your tow bar to your vehicle. No external crossbar means that only the base plate tabs are visible. Simple bolt-on installation with included hardware.

- DM9518200
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2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Heavy duty. low profile look but it took a couple hours to install on my blacked out 2015 Chevy Silverado Z-71. Not quite as easy as the video. 930955



- DM9518200
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This product worked flawlessly on my 2013 seirra 4 wheel drive. Shipping and customer support was lightning fast. Cudos to etrailer. 681188



- DM9518312
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Review from a similar Classic in Base Plates


I purchased this with the intent of having my local RV repair shop install it for me. I was curious about how it was installed so I read the directions and thought, this doesn’t look that hard. I was right. The directions were clear and accurate and in a little over two hours I was closing the hood on a finished install. Quality all the way around and really fast shipping. Three days after placing my order it was delivered. 667239


Comments
I have had this in operation for a year now and I am still just as happy as I was the first day. Great product.
Michael N - 07/08/2020

86392

- DM9517335
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Review from a similar Classic in Base Plates


First, etrailer has come through again. I've been purchasing various components and towing related parts from them for years and never once had an issue. Great work guys. Now on to the product review of the Demco Excali-Bar II tow bar. Right away I liked the fact that it had the breakaway cables pre-mounted and attached to the underside of each tow bar. It makes it very easy to keep it all neat this way. The cables are also polyurethane covered, so fraying shouldn't be an issue from rubbing. The next cool thing is that the tow bar has a built in 3in raise or drop to make the installation parallel to the towed vehicle, plus there is two hitch pin locations for further lateral adjustment. The driver side tow bar also comes with an umbilical cord rod that allows you to keep the electrical umbilical cord attached to the bar without the risk of it dropping down on the pavement during travel and getting chewed up or ripped off - also keeps it clean and eliminates one less thing to consider each time when connecting and disconnecting. Stowing away also gives multiple options as the two bars can either be both on the same side (driver or passenger) or they can be split (one on each side). I purchased the Demco base plates, so no special adapters needed for my vehicle. Tow bar hook up and disconnect takes no more than 5 min. The release levers work as advertised and allowed to disconnect the tow bar even when the towed vehicle wasn't perfectly aligned. These base plates were the only ones that didn't require any drilling or cutting of the trucks frame or other cladding. In all, the Excali-Bar II tow bar is worth every penny. 644474



- DM9517335
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Review from a similar Classic in Base Plates


After reviewing the top name brands for tow bars I was really exited first with Roadmaster's pin style base plate connectors, but when I realized that it would require cutting and possibly drilling I took a second look and decided to install the Demco base plates and get the tow bar from them as well. These plates can be installed in a mere 2 hours if you have all the tools ready to go. I have the fortunate luck that my truck is equipped with the air suspension and so lifting it to the highest setting and driving up on 12in ramps gave me ample amount of room to work under the front bumper area. The installation is seriously easy and requires no special tools, other than a set of metric sockets and a torque wrench. The factory tow hooks are removed and these base plates fit in the exact same space without any cutting, not even the plastic cover behind the pumper needed to be removed (though for some odd reason the instructions did and I followed them on the driver side but when I realized that I could install the plate without this step, I omitted it on the passenger side). Despite my initial worry of wanting a nearly invisible look, these bars are remarkably clean looking. 643824



- DM9518072
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Review from a similar Classic in Base Plates


Reviewing the video on the website I was able to get my grill and bumper off to install the baseplate. I had one issue with a screw bracket but one call to etrailer got a replacement put in the mail to me. Very minor trimming of the bumper to get it back on over the base bracket. The finished look is great, of course you can see the base plate but it blends in nicely and looks professional. The blueox hitch fits perfectly on the base plate. No more having to deal with my mastertow dolly and man handling where to put it after we get to the campground, and no more having to ratchet the tires to the dolly. Now we are looking forward to taking my jeep with us on trips, just release the 2 pins to detach, no more back breaking of pushing the tow dolly anymore 720871



- DM9518077
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Review from a similar Classic in Base Plates


Perfect fit. Simple DYI installation. 663837


Comments
After a year everything works as it should. I did loose one of the plastic covers because they dont fit good and snug. On a side note, my MH broke down on the expressway and I was able to use the toad to push my MH off the expressway to a safe place. Not sure if any else has done this but it truly was a life saver!
Chris C - 06/28/2020

84399

- DM9518193
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Review from a similar Classic in Base Plates


Product is very good and is a great solution for towing a Hummer H3 because of the simple installation, no fascia removal nor cutting, etc. Just remove the existing tow rings and bolt on the base plates. The only slight downside is that they surface rust just slightly in a few areas. Nonetheless, they function as advertised and as desired. 939546



- DM9518285
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Review from a similar Classic in Base Plates


First of all, this is a great product so far. We made a couple of trips, and this far surpasses a tow dolly. We live on top of a hill, and a 500 lb. Tow dolly was not easy to lower to street level in order to load it to the coach. One caveat, though. This was not something the average consumer can mount on the toad easily. Fortunately, I found a shop willing to put it on our 2019 Ford Fiesta for about $300.00. 938950



- DM9517335
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Review from a similar Classic in Base Plates


Received on time and installed as directed. I'm 78 and only had one problem, that of having to bend down a tab on the vehicle frame. Had to go buy a punch. However, the left base plate front holes for the tow bar attaching pin was not in alignment. The pin would not go through. Contacted etrailer and received a replacement in no time. Removed the bad one and reinstalled the new one. Then took the vehicle to my hitch guy for brake wiring. He double checked my work and said everything was in great order and a good fit. With the virus lockdown, I have not towed other than home from getting the brakes set up. But that worked ok. 924978



- DM9518312
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Review from a similar Classic in Base Plates


Easy to install after taking bumper cover off , one mounting hole was slightly off but got it done. 922685



- DM9518274
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Review from a similar Classic in Base Plates


This base plate was fairly easy to install except had to drill out one hole to get the bolt to line up. It is well made aside from the one bolt hole that was slightly off. The service and product information from ETrailer is second to none. Pleasure dealing with etrailer and will go there always as need arises. 919415



- DM9517335
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Review from a similar Classic in Base Plates


Installed these Demco Baseplates on my 2017 Ram 1500 Crew Cab. Flat towing this vehicle behind my Winnebago Journey 42E is a breeze. Easy to connect and disconnect. Hardly noticeable when not in use. 917427



- DM9518180
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Review from a similar Classic in Base Plates


Molly (etrailer rep) was very helpful and knowledgeable with getting my order right. My order was delivered in about 3 days but I have yet to install it. Excellent Experience! 916474



- DM9517148
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Review from a similar Classic in Base Plates


Great product..!! Remove GMC tow hooks & bolt in place. Demco had originally said they were not available for my Truck. Glad etrailer knows what they have. 910423



- DM9518296
by: 10/22/2020

Review from a similar Classic in Base Plates


Excellent product, fast shipping, works as advertised, easy installation no complaints, barely noticeable on truck 902369



- DM9518071
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Review from a similar Classic in Base Plates


Great customer service. Greg was very helpful . I'd say it required a great amount of expertise to install but my husband and I did it with a couple of modifications for my beetle. Looks great. Can't wait to use it. 902279



- DM9518296
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Review from a similar Classic in Base Plates


Base plate fit prefect on my 2014 Ford F150, had all accessories needed ready to try it out 899045



- DM9517148
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Review from a similar Classic in Base Plates


Delivered right on time. Fit perfectly. 889495



- DM9518193
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Review from a similar Classic in Base Plates


just what I wanted, will add photo later 873659



- DM9517335
by:

Review from a similar Classic in Base Plates


The product arrive 1 day early. I had it installed on my 2015 Ram truck in 2 1/2 hours. Everything fit and all the parts were in the package. I had watched the video before I purchased which helped with the confidence that I could Install myself. Install the back bracket before installing the base plate on the bumper bolts. It was hard to get the bolts to thread if you follow the instructions. 867982



- DM9517235
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Review from a similar Classic in Base Plates


works great 863349



- DM9518016
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Review from a similar Classic in Base Plates


Fit perfectly,very good quality . 850695



- DM9518072
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Review from a similar Classic in Base Plates


Customer service was great. The base plate arrive in great condition. It took two of us 2 and half hours to put it on the Jeep. The only negative but not a major one is the two plastic covers for the tow ears fall off. Thanks for a great product 831413



- DM9518134
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Review from a similar Classic in Base Plates


excellent service 822342


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