bing tracking image
  1. Base Plates
  2. Nissan
  3. Versa
  4. 2015
  5. Roadmaster
FITS 2015 Nissan Versa
Roadmaster Crossbar-Style Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms

Roadmaster Crossbar-Style Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms

Item # RM-52357-4A
Retail:$550.00
Our Price: $485.00
You Save: $65.00
Base Plates
Confirmed to Fit
2015 Nissan Versa

Manual transmission

Will this fit?

To see if this custom-fit item will work for you please tell us what vehicle you'll use it with.

Add to cart
In Stock
zoom in icon
slider vertical icon
zoom out icon
Comment field cannot be left empty.
Name field cannot be left empty.

Thank you! Your comment has been submitted successfully. You should be able to view your question/comment here within a few days.

Error submitting comment. Please try again momentarily.

Product Images

In Use/Installed

Need help with installation?
Locate installers near me
The best technical support and full base plates installation instructions. Great price Versa base plates and expert service. Nissan Versa, 2015 base plates by Roadmaster are available from etrailer.com. For expert service call 1-800-940-8924 to order your Roadmaster Crossbar-Style Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms part number RM-52357-4A, or order online at etrailer.com.
  • All Info
  • Reviews (883)
  • Q & A (0)
  • Photos

2015 Nissan Versa - Roadmaster Crossbar-Style Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms

  • Removable Drawbars
  • Roadmaster
  • Twist Lock Attachment

Roadmaster's crossbar-style brackets are virtually invisible, easy to mount and simple to remove. Brackets install on your Nissan Versa'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
  • Compatible with Roadmaster tow bars with use of quick-disconnect crossbar (910021-00 - sold separately)
  • Instructions and mounting hardware included
  • Made in the USA
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty


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.



52357-4A Road Master EZ4 Base Plate Kit

Installation Details RM-52357-4A Installation instructions


Customer Reviews

Roadmaster Crossbar-Style Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms - RM-52357-4A

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (883 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.

by:
2016 NissanVersa

Used on a 2016 Nissan Versa note (manual transmission). Solid and perfect after install. On the Versa the instructions that tell you to cut the lower grill of the car - but it fits perfectly between the grill bars with no cutting required. Install is not for the feint hearted, took me the better part of a day and a half. Well made great product.



by:

Still working perfectly after 1 year. It was a fairly difficult installation for an amateur but the clear and complete directions helped immensely. Thanks.



by:
2017 NissanVersa

I could not be more thrilled. Shipment was promised to be delivered on Wednesday before 8:00 p.m.. It was delivered Monday morning at 9:00 a.m., two days + early. Parts look great and scheduled to be installed on Thursday. Happy that Tommy followed up to see that I was pleased. Good company to deal with. 2017 Nissan Versa

Jerry D.

6/19/2019

Absolutely perfect after a year! Simple to use. My complete Roadmaster system is simple to use.



by:



by:
2014 NissanVersa



by:



by:

This was a straightforward install. The instructions were easy to understand and follow. All the necessary parts and hardware were included. It is pretty well hidden once installed. I highly recommend this base plate and etrailer.



by:

great fit. a slight cut needed to be made in the bumper bracket to facilitate the round tube to fit through the bracket. but, other than that, it was an easy install took about 2 hours if you include the coffee brakes. this part is highly recommended. Fast shipping. the beast human service. thank you.



by:

Had Base Plate installed today, shop gave me 2.5 hr labor time. I returned just under 2hrs and they were backing my car out the shop. They parked it facing me. I told the Mechanic "That was quick" He said that's because it wouldn't fit. I was disappointed and asked what do I owe you for your labor> He laughed out loud and said it on there, but hard to see. I was so surprised and pleased you have to just about get down on your knees and bend down to see it. took me about 8 min to install everything and connect it to the Tow vehicle. I'm very pleased with it.



by:

Working great on my Fiat 500l with the automatic euro transmission. Towed over 10000 miles and was easily installed using etrailer video instructions. Yes you can tow a Fiat 500 with the automatic euro transmission. The firmware was flashed on a recall and revised in the manual. Most dealers don’t even bother checking for the latest version.



by:

5 hours into install. Not the kits problem as I am using a ratchet, don't have an impact wrench. Biggest problem I had was nuts that went up into the frame. Very frustrating. Not sure why couldn't use a long bolt and go straight through to the hole on the other side. Instructions for the cut on the plastic skid plate are a little vague as is the video. All in all, pretty smooth install.



by:

So far has performed very well. Was easy to install and hookup is pretty quick and easy. You install instructions were very thorough. Practically invisible when not in use. Tried to attach two pics, but would only take one.



by:

Works perfect and very hidden. Cannot even tell it is on my Honda HRV. Installation was time consuming since this was my first on a Honda. Your video did make things go smooth. I would buy this item again.



by:

Ordered Product on Saturday afternoon, delivered on Wednesday, Installed on Friday. My 23 Wrangler Sahara 4Xe did take the spacer and washer on each side of the frame and was no problem getting them to fit. The lower passenger outside nut that holds on the bumper will not tighten down all the way, the flange of the factory nut gets caught in a slot in the base plate on that side. Will look into a standard nut to see if that will work - it is tight against the slot and holding.



by:

As always roadmaster went above and beyond on construction. Super solid installation. I mean the only thing I wish roadmaster would make custom steal brushgaurds that you can adapt there amazing towbar too.



by:

Super-cool. It's been a year. I installed it myself and it was way less of a task than I expected. The fitment of this was incredibly spot on (no "tweaking" or drilling). Performance wise . . . it does what you expect. You insert the removable "arms", clip in onto your tow bar, and when you get to your destination the vehicle is still attached to your tow bar. Quality product.



by:

I’m always extremely satisfied with Roadmaster products. I had just bought a new truck and planned on towing it so I needed everything to get it ready to tow. This review also applies to to the other items I purchased.



by:

I installed this kit on my 2015 Honda Fit. The instructions are very good, however, there are a couple of "snags" to watch out for. You might have to enlarge the holes on the blind hole part of the bumper installation in order to get all of the mounting bolts to align. The other recommendation I have is NOT to use the Loctite "red" thread compound on the blind hole bolts where you cannot get a wrench on the inside. The Loctite will dry too fast and cause issues tightening the bolts on those areas. They have lock washers anyways and you can use the Loctite on the bolts you can get a wrench on the backing nut mounts. I have been towing for months now and I am very happy with it, especially the crossbar style. You will have to purchase the crossbar separately. It's more weight and a little clunky compared to the direct attachment but it allows you to disconnect in some tough situations by pulling the crossbar off while one arm of the tow hitch is still attached. I use an Falcon All Terrain tow bar so I can release the tow arms in uneven conditions. And I have encountered all types of uneven ground, it really makes disconnect of the TOAD very easy.



by:

Good fit, works well. Very happy with the base plate after 1st year of use.
etrailer staff was very helpful with my questions, making certain I got the base plate that was right and advice with minor problems I had with installation.



by:

The Jeep project went very well everything fit great and worked well. I really love Roadmaster products and quality and your company is the best place to purchase them. I sold the Jeep and replaced it with a new 2019 Chevy Equinox 2.0 L AWD and just purchased and installed the following items from you and installed them, RM-156-25 & RM-156-75 Battery Charge Line Kit, RM-146-7 Flex Coil Kit, RM-523193-4 EZ4 Plate Kit, RM-88333 Custom Seat Adapter, RM-751489 Stop Light Switch Kit and a RM-98160 Second Vehicle Brake Kit w/brakeaway. All these parts were in stock and arrived quickly and normal with you people, I really enjoy the o-line vidios as I do all my own installs. Thank you so much for your great service.
I will attach pictures of my install, you will see how I was able to fab a bracket and attach it to the existing mount on the base plate to mount the brakeaway switch and the air connection for the brake system.
I also fabricated a tail light bar as I didn't want to use mag-lights or splice into the factory lights and bulbs installed into the lights would not work as the factory brake lights will come on when the brake system is applyed and the turn siginals would not be visable.
Thanks for all you do, I would and do recommend you people to everyone who needs your products. Rob



by:

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.



by:

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.



by:

Followed directions and completed job in a little over 4 hours. had trouble reinserting some pins in difficult locations.

Later in the month I installed the wiring tow package. Goofed up and crossed a wire and it took me two days to get back under the truck and rewire. all is working great according to directions...…….

I will use etrailer again, good service, great service representatives...……..jt



by:

2019 Ford Fusion Energi. A lot more trimming required on the facia than noted in the instructions, but I'll chalk that up to running changes I suppose. I used a combination of a Sawzall with a fine blade and a Dremel tool, both worked well. In the end, it took me about 8 hours (over two days) to install, and had it's challenges. I had to do some pulling and tweaking to get holes to line up, and the already mentioned extensive trimming of the facia. Overall well designed product, and of course etrailer was excellent in shipping.

Side note, adaptive cruise control is not affected when the drawbars are removed. With the bars in and the towbar mounted (it's a Stowmaster car mounted bar) the cruise control works just fine as an old fashioned CC, the adaptive part just doesn't work (it won't slow down for you when a slow car is in front, because it can't see around the tow bar). Basically perfect and what I was hoping would happen.



by:

Installed myself with help of one friend. Assistance with install using the videows was invaluable. The installation on a brand new vehicle brought praise and comments on how clean the install looked. Great job etrailer.


25
884
Show More Reviews

See what our Experts say about this Roadmaster Base Plates

  • Roadmaster Stow Master Tow Bar Compatibility With Roadmaster Crossbar-Style Base Plates
    Yes, Roadmaster Stow Master Tow bars are a compatible fit with the Roadmaster Crossbar-Style Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms Item # RM-52357-4A with no adapters needed. You'll also need the following items to flat tow: Tow Bar Wiring: I recommend the Roadmaster Universal Hy-Power Diode Wiring Kit Item # RM-154. Braking System: I recommend the Brake Buddy Select 3 Portable Supplemental Braking System - Proportional Item # HM39524. Safety Cables: I recommend the Curt Single Hook, Coiled...
    view full answer...
  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2015 Nissan Versa Behind Motorhome
    Yes, to flat tow your 2015 Nissan Versa behind a motorhome you can use Roadmaster Base Plates, # RM-52357-4A, which you reference, along with the Blue Ox Avail Tow Bar, part # BX7420. You will also need a RoadMaster Base Plate to Blue Ox and Demco Tow Bars Adapter # RM-033. Next you will need lights on the Versa. If you will not be towing it frequently then I recommend a magnetic kit like # C-ATL20A. If you will be towing it often I recommend kit # 154-792-118158. I have linked instructions...
    view full answer...
  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2014 Nissan Versa Note Behind an RV
    When on a tow dolly the vehicle steering wheel should be locked so its wheels cannot turn. The dolly likely has a steering lock out or pin on it that you would have to remove or disengage so that the dolly can pivot while the vehicle is on it. That is probably why you had problems using the tow dolly. When flat towing the steering wheel has to be unlocked because that allows the tires to turn when the RV turns. The base plates and tow bar can more than handle the forces that allow this...
    view full answer...
  • Base Plates for 2006 Ford Escape Hybrid 4x4 to Use with Roadmaster Falcon 2 Tow Bar # RM-520
    The recommended Roadmaster base plate kit for your 2006 Ford Escape Hybrid is their XL Type which features removable draw bars, part # 4406-1. The included draw bars are held in place with hitch pins and when removed the vehicle's original appearance will be largely maintained. These base plates will require some trimming of the front fascia components for installation. The other draw bars from the base plates from your last vehicle, part # RM-52357-4A, use a different attachment method...
    view full answer...
  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2015 Nissan Versa Sedan Manual Transmission
    For a Roadmaster Base Plate kit for your 2015 Nissan Versa you would want the Roadmaster Base Plate Kit part # RM-52357-4A. The only problem is that this base plate kit is only compatible with tow bars that slide into a hitch opening. Your Stowmaster won't work because it is the trailer coupler style. You will need a compatible tow bar, safety cables, lighting, and supplemental braking to flat tow your vehicle. The most popular compatible tow bar is the Falcon 2, # RM-520. For safety...
    view full answer...
  • Base Plate Kit Recommendation for Flat Towing 2017 Nissan Versa with Stowmaster Tow Bar
    The EZ5 base plates cannot be used with a Stowmaster tow bar. The EZ4 kits like the part # RM-52357-4A can be used with your Stowmaster so it would be the kit to use on your 2017 Nissan Versa. For safety cables you can use # RM-643. The coiled design helps keep the cables off of the ground. For lighting you can use the diode kit, # RM-15267, and not have to worry about cutting into the taillight housing. This will splice into your taillight wiring to allow your tow vehicle to control...
    view full answer...
  • How to Dinghy Tow a 2017 Nissan Versa
    According to page 10-17 in the online version of the owner's manual for your 2017 Nissan Versa, if the vehicle has a manual transmission then it can be flat-towed with four wheels down but if it has an automatic or continuous variable transmission (CVT), it must be towed using a tow dolly under the drive wheels. If you have the automatic or CVT transmission then I recommend the Roadmaster Tow Dolly part # RM-2050-1. This dolly has electric brakes for safety. It also comes with lights...
    view full answer...
  • Will Blue Ox Tow Bars work with Roadmaster Baseplates for a 2015 Nissan Versa Note Canadian Version
    The Roadmaster base plates # RM-52357-4A and # RM-52357-5 are currently the only base plates that will fit your 2015 Nissan Versa Note Canadian version. The U.S. and Canadian versions are made the same. The # RM-52357-5 will sit further back than the # RM-52357-4A, but it is not compatible with a tow bar adapter. If you plan on using a Blue Ox tow bar like the Avail # BX7420, then you will need a Roadmaster base plate to Blue Ox adapter # RM-032 along with the Roadmaster base plates #...
    view full answer...
  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2014 Nissan Versa Note behind Motorhome
    As long as your 2014 Nissan Versa Note is a manual transmission it can be flat towed and we have everything you'd need to do so starting with a base plate kit like part # RM-52357-4A. In addition to the base plates, you will also need a compatible tow bar, safety cables, lighting, and supplemental braking to flat tow your vehicle. The most popular compatible tow bar is the Falcon All Terain, # RM-522. This has non-binding arms which makes the setup very easy to connect/disconnect. For...
    view full answer...
  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2017 Nissan Versa with Demco Tow Bar
    For your 2017 Nissan Versa the base plate kit you need is the part # RM-52357-4A which is a confirmed fit. To use it with a Demco tow bar you would need the part # RM-033. For safety cables you can use # RM-643. The coiled design helps keep the cables off of the ground. For lighting you can use the diode kit, # RM-15267, and not have to worry about cutting into the taillight housing. This will splice into your taillight wiring to allow your tow vehicle to control the taillight assemblies...
    view full answer...
  • Which Base Plate Kit Will be Easier to Install for 2015 Nissan Versa Note
    For your 2015 Nissan Versa Note both the Blue Ox base plate part # BX1852 and the Roadmaster part # RM-52357-4A are going to require very similar installs. Both require removal of an extensive portion of the front end of the vehicle. If it were me I would go with the Roadmaster as it seems the instructions are a bit more thorough and there isn't the same amount of fascia trimming as the Blue Ox. In addition to the base plates, you will also need a compatible tow bar, safety cables, lighting,...
    view full answer...

Do you have a question about this Base Plate?


Info for this part was:

Employee Michael H
Expert Research:
Michael H
Employee Jameson C
Expert Research:
Jameson C
Employee Adam R
Expert Research:
Adam R
Employee Joshua S
Video by:
Joshua S
Employee Laura H
Written by:
Laura H
Employee Dustin K
Video Edited:
Dustin K
Employee Mike S
Updated by:
Mike S
Employee Isabelle B
Updated by:
Isabelle B
Employee Ryan G
Test Fit:
Ryan G

At etrailer.com we provide the best information available about the products we sell. We take the quality of our information seriously so that you can get the right part the first time. Let us know if anything is missing or if you have any questions.


Product Experts Available Now!
Call 1-800-940-8924