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Roadmaster Crossbar-Style Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms

Roadmaster Crossbar-Style Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms

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  • Removable Draw Bars
  • 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. 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

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


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



131-15 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details 131-15 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

1992 - 1998 Chevrolet Suburban

1995 - 1998 Chevrolet Tahoe

1999 - 2000 GMC Sierra 1500 - 2 Wheel Drive - excluding Z71

1999 - 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 - 2 Wheel Drive - excluding Z71

1999 - 2000 GMC Sierra 1500 - 4 Wheel Drive - excluding Z71

1999 - 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 - 4 Wheel Drive - excluding Z71

1999 - 2000 GMC Sierra 1500 - 4 Wheel Drive - Z71

1999 - 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 - 4 Wheel Drive - Z71

2001 - 2002 GMC Sierra 1500 HD - 2 Wheel Drive

2001 - 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 HD - 2 Wheel Drive

2001 - 2002 GMC Sierra 1500 HD - 4 Wheel Drive

2001 - 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 HD - 4 Wheel Drive

2001 - 2002 GMC Sierra 1500 LD - 2 Wheel Drive - excluding Z71

2001 - 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LD - 2 Wheel Drive - excluding Z71

2001 - 2002 GMC Sierra 1500 LD - 4 Wheel Drive - excluding Z71

2001 - 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LD - 4 Wheel Drive - excluding Z71

2001 - 2002 GMC Sierra 1500 LD - 4 Wheel Drive - Z71

2001 - 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LD - 4 Wheel Drive - Z71

2001 - 2002 GMC Sierra 2500 HD - 4 Wheel Drive

2001 - 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD - 4 Wheel Drive

1999 - 2002 GMC Sierra 2500 LD - 2 Wheel Drive

1999 - 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 LD - 2 Wheel Drive

1999 - 2000 GMC Sierra 2500 LD - 4 Wheel Drive

1999 - 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 LD - 4 Wheel Drive

1992 - 1994 Chevrolet Blazer excluding 1-ton and Diesel

1987 - 1998 Chevrolet C/K Series Pickup excluding 1-ton and Diesel

1987 - 1998 GMC C/K Series Pickup excluding 1-ton and Diesel

1992 - 1998 GMC Yukon excluding Diesel

1999 - 2002 Chevrolet Suburban tow hooks bolted externally to bottom of frame

1999 - 2002 Chevrolet Tahoe tow hooks bolted externally to bottom of frame

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Customer Reviews

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

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (501 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.

- 131-15
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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



- 199-5
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Review from a similar Roadmaster XL in Base Plates


I purchased these for my new toad . I had purchased the entire towing system for my toad through etrailer I totaled my toad Sept 2018. I had to replace the 199-5 unit that bolts up to the frame of my new toad. This was the second time dealing with etrailer. Fast frendly quick service. Quality products and the sales representatives are extremely knowledgeable of all the products that they offer for your needs. I would rate etrailer Service, Sales dept and shipping dept A++. If you DEMAND Quality products and a sales representative that is extremely knowledge of all your needs. You can't go wrong with etrailer. Best Regards Ray 639676



- 4410-1
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It was easy to install. It took me about two hours. 574848



- 1411-2
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I ordered the Roadmaster XL Base Plate Kit - 1411-2 from etrailer and got them in record time. Could not have gotten better service. Thank You ETRAILER 29139



- 1419-7
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Nice unit. Fairly easy to install. Had no problems last trip, loading up for another in two weeks. 360542



- 477-1
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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



- 3121-1
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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



- 913-1
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This was a fantastic addition to our TOAD. 03 Subie Forester (manual). Install was simple and only took an hour. The hookup are simple, robust and provide confidence in towing. Well worth the purchase and I highly recommend Roadmaster products to others. 484479


Comments

Still able to tug my dinghy as it was a year ago!!!

George - 03/13/2019

50475

- 1018-1
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The tow bar adapter kit came late as it had to be ordered from the factory which was not really a problem as I was gone on vacation, but a representative from etrailer was in contact with me keeping me informed. The item fit perfect and had really good instructions went on with out a problem and is very sturdy and well built. would buy from them again 259700



- 3151-1A
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Great product! Other than a few minor difference between the Saturn and the Captiva the instructions were great. Only took about 3.5 hours to install. Thanks etrailer! 189041



- 477-1
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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



- 3121-1
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I purchased the Roadmaster Base Plate for our 06 Saturn Vue. The base plate fit exactly as described. Was not to hard to install. I did my self to save money. The hardest part of the job was the removal of the front air dam and cutting out the access holes for the bars, Still not to bad if you have mechanical skills. The staff at e-trailer was very helpful and answered any questions that I had. It was delivered very quickly as stated and arrived on time. If you are considering this type of project I would highly recommend e-trailer. 262472


Comments

very good

Dean K - 06/18/2017

25102

- 1419-7
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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



- 1420-1
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I have mounted four different Roadmaster brackets in the passed but this model had some serious problems. The drivers side bracket attached to my 2001 Jeep TJ very easily per the instructions. The passenger side bracket on the other hand had serious engineering deficiencies. None of the mounting holes matched up to the vehicle frame. Two of the bracket holes needed to be enlarged to engage. The back hole was very difficult aligning the inside required drilled hole with the outside slotted opening. Near impossible to enlarge a slotted frame opening. May be fine for a fully equipped shop with all the tools required but not so much for the home mechanic. I'd still recommend these brackets but know what your getting into. 452768



- 3141-1
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Install pics 478286



- 474-1
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Good information and prompt shipping. Base plate is solid and install and use instructions are excellent. Be warned that product install is drill two holes and install 3 bolts, BUT the entire front panel has to be removed and replaced. Not difficult, but time-consuming. Seat bracket is solid and install and use instructions are excellent. Brakemaster kit is good quality, but instructions are not as good as most Roadmaster products. Instructions for air line install are especially weak. 167660


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Great with no problems. Connect and disconnect very quick and easy. Thanks.

Gordon - 01/08/2016

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- 711-4
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I used to tow our dinghy, a cherry 1997 Miata, with a car dolly; finally realized it was a case of overkill. The dolly is over half the weight of the car and wider than the motor home! On our last expedition to the Canadian Rockies, I got to talking with a fellow camper who told me how cool and easy it was to tow his dinghy with tow bars. Now, for the tow bar conversion: Removing the Miata's fascia, radiator air scoop and bottom engine cover is not difficult, as the fasteners are relatively easy to get to. After removing (and discarding) the two tie-down loops and discarding the four screws holding the front anti-sway bar, the installation of the base plates is straight-forward (it fits into those holes - who knew?). The fit of the kit to the car's frame is precise, with plenty of adjustment space, if needed. The only fabrication required is removal of some material from the air scoop where it comes into contact with the installed base plates. Reinstalling the fascia, I "shoe-horned" it over the base plate, with the help of silicon spray. Fortunately, the fascia is very flexible. Unless you look for them, the base plate receivers are not a prominent feature of the front end. 239008



- 1142-3
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I needed to set up our 1998 Toyota RAV4 for dinghy towing. Etrailer.com had everything I needed. The Roadmaster 1142-3 base plates fit as designed and were fairly easy to install, the only body modification needed was trimming the splash pans around the engine for the ends of the mounts. I had to point them out to my wife after installation, they are very discreet when not in use. The Roadmaster 910021-00 QD towbar assembly will make connecting to our RV a breeze, and the RM-98100 second vehicle kit had all the connectors and tubing to install my Brakemaster and BrakeAway cylinders. The long leads on the HM20014 breakaway switch meant I needed fewer wire connectors, and the FA80-01-2160 coiled cable will provide a more finished look when not towing the Toy. I decided to not complicate my life any more than necessary, and selected the EZT20B tow light kit instead of a magnetic kit due to the convertible top on our RAV4. The customer service people at etrailer.com were quick to answer my questions about wiring options, kept me informed when I had a delay, and the shipping/delivery times were unbelievable. Here in Wisconsin I received my orders in TWO DAYS! 233399



- 1444-1
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Great service and FAST delivery.... Recieved all parts ordered in just 4 1/2 days....Awsome Co.. Would definately use them again.... 376850



- 1444-3
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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



- 1424-1
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Fit right up!! 77677


Comments

So far the plates are working great, it is an easy attachment for the tow bar and nothing gets in the way at all. Thanks again for the brackets..

Scott P - 04/24/2014

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Comments

Scott, I have rock bumper like you have in the picture. Did you use the 1424-1 Road Master XL Base Plate? Was this very hard to install? Thanks for any information. Rich.

-- comment by: Rich A - 06/07/2014

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- 915-1
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First off it wasn't a "5 minute job". Took me probably 3.5 hours or so on my back in the garage, but I took my time especially with the cutting/trimming of the lower valance on the front bumper. I did not want to cut too much & have big gaping holes in the bumper. All in all it went well. To cut & trim the bumper I simply used a bare hack saw blade, Dremel tool, file & razor knife The picture in the instructions of where to cut a hole at the back of the fog light recess is a little puzzling until you get the light out & locate the tie-down bracket bolt that needs to be removed. You'll need to make the hole larger because the replacement bolt has a 17mm head on it instead of the stock 14mm hex head. Wasn't real happy about how much they had me hack off the panel under the engine. Probably should have looked that on my own rather than use their crudely drawn lines in the picture. I was able to drill the 1/2" hole for the 5 1/2" long rear bolt with a regular length drill bit. Just drill as straight as you can using the little square hole in the frame rail as your guide. It seemed to take forever to get to the required torque of 56 '/lbs on the long bolts. I suspect that's because the frame rail actually crushes a little bit. I want to point out 1 drawback to the brackets that I noticed. If you're using a tow bar that has a cross plate between the 2 bracket bar inserts (like I am), you can not pull the removable inserts out with the cross bracket attached. They're NOT parallel to one another, so when you're home & no longer in "tow mode" you'll have to unbolt one side in order to remove the bars. Otherwise a well made product. Haven't actually towed the car yet though. 180908



- 1424-1
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Would have been 5 stars except for price - yikes! But it appears to be plenty sturdy. Removing the old bolts was by far the hardest part of the installation. I can't blame the new part for that. As can be seen in the pictures the pasenger side bumper trim piece interferes a bit with the plate. I believe I can trim the facia for a better fit. Also note the slotted opening on the passenger side. It installs easily, but when the tow bar plate is installed, this needs to be loosened and pursuaded into a better position. I appreciate etrailer's help in getting the right part. 192683



- 1425-1
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Installed the unit myself on a 2004 Grand Cherokee Laredo. Watched videos and reviewed instructions, took my time. Finished in one evening. Works great and I would highly recommend it. 572929



- 199-10
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I have used these people a couple times and this time I messed up and ordered the wrong part. Meghan was so helpful. She did just what I expected. I will use them again 572347



- 1545-1
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Installation instructions were superb. Tow bar easy to attach. 81491


Comments

I dont have the car that I bought the base plate for, however, I bought a new Honda CR-V and had a Road Master base plate put on it and it is really working out great.

Mel W - 05/23/2014

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- 1544-1
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I decided to have this professionally installed, and it turned out great. The only hiccup was the Roadmaster install instructions for a Honda Pilot show the short cables attaching to the insides of the brackets while the holes are on the outside. The installer called Roadmaster and was told the design changed and the short cables are to be connected to the long cables from the motor home (see my picture). So far I've towed it only a few miles back to my house, but it seemed to work just fine. My first real trip is next month. I'll update the review if there's anything significant to report. Thanks etrailer for the expert advice and great customer service! 228211


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Still working great! Were full timing now and have towed the Pilot from AR to TN to FL. Everything works great!

Ted A - 09/27/2016

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- 3141-1
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Placed order with Rebecca after she answered several questions. Shipment was quick and follow on emails kept me informed of status of order. In fact, she called me to let me know that the order had shipped. Product was drop shipped to Labelle Auto for installation. As stated in product manufactures installation instructions the install was straight forward and took the full 3 hours. I have used (towed) my vehicle since the install and everything works great. Also installed the Roadmaster Diode wiring kit. Easy to do and works great. As an added benefit with this kit your front running lights will also be illuminated. Overall I am very satisfied with both the product and the customer service provided by Rebecca and Dana at etrailer.com. 173468



- 711-4
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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



- 3138-1
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Item is not a good design, it hangs to low an hits curbs, speed bumps going up and down driveways. 656167


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The placement of the front frame members and bumper dictate where the base plate assembly mounts, so there wasnt really any other good way to place the base plates. If they were placed above the front bumper, they would have been to high to reliably connect to a tow bar.

-- Mike L - 06/12/2019

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- 1430-1
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etrailer has been so good to work with! The base plates worked perfectly! 653477



- 4408-1
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Good product, if installing on Lincoln MKX their video shows installing on a Ford Edge. You will need quite a bit more trimming on the MKX grill than what is shown. It will work (eventually) though. 652293



- 3122-1
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Ok not had 1 problem great product 651209



- 477-5
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Angela was marvellous she was very helpful and I'm very satisfied with the product that I bought 647771



- 3109-1
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Base plate kit was fairly easy to install,all hardware was included and directions were clear! I would definitely buy another to install if ever needed. I do have a car lift making it easier,but would not be bad without,just a little harder on the knees! 647182



- 3109-1
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40 yrs in the autobody trade helped .Plus all the tools I have. The hard part for the average person would be cutting the HSLA bumper reinforcement. I would put in your instructions to use a cutoff wheel as a saw blade won't cut it and heat is not to be used HSLA steel. 646438



- 3130-1
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The set up work great. I wish I had bought the set up years ago. 644786



- 4408-1
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We bought the Roadmaster Sterling Tow Bar to pull a Ford Edge behind our diesel pusher and are very happy with it's performance. When we upgrade the toad we'll stay with etrailer and Roadmaster. 644441



- 1427-1
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My order came in a couple days with free shipping. The installation instructions and video made it easy to install. Well built and fit perfectly. 642376



- 495-1A
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The product came as expected and has worked well. Thank You. Greg for the great and speedy service 639383



- RM-3176-1
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Good 638078



- 131-8
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The base plate installation went as smooth as expected. The details included with the plate were complete and clear. Great products and great service. 636038



- 1148-3
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I like the product. Required some drilling but nothing major. Fits the 1999 4 Runner well. 635060



- 477-1
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Installed on a 2010 Ford Ranger Sport 2wd Have towed over 10000 and not one issue. I did the install without one issue, picture perfect, I did use a online video to get a general idea of install otherwise I primarily used manufacturer's. . Be sure to use the recommended/ required locktite product. Enjoy!!! 621575



- 477-1
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Perfect fitment, quick shipping as alwa ys. 619953



- 1419-7
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This Roadmaster Base plate is absolutly the strongest for safe towing. 1/4" base plate. Everything is heavy duty. Everything FITS perfectly and hole LINE UP!! One TIP - the 4-10mm x 1.5 x 45mm bolts would not fit my 2002 Gran Cherokee. INSTEAD get 8.8 hardness 3/8 x 16 thread (NC) x 1 1/2 inches long. This is the thread thats in the 2002 Grand Cherokee frame. Everything else is good to go. I would recommend this product and am VERY HAPPY. Installed about 1 hr. No hurry I'm 70. Will pull behind my truck camper with confidence 8^). Best price AND service from etrailer as always. Oh and get the fish wire bolt leader. 616697



- 1555-5
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All is well 614414



- 1419-5
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Everything fit and was easy to install once the bumper cover was removed. 614148



- 477-1
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The Roadmaster baseplate seems to be well made. I did have problems with 4 of the bolt holes for the bumper not matching up. Had to take a file to the bumper holes to widen them a little. Overall I'm not displeased. I did end up with my tab height gaining an extra inch over the Blue Ox baseplate so that was a plus since the pintle hitches I connect too are about 30 inches off the ground. Overall I'm pleased. It remains to be seen how well the unit will hold up to 50,000 miles a year of towing. 612304



- 1187-1A
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Had a car Dollie to pull a vehicle behind my motor home it was a big pain to hookup and pull took two people to hook and unhook bought the base plate kit from etrailer was a breeze to install I can hook and unhook it my self and the vehicle pulls straight and smooth the product and support is great! 611442


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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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  • 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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