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Roadmaster Crossbar-Style Base Plate Kit - Fixed Arms

Roadmaster Crossbar-Style Base Plate Kit - Fixed Arms

Item # 1003-1
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Roadmaster Base Plates - 1003-1

  • Fixed Drawbars
  • Roadmaster

Standard base plate brackets attach to your vehicle's frame to provide fixed attachment points for your tow bar.


  • Good-quality, crossbar-style base plates at an economical price
  • Fixed-bar design - front arms cannot be removed
  • Computer-cut, all-steel construction provides exceptional strength
  • Black powder coat finish is durable and corrosion resistant
  • 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

1003-1 Road Master Standard Base Plate Kit

Installation Details 1003-1 Installation instructions

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Roadmaster Crossbar-Style Base Plate Kit - Fixed Arms - 1003-1

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (168 Customer Reviews)

Standard base plate brackets attach to your vehicle's frame to provide fixed attachment points for your tow bar.

1987 Suzuki Samurai

Remove bumper and front wheels. Bracket B is the only hole to be drilled for installing. Bracket C bolts thru existing steering box bolt hole. Bracket E bolts from main bar A to existing rigging eye in your samurai to anchor and secure the base plate. (See pictures) hope this helps. Only negative for me is the base plate sticks out in front instead of below bumper. All parts needed for installation where in the box.

Suzuki Samurai

made strong took about 3 hours my tow hooks on my suzuki samural were bent out so that slow me down a bit i used 5 pound sledge out bang them straight then bolts went in i turn the front wheels to the right so to drill the hole in the frame used small bit then went for larger one work out well follow direction they did work but lacking illustration .works good

Rick N.


Its good works well


etrailer is super,what else can I say.
Roadmaster base plate, for my Samuari ,fit perfect and was super easy to install.
I will be ordering a towbar, from etrailer, soon as I get time.

Volvo Cross Country

Great base plate. 1988 Samurai. It took some work to make it fit, but its solid, maybe overkill. Your not going to worry about it while towing your Samurai cross country. As always you can count on etrailer for fast shipping.

1994 Suzuki Samurai

Very happy with base plate for my Suzuki Samurai. Towed from WV to Florida and back last winter no issues.


Tow bar has been great, easy to maintain and use. No issues. Very quality unit, great instructions, easy install.

1988 Suzuki Samurai

Just unpacked box today 8/14. Am assembling components now. Hope it is a good fit. The kit and parts are well finished and the shipment was well packaged and arrived ahead of schedule.
Thanks for the great customer service on the order.

1993 Suzuki Samurai

Received product fast. Box had the wrong instructions.
Does not fit exactly as purported for my 1988.5 Samurai but works.


very helpful people and product was shipped fast
great service is getting hard to find I am very happy with
service product knowledge and product.

Dave P.


have towed lots of miles

1987 Suzuki Samurai

The bracket fit well and was pretty easy to install. Looks and feels very sturdy.

Jim M.


They have been working like a charm. Thank you.Jim

1986 Suzuki Samurai

greaat product, lousy instructions.

1988 Suzuki Samurai

Works great


Quality item. Prompt service and shipment.


1995 Suzuki Samurai


Perfect fit for my 2005 Jeep Wrangler TJ using a Roadmaster Stowmaster 5000.


I am super happy with this and the base plates for it. I am impressed that these parts were bought separately and fit like a glove together!


This thing is a really frustrating. For $xxx it should be a lot better even from the beginning where people understand the install situation. It isn't really a bolt on as step one is cut and grind off the factory tow hook. This isn't mentioned by RM. The instructions are a joke - they mix up front and back all the while telling you to read the instructions closely. And the support is really frustrating. If you have 3 questions with photos, etc, they answer only one question per email. You should stop selling this unit until you install it with a video on some vans of maybe different years and maybe RM will listen to you and update their instructions and as far as I can tell so far the hardware needs at least some different hardware. Until then sell the RM Westy front bumper with Clevises already on it for about the same money.


Very easy to install and well built product. Instructions made the job go smoothly. With the tight tolerance on the backing plate bolt spacing, I had to do a small amount of filing on the 1989 Jeep Cherokee frame holes so that the plates would slide easily through. Other than that, no real problems. As mentioned in the instructions, I had to cut small sections out of the top and bottom of the bumper for the new brackets but the install looks really clean.


installed the tow brackets per the instructions - the pictures in the instructions were small and weren't real helpful so I contacted Customer Service which sent me detailed photos of an installation on a similar vehicle - helped a lot! Thanks! Within a week we were off on a cross country trip down to Mexico, put on 6000 miles and then retorqed the bracket bolts. This is a good product, easy to use, and we've used it pretty hard - no problems so far!


Did have to cut off factory tow hook with a hack saw. Straight forward install otherwise and good quality.


This product is accurately made and heavily built, with good, clean welds. If I could critique anything they should have provided a stud for the center frame mounting bolt so the lower splash shield could be reinstalled easily- I had to fabricate brackets to make it work. Otherwise- excellent! 50 year professional mechanic here.


The product fits perfectly. Installation is somewhat easy except drilling the opening on the frame. The arms are holding down very strong, good quality.


High Quality Product. Install instructions don't go into enough detail in step by step. A little vague for the Non-Expert installer. Nut Plates provided for rear mounting bolts are wider than the holes available in sub-frame for install. Had to mill sides of pads to get them into the frame for install. No instructions or fish wires to get them into place. Had to manufacture own fish wire system to get the plates in place for install. Once mods were completed and hardware designed and built, installation was pretty much straight forward. I would not consider this kit for a novice installer. Sorry I didn't take pictures of the "wide" nut plate situation and my redesign (width reduction)


I finally have my parts today,I waited 5 Days but I Guess that's How It Is.The Set up was Not Hard at all,I had all the parts to Install it ,And Yes I will buy Again if I Need something else!

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