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Roadmaster Crossbar-Style Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms

Roadmaster Crossbar-Style Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms

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2016 Ford F-150 - Roadmaster Crossbar-Style Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms

Roadmaster's crossbar-style brackets are virtually invisible, easy to mount and simple to remove. Brackets install on your Ford F-150's frame to provide attachment points for your tow bar.


Features:

  • Hidden bracket design provides improved aesthetics compared with standard brackets
    • Crossbar-style brackets sit far back for a supremely clean look
  • Drawbars attach and remove quickly and easily
    • Arms click to lock in place in brackets
    • Built-in pull rings let you unlock arms so you can twist and remove them
  • Computer-cut, all-steel construction provides exceptional strength
  • Black powder coat finish is durable and corrosion resistant
  • Simple installation - no welding required
    • Custom base plates ensure a perfect fit for your vehicle
  • Integrated mounting points let you easily attach an electrical connector plug or bracket (sold separately)
  • Compatible with Quick Disconnects and all Roadmaster tow bars
  • Instructions and mounting hardware included
  • Made in the USA


The drawbars, or front arms, on the crossbar-style series base plate kit are supremely easy to mount and remove. Just insert them into the brackets and twist to lock them in place. To remove, simply twist the arms back and pull them out. Once the drawbars have been removed, the remaining brackets are virtually invisible. On most automobiles, the brackets are mounted within the grille, where they remain not only unseen, but protected from scrapes and scuffs, as well.



524431-4 Roadmaster EZ4 Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms

Replaces 4431-1A Roadmaster XL Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms



RM-524431-4 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details RM-524431-4 Installation instructions

Video of Roadmaster Crossbar-Style 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 Roadmaster EZ4 Base Plate Kit Installation - 2017 Ford F-150

Speaker 1: Today on our 2017 Ford F150 we'll be having a look at and showing you how to install the Roadmaster EZ4 base plate kit with removable arms, part number RM-524431-4. Here's what our base plate looks like installed.What's great about this base plate is with removable arms out you don't have to worry about anything sticking out passed the bumper of your truck giving you a nice clean look. These are direct replacements for your factory tow hooks. When we do want to flat tow we can take our removable arm, stick it in, and rotate it until the pin locks it into place. The other side is the exact same way. Now what's great about this base plate compared to other options on the market is that this will work with quick disconnects and every tow bar that Roadmaster offers.Now off to the side of our removable arm we have an attachment point for our safety cables.

You can simply clip onto that and secure your quick link depending on the style of cables that you have. Now when you have arrived at your destination and you've unhooked from your motor home when you want to remove your arm to have a nice, clean look back on your truck again you simply pull this ring out here, twist your arm 90 degrees, and it pulls right out.Now that we've gone over some features we'll show you how to get it installed. To begin our install we'll be starting off on the lower portion of our bumper where our tow hooks are. We will now grab this rubber sleeve that's around the tow hook and pull it towards us. You may need to use a plastic trim panel tool to help get it out.

Now once we have the bottom section cleared here we can pull back on it and we'll gain access to the bolts for our tow underneath.Underneath we'll find two 15 millimeter bolts that we need to remove. Once we have the back one loosened a little bit we can grab our tow hook, slide it off the bolt head, and pull it up, we'll still need to remove the bolt completely. We can now grab our rubber surround and pull it out of the vehicle. Now we'll take our nut plate out, you can see the threads for the nuts that our tow hook was bolted too, you can reach inside the frame, if you need to you can use a flat head screwdriver or another pointed device to grab it and we'll take it out. Now we'll repeat the same process for the other side.Now that we have our tow hooks removed on both sides for eco boost models such as this one we have two 13 millimeter bolts that hold our bottom intercooler bracket in place, we need to remove these bolts.

Take the bracket down and we can let the intercooler hang. Now we'll be working in this area here. Underneath where our brace was that held our intercooler in we have two square holes. We'll go through the forward one with our handle nut and we'll line this up with the front hole where our tow hook was right here.Now we'll take our long half inch diameter bolt, one of our lock washers, and from this point forward every bolt that we're using will get red Loctite on it. Now we'll take one end of our base plate, our two hole spacer block, we'll set it on top, we'll run our bolt through the bottom going through the forward hole and we will bolt this into our handle nut.

We'll raise this up through our tow hook opening and we'll run the bolt into the handle nut. Get it started a few turns and it'll support itself. Now we'll take another one of our handle nuts and we'll repeat the same process to line it up with the back hole in our base plate.Now for the back bolt we'll use one of our short half inch bolts and a washer, make sure we put our Loctite on, now we can thread this into our handle nut. Now that we have both bolts started we can snug them down using a three-quarter inch socket. Now we'll torque those bolts to the amount specified in the instructions.Now on the side of our base plate on the outside of our frame we see a hole, we'll use this hole as a guide to drill a small pilot hole through the outside edge of our frame. We will now enlarge that pilot hole to a half inch in diameter, I'm gonna use a step bit for this because I find it to be the fastest way and the step bit is quite a bit shorter than a typical half inch long drill bit, makes it easier to fit.Now we have one of our short, half inch bolts, a lock washer, this will go through our base plate and sandwich between our base plate and our frame will have this spacer, it'll go through that and then inside the frame we'll have another handle nut. Now we'll take our big handle nut and we'll go through the hole, line it up with our bolt, we line it up with our bolt, and then we'll thread the bolt into the handle nut. Now on this particular application we will be reusing the existing hardware because there was a weld nut on the backside where the factory bolt went into and the bolts that come with our kit are a different thread pitch. With this bolt started we can now tighten it and we'll torque it to the amount specified in the instructions.With all of our hardware now torqued down we can grab the end of our handle nuts and break them off, just rock them back and forth and they will eventually snap. We'll do the same for all of our handle nuts. Now we'll reinstall the bracket that holds our intercooler in place. This is the breakaway switch bracket that comes with our base plate, if you're gonna be using a breakaway switch for a towed vehicle braking system you can attach it to this. You can see we already did that for ours and then we can use this to attach it to our grill opening here, it'll screw in to the metal bumper support with provided self tapping screws. We went ahead and repeated the same process for our electrical connector mounting bracket and attached it to our bumper beam using the provided hardware.That completes our look at and showing you how to install the Roadmaster EZ4 base plate kit with removable arms, part number RM-524431-4 on this 2017 Ford F150.


Customer Reviews

Roadmaster Crossbar-Style Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms - RM-524431-4

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (321 Customer Reviews)

Roadmaster's crossbar-style brackets are virtually invisible, easy to mount and simple to remove. Brackets install on your vehicle's frame to provide attachment points for your tow bar.

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2017 Ford F-150

I made a mistake and ordered the wrong part. The staff at customer service was very helpful, and I reordered and returned the wrong purchase without incident. I would definitely recommend etrailer for all your towing needs. 408058



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Too about 4 hours total to install. All materials and parts were included. Would highly recommend to anyone looking to flat tow a vehicle. 629355



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Roadmaster

Great product from Roadmaster and etrailer.com. The package was packed wonderfully. Highly recommend etrailer.com for towing needs! 597840



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This product is excellent the fitment is perfect the installation was very Easy I would recommend to all. 563970



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2015 Ford F-150

great product, instructions were easy to follow, istallation went well about 2 hours. 493251



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2013 Ford F-150

Very straight forward installation on 2013 F150 King Ranch EcoBoost. Easy to follow instructions. 451775



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Review from a similar Roadmaster EZ4 in Base Plates


All was delivered and I have installed it. Only thing wrong with the RM-521448-4 Roadmaster Crossbar-Style base plate kit was that one of the 1-*1/2" x 3"threaded backing plate would not tighten down. Had to toss it and put in heavy duty washer and Nut and tighten it down. Otherwise great product and easy to install. 658514



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Review from a similar Roadmaster EZ4 in Base Plates


Great product with good directions to peel back the "plastic" front end parts to reach where they mount. Plus etrailer staff backup to answer any questions that may come up. 429596



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Review from a similar Roadmaster EZ4 in Base Plates


Bought the base plate for my new 2016 GMC Canyon. Installed it myself, went real well. 316743


Comments

Great, no issues

Wayne R - 11/15/2017

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Review from a similar Roadmaster EZ4 in Base Plates


well I finally put my tow bar base plate on. I'm 82 years old so I had my doubts as to weather I could do this so I checked out a location that could have one this job for me but they wanted a hundred and fifteen dollars an hour labor so I said to hell with that . I looked at the directions that you sent with the Base Plate and said to myself, I can do this. Well I did it. Your instructions were dead on and I had no problem at all, In fact I hade a little fun doing it. Thanks a lot It's going to be great. 486722


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Its going great

Neal - 03/20/2019

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Review from a similar Roadmaster EZ4 in Base Plates


I’ve towed my Jeep Wrangler, using this base plate and Roadmaster Falcon 2 tow bar, over 5000 miles and it has performed flawlessly. 572901



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Review from a similar Roadmaster EZ4 in Base Plates


This was my 4th install of a RM base plate. Armed with several variants of written and video instructions we carefully started disassembling a new truck... Like the others base plates, everything fit. I have a 2018 GMC Canyon Denali 4x4 and the instructions were for a Chevy Colorado/Canyon/ZR2 and were off a bit. The GMC Denali install seems to be closer to the Chevy ZR2. In a few cases the trim fasteners and locations differed but all in all, reasonably similiar. Some differences: I did not have to remove the air dam. The fascia was notched at the bottom. Criticism: The width of vertical receiver plate introduced a gap between the 45 degree bumper core end brace and the truck frame. I might weld or bolt a shim to compensate. 579349



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Review from a similar Roadmaster EZ4 in Base Plates


I have ordered many products from etrailer and their customer service is 12 on a scale of 1 to 10. I ordered my products on the weekend and they were delivered on a Wed. I also later found cheaper prices on a few of the items and submitted the info for the 110% lower price guarantee and received the refund within a few hours. These folks are just plain great! 450640



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Review from a similar Roadmaster EZ4 in Base Plates


I installed the trailer hitch first and it was quite simple, total time about 1 hour. Next I installed the EZ4 base plate kit on our 2017 GMC Terrain, a little bit more difficult, but the step by step video made the whole process much simpler, in fact, I kept my laptop in the garage while I was doing the installation and stopped/started as it did the work. I can't thank you enough for the video clips, they are a tremendous help. We will be leaving in a week or so, can't wait to try it out. 515670



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Review from a similar Roadmaster EZ4 in Base Plates


The instructions were good and the passenger side of the base plate fit perfectly, but the driver's side did not. Had to 'drill out' the holes on the top and the inside, because the pre drilled holes we off about 1/8 inch. This misfit resulted in a lot longer to complete the project. 58787



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Review from a similar Roadmaster EZ4 in Base Plates


Received product in very quickly. My son & I installed it on 2015 Equinox only took about 2 & a half hour with no problems. Great directions & videos. 474667



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Review from a similar Roadmaster EZ4 in Base Plates


I purchased this EZ4 base plate to work in conjunction with the Falcon2 tow bar. It fit perfectly on my Wrangler Unlimited, and is tucked mostly out of site when not used. The two baseplate arms bolted to the cross bar of the Falcon2 are easily removed and stored away when not in use. Installation because of the weight and tight fit to the Wrangler frame, was found to be much easier with two people. 554274



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Review from a similar Roadmaster EZ4 in Base Plates


What a great company to do business with. I was going to have my Son do the install but with the help from the Pro’s at etrailers I did it my self with no problem. I take my Hat off to, Michael H, Nicole, and Amy who gave me advice and answered all my questions. Thanks again 59196



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Review from a similar Roadmaster EZ4 in Base Plates


THE SALES PEOPLE @ ETRAILE ARE GREAT TO WORK WITH. THE SUPPORT I NEEDED TO INSTALL THE BASE PLATES WAS OUTSTANDING. THANK YOU, DOUG. 109509


Comments

Doug, just purchased a 2014 Cadillac srx 4 looking for base plates which you have. Now I have a roadmaster falcon tow bar that I tow my jeep wrangler with, will I have to change anything besides the new base plates to tow the SRX ???

-- comment by: Henry R - 06/05/2014

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I have checked with our contacts at Roadmaster and in addition to the EZ Base Plate kit that is confirmed as a fit for your 2014 Cadillac SRX, you will need a set of the Quick disconnect plates # RM-222
Roadmaster Tow Bar Quick Disconnects - Car Side Only
$44.95
to connect with your Falcon Tow Bar. These will mount to your Cadillac base plate and will connect to your Falcon Tow Bar crossbar. These quick disconnects will allow you to easily change from towing your Jeep to your Cadillac. In addition to your tow bar and base plates, please make sure that you have all the necessary components needed for a complete flat towing system for your Cadillac like: safety cables, lighting, and supplemental braking. Depending on how you have things set up for your Jeep you maybe able to transfer all of these components to your Cadillac.

-- Rachael H - 6/9/2014

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You would not even know that the car was behind our motorhome. I am very pleased with the help I received. Thank you, Doug.

DOUG - 12/08/2014

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Review from a similar Roadmaster EZ4 in Base Plates


Product is high quality. George J kept me informed of the progress of my order my order was easy to track. I am very pleased with my purchase at an excellent price. Thank you etrailer for your excellent service and dependability 355612



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Review from a similar Roadmaster EZ4 in Base Plates


Extremely fast shipping, ordered on Sunday, received the base plates and other parts on Tuesday. (MO to NW Chicagoland) . This was the free shipping option. Thank you Etrailer. 202365


Comments

Your towing brackets,self installed have been working A OK for about 3000 towing miles on my 2015 Cherokee. I like them very much and they are build solid.

Siegfried D - 06/09/2016

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Review from a similar Roadmaster EZ4 in Base Plates


Works very well on my 2012 Honda CRV. However, the wiring holder is obtrusive so I cut it off and used an alternative mounting method fo the wiring. Medium difficulty to install, but if you're handy and have the correct tools, it takes a couple of hours or so. Be sure to also buy the rubber inserts for looks and protection when not being towed. 334883



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Review from a similar Roadmaster EZ4 in Base Plates


2014 FIAT 500L Trekking. Shipping was pretty good... received product in 9 days. Kit includes removable arms. Good Instructions. We had never installed anything requiring body removal. Overall the installation took us 4 hrs. Someone familiar with bodywork could shave an hour or 2 off the job. We took some time carefully working the base plate around the AC tubing. Overall it was easier to install than I expected and looks great. 186478


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We have towed the FIAT 10K miles with no problems. Working good for us.

Lloyd - 04/19/2016

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Review from a similar Roadmaster EZ4 in Base Plates


Called other supplier who wasn't aware of Roadmaster EZ4 Base Plate Kit. Went to etrailer.com and immediately found the Roadmaster EZ4 base plate listed on the etrailer.com web site. Called etrailer to confirm. Customer service representative was very courteous and knowledgeable of Roadmaster products. Placed order and received it promptly. 144060



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Review from a similar Roadmaster EZ4 in Base Plates


This base plate bolted up quickly to my 1997 Jeep TJ. Instructions were simple and truly made it easy. No problems after a year of installation, close to 4000 miles of towing. 573476



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Review from a similar Roadmaster EZ4 in Base Plates


Product installed easily hardest part was finding drill sharp enough to drill holes. Took about 4 hrs at a 75 year olds pace. Looks nice and fit my existing tow bar with no problems. You may want to remind buyers they need a plastic pop rivet tool, not easy to find in local auto stores. I took advantage of my friend who owns a body shop, it took 2 minutes. 444111


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Still towing my car works great. Very satisfied only problem I had was my wife panicked when she saw front of car on lawn while I installed brackets.

Bill F - 10/19/2018

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Review from a similar Roadmaster EZ4 in Base Plates


Excellent service and product. Purchased a tow bar bracket for a new Kia Soul. The instructions were easy to follow and the bar fit the car without having to modify anything...I have towed the car several times, and the connection to the tow bar is easy... 357476


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Worked fine, have since sold vehicle

Alan - 03/23/2018

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Review from a similar Roadmaster EZ4 in Base Plates


We purchased this item on a Friday and it went on sale on Sunday. This company is excellent to deal with. They credited my account within an hour. Thank you etrailer! 574770



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Review from a similar Roadmaster EZ4 in Base Plates


Great product for my 2014 Wrangler. Good materials, solid attachment to vehicle, and looks good. The e trailer installation video was great for assisting installation. Made the install much quicker and easier. The most difficult procedure for me was disconnecting the wiring harness on the back of the bumper. An old tack puller (or tool of similar design) would have been great for leveraging the pins out of their holes. Cutting the air dam was a slow process to ensure I didn't cut too much. A paper template to mark where to cut the air dam would make this process much simpler. Again, I can't emphasize enough how great the installation video was for making the steps easier. 126011


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This item works great. Have towed about 4500 miles using it. I couldnt be happier with the results.

Bob T - 04/20/2015

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Review from a similar Roadmaster EZ4 in Base Plates


Installed this base plate on my 2007 CR-V today. Instructions were clear and very helpful. Had to drill out two holes through frame to install longer bolts. Only caution here is when trying to torque these two bolts , the hollow frame channel will begin to deform before torque spec is reached. Hope the Loctite holds! 470677



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Review from a similar Roadmaster EZ4 in Base Plates


Purchased a Stowmaster baseplate for my 2009 Honda CRV. The quality construction and welding on this base plate is superior! The engineering was excellent and the assembly fit perfectly! The installation instructions were very detailed and the color photos made the project easy and straight-forward! Installation took about 2 hours but was not difficult. Shipping was on time and quick! Highly Recommend etrailer!!!! 491174



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Review from a similar Roadmaster EZ4 in Base Plates


I received the RM-521567-4 very quickly with free shipping. I watched the Base Plate Kit video several times before I started the install. I Drove my CR-V upon a set of ramps and started tearing the front end off. Actually it was easier than I thought after watching and listing to the video. The only hard part was drilling the 1/2 inch hole in the sub-frame of the car. I did not have to trim the vertical frame bolts off as shown in the video in my 2013 CR-V. It took me 5 hours to install the Kit on my Honda. I have installed the base plate kit on my 2 previous TOADS, but I think If you can use a few tools this is not a very difficult job. Watch the video for taking the fascia and grill off it's a little tricky, but it snaps right off and back on just like the video. Pay attention where the plastic trim clips go back in the front and fender well. This new version (-4) with the twist on and off base plates is better than the older version (-1) I had before. It is much easier to put on and off the car for towing. My CR-V is black so with the plates off you can barely see the receivers. Great product! 207980



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Review from a similar Roadmaster EZ4 in Base Plates


Bought this product from etrailer with free shipping it was cheaper than I could get in town.. The baseplates are perfect for our 2014 Jeep Wrangler and our stowmaster 5000 tow bar. The unit is built to last with heavy steel plate and nice welds. Installation is pretty easy, you just have to remove the plastic air dam, and trim it up. Etrailer has a great video going over the install. I am pretty picky, and I didn't care for the way Roadmaster has you cut the air dam. If you take your time and look at photos of the way they cut it when you have your air dam off you can make it look much better. I have enclosed pictures of my install so you can see the difference. I am very happy with the ez-4 baseplates and etrailer 365012



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Review from a similar Roadmaster EZ4 in Base Plates


The units went on my Chevy truck great and they work well the only problem is I can't take off my tow bar unless I unbolt it from the base plates so I have to leave the unit on all the time. It would take 4 bolts to remove . Then I could unlock the base plates and turn them in order to remove them. 443465


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The base plates they are working fine I dont remove them they stay on all the time it has been 2 years now the tow bar that I use is bolted on so I would have to remove them to get the s out I should do this some time so they dont rust in place but real nice right now .

Jim L - 10/18/2018

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Review from a similar Roadmaster EZ4 in Base Plates


etrailer service was great. Received my Roadmaster base plate in 3 days. The directions from Roadmaster were fair, but etrailer's video was excellent. I had trouble mounting my base plate as the space between the two baseplate ends were too tight. I needed to use a floor jack and bottle jack to get it on. Once it was in position everything went together fine. I trimmed the Jeep' air dam differently keeping the ends that Roadmaster wants you to cut off. I think it looks better. I also had to modify the center cut in the air dam to accommodate the breakaway switch I have. 447255


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Base plate has been working out great. Easy putting on and taking off.

Jeffrey - 10/29/2018

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Review from a similar Roadmaster EZ4 in Base Plates


This company has provided the best customer service and support I have had since the 60's Thank you all at etrailer Kevin 575189



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Review from a similar Roadmaster EZ4 in Base Plates


Great product...Good fit and appearence. The installation instructions were FAIR at best. There are alot of missing steps in the instruction sheet, so if you are not talented with tools let a professional tackle this job. Also if you are going to install these brackets yourself, I suggest that you raise the vehicle up on jack-stands or up on a lift. I did this install while all 4 tires were on the floor and it was very difficult to reach some of the bolts in order to tighten them. The most difficult part of this install is placing the front bumper back to it's original position. It can be done, but it is best to have a helper...you will have to apply some force!! Take your time and test fit everything, hope this helps. Ken 97822



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Review from a similar Roadmaster EZ4 in Base Plates


I received the RM-521567-4 very quickly with free shipping. I watched the Base Plate Kit video several times before I started the install. I Drove my CR-V upon a set of ramps and started tearing the front end off. Actually it was easier than I thought after watching and listing to the video. The only hard part was drilling the 1/2 inch hole in the sub-frame of the car. I did not have to trim the vertical frame bolts off as shown in the video in my 2013 CR-V. It took me 5 hours to install the Kit on my Honda. I have installed the base plate kit on my 2 previous TOADS, but I think If you can use a few tools this is not a very difficult job. Watch the video for taking the fascia and grill off it's a little tricky, but it snaps right off and back on just like the video. Pay attention where the plastic trim clips go back in the front and fender well. This new version (-4) with the twist on and off base plates is better than the older version (-1) I had before. It is much easier to put on and off the car for towing. My CR-V is black so with the plates off you can barely see the receivers. Great product! 207276



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Review from a similar Roadmaster EZ4 in Base Plates


This is an nice unit and the instruction included were spot on. It is very scary to rip the front end of your toad off to install a tow kit. But, nothing went wrong and the parts are great. Should be easy to remove and install when needed. One improvement would be a better way to cut out the two grill parts for the tow extensions. I finally toss the originals and left open holes. It looks find. And bought new closures for the time that I decide to change the rig. If Road Master had produced a templant, I might have had something that I would have used. as it was, I screwed up the closure too much to use. 419521


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they work great. I changed to a 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee and had the dealer switch over. Still work perfectly. Using them again in Oct.

Steve F - 08/15/2018

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Review from a similar Roadmaster EZ4 in Base Plates


Fit well. Videos were very helpful. Medium skill level required to install. Some modification of body parts required. 660301



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Review from a similar Roadmaster EZ4 in Base Plates


I am not quick to review a product, it's been over a year since I purchased and install this hitch. After using this for a year, I found this to be excellent. Absolutely no problems. My wife and I installed it with no problems at all,,, easy to do. The videos was detailed, letting feel comfortable in doing the job. Sadly, selling the vehicle,, now we don't have it any longer. However,,, With our new vehicle, I am again going to purchase from this same company. This fit our 2004 Jeep Wrangler X 658388



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Review from a similar Roadmaster EZ4 in Base Plates


Very easy and simple Installation, Bolt on and couple drills, Very strong and it's not sticking out up front, it's actually hidden. I Liked very much and that's why I bought second one. And looking to by another one in the close future. Good Job Guys. 654223



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Review from a similar Roadmaster EZ4 in Base Plates


Works like a charm. 652434



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Review from a similar Roadmaster EZ4 in Base Plates


Fit perfectly. 651801



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Review from a similar Roadmaster EZ4 in Base Plates


THE PRODUCT WAS AS ADVERISED. THE FIT WAS GOOD AND THE INSTRUCTIONS WERE FIRLY THOUROUGH. I INSTALLED THE BASEPLATE MYSELF, ALTHOUGH I AM A BODY SHOP OWNER OF NEARLY 40 YERARS AND HAD EVERYTHING NEEDE TO DO THE INSTALL IT WAS STRIGHT FORWARD. 642721



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Review from a similar Roadmaster EZ4 in Base Plates


Easy installation and simple quick disconnect feature is very handy. 641429



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Review from a similar Roadmaster EZ4 in Base Plates


Fit perfectly. Installation easier then I expected. Snapping the front bumper facia from my 2019 Jeep Cherokee a little more difficult then the instructions would have you believe. Takes some effort to pop it away from the vehicle. That is the only snag. 639337



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Delivery was excellent and extremely quick. Arrived in great shape within a couple of days after order and I ordered it late in the day. The website video was great because it showed exactly what was involved and how to do it. I asked questions and got prompt answers. Have not installed yet but after I do will share pictures of installation of unit on 2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. This is the third unit I have ordered from these fine people, all with excellent results. If need be will order future needs from them. 633423



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We have been RVing since 1986. When we started towing a car we have used only Roadmaster Tow Bars and baseplates. 633278



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product is excellent very easy to install install in my driveway in about 6-8 hours over two day period .all bolts and hardware matched up and fit properly . used three times with all good results .excellent install video .watched two or three times to get everything right . 628615


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