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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 1430-3 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 - 1430-3

  • 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.



1430-3 Road Master MX Base Plate Kit

Installation Details 1430-3 Installation instructions

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Customer Reviews

Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms - 1430-3

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (142 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.

- 1430-3
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2012 Jeep Wrangler

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



- 1430-3
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Product fit great. Superfast shipping and great communication! 690973



- 1430-3
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Roadmaster

Great product, but there is alot of work to cut material away from the bumper to have the Roadmaster MX Base Plate Kit properly mounted. It is more cutting than I had seen from previous instructions from Roadmaster. 12921



- 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



- 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



- 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

- 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



- 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



- 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



- 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

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


Great product 766147



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


Thanks for the great service. Website was easy to manage and place and order. The Customer Service follow up was excellent. 765370



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


AMAZING PRODUCT WOULD DEFINITELY RECOMMEND AND USE AGAIN 737399



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


My experience with etrailer has been excellent, so far. I spoke with a very knowledgeable representative who asked all the right questions and guided me to the produce on the web page. Shipping was prompt and updates appreciated. Now, it seems my 2007 Chevrolet Silverado Classic, being built late in the model year, has a different frame than the one the kit is for. The kit will not fit the front of my frame even with modifications. My local RV Service say that while rare they have seen similar instances. They have a solution for my unit therefore I am returning the product to etrailer. In closing I thank you for your service and, having perused your website and just starting all over with a coach I'm sure we will have opportunities for additional business. 733260



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


Bought this to be able to flat-tow our 2000 Toyota Land Cruiser which some say can't be done (w/o damage to the tranny) - however - we're a couple thousand mile into the experiment and all seems to be well. The device itself - although a bit awkward to completely remove/reinstall on the vehicle - shows no sign of weakness or operational malfunction. For those of you who may consider doing this same thing with your Toy and are using (or intend to use) Roadmaster's Brakemaster air-actuated brake system, BE ADVISED: you WILL burn up your Cruiser's brakes UNLESS you add their 900002 adjustable pressure reducer to accommodate your "active" braking system. (Bolt hole spacing on the actuator cylinder bracket allows for mounting the reducer right on the unit inside the vehicle ;-) One improvement Roadmaster could/should make to this baseplate setup is to provide mounting points for their Guardian series front-end vehicle protection. It CAN be done! 730728



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


Product arrived in great shape and fit on car perfect 726884



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


First it me say that Lindy was very helpful and pleasant to deal with, she helped get me the product I wanted and out to me in a timely manner. The base plate I ordered were correct and took only 2 to 3 hrs. too install. They hook right up to the motorhome. I'll be back in touch with Lindy in the future as there are other products I need. Thanks for everything Larry 720623



- 131-3
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Review from a similar MX in Base Plates


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



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


fit right , towed my 2013 Silverado 3000 miles , not even a loose bolt . 696109



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


Product worked extremely well, directions were easily followed and the video was extremely helpful, I now can feel secure about towing my 2015 Chevy Silverado without having to worry that it will ever separate from the tow vehicle 686647



- 277-3A
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Review from a similar MX in Base Plates


Product was as expected. Customer service by Molly was top notch! 677014



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


Another great product from etrailer. Arrived on time came with everything I needed. Had to trim a little more plastic trim than I expected but it’s all good. Took me about 3 hours including the wiring to the tail lights and breakaway switch for the brake buddy. 666667



- 266-3
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Review from a similar MX in Base Plates


Good service. Fast delivery. Products are as advertised. 641746



- RM-344-3B
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Review from a similar MX in Base Plates


Real happy with the base plate. Instructions were good. Etrailer was very good to work with. Thanks 641382



- 4405-3
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Review from a similar MX in Base Plates


I am very happy with this tow bar, it connects very quickly to our RV and we're on our way. I have had no problems in the year that I have used it. 640895


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Ask the Experts about this Roadmaster Base Plates

  • Best Base Plate for my 2003 Toyota Tacoma and my Roadmaster Sterling Tow Bar
    For your 2003 Tacoma part # 1430-3 will not work instead you want the Roadmaster Crossbar-Style Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms part # 1159-1. This is a custom fit for your Tacoma and has all the necessary hardware to install it. You will want a small amount of red Loctite for this part # LT37420 this should be applied to each fastener as you install them. I have provided a video below showing this process. From there simply use the crossbar that came with your Sterling tow bar and it will...
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  • Flat Tow 2007 Jeep Wrangler with Warn Elite Bumper Winch
    I sent Roadmaster the pictures of the Warn Elite front bumper you have on your 2007 Jeep Wrangler and they informed me that the # 1430-3 is the correct fit and would work well. 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 All Terrain, # RM-522. This has non-binding arms which makes the setup very easy to connect/disconnect. For lighting/safety...
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  • Can D-Ring Be Used With Adapter When Flat-Towing 2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
    I spoke with my contact at Roadmaster about your 2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. They told me they do not recommend using the D-rings when flat-towing your Jeep. They do not have the towing weight capacity that a system using base plates that mount to the frame would have. The base plates I recommend are part # 1430-3. These will mount under the bumper on your Wrangler. These are not designed to work if your Wrangler is the 10th Anniversary Rubicon model. The RoadMaster StowMaster...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2012 Jeep Wrangler Sport Behind Winnebago 35U Gas Coach
    Flat towing requires 5 basic components: tow bar, safety cables, a wiring/lighting kit and base plates and a supplementary braking system for the towed vehicle. Since you have a Roadmaster tow bar I suggest staying with their base plates since this will avoid the hassle and expense of adapters which can be required to mate different brands' parts. You can use the link provided to see all Roadmaster base plates and the Select Vehicle Style drop-down menu at the top of the page will allow...
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  • Can 2007 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited with Aftermarket Bumper be Flat Towed Behind an RV
    Whether or not you can flat tow using the bumper on your Jeep is up to the bumper manufacturer. It sounds like you will need to keep pressing them for this information. You might ask to speak with an engineer or technical help person there. From what I could find the D-rings that come with the bumper are rated for 4-3/4 tons so the mounts the D-rings are in would have to have at least the same rating. The 2007 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited weighs a fraction of that so I do not foresee it...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2010 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited with Warn/Mopar Bumper
    I checked with Roadmaster and for MX base plates you would use # 1430-3 on a 2010 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited with a Warn/Mopar bumper as long as it is one of the following: 82211715, 82211715AB, 82209740AD or 82211715AC and skid plate part numbers 82210401 or 82210401AB For a compatible tow bar I reocmmend the Falcon 2 # RM-520 and safety cables # RM-643. For lighting if you will not be towing the vehicle often I recommend a magnetic kit # C-ATL20A. If you will be towing the Jeep...
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  • How To Pick Out Base Plates for Flat Towing a Vehicle
    It sounds like what you need is a base plate kit to attach your Blue Ox tow bar to your vehicle. Without knowing what vehicle you have it would be hard for me to tell you which kit exactly you would need since they are all custom fit to each vehicle. But if you follow the link I attached to the right you can enter your vehicle information and all of the correct kits will be listed there. I also attached an FAQ on flat towing to the right for you to check out as well.
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  • Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit for a 2007 Jeep Wrangler
    I do have a solution for you to use the same style of base plate kit but the Base Plate Kit # RM-521448-5 that you referenced is not a fit. Instead you need the Kit # 1429-3 (won't fit with optional Mopar skid plate) if you have the standard factory bumper or the Kit # 1430-3 if you have a Mopar/Warn bumper. If you have a different bumper then let me know and I can help you find a solution. To complete your flat towing setup you also need a tow bar, safety cables, vehicle tow bar wiring,...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2007 Jeep Wrangler X Behind a Motor Home
    To flat tow your 2007 Jeep Wrangler X manual behind a motor home you will need base plates, a tow bar, safety cables, lighting, and supplemental braking. For base plates there are several options depending on how your Jeep is equipped. If it has a factory front bumper and no winch, skid plate, or brush guard you can use Roadmaster base plates # 1429-1. If the Jeep has a Warn or Mopar bumper that is any of the following parts you can use # 1430-1 or # 1430-3: 82211715, 82211715AB or...
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