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Roadmaster Crossbar-Style Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms

Roadmaster Crossbar-Style Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms

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  • Removable Draw Bars
  • Twist Lock Attachment
Roadmaster base plates for your 2013 Honda Pilot are available from etrailer.com. Installation instructions and reviews for your Honda base plates. Expert service, and cheapest base plates price guarantee. etrailer.com carries a complete line of Roadmaster products. Order your Roadmaster Crossbar-Style Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms part number 521568-1 online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.


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2013 Honda Pilot - 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 Honda Pilot's frame to provide attachment points for your tow bar.


Features:

  • Hidden bracket design provides improved aesthetics compared with standard brackets
  • Drawbars are easily removable - just twist and pull
    • No pins or clips required
  • 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
  • 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.



52568-1 Road Master EZ 2 Base Plate Kit



521568-1 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details 521568-1 Installation instructions


Customer Reviews

Roadmaster Crossbar-Style Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms - 521568-1

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (356 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.

- RM-522014-4
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Review from a similar Roadmaster EZ4 in Base Plates


good product....light bracket did not fit bracket... and slots in bottom that fits tocar was not quite right 177107



- RM-521440-4
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Review from a similar Roadmaster EZ4 in Base Plates


The Base Plates are performing as expected, unfortunately chipping paint has plagued these Base Plates. This chipping paint has occurred along both of the leading edge of where the tow bar mounts. This has not been caused from abuse/misuse, it started happening soon after began using. Should not have happened so soon. 710582



- RM-522014-4
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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


Comments

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

Lloyd - 04/19/2016

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- RM-524443-4
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Review from a similar Roadmaster EZ4 in Base Plates


Installed it myself on a 2017 Ford Focus. Watched a few videos on how to pull front bumper and install mount. The hardest part was making the holes in the steel front bumper. I like the fact I can remove the outside mounts that the hitch mounts to. I’ve pulled the car about 5,000 miles behind the rv with no problems. 698216



- RM-521448-4
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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



- RM-523182-4
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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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- RM-523182-4
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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



- RM-521448-4
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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



- RM-521567-4
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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



- RM-523182-4
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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



- RM-523182-4
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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



- RM-523160-4
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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



- RM-521559-4
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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



- RM-523184-4
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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



- RM-521448-4
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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



- RM-521424-4
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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


Comments

Its going great

Neal - 03/20/2019

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- RM-521448-4
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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


Comments

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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- RM-523182-4
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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



- RM-521567-4
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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



- RM-521447-4
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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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- RM-521567-4
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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



- RM-521424-4
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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



- RM-521559-4
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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



- RM-523162-4
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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
$41.30
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

Comments

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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- RM-521440-4
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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


Comments

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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- RM-522114-4
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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


Comments

Worked fine, have since sold vehicle

Alan - 03/23/2018

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- RM-523182-4
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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



- RM-523182-4
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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


Comments

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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- RM-521448-4
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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



- RM-521448-4
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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



- RM-521448-4
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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


Comments

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

Jeffrey - 10/29/2018

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- RM-521559-4
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Review from a similar Roadmaster EZ4 in Base Plates


This hitch installed on our 2007 CRV easily and has worked great over the past year. Installation was completed by myself with no other hands. I did block up one side of the hitch with wood to the approximate height to aid in mounting the other side. Vehicle back end was raised via car ramps. All mounting holes lined up fine. The associated brake & tail light wiring kit made wiring easy as well. 717471



- RM-523162-4
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Review from a similar Roadmaster EZ4 in Base Plates


Everything fit perfectly. What a joy to use. Nice clean install. 716993



- RM-521450-4
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Review from a similar Roadmaster EZ4 in Base Plates


Excellent product, installed like a dre am. 715376



- RM-523198-4
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Review from a similar Roadmaster EZ4 in Base Plates


Customer service is 100 percent. Olivia knew about everything I needed and reminded me of something I forgot I needed. She shipped my parts overnight and they were on my porch first thing this morning. I will ALWAYS recommend e-trailer to anyone that ask. 715091



- RM-521451-4
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Review from a similar Roadmaster EZ4 in Base Plates


Installed the RM-521451-4 on my 2019 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk. Did it myself. Has been working great. Highly recommend. 714127



- RM-523160-4
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Review from a similar Roadmaster EZ4 in Base Plates


Product arrived on time but was a lot harder to put on than shown on the video. I almost have it done but very hard for an old man. (80) 711957



- RM-521571-4
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Review from a similar Roadmaster EZ4 in Base Plates


Same as with the review of the wiring harness, this was done at a trusted repair shop. I took it there, as I had run out of time to do it at home. I am glad I did. It can be done at home, but it was a much bigger job than I or my trusted mechanic friend had expected. He did an excellent job with the advantage of a lift, a shop full of tools, and a lot of mechanical experience. Now that it is in and has 1,000+ miles on it, it is a really nice set up. 711939



- RM-521423-4
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Review from a similar Roadmaster EZ4 in Base Plates


Easy to install and use, no complaints at all I will definitely be shopping at Etrailer again 711493



- RM-523162-4
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Review from a similar Roadmaster EZ4 in Base Plates


Base plate was exactly as described and fit very well. Also very fast shipping. Thanks etrailer. 714432



- RM-523182-4
by:

Review from a similar Roadmaster EZ4 in Base Plates


Product arrived and was complete. All parts fit. So far so good. 706387



- RM-522114-4
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Review from a similar Roadmaster EZ4 in Base Plates


What can I say...but WOW. We have been towing our 2014 Kia Soul for the past year with absolutely no issues with our towing system. I highly recommend to those who are looking for an affordable towing system to buy the Roadmaster Falcon 2. I'm looking forward to many more miles of use, 707029



- RM-523186-4
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Review from a similar Roadmaster EZ4 in Base Plates


I bought this from etrailer for my 2017 Malibu. I went to etrailer's home office in Missouri and they installed it for free. This is something worth money as I have installed one of these in my old malibu and it is a major job for a rookie. They allowed me to stay in their business parking lot in my motor over night while they installed. These people are great people to work with and very helpful and reasonably priced. I have bought many items from them in the past and will continue in the future. Thanks!!! 703084



- RM-521567-4
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Review from a similar Roadmaster EZ4 in Base Plates


Great service, quick shipping, professional all the way 698951



- RM-521567-4
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Review from a similar Roadmaster EZ4 in Base Plates


tow set up for our CRV installed nicely easy connect and disconnect .Love the all terrain hitch towbar assembly can hook the car up all by myself now 699838



- RM-523182-4
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Review from a similar Roadmaster EZ4 in Base Plates


The product was as advertised. I haven't had it installed. I am pleased with the items and the speed at which they arrived. 699308



- RM-521448-4
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Review from a similar Roadmaster EZ4 in Base Plates


Easy install, works perfectly!! 696498



- RM-521450-4
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Review from a similar Roadmaster EZ4 in Base Plates


Install took about 45 mins Haven’t used the trailer yet YouTube video helped 696586



- RM-521451-4
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Review from a similar Roadmaster EZ4 in Base Plates


This is the adapter kit i needed for my 2019 Jeep Cherokee to flat tow it behind my Class A Motorhome. At the time I first ordered this kit the factory still had to finish the design process as we had purchased the Jeep when it came out in 2018. It took about 6 weeks for the factory to call me to say it was done and could be ordered. My RV mechanic installed it and it went very well according to him. I towed the Jeep this weekend and it worked flawlessly. It replaces the tow hooks on the front of the Jeep. Everything arrived very quickly and in perfect order from eTrailer. 694234



- RM-524431-4
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Review from a similar Roadmaster EZ4 in Base Plates


The product was easy to install. Work as advertised. Great Quality! 689938


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