Roadmaster Crossbar-Style Base Plate Kit - Fixed Arms

Roadmaster Crossbar-Style Base Plate Kit - Fixed Arms

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Base plate brackets attach to your vehicle's frame to provide fixed attachment points for your tow bar. Call 800-298-8924 to order Roadmaster base plates part number 402-1 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 - Fixed Arms. Base Plates reviews from real customers.
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Roadmaster Base Plates - 402-1

  • Roadmaster
  • Fixed Draw Bars

Base plate brackets attach to your vehicle's frame to provide fixed attachment points for your tow bar.


Features:

  • Good-quality, crossbar-style base plates at an economical price
  • Fixed-bar design - front arms cannot be removed
  • Computer-cut, all-steel construction provides exceptional strength
  • Black powder coat finish is durable and corrosion resistant
  • 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


402-1 Road Master Standard Base Plate Kit



402-1 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details 402-1 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

1986 - 1989 Ford Aerostar

1990 - 1997 Ford Aerostar Rear Wheel Drive





Customer Reviews

Roadmaster Crossbar-Style Base Plate Kit - Fixed Arms - 402-1

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (132 Customer Reviews)

Base plate brackets attach to your vehicle's frame to provide fixed attachment points for your tow bar.

- 118-1
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Review from a similar Roadmaster Classic Kit in Base Plates


Delivery of the products was EXTREMELY fast. The installation instructions referred to a page with adjustment instructions but the page was not included and I couldn't find the missing page on-line either. Installation was a bit more complicated than I thought it was going to be. Very sturdy product. It should do a great job for me. 480691


Comments

The base plates worked perfectly

Gary - 03/03/2019

50081

- 607-4
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Review from a similar Roadmaster Classic Kit in Base Plates


It does what it suppose to. It was a easy hookup 8 bolts And the bar up front. I've pull lil truck a year no problems. Thanks 572246



- 108-1
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Review from a similar Roadmaster Classic Kit in Base Plates


I purchased tow bar attachments for my '89 Suburban in perpetration for 900 mile tow. The parts I purchased fit perfectly, no modifications needed and worked as expected. Very happy with purchase, Dave Mueller 556934



- 1117-1
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Review from a similar Roadmaster Classic Kit in Base Plates


Timely arrival ... a bolt on installation that went reasonably well. Learned from our mistakes. The next installation would be much easier. All in all a good product. A recommendation for your product. 52432



- 118-1
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Review from a similar Roadmaster Classic Kit in Base Plates


The Real Story - The real story regarding what it takes to install the base is that it takes about 4 hours and . . - You will need a small sledge hammer to pound the unit into the frame cross tube such that the attach points are solid against the frame and align properly at the center point bottom of the frame. - You will need to remove the wheels to gain access to the side of the vehicle’s frame for drilling the attach points. - You may need to jack the car up for ground clearance, to drill the bottom hole. - I had to cut an access hole through the bumper cover to get the backing plate into the frame channel. - You will need to pry off the frame mud guard, if your car has one. - You may need to make a ruler like metal shim to hold the back plate while you screw the bottom bolt. - A 6 ft pole lever is needed to force the front of the base down and thereby pivot the back flange up to align it to the slot like hole in the frame. This area is critical so make sure the hole you drill is match centered!! - Drill small attach point holes first to make sure you have sufficient clearance on the back side, for the large washers and proper hole alignment with the base flange - If it all goes well . . plan on a 4 hour job. - The base is a real beast and could haul a Mac Truck! - It is by far the easiest base to install, of any I evaluated. - Would you recommend etrailer.com to a friend? Oh hell yes! 137381



- 435-1
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Review from a similar Roadmaster Classic Kit in Base Plates


Product was as advertised. It arrived earlier than expected. The installation instructions were simple and easy to follow. The install had no problems. You need to center punch where you are going to drill because the surface to be drilled is not flat. You need to drill a pilot hole to ease drilling the larger hole. On the my '93 Ranger Splash the bumper came off with only the removal of 4 easy to reach nuts. A wrench is not required on the bolts as they were welded to a metal strip between them that made re-installation simple. The plastic air-dam on the bottom of the bumper can be removed easily to cut holes for the base plate to extend thru. Don't replace it until the bumper has been re-installed. 159816



- 118-1
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Review from a similar Roadmaster Classic Kit in Base Plates


Ashley, every thing you mailed me, fits perfect. Your one great Lady, you know your job without a doubt. I would you ask for a pay raise. Thank you. 710650



- 801-1
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Review from a similar Roadmaster Classic Kit in Base Plates


I received the tow bar package one day after ordering it! I was relatively easy to install and came with excellent instructions. Bolt up application for an old car)1986 Montero.) 705981



- 1003-1
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Review from a similar Roadmaster Classic Kit in Base Plates


etrailer is super,what else can I say. The Roadmaster base plate, for my Samuari ,fit perfect and was super easy to install. I will be ordering a towbar, from etrailer, soon as I get time. 699715



- 118-8
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Review from a similar Roadmaster Classic Kit in Base Plates


installed the tow brackets per the instructions - the pictures in the instructions were small and weren't real helpful so I contacted Customer Service which sent me detailed photos of an installation on a similar vehicle - helped a lot! Thanks! Within a week we were off on a cross country trip down to Mexico, put on 6000 miles and then retorqed the bracket bolts. This is a good product, easy to use, and we've used it pretty hard - no problems so far! 697182



- 1418-3
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Review from a similar Roadmaster Classic Kit in Base Plates


I AM PERFECTLY HAPPY WITH THE BASE PLATE THAT I PURCHASED FROM YOU 690579



- 154-2
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Review from a similar Roadmaster Classic Kit in Base Plates


Finished the install on my 2002 Saturn SL-1 this afternoon. I won't be towing this vehicle until next month but this setup looks like it"s up to the job !!! 653373



- 1528-1
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Review from a similar Roadmaster Classic Kit in Base Plates


Good quality, reasonable price, simple installation. Also adds some protection to the underside of the CRV! GREAT customer service by Derek S!!! 652683



- 1411-1
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Review from a similar Roadmaster Classic Kit in Base Plates


Great quality and price excellent service first class all around 644913



- 607-5
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Review from a similar Roadmaster Classic Kit in Base Plates


Everything so far I have purchased has performed perfectly but even better has been the customer service which has been exemplary. Every question I have had has been answered in a timely and knowledgeable way. Thank you. 636233



- 1418-3
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Review from a similar Roadmaster Classic Kit in Base Plates


Awesome service 616572



- 711-2
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Review from a similar Roadmaster Classic Kit in Base Plates


Very satisfied. They fit perfectly. 611163



- 711-2
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Review from a similar Roadmaster Classic Kit in Base Plates


Ordered base plates to tow the Miata. Parts arrived very quickly and reasonably well packaged, Parts fit just as they should have. Very happy with transaction and will order from this vendor again. 593768



- 1208-1
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Review from a similar Roadmaster Classic Kit in Base Plates


The person that printed the directions had never installed a hitch on a vw transporter. I figured it out and got it installed. 590989



- 1208-1
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Review from a similar Roadmaster Classic Kit in Base Plates


I got my tow package and I just got it mounted on my Westvalia Vanagon went together real smooth, I'm very happy. Thank you again for your help and support Ted 10/26/2018 577863



- 427-8
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Review from a similar Roadmaster Classic Kit in Base Plates


Easy to put on once you sort out the mm & sae bolts and different sizes. Some fasteners had to be used to pull the brackets into position. The brackets fit in place without any trimming. (1997 Escort LX Sport 4 door) 427-8 kit Very easy install and low cost. 576632



- 1117-1
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Review from a similar Roadmaster Classic Kit in Base Plates


Very sturdy construction. Installation could be easier if the bolt that is inserted through unthreaded frame hole had eccentric head to facilitate tightening without holding bolt head. Fit was good! 546445



- 154-3
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Review from a similar Roadmaster Classic Kit in Base Plates


Very happy with the service I received, and so pleased with the base plate easy to install. Pics soon. Thank you etrailer 519657


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I am very pleased with the baseplate and tow bar, I have had zero problems with any of it , so glad I chose etrailer

Jerry - 07/01/2019

57328

- 1003-1
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Review from a similar Roadmaster Classic Kit in Base Plates


Works great 509059



- 1417-1
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Review from a similar Roadmaster Classic Kit in Base Plates


Very well made and Fit perfectly . Was easy to install ... Good and secure ...I was missing a few washers and nuts ... but wasn't a problem ... just got them at a hardware store and was able to complete the job ... Highly recommend 502160



- 1401-1
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Review from a similar Roadmaster Classic Kit in Base Plates


Very easy to install and well built product. Instructions made the job go smoothly. With the tight tolerance on the backing plate bolt spacing, I had to do a small amount of filing on the 1989 Jeep Cherokee frame holes so that the plates would slide easily through. Other than that, no real problems. As mentioned in the instructions, I had to cut small sections out of the top and bottom of the bumper for the new brackets but the install looks really clean. 500673



- 118-8
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Review from a similar Roadmaster Classic Kit in Base Plates


well built fast ship great customer support what more can you ask for 498197



- 711-2
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Review from a similar Roadmaster Classic Kit in Base Plates


Works great, I only wish I had ordered the hidden brackets instead, kind of big on my Miata. 495203



- 118-1
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Review from a similar Roadmaster Classic Kit in Base Plates


The quality of this product is unbelievably good. Installation was a breeze and took about an hour including clean up of tools. The welds and heavy gauge of the material used in fabrication tells me this tow bar will be around long after I am gone. Thank You for an excellent American made product. 493404



- 1528-1
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Review from a similar Roadmaster Classic Kit in Base Plates


All the holes lined up perfectly. Was a snap the install 492785



- 431-1
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Review from a similar Roadmaster Classic Kit in Base Plates


Once I got the proper one it went on easily and works perfectly 487425



- 118-8
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Review from a similar Roadmaster Classic Kit in Base Plates


Anybody looking for a towing product, you don’t need to look any further. These are the people you want to do business with. Best, most courteous customer service anywhere. Fastest service anywhere. What more can I say. Thanks Tammie and Bryan, for taking such good care of us! 486607



- 1409-3
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Review from a similar Roadmaster Classic Kit in Base Plates


I purchased a 'tow package' for my Jeep so I could pull it behind my motorhome, along with a trailer hitch for the Jeep. All products fit perfectly, and were easy to install. We traveled about 6K miles, and did not have an issue. Thanks! 469061



- 165-2
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Review from a similar Roadmaster Classic Kit in Base Plates


I have not installed it yet, but I will say I received my product in 3 days. Every question I had they answered. If I need another product I will order it from etrailer . The product I ordered was a Roadmaster Base Plate kit 467761



- 154-2
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Review from a similar Roadmaster Classic Kit in Base Plates


High Quality Product. Install instructions don't go into enough detail in step by step. A little vague for the Non-Expert installer. Nut Plates provided for rear mounting bolts are wider than the holes available in sub-frame for install. Had to mill sides of pads to get them into the frame for install. No instructions or fish wires to get them into place. Had to manufacture own fish wire system to get the plates in place for install. Once mods were completed and hardware designed and built, installation was pretty much straight forward. I would not consider this kit for a novice installer. Sorry I didn't take pictures of the "wide" nut plate situation and my redesign (width reduction) 466664


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Install completed and many miles of care free towing behind our motorhome. Fixes suggested made for a simple install. Should be incorporated in future kits. I wont charge for the redesign. :+~ I spent my working life as a mechanical designer builder for a major industrial equipment company.

Bob - 01/13/2019

48474

- 1003-1
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Review from a similar Roadmaster Classic Kit in Base Plates


Great base plate. 1988 Samurai. It took some work to make it fit, but its solid, maybe overkill. Your not going to worry about it while towing your Samurai cross country. As always you can count on etrailer for fast shipping. 453656



- 317-2
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Review from a similar Roadmaster Classic Kit in Base Plates


Very heavy duty, bullet proof product. Used it for a while with cheap tow bar. Recently purchased a road master tow bAR and it worked superbly for both. 443548



- 320-1
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Review from a similar Roadmaster Classic Kit in Base Plates


Worked perfect. 439953



- 118-8
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Review from a similar Roadmaster Classic Kit in Base Plates


Wonderful experience. I highly recommen d. 430132



- 161-2
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Review from a similar Roadmaster Classic Kit in Base Plates


Great product. Fast shipping. Easy to place an order and to find product for our needs. Thank You 423055



- 1417-1
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Review from a similar Roadmaster Classic Kit in Base Plates


The mounts worked well the only problem I had was the directions had the mounts backwards so I had to reverse them to make my tow bar fit correct. The mount are very strong. 414185


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Just got back from a 3,500 mile trip towing our Jeep and had no problems. The mounts stayed tight and worked perfect.

Jim R - 08/04/2018

41897

- 165-2
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Review from a similar Roadmaster Classic Kit in Base Plates


Bolted together great test tow worked good 411785



- 711-2
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Great product. Strong and holding up to about 6k mi of use so far. Only issue is it is not a perfect fit. I own a 94 and 95 miata and had to trim a little metal for them to slide in. They could fit if you were willing to hammer them into slot, but would most likely cause paint loss. 409135



- 1417-1
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Review from a similar Roadmaster Classic Kit in Base Plates


Everything was there and it fit perfect on my 2002 Wrangler. It took about an hour and a half to install. Great product. 390859



- 1401-1
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Review from a similar Roadmaster Classic Kit in Base Plates


Great Product, wish it was a little less expensive... 384243



- 711-2
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Review from a similar Roadmaster Classic Kit in Base Plates


The construction was good - very solid and well-finished. The fit was first-rate; all the holes lined up and installation was smooth as silk. I haven't put it to the test (yet), but we'll see how that goes very soon. 380461



- 1128-1
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Review from a similar Roadmaster Classic Kit in Base Plates


Receive the product in record time 375992



- 711-2
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Review from a similar Roadmaster Classic Kit in Base Plates


The base plates were as advertised and work great! Prompt delivery and excellent product. 371258



- 118-1
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Review from a similar Roadmaster Classic Kit in Base Plates


Perfect fit for my used 1995 Geo Tracker. Install took 2.5 hour. The next day towed the car for 800 miles without any issues. The only negative is the almost none existing instructions provided. 368919



- 1417-1
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Review from a similar Roadmaster Classic Kit in Base Plates


Great service. Fast delivery with standard free shipping. Able to track shiing progress straight to my door. Will buy from etrailer again. 367232


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