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Demco Classic Base Plate Kit - Fixed Arms
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Demco Classic Base Plate Kit - Fixed Arms

Item # DM9518272

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  • Demco
  • Fixed Draw Bars
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 DM9518272 or order online at 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 - DM9518272

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: 25-1/8"
  • Bracket height: 17-1/4"
  • 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

9518272 Demco RV Classic Baseplates

DM9518272 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details DM9518272 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

2010 - 2014 Subaru Outback Wagon Manual transmission

Customer Reviews

Demco Classic Base Plate Kit - Fixed Arms - DM9518272

Average Customer Rating:  5.0 out of 5 stars   (13 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

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

- DM9518186

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

Review from a similar Demco Classic in Base Plates

Exellent service and fast shipping 579398

- DM9518071

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

- DM9518318

Review from a similar Demco Classic in Base Plates

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

- DM9518312

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

- DM9518077

Review from a similar Demco Classic in Base Plates

Perfect fit. Simple DYI installation. 663837

- DM9518315

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

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

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

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

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

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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