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Roadmaster EZ Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms

Roadmaster EZ Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms

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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. Call 800-298-8924 to order Roadmaster base plates part number 523163-1 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Roadmaster products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Roadmaster EZ Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms. Base Plates reviews from real customers.
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Roadmaster Base Plates - 523163-1

  • Roadmaster
  • Removable Drawbars
  • 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.



523163-1A Road Master EZ Base Plate Kit

Installation Details 523163-1 Installation instructions

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Video of Roadmaster EZ Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms

Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.




Video Transcript for Roadmaster EZ Base Plate Kit Installation - 2015 GMC Terrain

Today on our 2015 GMC Terrain we'll be installing the Roadmaster EZ Base Plate Kit with removable arms, part number 523163-1. This is what your road master base plate will look like installed on your GMC Terrain. It has the quick disconnect arms here, easy access to your safety chain cables, so you can hook it up to your RV. Nice clean look here and it doesn't require any trimming. Pretty easy installation, you just got to take the fascia off, remove the bumper core, and bolt your new base plate into place. When you're not using it, it really gives your vehicle a nice clean look, not having a big bulky base plate sticking out, and you can remove your safety cables, or you just tuck them here behind your fascia and zip tie them. To start our install, we need to remove the fascia. To do that, we'll first raise the hood. There are eight fasteners that we need to remove here on the top side of our fascia.

There'll be four push fasteners, and then four torx bit fasteners. We'll go ahead and remove those now. Start with the push fasteners, just take a small flatbed screwdriver, get underneath the edge of it to release it, and you can pull it out. Now that we have the push fasteners removed, we can go ahead and move on to the torx bit fasteners. There's four here across the front fascia. Now we need to move to the wheel well on each side.

There's four fasteners, again two torx bits, and two push fasteners. We'll remove those now. And now once we have those four removed, we'll go over to the passenger side and repeat the same process. Now we'll move underneath the vehicle and we'll need to remove two six-millimeter bolts here on each side. Now we need to remove the fog lamp wiring, and if you can get your hand up through there to unplug it that'll be easy, or you can twist the light out, unplug the wiring, and put the light back in place. That's what I'm going to do.

And to remove the wiring I'm just going to take a small flatbed screwdriver, spread the connector open on each side, and that'll release it. Now we put the light bulb back in place, just to keep it safe. So now we can actually take the fascia off the vehicle now that we have all our fasteners removed. You just want to take it and pull forward, and release it here around the headlights and the fender. Want to get an extra set of hands, just make it a little easier. Here on the bumper structure, there are five plastic fasteners that hold the wiring here on the back side of it. We will be removing the bumper structure, or the bumper core, right here, so we need to go ahead and remove these plastic fasteners.

If you have a trim panel tool you can go here on the back side and get it underneath there and pop them loose, or you can take a pair of needle-nose pliers here and pinch them on this side and then push them through. That's what you need to remove the bumper core. This will be replaced with our base plate. Here on the inside, depending on your vehicle- there's a couple different variations- you'll either have three, as in this case, or you'll have four fasteners, and the next one will be right here. This one has three, so we'll use a 13-millimeter socket to remove those on each side. We're just going to leave this one hand tight, that way it supports the side as we take the hardware off the other side. Now with an extra set of hands we can go ahead and set the bumper structure aside. Now a quick tech tip. Before you remove your bumper structure, on some models there is a power steering cooler attached to the bottom side, you'll just want to go ahead and remove the two 10-millimeter screws attaching the power steering cooler to that. That'll drop it down so you can remove your bumper structure. There's a couple of push fasteners that are holding our wiring here in place. We'll just go ahead and remove those right now. If you have a trim panel tool, just get underneath those, pop them free. Now we will be re-using the six bolts we just removed that hold the bumper core in place. The next step is to take your base plate, put it up into place, and reinstall these bolts. But first you want to go ahead and add some red loctite to them. The loctite we'll be using is the loctite threadlocker 262 part number LT37420. So we'll get an extra set of hands to take our base plate structure and set it into place. Let's lift the wiring out of the way. And we get to reinstall our bolts. Now that we have them tightened down, we can go ahead and torque them as specified in the instructions. Next we need to remove one of the sub-frame bolts on each side. We'll do it one at a time. If you don't want to do both you want to go ahead and make sure you have a jack stand, or a jack underneath the sub-frame to hold it. Right here, you'll see the 18-millimeter bolt. We'll go ahead and remove that now here on the driver's side. Now we're going to replace that bolt we just removed with a new bolt from the kit, that'll be the 14-millimeter by two-inch by 160-millimeter bolts. That'll go through the bracket and back into that inaudible 05:51 location. We're going to use some red loctite here on that bolt. Before we install this bolt we will take one of the split lock washers that come with the kit and feed it onto the bolt. We'll take our bolt, feed it through our bracket, and we'll use one of the provided pipe spacers and feed it over our bolt. Now we'll lift it up into place and thread it in. Before we move to the other side, we're going to attach our base plate to our bracket. We'll be using the half inch by an inch and a quarter bolt that comes with the install kit, a split lock washer, and a nut. Again, you want to add red loctite to this bolt. With these three pieces of hardware installed, we'll go ahead and tighten them down and torque them as specified in the instructions. Once that holds this whole frame in place, we'll move over to the passenger's side and repeat the whole process. Now with one more bracket on each side we need to install, and attach this here to the top of the base plate, and use this opening here in the frame. In order to get your hand in there to tighten those down, we're going to go ahead and remove our horn. We'll just let our horn hang right here, and now we have access, and this will be the hole that our bracket will go through. Now we'll bring in our bracket. As you can see, it has a couple cutouts. This cutout right here will go around the frame right here, so we'll take it, we'll feed it here, on the other side of this AC line, and it'll sit on top of the base plate. We'll just hold the wiring out of the way so you can get it in place. We'll be using the half-inch bolts that come with our install kit, so we'll install our hardware. Again, you want to put loctite on them. I'll drop the bolt through, line it up with the hole on the bracket, and drop it down in place. This bolt is kind of hard to get to to get your hardware on, so I find it a lot easier if you take your wrench, put a piece of tape on there, and then put your nut in there. It'll hold the nut, so you don't have to get your hand up in there and then you can throw the bolt into the hardware. With our bracket tightened and torqued, we can go ahead and reinstall our horn. Next, we need to take the wiring harness that we removed from the bumper core and zip tie it here to our new base plate. Now that our base plate's installed, we need to move back to the fascia that we removed earlier. You see this foam support bumper on the inside We're going to go ahead and remove that. There are just plastic clips here on the inside that it's clipped to. And we can set that aside. Now we need an extra set of hands to put our fascia back into place. Then we'll go underneath and plug in our fog lamps. And now we're on our last steps to our install of our base plate is installing our safety chain hold-downs. Use the- we're going to inaudible 10:02 through the hoops. Now when you're not using your base plate, you can remove these since they're quick release. Or if you choose to keep them there, just zip tie them out of the way when you have your arms in place. Then we're going to bring in our removable arms and put those into place. Feed it into the base plate. Push the inaudible 10:25 up, clip those into place, and it folds over and locks into place. And now with our base plate installed, we're ready to hook up to our RV and hit the road. This will do it for our look and install at the Roadmaster EZ Base Plate Cable with removable arms, part number 523163-1 on our 2015 GMC Terrain. .


Customer Reviews

Roadmaster EZ Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms - 523163-1

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (217 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 product 671389



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GMC Terrain

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 200736


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Larry, Im assuming that youve towed your vehicle by now. Are you still happy with your choice and did you purchase any additional components like the electrical kit, fuse switch..etc Dave R
-- comment by: Dave R - 03/15/2016

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Have been using this tow adapter now for a while and everything works out fine, Easy to connect. I did purchase the Wiring harness from the tail lights to the front of the car instead of making it as I usually do and the connection to the RV from that connection and glad I did, the wiring harness also went easy and very fast.
-- comment by: Larry B - 03/15/2016

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2015 GMC Terrain

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. 188383



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2012 GMC Terrain

It took 2 1/2 hrs start to finish. Watch the video they have on the site. Everything went together easy. Getting the bumper off is the hardest. Take your time and be gentle. I broke one clip but doesn't seem to hamper the fit of the bumper and it went back on easy and lined up. Great product 546273



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2015 GMC Terrain

This base plate was ship fast got it in two days and in good shape. have not install it yet but it look like all the parts well be ease to put on my GMC Terrain. 406415



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Ordered a bunch of stuff for hooking up a towed. Everything arrived as ordered and quick shipping. Everything fit the application without much trouble. Communication from etrailer was excellent. I would purchase from etrailer again. 372344



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2013 GMC Terrain

I haven't used the Base Plate for flat towing as yet but give etrailer a five star on taking my order and getting it delivered on time. Thanks: Chuck 359892



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Great product, Had local shop install. 313360



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2010 GMC Terrain

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. 271956


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I have towed my Terrain about 3500 miles with no issues. It tows and tracks extremely well. I put red paint marks on the bolts that are easily seen, so that I can see at a glance if any bolts have loosened up. I use a Roadmaster All Terrain tow hitch and SMI Duo braking system.
Paul D - 07/14/2017

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perfect fit. easy to install. all went smothly. 256836


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just perfect
les - 06/09/2017

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2013 GMC Terrain

Very happy with your product it was easy to install and is very sturdy 249912



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2010 GMC Terrain

fast delivery easy install done in 2 1/2 hours at a slow pace only problem in my mind sell for 5 dollars more and include red Loctite in parts kit 232060


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after some 4000 miles since I installed it has performed flawlessly. A finger full of grease smeared on pins makes everything come apart easily when you arrive at your destination.
Dan - 11/15/2016

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Was given get service and prompt delivery. Will deal with this co .again. 231304



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The EZ base kit arrived a day earlier then expected, was packaged very well, had all the parts and excellent instruction. I followed the instructions and the install when as outlined, no problems at all. etrailer.com was a very helpful and easy to work with, I highly recommend using them. 219817



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2011 GMC Terrain

Went together a lot easier than expected. With a 2011 Terrain though, you don't need to tap the new holes behind the bumper core. reuse the three bolts that take the bumper off in the exact same spot. 212853



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Roadmaster

This is the second time I've installed a Roadmaster kit fro e-trailer. Excellent products with reasonable instructions. E trailer got it here quickly for a great price, satisfied. 201326



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These products installed easily and the finished product was outstanding! I am so glad I did this myself. Thanks for all your help! 97010



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installed as easy as pie. Everything was handled very well good company to deal with. 96399



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GMC Terrain SLT

The installation went well and everything fit as best as you could expect on a unibody vehicle. I only found one issue with my Terrian SLT, on step 7 it states there are 4 bolts on the bumper and mine only had three. Not an issue until you install reciever brace on step 8 and find out the 4th hole in step 7 that didn't have a bolt in it is not threaded. The bolts that you took out in step 7 are self threading. So I used one of them and it worked out great. 7230



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I received the product today and I was very surprized to get it so fast. I'm having it installed on my vehicle tomorrow. I very pleased with the dealings I had with everyone at e trailer. Everyone I spoke with was very helpful. 6600



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Review from a similar Roadmaster EZ in Base Plates


Roadmaster base plate and tow bar is just a perfect combo to tow my car behind my class C mercedes RV. A little over five thousand miles already with no issues at all,with the included instructions it was easy to install with basic tools and with the removable bars i take them off when i get back home and I can just drive my car without them and no one can't tell it is a tow car.. 728507



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Review from a similar Roadmaster EZ in Base Plates


Bolted on as to instructions! 175115



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Review from a similar Roadmaster EZ in Base Plates


After checking and verifying with Kelsey what my 2006 Mazda Miata needed for tow plates, I ordered and in a very few days, it arrived at my doorstep. They also did a great job for my 2018 Jeep Cherokee, which I am towing behind my RV now. They have the most knowledgeable folks to help to get the correct parts and if you find a price lower, they will refund the difference. I can't think of any other Company that does that. This Company is my only go-to place for anything towing related. Here is a picture of my installed BlueOx base plates on my Jeep and will update as soon as I get the Miata installed, and get a picture of that also. 527318



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Review from a similar Roadmaster EZ in Base Plates


I ordered the base plate for my 2010 Ram. It was shipped right away and it arrived on the fourth day. I have no complaints about ordering this product it was quick and efficient to deal with e-trailer. The base plate arrived and was as advertised except for the bolts with the fish wire to do the one side of the bracket. It said in the instructions to use them. It was not a big deal. I had to do a little grinding on the inner bumper to get it to fit which was a bit of a pain but that is not the fault of the product. This is the second Roadmaster base plate I have installed and would order another if I need one! 671692



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Review from a similar Roadmaster EZ in Base Plates


I don't remember if these were for installing on the Buick or the MG. If they were for the MG, I have used them a good many times and they are fine. If they are or the Buick, I have not used them yet. I just need to finish up the wiring and the aux brakes for it. 415358


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Thanks for asking. I installed them without a problem with the intention of pulling the Buick behind the motor home till I realized the Buick was 1000 over the tow limit of the hitch on the motor home so wound up never using them. If I ever need to tow it, they are there.
SonnyB - 08/07/2018

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    I spoke with my contact at Roadmaster and the tech that you spoke with was correct about design changes being made to the base plates in order to fit the 2014 GMC Terrain. If the Roadmaster EZ Base Plate Kit, # 523163-1, has an A behind the part number(the current design), this will fit a 2010 - 2015 GMC Terrain and could be installed on your 2014. If the Roadmaster EZ Base Plate Kit, # 523163-1, does not have the A, this will only fit the 2010 - 2013 GMC Terrain and would not work...
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  • Moving Base Plates From 2011 GMC Terrain to 2013 Ford F150
    A vehicle base plate for a tow bar is a vehicle-specific item that is designed and engineered to fit on a particular vehicle. Although it might be theoretically possible to modify a base plate so that it fits a vehicle other than the one it was designed for, I cannot in any way recommend doing so. The geometry of the front of the Terrain and the F150 are different enough that I highly doubt it would even be possible. Keep in mind that altering a base plate assembly in any way will void...
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  • Will the Falcon 2 Tow Bar Work With The EZ Base Plates on a 2011 GMC Terrain
    Yes, the Roadmaster Falcon 2 Tow Bar, # RM-520, will work with the Roadmaster EZ Base Plate Kit, # 523163-1, for your 2011 GMC Terrain. You may need the Roadmaster Tow Bar Quick Disconnects - Car Side Only, # RM-222, if you want to leave the existing brackets on your Chevrolet HHR. The quick disconnects will bolt on to the base plates on your GMC Terrain allowing you to easily attach your tow bar to either vehicle. I have attached a video showing how the quick disconnects attach...
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  • Will Roadmaster Falcon 2 Tow Bar Work With EZ Base Plate Kit 523163-1 for a 2010 GMC Terrain
    The Falcon 2 tow bar # RM-520 would work very well with the # 523163-1 base plates for your 2010 GMC Terrain. If you do not still have the quick disconnect feature for the tow bar or are missing some hardware, you can replace this with tow bar base assembly # 910021-00. I have included a link to installation instructions for the tow bar in case you need a closer look at how the base assembly would attach.
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  • Components Needed for Flat Towing a 2013 GMC Terrain 2-Wheel Drive
    According to the online manual for the GMC Terrain that I reviewed the vehicle can be flat-towed once a few preparation steps are taken, including removal of fuse 32 to prevent battery drain. I suggest you refer to your owners manual, specifically the section identified in the index as Recreational Towing, just to confirm that your particular Terrain is suitable for flat-towing and to become familiar with the steps necessary. You will also want to ensure that your tow vehicle has a towing...
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  • Base Plate Kit Recommendation for a 2012 GMC Terrain
    The correct base plate kit for your 2012 GMC Terrain to use with your Blackhawk 2 Tow Bar part # RM-422 would be the part # 523163-1. There are several other components to safely flat tow. For safety cables you can use # RM-643. The coiled design helps keep the cables off of the ground. 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. And finally, most states now require supplemental braking...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2015 GMC Terrain
    In order to convert the 4-way trailer connector on your 2014 Thor ACE 29.2 to a 6-way trailer connector you would want to use the Mighty Cord Trailer Connector Adapter part # A10-6034VP. The adapter plugs into the 4-way you have on your RV and will require you to hardwire in 3 additional wires. The white wire is for the ground and will need to be attached to a clean bare metal surface. The black wire will then need to be ran to the battery with an in-line fuse holder such as part # SWC9539...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2011 GMC Terrain FWD Behind A Motor Home
    The 2011 GMC Terrain FWD can be flat towed behind your motorhome if you have the six speed automatic transmission. Also, you are correct, the Discrete Logic Ignition Switch fuse (fuse #32) needs to be removed from the instrument panel fuse box. The instrument panel fuse box is located on the passenger side of the center console, behind a cover. That fuse needs to be removed to keep the battery from being drained when towing. With that done you should be able to flat tow your Terrain with...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2010 Chevy Equinox Behind a Motor Home
    Roadmaster base plates # 523163-1 are only listed as a fit for the 2010 to 2015 GMC Terrain but not the Equinox. For the 2010 Chevy Equinox you can use Roadmaster base plates # RM-523160-4. I assume that since you previously flat towed the Terrain that you have a tow bar and safety cables but I will make some recommendations just in case you need those items as well. The most popular compatible tow bar is the Falcon 2, # RM-520. You can also use coiled safety cables # RM-643. For...
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