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Roadmaster Crossbar-Style Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms

Roadmaster Crossbar-Style Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms

Item # 1562-1
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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 1562-1 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 - 1562-1

  • 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
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty


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.



1562-1 Road Master XL Base Plate Kit

Installation Details 1562-1 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles





Customer Reviews

Roadmaster Crossbar-Style Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms - 1562-1

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (611 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.

- 1562-1
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2011 Honda Pilot

Good quality, price and service. 302500



- 3121-1
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Review from a similar XL in Base Plates


Had my local favorite mechanic install these and since it was the first time for him, took a little extra time (and he had to buy the special drill bit), but they work fine and fit the crossbar just fine. 330523



- 477-1
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Review from a similar XL in Base Plates


product just arrived , prompt so thats excellent. sure would be nice if it had a decent set of intructions with it. sure is solid and sturdy construction so well done for that . i tried to get intructions (pdf file) but nothing popped up. 384285



- 477-1
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Review from a similar XL in Base Plates


I haven't seen the product yet as I am out of town but the people at etrailer have been really great. Prompt,helping to get us the product safely abd saving us money. 434987



- 1444-3
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Review from a similar XL in Base Plates


The baseplate was easiest to install following the directions. I have gone on too long trips telling my jeep with no problems. I wish they made covers for it when not using it to tow. 573892



- 1419-5
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Review from a similar XL in Base Plates


One of the most easy Roadmaster tow brackets to install. 87276



- 711-4
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Review from a similar XL in Base Plates


As usual, very prompt service and exactly what I needed. Never gone wrong with etrailer.com! 220696


Comments
GREAT! Never a problem
G.B. - 08/20/2016

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- 711-4
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Review from a similar XL in Base Plates


1990 Miata! Great kit! Make sure you start all the books before tightening any one bolt! Towed the car from NJ to AZ and back with no troubles at all. All bolts started tight! 584609



- 1159-1
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Review from a similar XL in Base Plates


The products I ordered from "etrailer" arrived ahead of time and were exactly as described. The sales people at "etrailer" emailed to let me know when I could expect my order and then emailed a follow-up to make sure all was okay with the order! I would definitely order from "etrailer" again. 114538



- 1444-3
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Review from a similar XL in Base Plates


I'm very pleased with the service and parts that were sent to me from the folks at E Trailer. Chris took my order over the phone and delivered everything on time with accuracy. A plus rating ! 212755



- 4410-1
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Review from a similar XL in Base Plates


It was easy to install. It took me about two hours. 574848


Comments
Ive towed my Expedition roughly 1500 miles with no problems. The installation took about four hours.
Tucson D - 10/17/2019

62903

- 1419-7
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Review from a similar XL in Base Plates


High quality materials Precise fit in a very tight space 6-8 hour install No jacking or vehicle raising required. Fast delivery Good price 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 234588



- 711-4
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Review from a similar XL in Base Plates


I just got done with the installation. Overall it was fairly straightforward, however it would have been nice if they had included pictures in the instructions. The larger bolts in the kit could have a more beveled tip like the factory bolts. This would make it much easier to get the bolts started in the holes. The photo attached is of the factory bolt for reference. Shipping was very quick, only took a few days. Price seems pretty high for these base plates. I purchased them for $360 and was even able to find a 5% off coupon online by using google. 658076



- 1429-1
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Review from a similar XL in Base Plates


Very high-quality part easy to install detailed instructions 913607



- 3154-1
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Review from a similar XL in Base Plates


Was very easy for me to install. Have mechanical background. Used 1/2" cordless impact. Bought 3 new milwaukee titanium drill bits. To step up to hole size. I would say in all I spent an hour and a half in a parking lot hooking up a disabled 2008 Chevy Silverado. I followed the video on YouTube. They were several, plus, etrailer.com had a lot of information. Hooked up towmaster bar to 3/4 ton 2020 2500 GMC diesel. The 2008 Silverado towed behind the GMC I didn't know it was there. 912323



- 477-5
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Review from a similar XL in Base Plates


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- 1444-3
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Review from a similar XL in Base Plates


Product is great fit was perfect 901107



- 1623-1
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Review from a similar XL in Base Plates


Fit real good easy install 897714



- 1444-3
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Review from a similar XL in Base Plates


Super pleased with the service that I received as far as getting the order and it being what was advertised. Perfect fit. I must say that the instruction video was very helpful but I’m sure that the ease of putting the blind nuts up inside the frame must have been shot many times as it was way more difficult than the video showed. Also Amy E was so helpful in getting everything to me in a timely manner. Thanks 897712



- 1175-1
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Review from a similar XL in Base Plates


2012 Toyota Tacoma Pre-Runner. The product is a perfect fit. Installation was easy and the only item I needed in addition to the tools was the red Locktite (RED not Blue - and don't go cheap here). The hardest part of the install was remove the plastic bumper :-) Be sure to read ALL the instructions before you start the install... unless you want to uninstall and reinstall ;-). Oh, and contrary to the instructions, no cutting of the plastics needed. 896892



- 249-5
by: 10/02/2020

Review from a similar XL in Base Plates


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- 194-3
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Review from a similar XL in Base Plates


Excellent product. It fit perfectly and installed easily and has been towing my Grand Am for a year now with no problems. 895528



- 118-3
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Review from a similar XL in Base Plates


Great product, easy to mount and perfect fit 894968



- 477-5
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Review from a similar XL in Base Plates


Straight forward installation on my 2007 Ford Ranger XLT. 884173



- 3122-1
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Review from a similar XL in Base Plates


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Ask the Experts about this Roadmaster Base Plates

  • Flat Towing Recommendation for a 2011 Honda Pilot
    The best option for minimizing wear on a vehicle that would get towed by a motorhome would be a trailer since that wouldn't put miles on the tires of your vehicle and wouldn't accumulate miles on the odometer. That being said we do carry everything you would need to flat tow your 2011 Honda Pilot. For a base plate kit you would want the part # 1562-1. 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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  • Can a 2013 Honda Pilot Be Flat Towed?
    A 2013 Hond Pilot cannot be flat towed. FWD versions can be transported using a tow dolly like the Demco Kar Kaddy X Tow Dolly w/ Disc Brakes # DM9713093. I've linked the page to all your tow dolly options. 4WD versions require all 4 wheels off the ground on a trailer or flatbed so you can't even use a tow dolly to transport them.
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  • Available Flat Towing Base Plates for 2011 Honda Pilot
    Base plates that allow flat-towing a vehicle with a tow bar are typically custom-designed for one specific vehicle. Some vehicles cannot be flat towed. For the 2011 Honda Ridgeline we show no base plate fits at all, not from any manufacturer. For the 2011 Honda Pilot we do offer base plates from Roadmaster and Blue Ox. These are displayed on the linked page. Both of these products, # 1562-1 and # BX2251, fit the 2011 Pilot that does not have a brush guard.
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  • Can Roadmaster Stow Master 5000 Tow Bar be Used to Flat Tow a 2009 Honda Pilot Behind a Motor Home
    Your Stowmaster 5000 tow bar will work with the base plates, # 1562-1, for your 2009 Honda Pilot. In addition to these two items, you will also need safety cables, # RM-643, a lighting solution and the supplemental braking system. For lighting I recommend the diode kit, # 154-792-118158. According to my research you will need to pull a fuse to flat tow the Pilot. Check the owners manual in the recreational towing section to confirm.To make disconnecting the fuse easier I recommend using...
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  • Base Plate Kit for Flat Towing a 2011 Honda Pilot with Roadmaster Falcon Tow Bar
    For your Honda Pilot the correct base plate kit you would need is the Roadmaster part # 1562-1. This will work well with your Falcon tow bar like part # RM-520 as basically all Roadmaster base plate kits are compatible with Roadmaster tow bars. The cross tube you referenced is part of the tow bar so it is a good thing you kept it since it would not come with a new base plate kit. I attached a link to the install instructions for the base plate kit plus a couple other articles on flat...
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