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Demco Classic Base Plate Kit - Fixed Arms

Demco Classic Base Plate Kit - Fixed Arms

Item # DM9518126
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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. 1-636-306-4830 to order Demco base plates part number DM9518126 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Demco products. Great prices and Fastest Shipping for Demco Classic Base Plate Kit - Fixed Arms. Base Plates reviews from real customers.
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Demco Base Plates - DM9518126

  • Fixed Drawbars
  • Demco

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: 22-1/4"
  • Bracket height: 18"
  • 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



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Installation Details DM9518126 Installation instructions

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Demco Classic Base Plate Kit - Fixed Arms - DM9518126

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (157 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.

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Works great, installation was easy




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Item shipped immediately & came before the scheduled date. It was as described & so far so good, even though we have not towed our vehicle to test it out yet.




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2002 Jeep Liberty

It is well made, and easy to install.




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2003 Jeep Liberty

Received the base plate had it installed in two days. Every thing fit. Very good base plate. Will pull Jeep soon.




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Super simple to install. It was delivered as promised.




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great customer Service I,ll be back




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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.


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


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Review from a similar Classic in Base Plates


One year follow up....

The Demco
unit is a solid base plate overall. Basemount mounting holes are slightly off compared to the frame which made installation slightly difficult, however, not too difficult to rectify. Unit works well with just over 3000 miles in the past year.




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Review from a similar Classic in Base Plates


This is the easiest setup I've ever seen. For reference, I had a Smart car I was towing behind a class C prior to this. That was and experience! You literally have to remove the front end of the car to install it. When we bought a class A we switched to a Hummer H3 because of its towability. Four bolts! Thats it! Four bolts! You remove the stock tow hooks and bolt these in their place. I used loctite on the bolts, but other than that, it was just that simple!




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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.


Comments
after about 8000 miles of flat towing we have had no problems.
Richard - 06/18/2022


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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.




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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.




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Review from a similar Classic in Base Plates


Quick on shipping. Thank You!
Installed
on a 2013 Fiat Sport. Everything was smooth till I tried to put it back together. I just couldn't get the bottom to line up. After troubleshooting.....found out the edge of the Fog light assembly was preventing the front from seating properly on the bottom. Had to cut some of the fog light assembly. Seems like a design flaw. So it took me a bit longer to complete.
Also...concerned about the covers for the connections to the tow bar. I know sometime they are going to fall off.




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Review from a similar Classic in Base Plates


Great fit and easy install. The only problems I encountered were the doggone Fiat fit and finish ... took longer to reinstall the pieces I had to remove to install the baseplate.
Have Roadmaster installed on both cars, and both track well behind the motorhomes. Always recommend.




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Review from a similar Classic in Base Plates


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.


Comments
As Expected
Scott - 06/27/2022


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Review from a similar Classic in Base Plates


Towed our jeep 3,000 miles and this baseplate fit and worked very well.




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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.


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


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Review from a similar Classic in Base Plates


Easy installation, fits great. Quick shipping. Would buy again!




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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


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Review from a similar Classic in Base Plates


I haven’t opened the boxes yet I’m putting a transmission in the Escape but thank you for having it in stock




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Review from a similar Classic in Base Plates


Correct fit for a 1999 Jeep Cherokee. Easy installation.




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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


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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.




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Review from a similar Classic in Base Plates


Demco is a great product. This is the third baseplate we have purchased for different vehicles. All have fit perfectly. It took me 1.5 hours to install this one on our Fiat 500.




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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.



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