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Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms

Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms

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Designed specifically for heavy-duty applications, direct-connect brackets install onto your vehicle's frame to provide attachment points for a motor-home-mounted tow bar. Front arms are easily removable when not in use. Call 800-298-8924 to order Roadmaster base plates part number 131-3 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Roadmaster products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms. Base Plates reviews from real customers.
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Roadmaster Base Plates - 131-3

  • Roadmaster
  • Removable Drawbars
  • Hitch Pin Attachment

Designed specifically for heavy-duty applications, direct-connect brackets install onto your vehicle's frame to provide attachment points for a motor-home-mounted tow bar. Front arms are easily removable when not in use.


Features:

  • Hidden bracket design - drawbars are easily removable via 2 pins
  • Computer-cut, all-steel construction provides exceptional strength
  • Black powder coat finish is durable and corrosion resistant
  • Simple installation - no welding
    • Custom base plates ensure a perfect fit for your vehicle
  • No crossbar needed - faster hookup and sleeker appearance
    • Crossbar not required because these direct-connect base plates are designed for strong, heavy-duty applications
  • Compatible with all Roadmaster tow bars that slide into trailer hitch receivers
  • Instructions and mounting hardware included
  • Made in the USA
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty


Note: Direct-connect base plates will work only with the Roadmaster tow bars that slide into a trailer hitch, such as the Sterling, Blackhawk, Blackhawk 2, Falcon and Falcon 2. These base plates will not work with tow bars that require a hitch ball.


Direct-connect brackets do not require a crossbar because of the heavy-duty nature of your vehicle's frame. Thus, installation is simplified, the hookup process is faster, and the total appearance is enhanced.


Note: The EZ Hook safety cables included with Roadmaster's Sterling tow bars will not work with direct-connect base plates. These cables connect to an anchor plate on the Quick Disconnect crossbar, which will not be present when you are using these base plates.


The drawbars, or front arms, on the direct-connect base plate kit are simple to mount and remove, easily securing with 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.



131-3 Road Master MX Base Plate Kit

Installation Details 131-3 Installation instructions

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Customer Reviews

Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms - 131-3

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (166 Customer Reviews)

Designed specifically for heavy-duty applications, direct-connect brackets install onto your vehicle's frame to provide attachment points for a motor-home-mounted tow bar. Front arms are easily removable when not in use.

- 131-3
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Ordered yesterday. Installing parts today. Excellent website and service. Great experience 707438



- 1430-3
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Review from a similar MX in Base Plates


I have purchased a number of products from etrailer.com. I have always been satisfied with both the product and the transaction. The products have been of the highest quality with a competitive price. They have been shipped and received in a timely manner. The tow bar receivers have been mounted on my Jeep Wrangler and we have pulled it over 1000 miles without problems. I would recommend etrailer.com as a good source for trailer towing equipment. 180236



- 4427-3A
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Review from a similar MX in Base Plates


Very good fit. Easy to install. Directions were fairly easy to follow. Will be towing behind our Winnebago Journey. This is my 3rd baseplate from trailer. Great company and customer service. 216472


Comments
Still works perfectly as advertised
Rick - 08/03/2016

19886

- 495-3A
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Review from a similar MX in Base Plates


etrailer was a great help not only selling me a very good product but with advice on how to find the brake controller plug on me new motor home . Thanks 353673



- 354-3
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Review from a similar MX in Base Plates


It's been a year since I install the Roadmaster MX Base Plate Kit and it's works just as advertised. I've had no issues at all. Love the product and I got great support from etrailer. 563778



- 3160-3B
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Review from a similar MX in Base Plates


Great Roadmaster tow brackets. Much cheaper than any where else and wonderful people to deal with. They answered all of my questions, changed the bracket to a better one and were very helpful. After i changed my order 2 days after the order the packages arrived on the earlier promised date. 204422


Comments
Great! We have towed our Equinox all over Texas. All we have to do is take out one 5 amp fuse shift to neutral and go as stated in owners guide.
Larry S - 06/17/2016

18681

- 1541-5
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Review from a similar MX in Base Plates


Excellent product. Easy to install on my 2005 Honda Element. Didn't have to cut anything on the frame or the grill fascia. Went with the Roadmaster over the Blue Ox because it is a less conspicuous baseplate and it wasn't necessary to alter any of the frame/metal on the car. I have a Blue Ox tow bar so I also had to have an adapter kit to hook the two together. Etrailer.com was very helpful getting me the correct parts I needed. Their customer service is A+++. I have attached 'before' and 'after' pictures (I think). I cut the electrical mount and a few tabs off of the baseplate to give it a cleaner look. I will hide the wires behind the grill and bring them out when in use. Also purchased a few plastic caps to cover tubes. 436995



- 1175-3
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Review from a similar MX in Base Plates


I did some research and decided this was the best route to set up my 2012 Tacoma to tow behind my RV. Very clean install and the plates are very unobtrusive. 752714



- 3154-3
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Review from a similar MX in Base Plates


Great product. Fitment on our 2008 Chevy Tahoe was as the instructions suggested. Drilling through the frame was required, and took a little time. The first side I worked on took about 3 hours whereas the 2nd side only took about 1.5 hrs. Very happy with the product. 719311



- 1429-3
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Review from a similar MX in Base Plates


Outstanding 886969



- 1555-3
by: 09/16/2020

Review from a similar MX in Base Plates


Everything fit good. Instructions were clear. Have not had time to enjoy product much but when I did It all worked well. 881640



- 2505-3
by: 08/28/2020

Review from a similar MX in Base Plates


880925



- 1541-5
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Review from a similar MX in Base Plates


Very Good to do business with 864326



- 495-3A
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Review from a similar MX in Base Plates


Used these to tow my 2013 F150 for 6000 miles round trip on a cross country trip behind our RV. They worked great and never had a problem. It was very easy to disconnect and reconnect as needed during our trip. 856728



- 1151-1
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Review from a similar MX in Base Plates


Got what I ordered... on tome and as promised.... good place to do business.... when the need arrises i will order from them again.... 851499



- 1541-5
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Review from a similar MX in Base Plates


Fits perfect just like description no mods to my 04Honda CR-V 828273



- RM-3176-3
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Review from a similar MX in Base Plates


Fast delivery easy instructions to install. Will be traveling with our rv. Wanted to take my truck this will be perfect. Had a dolley but couldn’t use the trick on it. 823064



- 1187-3A
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Review from a similar MX in Base Plates


Product is fine, but the packaging was almost destroyed. I would suggest you ship the bolts and nuts in a seperate box, as there were some missing. 822504



- RM-3180-2
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Review from a similar MX in Base Plates


Solid brackets and ease of putting them on. 820724



- 1555-3
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Review from a similar MX in Base Plates


Installed easily. Can't wait to use it. 820242



- 3164-3
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Review from a similar MX in Base Plates


Great hitch and great service selecting the correct hitch. Fast drop shipping to my destination. Easy installation although the instructions could use some more detail. All in all 5star. 819465



- 4427-3A
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Review from a similar MX in Base Plates


High quality, installed easily using the videos and instructions. 816451



- 1427-3
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Review from a similar MX in Base Plates


Great products and good prices with excellent customer service. 814399



- 3115-3
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Review from a similar MX in Base Plates


Product is high quality, but the ordering process is very susceptible to making the same error I made. There are three different base plates,(3115-3, 199-6 and 199-11) the web site will tell you that all three WILL fit your truck, when in reality, only one will fit. I would advise biting the bullet and calling them to make sure you get the right one. The hold time is long, but worth it. 811876



- RM-3177-3
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Review from a similar MX in Base Plates


works very good, thanks for helping on this. Mike 804557


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Ask the Experts about this Roadmaster Base Plates

  • Can 1996 Chevy Tahoe 4WD Be Flat Towed Behind an RV
    I did some checking and it looks like the only way to flat tow your 1996 Chevy Tahoe with 4WD is for you to install a lube pump kit in the transmission. We don't offer them but they are available other places. We do offer a base plate kit for your vehicle though. For that you would want the Roadmaster MX Kit part # 131-3 which is a confirmed fit. In addition to the base plates, you will also need a compatible tow bar, safety cables, lighting, and supplemental braking to flat tow...
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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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  • Could a 1998 GMC Truck 2500 be Flat Towed with a 5,000 lb Capacity Tow Bar
    Your truck is most likely going to weigh more than 5,000 lbs. I looked up the weights of your truck and depending on how it is equipped it could weight between 4,299 lbs and 5,470 lbs. For a very popular tow bar that has up to a 6,000 lb capacity we have the Roadmaster Falcon 2 part # RM-520 which would work well for you.
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  • Base Plates for 1994 GMC C/K Series 2500 Pickup
    Blue Ox base plates # BX1712 do fit your 3/4-ton 2500 series. They also fit the 1500 and 3500. If you refer to the linked diagram you will see the frame measurement you can take (on the passenger side outside frame surface) to see whether you can use Roadmaster kit # 131-8 (if the dimension is 3-inches) or kit # 131-3 (if the dimension is 1-1/4-inches). I also linked an article on flat towing that covers each of the components required.
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  • 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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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 1996 Chevy C/K Series Pickup Truck Behind a Motor Home
    I am glad you emailed us because there are some things that you need to be aware of. First, the Tow Ready tow bar, # 63180 is only rated for 5,000 pounds and your 1996 Chevy Silverado could easily exceed this capacity. The other problem with the tow bar is that it is only rated for a maximum speed of 45 miles per hour. We need to get you a proper set up. The first thing you are going to want to do is consult the truck owners manual to determine if it can be flat towed and if so what...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Recommendation For An Adapter For The Demco Excali-Bar II To Work With Roadmaster MX Baseplates
    I did some research and unfortunately I could not find an adapter that will let you use the Demco Excali-Bar II with Roadmaster MX Base Plates, Item # 131-3. If you are open to changing your base plates then your could get the Roadmaster XL Base Plate Kit, Item # 199-1, and the Roadmaster Adapter, Item # RM-032. I have attached some articles that might help for you to check out.
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