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Demco Classic Base Plate Kit - Fixed Arms

Demco Classic Base Plate Kit - Fixed Arms

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2009 Lincoln MKX - Demco Classic Base Plate Kit - Fixed Arms

  • Fixed Drawbars
  • Demco

This custom-fit base plate kit lets you hook up your tow bar to your Lincoln MKX. No external crossbar means that only the base plate tabs are visible. Simple bolt-on installation with included hardware.


Features:

  • Custom-fit base plates provide attachment points for your tow bar
  • Hidden reinforcement means that less of the bracket shows
    • No crossbar support beam or large, protruding brackets
    • Tab covers provide a clean look for your car
  • 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 tow bars
    • Adaptable for use with tow bars from other manufacturers (adapters sold separately)
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

  • Distance between brackets: 24-3/4"
  • Bracket height: 18-3/4"
  • 1-Year limited warranty


Tab Covers

Demco Pull Ear Cover

When you're not towing, the included tab covers provide a clean look for your car by covering the protruding brackets. They also keep dirt and debris out of the base plate tabs, and even act as a shin guard to help cusion the blow if you walk into the base plate tabs. These high-density polyethylene covers easily snap into place over each pull point when your tow bar is not attached.


Tow Bar Adapters

If you have a tow bar from a different manufacturer, an adapter may be available. Demco makes adapters for use with other manufacturer's tow bars so that you don't have to go through the added hassle and expense of replacing your tow bar when outfitting your new towed car with base plates.


Demco Base Plate Adapters

Type of Tow Bar Use Adapter
Roadmaster Eagle and Eagle 8000 DM9523014
Reese Tow Champ and Valley Industries DM9523015
Roadmaster Falcon 5250 DM9523023
Roadmaster Tracker, Falcon 2, Falcon All Terrain, Blackhawk, Blackhawk All Terrain, and Sterling tow bars with serial numbers up to 14,500 DM9523036
Roadmaster Sterling All Terrain and Sterling tow bars with serial numbers above 14,501 DM9523062



9518240 Demco RV Classic Baseplates

Installation Details DM9518240 Installation instructions


Customer Reviews

Demco Classic Base Plate Kit - Fixed Arms - DM9518240

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (113 Customer Reviews)

This custom-fit base plate kit lets you hook up your tow bar to your vehicle. No external crossbar means that only the base plate tabs are visible. Simple bolt-on installation with included hardware.

- DM9518137
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Review from a similar Classic in Base Plates


Fast delivery and great price. Replaced an old Roadmaster baseplate (which was a shin-getter) for my Saturn Vue, with a Demco baseplate. Fits perfect! New baseplate is barely exposed to my shins. Directions were very clear, and I installed it in about 2 hours. It even came with the thread lock required. etrailer communicated every step of my shipment, even following up after delivery.



- DM9518310
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Review from a similar Classic in Base Plates


Great service - ordered Sunday night, delivered Wednesday lunch time, installed Wednesday afternoon. Excellent information, instructions - took about 4 hours, had to file 2 bolt holes a slight bit, but the fit was very good. I am very happy with the baseplate and would recommend it to anyone. Before and after pictures attached.


Comments
After a year, baseplate works great. Changed tow bar to a non-ball type. No baseplate connection issues.
Marcus P - 08/29/2020


- DM9517335
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Review from a similar Classic in Base Plates


Received on time and installed as directed. I'm 78 and only had one problem, that of having to bend down a tab on the vehicle frame. Had to go buy a punch. However, the left base plate front holes for the tow bar attaching pin was not in alignment. The pin would not go through. Contacted etrailer and received a replacement in no time. Removed the bad one and reinstalled the new one. Then took the vehicle to my hitch guy for brake wiring. He double checked my work and said everything was in great order and a good fit. With the virus lockdown, I have not towed other than home from getting the brakes set up. But that worked ok.



- DM9518312
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Review from a similar Classic in Base Plates


I purchased this with the intent of having my local RV repair shop install it for me. I was curious about how it was installed so I read the directions and thought, this doesn’t look that hard. I was right. The directions were clear and accurate and in a little over two hours I was closing the hood on a finished install. Quality all the way around and really fast shipping. Three days after placing my order it was delivered.


Comments
I have had this in operation for a year now and I am still just as happy as I was the first day. Great product.
Michael N - 07/08/2020


- DM9518248
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Review from a similar Classic in Base Plates


Ordered the Demco baseplate for a Jeep Patriot setup. Install was relatively straight forward, however, alignment was off on a few bolt holes. Once these holes were drilled out to a larger size, install went on rather smoothly. First trip was a success at 620 miles roundtrip.



- DM9517335
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Review from a similar Classic in Base Plates


After reviewing the top name brands for tow bars I was really exited first with Roadmaster's pin style base plate connectors, but when I realized that it would require cutting and possibly drilling I took a second look and decided to install the Demco base plates and get the tow bar from them as well. These plates can be installed in a mere 2 hours if you have all the tools ready to go. I have the fortunate luck that my truck is equipped with the air suspension and so lifting it to the highest setting and driving up on 12in ramps gave me ample amount of room to work under the front bumper area. The installation is seriously easy and requires no special tools, other than a set of metric sockets and a torque wrench. The factory tow hooks are removed and these base plates fit in the exact same space without any cutting, not even the plastic cover behind the pumper needed to be removed (though for some odd reason the instructions did and I followed them on the driver side but when I realized that I could install the plate without this step, I omitted it on the passenger side). Despite my initial worry of wanting a nearly invisible look, these bars are remarkably clean looking.



- DM9518296
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Review from a similar Classic in Base Plates


Excellent product, fast shipping, works as advertised, easy installation no complaints, barely noticeable on truck


Comments
No problems just as it should work
Don - 10/23/2021


- DM9518171
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Review from a similar Classic in Base Plates


The folks at etrailer were so right about the Demco Base Plate being easy to install on our 2012 Chev Colorado. It took me about 40 minutes start to finish, that with drilling two holes. Plus the tow bar connections are easy and out of the way and don't protude too far. It looks good from the front as well.



- DM9518077
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Review from a similar Classic in Base Plates


Perfect fit. Simple DYI installation.


Comments
After a year everything works as it should. I did loose one of the plastic covers because they dont fit good and snug. On a side note, my MH broke down on the expressway and I was able to use the toad to push my MH off the expressway to a safe place. Not sure if any else has done this but it truly was a life saver!
Chris C - 06/28/2020


- DM9517335
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Review from a similar Classic in Base Plates


First, etrailer has come through again. I've been purchasing various components and towing related parts from them for years and never once had an issue. Great work guys. Now on to the product review of the Demco Excali-Bar II tow bar. Right away I liked the fact that it had the breakaway cables pre-mounted and attached to the underside of each tow bar. It makes it very easy to keep it all neat this way. The cables are also polyurethane covered, so fraying shouldn't be an issue from rubbing. The next cool thing is that the tow bar has a built in 3in raise or drop to make the installation parallel to the towed vehicle, plus there is two hitch pin locations for further lateral adjustment. The driver side tow bar also comes with an umbilical cord rod that allows you to keep the electrical umbilical cord attached to the bar without the risk of it dropping down on the pavement during travel and getting chewed up or ripped off - also keeps it clean and eliminates one less thing to consider each time when connecting and disconnecting. Stowing away also gives multiple options as the two bars can either be both on the same side (driver or passenger) or they can be split (one on each side). I purchased the Demco base plates, so no special adapters needed for my vehicle. Tow bar hook up and disconnect takes no more than 5 min. The release levers work as advertised and allowed to disconnect the tow bar even when the towed vehicle wasn't perfectly aligned. These base plates were the only ones that didn't require any drilling or cutting of the trucks frame or other cladding. In all, the Excali-Bar II tow bar is worth every penny.



- DM9518126
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Review from a similar Classic in Base Plates


Works great, installation was easy



- DM9518011
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Review from a similar Classic in Base Plates


The salesman was very helpful picking the correct setup for my Cherokee, easy to install, looks and works great



- DM9518193
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Review from a similar Classic in Base Plates


Product is very good and is a great solution for towing a Hummer H3 because of the simple installation, no fascia removal nor cutting, etc. Just remove the existing tow rings and bolt on the base plates. The only slight downside is that they surface rust just slightly in a few areas. Nonetheless, they function as advertised and as desired.



- DM9518126
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Review from a similar Classic in Base Plates


It is well made, and easy to install.



- DM9518256
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Review from a similar Classic in Base Plates


Had to enlarge holes in left side Half holes out of line.. car never wrecked


Comments
Enlarging the holes a little is okay but just know that this sounds like a case of flexed hitch which can be remedied by bending the brackets back into alignment by following this help article:
-- Etrailer Expert Sierra K - 10/25/2021


- DM9518112
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Review from a similar Classic in Base Plates


Nice and heavy quality construction. Paint finish not so much, several areas on both pieces the paint is/has chipped off exposing bare metal. Came direct out of the package like that. Will require all the paint to come off and I will need to re-spray a new finish. Was disappointed for $xxx that they need to be repainted right out of the box.


Comments
Thank you for your review. Sometimes during transport to our facility and then to you, the products can bump against each other and paint can come off. Please paint soon to avoid rust.
-- Etrailer Expert Sierra K - 06/29/2021

Comments
Thank you for your review. Sometimes during transport to our facility and then to you, the products can bump against each other and paint can come off. Please paint soon to avoid rust.
-- Etrailer Expert Sierra K - 06/29/2021


- DM9518126
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Review from a similar Classic in Base Plates


Item shipped immediately & came before the scheduled date. It was as described & so far so good, even though we have not towed our vehicle to test it out yet.



- DM9517335
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Review from a similar Classic in Base Plates


Installed these Demco Baseplates on my 2017 Ram 1500 Crew Cab. Flat towing this vehicle behind my Winnebago Journey 42E is a breeze. Easy to connect and disconnect. Hardly noticeable when not in use.



- DM9518227
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Review from a similar Classic in Base Plates


not hard to install, have to drill 2 holes but not a big deal if have equipment, setting up taillights took longer



- DM9518200
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Review from a similar Classic in Base Plates


I have started installing base plate kit. It appears it will work well on my vehicle.



- DM9518171
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Review from a similar Classic in Base Plates


Awesome service. Installing it this wee kend.....



- DM9518274
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Review from a similar Classic in Base Plates


This base plate was fairly easy to install except had to drill out one hole to get the bolt to line up. It is well made aside from the one bolt hole that was slightly off. The service and product information from ETrailer is second to none. Pleasure dealing with etrailer and will go there always as need arises.



- DM56MV
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Review from a similar Classic in Base Plates


Nicely packaged



- DM9518200
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Review from a similar Classic in Base Plates


Alway just as they say it is ,fits perf ectly!



- DM9517335
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Review from a similar Classic in Base Plates


Excellent part ( fit and finish)


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