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Roadmaster Crossbar-Style Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms

Roadmaster Crossbar-Style Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms

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Roadmaster's crossbar-style 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 523168-1 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 - Removable Arms. Base Plates reviews from real customers.
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Roadmaster Base Plates - 523168-1

  • Roadmaster
  • Removable Drawbars
  • Twist Lock Attachment

Roadmaster's crossbar-style 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 crossbar-style 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.



523168-1 Road Master EZ2 Base Plate Kit

Installation Details 523168-1 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles





Customer Reviews

Roadmaster Crossbar-Style Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms - 523168-1

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (82 Customer Reviews)

Roadmaster's crossbar-style 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.

- 521441-1
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Review from a similar EZ2 in Base Plates


installation instructions were clear and very helpful, took me about 4 hours to install, would have been faster if i had attempted anything like this before.. removing front fascia and trimming the openings. Easy to use. 909482



- 522013-1A
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Review from a similar EZ2 in Base Plates


Fast friendly and smart people at etrailer. Thank you 871817



- RM-52294-1
by: 08/29/2020

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- 521879-1A
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- 52922-1A
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Love it looks good 864190



- 522013-1A
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Review from a similar EZ2 in Base Plates


2018 Fiat Abarth install - Videos of install from etrailer helped a bunch. My 2018 fog lights on the Abarth required some trimming on the inside of the bumper cover. Photos in the instructions did not accurately depict my 2018 Abarth, but taking the grill and fog light assemblies off of the bumper cover allowed me to see what needed trimming. Basically a 1 inch notch with the dremel did the trick. I also got the rock guardian and falcon all terrain tow bar. super quick to assemble and disconnect. CLEAN LOOKING INSTALL WHEN EVERYTHING IS REMOVED. 864157



- 523174-1
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Review from a similar EZ2 in Base Plates


Perfect fit. Love it 858150



- 521441-1
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Product was basically good there are several items and have that were off just a little bit that means a little more work made a lot more work to put the stall up but it eventually came out alright other dads are shipping was very good very fast I appreciate it that thank you very much 818991



- 521879-1A
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Installed on a 2011 Mini Cooper S hatchback turbo. Previous reviews were pretty spot on. Lots of plastic goes into these cars! My install (including brake light wiring), was 7 hours start to finish. Hardest part was removing the bumper facia to get at the metal bumper underneath. Be patient, take your time so you dont break any plastic clips! The base plate itself is VERY robust compared to the oem bumper! Adds about 20#. I did have to trim away some plastic flashing behind the facia where the air scoops go. Easy to do with a Dremel tool. When done, it is an extremely clean look! Very impressed with the fit and finish. Very easy to hook up. Went with Falcon 2 bar. Tows very well! Thanks etrailer!! 803793



- 524432-1
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Easy install especially after watching their helpful videos 798340



- 524425-1
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Very well made. Other than a couple of holes not lining up very well, which I have never seen anything line up perfectly, it was fairly simple to install. With the instructions that came with the base plate, that were very easy to follow, we were able to install with very little problems, and we are not all that mechanically incline. Lol 795040



- 522013-1A
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Review from a similar EZ2 in Base Plates


Seems to be well made. Bolted onto our Fiat 500 sport perfectly. Great installation instructions Looking forward to getting it on the road behind the motorhome soon Matched it up to the Roadmaster Tracker tow bar 787208



- 522013-1A
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Review from a similar EZ2 in Base Plates


etrailer's video were extremely helpful, product arrived on time, product was exactly as advertised. Installation was very straight forward. Thank you! My only concern relates to Roadmaster's requirement to retorque all bolts every 3000 miles. On my car, removal of the facia was required to install the baseplate - meaning - the facia must be removed during all trips over 3000 miles - in the field. I find this requirement unacceptable. Facia removal was the primary requirement to install the baseplate and removal every 3000 miles requires a better solution from Roadmaster. 786459



- 521236-1
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etrailer is the best company for anything in trailers you call them up and tell them what you have you tell them what you wanna do they know exactly the unit that you want any instructions pictures of how to install our fantastic I suggest to all my friends if they need anything and trailers to call he etrailer!!! 782033



- 524432-1
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This product installed perfectly. The printed instructions contain pictures which are not very clear, but the video of the installation was very helpful. We followed it step by step and the information was very clear. 736499



- 522013-1A
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Review from a similar EZ2 in Base Plates


Received product in a short time and perfect shape. Called to check on delivery time, spoke to a lady who spoke great English (not a foreigner) who had all the answers. Highly recommend them! 733760



- 524432-1
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Review from a similar EZ2 in Base Plates


This is the second base plate I have ordered and installed. etrailer has knowledgeable folks to answer questions and get the parts needed to complete the project. I had removed a BlueOx baseplate due to loosening bolts and no way to re-torque them. I watched an etrailer video about installing the Roadmaster on my CMax. It all went very smoothly and the install was completed in about four hours. They are my go to place for all things towing. Prices are always very competitive and they ship quickly. A winner. 729225



- 521879-1A
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Fairly easy to install however it requires removing the front (nose) of the car. I was amazed at how much plastic goes into making these cars. It took about 3-4 hours to take off the front remove the factory 'bumper' that the RoadMaster Base Plate replaces and reinstall everything. I had problems because someone had removed the front of the car previously and had not put it back together properly. It all worked out and I'm loving how easy it is to hookup and unhook. I had a dolly previously and this is so much better. When I sell the Mini I'll restore the front end (replacing the grille) unless the new buyer wants to tow it. The etrailer and Roadmaster teams are great to work with. 725311



- 521632-1
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Wow, this thing was super easy to install. Just watch the 8 1/2 min video and your good to go. Worked on it an hr a day for 3 days before going to work. 3 hrs total. Be sure to get an alignment tool to help line up the holes. 695177



- 521236-1
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Review from a similar EZ2 in Base Plates


Works perfect, super easy to hook and unhook tow vehicle. Also makes one heck of a front end guard when not towing. 682146



- 522013-1A
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Review from a similar EZ2 in Base Plates


This note is before I have even installed any of the products . It is solely in reference to the Fantastic service, knowledge and continual follow up I received f rom Lori B. I would consider etrailer to be extremely fortunate to have her working for your company. In all respects her assistance was exemplary!! Thanks to her again and I will continue to purchase from and recommend etrailer 681690



- 52922-1A
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Review from a similar EZ2 in Base Plates


I installed this on my 2016 Subaru Crosstrek. We have been towing for 15 months now and it works great! 680042



- 524432-1
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Review from a similar EZ2 in Base Plates


I bought and installed base plate and wiring on a 2018 Ford C-Max hybrid car. The wiring was a little complicated due to the hybrid setup on the car, however, everything worked out well. I have done this on several other cars I have towed behind my motorhomes. All products and help from etrailer.com was excellent. The video presentation was very helpful. 679941



- 523173-4
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Review from a similar EZ2 in Base Plates


Product works very well for towing our car. 673710



- 522013-1A
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Well designed and constructed. Easy to install on my 2017 Fiat 500 and I pull the car with my Winnebago van. Hidden behind the plastic grill when not in use. Highly recommended. 647687


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Ask the Experts about this Roadmaster Base Plates

  • Tow Bar Recommendation for Roadmaster Base Plates on a 2013 Chevrolet Cruze
    The Roadmaster EZ2 Base Plate Kit, 523168-1, that you purchased is compatible with all Roadmaster tow bars. I recommend using a Roadmaster tow bar because tow bars from other manufacturers are not directly compatible with Roadmaster base plates and an additional adapter would be required. I have attached a link to all of the Roadmaster tow bars for you to check out. Each of these tow bars come with a bar to tie the removable draw bars together. The tow bar that I would recommend...
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  • Chev Cruze Base Plate # 523168-1 Recommendation for a 2011 Chevy Cruze
    Aside from this Roadmaster EZ2 Base Plate Kit, part # 523168-1, you will need to check with the manufacturer and/or your vehicle owners manual for instructions on the proper procedure for towing your vehicle because some vehicles must be equipped with a transmission lube pump, an axle disconnect, drive line disconnect, or free-wheeling hubs before they can be towed. For the rest of your flat-towing setup, first I would recommend a RoadMaster Falcon 2 Tow Bar, part # RM-520. This tow...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2012 Chevy Cruze 2LT with Manual Transmission
    For the 2012 Chevy Cruze it looks like there are base plates for various models. If your 2LT does not have fog lights and is not an RS model then I recommend the Roadmaster base plates # 523168-1. If you have an Eco model with active air shutter system, go with # 523170-1. And for an RS model the only option is # BX1698. For either of the Roadmaster base plates I recommend the Falcon 2 tow bar # RM-520. If you need the Blue Ox base plates then go with the Avail tow bar # BX7420. For...
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