Demco Tabless Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms
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Demco Tabless Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms

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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 800-298-8924 to order Demco base plates part number DM9519332 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 - DM9519332

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 replace the lugs on your tow bar arms
    • Just insert tow bar arms into base plate receivers to hook up
    • 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 Victory Series tow bars
    • Adaptable for use with Demco Kwik-Tow and tow bars from other manufacturers (adapters sold separately)
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

  • Distance between brackets: 22"
  • Bracket height: 18"
  • 1-Year limited warranty


Simple, Tabless Design

Setting up these tabless base plates for use with your Demco tow bar is fast and easy. Just remove the attachment lugs from the ends of your tow bar arms and replace them with these tabs. Then you can just insert the tow bar arms into the base plate receivers to hook up. There's no need to remove the tabs from your tow bar, so you won't run the risk of misplacing tabs. 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

Demco Base Plate Tabless Pull Ear Cover

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

If you have a Demco Kwik-Tow tow bar or a tow bar from a different manufacturer, an adapter may be available. 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.


Demco Tabless Base Plate Adapters

Type of Tow Bar Adapter
Roadmaster Tracker, Sterling All-Terrain, Blackhawk 2 All-Terrain, and Falcon All-Terrain No adapter needed
Roadmaster Falcon 2 Use both DM9523128 and DM9523036
Blue Ox (excludes Embassador) DM9523127
Demco Kwik-Tow DM9523128



9519332 Demco RV Tabless Baseplates



DM9519332 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details DM9519332 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

2020 - 2020 Chevrolet Equinox

2018 - 2019 Chevrolet Equinox 1.5L Gas Turbo - FWD

2018 - 2019 Chevrolet Equinox 2.0L Gas Turbo

2018 - 2019 Chevrolet Equinox Diesel models




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Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.




Video Transcript for Demco Tabless Base Plate Kit Installation - 2019 Chevrolet Equinox

Shane: Hi, I'm Shane with etrailer.com. Today, you're going to be taking a look at it, I'm going to walk you through the installation on Demco's Tabless Base Plate Kit for your 2019 Chevrolet Equinox. There are five main components for flat tow set up. You have your base plate, you have your diode wiring kit, you have your braking system, your tow bar, and your safety cables.Your tow bar is going to give you that solid attachment point, or connection point, between your RV and the base plate on your towed vehicle. Safety cables are going to be a secondary safety device, in case your tow bar fails. The braking system is going to be required on any vehicle that is flat towed.

It's going to mount inside the car. It's going to apply the brakes when you apply the brakes in the motor home.Wiring, that's going to allow your towed vehicle to receive the light function from the RV so that other motorists can see whether you're turning, braking, or driving at night. Our base plate is going to attach to the chassis of the vehicle to give our tow bar a solid connection point. What's going to set this base plate apart from others is the tabless design. And what that means is, our removal arms here that are going to come with the base plate actually attached to the tow bar.With some of the other ones, you have to remove those arms and you have to find somewhere to store them.

With these, you simply pull your tow bar off. The arm slides out with it, and it folds up and stores with the tow bar. Then when we are ready to drive our vehicle, we disconnect from our motor home. You can see that our base plate is going to maintain a very nice, clean look on the front, unlike some of the other ones that may stick out a little bit farther.It's also going to come with nice caps, to help keep any dirt and debris from getting stuck inside of our attachment points for our tow bar. Another thing that's going to set this base plate apart from others is this bracket right here, this wiring bracket, or mounting bracket.

Other base plates, they're going to have two rods for your wiring that are going to be pre-welded on. They are also going to have a small bracket that's welded on for your breakaway switch on your braking system.With this bracket, it can actually be mounted on this side or on this side of your base plate, depending on how your RV is set up. When choosing a base plate, it's important to keep in mind that other base plates may only work with certain tow bars. The tabs that come with this base plate can pretty much attach to any tow bar out there, and it's going to come with all of the bushings and hardware to get that installed. The base plate's going to be constructed of a black powder-coated steel.

It's really going to hold up well against rust and corrosion, stay looking nice for a really long time.For those of you that may be intimidated by installing a base plate on your car, let me assure you, you can do it. It's not that difficult. You can do it at home with a few simple tools. We are going to start with our hood open, using a 15 mm Torx bit. We are going to have six screws that run right across the top. We are going to take our T15 Torx bit. We are going to have five bolts on the inside of each wheel well on the front side of the tire. Go ahead and remove those.We are going to peel your inner liner back. Right here, where your fascia meets your fender, there's going to be a bolt. Use a 7 mm socket, we're going to remove that bolt on each side. Then we are going to take a 7 mm socket, and we are going to have eight bolts we need to remove on the lower side of our fascia. We are going to take this one out on each corner, and then the six across the front. Now we can remove our fascia. I'm going to start here.There's a little tab that's holding the top part of your grill on. Pull that up over the top of that tab. Just loosen it up. Then we are going to go down here, to the outer edge, and we are going to start pulling out, like this. Now, if it makes it easier to have an extra set of hands for the other side, you can do that. We are going to have some fog lights we need to unhook. What I'm doing is, I'm going to use my base plate box, slide it off. Just set the fascia down on it enough where I can get to my plug. And our plug is going to be on our passenger side, here. We are going to take this red tab, push down. Then we are going to push that black tab in the middle. These can be a little difficult to get off. It may be easier if you pull it off that little holder there, so you can get a hold of it. There we go. Now, we can set our fascia aside, somewhere safe so it doesn't get damaged.Next, we need to remove our driver's side headlight. We are going to have four bolts we need to remove. We are going to use a 7 mm socket. We are going to have two, one here, here. We are going to have one right here on the side. We are going to have one right behind our horn. Then right back here where this top one is in the back, there's actually a tab that goes to this metal bracket. You need to lift up a little bit and then slide your light out. We'll disconnect it, and then set the light aside for now.Next, we are going to need to move our windshield washer reservoir. The directions are going to tell us to leave in the top bolt, and to tie up our reservoir out of the way. I, myself, like to move it completely out of the way, to give me as much room as I can. So what I'm going to do is, there are two hoses. One connects here. One connects here. What we're going to do is, we are going to squeeze this fitting. We are going to pop this off. And you may get a little bit of leaking here. It shouldn't be much. Do the same thing with this one. Pop that off like that.Then we'll take a 10 mm socket. We are going to have one bolt here. We are going to have one here. And we are going to have a nut here. We are going to pull off our wiring, pull out the red tab, pull the plug out. Got that one off. And the blue one. For these, what you have to do is, you have to pull up on this. We have one right here, down on the bottom. Slide out of the bottom. And we'll set it aside.On each side, we need to cut out this section of our air deflecting, you can see how I have it marked. You're going to have a split here. You go from that split and back to the back edge, just below, where it starts to curve here, straight back. The front part of this is pretty flimsy. It's just some pretty thin rubber. You can just use a utility knife. We may need to use some cutters for this. If you have a sharp blade, you might be able to get by with it. This is solid plastic, here. And you're going to do that same thing on the other side.Next, with an extra set of hands, we are going to lift our base plate into place. We are going to be on the outside of this flange, and outside of this flange. We want it to set up nice and tight, and then we are going to clamp it to it. First, we need to remove this wire inaudible 00:08:05 holder on the outside of each frame rail. You're going to have one here, and you're going to have the same thing on the other side.We are going to slide it all the way back, lift it all the way up into place. Make sure we are going back as far as we can. You want to make sure your three small holes are at the top, two small ones are in the back. Our safety chain loops are on the top side, not on the bottom. What we are going to do is, we are going to take a clamp. I'm going to temporary clamp this on there for now. We're going to try and get two clamps on each side, one to hold it up and one to pull it back. Because what we want is, we want our base plate to come all the way back against the edge of our frame rail, here. And we want it to go up as high as we can get it.What we are going to end up doing is, we are going to end up drilling the three holes up here, this one, and this one. We're going to start with this one and this one. We'll get our hardware put in place, and then we can take our clamps off. We are going to drill them out to a 3/8. But what I'm going to do is, to make it a little bit easier on myself, I'm going to use four different drill bits. I'll start with my 3/8, to create a little indention so that my hole is centered.And then I'm going to put in a small bit for a pilot hole. Make sure you look on the other side, to make sure there's nothing there. When your drill bit goes through it's not going to damage anything. And we'll go from that one a couple sizes up. And it doesn't matter which ones, as long as you end with a 3/8. This is going to make it a little bit easier on your drill bits, and a little bit easier on your arms. And we are finally at the one with the 3/8.Once we get our first hole drilled, we are going to drill one here and one here first and get our hardware put in place. We are going to put in a 1" X 7/16 bolt, Blue Lockite first. You want to make sure you put Blue Loctite on all of your hardware. Insert it. On the inside, we are going to put a nylon lock nut. I'm going to go ahead and tighten this one down. I'm going to use a 9/16 socket, 9/16 wrench. Remove the top clamp. And we are going to do the same thing with this hole.Once you get the second one in, you can remove your lower clamp. You're going to have a bracket that looks like this. It's going to say "Driver's Side." We're going to remove this cap, if you have one on there. Just pull it off like that. You're going to have four bolts on each side of your bumper beam. We are going to take off just one side at a time, so if you're doing driver's side first, take out these four bolts. We are going to put our bracket in, put our bolts back in.We're going to use a 1/2 inch socket. We're going to take our bracket, you want this plate to go against the side of our base plate here. So, it's going to go just like this. We're going to slide it in between our bumper beam and our frame rail. And then we are going to re-install our bolts. I'm not going to tighten these four bolts down just yet, because we need to make sure that we're lining up with our holes down here. And I just want to make sure that my bracket is held in place up here on top.Once you have your bolts up here, your four bolts put back in for your bumper bracket, or your bumper beam onto the bracket, you may have to leave them a little bit loose to move this bottom over just a little bit, to get these holes to line up. Then we are going to use 1/2" X 1" bolts. Again, make sure you are using Loctite, and then nylon lock nut. We'll go ahead and tighten them down. 3/4 inch socket and wrench.Once you get these two in, you can go ahead and tighten your four bolts up here if you had to loosen them. Once you get those tight, then you can reinstall your cap on the top or corner of your bumper beam. Then you're going to go ahead and drill out your remaining holes. You're going to have two at the top, and then one at the very bottom on this back flange. And again, those are going to be the same hardware that we put in the first time.Once you get all your hardware installed, you've got it tightened down, then you're going to torque it to the specifications in the instructions. You want to make sure, if at all possible, you torque it from the nut side, not the bolt head side. We need to put on our safety cable. What we are going to do is, we are going to go from underneath, we are going to run right over top of this crossbeam here, around the frame bracket, and we are going to hook right here.This is kind of long, so we are probably going to have to wrap it twice. What I'm going to do, I'm going to take a D-ring, hook it on long just like that, and wrap it around again, hook it on, then we can tighten this down. You just want to make sure it's not going to touch anything that's hot, or that can get hot, or where it can rub the coating off and start stripping this metal down. We're going to tighten it up, 11/16 wrench. Passenger side, we are going to run it the exact same way, two loops, except, if you look right up in here, there's a belt. If you look at this belt right here, what we don't want is, we don't want that cable to interfere with that belt.So what I did is, I pulled it tight. I put a zip tie right down through the crossbeam here to hold it down. You can see it right here. And then I put one on the outside, right here. Once you get your base plate installed, you can go ahead and reinstall your reservoir, reinstall your headlight. You're going to have a bracket that comes with your base plate. This is going to be for your six bolt plug and for your breakaway switch. This, depending on how your RV is set up, can be mounted on the left or the right. You got two holes here, and you got two holes here. So that bracket can be put on either side to match your RV.You want to make sure before you reinstall your fascia, you run any additional wiring. It's easier to put all that stuff in while your fascia's off. When reinstalling your fascia, you're going to have to do a little bit of trimming. It's going to require some trimming around all these parts, to get it to be put back in place. Another tip, when installing your fascia, what I would do is take some painters' tape and run it right along the edge of your fender, and run it right along the edge of your fascia, so that when you're trying to fit it back in place, because you're going to be hitting this plastic here with your front part of your fascia, and you can potentially chip the paint. This tape will protect that until you get the bottom in place, get your bolts in the top, and get this close enough to where you can peel that tape off and pop it back into place.As I mentioned before, if the fascia is going to require some trimming to get it back installed back over your base plate, your instructions are going to tell you just to cut out the square here. And then, for your electrical bracket, depending on which side you have it on, it's going to require you to cut out a little bit around that and then around any of your braking components you may have on. The way I did it, I like mine to try to stay as clean as possible, so I just, when I set my fascia up, I just kind of trimmed as close to the base plate as possible, and any brackets or anything that I may have up here in order for me to get my fascia back in place.For removal tabs, they need to be attached to the tow bar. Every tow bar's going to be a little bit different, but your base plate is going to come with the bushings and bolts to attach to those different tow bars. Let's go ahead and show you how to install these on your tow bar. You're going to take a 9/16 socket wrench. We need to remove the one that comes on the tow bar now. You're going to have little bushings that are going to look like this. You're going to put one on the inside of each tab and push it in the hole. You're going to take your small bolt that comes in the kit. You're going to put on a metal washer. You're going to have bushings that look like this, small but a little bit thicker. Those are actually going to go right inside just like that.We'll line it up with the hole. You have another bushing for the other side. Slide our bolt through. Another flat washer on the other side. Put on our lock nut. And we are going to tighten it down as much as we can, but what we want is, we still want this to be able to move. Just like that. And then you're going to repeat the process for the other arm. Once you have your fascia reinstalled, you have your tabs mounted on your tow bar, you're ready to go. Again, I'm Shane with etrailer.com. I hope this video has helped you, whether you're still deciding or installing the Demco Tabless Base Plate Kit on your 2019 Chevrolet Equinox.


Customer Reviews

Demco Tabless Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms - DM9519332

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (13 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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Review from a similar Demco Tabless in Base Plates


Good price, quick delivery. Got it installed. Looks good 609029



- DM9519330
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Review from a similar Demco Tabless in Base Plates


Well made and very easy installation. Instructions very clear 556014



- DM9519318
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Review from a similar Demco Tabless in Base Plates


Product was as advertised. Arrived very quickly. Have yet to install, but do not foresee any problems at that time. Would highly recommend product and vendor. Will definitely reorder additional parts as needed. 665148



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Review from a similar Demco Tabless in Base Plates


Delivery time was outstanding. Watched the installation video several times before beginning. Did a "dry" fit of the base into the bumper and found it would not fit. It required 1/4 inch of excess metal to be ground off of each end. This did not affect the part but certainly increased labor time. Rather than clamp the base to the vehicle for drilling, I suggest bolting it in for a more accurate placement. 613105



- DM9519236
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Review from a similar Demco Tabless in Base Plates


This base plate was easy to install and I never attempted anything like this in my life. The instructions were very clear and easy to understand. I had to purchase a torque wrench and some facia removal tools, but the installation went very smoothly. 546470



- DM9519336
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Review from a similar Demco Tabless in Base Plates


Easy to install. Straight forward design. Confusing item labeling. Washer or spacer without any type of measurement is confusing. Use #4, spacer. Use #19, washer...no comparison or description of the item besides that. 608267



- DM9519328
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Review from a similar Demco Tabless in Base Plates


Thank you for your help in choosing the correct items needed. I got everything needed for a successful installation. The people that installed my baseplate were very happy with your instructions.They had never used a Demco product and were happy to have this great first experience !! Me too...Thank you! 582521



- DM9519330
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Review from a similar Demco Tabless in Base Plates


Relatively easy for a non professional old timer to do if you have an impact wrench. 698161



- DM9519318
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Review from a similar Demco Tabless in Base Plates


The instructions were very clear. The installation was also very straightforward. For this particular base plate you must drill a half inch diameter hole in the frame for each of the two mount points which is no easy task laying on your back under the truck. Ford frames are tough! The whole install probably took two hours for someone who has installed several base base plates but not this particular one. If I had to do another identical one it would probably take an hour. 679167



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Review from a similar Demco Tabless in Base Plates


Haven't installed yet, but item was received in in two days and in good condition with all required parts/instructions. Price at etrailer was 25% less than local dealer and 20% less than manufacturer website. I've installed Demco baseplates on two previous Jeeps and they are a great product. 674433



- DM9519045
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Review from a similar Demco Tabless in Base Plates


Installed the base plate on my 2004 Jeep Wrangler Sport. Appears to be very well made. Had one problem with install. The 4 holes where the center bracket mounts to base plate were not even close to lining up. Had to redrill all 4 holes. This could be a result of something being altered on the Jeep. Never the less, it wasn't that big of a problem. 633859



- DM9519318
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Review from a similar Demco Tabless in Base Plates


Fast delivery 633257



- DM9519328
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Review from a similar Demco Tabless in Base Plates


Just received my order (two days earlier than I expected)... After inspecting the various boxes; my order seems to be complete... I will absolutely be utilizing etrailer in the future and heartedly reccomend that others looking for quality trailering needs to look to etrailer for all your needs... 609729


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  • Can Older Demco Commander Tow Bar Be Used with Base Plate Kit for 2018 Chevy Equinox
  • I forwarded this to our contact at Demco and what they responded with is below. The short answer is you should already have all of the parts you need: The baseplate for the 2018 Chevy Equinox ( # DM9519332) is the Demco tabless baseplate. The 2015 Demco Commander will need to have the clevis ends removed and the baseplate # DM9519332 came with new ends to replace on the tow bar. See illustration below: The yellow highlighted parts come pre-assembled in the box with the baseplate the...
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  • Are Flat Towing Parts for 2016 Chevy Equinox the Same as 2019 Chevy Equinox
  • The parts to flat tow a 2016 Chevy Equinox and 2019 Chevy Equinox are different because the vehicle underwent a style change but if you are looking to flat tow both I'll give you what you need for each, starting with a 2019 Chevy Equinox: - Base Plate Kit: Demco Tabless Base Plate Kit # DM9519332 - Tow Bar: Demco Excali-Bar III Non-Binding Tow Bar # DM9511013 - Wiring Kit: Roadmaster Diode 7-Wire to 6-Wire Flexo-Coil Wiring Kit # RM-15267 (if the Equinox is a Premier model) OR Roadmaster...
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  • Shipping Weight of Demco Base Plate Kit for Chevy Equinox
  • The Demco base plate kit for a 2018 or 2019 Chevy Equinox, part # DM9519332, ships at 59 pounds. I've also linked an installation video. If you need any other parts to flat tow your Equinox let me know model year and I'll make some recommendations for you.
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