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Demco Classic Base Plate Kit - Fixed Arms
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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 800-298-8924 to order Demco base plates part number DM9518134 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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Demco Base Plates - DM9518134

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: 26"
  • Bracket height: 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
Blue Ox, Aladdin, Aventa II, Aventa LX, and Alexus DM9523034
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



9518134 Demco RV Classic Baseplates



DM9518134 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details DM9518134 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

2010 - 2018 Ram 3500

2006 - 2006 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 - Mega Cab with tow hooks - excluding SRT-10

2006 - 2006 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 - Mega Cab without tow hooks - excluding SRT-10

2002 - 2003 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 - with tow hooks

2004 - 2005 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 - with tow hooks - excluding SRT-10

2002 - 2003 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 - without tow hooks

2004 - 2005 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 - without tow hooks - excluding SRT-10

2010 - 2014 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 - excluding Power Wagon

2003 - 2004 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 - with tow hooks

2005 - 2009 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 - with tow hooks - excluding Power Wagon

2003 - 2004 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 - without tow hooks

2005 - 2009 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 - without tow hooks - excluding Power Wagon

2010 - 2014 Dodge Ram Pickup 3500

2003 - 2009 Dodge Ram Pickup 3500 - with tow hooks

2003 - 2009 Dodge Ram Pickup 3500 - without tow hooks

2010 - 2018 Ram 2500 excluding Power Wagon





Customer Reviews

Demco Classic Base Plate Kit - Fixed Arms - DM9518134

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (18 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.

- DM9517335
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Review from a similar Demco 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



- DM9518312
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Review from a similar Demco 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



- DM9518186
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Review from a similar Demco Classic in Base Plates


Application is for a 2013 Nissan Xterra (manual trans.). I was quite apprehensive about choosing and installing the baseplate. There is plenty of information online, including videos describing installation on several makes and models of towed vehicles, but I didn't find anything specific to the Xterra. The instructions that came with the baseplate are fairly concise, but some of the pictures were not as clear as I would've liked. However, I did "dry fit" all parts before installing, and everything went together well. I was very impressed with the clearances between the baseplate and the Xterra's frame, grill, and bumper - Demco did their homework! One small issue, though: the plastic covers for the mounting tabs don't fit very tightly; would like to see improvement there. Otherwise, very happy! 628247



- DM9518298
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Review from a similar Demco Classic in Base Plates


Exellent service and fast shipping 579398



- DM9518318
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Review from a similar Demco Classic in Base Plates


Package arrived as described. Great installation instructions. I installed it in 1 hour. 524775



- DM9518071
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Review from a similar Demco Classic in Base Plates


My product arrived on time just as Crystal said . I appreciate your great service. Thx Rick 610028



- DM9517235
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Review from a similar Demco Classic in Base Plates


It was what I was looking for. I wanted a base plate that was direct connect to my Ram that would also allow me to retain my grill guard in place. Good fit, easy install with the right tools. 682920



- DM9518072
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Review from a similar Demco Classic in Base Plates


The product was delivered to fit the vehicle as expected and the installation instructions were well done. Everything went well. 681522



- DM9518200
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Review from a similar Demco Classic in Base Plates


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 Demco Classic in Base Plates


Mounting holes to bumper on the Kia Soul base plate did not match up properly . Holes in base plate could easily have been larger to allow mounting without redrilling and enlarging holes. Enlarging holes in base plate was hard because of the thickness. Lots of cuss words directed to the base plate engineers because of holes being to small!! 672732



- DM9517335
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Review from a similar Demco Classic in Base Plates


Purchase, delivery and install couldn’t have been better. Highly recommend etrailer!! 672479



- DM9518077
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Review from a similar Demco Classic in Base Plates


Perfect fit. Simple DYI installation. 663837



- DM9518315
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Review from a similar Demco Classic in Base Plates


Great service. Great service people. You can't go wrong with etrailer. Very helpful and prompt. Will be installing weekend of June 30th will let you know how easy the installation is Thank You etrailer 662341



- DM9517113
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Review from a similar Demco Classic in Base Plates


Perfect fit! Arrived on time, went in with NO adjustments or modifications. Fits behind everything. The only thing visible is the connection tabs. I would recommend this as the perfect solution to high quality cost effective tow solution. 658012



- DM9518294
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Review from a similar Demco Classic in Base Plates


As advertised, just as good if not better than the leading two brands. Instructions were good, not perfect but car models change and you cnnot keep up with every change every year. They were good enough for me to do the install without having to call the manufacturer for clarification or take it to a shop for install. Everything fit as it was supposed to, I've made a trip towing the Sonic with my class C and it went perfect. would I do it again, absolutely. Good product, good company. 656258



- DM9517152
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Review from a similar Demco Classic in Base Plates


Base plate was easy to install using the instruction sheet provided. fit up to frame was perfect. I did the work myself, took approx 2 hours for the base plate and I am 85, the facia was harder as a lot of the attach points needed some thought for making them good enough to hold. Will be making first trip with the towing system on June 2nd my 85th Bday 647008



- DM9517335
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Review from a similar Demco 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



- DM9518310
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Review from a similar Demco Classic in Base Plates


Finally got around to installing Demco base plate kit on my 2014 Chevy Spark. Took me a couple of hours to install. I'm sure a younger person could have installed it quicker, but I am bumping 80 and take my time. The instructions were very clear and thorough and parts call out was detailed very nicely. I liked the Demco base plate attach points being low and not blocking air flow to eng. and also, with the covers on the attach points they look like part of the grill. I bought the Demco Commander tow bar and E-Z Mount Tow Light Kit to go with it. I did not want to connect into my Spark electrical system, so the light kit made it a simple installation. The tow bar is a breeze to hook up to the car and RV. It tows like there is nothing behind the RV. I am towing with a Thor Vegas 24.1 I would recommend watching the helpful videos that are available which will make things go smoothly. Another bonus to this tow rig was the price from etrailer which was less than half of what some of my RV buddies paid for a tow setup. Great product, fast delivery and super good prices. I highly recommend it. Wish I had taken some pics, but did not think of it at the time. Besides the tow hookup looks more or less like most.........except better. 635684


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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2009 Dodge Ram 2500
  • When base plate kits are manufactured for a vehicle they don't give a specific weight rating for it but they do make them strong enough to tow the weight of the vehicle being flat towed. The part # DM9518134 is rated for the weight of your 2009 Dodge Ram 3500 and will work well. The compatible tow bar I recommend is the Excali-Bar # DM9511009. Everything you need to connect the truck to the motorhome is included between the base plates and the tow bar. Even the safety cables. For...
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  • Can 2015 Ram 3500 Be Flat-Towed Behind Motorhome
  • From my research I found the 2015 Ram 3500 would weigh somewhere in the neighborhood of 7,000 lbs, depending on the features, so your Ram should have no problem being towed behind your motorhome. The # DM9518134 is designed for the 2500 and 3500 Ram pickup, and they will work well with the Excali-Bar # DM9511009 tow bar you said you already have. It sounds like you are familiar with flat-towing but if not there are 5 items needed when you want to tow a vehicle. You will need the...
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  • Recommended Equipment to Flat Tow a 2017 Ram 3500 with a Motorhome with Air Brakes
  • Thank you for all of the information! To flat tow your 2017 Ram 3500 you will need a base plate kit, tow bar, safety cables, vehicle tow bar wiring, a supplemental braking system, and possibly a high-low adapter. Since your motorhome has air brakes I recommend using the SMI Air Force One Supplemental Braking System # SM99243 because it installs permanently on your 2017 Ram 3500 and is easy to set up after the initial installation. Aside from it being the best option for air brakes it...
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  • Flat Towing Equipment for 2012 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup
  • The Demco Dominator, # DM9511008, has a capacity of 8,000 pounds which is plenty for the 4500-5500 lb weight of a 2002 Dodge Ram 1500. For a base plate, use # DM9518134. You'd also need a lighting solution so the lights on the truck operate in tandem with those of the tow vehicle. A magnetic mount lamp like # RM-2120 or lamps like # EZT20B that could be closed in the tailgate would be an easy lighting solution that wouldn't require any cutting or splicing into existing wiring. A supplemental...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2018 Ram 3500 with a Bus
  • Since you have such a heavy pickup I recommend using the Demco Classic Base Plate Kit # DM9518134 with the Demco Excali-Bar II Non-Binding Tow Bar # DM9511009 which is rated for up to 10,500 lbs. I spoke with my contact at Demco who said that the Classic base plate kit should fit just fine as long as the commercial and snow build doesn't affect the tow hooks on your 2018 Ram 3500. Then for wiring I recommend the Flexo-Coil Wiring Kit # RM-15267 because it stays permanently installed...
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  • Will Base Plate Kit From 2018 Ram 1500 Fit 2018 Ram 3500
  • There are enough differences between the 2018 Ram 1500 and 3500 models that the same base plate kit will not fit both trucks. You will need a new base plate kit that is custom designed for your Ram 3500. The Demco Classic Base Plate Kit # DM9518134 that you were looking at is confirmed to fit the 3500 and will bolt permanently to the chassis. I have attached the written installation instructions that you can also check out.
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  • Dimensions of the Bolt Holes for the Demco Classic Base Plate Kit # DM9518134
  • The distance between the mounting holes for the Demco Classic Base Plate Kit # DM9518134 are 2.24" vertically and 5.01" horizontally. The base of the plates themselves measure 4" vertically and 8" horizontally. I confirmed all this with my contact at Demco and I attached a picture for demonstration purposes. For a complete flat towing setup you will need a base plate kit, tow bar, safety cables, vehicle tow bar wiring, a supplemental braking system, and possibly a high-low adapter....
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