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Demco Classic Base Plate Kit - Fixed Arms

Demco Classic Base Plate Kit - Fixed Arms

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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. Call 800-298-1624 to order Demco base plates part number DM9518112 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Demco products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Demco Classic Base Plate Kit - Fixed Arms. Base Plates reviews from real customers.
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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.


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: 24"
  • 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 Nighthawk All-Terrain, Sterling All-Terrain, and Sterling tow bars with serial numbers 14,501 and above DM9523062



9518112 Demco RV Classic Baseplates

Item # DM9518112

Installation Details DM9518112 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

  • 1976 - 1983 Jeep CJ-5 standard factory bumper
  • 1976 - 1986 Jeep CJ-7 standard factory bumper




Customer Reviews

Demco Classic Base Plate Kit - Fixed Arms - DM9518112

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (128 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.

- DM9518112
by:
Jeep

I usually don't take the time to write reviews. However, Vanessa was such a great help I felt others should know about her commitment to customer service. I was looking for a tow bar system to pull a 1978 Jeep CJ7 behind my motorhome. We talked threw all the options for my purchase and came up with the tow package that was the best fit for my needs. I will be installing the system next week.



- DM9518112
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Nice and heavy quality construction. Paint finish not so much, several areas on both pieces the paint is/has chipped off exposing bare metal. Came direct out of the package like that. Will require all the paint to come off and I will need to re-spray a new finish. Was disappointed for $xxx that they need to be repainted right out of the box.



- DM9518112
by:

Did its job for the tow bar.



- DM9518112
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- DM9517335
by:

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.


Comments
Working great. Been out several times and my tow vehicle follows straight as an arrow. No complaints.
Smitty - 12/20/2021


- DM9518137
by:

Review from a similar Classic in Base Plates


Fast delivery and great price. Replaced an old Roadmaster baseplate (which was a shin-getter) for my Saturn Vue, with a Demco baseplate. Fits perfect! New baseplate is barely exposed to my shins. Directions were very clear, and I installed it in about 2 hours. It even came with the thread lock required. etrailer communicated every step of my shipment, even following up after delivery.



- DM9518193
by:

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.


Comments
These continue to be a practical and inexpensive solution for towing a Hummer H3 a year later. They have surface rusted quite a bit more and the paint has flaked off quite a bit, so they are not very attractive, but they still serve the primary purpose of towing the H3 very well.
NPM - 01/19/2022


- DM9518200
by:

Review from a similar Classic in Base Plates


I have started installing base plate kit. It appears it will work well on my vehicle.


Comments
Base plate kit is working great….towed the truck to Florida and back with NO issues. I don’t even know it’s back there the system pulls so smooth.
Thomas - 04/30/2022


- DM9518310
by:

Review from a similar Classic in Base Plates


Great service - ordered Sunday night, delivered Wednesday lunch time, installed Wednesday afternoon. Excellent information, instructions - took about 4 hours, had to file 2 bolt holes a slight bit, but the fit was very good. I am very happy with the baseplate and would recommend it to anyone. Before and after pictures attached.


Comments
After a year, baseplate works great. Changed tow bar to a non-ball type. No baseplate connection issues.
Marcus P - 08/29/2020


- DM9517335
by:

Review from a similar Classic in Base Plates


Have worked great, easy to hookup and unhook. Have traveled from California to Virginia and back, and many other local trips, over 25,000 pull with this baseplate with no issues, great product and was easy to install.



- DM9517335
by:

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.



- 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.


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


- DM9518298
by:

Review from a similar Classic in Base Plates


Well made product. Nice fit after minor bumper trim. Installation went well. Instructions were easy to follow. Looks good on the car



- DM9518200
by:

Review from a similar Classic in Base Plates


Fast response and looks like good quality. Just received but instructions, quality, and timely delivery were the best. I also saved some money over other websites. Thanks so much.


Comments
I wish now that I would have went with the Blue Ox system. I have trouble disconnecting and connecting and the brackets have had some give to them. They never seemed to align correctly. Contacted the company who assured me they were installed correct. Will be buying a new Colorado truck soon and will be installing the Blue Ox on it. Tow bar works as promised. Love it.
Dennis - 02/12/2022


- DM9518298
by:

Review from a similar Classic in Base Plates


Would have given a 5 star but had to remove my fog lights to put front cowl. Back on, would not fit with fog lights in place


Comments
I recommend trimming the fog light mounts on each side of the of the lower grill opening before attaching the front fascia back into place.
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 12/15/2021


- DM9518180
by:

Review from a similar Classic in Base Plates


I am very pleased with this base plate , it installed with very little effort . The only issue I had was that it was delivered to the wrong address . The shipping label was for another address and with much effort we found it . But with that I will still purchase from etrailer in the future .



- DM9518248
by:

Review from a similar Classic in Base Plates


Ordered the Demco baseplate for a Jeep Patriot setup. Install was relatively straight forward, however, alignment was off on a few bolt holes. Once these holes were drilled out to a larger size, install went on rather smoothly. First trip was a success at 620 miles roundtrip.



- DM9517335
by:

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.



- DM9518200
by:

Review from a similar Classic in Base Plates


Baseplates work great! Install went ok, instructions sent with the baseplates we’re a little vague and not the easiest to follow. Once installed, work awesome, very solid.



- DM9518077
by:

Review from a similar Classic in Base Plates


Perfect fit. Simple DYI installation.


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


- DM9518228
by:

Review from a similar Classic in Base Plates


Never disappointed with the service and quality of products



- DM9518296
by:

Review from a similar Classic in Base Plates


good purchase. The item was not in stock but, etrailer staff kept in touch and kept me abreast of when to expect the item. I would use them again.



- DM9518193
by:

Review from a similar Classic in Base Plates


Have uses these to tow our Hummer H3 for about three thousand miles and both of them have spread apart while driving.


Comments
I saw that you had contacted our customer service team about the base plate spreading while driving. I wanted to see if you could explain in more detail what you meant and if Demco has been able to assist you.
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 02/10/2022

Comments
Yes.. Demco identified the problem as being with the Ready Brute clevises bring too short... However instead of kicking the can down the road... They stepped up and are taking care of the problem by sending me new clevises that are correctly designed to take care of the problem. I feel they definitely went above and beyond to remedy the problem... Instead of passing the buck...
-- comment by: Charles - 02/10/2022


- DM9518296
by:

Review from a similar Classic in Base Plates


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


Comments
No problems just as it should work
Don - 10/23/2021


- DM9518171
by:

Review from a similar Classic in Base Plates


The folks at etrailer were so right about the Demco Base Plate being easy to install on our 2012 Chev Colorado. It took me about 40 minutes start to finish, that with drilling two holes. Plus the tow bar connections are easy and out of the way and don't protude too far. It looks good from the front as well.


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  • Can Demco Classic Base Plate Kit # DM9518112 be Used with Blue Ox Tow Bar
    The Demco base plate kit part # DM9518112 can be used with a Blue Ox tow bar but you have to use the adapter # DM9523034.
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  • Base Plate Fit on 1988 Jeep YJ With Factory Bumper
    The reason we do not have those base plates as a fit for a 1988 Jeep YJ with a factory bumper is simply due to the fact the manufacturer does not list that vehicle as a fit for these base plates. We have to go by the fitment outlined via the manufacturer in order to ensure the safest possible towing experience. That said, we do have base plates that I confirmed with the manufacturer fit a 1988 Jeep YJ, which are from Roadmaster: - Roadmaster Crossbar-Style Base Plate Kit # 1409-1 I...
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  • Can Demco Classic Base Plates for 1980 Jeep CJ-5 be Used with Stowmaster 5000 Tow Bar
    I spoke with my contact at Demco regarding the Classic Base Plate Kit # DM9518112 that you referenced and he said that unfortunately these will not attach to the Roadmaster Stowmaster 5000 Tow Bar and there is not an adapter available that will allow you to do so. It looks like this particular base plate kit is the only one available that is confirmed to fit your 1980 Jeep CJ-5 (as long as you have the standard factory bumper), so in order to flat tow the vehicle you will need to upgrade...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat-Tow a 1980 Jeep CJ-7
    Due to the age of your 1980 Jeep CJ-7, I was not able to find any information in regards to flat-towing. You will need to look in your owner's manual to confirm the proper flat-towing producedes assuming it is allowed. If it is allowed you will need a tow bar, base plate kit, safety cables, flat-tow wiring, supplemental braking system, and ball mount/hitch ball. I have attached my recommendations on each of the following for you. Tow Bar: Blue Ox Adventurer Tow Bar part # BX7322 Base...
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  • Which Demco Base Plate and Tow Bar Fits 2005 Jeep Wrangler
    We have Demco base plate kits that fit your 2005 Jeep Wrangler but the kit you mentioned fits the much older CJ-5 and CJ-7 models. Instead you'd want the # DM9519045 which is a confirmed fit. Then for a tow bar you'd want the easy to use Demco Commander II tow bar part # DM9511012 which also comes with safety chains. For lighting you can use the diode kit, # RM-15267, and not have to worry about cutting into the taillight housing. This will splice into your taillight wiring to allow your...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 1985 Jeep CJ-7 Wrangler
    In order to flat tow a vehicle you will need to install base plates first so the tow bar has something to attach to. For a 1985 Jeep CJ-7, you will need to use Demco base plates, # DM9518112. These will actually bolt to the bumper. They need to be bolted to a flat surface on the bumper and in most cases, the bumper will need to be modified and reinforced to tow the vehicle. You can then use the Commander tow bar, # DM9511012, which will mate right up to the base plates. It includes safety...
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  • How to Set Up Transmission on 1985 Jeep CJ7 For Flat Towing
    By some miracle I was able to locate the owner's manual for a 1985 Jeep CJ7! For models with a manual transmission and model 300 transfer case follow these procedures to get the vehicle ready for flat towing: 1) Turn the ignition switch to the OFF position to unlock the steering wheel. 2) Shift the transmission into gear and the transfer case into the Neutral position. 3) Turn the selective drive hubs to the 4x4 or Lock position for axle lubrication. For models that have an automatic...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 1979 Jeep CJ-5
    I'm not quite sure by what you mean by what you need as far as the "transmission and powertrain", would you be able to get back to me as far as what parts you are specifically asking about? Also, for any information I would need to know what model of 1979 Jeep you have.
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  • How to Use Blue Ox Tow Bar on 2004 Jeep TJ With Off-Road Bumper
    So the Demco base plates are not able to use a Blue Ox Attain tow bar, nor work with the bumper on your 2004 Jeep TJ. I know you mentioned rather not using the adapters, but that really is the only way I know of to use your tow bar on your Jeep with your Smittybilt bumper. The right adapter will depend on the size of your D-ring pin hole: - 7/8" Pin Hole: Blue Ox Aftermarket Bumper Adapter # BX88357 - 1" Pin Hole: Blue Ox Aftermarket Bumper Adapter # BX88358 Then for your tow bar wiring,...
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  • Can You Flat-Tow a 2006 Chevy Silverado 1500 With Front Hitch
    In order to flat-tow a 2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 you must remove the front mount trailer hitch and install a base plate kit as there is not an adapter to use a tow bar with a front mount trailer hitch. I recommend the Demco Classic Base Plate Kit part # DM9518128 with the Demco Commander II Non-Binding Tow Bar part # DM9511012 as this will provide a safe and secure connection point for the toad and tow vehicle. I have attached a few other parts you might want to consider as well. Hopkins...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 1983 Jeep CJ-8 D Scrambler Behind a Motor Home
    Actually, yes, the recommendation will be the same for the 1983 CJ-8 Scrambler as it is in the question and answer that you referenced. In order to flat tow a vehicle you will need to install base plates first so the tow bar has something to attach to. For a 1983 Jeep CJ-8 Scrambler, you will need to use Demco base plates, # DM9518112. These will actually bolt to the bumper. They need to be bolted to a flat surface on the bumper and in most cases, the bumper will need to be modified and...
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  • Recommended Flat Towing Setup For 1982 Jeep CJ-7
    I would be happy to recommend a flat towing setup for your 1982 Jeep CJ-7. Since the only base plate kit confirmed to fit your Jeep is the Demco Classic Base Plate Kit # DM9518112 which will work with the standard front bumper, you will not be able to use the Roadmaster StowMaster Tow Bar # RM-501. Luckily there are other tow bars out there that will work great with this base plate kit. I recommend using the Demco Commander II Non-Binding Tow Bar - Victory Series # DM9511012 which has...
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