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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 800-298-8924 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

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  • Fixed Drawbars

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
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

Installation Details DM9518134 Installation instructions

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Customer Reviews

Demco Classic Base Plate Kit - Fixed Arms - DM9518134

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (38 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.

- DM9518134
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excellent service 822342



- 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

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- 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


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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

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- 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



- DM9518071
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Review from a similar Classic in Base Plates


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



- 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



- DM9518237
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Review from a similar Classic in Base Plates


Everything fit perfect it worked really good you don'thave to use adapters on base plate for it too fit blue ox tow bar 687006



- DM9518200
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Review from a similar 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



- DM9518192
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Review from a similar Classic in Base Plates


If you want one of these for a vehicle that is not all that common, then it is a good idea to give plenty of lead time for manufacture. After waiting a couple of months, I got all the parts together with the help of Dena who is on top of things. Install went well, a couple of more pictures showing orientation would be helpful. The base plate is a good sturdy unit that should give years of trouble free service. 718812



- DM9518186
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Review from a similar 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



- 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



- DM9518126
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Review from a similar Classic in Base Plates


great customer Service I,ll be back 821468



- DM9518126
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Review from a similar Classic in Base Plates


Received the base plate had it installed in two days. Every thing fit. Very good base plate. Will pull Jeep soon. 800121



- DM9517335
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Review from a similar Classic in Base Plates


We plan on flat towing our 2015 Ram 1500 tradesman behind our RV and it came with the tow hook when we bought it. I did have to run the truck up on ramps, but then it was about a hour and a half job to remove the tow hooks and brackets and install the base plates. We have not yet pulled the truck, but the installation was okay. 798924



- DM9518227
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Review from a similar Classic in Base Plates


not hard to install, have to drill 2 holes but not a big deal if have equipment, setting up taillights took longer 793877



- DM9518294
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Review from a similar Classic in Base Plates


Kind of a mixed feeling review. The baseplate itself is a very nice piece. The instructions given really had not much to do with my application....more like a generic suggested guide. My Chevy Sonic has a turbo which has a whole set of issues to deal with that aren’t even mentioned in the instructions. They sent 1 fish wire to install just 4 bolts...one might think that’s enough till it breaks on the third bolt. The next three hours were spent monkeying the last two bolts into position. Better more specific instructions and at least 2 fish wires and this would have been 5 stars. 777746



- DM9518246
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Review from a similar Classic in Base Plates


I really like this Demco base for my Kia. It works great and is very low profile when the towbar isn’t attached. 758818



- DM9518119
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Review from a similar Classic in Base Plates


Good fit-easy install 751640



- DM9518285
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Review from a similar Classic in Base Plates


Excellent product. I mounted it on a 2016 Ford Fiesta ST and the pictures showed it being mounted below the bumper. On the ST model there is an intercooler which is in the way of doing this, I had to take the bumper off again, flip the base plate upside down (Demco said this was no problem) drill a few new holes, and mount it above the bumper. tl:dr Do not mount below bumper on ST models, flip and mount above 746111



- DM9518272
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Review from a similar Classic in Base Plates


Product fit perfectly on my 2014 Subaru with minimal modifications. Instructions were very clear and I followed them step by step. Only took about 2 hours total for me as a first timer with average mechanic skills. 735906



- DM9518112
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Review from a similar Classic in Base Plates


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. 730502



- DM9517335
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Review from a similar Classic in Base Plates


Very solid and easy to install. Great suggestion from the staff at etrailer. 708021



- DM9518310
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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. 695096


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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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  • 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 # DM9511013. 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 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 tow bar and...
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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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  • 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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  • 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 III Non-Binding Tow Bar # DM9511013 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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  • 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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