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Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit - Fixed Arms

Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit - Fixed Arms

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Designed for use with motorhome-mounted tow bars, these direct-connect brackets eliminate the need for a crossbar on your tow bar. Arms provide fixed attachment points for your tow bar. Installs on your vehicle's frame. Call 800-298-1624 to order Roadmaster base plates part number 1437-3 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 - Fixed Arms. Base Plates reviews from real customers.
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Roadmaster Base Plates - 1437-3

  • Fixed Drawbars
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Designed for use with motorhome-mounted tow bars, these direct-connect brackets eliminate the need for a crossbar on your tow bar. Arms provide fixed attachment points for your tow bar. Installs on your vehicle's frame.


Features:

  • Direct-connect brackets provide attachment points for your motorhome-mounted tow bar
    • Only compatible with Roadmaster tow bars that slide into a trailer hitch
  • Streamlined design creates supremely clean look
    • No obtrusive quick-disconnect crossbar
  • Fixed-bar design - front arms cannot be removed
  • Computer-cut, all-steel construction for 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
  • Instructions and mounting hardware included
  • Made in the USA
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty


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 these direct-connect base plates and require crossbar-style base plates instead.



1437-3 Road Master MS Direct Connect Base Plate Kit

Installation Details 1437-3 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles





Customer Reviews

Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit - Fixed Arms - 1437-3

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (11 Customer Reviews)

Designed for use with motorhome-mounted tow bars, these direct-connect brackets eliminate the need for a crossbar on your tow bar. Arms provide fixed attachment points for your tow bar. Installs on your vehicle's frame.

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Easy fit if you have the correct bumper. I have the Rugged Ridge.



- 1437-3
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2009 Jeep Wrangler

Received these and they were well packaged and no damage even to the paint. Appears to be well made. I am impressed with the construction of these. Appear to be well engineered. Fit my Roadmaster tow arms perfectly.


Comments
I have towed my Jeep over 3000 miles and have had no problems. Easy hook up and unhook.
Claude - 02/11/2020



- 1437-3
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Jeep

I installed these a year ago and since have towed my Jeep a little of 2,000 miles. Perfect. No issues at all.



- 1437-3
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2000 Jeep Wrangler

Great product.



- 280-5
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Review from a similar MS in Base Plates


Easy to install, choice of video and/or printed instructions.



- 280-5
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Review from a similar MS in Base Plates


Everything went well till I got to lining up the threaded plates inside the frame rails with the wire attached and one of the wires broke off before l got the bolt started other than that instructions were very good



- 280-5
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Review from a similar MS in Base Plates


excellent fit on my dodge very pleased with this product...



- RM-296-2
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Review from a similar MS in Base Plates


Product came ahead of schedule Great!



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- RM-296-2
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Review from a similar MS in Base Plates




- 267-1
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Review from a similar MS in Base Plates


Product as described.


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Ask the Experts about this Roadmaster Base Plates



  • Will the Roadmaster MS Base Plate Fit a 2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited with Aftermarket Rugged Ridge
    Yes, the Roadmaster MS base plate kit # 1437-3 you referenced will fit your 2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited with a Rugged Ridge bumper as long as the existing, bolted on D-rings aka tow hooks are removed. Once you remove the D-rings, you simply replace it with the Roadmaster MS base plate kit # 1437-3. I also confirmed the fit with our representative at Roadmaster.
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  • Dimensions and Hole Spacing for Roadmaster MS Base Plate Kit - Fixed Arms Item # 1437-3
    I spoke with my contact at Roadmaster and I have the following measurements for the Roadmaster MS Base Plate Kit - Fixed Arms Item # 1437-3. The rectangular plate is 6-11/16 inches long by 4 inches tall overall. The mounting holes are spaced 5-3/16 inches apart on center horizontally and 2-1/2 inches apart on center vertically. I included a picture showing these measurements for you.
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  • Roadmaster Base Plates for Rugged Ridge XHD Bumper on 2009 Jeep Wrangler
    I spoke with my contact at Roadmaster and she said that the MS Base Plate Kit # 1437-3 should work perfectly with the Rugged Ridge XHD Bumper model 11540.52 because it features the 4-bolt tow hooks that the base plates are designed to replace. You will just need to remove those tow hooks and replace them with the Roadmaster Base Plates using the existing bolts.
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  • Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit Pin Hole Size
    According to Roadmaster the hole size for the pin on Item # 1437-3 is .770 inches.
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  • Will a Blue Ox Avail Tow Bar Fit Roadmaster MS Base Plates on a 2008 Jeep Wrangler
    In order to use the Blue Ox Avail tow bar # BX7420 with Roadmaster MS base plates # 1437-3 you will also need adapter # BX88185. These adapters replace the lug-style brackets on the arms of the Blue Ox Avail tow bar.
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  • Adapter for Blue Ox Tow Bar to Work With Roadmaster MX Direct Connect Base Plate
    It can indeed, but you'd first need to swap out the triple lug ends on your # BX7380 Blue Ox Alpha tow bar with the # BX88185 adapter. Once the adapter is installed, the tow bar will work perfectly with the Roadmaster # 1437-3 base plate. I've linked you to a video showing how to install the adapter on the ends of your tow bar. You'll also need a wiring harness, a supplemental braking system and a few other items to complete your towing system. I'll link you to an article that runs through...
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  • Compatible Baseplate Adapter For An 07' Toyota FJ Cruiser With Fab Fours Aftermarket Bumper
    The Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit - Fixed Arms Item # 1437-3 will connect to your Roadmaster Falcon 5250 tow bar but they were specifically designed for 2007-2010 Jeeps with a Rugged Ridge XHD bumper. I spoke with a Roadmaster tech and another option is to first ensure your bumper is capable of towing your vehicle and then use a D-Ring Adapter like the D-Ring Bumper Mounts to Roadmaster Tow Bars - 1" Thick Item # RM-035-1 or D-Ring Bumper Mounts to Roadmaster Tow Bars - 3/4"...
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  • Base Plate Kit and Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2014 Jeep Wrangler JK with Ranch Hand Bull Nose Bumper
    I spoke to my contact at Roadmaster and we came up with a solution for you. It will require a little bit of fabrication but it should work. What you will need first is the Roadmaster MS Base Plate Bracket part # 1437-3. You will need to remove the brackets you have bolted to your bumper and then have these brackets welded in their place by a qualified welder. In addition to the base plates, you will also need a compatible tow bar, safety cables, lighting, and supplemental braking to flat...
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  • What Vehicles Does the Roadmaster MS Base Plate Kit # 1437-3 Fit
    The Roadmaster MS Base Plate Kit # 1437-3 that you referenced has been confirmed to fit 2007 - 2010 Jeep Wrangler with Rugged Ridge bumpers. If that is what you have then I can gaurantee this will work for you. If you have something else I cannot safely recommend this part for you as it has only been tested on the above mentioned vehicles. 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....
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  • Adapter Recommendation for Attaching Tow Bar to Jeep With Rugged Ridge Bumper
    We have an adapter from Blue Ox that is designed for attaching their tow bars to a Rugged Ridge bumper like you have which is part # BX88301. This would be your best option as it was designed for your bumper. The other option is that Roadmaster makes a base plate kit that is designed specifically for the Rugged Ridge buper like you have which is part # 1437-3 which you could attach a Roadmaster tow bar like the Falcon 2 # RM-520 directly to.
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  • Recommended Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2007 Jeep Wrangler
    When flat towing a vehicle, there are 5 main components that are needed. Starting with base plates, you would want the Roadmaster Base Plate kit part # 1429-3 if you do not have any aftermarket bumpers, winches or guards. Part # 1430-1 if you have a Warn or Mopar Bumper. Part # 1437-3 if you have a Rugged Ridge bumper. Next you will need a tow bar. The RoadMaster Falcon 2 Tow Bar # RM-520 that you referenced is our most popular tow bar and would be an excellent choice for you. You will...
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  • Flat Towing Parts Needed for a 2007 Jeep Wrangler
    The Stowmaster Tow Bar part # RM-501 is one component of a flat towing setup, but it does come with everything needed on the tow bar side of things to operate. When flat towing a vehicle, there are 5 main components that are needed. Starting with base plates, you would want the Roadmaster Base Plate kit part # 1429-3 if you do not have any aftermarket bumpers, winches or guards. Part # 1430-1 if you have a Warn or Mopar Bumper. Part # 1437-3 if you have a Rugged Ridge bumper. You will...
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  • Parts Needed to Tow a 2007 Jeep Wrangler with Rugged Ridge Bumper Behind a Motor Home
    First, for your 2007 Jeep Wrangler with the Rugged Ridge bumper, there is only one base plate kit that will fit. You will need Roadmaster base plates # 1437-3. The bumper part number will have to be 11540-10 or 11540-11. If it is a different part number then none of the base plates will fit. I have included a link to the instructions to the right. On these base plates you can only use Roadmaster motor home mounted tow bars. I recommend the Falcon 2, # RM-520, that you mentioned. It is...
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  • Base Plate Kit Recommendation for a 2013 Jeep Wrangler with Aftermarket Bumper
    The only aftermarket bumper base plate kit option we carry for the 2013 Jeep Wrangler is the Warn Elite bumper. If you had that bumper you could install the Roadmaster XL Base Plate kit part # 1439-1. Otherwise if you keep the stock bumper you would want the part # 1444-1 base plate kit. Both of these kits have removable arms. We do not have a base plate kit option for the Rugged Ridge bumper on your 2013 Wrangler. In addition to the base plates, you will also need a compatible tow bar,...
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  • Base Plates For 2007 Jeep Wrangler With ARB Bumper
    We do have base plates that will work with your 2007 Jeep Wrangler with an ARB bumper, but the Roadmaster # 1437-3 you asked about is designed specifically to replace the D-rings on Rugged Ridge XHD bumpers with part numbers 11540-10 or 11540-11, so it isn't a fit for your Jeep. The only option to add base plates to your '07 Wrangler with an ARB bumper is an option from Blue Ox: - Blue Ox Base Plate Kit # BX1134 There isn't an adapter available that allows a Roadmaster Stowmaster tow...
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  • Flat Towing 2010 Jeep Wrangler Sahara
    First, you will want to make sure that your 2010 Jeep Wrangler will not exceed your towing vehicle's maximum towing capacity. Generally, when flat towing, you want your tow vehicle to weigh twice as much as the vehicle being towed. You will also want to check your owner's manual for instructions on recreational towing for your vehicle. If you find it is safe to tow your Wrangler behind your car, then you will need a base plate kit, tow bar, braking system, tow light wiring, and wiring...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2010 Jeep Wrangler Sierra Unlimited
    First, you will want to make sure that your 2010 Jeep Wrangler Sierra Unlimited will not exceed your towing vehicle's maximum towing capacity. You will also want to check your owner's manual for instructions on recreational towing for your vehicle. If your Class C motorhome is capable, you will need a base plate kit, tow bar, braking system and wiring kit. For a Jeep with a typical factory bumper and no aftermarket winches or other items attached, I suggest the the Roadmaster EZ5 Base...
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