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Roadmaster Crossbar-Style Base Plate Kit - Fixed Arms

Roadmaster Crossbar-Style Base Plate Kit - Fixed Arms

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Roadmaster Base Plates - 1411-1

  • Fixed Drawbars
  • Roadmaster

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


1411-1 Road Master Standard Base Plate Kit

Installation Details 1411-1 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles





Customer Reviews

Roadmaster Crossbar-Style Base Plate Kit - Fixed Arms - 1411-1

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (157 Customer Reviews)

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

- 1411-1
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2019 Jeep Cherokee

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 !!!



- 1411-1
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install went great no lift worked of garage floor



- 1411-1
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2012 Jeep Liberty

Products were exactly what we had ordered. Shipping was extremely fast. Very satisfied with over-all experience.



- 1411-1
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Awesome product. Actually took half the time to install from what the instructions said.



- 1411-1
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Great quality and price excellent service first class all around



- 1208-1
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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.


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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


- 1208-1
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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


- 118-8
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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!



- 118-1
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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


- 1401-1
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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.



- 1003-1
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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.



- 118-8
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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.



- 414-1
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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.



- 118-1
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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!



- 118-8
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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!



- 1208-1
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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 .



- 1528-1
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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.



- 118-1
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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



- 118-1
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Review from a similar Classic Kit in Base Plates


Thank you for very fast delivery of the base plate kit. Once installed, the tow bar fit perfectly. I had to remove the front tire to get to the spot to more easily drill the four holes needed to install the brackets. It would be helpful to see a drawing in the instructions to assure proper installation of bolts, washers, nuts, etc., in addition to the written instructions. With careful reading, I completed the installation but "a picture is worth a thousand words." Thank you for a well-made and well designed kit.



- 435-1
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Review from a similar Classic Kit in Base Plates


Product was as advertised. It arrived earlier than expected. The installation instructions were simple and easy to follow. The install had no problems. You need to center punch where you are going to drill because the surface to be drilled is not flat. You need to drill a pilot hole to ease drilling the larger hole. On the my '93 Ranger Splash the bumper came off with only the removal of 4 easy to reach nuts. A wrench is not required on the bolts as they were welded to a metal strip between them that made re-installation simple. The plastic air-dam on the bottom of the bumper can be removed easily to cut holes for the base plate to extend thru. Don't replace it until the bumper has been re-installed.



- 1528-1
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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.



- 118-1
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Review from a similar Classic Kit in Base Plates


The base plates installed very easily. No need to remove the bumper cover or any other parts to the car. However, the bolts on my tow bar are drilled 3 inches apart which is a bit wider than the bolt holes on the base plates and required extra drilling on my part.



- 1417-1
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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


- 154-2
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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



- 510-15
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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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  • What Needs to be Removed to Install the Roadmaster Base Plate Kit for a 1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee
    I am going to send you a copy of the installation instructions for the Roadmaster Base Plate Kit # 1411-1 also, but it looks like you will need to remove the tow hooks (if equipped), the two bolts securing the radiator cross members, the plastic splash guard retainer located behind the rear cross member bolt and the bolts for the tubular cowl support from the cross member.
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  • Will the Stowmaster Tow Bar work with Roadmaster Classic Base Plate Kits
    Yes, your Roadmaster Stowmaster tow bar will work with the Roadmaster Classic Base Plate kit part # 1411-1 that you referenced.
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  • Install Instructions for the Roadmaster Base Plate Kit 1411-1
    I attached the install instructions for the Roadmaster Base Plate Kit part # 1411-1 that you referenced in a picture for you to check out.
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  • Roadmaster Base Plate Kit for 1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee
    You can either use the Roadmaster Standard Base Plate Kit, 1411-1, or Roadmaster XL Base Plate Kit, 1411-2. These brackets both offer good towing for your Jeep. The XL kit offers removal of the visible brackets when not towing.
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  • Base Plate Kit # 1411-1 Recommend for a 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee with a Roadmaster Explorer Tow Bar
    Yes, these Roadmaster Classic Base Plate Kit, part # 1411-1, is compatible with the Roadmaster Explorer tow bar that you have. You will not need an adapter or modifications as Roadmaster tow bars are compatible with Roadmaster base plate kits. You might also be interested in purchasing a Roadmaster Tow Bar Quick Disconnect Kit, part # RM-201, to allow you to quickly connect and disconnect your tow bars from the # 1411-1.
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  • Base Plates, Wiring, Safety Cables, and Braking System to Flat Tow a 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee
    For your 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee and the Stowmaster tow bar, you can use either Standard Base Plates, # 1411-1 or XL Base Plates # 1411-2. The difference is that the XL base plates feature removable draw bar arms. There is no cutting, welding, or holes that need to be drilled to install either one of these base plate kits. To complete the towing set up for your Jeep, you will need safety cables, lighting, and a supplemental braking system as required by law. For safety cables, I recommend...
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  • Roadmaster Base Plate Recommendation for a 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee
    Yes, the Roadmaster Classic Base Plate Kit # 1411-1 that you referenced is confirmed to fit your 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee. To safely flat tow a vehicle there are several components needed. The first is the base plate kit which we have already picked out. Next, you will need a set of tow bars. For that I recommend you get a RoadMaster Sterling All Terrain Tow Bar # RM-576. This tow bar comes with quick-disconnects, safety cables and wiring run for lighting. The next component you will...
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  • Base Plate Kit Needed for a 2007 Saturn Vue 6 Cyl
    The "NOT CONFIRMED TO FIT 2007 SATURN VUE" message that you are seeing on the product page for the Roadmaster Classic Base Plate Kit # 1411-1 simply means that it will not fit. We do not manufacture anything in-house as we are just a distributor, but I can say that this kit fits the following: 1993 - 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee 1993 - 1993 Jeep Grand Wagoneer The Roadmaster kit that fits your 2007 Saturn Vue is the XL Base Plate Kit # 3121-1. This is compatible with a 6 cyl Saturn Vue (excluding...
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  • Will Flat Towing a 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4X4 With Wheels Down Damage Drive Shaft
    Your owners manual for your 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo will give you the directions on flat towing your vehicle behind your Class A RV. Your owners manual will also tell you the steps to follow to prevent any drive shaft damage. I was unable to find your owners manual on line. The Roadmaster Base Plate # 1411-1 that you referenced is the correct base plate to use with your vehicle. These base plates will extend out in front of your vehicle when you remove the tow bar. The Roadmaster...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee
    I did a bit of research and the 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee can be towed 4 wheels down, but you will need a drive shaft coupling to allow the wheels to rotate freely. You should always check your owners manual or with the vehicle dealer for complete instructions for towing your vehicle. Once you have a drive shaft coupling installed you will need to install either the Roadmaster Classic Base Plate Kit with Fixed Arms, item # 1411-1, or the Roadmaster XL Base Plate Kit with Removable Arms,...
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  • Parts to Flat Tow 1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee Behind RV and Will it Accumulate Miles Being Towed
    Most likely, yes, your 1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee will accumulate miles while it is being flat towed. In order to flat tow a vehicle there are 5 main items needed: base plates, tow bar, safety cables, lighting, and supplemental braking. For base plates, the most cost effective option is # 1411-1. These are fixed base plates meaning they will always be present at the front of the vehicle. If you want to be able to remove the draw bar arms when not in use then you can use base plate kit #...
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  • Recommended Roadmaster Base Plate Kit For 2000 Lexus LX 470
    I have an option for you but the Roadmaster Crossbar-Style Base Plate Kit # 1411-1 is not a confirmed fit for your 2000 Lexus LX 470 as it was designed for 1993-1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee and 1993 Jeep Grand Wagoneer. For your LX 470 I recommend the Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit # 1151-1 which was designed for the 1999-2002 Lexus LX 470 and Toyota Land Cruiser. To complete your flat tow setup you will also need a tow bar, safety cables, wiring for lights, and a supplemental...
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  • How to Find the Flat Towing Procedure and Parts Needed for a 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee
    Take a look in your owner's manual for a recreational towing section or in emergency towing to determine the proper procedure/gear that your 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee needs to be in for flat towing. I can only go back to 2004 online so I cannot check the 1997 model year but I can tell you all the parts you will need. First, you will need base plates for the Jeep. If you want removable base plates (so they are not easily noticeable at the front of the vehicle when not towing it) I recommend...
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  • Baseplate for 1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee
    There are minimal modifications made to install part # 1411-1 on your 1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The baseplate bolts up to your frame and the attachment points bolt up to the front of your frame. The baseplate fits through the front lower grille. Most states require a supplemental braking system to safely flat tow your vehicle. Part # SM99251 fits your Jeep. It is an in depth install, but there is a diagram in the instructions showing exactly how to make all of your connections. You also...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee
    Since you are only going to tow the vehicle once I recommend renting a vehicle trailer at the same time you rent the truck. I can advise you of all the parts you will need to flat tow the vehicle but honestly since it is a one time deal, the best option for you is to just tow it on a trailer. To flat tow the vehicle you would first check the owners manual to make sure your model can be flat towed and to check on any special requirements. You would have to have base plates, a tow bar, safety...
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  • Can I Use a Front Mount Hitch to Flat Tow My 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee
    I have a solution for you, but front mounted hitches like the Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch # 65008 are only designed for carrying hitch mounted accessories like winches or bike racks and you cannot flat tow with them. You'll also want to consult your the owner's manual of your vehicle to determine if the specific model of your 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee can be flat towed (there are certain models that cannot be flat towed). There are a number of parts that you'll need in order to...
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