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Roadmaster Crossbar-Style Base Plate Kit - Fixed Arms

Roadmaster Crossbar-Style Base Plate Kit - Fixed Arms

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Base plate brackets attach to your vehicle's frame to provide fixed attachment points for your tow bar. 1-800-940-8924 to order Roadmaster base plates part number 1418-3 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 - Fixed Arms. Base Plates reviews from real customers.
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Roadmaster Base Plates

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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
    • 1/2" Bolt leader (80101-1 - sold separately) required for installation
  • Made in the USA
  • Limited lifetime warranty


Note: Fishwires (C58400 - sold separately) are required for complete installation.




1418-3 Road Master Standard Base Plate Kit

Item # 1418-3

Installation Details 1418-3 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles





Customer Reviews

Roadmaster Crossbar-Style Base Plate Kit - Fixed Arms - 1418-3

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (156 Customer Reviews)

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

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I AM PERFECTLY HAPPY WITH THE BASE PLATE THAT I PURCHASED FROM YOU



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Installation was pretty difficult as the right hand side, the mounting holes did not line up with the truck and had to be modified a lot, in order to install! However since install they work great!



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Product is simple and does its job flawlessly. Installation was quite a challenge. Service and delivery from etrailer could not have been better.



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I haven't yet installed but I will say that the delivery was prompt and the package appears to be complete as necessary and promised. Everything in the box was well packaged to protect contents (pretty impressive considering that these contents probably don't actually need a whole lot of protection by nature). Thanks.



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Just what I wanted, The base plate was accurately described, shipped immediately, and at a much lower price than what I was quoted from the dealer parts department.



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Fit exactly as it should. Installation is easy, but took a little longer than a pro



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Received the base kit,1418-3,and was that very fast shipping.Drove the Jeep to auto body shop and had it mounted.everything worked and it fit very well. thanks William



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Good fit. Easy install



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Awesome service



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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

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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.


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Towed it several times and still works great, no problems.
David - 10/21/2021

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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!



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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.


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Still on my Tracker, ready to rock & roll whenever I need it.
Ed - 09/06/2021

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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.



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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.



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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.


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The brackets have performed as expected, no problems or concerns.
Jim K - 07/01/2014

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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.



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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)


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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


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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.



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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!



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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 .



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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!



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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.



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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.



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Review from a similar Classic Kit in Base Plates


The mounts worked well the only problem I had was the directions had the mounts backwards so I had to reverse them to make my tow bar fit correct. The mount are very strong.


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Just got back from a 3,500 mile trip towing our Jeep and had no problems. The mounts stayed tight and worked perfect.
Jim R - 08/04/2018

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  • Where Do Tow Bar Safety Cables Connect on Roadmaster Fixed Crossbar Style Base Plates
    The safety cables like # RM-643 would attach to the portion of the quick disconnect that bolts directly to the # 1418-3 base plate, as shown in the provided photo. I've linked you to a help article that provide a basic rundown of what's needed to flat tow a vehicle behind a motorhome. If you'd like some recommendations, please let me know and I'd be happy to assist.
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  • Roadmaster Base Plate Fits for 2000 Jeep Cherokee Sport
    The discontinued Roadmaster 1432-1 base plates do not fit your 2000 Jeep Cherokee Sport, and you can't mix and match parts for base plates, so you will need to get a new base plate set that does fit your Cherokee Sport in order to flat tow it. So long as your Jeep does NOT have a brush guard, the correct base plate is the Roadmaster Crossbar-Style Base Plate Kit # 1418-3 (fixed arms) or # 1418-1 (removable arms). To install these base plates you will also need the 1/2" Bolt Leader # 80101-1...
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  • Can Front Mount Trailer Hitch and Base Plates be Installed on 2001 Jeep Cherokee at the Same Time
    With base plates installed on your 2001 Jeep Cherokee, # 1418-3 or # 1418-1, you will not be able to also install front mount trailer hitch # 65009. The issue is that both the base plates and the hitch install in the same place and occupy much of the same space so both cannot be installed at the same time. The same goes for Curt hitch # 31084. Neither the base plates nor front hitches are designed for or rated for being stacked or sandwiched. They are all meant to be in direct contact...
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  • Base Plate Kit Needed to Tow a 2001 Jeep Cherokee Sport with a Falcon 2 Towbar
    The base plate kit needed for your 2001 Jeep Cherokee Sport is the Roadmaster XL Base Plate Kit, item # 1418-1, or the Roadmaster Standard Base Plate Kit, item # 1418-3. One of these base plate kits will be needed to tow your 2001 cherokee Sport with your Falcon 2 Towbar, item # RM-520. The base plate kits available for the 1991 Ford Explorer are the Roadmaster XL Base Plate Kit, item # 449-2 or the Roadmaster Standard Base Plate Kit, item # 409-1, and are not compatible with the 2001...
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  • Recommend Base Plate Kit for 2001 Jeep Cherokee Sport That Is Compatible With Stowmaster Tow Bar
    The base plates for towing behind a motor home are different for the Jeep Wrangler and Jeep Cherokee models. For your 2001 Jeep Cherokee Sport, we have two different base plate kits that will fit your vehicle. The base plates that will fit your vehicle are the Roadmaster Classic Base Plate Kit - Fixed Arms, part # 1418-3 and the Roadmaster XL Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms, part # 1418-1. I would recommend the Roadmaster XL Base Plate Kit, part # 1418-1, because of the removable arms....
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2000 Jeep Cherokee Behind an RV
    There isn't an attachment to fit the Curt Tow Bar with Adjustable-Width Arms # C19745 to the tow hooks on your 2000 Jeep Cherokee. What you can do is use Roadmaster base plates # 1418-1 or # 1418-3 with adapter # RM-025 but it is not the best fit and the parts haven't been tested together by the manufacturers. But instead of doing all of that I would just go ahead and use either of those base plates listed above with the Roadmaster Tracker tow bar # RM-020. Fewer adapter pieces means a...
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  • Parts Needed To Economically Flat-Tow My 1999 Jeep Cherokee 4x4
    I can help you with all the parts you will need to flat-tow your 1999 Jeep Cherokee. To flat-tow your Jeep Cherokee, you will need a base plate kit, tow bar, lighting or wiring, safety cables, and a supplemental braking system. There are a few options for base plate kits on the 1999 Jeep Cherokee that can vary in price but all will work just fine on your vehicle. I would recommend the Roadmaster Classic Base Plate Kit, part # 1418-3. The # 1418-3 Kit will fit all models of the 1999 Jeep...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow 1998 Jeep Cherokee
    I am pretty sure you meant to say 600 to 1,000 dollar and not 10,000 dollar range, so I will try to get you the most cost effective setup we offer. You should note that there really isn't a super inexpensive way to flat tow a vehicle safely. The best priced base plate kit is the part # 1418-3 which is confirmed as a fit. Then for a tow bar the part # RM-020 would work well and has about the best price. For safety cables you can use # RM-643. The coiled design helps keep the cables off...
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