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Roadmaster Crossbar-Style Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms

Roadmaster Crossbar-Style Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms

Item # 246-5
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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 246-5 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 - 246-5

  • 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.



246-5 Road Master XL Base Plate Kit

Installation Details 246-5 Installation instructions

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Customer Reviews

Roadmaster Crossbar-Style Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms - 246-5

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (601 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.

- 246-5
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2000 Dodge Dakota

Great product and real easy to install 558003



- 246-5
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Very happy with the whole process. Great customer service very helpful. Thank you for easy and helpful experience . 287031



- 246-5
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1998 Dodge Dakota

It took me about 4 hours to install this bar on a Dodge Dakota. I needed an impact driver to loosen the truck bolts but other than that it went just as the directions detailed. You will need to remove the side bumper brackets in order to get the fender assembly on. The base plate is in the way but the side brackets went back on without a issue. I was missing 1 lock washer but it was not a big deal. I used a laminate trimmer to cut the plastic grill so it would fit over the base plate. 100351



- 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



- 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


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



- 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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- 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



- 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



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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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- 3151-1A
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Review from a similar XL in Base Plates


Great product! Other than a few minor difference between the Saturn and the Captiva the instructions were great. Only took about 3.5 hours to install. Thanks etrailer! 189041



- 495-1A
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Review from a similar XL in Base Plates


Great kit, fantastic price, but most of all it's the great service I receive from the people at eTrailer that keeps me coming back. 274711



- 495-1A
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Review from a similar XL in Base Plates


Put it on a 2014 Ford F150 STX 4X4 with hardly any trouble. However still need an extra part to connect the base plate to my tow bar. You may want to ask a couple more questions than I did and get all your needed parts in one shot. 170491



- 4408-1
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Review from a similar XL in Base Plates


Etrailer once again did not disappoint. Service was fast, fairly priced, totally complete. Video that was emailed to me was extremely helpful in tackling a daunting task that I was totally unfamiliar with and saved me hours of trying to figure out what had to be dismantled to accomplish the job. Again thank you etrailer and Sal who was extremely helpful. 369757



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Review from a similar XL in Base Plates


I purchased these for my new toad . I had purchased the entire towing system for my toad through etrailer I totaled my toad Sept 2018. I had to replace the 199-5 unit that bolts up to the frame of my new toad. This was the second time dealing with etrailer. Fast frendly quick service. Quality products and the sales representatives are extremely knowledgeable of all the products that they offer for your needs. I would rate etrailer Service, Sales dept and shipping dept A++. If you DEMAND Quality products and a sales representative that is extremely knowledge of all your needs. You can't go wrong with etrailer. Best Regards Ray 639676



- 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



- 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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- 2505-1
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Review from a similar XL in Base Plates


Great experience with everyone I that helped me with my order. 878085



- 1425-1
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Review from a similar XL in Base Plates


The tow bar assm works nice, it bolted in with no issues. The wiring kit was a bit awkward stuffing all those diodes in a small area in the 2004 grand Cherokee. If I were to do it again on these models I would find another place for the diodes. SN. 877162



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


Great equpment for towing my 1999 Mazda. It tows like a dream. 876209


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Ask the Experts about this Roadmaster Base Plates

  • Can 2000 Dodge Durango with 5.9 Liter be Flat Towed
    I did some checking on your 2000 Dodge Durango and found that it is flat towable. If it's a 4 wheel drive model it's good to go as long as you follow the guidelines in the manual, if it's a 2 wheel drive you'll need to use a driveshaft disconnect. For a base plate kit you'd then want the part # 246-5. 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...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2000 Dodge Durango
    If a vehicle owner's manual says that it cannot be flat towed this usually just means that it cannot be towed in stock form and may require some modifications before it can be towed, such as addition of a transmission lube pump or a driveline disconnect kit. 2WD versions often need a driveline disconnect or must use a tow dolly like # RM-2000-1. I checked with Roadmaster and they show the vehicle can be flat towed. However, I could not find a complete Dodge owner's manual online so I suggest...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 1999 Dodge Dakota Behind an RV with a Falcon All-Terrain Tow Bar
    It looks like you can flat tow a 1999 Dodge Dakota 4x4 if it has a 4 cylinder motor and manual transmission. I cannot verify if any other versions of this truck can be flat towed. You would have to consult the owner's manual. If you end up with a model that can be flat towed then for base plates use # 246-5 or # 246-6. These base plates are compatible with your Falcon All-Terrain tow bar, # RM-522. For safety cables use # RM-645 if you do not already have some. For lighting I recommend...
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  • Equipment Needed to Flat Tow 2000 Dodge Dakota
    You will first need a tow bar and base plates. The tow bar will fit into the receiver of the motorhome, and attach to the base plates once they are installed on the Dakota. The Roadmaster Falcon 2, part # RM-520 is a good mid-priced option. Either base plate kit # 246-5 or # 246-6 will work with your Dakota, although the 246-5 is compatible with all the tow bars Roadmaster offers. You will also need safety cables, if you do not already have them. Roadmaster offers a coiled set that works...
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  • Can I Use CURT Front Mount Hitch To Flat-Tow My 1999 Dodge Durango Behind Motor Home
    I cannot recommend using a front mount hitch on your 1999 Dodge Durango to flat-tow it behind your motor home. A front mount hitch is not designed to be used to flat-tow a vehicle and it would not be safe. To flat-tow your 1999 Dodge Durango, you will need a base plate kit, tow bar, lighting or wiring, safety cables, and a supplemental braking system. For a base plate kit, I would recommend Roadmaster XL Base Plate Kit, part # 246-5. The XL base plate kit features removable drawbars,...
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  • Can the Stowmaster Towbar with Lunette Ring Be Stored On a 1998 Dodge Dakota for Travel
    Yes, the RoadMaster StowMaster Car-Mounted Tow Bar with Lunette Ring, item # RM-581, and the Roadmaster XL Base Plate Kit, item # 246-5, would be a great option for you flat towing your 1998 Dodge Dakota. The Tow Bar with Lunette Ring will be able to be stowed on the Dakota in the folded postion for travel when the vehicle is not attached to the motorhome. You will also need safety cables, # RM-643 would be a good choice, and lighting for the Dakota when towing. The RoadMaster Tail...
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