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Demco Tabless Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms

Demco Tabless Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms

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Is this right For you? Product Expert Mike S says:

Yes, if you:

  • Are a DIYer and want a simple install
  • Have a hitch-mounted tow bar from Demco, etrailer, or Blue Ox
  • Worry about losing removable arms

No, if you:

  • Own a Roadmaster tow bar and don’t want to have to buy an adapter separately
  • Don’t like the look of a bulky crossbeam taking up space beneath your bumper
  • Are uncomfortable with only a short-term warranty
This custom-fit base plate kit lets you hook up your tow bar to your vehicle. Tabless design provides a clean, unobtrusive look for your towed car even when not hooked up. Simple bolt-on installation. Call 800-298-1624 to order Demco base plates part number DM9519291 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Demco products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Demco Tabless Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms. Base Plates reviews from real customers.
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Demco Base Plates - DM9519291

  • Removable Drawbars
  • Demco
  • Twist Lock Attachment

This custom-fit base plate kit lets you hook up your tow bar to your vehicle. Tabless design provides a clean, unobtrusive look for your towed car even when not hooked up. Simple bolt-on installation.


Features:

  • Custom-fit base plates provide attachment points for your tow bar
  • Tabless design creates seamless, clean look
    • No obtrusive crossbar or protruding brackets
    • Covers keep dirt and debris out of base plate receivers when you're not towing
  • Included tabs connect directly to your tow bar arms
    • Just insert the tab into the base plate and secure with the included safety pin
    • No need to remove, and possibly misplace, drawbar arms
  • 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, etrailer, and Blue Ox tow bars
    • Adaptable for use with Roadmaster tow bars (adapters sold separately)
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

  • Distance between brackets: 28-1/4"
  • Bracket height: 18-1/2"
  • 1-Year limited warranty


Simple, Tabless Design

Setting up these tabless base plates for use with your Demco tow bar is fast and easy. They easily bolt onto the ends of your tow bar. And because the tabs remain on your tow bar at all times instead of protruding from your vehicle, your car maintains a clean look when it's not being towed.


Easy Hookup and Disconnect

Demco Base Plate Tabless Hookup

Using the Demco Tabless base plates to attach and remove your tow bar couldn't be easier. With the base plate tabs attached to your tow bar arms, simply insert the tabs into the receivers on your vehicle and twist to lock them in place. Insert the included pull pins to add an extra layer of security, ensuring the tabs stay put. To remove each arm, simply tug the pull pin to disengage the lock, twist the tow bar arm, and pull the tab out of the bracket.


Receiver Covers

Keep dirt and debris out of the base plate receivers with the included covers. These high-density polyethylene covers easily snap into place over each pull point when your tow bar is not attached. Limiting internal corrosion makes it easier to slide the tabs in and out and helps to prevent seizing so that the tabs don't get stuck.


Tow Bar Adapters

Demco makes adapters for use with other 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.


Type of Tow Bar Adapter
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
Roadmaster Eagle and Eagle 8000 DM9523014
Roadmaster Falcon 5250DM9523023
Blue Ox No adapter needed
etrailer No adapter needed
Demco Kwik-Tow No adapter needed
Curt Rambler No adapter needed



9519291 Demco RV Tabless Baseplates

Installation Details DM9519291 Installation instructions

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Customer Reviews

Demco Tabless Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms - DM9519291

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (122 Customer Reviews)

This custom-fit base plate kit lets you hook up your tow bar to your vehicle. Tabless design provides a clean, unobtrusive look for your towed car even when not hooked up. Simple bolt-on installation.

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Base Plate fit perfectly making an easy installation



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I really like the way this base plate installed. Everything fit perfect and I like the look once it was completed. It's a snap to hook up with room for error. Our Jeep pulls like it's not even there.



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2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee

The product itself is great. It fit fine and seems to be designed and built well. Parts of the installation instructions are not correct for my 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit. The front fascia has a couple of additional connection points at the bottom and it also connects to the front fender "flares" differently than the instructions show. If you do not realize the differences, then you can definitely damage your front fascia.



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Jeep

Thanks for the great tow setup! with the videos it was a great install for my wife and I. Went on just as it should and looks super! Most people do not even see it on the Jeep. Hookup to the motor home is super easy, with the demco tow bar, and hookups. Would recommend to anyone looking to tow, look to Demco!



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Once we got thru the installation this Tow plate system has worked great. I like that it is fully hidden when not in use.



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What I expected. Very pleased with the product.



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2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Received product extremely fast. Also they beat Amazon by 10%. I just sent a request before purchase and they handled the rest. Very good company.



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Solid.



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2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee



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Review from a similar Tabless in Base Plates


Relatively easy to install, works great, less obtrusive than other brands. Instructions are clear, quality is good. Shown with knuckles removed. As you can see, I had to improvise to mount the coiled cord socket and breakaway switch.



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Review from a similar Tabless in Base Plates


Unfortunately these base plates did not fit up to the front grill near as well as past ones I have purchased from you. A lot more cutting on my vehicle was required that should not have been needed. Also having to convert my towbar to less desirable Demco attachment was disappointing. I purchased Blue Ox for a reason and would have been much happier if Ox style pins were supplied to fit Demco sockets.


Comments
As long as the Blue Ox tow bar is a hitch mounted tow bar which means that it connects to the RV via sliding into the hitch receiver then it is compatible with the base plate and does not need an adapter.
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 02/16/2022


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Review from a similar Tabless in Base Plates


I recently completed a DIY installation of the Demco Tabless Base Plate on my 2021 Jeep Wrangler. Installation is fairly straightforward following the etrailer.com videos. A couple gotchas on the videos. First, one of the videos suggests removing a sheet metal plate to provide easier access. While it does make for easier access during removal of the bumper, you should reinstall it BEFORE installing the base plate. If you install the baseplate first, there is insufficient clearance for the bolts that hold the sheet metal plate. Second, the videos show reinstalling the plastic air dam after reinstalling the bumper. At least on my 2021 Wrangler there is NO way you could do that without seriously bending, and possibly breaking the plastic dam. Reattach the dam to the bumper BEFORE reattaching the bumper. Clearances for rebolting the bumper are sufficient. I did it without a lift (thank goodness for the Wrangler’s high ground clearance). Bottom line is it’s a bit of a project but looks great.



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Review from a similar Tabless in Base Plates


I was very pleased with the service I received from Karl. The equipment was very well made. It seems the Demco baseplate and wiring kit are superior to the Blue Ox I’ve used in the past. Thanks for your service and products.



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Review from a similar Tabless in Base Plates


As with all Demco products that I've purchased, this baseplate kit is extremely well engineered, expertly manufactured and work exactly as advertised. The installation instructions are easy to follow and understand. This is one worry free produce that will make our travels much more enjoyable.



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Review from a similar Tabless in Base Plates


The reinstall kit for the SMI stay and play duo braking system was exactly what I needed we removed it out of a 2012 Cadillac SRX and a RV shop will be installing it in a 2020 Jeep Wrangler I will send pics of the final installation later on this month ! Great product was delivered with all parts needed in three days and as usual great customer service !



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Review from a similar Tabless in Base Plates


Received race plates and wiring harness, both seemed exceptional quality. I have not installed yet and install next week, as per video looks like about to our job. Very satisfied thank you



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Review from a similar Tabless in Base Plates


It is well built, fit as expected. Easy to install. Warning to future buyers to install on crv, the hole you drill in bumper is difficult because it is high strenght steel regular drill bit do not work well. I managed to drill it with a step bit. The baseplate needs a small decal to say "this side upward"



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Review from a similar Tabless in Base Plates


Superb, timely, same-day support from Demco when I ran into installation difficulties. The attach method is also very solid and has internal safety cables as stock, unlike some other baseplate manufacturers. (These are different from the safety cables you hook to your vehicle. These will hold the baseplate to the frame if the baseplate breaks away from the car for any reason so you don't lose the car.)



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Review from a similar Tabless in Base Plates


Good product however instructions are not very clear as far as cutting the front grill. I had to cut a lot more then instructed. Also, missing are the two plugs to install when not in use.



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Review from a similar Tabless in Base Plates


This is a great product. I installed this myself and was a little easier than expected. the videos helped a lot. Thank you Scott



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Review from a similar Tabless in Base Plates


etrailer is special. They have all the information you need to have about the products you are looking for. I am a first time RV owner and was looking for a way to flat tow my Jeep Wrangler. etrailer made it so easy for me to understand what I should be doing and the best and safest way to accomplish it. But that was not all. I was having issues trying to find shipping options as I had a time crunch. I phoned them, customer service was awesome. They helped me place the order and get it to my home within my time requirements. I honestly recommend them and can only wish that other companies could treat customers the way they do here. Awesome! The videos on the product pages are the best!



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Review from a similar Tabless in Base Plates


It’s been a year and about 5,000 miles of our JLU playing follow the leader with our Tiffin motorhome. No issues, great finish, looking forward to another season of roughing it smoothly, Jeep in tow! Great instructions made for a great self-install.


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