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Roadmaster Crossbar-Style Base Plate Kit - Fixed Arms

Roadmaster Crossbar-Style Base Plate Kit - Fixed Arms

Item # 108-1
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Roadmaster Base Plates - 108-1

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  • Roadmaster

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


Features:

  • 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


108-1 Road Master Standard Base Plate Kit

Installation Details 108-1 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles





Customer Reviews

Roadmaster Crossbar-Style Base Plate Kit - Fixed Arms - 108-1

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (160 Customer Reviews)

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

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Chevrolet Suburban

I purchased tow bar attachments for my '89 Suburban in perpetration for 900 mile tow. The parts I purchased fit perfectly, no modifications needed and worked as expected. Very happy with purchase,
Dave Mueller




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Review from a similar Classic Kit in Base Plates


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.


Comments
I spoke to my contact at Roadmaster and he said, as this kit is for vehicles 30 plus years old, it does not fit the new systems, verbiage, and formats that are currently used in installations. With this vehicle being an uncommonly flat towed vehicle as well, they are limited to the one vehicle that came into their shop, which was being the model to design the installation instructions. This can lead to little things not being detailed in the instructions.
-- Etrailer Expert Sierra K - 11/20/2021


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Review from a similar Classic Kit in Base Plates


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


Comments
Towed it several times and still works great, no problems.
David - 10/21/2021


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Review from a similar Classic Kit in Base Plates


Easy install, directions could have been a little more detailed, but simple easy product to install on a 96 Suzuki Sidekick JX




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Review from a similar Classic Kit in Base Plates


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.




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Review from a similar Classic Kit in Base Plates


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!




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Review from a similar Classic Kit in Base Plates


A little scary at first but went on my Geo Tracker easily. Extremely solid once installed. Made the tow from CA to Ohio a breeze. I did have to make some adapters to fit my towbar but that's not the fault of your product.


Comments
Still on my Tracker, ready to rock & roll whenever I need it.
Ed - 09/06/2021


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Review from a similar Classic Kit in Base Plates


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




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Review from a similar Classic Kit in Base Plates


This is an excellent, strong product, that fit my older model Honda CRV perfectly. We just drove cross country. Combined with a basic rigid tow bar, this is a reliable, economic light vehicle tow set up, just be sure your hitch is at the correct height so the tow bar is level, otherwise you will have twisting problems in tight turns.




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Review from a similar Classic Kit in Base Plates


This base plate kit is working fine on my 1996 Geo Tracker. Tow it behind my Class C motorhome and it is working out great.

Keep up the good work etrailer!




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Review from a similar Classic Kit in Base Plates


Well this was not the correct base plate for the tow bar I have. Returning this item 118-8 and reordered a 118-15. I had great customer service in finding the correct base plate.




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Review from a similar Classic Kit in Base Plates


Delivery of the products was EXTREMELY fast.
The
installation instructions referred to a page with adjustment instructions but the page was not included and I couldn't find the missing page on-line either. Installation was a bit more complicated than I thought it was going to be.
Very sturdy product. It should do a great job for me.


Comments
The base plates worked perfectly
Gary - 03/03/2019


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Review from a similar Classic Kit in Base Plates


The tow bar and brackets worked perfectly on a 3500 mile cross country trip. From Yosemite to Yellowstone and all the way to New Orleans. This is a great product.




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Review from a similar Classic Kit in Base Plates


I received the "Classic" base plate kit (model 1528-1) for my 2000 Honda CRV about a week ago, but just had it installed by a local mechanic. Prior to installation, I inspected the package contents, and found it to contain all of the required parts. The material from which the parts were manufactured appear to be somewhat heavier and more substantial than I anticipated. The fit to my car frame was very good, and although the attachment points on this model are not the quick-release design, they are not overly obvious. I can't speak concerning performance, as we haven't had occasion to actually use it yet.




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Review from a similar Classic Kit in Base Plates


The product was received as expected. The brackets aligned with all points and bolted up first time. The hardware was great, except two lock washer short (but not a problem as I had extras in my parts bins) and double the number of flat washers (extras for the next project). But is was great to have all optional bolts, washers and nuts supplied. Instructions were easy to follow and complete with one excepting. I need a bracket part from the old brackets and that was not included in the instructions, but was clear as I aligned everything in the pre assembly.


Comments
The brackets have performed as expected, no problems or concerns.
Jim K - 07/01/2014


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Review from a similar Classic Kit in Base Plates


1. Helpful
2. In stock
3. Arrived
when promised.
Too good to be true? Or is etrailer just that good .




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Review from a similar Classic Kit in Base Plates


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)


Comments
Install completed and many miles of care free towing behind our motorhome. Fixes suggested made for a simple install. Should be incorporated in future kits. I wont charge for the redesign. :+~ I spent my working life as a mechanical designer builder for a major industrial equipment company.
Bob - 01/13/2019


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Review from a similar Classic Kit in Base Plates


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




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Review from a similar Classic Kit in Base Plates


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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Review from a similar Classic Kit in Base Plates


The braces are very good. The installation was a BEAR. I had a hard time putting in the bolts that went into the frame. I finally fashioned a stick to hold the special nut plates. You should put a little wire handle on the nut plate to hold them in place when you screw the bolt in.




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Review from a similar Classic Kit in Base Plates


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


Comments
Its good works well
rick n - 08/02/2015


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Review from a similar Classic Kit in Base Plates


The Real Story - The real story regarding what it takes to install the base is that it takes about 4 hours and . .

- You will need a small sledge hammer to pound the unit into the frame cross tube such that the attach points are solid against the frame and align properly at the center point bottom of the frame.

- You will need to remove the wheels to gain access to the side of the vehicle’s frame for drilling the attach points.

- You may need to jack the car up for ground clearance, to drill the bottom hole.

- I had to cut an access hole through the bumper cover to get the backing plate into the frame channel.

- You will need to pry off the frame mud guard, if your car has one.

- You may need to make a ruler like metal shim to hold the back plate while you screw the bottom bolt.

- A 6 ft pole lever is needed to force the front of the base down and thereby pivot the back flange up to align it to the slot like hole in the frame. This area is critical so make sure the hole you drill is match centered!!

- Drill small attach point holes first to make sure you have sufficient clearance on the back side, for the large washers and proper hole alignment with the base flange

- If it all goes well . . plan on a 4 hour job.

- The base is a real beast and could haul a Mac Truck!

- It is by far the easiest base to install, of any I evaluated.

- Would you recommend etrailer.com to a friend? Oh hell yes!




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Review from a similar Classic Kit in Base Plates


Ordered base plates for my 1998 Jeep Gand Cherokee on Thursday June 19 th they got here Monday at 6:00 got them put on that night they installed as easy as they said . Hooked up to my 34 foot RV on Wednesday and went 250 miles to Country Stampede in KS worked Awsome !!!




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Review from a similar Classic Kit in Base Plates


Well made , heavy duty construction. Easy to install following instructions. Hardest part was drilling the holes, but that wasn't bad. With these, and the roadmaster towbar, and safety cables, I know my Tracker will still be there when I arrive!




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Review from a similar Classic Kit in Base Plates


This is still in the original box on the shelf in my garage....the tow car I had purchased turned out to be a scam! I didn’t get burned by the scam, but I’ve got this extra base-plate now.



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  • Base Plate Recommendation for 1983 Full-Size Chevy Blazer
    You mentioned that you have an Blue Ox Avanti tow bar, so I guess you were wanting to reuse that tow bar if possible. I spoke with Blue Ox and that item has been out of production since 2006. We are not going to be able to make a recommendation that includes using that tow bar as we do not have any technical information to work from. The only base plates we have to fit your 1983 full-size Chevy Blazer are the Roadmaster # 108-1 for crossbar Style with Fixed Arms. I would pair that with...
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  • Which Tow Bar Works With Roadmaster Crossbar-Style Base Plate Kit for 1990 Chevy Blazer
    The Roadmaster Crossbar-Style Base Plate Kit part # 108-1 which is a fit for a 1990 Chevrolet Blazer is designed for use with Roadmaster tow bars like the Roadmaster Tracker Tow Bar part # RM-020 which is our most cost effective option. The Curt Tow Bar with Adjustable-Width Arms part # C19745 is designed to be a direct mount.
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 1989 Chevy S15 Blazer 4 Wheel Drive Behind a Motor Home
    You will have to consult the owners manual for your 1989 S-15 Blazer to determine if your specific model can be flat towed behind a motor home. If you find that it is then the first item you will need is a base plate set. We have Roadmaster base plates # 108-1 designed for full-size Blazers. For a compatible tow bar the most popular option is the Falcon 2, # RM-520 rated for up to 6,000 pounds. For safety cables you can use # RM-643. For lighting you can use a simple magnetic kit such...
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  • Roadmaster Tow Bar Compatibility With 1990 Chevy Suburban
    The Roadmaster StowMaster Tow Bar - Car Mount - 3" Lunette Ring - 6,000 lbs # RM-583 can be used to tow a 1990 Chevy Suburban. It will work well with the Roadmaster Crossbar-Style Base Plate Kit - Fixed Arms # 108-1 and safety cables # RM-643. I also recommend the Roadmaster Diode 7-Wire to 6-Wire Flexo-Coil Wiring Kit # RM-15267, and the Demco SBS Stay-IN-Play DUO Supplemental Braking System - Proportional # SM99251. You will also need to make sure the pintle hitch you use to pull...
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  • Flat Towing Setup for 1984 Chevy Blazer 4x4
    Your 1984 Chevy Blazer 4x4 can be flat towed as long as it has a true transfer case neutral or if you disconnect the drive shaft. We do have the Roadmaster Crossbar-Style Base Plate Kit - Fixed Arms # 108-1 and you can use the Roadmaster Falcon 2 Tow Bar - Motorhome Mount - 2" Hitch - 6,000 lbs # RM-520 along with safety cables # RM-643. Then for your wiring, I recommend the Demco Tail Light Wiring Bulb and Socket Kit with 7-Wire to 6-Wire Coiled Connector # DM9523047-54 which will bypass...
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  • Base Plate Recommendation for a 1991 Chevy Blazer S10 4x4
    For your 1991 Chevy Blazer you would need a base plate kit in order to flat tow it. For that I would recommend the Roadmaster base plate kit part # 108-1. The Replacement Bumper Bracket Kit # 40602 is a replacement part for a tow bar and would not work as a base plate kit for your vehicle. You will want to consult your owners manual before you flat tow your vehicle to be certain there are no restrictions on your vehicle for flat towing. In addition to the base plates, you will also need...
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  • Flat Towing Setup for 1991 Chevy K5 Blazer
    I did some research on your vehicle and found that the 1991 Chevrolet K5 Blazer is a full-size sport-utility vehicle that was built by GM as their smallest full-size SUV. The K5 Blazer was replaced for 1995 by the Tahoe. For this vehicle we do have a base plate kit, Roadmaster # 108-1. To complete a flat towing setup for this vehicle you'll also need a tow bar, safety cables, a wiring/lighting kit, a braking system. All of these items are covered in the linked article which I suggest you...
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  • Recommended Base Plate Kit For 1987 Chevrolet Blazer Full Size
    I may have another option for you, but Blue Ox does not offer a base plate kit for your 1987 Chevrolet Blazer Full Size. Currently the only base plate kit confirmed to fit your vehicle is the Roadmaster Crossbar-Style Base Plate Kit # 108-1. This base plate will pair nicely with the Roadmaster Falcon 2 Tow Bar # RM-520. To complete your flat tow setup you would need the following parts if you do not already have them: Wiring # RM-15267 Safety Cables # RM-643 Supplemental Braking System...
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  • Flat Towing A 1975 Chevrolet Blazer
    You will need a few items to flat tow your 1975 Blazer with the 2” hitch receiver on your 2004 Safari motor home. First you will need a base plate kit made specifically for your vehicle. The Roadmaster # 122-1 crossbar style kit is a perfect fit. Next you will need a tow bar. I recommend the Roadmaster # RM-522 “Falcon” All Terrain and Non-Binding tow bar rated for 6000 pounds. A non-binding tow bar will let you easily disconnect your tow bar even if your coach and towed vehicle is not...
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