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Demco Classic Base Plate Kit - Fixed Arms

Demco Classic Base Plate Kit - Fixed Arms

Item # DM9518200
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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. 1-800-940-8924 to order Demco base plates part number DM9518200 or order online at 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 - DM9518200

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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.


  • 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


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

9518200 Demco RV Classic Baseplates

Installation Details DM9518200 Installation instructions

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Demco Classic Base Plate Kit - Fixed Arms - DM9518200

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (197 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.

2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Order was very prompt.

2010 Chevrolet Silverado

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



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.


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.


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.



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.


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

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.


Top quality finish and perfect fit. Delivery time half what I expected and easiest folks to deal with ever. Thanks


Alway just as they say it is ,fits perf ectly!



Etrailer has proven to be the best place to purchase all my towing needs! They sent my first order very quickly. I decided to do a second order for another vehicle and again perfect service and top quality parts! The communication is A++++ and I highly recommend Etrailer.


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.


Very high quality.
Very quick delivery.
good customer service.
I will order from etrailer again, I'm sure


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


easy to install on the truck frame and the removable arms help hide the base plate.


These base plates are AWESOME! They were very easy to install on my 2013 Ram 2500. I just removed the shackles that were there, and the base plates aligned to the existing holes perfectly. Connecting to the tow bar behind my RV was a simple and easy task. Make sure you use the Loc-tite that comes with the base plates on the new bolts. This will ensure you have a good strong tight bond. The plastic covers that come with the base plates are a good fit too. The only come off if you pull them off, plus they protect your knees if you happen to bump into the base plates by accident. This is an awesome product, I highly recommend.


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.


Received my H3 Hummer baseplates and towing lights diode kit. Haven't installed yet but when it's done I hope to submit pics.
Dealing with etrailer has always been nothing short of outstanding. Always rapid delivery of great parts and excellent prices. Thanks once again etrailer.


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.


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.


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.


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 .


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.


Easy to install. Very heavy duty. Performs as expected. I’ve pulled my GMC Canyon THOUSANDS of miles and this have never failed.


Played "It is in stock but backordered" inventory games with my local RV shop till I finally gave up and ordered from etrailer. Got my shipping information immediately, no games. Love etrailer.


Easy to install. 2009 dodge 2500. Very solid.

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