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Roadmaster EZ Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms

Roadmaster EZ Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms

Item # 523102-1
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Tow Bar Base Plate

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Roadmaster's EZ Twistlock series brackets are virtually invisible, easy to mount and simple to remove. Brackets install on your vehicle's frame to provide attachment points for your tow bar. Great Prices for the best tow bar base plate from Roadmaster. Roadmaster EZ Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms part number 523102-1 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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Roadmaster Tow Bar Base Plate - 523102-1

  • Roadmaster
  • Removable Draw Bars
  • Twist Lock Attachment

Roadmaster's EZ Twistlock series brackets are virtually invisible, easy to mount and simple to remove. Brackets install on your vehicle's frame to provide attachment points for your tow bar.


Features:

  • Hidden bracket design provides improved aesthetics compared with standard brackets
  • Drawbars are easily removable - just twist and pull
    • No pins or clips required
  • 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 drawbars, or front arms, on the EZ series base plate kit are supremely easy to mount and remove. Just insert them into the brackets and twist to lock them in place. To remove, simply twist the arms back and pull them out. 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.



523102-1 Road Master EZ Base Plate Kit

Installation Details 523102-1 Installation instructions

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Roadmaster EZ Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms - 523102-1

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (428 Customer Reviews)

Roadmaster's EZ Twistlock series brackets are virtually invisible, easy to mount and simple to remove. Brackets install on your vehicle's frame to provide attachment points for your tow bar.

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Great people to deal with. Order rec'd sooner than expected and the Roadmaster equipment was excellent.



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I received the base plate for my Miata at 4:30 Monday by 7:00 it was installed and ready to go.A great product fit very nicely.Ordering and follow up went great can’t wait to try it out Just need to decide on the tow bar we will use.The Falcon or Sterling .Thank you for a great product and service.



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The instructions were very good, the video was excellent. If I could make a recommendation, it was a little lacking at the end. Since the Smart car is virtually held together with push pins a little more time spent putting the car back together wourl have been helpful. I'm all done and I have 2 push pins left over and don't know where they go.



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After 1 year of full-time use I am very happy with the base kit. It was relatively easy to install with the aid of a car lift. I would imagine that it would be a little harder without.



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Installation is a bit involved but worth every second of it for the peace of mind while driving. Had a slight issue with my ordering incorrect parts but these guys went above and beyond to get it resolved in time to not miss my trip. Even rush manufactured them due to not being in stock!! Great company to do business with.



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Purchased the towing adapter for my GMC Terrain a few week ago, received it on time & boxed not damaged. Watched the videos’ about three time on how to do it myself and started one evening and finished it the next morning about three hours with Beer Breaks, LoL. All the parts fix perfectly, had no problems with any of the parts, Product is real sturdy and if you don’t know where to look at the bumper you will not see the hide away receiver brackets. Very nice product, do it yourself and save
Up loading two photos if it will let me one is with hide away brackets installed and the other one you can see is my complete tow bar attached to the hide away brackets



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Great product.
Excellent fit.
Everything
has performed wonderfully.



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Roadmaster base plate for 2010 GMC Terrain. Very detailed instructions, great videos. Product was as described, no holes to drill, just replace factory parts with Roadmaster parts. Everything went together very well. I used the instructions supplied along with the video on my laptop. Hardest part was popping the bumper shroud back on due to colder temperature. I have a fair bit of experience with rebuilding classic cars so have lots tools and reasonable mechanical ability.



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Installed on 2014 GMC Acadia. Very sturdy and heavy duty base plate. I installed it myself. You will need a little automotive knowledge and more tools then the average do it yourself-er. It took about 6 hours, by myself. It looks more intimidating then it turned out to be. You can't see it when not in use which makes it nice for the wife, since it's her car.
Pictures show the tow bar adapter. Sorry, no pictures of adapter removed.



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This system worked perfectly from experience. They help from trailers e trailer agents was crucial for guiding me through the process.



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Product is great, packaging was rough, the parts were banging into each other inside the box. Box looked like it either had been opened before or had sat in a warehouse for several years.



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Prepared my vehicle for the base plate. The base plate has a manufacturing defect in that the crossbar is approximately.375 inches short. The hole pattern matched on one side but the other side would not line up with the vehicle holes. The mounting plate overlapped the mounting holes by 1/3rd. Clearly, the assembly was short. I find my disassembled vehicle sitting for a week waiting for the replacement to arrive. Hopefully, Roadmaster QC did a better job on the new base plate assembly that I am waiting for.



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Parts came very quickly. The base plates are really well make and of heavy material. If you watch the video it is a breeze to install. Make sure you have some new clips for your bumper as the old ones will break, not all but some. I ordered clips from Amazon. I used a vibrating saw with cutting blade and it did nice job cutting plastic bumper cover.



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Service was immediate. Delivered on time. Tracking was exact. My opinion, overall outstanding.



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This reasonably priced base plate kit was professionally installed on a coupe that was pulled around the New England states for two months. The kit and the car made it possible to see many sites along the route that would have been bypassed without the toad. The kit is solid and provides secure tow-ability.



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2007 MX5
The build quality was good....welds
were well done....paint was good
Instructions were pretty thorough.
Lots of trimming away of the splash shield for this install!!
Oh well...no choice I guess.



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I was having problems with the bracket that was on the car when I bought it and when it no longer felt safe to me, I looked on your website for a replacement. Lo and behold, this product appeared to be better designed and an easier installation. Putting 8t on today proved that. I am very happy with the product and your service. Thank you very much!



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It is a lot easier to take of the bumper it is all plastic anyway then to take off the air intake



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Customer service is very helpful and patient as they walked through everything I needed to set up a car to be towed behind my motorhome.



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Very heavy duty. Much more than needed for my application but better more than less.
Heavy duty also means heavy in weight. Not easy to lift and move.



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These work great on my suzuki sx4.



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Very happy with this product. Installation was pretty easy. I see no reason to pay someone to install this. True you have to take the bumper off and a large metal support beam but it was pretty easy. You just have to take it slow and not get frustrated. The bumper on the Honda Fit is held on with a gazillion little plastic clips and snap joints. Everything fits tight on a Honda so you have to be patient. My only complaint is they don't give you the exact torque settings. I had to consult a shop manual to get the correct torque values. They give a table at the end of the instructions that gives common torque values for various bolt sizes. I thought that was lame they could have given the correct value from the shop manual. Certainly not enough to lower my rating. This bar is awesome and when the drawbars are removed the base plate is almost completely hidden. My wife wanted nothing to show on the front of the car. She was very pleased with it.

In the picture attached the bar is almost completely hidden. All you see are two small black circles. It takes about 2 seconds to mount the drawbars, just twist and go. VERY sturdy. I tow my Honda behind the motorhome with confidence.



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I have bought 3 different ones over the years. They all fit perfectly and the videos are so helpful too.



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The Roadmaster base Plate kit does what it was designed to do. A difficult install as the Smart ForTwo did not lend itself to an easy base plate engineering design.
Installed it myself though with help from the instructions and etrailer on line instructions. I like the finished base plate. It is barely visible protruding only slightly from the black lower radiator grill (see photo)



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Very good product at a great price. Instructions and video are for a 2013 terrain and things were a bit different on my 2015. When all screws and clips are removed the front piece cannot be just pulled forward. There is a rear facing clip and you have to pull to the side to remove from this piece. (pics attached)There was no PS cooler attached in front on mine. Remove washer bottle totally which consists of 2 nuts and 1 bolt otherwise you will never get back up plate for top brackets in. If you remove horns it also makes installing the top brackets much easier.


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  • Will Roadmaster EZ Base Plate Kit for 2001 Saturn Work with Blue Ox Tow Bar
    The Roadmaster EZ Base Plate Kit # 523102-1 that fits your 2001 Saturn L Series will work with your Blue Ox Tow Bar by using the Adapter # RM-033 and the Quick Disconnect Kit # RM-201. This adapter is compatible with the following Blue Ox tow bars: Acclaim - # BX4330 Adventurer - # BX7322 Aladdin Alexxa Allure - # BX7460P Alpha - # BX7380 Ambassador Avail - # BX7420 Aventa Aventa II Aventa LX Kar Bar
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  • Which Receiver Covers Fit Roadmaster EZ Style Base Plates for a 2000 Saturn L Series
    On the Roadmaster EZ base plates # 523102-1 you will need Receiver Covers # RM-210. There are other base plates for some vehicles designated as EZ2 base plates and they take the # RM-212. But you will need RM-210.
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  • Base Plates and Flat Towing Accessories for 2003 Saturn L Series
    For a 2003 Saturn LW200, you would need the Roadmaster Base Plate Kit, part # 523114-1. As you said, the 194-3 will fit the same model year Malibu, as well as the Olds Alero and Pontiac Grand Am SE, but not the Saturn L series. The # 523102-1 fits the 2000-2002 Saturn L series, but not the 2003 model. In addition to the base plates, you will also need a tow bar, safety cables, lighting and a supplemental braking system. I can recommend the Falcon 2 towbar, part # RM-520 and the # RM-643...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2001 Saturn L Series
    Yes, the Roadmaster EZ Base Plate Kit # 523102-1 is compatible with the RoadMaster StowMaster Car-Mounted Tow Bar # RM-501. This tow bar comes with quick-disconnects so you would not need to purchase them separately. There are several other components needed to flat tow your 2001 Saturn L Series. For lighting you can use the bulb and socket kit, # RM-155, and not have to worry about cutting and splicing into the vehicle wiring. For safety cables you can use # RM-643. The coiled design...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2000 Saturn L Series
    The Roadmaster EZ Base Plate Kit, part # 523102-1 will work with the Roadmaster Falcon 5250 Tow Bar on your 2000 Saturn L. The Falcon 5250 tow bar is a discontinued tow bar. The EZ base plates feature removable draw bar arms that you can remove when you are not flat towing the vehicle. In addition to the base plates and tow bar, you will also need safety cables, lighting, and a supplemental braking system for the Saturn. For safety cables, I recommend the coiled cables, part # RM-643....
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  • Replacement Arms for Roadmaster Base Plates 523102-1 on 2002 Saturn L Series
    You can purchase the arms of the Roadmaster EZ Base Plate Kit # 523102-1 that fits your 2002 Saturn L-Series. What you need are the Roadmaster Replacement Arms for Base Plate Kits # RM-ARMS. On that product page, just click on the "Installation Details" which will allow you to get the correct arms. These are the "EZ" series of base plates, and they are compatible with the newer tow bars such as the Roadmaster Falcon Tow Bar # RM-522 or Roadmaster Falcon 2 Tow Bar # RM-520.
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2002 Saturn L Series
    Your 2002 Saturn L Series can be flat towed behind a motor home but there may be speed and distance restrictions along with other specific requirements. You will need to check your owner's manual for additional information. There are at least 5 items needed to flat tow a vehicle: base plates, tow bar, safety cables, lighting, and supplemental braking. In order to safely and legally flat tow a vehicle you are going to need all of the required items. My contact at Roadmaster looked at your...
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  • Base Plates, Tow Bar, Safety Cables, Lighting, and Braking System to Flat Tow a 2009 Chevy Malibu
    We do have base plates to flat tow your Malibu, but the Roadmaster EZ Base Plate Kit, # 523102-1, is designed to fit the 2000 - 2002 Saturn L Series All Models, so it is not a fit for a 2009 Chevy Malibu and it cannot be modified to fit. Instead, you will need to use # 523145-5. These are EZ style base plates that are compatible with several different tow bars. A good economical tow bar is the RoadMaster Tracker Tow Bar, # RM-020. To make the EZ base plate arms removable, you will also...
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  • Tow bar and base plate kit for 2000 Saturn L-series
    The base plate kit for your 2000 Saturn L-series is Roadmaster EZ Twistlock Brackets, part # 523102-1. As far as towbars, the RoadMaster Tracker Tow Bar for 5,000 lbs, part # RM-020, will work nicely for you. You will also need the Roadmaster Tow Bar Quick Disconnect Kit, part # RM-201, to use with the base plate kit. Also check out the Tail light Isolating Diode System with Wiring Harness, part # 38955, which you will need to power the lights on your Saturn while towing it.
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  • Roadmaster Base Plate Installation for 2000 Saturn L Series
    The Roadmaster EZ Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms # 523102-1 is a confirmed fit for 2000-2002 Saturn L Series models. We do not currently have a video of this installation available, but I have attached the installation details that have very specific step by step directions. If you have questions in the process or if you'd like recommendations to complete your towing setup, let me know.
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  • Recommendation For 2002 Saturn VUE And Saturn L Series Base Plates
    For base plates, I recommend the Roadmaster XL Base Plate Kit, Item # 3111-1, for a 2002 Saturn VUE and the Roadmaster EZ Base Plate Kit, Item # 523102-1, for a 2002 Saturn L. For flat-towing either vehicle, you will also need a tow bar, safety cables, wiring, a braking system, and maybe a high-low hitch adapter. For a tow bar that works with both base plate kits and vehicles, I recommend the Roadmaster Falcon All Terrain, Non-binding Tow Bar, Item # RM-522. For safety cables, I recommend...
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  • Will the Roadmaster Falcon 5250 Tow Bar Fit Roadmaster Base Plates on a 2000 Saturn LS1
    My guess is that your Falcon 5250 tow bar is missing the quick disconnect crossbar assembly, # 910021-00. This comes up frequently. This assembly has plates that bolt to the draw bar arms on the base plates. The crossbar pins to these brackets and the Falcon 5250 pins to the crossbar. I have included a link to a video review for you.
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