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Roadmaster Crossbar-Style Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms

Roadmaster Crossbar-Style Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms

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The crossbar-style hidden brackets attach to your vehicle's frame to provide attachment points for your tow bar. The visible portions of the brackets can be removed when you are not towing. Call 800-298-8924 to order Roadmaster base plates part number 131-15 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Roadmaster products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Roadmaster Crossbar-Style Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms. Base Plates reviews from real customers.
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Roadmaster Base Plates - 131-15

  • Roadmaster
  • Removable Drawbars
  • Hitch Pin Attachment

The crossbar-style hidden brackets attach to your vehicle's frame to provide attachment points for your tow bar. The visible portions of the brackets can be removed when you are not towing.


Features:

  • Hidden bracket design - drawbars are easily removable via 2 pins
    • Improved aesthetics compared with standard brackets
  • 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
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty


The square drawbars, or front arms, on the crossbar-style base plate kit are simple to mount and remove, easily securing with hitch pins. 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.



Frame Variance Measurement Diagram

Measurement must be taken from the centerpoint of the lower-most threaded hole, on the side of frame, to a center-line dissecting the rear-most elongated hole on the bottom of the frame.


Frame Diagram


131-15 Road Master XL Base Plate Kit

Installation Details 131-15 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles





Customer Reviews

Roadmaster Crossbar-Style Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms - 131-15

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (611 Customer Reviews)

The crossbar-style hidden brackets attach to your vehicle's frame to provide attachment points for your tow bar. The visible portions of the brackets can be removed when you are not towing.

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These plates are extremely well made. The welds are great, the finish is excellent and they are a heavy piece of steel! Shipping was fast. 274433



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Had my local favorite mechanic install these and since it was the first time for him, took a little extra time (and he had to buy the special drill bit), but they work fine and fit the crossbar just fine. 330523



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I haven't seen the product yet as I am out of town but the people at etrailer have been really great. Prompt,helping to get us the product safely abd saving us money. 434987



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product just arrived , prompt so thats excellent. sure would be nice if it had a decent set of intructions with it. sure is solid and sturdy construction so well done for that . i tried to get intructions (pdf file) but nothing popped up. 384285



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The baseplate was easiest to install following the directions. I have gone on too long trips telling my jeep with no problems. I wish they made covers for it when not using it to tow. 573892



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One of the most easy Roadmaster tow brackets to install. 87276



- 711-4
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As usual, very prompt service and exactly what I needed. Never gone wrong with etrailer.com! 220696


Comments
GREAT! Never a problem
G.B. - 08/20/2016

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1990 Miata! Great kit! Make sure you start all the books before tightening any one bolt! Towed the car from NJ to AZ and back with no troubles at all. All bolts started tight! 584609



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The products I ordered from "etrailer" arrived ahead of time and were exactly as described. The sales people at "etrailer" emailed to let me know when I could expect my order and then emailed a follow-up to make sure all was okay with the order! I would definitely order from "etrailer" again. 114538



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I'm very pleased with the service and parts that were sent to me from the folks at E Trailer. Chris took my order over the phone and delivered everything on time with accuracy. A plus rating ! 212755



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It was easy to install. It took me about two hours. 574848


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Ive towed my Expedition roughly 1500 miles with no problems. The installation took about four hours.
Tucson D - 10/17/2019

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High quality materials Precise fit in a very tight space 6-8 hour install No jacking or vehicle raising required. Fast delivery Good price 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 234588



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I just got done with the installation. Overall it was fairly straightforward, however it would have been nice if they had included pictures in the instructions. The larger bolts in the kit could have a more beveled tip like the factory bolts. This would make it much easier to get the bolts started in the holes. The photo attached is of the factory bolt for reference. Shipping was very quick, only took a few days. Price seems pretty high for these base plates. I purchased them for $360 and was even able to find a 5% off coupon online by using google. 658076



- 1429-1
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Very high-quality part easy to install detailed instructions 913607



- 3154-1
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Was very easy for me to install. Have mechanical background. Used 1/2" cordless impact. Bought 3 new milwaukee titanium drill bits. To step up to hole size. I would say in all I spent an hour and a half in a parking lot hooking up a disabled 2008 Chevy Silverado. I followed the video on YouTube. They were several, plus, etrailer.com had a lot of information. Hooked up towmaster bar to 3/4 ton 2020 2500 GMC diesel. The 2008 Silverado towed behind the GMC I didn't know it was there. 912323



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- 1444-3
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Product is great fit was perfect 901107



- 1623-1
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Fit real good easy install 897714



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Super pleased with the service that I received as far as getting the order and it being what was advertised. Perfect fit. I must say that the instruction video was very helpful but I’m sure that the ease of putting the blind nuts up inside the frame must have been shot many times as it was way more difficult than the video showed. Also Amy E was so helpful in getting everything to me in a timely manner. Thanks 897712



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2012 Toyota Tacoma Pre-Runner. The product is a perfect fit. Installation was easy and the only item I needed in addition to the tools was the red Locktite (RED not Blue - and don't go cheap here). The hardest part of the install was remove the plastic bumper :-) Be sure to read ALL the instructions before you start the install... unless you want to uninstall and reinstall ;-). Oh, and contrary to the instructions, no cutting of the plastics needed. 896892



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Excellent product. It fit perfectly and installed easily and has been towing my Grand Am for a year now with no problems. 895528



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Great product, easy to mount and perfect fit 894968



- 477-5
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Straight forward installation on my 2007 Ford Ranger XLT. 884173



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Ask the Experts about this Roadmaster Base Plates

  • Base Plates for 1995 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
    Sorry about the miscommunication, the Chevrolet C/K is the category that your items will be located. The Chevrolet C/K was Chevy and GMC's full-size pick up truck line from 1960 til 2000. The "C" indicates two-wheel drive and the "K" indicates four-wheel drive. The C/K pickup truck was replaced with the Silverado in 1999. This is why it is listed like this on our site. I have attached a link on this help page that will get you to the fit guide for base plates your vehicle. If your 1995...
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  • Availability of Base Plates to Flat Tow 2013 Nissan Rogue
    According to my contacts at Blue Ox and Roadmaster, your Rogue isn't capable of being flat towed due it its CVT transmission. Attempting to flat tow the vehicle would damage the transmission, and there aren't any modifications that can be made that would allow the Rogue to be safely flat towed. If your Rogue is an AWD model, it'll need to be towed on a trailer. FWD models can be towed on a tow dolly like part # RM-2000-1. To actuate the electric brakes on the tow dolly, you'll need...
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  • How To Determine The Correct Tow Bar Base Plates To Tow A 1998 GMC Suburban 1500 4X4
    When flat towing a vehicle you will want to check your owners manual or with the manufacturer for instructions on the proper procedure for towing your 1998 GMC Suburban, because some vehicles must be equipped with a transmission lube pump, an axle disconnect, drive line disconnect, or free-wheeling hubs before they can be towed. The tow bar base plate listing for the 1998 Chevy Suburban will work for your 1998 GMC Suburban. The same basic frame was used on the Chevy and GMC trucks but...
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  • Replacement Roadmaster Base Plate Arms for the Existing Base Plate Brackets
    The Roadmaster XL Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms # 131-15 will use the Roadmaster Replacement Arms for Base Plate Kits # RM-ARMS. Because these will be custom fit, they are only available in pairs and are non-returnable. There is a form to fill out for the correct part attached. Please allow the stated time on the product page for delivery.
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  • Recommended Base Plates And Flat-Towing Components For 1989 Chevrolet C/K Series Pickup
    The 3 inch measurement you asked about is needed to make sure you choose the correct base plates for your 1989 Chevrolet C/K Series pickup. I have attached a drawing that shows where you can take the measurement you can check out. If you have three inches per the diagram I recommend the Roadmaster XL Base Plate Kit, part # 131-15. This kit features removable drawbars that make it almost invisible when removed. If the measurement you take is 1-1/4 inches, the base plate kit I recommend...
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  • 2001 GMC Sierra 2500HD 4x4 Base Plate Recommendation and Other Flat Towing Parts
    We do have a base plate fit for your 2001 GMC Sierra 2500 HD 4x4 but the Roadmaster Base Plate Kit part # 3101-1 is not a fit. In order to get the correct fit the 2001 GMC Sierra you have to measure from the lower-most threaded hole on the side of the frame to the center of the elongated hole on the bottom of the frame. I have attached a diagram for your reference. If that measurement is 1-1/4 inches then you need Roadmaster Base Plate part # 131-17. If the measurement is 3 inches then...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2002 Chevy Silverado 2500 4x4 behind an RV
    To flat tow your 2002 Chevy Silverado 2500 4x4 you will need base plates, a tow bar, safety cables, lighting, and supplemental braking. Starting with the base plates I recommend using Roadmaster base plates. There are a few different ones depending on the specifics of your truck: If you have a 2500 HD with tow hooks bolted externally to the bottom of the frame AND a 3" measurement when taken from the centerpoint of the lower-most threaded hole, on the frame side, to a center-line dissecting...
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  • Will the Roadmaster # 131-15 Base Plate Kit Fit a 2014 Toyota FJ Cruiser
    Although the Roadmaster XL Base Plate Kit # 131-15 will fit a handful of vehicles, it is not confirmed to fit your 2014 Toyota FJ Cruiser. The correct Base Plate Kit for your FJ Cruiser is the Roadmaster XL Base Plate Kit # 1183-1 instead. This will work great with the Roadmaster BlackHawk 2 All Terrain, Non-Binding Tow Bar # RM-422 that you mentioned. Keep in mind that you will also need Safety Cables, Vehicle Tow Bar Wiring, a Supplemental Braking System, and most likely a High-Low...
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  • Accessories for Flat Towing 2001 Chevy Silverado 2WD with Manual Transmission
    To flat tow a vehicle, you will need a base plate kit, a tow bar, safety cables, a lighting solution so that the towed vehicle has taillights that respond with those of the motorhome and a supplemental braking system. There are several different Roadmaster base plate kits that might be compatible with your truck. To determine which is the correct one for your truck, you will need to locate the three threaded holes on the side of the front frame member. Use a ruler to transfer the location...
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  • Recommendations for Flat Towing Components for a 1997 GMC Yukon
    The Tow Ready Adjustable Tow Bar # 63180 that you referenced has a 5,000 lb limit and cannot exceed 45 miles per hour. Most likely the weight of your 1997 GMC Yukon would exceed this so I do not recommend this tow bar for you. The first thing you will need to flat tow your vehicle would be a base plate kit. For that I recommend you get a Roadmaster XL Base Plate Kit # 131-15. This provides a safe, secure connection point for your vehicle. Next you will need a tow bar. For that I recommend...
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  • Flat Towing Components Needed for 1994 GMC Truck
    We have what you'll need, but you need to measure your frame to pick out which kit is the correct one. For the part # 131-3 the vehicle must have a 1-1/4" measurement when taken from the centerpoint of the lower-most threaded hole, on the frame side, to a center-line dissecting the rear-most elongated hole on the bottom. See diagram attached. The part # 131-15 would be then if that measurement is 3 inches. In addition to the base plates, you will also need a compatible tow bar, safety...
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  • Recommended Base Plate Kit for a 1993 GMC 1500 Pickup
    There are two base plates kits offered for the 1993 GMC 1500 pickup, but you must take a measurement to determine which kit will work on your particular truck. Your RoadMaster Blackhawk 2 tow bar will work with either kit. The required measurement will be taken from the center point of the lower-most threaded hole on the side of the frame, to the center line of the rearmost elongated hole on the bottom of the frame. If this distance is 1-1/4 inches, you would need RoadMaster base plate...
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  • Base Plates, Wiring, Safety Cables, Braking System to Flat Tow a 1994 Chevy 1500
    We do have several options of base plates available as long as your 1994 Chevy pickup is not a 1 ton or diesel. A 1500 means that it is a half ton so as long as it is not a diesel, there are base plates available. There is another important measurement to take to determine the correct base plates. Under the front of the truck, on the outside of the frame rail look for holes on the side of frame, and an elongated hole underneath. Measure the distance from the lowest threaded hole on the...
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  • Will the Roadmaster XL Base Plate Kit # 199-1 fit a 2002 Chevy Tahoe
    The Roadmaster XL Base Plate Kit part # 199-1 that you referenced will fit a 2002 1/2 ton Chevy Tahoe 2 or 4 wheel drive with tow hooks bolted internally to the frame rail. If you tow hooks bolt externally to the bottom of the frame you would need the XL Base Plate Kit # 1361-15 instead. In addition to the base plates, you will also need a compatible tow bar, safety cables, lighting, and supplemental braking to flat tow the vehicle. The most popular compatible tow bar is the Falcon...
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