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. Call 800-298-8924 to order Roadmaster base plates part number 1420-1 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 - 1420-1

  • Roadmaster
  • Removable Drawbars
  • 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.


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.



1420-1 Road Master XL Base Plate Kit



1420-1 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details 1420-1 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

1999 - 2002 Jeep TJ standard bumper

1999 - 2002 Jeep Wrangler standard bumper





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Roadmaster Crossbar-Style Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms - 1420-1

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (10 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.

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2001 Jeep TJ

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



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2000 Jeep Wrangler

MY UNCLE HAD AN OLDER ROADMASTER STOWMASTER TOW BAR WITHOUT THE BASE PLATE FOR THE TOWED JEEP. I ORDERED THIS HOPING IT WOULD WORK, AFTER A SOMEWHAT EASY INSTALL THE BASE PLATE MATCHED UP PERFECT WITH THE TOW BAR. 434359



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2001 Jeep Wrangler

My wife and I have owned a 2001 JEEP Wrangler SE since new. It has never been wrecked or damaged in any way. It does have an Old Man Emu lift which raises it about two inches over stock. It also has a Warn winch and bull bar on the front. This JEEP has the factory U channel front bumper. The Roadmaster base plate was purchased after we decided to tow this JEEP with our motorhome. Installation was OK but had a few issues. First off, the Torx bolts under bumper are size 55, not 50, as told in all the instructions I read. The driver side bracket was a great fit and went on very easily. The passenger side bracket was a much different story. Once the Torx bumper bolt was inserted, the second bolt did fit in the hole but third bolt required a lot of work. It is designed to pass thru a slot in the outside section of the frame and then you drill thru to make the hole thru inside edge of frame. The Roadmaster bracket did not line up with slot completely so it required being drilled. That sounds easy but try drilling a 1/2 hole thru a 3/8 slot. You are going to back up many times and break the drill bit edge before you finish! Once installed, the Roadmaster 1420-1 baseplates look nice and seem very strong. You will lose about two inches of approach angle along the bottom edge of front bumper but should not be an issue unless you are a rock crawler. Finished height of hitch came to 21 3/4 inches and is a perfect match to my motorhome which yields a level tow bar so no extra drop receiver for RV needed. That saves about $150. Remember, my JEEP is lifted two inches but you would still be within the three inch margin of saftey with a stock suspension. I would recommend this Roadmaster 1420-1 baseplate to a friend. 268863



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Great company to do business with, great phone assistance and fast shipping. Parts fit perfectly. Thanks very satisfied Philip Reagan 257911



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2002 Jeep Wrangler

Arrived quickly and were packed well. Instructions were simple to follow and the parts fit perfectly. Looking forward to towing the Jeep with our motorhome. 168464



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The brackets/base plates were nicely built! Over priced, (not e trailer's fault) but I guess you get what you pay for! They were super easy to install! Was a little skeptical on the drilling but It went without a problem! I was under promised and over delivered with product! I will definitely keep doing business with etrailer.com in the future! You folks rock! 159408



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2002 Jeep Wrangler

It worked perfectly for my 2002 Jeep Wrangler. Easy to install. Drill one hole as outlined! Etrailer was great about customer service! Package arrived on time. 118244



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2001 Jeep Wrangler

got the base plates on wed and on thursday morningstarted the job. It was a breeze to put on, just like the picture on line showed. I would tell my friends to call or look on line in a heart beat, you people have a good product. thank you phil 77839



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The base plates arrived very quickly and I had them installed in 30 min., only one hole to drill. Would certainly recomend them to anyone. 57677



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2001 Jeep TJ

Beefy brackets. Superfast shipping. 52259


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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2000 Jeep Wrangler
  • The factory front bumper of your 2000 Jeep Wrangler is most likely the U-channel bumper so for a base plate kit you would want the part # 1420-1. This is also a fit for if you have a single tube bumper. If you had a double tube bumper instead you would want the part # RM-521424-4. In addition to the base plates, you will also need a compatible tow bar, safety cables, lighting, and supplemental braking to flat tow your vehicle. The most popular compatible tow bar is the Falcon 2, # RM-520....
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2002 Jeep Wrangler TJ
  • To flat tow your 2002 Jeep Wrangler TJ, I recommend the Roadmaster XL Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms # 1420-1. The arms of this kit can be removed when you are not towing your Jeep to maintain the look of the Jeep. For a tow bar that is compatible with these base plates, I recommend the Roadmaster Falcon Tow Bar # RM-520. This tow bar features a quick-disconnect system to allow you to quick and easily mount and remove the tow bar. The telescoping arms help make hook up easier and will...
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  • Base Plates and Flat Towing Accessories for 2001 Jeep Wrangler
  • Since you have a Roadmaster tow bar, your best bet would be to use a Roadmaster Base Plate. The base plate kit you need will depend on the front bumper of your Wrangler. If you have a U-channel or single tube bumper, use # 1420-1. If you have a double tube bumper with NO front leaf springs, use part # RM-521424-4. If you do not already have safety cables, use # RM-643 for a coiled cable or # RM-645 if you prefer a straight cable. You will also need to wire your Wrangler for...
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  • Recommended Items Needed When Flat-Towing 2002 Jeep Wrangler
  • When flat-towing a vehicle like your 2002 Jeep Wrangler behind your motorhome, there are 5 items needed. You will need base plates, a tow bar, safety cables, wiring for the towed vehicle and most states now require a supplemental brake system. Just in case you do not have all of these items I will make some recommendations that will work for you. For base plates I recommend the Roadmaster XL Base Plate Kit, part # RM-521424-4 if you have a double tube. These feature a hidden bracket...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2002 Jeep Wrangler
  • To flat tow your 2002 Jeep Wrangler TJ, I recommend the Roadmaster XL Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms # 1420-1. The arms of this kit can be removed when you are not towing your Jeep to maintain the look of the Jeep. For a tow bar that is compatible with these base plates, I recommend the Roadmaster Falcon Tow Bar # RM-520. This tow bar features a quick-disconnect system to allow you to quick and easily mount and remove the tow bar. The telescoping arms help make hook up easier and will...
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  • What Is Difference In Roadmaster XL Base Plate Kit, # 1420-1, And # 1424-1, For 2002 Jeep Wrangler
  • For your 2002 Jeep Wrangler the difference in the base plates is different application for what type of bumper you will have on your vehicle. The Roadmaster XL Base Plate Kit, # 1420-1, will fit a 1999 to 2002 Jeep Wrangler single tube bumper or a U-channel bumper. The Roadmaster XL Base Plate Kit, # RM-521424-4, will fit a 1997 to 2006 Jeep Wrangler double tube bumper and fits the Unlimited and the Rubicon. It will not work on Jeeps with front leaf springs. The visible portions...
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  • Will RoadMaster StowMaster Tow Bar - 6,000 lbs, #RM-501, Fit on 1999 Jeep Wrangler with Flat Bumper
  • The RoadMaster StowMaster Car-Mounted Tow Bar - 6,000 lbs, # RM-501, is a very good application on your 1999 Jeep Wrangler with the flat U-channel bumper being towed by a GMC 2500 HD. It does not include any safety cables or base plate brackets. You will need to purchase the Roadmaster XL Base Plate Kit, # 1420-1, which attaches to the tow vehicle frame. These brackets then allow the tow bar to attach to the tow vehicle. I also have safety cables available for the tow bar. You can...
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  • Tow Bar Recommendation for 2002 Jeep Wrangler
  • We do have a selection of high-quality tow bars but as of this writing we do not have any ReadyBrute products. We carry most towing accessories but not from every manufacturer of every product. This allows us to gain the most knowledge and expertise on what we do carry as opposed to just stocking every item on the market. The best option to go with the Roadmaster Crossbar-Style Base Plate Kit # 1420-1 among the options you listed is definitely the Falcon 2 Tow Bar # RM-520 because...
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  • Does The Roadmaster XL Base Plate Kit # 1420-1 Include Drivers And Passenger Drawbars
  • The Roadmaster XL Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms, part # 1420-1, is a base plate kit that includes both drawbars and is attached to a Jeep Wrangler for towing purposes. The base plate brackets bolt to the Jeep Wrangler and the drawbars are attached to the tow bar. The drawbars are inserted into the base plates to connect the tow bar to the Jeep Wrangler that is being towed. See picture. The Replacement Drawbars for Roadmaster 1420-1 Base Plate, part # RM-ARMS.
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  • Base Plates for 2000 Jeep Wrangler and Other Components Need For Toad
  • For a 2000 Jeep Wrangler, I recommend the Roadmaster XL Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms # 1420-1 which is compatible with your Falcon 5250 tow bar. Other components recommended for your toad: RoadMaster 68" Single Hook, Coiled Safety Cables # RM-643 Hopkins Custom Tail Light Wiring Kit for Towed Vehicles # HM56202 SMI Air Force One # SM99243 # RM-88400 relay is required to prevent the towed vehicle's brake signal from overriding the turn signal from the RV when applying the brakes...
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  • Recommended Items Needed To Flat-Tow 2001 Jeep Wrangler With U-Channel Bumper
  • Most of the base plates we offer for your 2001 Wrangler do require drilling of the vehicle frame for installation. We do have one kit that does not drill into the frame. It is the Roadmaster Classic # 1417-1. Per the installation instructions this bracket kit is designed to fit on the top and bottom of the bumper and utilizes existing bumper and tow hook mounting points for attachment. If you decide you will drill through the frame I recommend part # 1420-1. When installing this kit...
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  • Base Plate and Quick Disconnect for the Duncan Towmaster II Tow Bar On a 2000 Jeep Wrangler Sahara
  • The base plate kit for your 2000 Jeep Wrangler Sahara will depend on the style of front bumper you have on your Jeep. If you have the double tube bumper you will need the Roadmaster EX4 Base Plate Kit, item # RM-521424-4. If you have the single tube bumper you will need the Roadmaster XL Base Plate Kit, item # 1420-1 and if you have the U-Channel bumper you will need the Roadmaster Standard Base Plate Kit, item # 1417-1. To have quick disconnects to use with the RoadMaster Base Plates...
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  • Why Do I Need To Use A Base Plate Kit To Flat Tow 2001 Jeep Wrangler With My 2001 Dodge Ram 1500
  • You would need to use a base plate kit to safely attach the tow bar and have a secure, safe towing setup to flat-tow your 2001 Jeep Wrangler with your 2001 Dodge Ram 1500. Before towing, you will want to check the towing capacity of your Dodge Ram as you will not want to exceed it. You will also want to consult your Jeep manual for specific steps needed to take when flat towing. Some vehicles must be equipped with a transmission lube pump, axle disconnect or free-wheeling hubs before...
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  • Sway Control Activates On 2015 Ford F-250 When Flat-Towing 1999 Jeep Wrangler
  • If you have anti-sway on your 2015 F-250, adding weight to the rear of the truck may not keep the system from becoming activated. The best solution would be to go slower when driving on roads with uneven surfaces. The # RP66022 you came from is a weight distribution system that is intended to be used with trailer towing and is not designed to flat-tow a vehicle. There are 5 items needed when you flat-tow a vehicle. If you do not have all the items needed I will make some recommendations...
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  • Base Plate Kit for a 1999 Jeep Wrangler with a U-Channel Bumper
  • The Roadmaster XL Base Plate Kit with Removeable Arms # 1420-1 is the correct base plate kit for your 1999 Jeep Wrangler with a U-channel bumper. This base plate kit will work great for you as long as your Wrangler is a left-hand drive/steering model. The XL Base Plate Kit # 1420-1 will work great with the Roadmaster Falcon 2 Tow Bar # RM-520.
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  • Will the Roadmaster StowMaster 5000 Tow Bar Work With D-Ring Adapters on a 2000 Jeep Wrangler
  • I do have an option for you but the Roadmaster StowMaster Tow Bar part # RM-501 (StowMaster 5000) is not compatible with the Adapter for Jeep D-Ring Bumper Mounts part # RM-035-1 nor is there an adapter that will allow you to do so. The Adapter for Jeep D-Ring Bumper Mounts are only compatible with motorhome mounted tow bars and the StowMaster is a vehicle mounted tow bar. Therefore, I have two options for you which are to purchase a motorhome mounted tow bar like the Roadmaster Falcon...
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  • Fit And Compatibility Of Base Plates For Jeep Wrangler U-Channel Bumper On 2003 And 2005 Models
  • As models change, their towing ratings often change or the specific area of the frame is redesigned, either of which could be the case for your father-in-laws 2003 TJ Wrangler. Roadmaster determined that the mounting location of the Roadmaster XL Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms # 1420-1 wasn't sufficient so they replaced it with the Roadmaster EZ4 Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms # RM-521424-4. Even though it may "work" it is not intended to and is not recommended. The # RM-521424-4...
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  • Roadmaster Base Plates for 2001 Jeep Wrangler
  • For your 2001 Jeep Wrangler with U-channel bumper, I would go with # 1420-1 base plate kit, because it features removable arms. Being able to remove the base plate arms maintains the look of your Wrangler when you are not flat towing and by removing the additional arm length, it helps prevent many a shin injury. Before towing your Wrangler, I would recommend checking with the dealer for additional instructions regarding flat towing. In many cases, additional modifications need to be...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2000 Jeep Wrangler
  • Supplemental braking systems for flat towing a vehicle, like the Stay-IN-Play DUO # SM99251, activate the brakes of a vehicle that has power brakes even with the vehicle off. When there is no vacuum in the system a vehicle with power brakes can still have the brakes applied. You just have to push much harder. The Patriot basically just pushes much harder since the brakes aren't being assisted by vacuum. You will also need a base plate kit. For that you would need the # 1420-1 as long...
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  • Flat Towing Parts Needed for a 2001 Jeep Wrangler
  • The Roadmaster XL base plates # 1420-1 for your 2001 Jeep Wrangler are compatible with all Roadmaster tow bars. The most popular compatible tow bar is the Falcon 2, # RM-520. For safety cables you can use # RM-643. The coiled design helps keep the cables off of the ground. For lighting you can use the diode kit, # RM-15267, and not have to worry about cutting into the taillight housing. This will splice into your taillight wiring to allow your tow vehicle to control the taillight...
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