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Roadmaster Crossbar-Style Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms

Roadmaster Crossbar-Style Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms

Item # 179-2
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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 179-2 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 - 179-2

  • 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.



179-2 Road Master XL Base Plate Kit

Installation Details 179-2 Installation instructions

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Customer Reviews

Roadmaster Crossbar-Style Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms - 179-2

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.

- 179-2
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2001 GMC Jimmy

These worked great on a 2001 GMC Jimmy XLT. My only difficulty was having the printed diagram that is the instruction for installing them printed from a toner-deprived printer. Could barely make out the most important aspects of the diagram...little microscopic connecting lines. Was able to figure it out with only having to remove and reinstall a few bolts. Please print those instructions larger and in dark colors. 1 star off for that. 442203



- 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

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- 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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- 1444-3
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Product is great fit was perfect 901107



- 1623-1
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Fit real good easy install 897714



- 1444-3
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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
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- 194-3
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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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Straight forward installation on my 2007 Ford Ranger XLT. 884173



- 3122-1
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Ask the Experts about this Roadmaster Base Plates

  • What Equipment is Needed to Tow 2004 Chevy Blazer 4X4 Behind a Motorhome
    The most important guideline is what Chevy says about flat towing. Please check your owners manual for their procedures for flat towing. Our information from Remco states that if your Blazer has a manual transfer case it can indeed be flat towed but if your vehicle has an electronic transfer case, a driveshaft disconnect coupling will need to be installed before flat towing this vehicle. Please check with your owners manual to verify this information. In order to tow your 2004 Chevy...
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  • Parts Need to Flat Tow 1999 GMC Jimmy with 2010 Tioga Ranger Motorhome
    The first thing you will need to flat tow your 1999 GMC Jimmy 4WD, is a base plate kit. The Roadmaster Base Plate Kit, part # 179-2, is the correct choice for a base plate kit if your Jimmy is not a Black Diamond, ZR2 or an Xtreme. The kit has a simple installation with no welding required. I have linked the installation details for you to check out. For a tow bar, I recommend the Roadmaster Falcon 2 Tow Bar, part # RM-520. The quick-disconnect system lets you quickly and easily mount...
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  • Base Plates, Tow Bar, Wiring, and Safety Cables to Flat Tow a 1999 GMC Jimmy
    If you have a regular model 1999 GMC Jimmy (not an S-15 model) then you will need to use a tow dolly like the RoadMaster Tow Dolly with Electric Brakes, # RM-2000-1, as there are no base plates available for the Jimmy. If you have an S-15 Jimmy, there are base plates available depending on what model you have. For a Jimmy Envoy, 4 wheel drive and not a Black Diamond, ZR2, or Xtreme, use # 179-2. For a S-15 Jimmy, 4 wheel drive and not a Black Diamond or Xtreme, use # 165-2. For...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2002 GMC Sonoma 4x4
    Flat towing requires a number of components that are detailed in the linked article. These major items include base plates, safety cables, tow bar, a wiring/lighting kit and braking system. For the 2002 Sonoma 4x4 (excluding the ZR2 Highrider) we do have base plate fits including the Roadmaster # 179-2 which has removable arms. For a compatible tow bar we offer the Falcon 2 model # RM-520 and for safety cables you can use # RM-643. For a universal diode wiring kit you can use # RM-15267...
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  • Base Plate Kit Recommendation for a 1996 Chevy S-10 4 Wheel Drive
    For a set of base plates that you would want for your 1992 Chevy S-10 you would want the part # 179-2. These will attach to your Draw Tite tow bar with the correct adapter part # RM-025. I also attached a help article on flat towing for you to check out as well.
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  • Base Plates, Tow Bar, Wiring, Safety Cables, and Braking System to Flat Tow a 2000 Chevy S-10
    The first thing you will need are base plates on the 2000 Chevy S-10 LS. There are several options available depending on if the truck has 2 wheel drive or 4 wheel drive. For 2 wheel drive, I recommend Roadmaster Base Plates, # 161-1. For 4 wheel drive, use Roadmaster base Plates, # 179-2. These are XL style base plates which means the visible part can be removed when not towing. Next, you will need a tow bar compatible with XL style base plates. I recommend the RoadMaster Tracker Tow...
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  • What Vehicle Mounting Brackets are Needed to Flat Tow a 2000 Chevrolet Blazer with 4 Wheel Drive
    The Roadmaster XL Base Plate Kit with Removable Arms item # 179-2, would be the best choice for towing your 4 wheel drive 2000 Chevrolet Blazer. Along with the Tow Ready Adjustable Tow Bar, 5,000 lbs, item # 63180, you will also need the Roadmaster Base Plate to Tow Ready Tow Bar Adapter, item # RM-025, and a Roadmaster Tow Bar Quick Disconnect Kit, item # RM-201, to disconnect the tow bar from the Blazer and be able to remove the drawbars. Keep in mind that this tow bar is rated for...
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