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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. 1-800-940-8924 to order Roadmaster base plates part number 1418-1 or order online at Free expert support on all Roadmaster products. Great prices 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 - 1418-1

  • Removable Drawbars
  • Roadmaster
  • 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.


  • 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 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

Note: Fish wire bolt leaders (C58400 - sold separately) are required for complete installation.

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.

1418-1 Road Master XL Base Plate Kit

Installation Details 1418-1 Installation instructions

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Roadmaster Crossbar-Style Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms - 1418-1

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (954 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.

Jeep Cherokee

My husband and I were able to install the Roadmaster base plates on our 92 Jeep Cherokee in just a couple of hours. It went on pretty much the same as the demonstration video on the etrailer web site. The minor differences were addressed in the printed instructions that were included in our package. We haven't put it to the test yet as we still need to tackle wiring for the Roadmaster Even brake system that we purchased second hand. We will be towing our Jeep with our 93 Safari Trek. Customer service provided by Marty was excellent. I will provide pictures at a later date.

1998 Jeep Cherokee

I recieved the shipment yesterday however I won't be able to install it on my Jeep until we get back to Alberta after spending the winter in southern California. My only question is where do I get the items that bolt on to the base plates that attaches onto the tow bar?Haven't seen those advertized.

Etrailer Expert

Patrick B.


I believe the part you are looking for is 910021-00 from Roadmaster. It is the Quick Disconnect Tow Bar Base assembly.

2001 Jeep Cherokee

This is the third time I have order base plates and electrical hook ups from etrailer and love this company. We have a 1979 MCI Bus conversion and it is difficult at time finding things for towing etc for it because of age. Not with etrailer, they have it all. We have towed a 96 S-19 chevy, a 98 Jeep was next and this year we got a 2001 Jeep Cherokee which we got the electrical kit for from and the base plates are still on the way. Everything fits nicely and if you are unsure of how it all goes together just watch their video''s on the etrailer website which are very informational.
Thank You for being there when we need you. See you all down the road....

2001 Jeep Cherokee

Fast free shipping, Allison was very helpful and knew exactly what I needed for my 01 Jeep Cherokee. Took about three hours to complete the installation, great product and great customer service.

1995 Jeep Cherokee

Just home from a 4600 mi trip, towing a 1995 jeep Cherokee. Never had a concern for the base plates or the curt tow bar. Rock solid and easy removable when needed with a few pins.


Went on just like you said and everything was just like except on my 96, it was much easier to secure the right hand bumper bolts after I took the vacume tank loose.


I recently did a cost comparison on a set of baseplates 1418-1 . I forwarded the comparison to the price was matched with a 10% discount . After placing the order, the customer service rep.inquired about others requirements that i may need for installation such as lights, and braking. The customer service was very knowledgeable of the parts and installation and easy to work with. I recieved my parts within three days they look great.

Thank you Etrailer

1998 Jeep Cherokee

A well engineered product that mounts solidly to the chassis. No cutting or trimming of any stock components. With the tow bar mounts removed the mounts are recessed from the bumper and nearly invisible.

Kim P.


The parts are working perfectly. Thank you.

1999 Jeep Cherokee

Bolt on installation takes a few hours; the more rust on your car the longer it will take. These brackets fit perfectly and are very strong. The kit comes complete with all new bolts.

Chevrolet Colorado

The base plate was perfect, as I expected, since it was the third one that I had installed on Jeep Cherokees. We towed the Jeep from Florida to Colorado and back with no problems, even though I needed your help to install the plate onto the bent chassis of my Jeep.


Fast delivery and very well made. Welds look good and a good coat of paint on them. E Trailer always sells top quality parts.

2000 Jeep Cherokee

My order arrived sooner than expected. The price was better that I could find elsewhere with the free shipping. I installed the brackets myself and no modifications were required to complete the install. The instructions were good and all of the necessary hardware was included. Overall I am very pleased.


Received towbar parts everything looks great, now ready to put on vehicle.
Parts personnel know their stuff.
Dwight Dixon

1993 Jeep Cherokee

The parts arrived extra fast and fit my vehicle with no problems. They were easy to put on with the instructions provided. I have already used them and they work great. Would refer a friend to this site.

1997 Jeep Cherokee



The baseplate is probably going to outlast the Jeep. I’ll use them again if I get another Jeep JK model.

1996 Jeep Cherokee

Prompt shipment from order to delivery. Fit as expected.


great service. No problems w/ product. It did take longer than the 2 1/2 hours to get them on. However temps in AZ may have had something to do w/ placing them on in >100 degree weather. Thanks for the product



Fast delivery easy to install quality p roduct.


Super fast and super nice dealing with. Thank y’all.

2017 Ram 2500

Great prices super fast shipping



etrailer service is and has always been stellar. My order was correct and was delivered very quickly. The only reason I made this a four instead of a five was that the rear bolt position of both base plate brackets where welded on crooked. Each small plate was at a different angle from each other. In my opinion whoever welded them wasn’t paying attention to quality control. Because I was on a time crunch for my departure on a trip and could not wait for replacements (and I needed the vehicle for local driving) I made the brackets work. Other than that the installation went smoothly and I was able to test tow my 2004 CRV a couple of times without incident.


Item arrived earlier than predicted after viewing a very complete tracking system. The information was very clear and precise. Good job! I am 75 years of age and installed the baseplate myself. Only a couple of minor issues. One pin would not insert. Welding blob in the way. Filed it smooth and problem solved. The video was excellent but was a bit different in that it showed a different method o rear bolt installation, however the instructions on paper showed the correct way. Reinstalling the front clip had presented some difficulty. I suggest really watching the inner fender position relative to the front clip before removal. All said all went well. The finished look is great, (see pictures). Great product!


Everything looks good for us, but we have one more part that we are waiting on before we can install on the truck plus it's raining out here in Washington State. when it's time to put it all together we will take a picture and send it.

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  • Availability of Replacement Drawbars for Roadmaster Base Plate Kit # 1418-1 on 1998 Jeep Cherokee
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    The Roadmaster XL Base Plate kit part # 1418-1 that you referenced needs to be used with a Roadmaster tow bar that has a crossbar connection like the Stowmaster part # RM-501. If your tow bar does not have a crossbar assembly there might be an adapter available for it that would allow it to be used with a Roadmaster base plate kit but I'd have to know what you have. I attached a help article to this page that has a chart with all of the base plate kit to tow bar adapters we offer.
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  • Can Front Mount Trailer Hitch and Base Plates be Installed on 2001 Jeep Cherokee at the Same Time
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  • What Size Opening Does the XL Base Plate Kit # 1418-1 Have for a 1999 Jeep Cherokee
    I went out and measured the shank of the drawbars on the Roadmaster XL Base Plate Kit # 1418-1 for your 1999 Jeep Cherokee and found them to be 1-1/2" square. Sometimes aftermarket front bumpers for Jeeps will have a winch mount built into it and then the D-Rings can be used with adapters like part # RM-035 (3/4") or # RM-035-1 (1"). If you can find a bumper that fits your Cherokee which is rated for flat towing and utilizes the D-Rings just let me know how thick the D-Ring mounts are...
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