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Demco Tabless Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms

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. 1-800-496-5010 to order Demco base plates part number DM9519338 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 - DM9519338

  • 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: 34-3/8"
  • 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. 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



9519338 Demco RV Tabless Baseplates

Installation Details DM9519338 Installation instructions

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Video of Demco Tabless Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms

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 - 2021 Jeep Cherokee

Hey everybody, how's it going Today, we're gonna be going over and showing you how to install the Demco Tabless Base Plate Kit here on our 2021 Jeep Cherokee. So our base plate kit is just gonna be one of the several components that we need to successfully flat tow our vehicle here. So the base plate is gonna be the actual physical connection from the tow bar to our motorhome. Now, in addition to the base plates, we're obviously are gonna need a tow bar as well. Most of them come with safety cables, but if yours doesn't, they are required by law. In addition to that, we're going to need a wiring kit, such as a diode wiring harness.

It's gonna transfer these signals from the motorhome to our vehicle here. And then last but not least in most states, they also require a supplemental braking system, which is simply an aid to help the motorhome come to a safe and effective stop. So this is what our base plate kit is gonna look like hooked up to our tow bar when we're traveling down the road and we've arrived to our destination and ready to head in town, it's super easy to unhook this. We're gonna start here by opening this linchpin here. We're gonna be careful when you're using these.

You can't really get to hurt yourself too bad, but sometimes you can pinch your skin there between the pin in this clip, sort of annoying. So just be careful when you're using these, but we'll remove that, then we're gonna go ahead and pull out your pin. And if your pin is too tight there, you may need to release the tension on your tow bar there using the prescribed procedure for your actual tow bar, 'cause it can vary depending on which one you have. But we're just gonna remove that pin like so, and you can see our arm is just gonna drop right out. Now we can go ahead and remove our safety cable here from the keeper on the side, just like that.

And then if we have any electrical or breakaway that we need to unhook, we would do that now as well. And I'd also like to point out that you can actually leave this arm installed here or you can remove it. It's totally up to you guys. If you wanna remove it for a nice cleaner, sleek finish, we can just remove this linchpin, rotate this and pull it out like so. And there we go, that's what it's gonna look like when we're driving around town.

There's actually a cover that's gonna go in here well, if you really wanted that finished install look. We can show you what that looks like as well. So here's that cover we mentioned. Pretty easy, just snaps into place. There's gonna be two little keepers on the side there to keep it from falling out. And this is gonna do a couple of different things. Number one, it's gonna protect the inside of the base plate. So we don't have to worry about any dirt debris getting in there or water getting in there and rusting it over time. Although it is powder-coated, so won't be an issue. But then again, in addition to the protection, it also looks a little bit nicer. That's sort of the theme of this base plate kit here. It has a really nice finished install look. Everything is gonna be hidden behind the bumper here for the most part. The only thing that does stick out is the safety chain convenience leak or the safety chain tab, whatever you wanna call that. And the reason that these do stick out is because we don't wanna come each time with our safety cables. If it was too close to the bumper, we'd risk hitting the cables on the bumper and scratching them out. So it's actually a good thing that those are a little bit further away just to keep out away the vehicle. Then as we said here, everything has a nice durable powder-coated finish. This is a very durable finish. It's definitely not gonna flake off or chip on you. Therefore, it's definitely gonna protect the metal underneath there from rust and corrosion. And it also helps it again blend in with the under body paneling on the vehicle here. It's not quite an exact match, but it definitely helps it blend in more. So now we're ready to hook back up to our tow bar. It's super easy. We can go ahead and just remove your protective cap there. Then we can take our removable arm and insert that in there this way, then rotate it either direction there, to line up our holes, doesn't matter. Take our linchpin here, secure it like so, super easy. Now we're gonna take our tow bar arms. We're gonna line up the holes in that and install our hitch pin and clip there, just like that. Reinstall our linchpin. Now we'll take our safety cables, hooked it up to the convenience leaks. And now we just repeat that same process on the other side, then hook up the rest of our stuff such as the breakaway switch cable and our electrical connector. So in regards to compatibility, no matter what tow bar we have, we're gonna be able to hook it up to this base plate kit. That's actually one of the reasons I really liked this particular kit because it's gonna be widely compatible with all the different tow bars on the market. Now, straight out of the box, it's gonna be directly compatible with both Demco and etrailer tow bars as well as Blue Ox and CURT tow bars. If you have another tow bar from another manufacturer, such as Roadmaster, you can still use this base plate kit, but you will need an adapter. But aside from that, it's very cross compatible with the different manufacturers of tow bars on the market. So in regards to installation, base plate kits are usually some of the more involved parts of your flat tow setup. This one, however, it's really not that bad at all. I know when I was installing this, I was really kind of expecting to be cutting and hacking into the vehicle a lot more because a lot of base plate kits require this, but this one was almost completely bolt on. There was no cutting or drilling on the vehicle whatsoever. We just had to trim the fascia slightly to let our base plate arms go through there. But aside from that, I would definitely say, this is something you guys can at home do yourself. In regards to the tools needed, pretty much just basic common hand tools. You don't need any special tools from Chrysler or anything like that. So it's definitely doable for a do-it-yourself. In regards to the time it's gonna take you, this is gonna vary largely depending on your skill and your experience level. I would say if you'd give yourselves an afternoon around four hours or so, that should be plenty. You can take your time, get it done right, and save yourself some money. So first step of our installation, we need to open up the hood on our vehicle. We're gonna have this filler panel here. So we need to actually remove this. It's easy to do that. We're just gonna grab a flat blade screwdriver. And on the top of this panel, what we're gonna have several pushpin fasteners located throughout. There's some on the back here. There's two in the very back. We have a couple up here. So there is gonna be several of them. We need to remove them all in order to get this panel out. Now in order to remove them, it's pretty easy. There's gonna be a little slot there between the two sections of the fastener. You're gonna take your screwdriver there. We're gonna be prying open that center section there. So once you get that center section out, the bottom piece should follow. So there's one. Now where we have several more that we need to remove in that same process. Now with all of our fasteners removed, we should be able to remove the panel there. You do have a couple knobs in the bottom. You need to align it so we can pull it out, just like so. Now we'll go ahead and set this aside. Once we get that filler panel removed, behind here, we're gonna see we have a Torx screw attaching part of our fascia tab to the body of the vehicle. So we need to remove that. There's one on each side using a T30 Torx bit. Next, we need to come inside to our real well here. And on the bottom, we're gonna have two screws which we'll removed with an eight millimeter socket. One here, one here, and then we're gonna have two more plastic push pin fasteners above that, one here and one here. We need to do this on both sides. Now, if you don't have a handy little tool like this, you can actually get into the vehicle, started up and turn the wheel to give you more room to work. Next thing we're gonna do, we're gonna come underneath the front bumper here in front of the front wheel. We're gonna have our little mud flap section. It's held in place with three metal rivets. Now, in order to remove this, we have to drill out those three rivets using a 3/16 inch drill bit. And if you have a right angle drill bit driver, that's certainly gonna help with this. That's one, two, three. And then we have three more on the other side as well. So once you get the three rivets drilled out, this removes pretty easily. It just slides down and out like so. So the next thing we're gonna do is we're gonna be loosening this fender liner trim piece here. We're gonna be loosening the clips up to about this point here. We don't have to remove it completely. First things first, we're gonna take a trim panel tool. We're just gonna pry open the liner here from the inside, just like that. We can shove it back and pin it against the tire to give us more room to work. But then once we do that, we're actually gonna look in here and you're gonna see these white little clips. So we're gonna have one at the bottom here, one here. I believe there's one up here as well. So we actually needed to press those as we pull out on the fender liner there to release them. Sometimes you can do it by hand. Sometimes it requires a set of pliers. We're just gonna pull it while we're depressing it at the same time. If you have this plastic trim panel tool, you can get it in there to wedge it out. So that one's already loose. So now I'm just gonna pull it to release the outside clips. There we go. So we've got that one there. It looks like we have another one up here. So we're again gonna go ahead and pull out at the same time as we depress that clip. And there's another clip on the inside. We'll show you that in a second, but just take your time there, pull it out. Now, if we jump onto the other side, we can show you those other clips that we're holding it in place. So in addition to those little pushpin fasteners here, we have these clips on the outer edge. Now, normally you can just pull these out, but if they're giving you some trouble, you can sneak a trim panel tool in there and depress that section there to pull it out. But we've got it most of the way pulled back. I'm gonna reach up here. I'm gonna repeat that same process there for that other fastener we talked about. And then we'll just repeat that same process on the other side. So we reached up there and released that other fastener. And this is about what we're looking for in regards to how much we need to peel it away. And what I like to do is I just stick a piece of wadded up paper towel in there, and that helps it keep it away from the vehicle a little bit more so we don't damage it when we're taking off the bumper. I'm also gonna take some painter's tape and I'm gonna tape up these tabs because again, we don't want them scratching the paint on our bumper when we're removing it and installing it. So keep in mind if you guys break any of these clips, more than likely, you're gonna break those right there. And that's totally fine. Most of the time you can still re-secure the fender trim there without any noticeable issues, such as this coming off because we have several sets of clips. But most local auto parts stores will actually carry those clips. So you could easily just head into town, pick up some ones. There are just several different types. So make sure you get the one that's for a Jeep or for Chrysler products. But like I said, not a huge deal if you break a couple. I break them all the time. So just keep that in mind when you're re-securing the panel here. So now if we look back up here under the fender behind the plastic bumper cover, you are gonna see one bolt that go straight down like that. So we're gonna use a 10 millimeter socket. We're gonna get that out. If you don't have enough room to work, you can peel the fender liner back a little bit more, but it should still be visible from what we we're working with earlier. Go ahead and remove that. And then again, we have one on the other side we need to remove as well. Next, we're gonna come underneath the vehicle here with a 10 millimeter socket. You're gonna see four bolts here where these two panels meet. So we need to remove those. So now we're ready to start removing the bumper cover. Before we do that, we need to come to either side here, we're gonna take a flat blade screwdriver. We're gonna sneak it between those two panels like so, and pry out. And then we can take this edge of the fascia here and pull out to release the clips, just like that. So now that we have this side popped out, we're gonna carefully begin removing all the clips here along the bottom of the headlight, working our way to the other side of the vehicle. If you have someone over there to help you hold this, that's certainly gonna help as well. I believe we're gonna have some wires to disconnect because we do have a model with fog lights. So just make sure you keep that in mind. So yeah, it looks like over here on the driver's side, we do have a wiring harness to undo. So here's that wiring harness. We're gonna pull down on this yellow tab, like so. And then we're actually just gonna pull up on that red tab and it should just come right out. So once we have our bumper off, we're gonna come in here to our bumper support. What we're gonna do is we're gonna take a 15 millimeter socket. There's three bolts holding this on. We need to remove them. And then we're gonna have this little plastic nut here. That's not actually plastic, it is metal, but it just pulls off. So just keep that in mind. Then we can just pull this straight off. So ours is fighting us a little bit. So I'm just gonna take a trim panel tool and just pry that off like that and then we can just remove it. And again, we have one on the other side we need to remove. What we're gonna do next is we're also gonna be removing two bolts here for the bumper beam flange. So that same 15 millimeter socket, just gonna be removing the bottom ones. So now we're gonna take the driver's side base plate arm. It's clearly labeled driver. We're gonna set this into position on the vehicle. Now keep in mind, the instructions do note that on some models you need to hammer down that little standoff tab coming from the vehicle. Ours fit with the little oblong cutout there in the driver's side base plate arm, so we didn't have to do that. But now we can go ahead and secure it using the factory hardware. Those longer bolts with some Loctite on there. We'll just simply re-secure it in the same holes that we used to remove the old bracket. So just loosely thread those on, we won't be tightening them all the way down now. It looks like we have two other bolts here. Just make sure we don't forget our Loctite. So now that we have the three bolts in at the bottom here, we have two more at the top. So for these, we're actually not gonna be using the factory bolts. We're gonna be using these bolts here that come in your kit. And we're gonna be using the fender washer too. Not to be confused with just the regular flat washer. The fender washers are a little bit larger in diameter, and then a split lock washer. So what we're gonna do is place the lock washer over there, follow up with the fender washer, and then as always applies to Loctite. And then we can go ahead and insert that into the hole and just loosely secure it for now. So this one's a little tricky there because we have the bracing there on our base plate. So you may need to reach around to the other side like so, but we just need to get them started for now. And again, we have another hole there directly beside this one. So the one on the inside here, I can't quite fit my hand in there. So I'm gonna take a 17 millimeter socket with a 6-inch extension. And I'm gonna use that to guide the bolt in there and just tighten it loosely as best as we can. Yeah, so there we go. That worked pretty good. Just the 6-inch extension there and a short well socket. The deep well wouldn't work too well for that. There we have it. So the next thing we're gonna be doing is we're gonna be grabbing our flat rectangular plates that looked like this. Our 3/8 bolts are the very long ones that come in your kit and we're gonna use that same split lock washer and the actual flat washer. Not to be confused with that fender washer, which is a much larger diameter. So we're gonna assemble that like so. We're gonna take this flat plate here. We're gonna place it on top of the tube for our bumper there. You can see this is gonna line up with the tabs here on the bottom of the base plate. So what we're gonna do is we're gonna first apply some Loctite to the threads there on these bolts. Then we're gonna stick it down through that top hole. You may need to put it through there first. And then in turn, they should in theory, line up with the weld nut there on the hole for our base plate. So we can begin threading that in just like so. I think we've got some paint there 'cause our bolt isn't willing to thread freely. So I'm gonna go ahead and take that out there and try to clean out that paint as best you can 'cause I don't wanna risk stripping the threads on there. So I can already see down in there. There's quite a bit of paint on there, which isn't great. So just gonna clean that out as best as I can to get our bolt to thread in freely. So I don't have a tap handy. So what I went ahead and did is, I just went ahead and grabbed one of the 3/8 bolts that come in your kit there. I removed all our washers and everything. And I just started it by hand. So I know it was going incorrectly. You're gonna be doing that mostly by feel. And then it gets some resistance here. So now I'm gonna take a 9/16 inch socket. I'm just gonna begin tightening this down until the bolt goes all the way through the weld nut there. Then we'll come back with a wire brush there, some spray lubricant, and get all that residual paint out. I'm gonna go ahead and do this on both sides since I'm pretty sure it's gonna be an issue as well as our other base plate kit there, just to save us some headache. So I've got both of our holes cleaned out. Now we're gonna try this again. Take our bolt down through there and it should thread in much easier. Yeah, perfect. We'll get that one started. I don't wanna go too far. Take our other one here, split lock washer, flat washer, Loctite. And these are actually the two bolts we're gonna torque first here. So if you remember, we left all the other ones loose earlier because we need to draw the base plate up towards the bottom of the bumper beam before we start torquing those. So these will actually get torqued first. And you know what I think what we're gonna do is I'm gonna put both of those into that plate first. And then I should just be able to stick it through like this and rotate it down. Yeah, there we go. So we don't have a ton of room to get a ratchet in there. So we're just gonna use a box wrench now. You're gonna need a 9/16 inch. We're just gonna begin tightening both of these down. So please note that while we're tighten these bolts down, we wanna alternate back and forth because we wanna draw this plate down as evenly as possible. So we're gonna tighten a few turns here, switch to the other side, tightening it and just keep repeating that same process until both sides are snug. So now we'll switch over to our torque wrench here. Torque these down to spec. Again, alternating. We should have enough clearance now that we have the bolts snugged up. So they don't require a lot of torque. Once I get these top two tighten, we're gonna snug up our bolts on the bottom there and torque those to spec as well. It is a different size socket for those. And then once we get all these bolts torqued down, we're gonna repeat this same process on the other side for our other base plate arm. So we've got the base plate finished up on both sides here. Now we're gonna take our safety cables that come in your kit here. They look like this. One of your quick links. So we're gonna take one of the ends here. I'm just gonna shove it down through that little opening there on the other side. And they're both gonna come out at the bottom here. There should be a hole there on your base plate that we're gonna attach one of the quick links to, just like so. We'll place one into the cable through the link. The other end to the other side there, just like that. And now we'll just simply tighten this nut here. I'll tighten it by hand and I'll come back with a wrench and turn it in another quarter or so. So next thing we need to do, we need to come over to our bumper here. We're gonna flip it. So we have the backside. This is what we're gonna be working with. Now for starters, we're gonna be removing these little side pieces here and see the main grill mesh there. We have these little side cutouts. So we're gonna take a seven millimeter socket. We're gonna remove that nut there. And then we're gonna take some needle-nose pliers. From the ends here, you're gonna see these white clips. So we're just gonna depress those, then we should be able to pull them out. So in order to remove these little plastic clips here. We're just gonna press down there on the top section and we should be able to pull them the rest of the way out, just like that. We have a couple more here on the backside as well. There we go, and now this piece should pop out. So now we're gonna flip the bumper back over. You can see where those mesh inserts are. So we're gonna be trimming these out. Now I think we have to go a little bit more than just a little louvers here. So there's a line here on the inside. We're just gonna pretty much trace that as best as we can with our Dremel tool here. So let's go ahead and give that a try now. Go ahead and remove that section. So now that we have this out, what we're gonna do now is I wanna clean up all those rough edges there. So I think I'm gonna come back with these sanding bit that goes on your Dremel there. If you have a file or what works really good is a utility knife, just to clean up all those rough edges there. Once I do that, I'm gonna repeat the same process on the other side and I'm gonna test fit the bumper on the vehicle, make sure the base plate arms stick through there. They're not kitting on anything. If they are, then we'll obviously have to come back to trim a little bit more, but just play it by feel here to get this right cutout. So now we're ready to reinstall our bumper cover on the vehicle here. Keep in mind, if you've installed any additional accessories in the meantime, such as an electrical connector or breakaway switch, you may or may not need to do some additional trimming to the bumper at the mesh portion at the bottom to accommodate those additional accessories. With that being said, we'll go ahead and throw it on now. And that's gonna do it today for our look and installation of the Demco Tabless Base Plate Kit here on our 2021 Jeep Cherokee..


Customer Reviews

Demco Tabless Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms - DM9519338

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (138 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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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.




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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


Installation went well! The pictures in instructions are a bit hard to decipher! Using it in a few days. It is a replacement my last CR V 2003 was totalled in an accident had a Blue Ox before seems comparable!




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Review from a similar Tabless in Base Plates


I received the parts from etrailer much sooner than expected. They ship very fast.
Unfortunately some of the hardware was missing. The box arrived a little beat up. The bag the hardware came in was torn open. It seems that a few nuts and bolts were lost in transit. Since my shipment arrived on a Saturday, I did not wait until Monday to call for replacements. I went down to local HW store and bought what I needed. Fitment was excellent and installation went very smooth. I will continue to shop etrailer for all my towing needs.


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Sorry about the missing hardware! Customer Service will reach out.
Sierra K - 07/15/2022


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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


Was missing tab nuts had to make two trips to tractor supply to get new bolts and nuts.


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For the base plate the manufacturer recommends using the hardware that comes with the base plate. I will have our customer service team reach out to you so the hardware can be sent out.
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 09/13/2022


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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.


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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 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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Base Plate fit perfectly making an easy installation




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Great Item - Very heavy duty. Installation is being conducted at this point in time by Boubin Inc. Cedar Rapids Iowa.




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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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Installed it myself; no problems just takes I am sure more time than a trained mechanic; mostly being tooled for the job. As far as performance, great.




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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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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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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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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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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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Perfect information from your customer service person made installation a breeze. This is what all customer service should be like!




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Hard to find part reasonable price




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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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The baseplate installed easily. It looks great on the Jeep Wrangler. You have to know it has been installed in order to see it. see the photo




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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.


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Traveled with the TOAD 10k+ miles and had no issues. Everything working very well.
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