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Demco Classic Base Plate Kit - Fixed Arms

Demco Classic Base Plate Kit - Fixed Arms

Item # DM9518296
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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 DM9518296 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 - DM9518296

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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.


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: 30-3/8"
  • Bracket height: 15-1/2"
  • 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



9518296 Demco RV Classic Baseplates

Installation Details DM9518296 Installation instructions

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Customer Reviews

Demco Classic Base Plate Kit - Fixed Arms - DM9518296

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (128 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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good purchase. The item was not in stock but, etrailer staff kept in touch and kept me abreast of when to expect the item. I would use them again.



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Excellent product, fast shipping, works as advertised, easy installation no complaints, barely noticeable on truck


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No problems just as it should work
Don - 10/23/2021

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The order shipped quickly and has been working great.



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Just received but this is an awesome company and product to work with.



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2014 Ford F-150

Base plate fit prefect on my 2014 Ford F150, had all accessories needed ready to try it out



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2006 Ford F-150



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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.


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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


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


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


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


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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


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


Base plate is well built, very solid and sturdy. Install instructions were sketchy, Once I had the bumper and tow hooks off, It made sense.
Fastener bag was short all of the flat washers, went to the store and bought some so I could finish the job.
The tow hooks were a pain to remove, bolts really hard to get at.
It was necessary to dismantle the bumper brackets to fit the base plate properly so I could attach it.
I'm looking forward to use it behind my motorhome.
1999 Ford Ranger 4X4 5 speed XLT Extended cab.



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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


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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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.


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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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Review from a similar Classic in Base Plates


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.


Comments
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.
Dennis - 02/12/2022

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Review from a similar Classic in Base Plates


Well made product. Nice fit after minor bumper trim. Installation went well. Instructions were easy to follow. Looks good on the car



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Review from a similar Classic in Base Plates


Would have given a 5 star but had to remove my fog lights to put front cowl. Back on, would not fit with fog lights in place


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I recommend trimming the fog light mounts on each side of the of the lower grill opening before attaching the front fascia back into place.
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 12/15/2021

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Review from a similar Classic in Base Plates


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 .



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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.



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Review from a similar Classic in Base Plates


Ordered the Demco baseplate for a Jeep Patriot setup. Install was relatively straight forward, however, alignment was off on a few bolt holes. Once these holes were drilled out to a larger size, install went on rather smoothly. First trip was a success at 620 miles roundtrip.



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Review from a similar Classic in Base Plates


Never disappointed with the service and quality of products


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